RiNo Hunting

The design lover’s guide to Denver’s River North neighborhood. 

June 2014

—Photo by Aaron Colussi

There are many reasons to visit River North (aka RiNo), a rapidly transforming neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown. But our latest excuse is that low rents for gritty, charming spaces have attracted working artists and furniture outlets, making RiNo an enticing design destination—the perfect place to track down Tolix chairs for your bistro table or to watch a sculptor in an outdoor studio. Our favorite spots aren’t walkable, but parking is a breeze. Better yet, grab your bike and go on a shopping safari. 

Studio Como

Brad Fentress opened Studio Como on Walnut Street nearly seven years ago, which makes him (we think) a de-facto patriarch of the RiNo neighborhood. His stunning home showroom continues to deliver the best in modern design. We’re talking burnt orange Linge Roset sofas, sparkling Bocci pendants, and sleek Varenna cabinets. The collection is always relevant, thanks to Fentress’ yearly pilgrimages to global design centers such as Milan and Cologne, Germany, to sniff out what’s next.

2590 Walnut St., Denver, 303-296-1495, studiocomo.com