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 industrial aesthetic is a perfect combination of sleek and rugged—and, as evidenced by midmorning crowds, sets just the right stage for coffee dates and business meetings alike.
“I’d call the style ‘refined industrial,’?” says co-owner Doug Naiman, who, along with his wife and co-owner, Saadia, oversaw (and executed) much of the design work with help from David Grooms of Vega Architecture. A massive marble-and-wood topped bar anchors the space, lit from above by filament light bulbs. “We wanted the coffee to be center stage,” Doug says of the handsome combination. Reclaimed red oak and gray encaustic tiles create a soft counterpoint to the iron details throughout.
Get this rustic-meets-chic look at home with key pieces we love (below). Crafting the perfect cup of joe? That part’s up to you.
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Lighting Edison Marconi Bulb, $17, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Tile Newcastle Antique Tile, $6.90 per tile, Cement Tile Shop
Seating Patterson 30” Steel Backless Barstool in Black, $179 (set of 2), Cymax
—Inset images courtesy of Schoolhouse Electric, Cement Tile Shop, and Cymax