—Photo by Emily Minton Redfield
Between long workdays and globe-trotting excursions, the owner of this Denver condo needed a place to recharge, and her dimly lit environs just didn’t work. Her three-bedroom, 1,400-square-foot condo in the Belvedere Tower, a 17-story high-rise in the Golden Triangle, was clad in dark finishes and...
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).
Designer Nadia Watts enlisted Denver-based Madison Street Cabinet Makers to craft the two-tiered coffee table, which is flanked by a pair of custom sofas in Zoffany fabric. Watts re-covered the owners’ armchairs in sturdy (and kid-friendly) Perennials fabric to complete the look.
—Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
—Styling by Erica McNeish
Designer Nadia Watts walks us through how she remade this dated home—and struck the perfect balance between tailored good looks and casual elegance.
Above left: A large painting by Arizona artist Joanne Kerrihard lends a contemporary vibe to the foyer. The owners found the rug on their...
Designer Megan Moore filled the space under the stairs with custom-made cabinets that set off a triangle theme throughout the rest of this Five Points home. A closet door covered in chalk paint lets the owners' seven-year-old daughter, Malena, channel her inner Michelangelo.
—Photography by David Lauer
When Jeff and Monica Lubbert found the solution to the problem of their too-small Jefferson Park condo in a 2,100-square-foot modern home in Five Points, the couple’s biggest concern wasn’t what was going on inside the house (shoddy finishes and a cold aesthetic). It was what was happening outside...
—Photography by Terry Ratzlaff
Etched into one of our most hallowed founding documents, the pursuit of happiness has always been a sacred American right. But almost 240 years into this experiment in equality, freedom, and justice for all, our personal quest for fulfillment has often devolved into a culture of “me” that can be...
—Photo by Jeff Nelson
As winter, the holidays, and ski season loom, your weekends start to fill with mountains, travel…and agonizing hours in I-70 traffic. You need—no, deserve—a way to untie those weekend-warrioring (and workday) knots. Luckily, the vast number of relaxing spas near Denver means this is one activity...
2022 East Colfax Avenue; Denver band Tyto Alba performs at the Lion’s Lair in front of a boozy Tuesday night crowd. —Photos by Benjamin Rasmussen
The infamous thoroughfare that served as one of Denver's main arteries before the Interstate Highway System was born has evolved over time, reshaping itself as the city has changed around it. As one section of this 26-mile stretch of asphalt bleeds into the next, the road's multiple personalities...