What is Colorado style? Surely not the antler-heavy, Lincoln-log and wagon-wheel clichés they use up at the mountain resorts. True Colorado style is more complex. Its influences a nod to our past (the bungalows, mining shacks, cowboys), and its innovation a nod to our urban sensibilities—a style we at 5280 refer to as rustic contemporary. And what better way to illustrate this than through products made right here in Colorado? From a forged-steel and saddle-leather chair to an alpaca-fleece throw pillow, we found 26 incredible designs for your home, all made by Colorado artisans. Plus, we introduce you to three interior designers defining what's "next" in Mile-High style.
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After founding Milkweed furniture, David Larabee partnered with friend Dexter Thornton to debut DoubleButter in November of last year. The Sheep credenza ($3,800 at P Design Gallery, 720-259-2516; www.doublebutter.com) epitomizes the modern shapes, clean angles, and durable, sustainable materials of this line.