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Peaceful Forest wallpaper in green. Photo courtesy of Lana Effron

3 Things for Design Lovers to Look Forward to This Spring

A highly-anticipated book release, whimsical hand-painted wallpaper, and a surrealist art exhibition.

Collaboration: Lana’s Shop wallpaper at Anthropologie

Since 2012, Denver illustrator Lana Effron has created one-of-a-kind greeting cards, gift wrap, and paper products through her online company, Lana’s Shop. While she was pregnant with her first child in 2018, Effron started dreaming up a hand-painted wallpaper for the baby’s nursery. Now, it and other charming wallpaper designs inspired by flora and fauna found in Colorado are available to the public as an Anthropologie online exclusive. $195 per double roll, anthropologie.com, lanasshop.com.

Book Release: Design The Home You Love by the founders of Havenly

This May, Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed—the sisters behind Denver–based online interior design service Havenly—release their first book, Design The Home You Love: Practical Styling Advice To Make The Most Of Your Space. The guidebook offers step-by-step advice for identifying your personal aesthetic and achieving your design goals on a budget. Available starting May 4 at bookstores all over Colorado, havenly.com.

Exhibition: Salvador Dalí: Gardens Of The Mind

View two rarely seen series of prints, FlorDalí and Surrealist Flowers, by the famed Spanish artist at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Freyer-Newman Center—a new cultural and educational center that houses an auditorium, four art galleries, and a new library. On loan from the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, this exhibition of nearly 40 colorful lithographs juxtaposes images of flowers, plants, and fruit with seemingly incongruent elements. April 10–August 22, Freyer-Newman Center, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., botanicgardens.org.

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