Meet Cherie Storm | Interior Designer for Sopris Lodge at Carbondale

Meet Cherie Storm, Interior Designer for Sopris Lodge at Carbondale

April 1, 2021


Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is situated on the western edge of downtown Carbondale, near the True Nature Healing Arts Center and the Rio Grande Trail, offering residents a comfortable respite in a quaint Rocky Mountain town. The interior design will incorporate some of this mountain, relaxed vibe.

While the architecture for the campus was handled by Z-Group Architects of Aspen, interior design touches were managed by Cherie Storm, owner/principal of Storm Designs, also from Aspen. The interior design concept for Sopris Lodge emulates a homey, residential-style of design that diverges from traditional hunting lodge décor. It’s a contemporary aesthetic featuring warm interiors and touches of wood, leather finishes, and hair on hide with natural light and sweeping views.

Cherie specializes in high-end residential and commercial design, and she worked closely with the Z-Group on creating a comfortable, classy, and appropriate design for Carbondale.

For the independent and assisted living interiors, the design includes a camel, brown, blue, and cream color scheme with rustic touches to make the space both intimate and inviting for residents and visitors. Inspired by the local landscape, the design also includes the rural charm of mountain living with natural elements, fabrics, and materials.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Rendering_Independent Living Building
Rendering of Sopris Lodge at Carbondale’s Independent Living Building

The furniture in the independent living foyer and lounge is leather, with hair on hide, fur, and sheepskin details used for the pillows. Other features include a wood treatment in the bistro, metal detailing, light fixtures that resemble quaking aspen leaves, abstract artwork, and a cozy hearth room with an oversize double-sided fireplace.

The Sopris Lodge memory care neighborhood includes wider hallways designed to mimic city streets, lined with movie memorabilia and vintage ski posters.

To highlight what Sopris Lodge offers future residents, the community has staged three model apartments, one for each lifestyle option – independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

We invite you to learn more about our community at our Welcome Center. Located at 265 Main Street in Carbondale, the Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on evenings and weekends by appointment.