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Rugged Good Looks


Industrial style meets natural beauty inside the Corner House.

One visit to the new Corner House restaurant will inspire the DIYer in you to redecorate your dining room. The interiors at the intimate, 1,200-square-foot Jefferson Park bistro blend natural woods (beetle-kill pine) and dark metal (repurposed pipe), to create a mountain-modern-meets-industrial design theme that feels right at home in Denver. The restaurant was designed by David Schaich of Shike Design and Corner House partner Scott Kinsey with help from Aspen-based Bldg Seed Architects, and it relies on a simple concept: rustic warmth. Here, we take a tour.

The Corner House, 2240 Clay St., 720-287-1895,


Furniture: Made of hickory and steel, the tables, chairs, and stools were designed by Schaich and Kinsey.

Fun Fact: Some of the barstools came from the original Gaetano’s restaurant—where Corner House chef and partner Matt Selby ate as a kid growing up in Denver.

Lighting: Schaich and Kinsey found and bought the mason-jar chandelier on Etsy, the popular handmade-goods website. For continuity, many of the restaurant’s cocktails are also served in mason jars.

Walls: The walls are covered in beetle-kill pine and cedar fencing (reclaimed from the neighborhood). A photo of aspen trees was blown up to fill the south wall of the restaurant.



Start here to add rugged warmth to your own home.
Exeter 5-Jar Pendant with galvanized canopy, $149, Pottery Barn,
Vintage Bar Stool, $198 (short) and $229 (tall), Vivaterra,
The Woods wallpaper, $178 per roll, Cole & Son,

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