The halls are decked, everyone’s feeling festive, and you have every reason to open your doors to guests and pop a cork or two. But all the shopping, gift-wrapping, and cookie-baking create a time crunch that can be anything but merry. This year, we’re gifting you with our five favorite time- and...
December 21 2015, 11:40 AM
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: PEARL STREET IN BOULDER
Boulder’s Pearl Street is likely as old as the city itself, rumored to be named for the wife of one of the town’s founders in the mid-19th century. It was the center of the city even then—a spot where gold miners could make a straight shot to the hills....
December 17 2015, 10:00 AM
Who knew that crafting with trash would be so inspired? —All photos by Sarah Boyum
Teresa Castaneda has been dumpster diving for nearly four decades, ever since her grandfather encouraged her to forage for scraps on their regular runs to the garbage dump. This, along with a year of homelessness when she was 19, cultivated the Denver artist’s fascination with turning junk into art...
December 14 2015, 2:30 PM
This could be you.
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
When it comes to holiday decorating season, interiors provide all the fun. The whole family goes hunting for a tree (and grabs cups of hot cocoa on the drive home), and the smell of freshly baked cookies fills the house while tunes like "Frosty the Snowman" play in the background and the kids take...
December 9 2015, 11:00 AM
—Image courtesy of Plant Inspiration
From hostess gifts to choices for your family and friends, you can't go wrong with these home decor ideas.
(Find the perfect present for everyone your list in 5280's gift guide)
Plant Inspiration's Wall to Table Planters
$24.95–$36.95, pictured above
You may have spied Boulderite...
December 3 2015, 9:10 AM
Take notes from Emily Griffith Technical College's floral design program to create your own centerpiece.
The countdown to Thanksgiving dinner has officially begun. And for most of us, that means hitting several different grocery stores to track down everything from turkey and sweet potatoes to green beans and pie filling. This year, try to save a little room in your cart. Of course, the turkey always...
November 24 2015, 10:00 AM
Denver's housing crunch is turning friends into roomies. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
If you're a fan of shows like Friends or New Girl, life with roommates might look like a roller coaster of laughter, romance, and camaraderie. Rarely, though, do we consider the economic conditions—the tight housing markets in New York and Los Angeles, respectively—that brought those...
November 18 2015, 12:15 PM
In a true labor of love, Ross Paller and his father built this Englewood home, which sold for $528,000, from the ground up.
—Photos courtesy of Obeo/Ross Paller Real Estate Investments
Ross Paller was no stranger to real estate; he began buying rental properties as soon as he was approved for his first mortgage at 21 years old. But when it came to his first Denver development project, Ross says he was shortchanged by his general contractor.
“After I was taken advantage of, I...
November 17 2015, 2:35 PM