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Shinesty, the Denver-based apparel brand known for quirky undies and cheeky party wear, wants the world to take itself less seriously. Its CEO, Chris White, brought that same ethos to the company’s new Highland headquarters, an industrial space with 360-degree city views. Instead of drab cubicles and stuffy conference rooms, he wanted fun spaces for staff members and guests to gather, collaborate, and get inspired—and he wanted Abigail Plantier, founder of local design firm Maximalist, to dream them up. “I wanted to create a space that felt residential but with a fun twist that takes us back to when 1970s party mansions had their moment,” says Plantier, who worked with general contractor Chris Jenkins of X-Colo on the project. Here, she shares the fun design details that, with a little imagination, you could bring into your office, kitchen, or bar area—whether or not you’re an admirer of banana-print underwear.
Designed for work and (mostly) play, this meeting room and bar gives off serious Jet Age airport lounge vibes with its berry-hued Interface carpet and retro-style furnishings—including Corbett Lighting’s Theory chandelier, Article’s Makeva swivel chairs, and CB2’s Cupa leather seats. The walls are warmed by Behr’s Cinnamon Crunch paint color, the bar by Royal Liqueur. “When I pick a paint color, I always look at the name because I think it can be a sign that the color is the right fit,” Plantier says. A row of Tom Dixon pendants hangs over the conference table, and a Scott Young neon sign encouraging the staff to “Stay Weird” floats in front of the city view.
By painting the kitchen’s existing cabinetry yellow, Plantier gave the hardworking room a glow-up from the floor up. “We didn’t have the budget for a remodel, so paint was our friend,” says the designer, who further spiffed up the space by creating a metallic banana-print wallpaper to wrap the refrigerator wall. “We made it a feature,” she says, “as opposed to an eyesore.”
“You feel like you’re in a pool,” Plantier says of the office lobby, which is decked in watery blue hues and reflective materials. Iridescent side tables amplify the aqua-colored Interface carpet; the feature wall is illuminated by a custom neon sign by local artist Scott Young.