Annie Huston owns Birdsall & Co. with her husband, Scott. (All photos: Kiran Herbert)
Neighborhood: Platt Park (on South Broadway's Antique Row)
Go for: All sorts of fun pieces geared toward outdoor living (think Fornetto pizza ovens and cast stone fountains), although you’ll likely walk away with a few decorative items for inside your home as well. From gardening tools and...
July 20 2015, 11:15 AM
—Photography by Rebecca Stumpf
HW Home (pictured above) > A Colorado favorite, this outpost caters to its suburban clientele with larger-scale furnishings fit for growing families and fresh accessories to make any room look polished. The Landmark location benefits from high ceilings and lots of sunlight, perfect for...
Simplified Bedding's integrated system uses a hidden zipper to attach a special flat sheet to the duvet cover. —Courtesy of Simplified Bedding
It turns out your mother was right; making the bed does help you sleep better. According to a poll from the National Sleep Foundation, respondents who made their beds daily were 19 percent more likely to get a good night’s rest. Thankfully, a Boulder entrepreneur has made the task even easier....
February 9 2015, 12:30 PM
—Courtesy of the Colorado Garden Foundation
Even if you've been going to the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show for all 55 years of its existence, the exhibit hall's 400,000 square feet—around 650 exhibitors, 10 display gardens with 15,000 flowers and 2,000 truckloads of mulch, more than 100 extravagantly decorated cakes, and 50-plus...
February 6 2015, 3:00 PM
Where: Larimer Square, Downtown Denver
Go For: Expert interior designers ready to create a plan for you and your space, or just to peruse showrooms filled with home accessories, furnishings, and art.
5280 Pick: This urban-whimsical decorative plate (pictured right)—can you...
September 4 2014, 9:50 AM
Where: Denver Pavilions, Downtown
Go For: Quirky home decor from clocks to cabinets, unique gifts like Colorado 14er-opoly, and oh-so-Colorado buttons, T-shirts, and maps.
5280 Pick: Bike chain hooks (pictured, right) are made by Denver's CSWerxs from discarded chains...
July 7 2014, 1:00 PM
—Image courtesy of Stephanie Friday
From the futuristic vibe of Snooze to the stripped-down appeal of Ace Eat Serve, Denver’s hippest eateries boast atmospheres as varied as their entrées. Yet these and nearly a dozen other Front Range favorites have one thing in common: Melissa Friday.
Once a successful, well-compensated chef in...
Kim and Dustin Nyhus were about to sign a lease for a space on Broadway when Kim went to visit one last potential home for the couple’s three-year-old business, DENY Designs. “Dustin had kind of given up,” says Kim. “I think we looked at every available building in Denver. But I wanted to go...
June 9 2014, 2:00 PM