This light-filled Aspen living room features steel-clad built-ins (left) that hide a TV.
—Raul J. Garcia
When it comes to designing homes in the mountains, the best architects know not to get in the way of the view. Walk through the front door of this striking modern house in Aspen, for example, and you’re immediately presented with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a stunning meadow ringed with...
—Illustration by Phil Marden
It’s virtually impossible to turn a century-old brick bungalow into a LEED-certified, net-zero house—without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, anyway—but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few smart updates to vastly improve your home’s sustainability factor (and save some cash). We...
—Illustration by James Steinberg
Not too long ago, most U.S. attorneys were jacks-of-all-trades: One lawyer could write the contracts for your business, handle your estate, and defend you against criminal charges. That’s no longer the case. The law has been split into dozens of categories—ranging from criminal law to bankruptcy to...
A project by contemporary architect Scott Lindenau's firm, Studio B, in Aspen
—Photo courtesy of Scott Lindenau
Scott Lindenau didn’t take a traditional career path to starting his Aspen-based architecture firm, Studio B, in 1991: He considered medical school, worked as a ski instructor, and traveled the world before finally deciding to study architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. But he caught...
A Rocky Mountain Table Company table with Comet legs and a beetle-kill pine round top
—Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Table Company
Overwhelmed by the endless choices that come with designing a piece from scratch? Rocky Mountain Table Company, a nationwide online venture based in Denver, empowers you to mix and match predetermined options to create the perfect table for your home. The website’s easy-to-use interface shows you...
—Illustration by Pietari Posti
1. Pinpoint your style.
Rip out pages from home magazines and browse design sites such as Houzz and Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. What catches your eye? “It doesn’t even have to be furniture—it could just be something you like the lines of, or the color,” says Ryan Dirksen, owner of Where...
—Courtesy of Raul Garcia
Delineating spaces—without making rooms feel closed in—was the goal for architect E.J. Meade of Arch11 when he set out to design a townhome in Boulder. Inspired by traditional Japanese screens, he sketched an open staircase with a wooden lattice—only to have his client ask if there were a way he...