—Illustration by Jon Contino
It starts early...the craving for approval, the need to show others we are smart, on trend, of means. One might even call this desire for status, or cachet, inherently human: In elementary school, kids compare video game consoles, which are ranked hierarchically based on any number of variables. (...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin
Go Big With Art: The vaulted ceilings and stately fireplace meet their match in a large-scale painting by Colorado artist Amy Metier (from the William Havu Gallery). A smaller work would feel too diminutive in the lofty space.
Create Outdoor Conversation Areas: You don’t need an expansive patio to be able to enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Here, a simple arrangement of patio furniture (from now-shuttered Smith & Hawken) lets the homeowners and guests enjoy the sounds of Gore Creek.
Jim and Laura Marx are pros at...
—Photography by David Lauer
By placing the larger addition at the back of the original house, architect Dale Hubbard of Surround Architecture maintained the home’s profile from the street. Wyoming snow-fence siding and large sliding glass doors by Sierra Pacific give the home a modern vibe and a strong connection to the outdoors.
Vintage European factory lights hang between the lofty scissor trusses on the ceiling and the expansive island countertop (made from reclaimed floor joists by local Boulder craftsman Jake Kirkpatrick). The counter-height chairs are from Restoration Hardware; the yellow stool is from Target....
—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 Aaron Colussi
Rejoice, all ye beer drinkers, for thy cups overfloweth! Nearly 30 breweries have opened in Denver since February 2013, the last time we comprehensively covered the Mile High City beer scene. Here, we highlight 10 of our favorites—and take a look at local beer trends, seven beer-cations, and the...
—Photo by Matt Nager
For most of us, flying commercial is inevitable—which, in the post-9/11 era, often means sacrificing our time, dignity, and sanity. But here’s the thing: We’re partly to blame. Nearly 15 years after flying changed forever, we still haven’t fully adapted. Fortunately for Coloradans, Denver...
—Photography by Matt Slaby
Two days after an abandoned mine blew in Colorado this past summer, Joe Ben Jr. was working a backhoe northwest of Shiprock, the Navajo Nation’s second most populous city, in New Mexico. On most days, what happened outside the reservation was of little consequence on the sprawling “Naabeehó...