Where does urbane east coast decorating end and western gusto begin? For Palmer Weiss, who recently designed a Montana ski condo for a young family, there’s no need to follow geographic formulas exactly. You can import elements of both and mix them with aplomb. Forgive her, Rudyard Kipling, but the twain can meet and even have fun together.
She should know. After all, Weiss grew up in Charleston, South Carolina; spent her summers in the neighboring mountains of North Carolina; and later wound up in San Francisco. Her clients, too, live in the Bay Area by way of the East Coast. And their customized condo at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, is part of a fabled enclave that fans across 15,200 acres of rippling Rocky Mountain scenery—all of it so private that a family can ski on powdery slopes or hike alpine trails all day without