“In most cases form follows function but when you are dealing with a piece of architecture that makes such a strong, commanding statement, function definitely takes a back seat,” shares Laurel about this two-story, 3,200 square foot Vail home, a carefully detailed mix of concrete, glass and wood elements. “To make it work everything has to be well coordinated with the architecture.” In the living room the metal chairs are mixed with a comfortable sofa and armchair. The assorted pieces are grouped along the massive concrete fireplace wall to offset the size of the room. The contemporary selections also complement the railings in the stair hall and trussing. In the master bedroom the architecture and view make such strong statements it made sense to go minimal with furnishings that include a platform bed topped with Italian linens, a painting by minimalist artist Charles Thomas O’Neil’s, and two chairs. The cowhide rug adds interest and warmth.