Modern Glamour

Elegant taste, feminine colors, and just a touch of sparkle: How a city girl got her dream home in Denver.

March 2014

Mix It Up
Contrasting patterns, such as stripes, chinoiserie, and damask, can coexist in the same room for a put-together look if executed correctly. “Go for a varying scale so the prints work together,” says Zibell. “Or if there’s a common color thread between the fabrics, that allows you to combine them.”


Be Innovative
Pebble flooring  covers the entire bathroom floor—an easy way to create a soothing, spa-like atmosphere.


Get Friendly
Add personal touches that work within your scheme—like the classic black-and-white photos of Kaye’s family and pooch, Boone—to soften a room and add subtle charm.


Make A Statement
Don’t be afraid to go all out with a bold hue—in the appropriate space. The hot pink cushions on Kaye’s patio furniture (from Cost Plus World Market) could have overwhelmed an inside room, yet the color balances and energizes the otherwise neutral balcony in the open air. “This is my place,” Kaye says, “and I can have pink furniture if I want to.”

—Photography by Kimberly Gavin