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Christine DeOrio

Christine DeOrio is 5280 Home’s senior editor, a role that encompasses planning and editing content and writing for all sections of the magazine. A Cleveland native, DeOrio moved to Colorado in 1999 to enjoy less frizzy hair and to earn a degree in journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. After working for a variety of lifestyle and financial-industry magazines, she settled at Mountain Living, where she served as editor-in-chief for eight years. Now, she balances work—including freelance writing, editing, and copyediting—with motherhood and near-daily adventures in baking.

Articles By Christine DeOrio

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Tour the Winning Spaces From Our 2023 Top Denver Home Design Contest

From muted and minimalist to dramatically daring, these living spaces represent the pinnacle of residential design in Denver and beyond. Step inside for brilliant inspiration for your own domain.

Pink board room & bar/lounge area

Peek Inside Shinesty, the Coolest (and Most Colorful) Office In Denver

Shinesty’s Highland headquarters resemble the spaces one might encounter while attending a groovy 1970s house party.

How Pops Of Color And Ample Curves Made A Classic Hilltop Home Into A Stunner

Color and curves give a lively twist to a Denver home’s classic design details.

Emerging Artist Serra Kizar’s Ceramic Vessels Resemble Archaic Artifacts

Drawing from ancient traditions and techniques, the Boulder-based maker creates perfectly imperfect home goods from clay.

An Aspen Home Built to Embody European Elegance

Designer J. Randall Powers achieves all the warmth and romance of a classic Belgian farmhouse in Aspen’s West End.

A 30-Foot-Wide Window Wall Opens This Boulder County Home to Flatirons Views

Strategic tweaks made to a Boulder County home allow a young family to fully embrace their mountain views—and their newfound modern style.

A House Fire Caused by Lightning Strike Was a Blessing in Disguise for This Boulder Renovation

“The fire was the best thing that could have happened,” says the interior designer and homeowner.

Meet Denver’s Renovation Rescuer and HGTV Personality Rico León

The star of the hit show “Rico to the Rescue,” which helps Denver-area homeowners salvage renovations gone awry, talks project pitfalls, tips for finding the right contractor, and his upcoming appearance at the Denver Home Show.

Must-See Art Shows for Denver Design Lovers This February

Don’t miss these exhibitions of works by Colorado artists past and present.

Before & After: “A Funny House With Really Good Bones” Reimagined to Frame Stunning Mountain Views

Overlooking the Continental Divide, this Boulder home now captures the beauty and serenity of its spectacular surroundings.

Tour the Cherry Creek North Landmark Residence Priced at $15 Million

The historic property—reimagined for modern living—shows off period details, contemporary finishes, and one-of-a-kind amenities in equal measure.

Fenway Clayworks’ Tennyson Street Pop-Up Is the Perfect Source for Unique (Last-Minute) Holiday Gifts

Skip the shipping fees and treat those on your nice list to local ceramicist Sean VanderVliet’s midcentury modern–style homewares this year.

A multicolored rug from the Rugged Beauty show in Denver.

Don’t Miss This Local Exhibition of Antique Carpets from Western Asia

A new Denver Art Museum show shines a light on the art and craft of a beloved domestic textile.

Tour the Most Expensive Home Ever to Hit the Denver Real Estate Market

Known for bringing ultra-luxe listings to real estate markets around the world, the Agency recently debuted a Denver office—and a one-of-a-kind Cherry Hills Village property with a record-breaking price.

Expert Tips for Making the Most of Your Property’s Curb Strip

Here’s how to transform that sad little patch of grass between the sidewalk and street into a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant source of serious curb appeal.

a bright dining room decorated with turquoise, plum, and geometric patterns.

A Mural by Prolific Denver Street Artists Inspired This Daring Dining Room

Step inside the LoHi space decked out in turquoise, plum, and geometric patterns.

This Vail Home Is Black, White, and Cozy All Over

Warm woods, plush sheepskins, and vintage rugs add a softness to the stark color palette.

This New Cherry Creek North Furniture Showroom Puts Every Shopper in the Designer’s Seat

Interior Define’s stylish new Denver Define Studio lets homeowners see and feel every component of their custom furniture creations before they buy.

Inside Veteran Kitchen Designer Mikal Otten’s Tastefully Tailored Greenwood Village Home

With the help of designer Beth Armijo, the renovation merges old with new, soft with sleek, and elegance with ease.

Firestone’s Police Station Looks Nothing Like What You’d Expect

The eye-catching municipal space embodies strength and a sense of refuge.

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