—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...
—Courtesy of Christine Dirkschneider Ballard
Don’t kick that old love seat to the curb just yet; we’ve found someone who can make your castoffs cool again. Jeanne Connolly—self-proclaimed creative hoarder and founder of Denver furniture-design company (and DIY blog) Vintage Renewal—creates “usable art for the home” by reviving neglected...
—Courtesy of Alison Vagnini
Shell out for handcrafted heirloom furniture, or snap up trendy, mass-produced pieces? That used to be the question—before former race car designer Scott Bennett, founder of Denver furniture-design firm Housefish, saw a solution: Pair digital fabrication with hand-finishing for pieces that are...