When Julianne Phillips and Marc Gurvitz escape Los Angeles’s sprawl for their getaway high on a peak above Park City, Utah, they take along more than just hiking gear, skis, and Marc’s 11-year-old son, Jackson—they take their style, too. Theirs is a breezy, welcoming and oh-so-casual world that glides oceanside to mountainside as effortlessly as a slope-style snowboarder, thanks to designer Trip Haenisch.
Haenisch has a long history of working with Marc, who is a manager and producer with high-profile clients like Bill Maher and Jim Belushi. The designer created homes for Marc even before he and Julianne became a couple nine years ago, so he knew Marc’s taste in modern art and furnishings and how he liked to live. What actress Julianne appreciates is Haenisch’s effort to blend her style into the mix. “Trip wanted a real collaboration,” she says. “He was always asking for my input, and he’s sensitive to the male-female dynamic. He wanted to be sure I wasn’t railroaded by a male point of view.”
What came out of the trio’s combined perspectives is a place that’s mountain cabin in name only. Here, rustic touches like the twig chandelier in the foyer, an antler-legged footstool in the living room, and birch-bark beds in the bunk room are placed against a sophisticated backdrop of modern furnishings, avant-garde art, and energetic color.
A vibrant painted chest draws the eye to the forever landscape outside tall windows.
Photography: Michael Garland
Produced by Jenny Bradley
Interior design: Trip Haenisch, Trip Haenisch & Associates, 658 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048-2110; 323/651-4445, triphaenisch.com.