—Photo by Kimberly Gavin, styling by Natalie Warady
When Boulder-based architectural designer Lesley DeFrees was growing up, she loved going to her best friend’s house for mostly one reason: the craft room. “It was like going into a candy store,” she says, “but instead of sweets, it was markers, tape, stickers, colored paper, paint, ribbon...
Designer Deidre Oliver tapped Wheat Ridge–based Colorado Space Solutions to create custom wood cabinets. —Photo by S. Brenner
Two school-age boys, three gallivanting dogs, and lots of outdoor space in Broomfield mean one thing: copious amounts of dirt. And, well, a ton of stuff. Enter Deidre Oliver of Niwot-based Oliver Designs, who created this refreshing and stylish take on a mudroom to keep everybody’s...
—Photography by David Lauer; Styling by Liz Finkelstein
This forest-themed playroom is the collaborative effort of interior designer Liz Finkelstein, woodworker Michael Auldridge, and the homeowners, who wanted a creative place that would entertain their four-year-old daughter. The original idea was to build a custom treehouse, Finkelstein says,...
Backyard Bonuses: The pool pavilion includes a sleek changing room with a natural textured-stone shower complete with a skylight.
—Photography by Raul J. Garcia
Stumbling upon a Burnham Hoyt house is like scoring a parking spot at Wash Park on a summer Saturday.
Hoyt is the architect who designed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Public Library’s Central Library, Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, and a slew of other civic and residential treasures in Denver...
—Photo by David Patterson
An expansive front porch is an essential element of any farmhouse—which is why architect Todd Remington made the veranda a prominent feature of this home, built in 2013 and inspired by the owner’s love of horses and dressage. Interior designer Lane Oliver helped choose the porch’s Reed Bros....
Chef Troy Guard and his family in their Stapleton kitchen. —Photo by Aaron Colussi
Denver chef and restaurateur Troy Guard has a lot on his proverbial plate. He already juggles a hefty list of Denver hot spots, including TAG, Guard and Grace, Sugarmill, and multiple locations of TAG Burger Bar and Bubu. As if that’s not enough, he’s got four more eateries on his docket this year—...
Melissa Maya Pottery's porcelain planters
—Photos by Aaron Colussi
Maya Rumsey’s handmade porcelain planters are imperfect—and that’s just the way she likes them. In fact, her entire collection of bowls, plates, mugs, vases, and tumblers strikes a balance between modern, geometrically inspired design and charming DIY appeal.
“I’ve always gravitated toward clean...
—Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
A green Arne Jacobsen Egg chair and blue and white Mykonos Collection beaded throw pillows lend pops of color to the living room; unexpected accessories (see the Jonathan Adler Menagerie ceramic camel) add to the whimsy.
When Lynn Coit walked into the open house for this ’60s-era raised ranch in Lakewood’s Meadowlark neighborhood, she saw endless possibilities. Sure, the brown shag carpet, green linoleum floors, and brick exterior felt more like a commercial storefront than a welcoming family residence. But as the...