One visit to the new Corner House restaurant will inspire the DIYer in you to redecorate your dining room. The interiors at the intimate, 1,200-square-foot Jefferson Park bistro blend natural woods (beetle-kill pine) and dark metal (repurposed pipe), to create a mountain-modern-meets-industrial design theme that feels right at home in Denver. The restaurant was designed by David Schaich of Shike Design and Corner House partner Scott Kinsey with help from Aspen-based Bldg Seed Architects, and it relies on a simple concept: rustic warmth. Here, we take a tour.

The Corner House, 2240 Clay St., 720-287-1895,


Furniture: Made of hickory and steel, the tables, chairs, and stools were designed by Schaich and Kinsey.

Fun Fact: Some of the barstools came from the original Gaetano’s restaurant—where Corner House chef and partner Matt Selby ate as a kid growing up in Denver.

Lighting: Schaich and Kinsey found and bought the mason-jar chandelier on Etsy, the popular handmade-goods website. For continuity, many of the restaurant’s cocktails are also served in mason jars.

Walls: The walls are covered in beetle-kill pine and cedar fencing (reclaimed from the neighborhood). A photo of aspen trees was blown up to fill the south wall of the restaurant.



Start here to add rugged warmth to your own home.
Exeter 5-Jar Pendant with galvanized canopy, $149, Pottery Barn,
Vintage Bar Stool, $198 (short) and $229 (tall), Vivaterra,
The Woods wallpaper, $178 per roll, Cole & Son,