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...
—Photography by David Lauer
The walls on the left-hand side of the home are original brick (painted in Benjamin Moore Sidewalk Gray 2133-60); builder Morningstar Homes added pony walls (short, three-foot walls on top of the existing brick) to extend the height to the new roof. The smooth hard-trowel stucco on the porch, painted to match, is part of the addition.
Neighbors often wonder if this sleek North Boulder home could really be a carryover from the area’s midcentury days. In Boulder-based architect Renée del Gaudio’s book, that’s a compliment. Del Gaudio worked with the owners of the uninspiring 1,700-square-foot ranch to transform it into a sun-...
Credenza art: "Roofs" by Three of the Possessed
—Courtesy of Deny Designs
To cure those beige-room blues, we’re turning to Denver-based DENY Designs’ new eye-popping credenzas (from $999) for a guaranteed design spark. The pieces are part of a fresh line of furniture—which also includes side tables, storage cubes, coffee tables, and more—that DENY founders Kim and Dustin...
—Photo courtesy of iStock
There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling like the treatment or medication your doctor prescribed isn’t working. Maybe you’re getting all the side effects with none of the benefits, or maybe it’s the sixth therapy you’ve tried to no avail. Whatever the reason, you’re left wondering if there’s a...
—Photo courtesy of Jeff Wallingford
We’ve all been there—that miserable moment on the slopes when you have to yank off your toasty gloves, dig your phone or iPod from your pocket, and fumble through your playlist with frozen fingers. Happily, Gaugewear in Boulder has partnered with the University of Colorado’s College of Engineering...
Custom birchwood veneer covers the dining room walls. A set of midcentury chairs (by Denmark’s Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son) surround the custom zinc-topped table, while a Swedish wool flatweave rug by FJ Hakimian grounds the space.
—Photography by Ed Sarkozy
Above left: The entry’s antler chandelier provides just the right amount of mountain novelty—without overdoing the Western ski-house look—and contrasts nicely with the clean lines of the 19th-century Belgian Arts and Crafts table and 1940s sofa (by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen).