Shopping Bag: Randy Trainor

January 21, 2016

Randy Trainor

The best way to weather the New England winter? Hunker down in a cozy ski lodge. Interior designer Randy Trainor shares her secrets for creating a chic mountain home with rustic charm.

Upton Sofa

“I always love a Chesterfield-style sofa for a hint of sophistication without being too formal. The Upton Sofa from Hancock & Moore is especially inviting.” Baker Furniture, Boston Design Center, (617) 439-4876,

Upton Sofa

Custom Chandelier by Hammerton

“Ski-lodge staples such as soaring spaces, large beams, and massive chimneys call for equally large light fixtures. This custom chandelier is six feet wide, seven feet tall, and is built of steel.” Available through C. Randolph Trainor Interiors


Cowhide Rug

“Cowhides are a great look for a winter home.
The hides are durable, yet each has its own personality. What is really fun is a hide
that sports the brand of the herd owner.” Diseño, Boston,  (617) 423-2008,


Olympia Cabinet

“Oversized armoires were always a feature of guest rooms in European
ski chalets, as there were no closets. Armoires are a great way to add character, and more storage.” Formations, Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660,

olympia cabinet

Renaissance Candlesticks

“The wonderful patina on these hand-carved candlesticks makes them the perfect accessory for any winter retreat.” FDO Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 737-2800,


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