Millie, 13, catches up on some reading in the clean-lined living room, with matching side chairs from overstock.com and a sofa from Crate & Barrel. The space showcases a simple design trick: Place neutral furnishings against bold, saturated walls for an elegant look. —Photography by David Lauer
Every parent looks forward to A certain sweet spot when it comes to raising kids: Homeowner Jill Keogh describes this time as “no teens yet, and no toddlers anymore.” On the brink of these golden years, Jill and her husband, Brendan, came into their brand-new Broomfield home on a mission to...
—Photo by Rebecca Stumpf
Danielle Wallinger’s approach to creating expressive, functional spaces that make her clients feel at home is simple: Ask questions. Lots of them. At the start of any project, she seeks to uncover her clients’ favorite brands, their daily routines, the colors of their cars—all the details that...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin
Go Big With Art: The vaulted ceilings and stately fireplace meet their match in a large-scale painting by Colorado artist Amy Metier (from the William Havu Gallery). A smaller work would feel too diminutive in the lofty space.
Create Outdoor Conversation Areas: You don’t need an expansive patio to be able to enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Here, a simple arrangement of patio furniture (from now-shuttered Smith & Hawken) lets the homeowners and guests enjoy the sounds of Gore Creek.
Jim and Laura Marx are pros at...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin
The first step in any renovation project is looking at what is and envisioning what could be—and that’s more difficult in some cases than in others. Take Andrea and Scott Stapleford’s dilapidated garage: Where others might have been discouraged by crumbling brick walls, off-kilter doors, and a dirt...
A living room designed by Nadia Watts of Nadia Watts Interior Design
—Courtesy of Emily Minton Redfield
We get it. Picking out a paint color for the walls can be hard enough, so it’s no wonder the trim often gets overlooked. But coordinating wall and trim colors can really elevate your rooms’ style. Here, local designers share their trusted schemes for creating looks that range from classic to bold...
—Courtesy of Matt Cashore
While many design pros keep a close watch on style blogs and design trends, Geoffrey Keating unapologetically looks the other way. The Colorado Springs furniture-maker, a fifth-generation woodworker whose ancestors built churches throughout the rural Southwest, believes high-quality design isn’t...
—Serenity and style reign in this Vail home, designed by Ashley Campbell.
Comfortable, peaceful, inspired—that’s how Ashley Campbell wants you to feel when you step into a space she’s created. The designer, who opened her own (now-shuttered) retail shop in Cherry Creek North 10 years ago and now continues her work from her RiNo studio, is a master of the layered look. By...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin; Styling by Erica McNeish
Custom drapes made with Harlequin’s Eloni print and pillows by Wesley Hall perk up an otherwise quiet room, while Ethan Allen sofas and a bound-carpet rug create a neutral backdrop.
5280 Home: This whole house feels energetic and yet tranquil at the same time—especially the breakfast nook.
Beth Armijo: That arrangement is so interesting because it’s matchy…but not, thanks to an unexpected mix of pieces, even though the colors coordinate. The husband is really handy, so he...