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Julie Dugdale

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5280 for Kids

We talked with a video game inventor, researched exploding whipped cream, and interviewed local fifth-graders about their dreams and concerns to create this story exclusively for Denver's next generation.

Natural Beauty

Give your home a surprising (and ultra-green) refresh with cork wall tiles from Boulder’s Sustainable Materials.

Profile: Tryba Architects

Now that they've finished the design for Boulder's new Google campus, we sat down with the principals of this prolific Denver firm to talk architecture in the Mile High City over the last quarter century.

Five Tile Trends to Try Now

Kirsten Schmidt of Denver's Decorative Materials picks her favorite tiles of the moment.

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Four Bathrooms We Love

It's time to make the bathroom the best room in your house. These Front Range showstoppers are all the inspiration you'll need.

Picture Perfect

When nationally celebrated design firm Studio McGee's dreamy remodel of this Denver Tudor achieved Instagram mega-fame, we had to get a look inside for ourselves. Homeowner and local florist Ashley Swapp gives us a tour.

Three Home Offices We Love

Three offices, three designers, three totally different looks. Which one do you love?

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Good Natured

An ultra-efficient house with knockout design elements, too? This Boulder home proves it’s possible.

Second Act

A thoughtful and detailed restoration brings this Arapahoe Acres home back to its midcentury-modern roots.

Be Our Guest

Deck out your summer entertaining with the perfect heirloom-quality table.

A Modern-Inspired Boulder Home

The newly built house showcases sleek materials, innovative design touches, and Flatiron views for days.

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Life Hack: Get a Shed

With help from Boulder's Studio Shed, design a backyard structure to get away from it all.

Color Correcting

Rich jewel tones and eclectic treasures invigorate this once-neglected, chateau-style Hilltop home—proving, once again, the boundless power of paint and playfulness.

Material World

A combination of stone, wood, and metal creates a serene, neutral palette in this modern Cherry Hills home.

Renovation: The Master Suite Edition

How a Denver designer transformed this Castle Pines master bedroom and bath into a cozy retreat—fireside reading nook included!

Top Denver Design 2016

Take a look inside the 14 oh-so-beautiful winners of 5280 Home's first Top Denver Design contest.

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Artist Watch: Stella Maria Baer

By reconnecting with her roots, the Denver artist brings the spirit of the Southwest to her celestial paintings.

The Sky’s The Limit

A historic Tudor (complete with an observatory) gets a head-to-toe makeover, sans pro designer—and the results might inspire you to be your own design star.

An Envy-Inducing Alpine Bunk Room

The bunk beds Boulder architect Dale Hubbard designed for a client in Australia take sleepovers to a whole new level.

The Ultimate Mudroom

A cluttered suburban laundry room gets a makeover—cubbies and dog-wash station included.

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