Atmosphere

A Perfect Fit

Can’t find the right end table? Then have it made.

May 2011

Mass-produced furnishings can be a little, well, mass-produced: Who wants to walk into a friend’s house to see the exact same dining table that sits in their home? That’s why we’re thankful for Colorado’s do-it-yourself design crowd, which is bringing back the meticulous craftsmanship that was once common to home interiors. A handful of local artisans will create one-of-a-kind custom furniture for you, like a conversation-starting coffee table or a perfect bookshelf to fit your home office.

Here, three local favorites.

  1. David Rasmussen Design davidrasmussendesign.com Eye-popping colors meshed with alluring shapes and textures make Rasmussen’s modern designs a nice fit for a stylish loft or chic home office
  2. Marrs Woodworking marrswoodworking.com Artist and craftsman Trevor Marrs sculpts furniture that not only looks beautiful and functions perfectly, but also makes you think. Geometric shapes and exotic woods like bubinga fold together for unique wine racks and coffee tables..
  3. Cajun Moon Design cajunmoondesign.com Siblings Matthew and Shelley Simons’ down-to-earth artistic approach requires a little landfill digging to turn unwanted materials into French country–style woodworks that will brighten any dining nook.