—Courtesy of Jocelyn H. Chilvers
1. KNOW THE CODE > Though homeowners are required to maintain their hell strips by removing weeds (at the least), the narrow plots are actually city property. Before you start ripping up grass, call the Zoning and Planning Office in your county to see if there are any height or watering...
—Illustrations by Anje Jager
This dining room, designed by Mary Knape and Kelly Zibell of Knape & Zibell Interior Design for a home in Belcaro, is painted in Van Courtland Blue (by Benjamin Moore) and uses indoor/outdoor fabrics by Duralee.
—Photo by Kimberly Gavin
1. Get comfy
“In the past, a lot of people had these formal dining rooms that you’d just walk right by 360 days a year, but now people want something more functional,” says Jennifer DesJardin, owner of Motif Design Solutions. Add upholstered seating or even wingback chairs to make the space...
—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...
—Photograph by James Florio
From a 20-foot-tall steel screen with cutouts representing an aerial view of Denver to sweeping panoramas of Coors Field and the Rockies, it’s impossible to forget where you are inside Studio Como’s five-month-old RiNo showroom (designed by LIV Studio architecture and design firm). And although the...
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
Dawn Bitz is leading a camping revolution: Tattered folding chairs and lukewarm hot dogs, begone! The former corporate executive founded Grasshaven Outdoor—an outdoor gear store with a flair for the luxurious—after her daughter was born in 2012. “Our goal is to get the entire family into the...
—Photograph by David Lauer
Aviano Coffee, Denver’s much-lauded decade-old java shop, moved into its third Mile High City home a couple of years ago. And like many of us, as we upgrade from dorm room to rental apartment to dream house, Aviano has matured and mastered its signature style. The Detroit Street location’s...