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Editor at Large, 5280 Home

Hilary Masell Oswald

Editor at Large, 5280 Home

As the former editor for two of 5280‘s ancillary publications, Hilary Masell Oswald split her time between the vibrant design-and- architecture scene in the metro area for the quarterly 5280 Home and the always-changing field of health for the annual 5280 Health. In addition to contributing to 5280, she has written for national and regional publications including Consumer Reports Health, The Chicago Tribune, and Mountain Living. In 2012, Penguin Publishing released her full revision of Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives, which lauds the value of liberal arts education in the 21st century. Oswald holds a BA in English literature and composition, magna cum laude, from Davidson College and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Articles By Hilary Masell Oswald

Renovation Reality Check: 36 Honest Insights to Keep Your Goals and Budget in Check

Local industry experts keep us honest about the financial, emotional, and practical realities of reviving your home base.

How Boulder Creative Ted Bradley Found His Light

The ex-Google employee creates illuminated sculptures that are one-of-a-kind works of functional art.

How to Pick the Best Paint Colors for Every Space in Your Home

Local pros share their nuggets of design wisdom for using color to set the right mood in every room.

Design Destination: The Mystery & Magic of Three Saints Revival

The North Union Station restaurant riffs on the beauty of discovery—in far-flung locales and in your own subconscious.

Behind the Design of a Sleek Aspen Poolhouse

With postcard-worthy views and sharp silhouettes, this pool and pavilion are a dreamy counterpoint to their mountain environs.

No Yard? No Problem. This Louisville Home Still Offers Plenty of Outdoor Living Space

How do you marry a narrow city lot and a big desire for outdoor living? Architect Andy Johnson has some ideas.

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5 Tips for Limiting Waste Contribution During Your Next Home Renovation

Plus, how to dispose of old paint, mattresses, and lightbulbs responsibly.

Tour a Minimalist Home So Efficient, It Sends Energy Back to the Grid

Architect Renée del Gaudio creates a sustainable structure that celebrates simple living.

Looking to Reduce Your Home’s Impact on Our Planet? Start Here.

These simple swaps will get you on a greener path.

An Innovative UCHealth Clinic Is Helping COVID-19 Long Haulers

At the Post-COVID/ICU Recovery Clinic in Aurora, doctors from different disciplines work together to treat mysterious, lingering symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and elevated heart rate.

A Denver Office Space That Really Works It

A whole-office transformation by Duet Design Group delivers abundant inspiration ideas for any HQ, at-home or otherwise.

6 Spaces Taking Denver Design to the Next Level

From a cozy den to a whimsical dining room, these six dreamy rooms are raising the design bar in the Mile High City and surrounding areas.

Want to Attend the DCPA? Here Are the New COVID-19 Rules

On the eve of reopening, Denver’s premier theater venue issues guidelines for guests.

Crafting A Sanctuary in Cory-Merrill

A multiyear collaboration between a homeowner and designer Jodi Cook produces a Cory-Merrill home that celebrates tailored style and meaningful decor.

Meet the Artist: Kristen Abbott

How the Boulder-based creative finds beauty and meaning through her mixed-media works.

Peek Inside Artist Noelle Phares’ Inspiring New Lakewood Studio

The gorgeous, light-filled space just might stoke your creativity, too.

Julie Brayton on Timeless Style and Embracing Color in the Kitchen

With Brayton Interiors, the certified kitchen designer and interiors genius specializes in designing for each home’s distinctive architecture and personality.

Tour A Rockin’ Remodel in Golden

Two earth scientists and rockhounds call on Truss Interiors to rethink their Golden split-level.

5 Outdoor Design Trends Perfect for Colorado Living

Micheline Stone, owner of Denver’s outdoor decor mecca Creative Living, reveals the hottest new ways to spruce up your home’s open-air spaces.

Artist Will Day Has Something to Say—But Not With Words

The Boulder-based abstract painter uses giant canvases and spirited colors to explore themes of isolation and connection in this post-pandemic era.

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