—Illustrations by Dave Plunkert
—Portraits by Jeff Nelson
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The Chinese zodiac calendar designates 2015 as the Year of the Sheep, but we take issue with that characterization of timidity. We like to think of 2015 as the Year of the Hero. And not because...
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
For years, millions of Americans have considered coffee little more than a vehicle to deliver caffeine to the body, a morning jolt scooped from either a red can or a blue can. But there’s far more to coffee than caffeine. During the past decade, java has evolved from a universal stimulant to an...
—Photos by Matt Nager
After courtroom 201 shut down and the reporters left, after the questions had been asked of witnesses and the tears shed, George Brauchler would return to his home and attempt to make sense of what seemed to be a senseless situation. He’d kiss his wife. He’d eat dinner with his family. He’d read...
—Photo courtesy of Shutterstock; All other photography by Paul Miller
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—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...