Denver Life home+design Summer 2015

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Reinventing EcoFriendly Furniture

Digging into Urban The Season’s Hottest Gardening Décor Trends

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Urban Chic to Mountain Retreat

Peek Inside 4 Colorado Homes



Creating the Perfect Summer Sanctuary

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three’s company

Three Boulder homeowners enjoy 21st century communal living


from the inside out A local designer and builder team achieves indoor/outdoor harmony in this Frank Lloyd Wright style home


living memories

A Greenwood Village home is kept in the family‌with a few modern updates


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A designer provides a warm, inviting space for her extended family in her comfortable mountain retreat

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editor’s picks See the new ideas, hot topics and trends our editors are swooning over

ideas Tips for personalizing your home office, tending your garden and creating an outdoor oasis



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Get to know two professionals in the local architecture and design community

trends Discover this summer’s hottest trends

second home Luxury living in Santa Fe

details See what’s trending for this year’s lighting, tile and hardware


objects Discover fabulous furnishings and accessories that will have you living in your backyard


resources Get the contacts you need to achieve your design dreams REINVENTING ECOFRIENDLY FURNITURE


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COVER: A Denver Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home exemplifies true indoor/outdoor harmony. Photography by James Maynard




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from the editor

Summertime in Colorado is inarguably a splendid time of year. When Coloradans are not hiking, biking and exploring our beautiful state, summer’s warm, sunny afternoons; cool, breezy evenings and sensational sunsets are an invitation to gather in the backyard for a barbecue with friends or simply relax with family. In this issue of Denver Life home+design we revel in the outdoor environments of the home. From the latest trends in gardening, patio furnishings and al fresco accessories to examples of how other locals have created beautifully inviting “livingscapes” in their own backyards; this issue is a celebration of living an outdoor-inspired life. Additionally, take a peek into four gorgeous homes spanning Denver, Boulder and Aspen. Ranging in style from urban chic to mountain retreat, each home captures the splendor of their natural surroundings and is a reflection of Coloradans long-held love affair with the great outdoors. As you peruse the pages that follow, I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your own personal outdoor sanctuary and then soak up the sweet simplicities of summer…at home.

Kristin Miller Editor-In-Chief

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Stay Grounded Proving that art is not limited to walls, Artistic Floors by Design specializes in high-end, residential wood floor installation and refinishing work. Owner and Lead Technician, Joseph Rocco, a nationally certified wood floor Advanced Master Craftsman, has produced award-winning designs for nearly a decade with accolades including Designer’s Choice Wood Floor of the Year (National Wood Flooring Association, 2012), Best Residential Hardwood Installation (Floor Coverings Installer, 2014) and Best of Houzz for Service (2014 & 2015) and Design (2015). The flooring for this Backcountry home (shown here) was designed and produced to mimic a weathered barn wood, per the homeowner’s request. The random width patterned wide-plank lumber is reclaimed red and white oak barn wood milled in Carbondale, CO. The application and colorant materials are part of Artistic Floors by Design’s proprietary procedures and are available upon request. Artistic Floors by Design 720.988.3663 |

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Elevated Living

Proving that senior living facilities have come a long, LONG way from the sterile, uninspiring environments typically associated with them, downtown Denver’s Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park, which opened earlier this year, boasts an exquisite interior décor that rivals even the most luxurious country club. If the uniformed valet who whisks your car away was not enough, the entrance area and lobby of Balfour was designed to say “this is not a senior living facility.” Adjacent to the historic Moffat train depot, with its restored 24-foot ceilings, the lobby had to have drama all its own yet not overshadow the centerpiece of the project—Denver’s 1906 now fully restored train depot. Co-owner and designer, Susan Juroe was involved first-hand with Balfour’s design and incorporated many eclectic pieces from travels all over the world.

Lobby The residential quality of the lobby, was achieved in part by the applied trim molding with Carlton V wallpaper and a custom designed concierge desk in black lacquer with a white Carrera writing surface. The Dorothy Draper Two Drawer Console and Curio (Kindel Furniture) in black lacquer trimmed in gold leaf houses a collection of exotic bird statues and echoes the Regency style of the concierge desk completing the residential feeling. The artwork is an abstract acrylic commissioned by Balfour with Will Day of Will Day Fine Art of Boulder, Colorado. The piece is entitled “Over The Rainbow” which the artist felt represented Balfour’s beauty and positive energy allowing resident’s to enjoy this beautiful phase of their lives.

Turtle Island Club Owner Michael Schonbrun named “Balfour” for his beloved summer camp in the Adirondaks attended by his father, uncle and cousins. Turtle Island was a well-known island nearby that triggered fond memories of fun, companionship, music, laughter and cocktails. The Clarence House vase wallpaper sets the stage for frivolity and boldness softened by the natural look of Stark’s sisal inspired axminister carpet. The turtle shells were collected in Michigan by Michael’s wife/designer Susan Juroe’s father and mounted on white linen silk by Riveting Framing. The white linen fabric on the six chairs was meant to evoke of the feeling of slipcovers in summer cottages and the Robert Allen trim has the slight feel of Indian stitching—an important part of the history and lore of summer camp in upstate New York. The Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort chandelier evokes the feeling of a lantern found at Camp Balfour. Other camp inspired items include a collection of whale plates, photographs, books, interesting coffee tins and the pair of turtle lamps.

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Clean Burn

Decompress after a long day at the office with the intoxicating aromas of water lily and Moroccan red rose or sweet lychee fruit and orange blossom. Eco-conscious G w e n d o ly n - M a ry soy candles and perfumed oils are all natural and alcohol-free made from raw materials collected from around the globe. Handpoured here in the USA, the Pavane fragrance collection features three beautiful scents and each candle’s glass is so elegant, you’ll want to repurpose it later as a drinking glass or make-up brush holder.

Backyard Beautification

Alfresco Ambiance Summer calls for plenty of backyard barbecues and time spent outdoors. Create a cozy patio atmosphere with HADES’ contemporary open fireplace. This chic stainless steel fireplace will add warmth and comfort to your outdoor setting and it is also ideal for cooking, thanks to various kitchen accessories such as a wok, grill and electric rotisserie kit. Equipped with four wheels, the fireplace can be easily moved around to adjust to any wind direction, and refractory bricks provide an even heat distribution.

Your backyard should be your summer sanctuary for intimate gatherings, barbecues and simply escaping the hectic pace of daily life. If you could use a little help in sprucing yours up, check out—a virtual rolodex of Denver area home service experts that have been personally reviewed, tested and confirmed for licenses and insurance by the team at Zaarly. Here are a few tips from Zaarly expert, Dillon Tobias, on how to prep your yard for optimal enjoyment with family and friends.

• Add a layer of mulch. Summer is the time to

add mulch to your flowerbeds to retain moisture— which is great for water conservation—and to prevent weeds. Plus, it looks nice too.

• After planting herbs, vegetables and annual flowers

to enjoy all summer long, don’t forget the marigolds, which can keep veggie-munching bugs away.

• Build a compost bin. Simple to make, the

compost can provide all your plants free nutrients all summer long. Make sure your box is openfloored, well-ventilated and covered by a tarp or lid to keep the critters out.

Seriously Smart Who doesn’t like a home automation gadget to help make life a little easier? Smart technology provider Allure Energy recently introduced the EverSense, a home environment control platform system that senses when you are home and away and adjusts the temperature accordingly. The device includes wireless speakers to stream music, a Flickr-powered app that turns into a digital picture frame, video playback and an up-to-the-minute weather app with animated radar. Brilliant! Available at The Home Depot.

Fabulous Find Just as Denver fashionistas get giddy over the opening of a new clothing boutique, the team at Denver Life home+design gets pretty excited whenever a new home furniture and décor store opens its doors. That’s why we’re excited to share our latest find—Castles Home Décor. Located in chic Cherry Creek North, this new boutique owned and operated by interior designer, Pam Kelker, is a fabulous resource for new furniture, artwork, lighting or accessories for your home. Castles Home Décor (3000 E. 3rd Ave.) 303.989.0801

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A Breath of Fresh Air Transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis. By Kaleigh Lawson


American Design & Landscape

lessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, wide open prairies and the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado is, without a doubt, an outdoor lover’s paradise. It’s no wonder then that more and more Coloradans are moving their living rooms outside. Designed as a natural extension of the home, al fresco “livingscapes” allow homeowners to nurture their love of nature in a comfortable outdoor sanctuary—perfect for entertaining, relaxing or simply taking in a fiery sunset. No matter the size of your space or your taste in design, you can easily transform your outdoor digs into a cozy oasis. Read on for some inspired ideas for enjoying open air living all summer long and right into fall.

American Design & Landscape The owners of this home in Highlands Ranch were looking for a backyard getaway and that is precisely what they got. The desire to spend more time at home instead of going out is greatly increased with this space. Skip out on the TV and take in the sights and scents of this garden escape. The long-time owners wanted to create a “place they could spend time with family and friends to barbeque and unwind in the privacy of their own backyard,” says American Design & Landscape President, Kristina Smith-Becker.

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Designs by Sundown This Boulder home needed to accommodate not only the homeowners, but their seven dogs. A geologist, the husband knew he wanted to incorporate his passion for fossils and rocks into the design. The design team at Designs By Sundown embedded different specimens under protective glass in the kitchen countertop and into the upper stonework of the fireplace. The space allows the family to hang out and enjoy the mountain views while having an ideal place to entertain when needed.

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Mile High Landscaping Ideal for entertaining, this modern home offers metallic touches and bright colors that translate from the plants to the furniture. “Our client loves to cook and have friends over for parties, so he wanted the backyard to be an extension of his home. The concept was to blend the line between indoors and outdoors,” says Will Hyde, owner of Mile High Landscaping. Incorporating the arbor into the space helped achieve the desired “outdoor room” effect.

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Simple steps to create your own farmers' market at home By julie bielenberg and reece jackson


olorado is filled with residents who gravitate toward gardening. A hobby for some, but for many, gardening is also about health and good nutrition. Growing your own fruits and vegetables that simply go from your garden to your table is certainly one way to ensure the safety of the produce your family is consuming. And based on the growing number of local gardeners, home gardens are not just a trend but a solid lifestyle shift. Even multiple Front Range restaurants have established their own gardens with the intent of offering their customers the freshest seasonal flavors possible.

Whether you’re a full-scale expert or a complete novice, you can easily grow your own crops right at home. And the idea that a large space is required to grow a garden is long-gone—gardens are cropping up in all styles, sizes and locations, from back patio raised planter beds and urban garden walls to elaborate backyard mini farms. Whether growing your own produce or flower gardening for an aesthetically pleasing and fragrant outdoor space, you can nurture your green thumb passion regardless of your living environment. Grab your gardening gloves and dig in! [ 24 ]

When starting out, it’s easy to get excited about the prospect of having your own expansive garden that produces a bountiful crop all summer long. But it’s wise for newbie gardeners to think on a smaller scale. A raised garden bed is a simple, effective and labor-reducing way to grow your own veggies and herbs. Even smaller, moveable container gardens are a great option. In addition to working well in outdoor spaces, like a back patio area, with the use of a little plastic wrap and clever gardening stakes you could be growing leafy greens and fresh herbs in the middle of winter in a sunny spot of your home. Plus, containers can be easily transitioned throughout the seasons from inside to outside.

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Play in the Dirt According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables will actually eat them. Imagine… children who actually want to eat their tomatoes, spinach, broccoli and peas! Encouraging your kids to get outdoors and into the garden is a wonderful way to instill environmental stewardship in children and promotes long-lasting nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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Gardening is even catching on in schools all across the country. Here in Colorado alone, many school districts are now participating in Colorado Farm to School initiatives, building their own gardens and using them as an educational opportunity, as well as for ingredients for meals in the school cafeteria. To learn more about the state’s school gardening initiatives, visit Getting your children involved in gardening at home is a wonderful way to help them learn about the benefits of fresh food, plus it’s a fun activity to do together. Pick up some kid-sized gardening tools, gloves and boots (most gardening centers sell them), take them over to the seed aisle and let them help select the veggies, herbs and flowers they’d like to grow. Kids will be fascinated to watch as their seedlings begin to sprout and evolve into plants. At harvest time, take stock of how many pounds of each vegetable your family has grown, then visit your grocery store’s produce aisle and check out the prices of those same items. This little activity will teach your kids about value and help instill pride in their own hard work.

Year-Round Gardening The idea of a fruit-producing tree in the depths of a Denver winter makes any gray day intrinsically summer. We all know we are blessed to live in one of the sunniest cities in the nation. Take Mother Nature’s bounty of sunshine and turn it into your year-round produce party. Greenhouses and small indoor garden conservatories were often a sign of wealth and status in America for generations. Now, with the plethora of greenhouse products, kits and high tech tools, you too, can join the ranks of this garden elite. From simple to sophisticated, a winter producing garden isn’t that far off. Growing Spaces, located in Pagosa Springs, produces the Growing Dome—a state-of-the-art greenhouse requiring little or no heating as it harnesses the power of the sun. The dome shape is extremely strong and wind-resistant allowing year-round growing even in higher elevations. [ 25 ]


In a Tight Spot Who needs a yard when you can toil in the soil on your balcony? If you’re a downtown Denverite with limited space, you have a friend in the urban gardening business. Urban Roots specializes in helping city dwellers with their horticulture needs for small spaces, balcony or rooftop gardens and container gardening. Another great local resource for container gardening, Denver Dirty Girls, can help you with a container garden design and maintenance. These gals are full of helpful advice and ideas for gardening in the city.

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growing up Also consider going vertical with your veggies with an urban garden wall. LA Urban Farms produces a product called the Tower Garden. Using aeroponic technology for vertical growing, this innovative product is terrific for growing tomatoes, lettuces, strawberries, cucumbers and loads of other fruits and vegetables in tight spaces.

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Hottest garden accessory of 2015: How many times have you been in the garden and just wanted to hose off, but were afraid of the ice cold water? The Bos Surf Surfboard Shower, custom made in Colorado by Wilco Bos, provides an answer to this dilemma with a brilliant design that transforms a surfboard into a hot and cold shower. Who’s ready for a beach party in the conservatory?

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Personally Speaking Striking a balance between work and play is easily achieved with a highly personalized work space at home. By Julie Bielenberg


ith such beautiful scenery, tons of sun and outdoor activities aplenty, thousands of people move to Colorado annually to reap the benefits of a flexible work schedule. And that makes for many home offices in the centennial state. Hot for home offices this year is personalization. Gone are the static days of formal cabinets, filing drawers and rolling chairs on plastic pieces with pokey things to stick to the carpet. The recent boom in the economy, combined with a movement toward self-design and reflection, as well as brilliant virtual design tools such as Pinterest, Etsy and locally based, are key motivators leading to fresh changes in design for personal workspace. “I encourage clients to begin the process of changing their interior space by considering the floor first. The color of the floor will guide you in

choosing everything else. How quietly do you want to ‘anchor’ your working space? How bold do you want to go? This is where rugs come in, and you have tremendous flexibility and latitude with rugs,” says Phyllis Ripple, a 30-year veteran in the rug business and founder/CEO of Boulderbased ecoFiber Custom Rugs. Ripple, who lived abroad for nearly two decades throughout Europe and the Middle East, says rugs are the one item that every culture features as a centerpiece. “Rugs act as a canvas in the same way paintings do—you can bring your favorite colors into your office in subtle or dynamic ways if you design the rug yourself,” she says. “The acoustic qualities of rugs can’t be overlooked. Rooms with hard surfaces, like stainless steel and granite in workspaces, or hardwood or tile flooring, can be very noisy. Some interiors really assault your auditory [ 28 ]

CLOSET FACTORY This professional office designed by Closet Factory, features mixed materials and a wall unit that converts to an on-demand bedroom. Thick panels with inset doors and drawers create an emphasis on the combination of colors; and glass, black melamine, light wood grain melamine and white add a blend of texture. Closet Factory in Englewood creates personalized home offices that evoke an efficient and artful ambiance through the use of customized desks, cabinetry and built-in bookshelves. The company’s office designers will create a home office space to complement your home’s interior and based on your personal work style and work flow. 800.838.7995 |


ROOM & BOARD Find comfortable home office furnishings and accessories at Room & Board in Cherry Creek North. The “Portica” line (seen here) features a sleek, modern look with linear appeal. 303.322.6462

senses and leave you feeling ‘unsettled.’ A large rug can be the cure, especially for your home office. Rugs on walls have been used historically to muffle sounds, and they serve a dual purpose as an art piece.” People want more comfort and personality in their workspace. “When clients come to me for help with their home office, I like to make their space seem as though they’re not at work. I always spread out on my dining room table while working from home, so I take that into account when designing for others,” says Denver native and interior designer Ruth Sonnenshein, founder and creative director of Wyatt Designs. “Use a huge desk or table as the anchor of the room and make the surroundings feel less work-related. A dresser repurposed as office storage and a comfortable reading chair upholstered in fabulous fabric paired with a great rug and good lighting makes the workday seem like less of a grind.”

ecoFiber Custom Rugs Rugs in a home office help refine the room’s acoustic qualities while simultaneously serving as a work of art. 303.968.9269

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Kicklighter Poole collaborated with landscape architect Luke Sanzone of Marpa Landscape Design to integrate the interior and exterior of this home. Large retractable doors allow both the inside and outside to merge.

Kaleidoscope design

Cassy Kicklighter Poole By Deborah Walden Ossi

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esigner Cassy Kicklighter Poole lived in many different places as a child. For some people, this might have been a source of hardship, but for her, it was an inspiration. “There are a couple of pretty obvious things that led me to design,” she says. Creativity has been a driving force in my life. My family moved around a ton. I lived all over the country. I was born outside of the country. Living in all of these areas led to my personal education on architecture and design. The two worlds just collided.” A lifelong learner, Kicklighter Poole challenges herself to stay on top. “I certainly do a large amount of reading. I work hard to educate myself,” she says. And I’m a huge advocate for competition and sharing. It gets the juices flowing.”


Kicklighter Poole was involved in initial planning through final finishes of this new construction Tudor home in Cherry Hills which features beautiful millwork and ceiling detail throughout.

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An overall design philosophy of indoor/outdoor integration, along with design elements reflecting clean lines, contrasting tones and pops of contemporary color, are in keeping with the architectural integrity of this home.

Kicklighter Poole also attributes her design success to her ability to follow her instincts. She sums it up in a Pablo Picasso quotation that hangs in her office: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” When asked if she has a favorite style or period of design, Kicklighter Poole’s answer is surprising: “If anything, that kind of goes against my philosophy. I’m stylistically open-minded. It’s what a sommelier might say about a bottle of wine.” She compares design to a puzzle where all of the pieces—clients, trends, locations— are constantly changing. Her favorite part of that puzzle? “I’m a relationship-driven person,” she says. I love bonding with clients. Every client has their own unique story, and I love building those relationships.”

Cassy Kicklighter Poole

Kaleidoscope Design 303.521.7297 |

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Melissa Mabe-Sabanosh sits in a two-story library she designed with inspiration from Trinity College in Dublin.

Using a three-part composition, MabeSabanosh created a beautiful, light filled space for a young couple.

Melissa MabeSabanosh By Deborah Walden Ossi


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or Melissa Mabe-Sabanosh, her career fulfills a lifelong passion. “I loved architecture even as a young child,” she says. I remember being 5 years old and drawing houses for people that we knew. That has always followed me.” After studying art throughout high school and college, Mabe-Sabanosh initially pursued a career in business, but she soon returned to her first love. “I realized that I needed to go back to my calling,” she says. Her background in studio art and art history informs Mabe-Sabanosh’s work as an architect, and she credits travel with sparking her creativity. “I also really get refueled by talking to other architects and designers in our community,” she adds. “Just having a dialogue. I feed off of that.” Mabe-Sabanosh says the client-architect relationship is one of her greatest inspirations. “I find creativity in talking to clients,” she says. “They will start to tell me about experiences, and that will spur something in my brain. That energy that you get between people, it makes the journey.” Maintaining that connection she feels to her clients is the basis for her design philosophy, which she sums up with the words “beauty, resonance and sincerity.” “I think it’s so beautiful that people hire someone who they trust,” she explains. “Their trust is so inspiring. It’s what gives us the freedom to create something special.”

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Taking cues from the home’s historic exterior, a large, family-friendly kitchen and living room were created for a Denver family.

Balancing the strong pull of the mountain views, Mabe-Sabanosh created a calm, secondary focal point with an elegantly designed fireplace.

Melissa Mabe-Sabanosh

Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture 303.355.2460 |

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10 Trends We Love

This summer, fall in love with these 10 trends… By Kristin Miller


Brass is Back It may give some of us vivid flashbacks to the ’80s, but brass has made a comeback in a big way! Say goodbye to polished or brushed chrome/nickel; brass is being revisited in everything from lighting, fixtures and hardware to accessories. For example, the shiny polished brass of luxury home accessory brand Skultuna’s Via Fondazza vases exudes elegance and striking style. Available at


Made in the Shade Window treatments are just as much about functionality as they are style. Block out the glaring sun while dressing up your windows with the clean, refined and finished look of Roman shades. As one of the most popular styles currently at The Shade Store in Cherry Creek, Roman shades feature a permanent bottom fold which guarantees a neat stack when raised. Find it at The Shade Store (2960 E. 2nd Ave.) 303.586.1173

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Patent Leather— Not Just for Shoes Typically reserved for apparel, faux patent leather also looks fab on furniture and it’s a hot new style showing up in fashionable living rooms all around Colorado. The Major Chair and Ottoman in “Gloss,” pictured here, is made from 100 percent nylon fabric and captures patent leather’s sexy shine. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave.) 720.214.8060 |


Reclaimed & Reinvented The idea of reclaiming materials and repurposing them as furniture or accessories for the home is so prevalent, even major retailers are jumping on board. Restoration Hardware’s reclaimed wood collection features weather-worn, salvaged wood from all over the world for its popular outdoor planters. This is one trend that shows no signs of slowing down.




Artful Lighting Multi-tasking as a key function as well as art for the home, elegantly designed lighting can also become a conversation piece. Featuring vibrant colors, modern design and a cosmic aesthetic, Helio by NicheModern is a collection of artful pendant lights made of hand-blown glass. Prices start at $495.

Menswear-Inspired Furniture In a nod to the classic style of menswear tweed fabric, this Bennet sofa looks just as smart and polished as a well-suited businessman. A decidedly classy, sophisticated look for the home. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave.) 720.214.8060 |

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Tiles Bejeweled in Blue We love that the homeowners of this Greenwood Village home worked with Shawna Jaramillo, owner/designer of Design 5 Seventy-One, to add vibrant pops of blue into the tile installation of their kitchen. A current trend in tile shows that more and more homeowners are realizing that many colors, such as various shades of blue and green, can act as neutrals due to the fact that they are soothing colors seen everywhere in nature. Design 5 Seventy-One 303.908.6356 |


Moving Away From Beige Homeowners are beginning to venture away from the safety of beige and opting for pops of color wherever possible. Interior designer Michelle Ku of Addison Design shows us how easily this is accomplished with this remodeled living room. “Don’t just think of grays and browns as your only neutrals. If you look to nature, you will see that blue and green are nature’s neutrals,” says Ku. “When using these colors in your home, use them like nature does: use lighter, softer colors, like sky blue, on the larger design elements; and stronger, darker colors, like cobalt and royal blue, as accents.” 303.343.3418 |

Back to Nature We love these botanical beauties just as much for their look as for their refined fragrance. Denver-based Peacock Parfumerie released its new Botanist Candle collection this spring. Inspired by Victorian botany, these lovely candles are made with hand-poured natural wax and topped with scented botanicals. Bring the sweet scents of nature into your home with six fragrances including Bourbon Rose, Prince Orange Geranium, Royal Fern, Tobacco Flower, Tuberose and Viola Queen Charlotte.

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design 5 seventy-one: christopher laplante, Addison design: Brad Nicol Photography


Moody Blues The color blue is topping every trendsetter’s list for 2015. Vibrant indigo, deep navy and bold cobalt are the perfect accent colors for Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, as well as other warm earth tones. The London sofa and London chair, draped in eye-catching indigo velvet, are gorgeous examples of how lovely this shade works within a neutral palette. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave.) 720.214.8060 |



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1. Momentum Katsura, Harlequin wallpaper. Available at John Brooks at Denver Design District 2. Momentum Sumi, Harlequin wallpaper. Available at John Brooks at Denver Design District 3. Vertex Blue Diamond Geometric, Brewster Home Fashions. Available at Guiry’s 4. Circuit Black Modern lronwork, Brewster Home Fashions. Available at Guiry’s 5. Fan Black, Erica Wakerly wallpaper. Available at Covered Wallpaper

Wallpaper makes a big comeback with a new generation of designs. By Kaleigh Lawson


one are the days when your grandmother’s faded, tacky wallpaper was a nightmare rather than a distant happy memory. Wallpaper is making a giant leap back into homes with classy, bold and even traditional designs including trendy styles like geometric prints and bohemian chic. If you’re not ready for a room full of patterns and prints, start small with an accent wall to add some visual interest to your space. “There is a lot of technology over the years, coming into play,” says Paula Berberian, creative director at Brewster Home Fashions. Technology allows the designer to take the design to the “next level” unlike the days of woodblock printing. Even small spaces like powder rooms can benefit from having large, bold patterns draped on the walls, creating the illusion of more space. How long this trend will stick around remains to be seen. Until then, add a punch of “wow” to your walls.

Bolder Boundaries For the bold at heart, consider a bigger leap into flashy, whimsical wallpaper designs with Flavor Paper. Transform your walls into a work of art with patterns, colors and designs that are far from typical. From funky and fun to floral, traditional and geometric— choose your flavor!

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In Living Color Engage the emotions and set the tone of your home with this year’s cool and earthy-inspired hues. By Julie Bielenberg


here is an entire industry dedicated solely to predicting color trends each year. Pantone is at the forefront, but there are other stars, both international and local, that share a passion for color forecasting. Color is important to humans. It affects moods, productivity, sleep patterns and so much more that is essential to our daily lives. Throughout every generation and era, there have been distinct colors associated with time, status and ethnicity. Companies now use these hues and hope to be on the cusp of an emerging color trend when they roll out new products and brands. In addition to influencing fashion and beauty trends, color is at the core of most home décor styles, and a color choice can make or break it. Sherwin-Williams’ 2015 color of the year, Coral Reef (SW 6606), is described as an uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes that are a mélange of pink, orange and red. Pulled from the company’s Buoyant palette, Coral Reef is a lovely choice to bring the vibrant, yet

soft happiness of summer into the home. “Coral Reef embodies the cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary. Simply add this carefree color to your home’s palette and watch your creativity blossom,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Each year, Jordan and other Sherwin-Williams color experts research color influences from around the world to determine the annual color forecast and the Color of the Year. Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast 2015 is comprised of 40 colors grouped into four palettes. In addition to the Buoyant palette in which Coral Reef resides, the forecast includes the Chrysalis, Voyage and Unrestrained color palettes. Any interior designer can tell you that a color immediately speaks to emotions the moment someone enters a space. That’s why you don’t see many magenta kitchens, black bedrooms or tangerine hallways. Color [ 40 ]

carefree colors Katona (available at Guiry's) lends a cool, soft summer vibe. This soothing pale blue hue creates a cozy cottage ambiance. Although Coral Reef has the chutzpah to stand by itself on a single accent wall or object like a front door or piece of furniture, its outgoing personality begs for company. Other Sherwin-Williams colors that make it truly sing include Cotton White (SW 7104) and Black Fox (SW 7020), as well as other floral hues, such as the Baroness (SW 6837) and lush greens, such as Paradise (SW 6720).

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Find every color of the rainbow and beyond at these local retailers: Guiry’s Color Source To find a local store near you, visit Sherwin-Williams Paint Store To find a local store near you, visit


Pantone’s Color Forecast Although Marsala is Pantone’s official color of the year, it’s not the only shade making headlines. You can bet that the colors seen sashaying down the fashion runways will inevitably begin showing up in home accents, paint and accessories. According to Pantone, this summer is trending toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum with “understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals."



Looking ahead to fall, the fashion trends indicate more earthy inspired neutrals but with a slice of bold color statements.

Voyage From space tourism to undersea resorts, the sci-fi dreams of past decades are more viable than ever. The Voyage palette from Sherwin-Williams, looks to these outer limits, featuring hues imagined while emerging from the water into the atmosphere—undersea teal, bright green kelp, light watery blue and deep space purple. “The colors of Voyage are supernatural and magical. The palette is driven by unusual atmospheric events including a decade-best aurora borealis, keeping our eyes focused on the heavens,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.

is a natural element, and must be composed in the scene with the other natural elements such as light and flooring. Most of us fall into the category of too little color in our homes. Beiges, taupe and varying degrees of white dominate the color palettes of most homes, with the only spark of color often being reserved for an occasional den, bathroom, child’s bedroom or basement space. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to spread the color love to other elements of your home. You can still start with a simple, neutral color. But don’t go crazy, interior designers advise. You can slowly integrate color into your home with any of the cooler, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals that are trending this summer; it just needs to be clean and pleasing for your pursuit. “In regards to styling a living space; the brighter the better. My style starts with a bright, blank slate, such as white or light gray, a natural element like wood floors or concrete, and then adding in your favorite block of color,” says color addict Laura Shackles, owner of Denver-based Blush and Bay florals ( “Different patterns and textures are a great way to incorporate like colors but still differentiate them from each other and keep your space exciting. If you love a wide array of colors like me, you can still pair them together and change them out as trends evolve. The key is to make sure they are not equal. Think: a lot of pinks and oranges with a tiny touch of teal.” [ 41 ]

Chrysalis As technology rushes ahead, the colors of Chrysalis from Sherwin-Williams offer a calm oasis—a place to pause and find balance. The palette’s colors range from off-black to chalky neutrals and dusty blues, for more comfortable interiors. “An influence for Chrysalis is the appreciation of earth’s natural striations,” says Jordan. “Patterns created by the land and sky are driving inspiration for colors found in nature, from beach rocks to stormy skies.”


knock on wood SJO Time Industries combines old-school craftsmanship with ultra-techy digital production to create modern furniture and home goods. Made in Denver, SJO Time collections are created by artist Dan Sjoren whose edgy, modern designs reflect a consistent style from large console pieces (pictured here) to small, intricately designed cutting boards. Kickstand Console, $2,400. Available at

Reclaiming the Home Colorado artists are reinventing eco-friendly furniture from repurposed material. By Kaleigh Lawson


magine an old weather-beaten snow fence transformed into a beautiful dining room table, beetle kill pine turned into a sturdy chair or a decommissioned wine barrel converted into barstools. Such furnishings, made from reclaimed and recycled pieces are not only sustainable, they’re also stylish and full of character and are definitely making appearances in Colorado homes. Forget “recycled.” Today’s eco-friendly furniture is “upcycled.” Rocky Mountain Table Company (RMTC), a Denver-based business specializing in handcrafted tables, seating and storage units from reclaimed materials since 2005, is changing the way we look at old wood planks from decommissioned structures or trees brought down by destructive pine beetles. In recent years, reclaimed materials in homes and restaurants alike have increased in popularity and RMTC is largely involved in this salvaging trend. Their pieces are truly works of functional art. “Our furniture is very transitional which means we have pieces that fit in many environments. Therefore we work with a wide customer range from new homeowners all the way up to executive level office and conference customers,” says owner Donnie Criswell. In Colorado, not only is reclaimed furniture a trend, but the materials salvaged are a trend of their own. “Trends that

we see (and love) are the mix of reclaimed wood with other architectural elements like metal and steel,” says Criswell. In addition to beetle kill pine, also widespread in many Colorado homes are boxcar floor planks and Wyoming snow fencing found at Cherry Creek’s Revampt—an eclectic furniture shop that works with artists to create wonderfully unique upcycled furnishings and accessories from reclaimed, recycled and repurposed materials. Each material offers a one-of-a-kind look. “You can see the character and history behind it,” says founder Daniel Louis, who opened Revampt in 2010. The creative artists behind the products at Revampt give would-be trash, including bicycle parts, tin cans, recycled beer bottles and scrap wood, a new lease on life in the form of unique furniture and accessories that are just as stylish and whimsical as they are functional. Yet, reclaimed materials are not solely limited to old barn wood floors and torn-down fences— artist and designer Jessica Schimpf, completely self-taught in the discipline of glassblowing, utilizes recycled glass, organic plants and postconsumer packaging to create sustainable artwork. Her company, Mantra Glass Art produces 100 percent recycled hand-blown glass products. “I absolutely loved seeing my first test pieces with recycled color. It’s never been done before; [ 42 ]

Rocky Mountain Table Company Revampt Reclaimed West

most soft-glass artists have this perception that the little imperfections (air bubbles, banding and imperfect colors) made from recycled glass are not as beautiful as completely clear non-recycled glass art. That’s where I saw a world of opportunity,” says Schimpf. “Not only is it good for our environment, the pieces are 100 percent one-of-a-kind and could never be reproduced exactly the same, inherently making the work more exclusive and extremely valuable.” Schimpf’s work, along with that of other talented local artists, can be found at Reclaimed West—a Colorado-based company providing high quality reclaimed building materials, furniture and fine artwork all created by local artists from the Rocky Mountain Region. Reclaimed West also sells its own Reclaimed West brand items (and can completely customize items upon request) that highlight the beauty and potential of products that are reclaimed and made in America.


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urban or mountain?

Raul Garcia, james Maynard, Emily Minton Redfield

Colorado geography is dramatic, from the plains to the mountains to the cities. Each place draws us with its special beauty and benefits. This issue features four stunning homes, spanning Denver, Boulder and Aspen—each with its own distinctive character, yet all capturing the splendor of their natural surroundings. So, the question is: urban or mountain? Take your pick. We can’t decide.

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Three’s Company An award-winning collection of Boulder townhouses reimagines land use and community living in the modern West. By Kimberly Field | Photography by Raul Garcia

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“Contextual modernism” is how architect E. J. Meade, a principal at Arch11 in Boulder, describes 303 Canyon, a deeply custom living solution that reconceives the traditional single family lot as a setting for thoughtful interaction, privacy and beauty. Two couples, repeat clients of Arch11 looking to downsize, found a 9,800-square-foot lot that was zoned for three units, rare in West Boulder. They wanted something more interesting than simply lining up three townhouses, and imagined a communal scenario in which they could live individually, yet in a community. They were joined by an Internet executive whose demanding job required frequent travel. A fan of Arch11’s work, she wanted in on the project, but this was more than a simple real estate transaction. The five would-be cohabitants met over wine, and a sophisticated 21st century commune took shape. Meade and his team took this unique set of circumstances and created an innovative, trans-

formative (and award-winning) dwelling. “Our challenge was to configure a single family lot into three living zones that have privacy and a sense of community, that have private indoor and outdoor space as well as shared outdoor space,” he says. “We had three clients with individual needs. We sculpted a cohesive exterior but defined the interiors to be specific to how they live.” Meade and the owners looked not only to how the dwelling would live within its context, but how it could add to it. “Our goal was to address the site and fit into the western part of town. We also wanted to set a pattern for better land use for a changing set of needs and wants, not only for where these clients are in their lives, but where our culture is,” Meade explains. Every physical boundary pushes against the limits of Boulder’s building code, in height and footprint. The three individual two-story units are sited so that each is flooded with sunlight and has spectacular views of the iconic Flatirons to the [continued on page 51]

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Modern Efficiency A sophisticated, modern kitchen makes efficient use of space.

Room with a View Each unit features stunning views of Boulder’s Flatirons.

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Lighten Up Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for sweeping views.

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Mod World Modern lines make this ArchII property a standout.

west along with dramatic corner windows. One 1,500-square-foot unit stands alone across a common garden and outdoor kitchen area from the other slightly larger attached units. Parking, storage and mechanical equipment are located beneath the living and garden spaces to maximize the building area and meet Boulder’s stringent requirements of a 50-50 floor area-to-site ratio. The units sit in a neighborhood of single family homes ranging from low-slung midcenturies to Victorian miner’s cottages, and utilize all of its allowable footprint, but it does not feel like a behemoth straining at its setbacks. Breaking up the masses and incorporating a variety of materials brought the experience of the building down in scale. One has the sense of being in a garden at 303 Canyon, but it is honest in its urban setting, and provides an elegant transition from the busy thoroughfare to the peaceful neighborhood. “The longtime neighbors get it,” Meade says. Did Meade find any surprises in the finished dwelling? “The Flatirons through the windows are even more magical than we imagined,” he says.

sleek & Chic Views of Boulder can be seen throughout the spaces—even in the bathrooms.

resources Architect: E.J. Meade, Arch11, 303.546.6868 |

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From the Inside Out

A seasoned interior designer and talented local builder work together to give a prairie-style home a modern punch. By Nicole Holland Pearce | Photography by james maynard

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Modern Classic The use of mixed materials such as steel and wood throughout the home creates a classic aesthetic with a modern twist.

make an entrance An 11-foot unsupported overhang over the front porch seems to float effortlessly amongst the Roman bricks that compose the exterior façade.

With its generous use of horizontal lines and bands of windows spanning the periphery, along with its finely edited appearance, this modern prairie-style structure in Washington Park has a historical backbone: Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Chicago-built Frederick C. Robie House. While this home has a swath of uniqueness, the builder, Bryan Bozeman of Stone Cloud Construction, a boutique real estate, architectural design-build firm in Denver, went to great lengths to mirror some original elements of the Robie House built in 1910. For instance, he knew that the iconic brick façade was something to be carried over into the new design concept. “I was told by the main brick supplier in town that I would not be [ 53 ]

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seamless design The dining room was designed to exist in the space as a whole—seamlessly integrating into the kitchen and living areas surrounding it. A sculptural Terzani lighting feature hangs above the Claro walnut dining table, which is flanked by patterned seating. glam factor The guest bathroom radiates a delicious crimson hue emitting from the red glass tile wallcovering. Textured wallpaper adds another visual element into the space, which boasts Swarovski Crystal lighting features affixed above a floating vanity.

able to find the long, skinny Roman brick anymore,” Bozeman says. After three months of searching, he was able to locate the brick in Kansas, and created a custom color blend using the hard-to-find brick. He also incorporated red vertical and gray horizontal mortar joints as a nod to Wright’s original project. Bozeman configured the blueprints to allow the home’s exterior elements to be carried indoors, and then back out again through the backyard. The continuation of material, texture and color creates a sense of openness that translates the sharper modern lines into a welcoming environment. During the framing stage, the design caught the eye of Susan Schwab. A designer and co-owner of design firm Company KD LLC, she bought the home and began lending her expert eye to the aesthetic. Schwab leans toward classic design and uses modern punches to create an eclectic mixture in her living spaces. When she came on board the project, the visions of both she and Bozeman quickly aligned. “I wanted the interior to flow from the outside in, and inside out,” Schwab says. The organic materials are repeated throughout the home, contributing to the livability of the flowing floor plan. The front of the home employs a cedar tongueand-groove soffit that Bozeman carried into the foyer, immediately inviting guests in. Inside, the staircase serves as the central architectural focal point but it was a puzzle of a design, recalls Bozeman, who spent night after night sketching out the specifications. The resulting steel beam and wood structure sets the entire tone of the aesthetic composition.

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artful & elegant The kitchen features warm gray-stained rift-sawn oak with horizontal graining and vertical banding—a linear contradiction that is a common theme in the home. An artistic tile backsplash remains in the neutral color palate, but the intricate leaf-like pattern provides a rich contrast in the monochromatic milieu. A pair of red Currey and Company pendants take advantage of the upper third of the room’s visual space, adding bright pops of color.

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With a grand collection of art curated over many years, Schwab took special care in designing showplaces for her pieces. These areas present the works in gallery-like settings, without adding the austere nature that often accompany displayed art. Artistic choices were made throughout the home, including bright, sliding barn doors, jeweltoned wallcoverings, show-stopping lighting fixtures and a collection of bold fabric patterns throughout the environment. The residence boasts a mixture of materials, with pops of bold color and texture found in the fabrics and furnishings, which coalesce and carry out the architectural details. The interior’s ambiance continues to the back patio, which is divided into “rooms.” Horizontal brick and stone are stunning in the backyard space, with a large fire pit taking center stage. Beyond the half-wall, a glass-covered back breezeway offers a space for al fresco dining.

Built for entertaining The backyard flows effortlessly from the kitchen and provides two areas of entertainment: one for lounging by the fire pit, and the other, to enjoy a meal at the outdoor dining table. By repeating the Roman bricks pulled from the home’s façade, an appealing symmetry is created from the front of the home to the back.

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spa-like amenities A yellow barn door leads into the master bath, which is filled with Carrera marble in varying sizes. The large “wet room� houses a deep Bain Ultra soaking tub, a bench seat and multiple shower heads.

suite retreat Upstairs marks the private spaces, which include the master suite and full laundry area. The master bedroom is designed in gray with bursts of yellow. The furniture is an eclectic collection, housing an acrylic-legged bench and a French antique Poudre vanity. Overhead, the crystal chandelier adds an airy sophistication.

resources Interior Designer: Susan Schwab, Company KD LLC, 303.355.1840 Builder: Bryan Bozeman, Stone Cloud Construction, 720.722.4040 Square Feet: 3,300 square feet above grade; 5,000 including basement

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Living Memories This is the house that a Greenwood Village family built—twice. By Sharon Withers | Photography by emily minton redfield

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Restful Retreat Soft colors and beautiful views of the Front Range create a soothing ambiance for the master bedroom.

open air The spacious patios and many doors across the rear of the house integrate the indoors and outdoors.

When Jennifer Fronk’s father planted young trees around their new home in Greenwood Village some 40 years ago, she never dreamed she would one day build another house among those same trees. But that is exactly what she and her husband, Rudi, did. After living in Canada for a number of years, they returned to Denver and looked for a home. The timing was right and in 2008, Fronk, the youngest of four children, and Rudi purchased the home she grew up in from her parents. “I remember my dad planting the Ponderosa pines,” Fronk says. “They were tiny little pines in coffee cans and cost 50 cents each.” The Fronks were able to keep every one of the original Ponderosa pines and most of the important trees on the property when they rebuilt the house. In thinking about the home and the family, several priorities bubbled to the top of their list. They wanted to expand the home yet keep the views of the Front Range and—of course—the trees. The feel of the home and the layout were [ 59 ]

also important to them, as were the tennis court and swimming pool. “We wanted to have our siblings and families here for holidays, to make it a gathering place where everyone could feel they were home, again,” Fronk says. “We wanted it to be an easy, gracious home, and not at all pretentious. We wanted a low profile.” Who better to enlist on their project than the architect of the original house, Bill Wunderlich? “The original house was one of my first residential projects as an architect,” says Wunderlich, principal of Wunderlich Design. The plan to expand the existing ’60s ranch was scrapped right up front. It turned out the house was structurally inadequate to accommodate a second story. “Jennifer pretty much gave me free rein,” the architect says. “Of course, they told me the areas and rooms they wanted.” Wunderlich kept the location of the rooms in the house, the tennis court and the swimming pool similar, creating a sense of continuity. [continued on page 61]

Elegant Living The craftsmen built scaffolding in the living room to create the coffered ceiling, a long process lasting months. A green Mexican marble fireplace, Mother-of-pearl barrel lighting, and antique accessories complete the room with elegance.

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Knowing the house and property was not the only leg-up this team had. “We had an advantage with the outdoors. We were able to save most of the trees and original footprint,” Wunderlich says. “The house looks like it’s always been there. It has a sense of permanency.” Wunderlich looked for every opportunity he could find to integrate the indoors and outdoors, and the four seasons room may be the best example. “When the pocket doors are open, you don’t have any walls,” he says. “It is totally open air.” Another set of doors allows the Fronks to close off the room from the kitchen. Patios are found at every turn and level, each capitalizing on the views and spaces of the house. The interior space throughout the home is arranged to play up the indoor-outdoor design. The open, spacious arrangement of the furnishings also lends itself to being opened up to the outdoor spaces. Materials such as carrera marble, stained glass, exquisite woodwork, interesting light fixtures and barrel vault ceilings are hallmarks of the house. “I call the hall light fixtures ‘house jewelry’,” Fronk says. When it came to making a home for her jewelry and accessories, she polled her friends and asked them what one thing they would want in a fantasy closet. One friend suggested a three-way mirror with wing panels that fold in. Another came up with a scarf island with shallow drawers such as what you might find in an exclusive boutique. “Now, whenever I am in my closet, I remember who gave me which idea for features in my closet,” she adds. Fronk claims a lifelong love of design, but little formal training. She recruited her childhood friend, Nancy Holliday of NPH Design in Denver, to help her. “I personally designed about 80 percent of the house, and picked every quarter inch of trim myself,” Fronk says. That attention to detail and the emphasis on function is evident in the architectural design as well as the interiors. The new home makes a bold, creative statement, yet retains the feel of the first home. Today, Fronk is just as much at home as she was when her father planted Ponderosa pines out of a coffee can.

classic contemporary The black and white marble backsplash was designed for the Fronk kitchen, while stained glass over the cabinetry offers a modern vibe. fine Dining The barrel vault ceiling recurs throughout the house. Here, the chandelier and dining room table visually transect the vertical vault.

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Soak it in An inlaid black and white marble rug and marble countertops and flooring add a luxurious feel to the master bath.

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room for all In the sitting room, white pocket doors slide and stack into the stone walls so, when all the doors are open, the room blends seamlessly into the outdoor space.

cool & clean Green is carried through from the butler’s pantry and kitchen to the laundry room where it meets a punch of red in the appliances. The dogs like the cool marble floors in the summer. Stained art The pink and yellow stainedglass panel came from a San Francisco antique shop. Sitting below the window, creating a focal point, is an antique love seat that belonged to Fronk’s parents which she recovered to complement the window.

resources Interior Designer: Nancy Holliday, NPH Design, 303.995.9809 Architect: William A. Wunderlich II, 303.521.7692 | Builder: Keene Z. Smith, KZ Smith and Company, Inc., 303.320.1930 | Square Feet: old 3,000 | new 8,700

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Peace, Together

With many separate spaces created to accommodate a large extended family, this mission-style residence in Aspen boasts a wholly inviting and comfortable design. By Nicole Holland Pearce | Photography by emily minton redfield

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Growing up in a home surrounded by good design, designer Beverly Nichols developed an appreciation for gracious interiors at an early age. When she discovered this gray-shingled home in Aspen, it immediately piqued her design instincts. Featuring neither the traditional mountain style nor a highly modern hard-edged construction; the exterior of the abode embraced a country elegance that was too hard to ignore. Nichols, the home’s designer, was so struck by its style that she purchased the home soon after viewing it. Inside, the design has a life of its own, filled with layer upon layer of warm, rich antique pine wood. A substantial floating wooden staircase connects the three stories, created in pine to harmonize with the interiors. The main floor’s living spaces are comfortable and inviting, created in the home’s long, narrow footprint. Fabrics and finishes in russet, tan and khaki blend seamlessly with the California Mission-style architecture throughout the home. An elegant dining room features a large trestle table that has been in the Nichols family for more than 25 years. To ensure the piece fit effortlessly into the space, she had its new walnut top custom designed. The generous double-height windows fill the interior with sunlight. The entirety of the lower area is designed to accommodate guests, but by creating independent groupings of seating areas, it’s still highly livable when there are no weekend visitors. For instance, a guest bedroom in blue boasts a mature enough design to [ 65 ]

interior harmony The floating pine staircase connects the home’s three stories.

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quiet hideaway “This is my favorite room,” says designer and homeowner Beverly Nichols. “It reminds me of a robber baron’s New York lake house.” The rich wood is balanced by crisp pops of white, a cowhide rug and a light blue painted ceiling.

accommodate a couple, yet comfortably sleeps six grandkids. Its Sunbrella fabrics ensure the furniture is not only bright and cheerful, but durable and long-lasting. A Dash and Albert indoor-outdoor rug balances the space. Beautiful brick floors run through the lower level, which houses a large sitting room, living room with television, four bedrooms, four baths, a wine cellar and the laundry room. The space is divided by Venetian plaster walls that feature arched passageways, and the arches are repeated in each of the bedrooms to create a sense of continuity. The use of window wells allows the lower level to feel bright and airy, even though it is a subsurface level. On the third floor, the master suite includes two nooks that serve as offices, a sitting room and a rooftop deck. It is the perfect, private respite when the home is full with Nichols’ large extended family. With so many living, sitting and reading areas peppered throughout the home’s square footage, it’s as if every corner of the design is asking to be enjoyed. Overall, the design is immensely comfortable, but each of the nooks are rich with their own style and character. From iconic animal hide rugs and buttery leathers to contemporary papier-mâché deer heads from Paris, the mix of Nichols’ novel and traditional style sets an alluring stage for entertaining her family and friends.

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peace & calM

Softening the warm woods with light florals and cool Nancy Corzine fabrics, the master bedroom is spacious and serene. The large area rug from Balentine Collection International serves as a stunning focal point, and a Mecox Gardens side table is an eye-catching statement piece.

antiqued elegance An ornate chandelier by Formations hangs above an antique trestle table. Nichols selected the lighting piece because

it carried enough visual weight to balance the space, but still was light enough to hang gracefully on its three-story chain. The double-height windows feature a bold pattern that pair perfectly with the chairs—cowhide on the front and fabric on the back by—Suzanne Tucker Home. [ 67 ]

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open invitation

“I believe when you invite someone into your home, they have given you their time—and the guest rooms should reflect that,” Nichols says. Cozy fabrics and lush furnishings grace each of the home’s spacious visitor’s quarters.

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gathering place

The kitchen features pine and fir wood with soapstone countertops, a farmhouse sink and backsplash. A Viking range handles the heavy duty cooking for when family and friends gather, and sleek Waterworks fixtures offer a delicate touch in the stately space.


Interior Designer: Beverly Brandon Nichols, Brandon and Company, 214.912.3582 Architect: Don B. McDonald, 210.735.9722 Square Feet: Approximately 6,000

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high desert haven Settle in to a second home in Santa Fe. By kimberly lord stewart


for Las Campanas Realty. Visitors can stay at an exclusive casita and take in all the amenities for $499/night, which includes golf for two or a one-hour equestrian experience, fitness center access, dinner for two at The Hacienda restaurant and a tour of the community. “This is our live it, love it, touch it opportunity,” Zepada says.

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here is something about a visit to Santa Fe that makes you want to come back again and again. The call to return can be so strong you may want to find something more permanent than a hotel room. The decision to add a second home in this New Mexico city is all the more easier with spectacular options such as Las Campanas, a master-planned community with something for everyone.

A Sense of Community When his East Coast friends were looking to Florida as a place to spend quality time, Las Campanas resident, CT Herman, had other ideas. “Florida is too buggy,” Herman says. “We came to Santa Fe from Kansas and wanted to live in the sunshine (without the flying pests).” After living in the city of Santa Fe, they looked just outside of town. “I worked very hard and wanted to enjoy the fruits of my work.” Herman said from day one, they felt right at home, which can be difficult for second home buyers who frequently travel back and forth from one residence to another. “Sometimes in other communities, it can take five to six years to feel at home, but not so here,” says Jason Epstein, director of golf operations. “There is a sense of comradery here, no matter who you are or where you are from, it’s easy to integrate right away in the community.”

Find Your Home No matter where you turn within the 4,800 acres at Las Campanas, the scenery is stunning. Each of the distinct neighborhoods offers unique vantage points of 68,000 acres of high desert that surrounds the community. Lot sizes, which range from less than an acre to more than five, are tucked in the rocks, rolling landscape and golf courses that weave their way through the property. Las Campanas works with preferred local builders so your home choice is exactly as you imagine. Home plans range from $500,000 to $4 million, with more than 1,700 sites in the master plan. One of the best ways to explore Las Campanas is to book a threeday, two-night Discovery Visit, says Nancy Zepada, director of sales [ 71 ]

right at home Great amenities, including a golf course and equestrian center add to the luxury at Las Campanas.

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Amenities and Activities Herman found his home on the golf course. Las Campanas has two Jack Nicklaus courses— Sunrise and Sunset—as well as a 19-acre practice facility. “The golf programming at Las Campanas has something for everyone, from championship golf to hit and giggle golf, which is more about the libations than golf,” Epstein says. The golf courses are part of The Club, memberowned activities, which include an equestrian center with boarding of up to 90 horses, a 32,000square-foot indoor hall, outdoor rings and 68,000 acres of open land and trails. Also included is a fitness and tennis center that features 35 classes per week, workout space, pool and tennis, as well as spa and personal care services. For dining, Las Campanas has three options— the main dining room at The Hacienda, a casual eatery called the Log Cabin and the Sunrise Spa Café for breakfast and lunch. In 2015, The Club will hold 85 member events, says Peter O’Brien, director of food and beverage, including wine dinners, cooking classes, lectures, symphonies and special events on holidays. “Many of our members are embedded in the city’s culture,” he says, “which means we have a ton of support from the various committees for events.” Las Campanas is offering incentives for home sites greater than $100,000 to include a $40,000 equity golf membership or social membership, valued at $25,000. Contact the sales office for more information.

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vip living Ownership at Santa Fe’s El Corazon offers access to many global Fairmont properties.

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hile walking the plaza one day on vacation, Roger and Gina Grose realized they didn’t want their love affair with Santa Fe to end. After a quick Google search, they found the Fairmont’s El Corazon nearby. Within a month of their first visit, they brought friends along to “try to find something wrong with the place. They couldn’t find anything,” says Roger. “It’s gated and close to the plaza and has fantastic restaurants.” Services include full concierge with discounts at local restaurants and galleries, pre-arrival groceries and long-term storage for sports gear. Though the Groses bought a one-eighth fractional ownership at El Corazon in Santa Fe (with four dedicated weeks), they actually got more than they bargained for. In doing so, their purchase qualifies them to be members of the

Fairmont President’s Club, which gives them VIP access to many other properties around the world. They plan to visit New York and Europe next summer, and fit in a trip with the grandkids to Acapulco. “It’s a deeded property, with fantastic reciprocal uses,” says John Dixon, El Corazon’s sales broker. Imagine access to places like Knysna, South Africa, sailing yachts in the Caribbean or staying at any Swissotel or Raffels Resorts with upgraded services and discounted rates. “People love Santa Fe, but it’s the other properties that make this the ultimate ticket for travel,” he says. Grose used to travel 42 weeks a year for work as a manufacturer sales rep for a billiard company. Now he travels for himself. “Buying at El Corazon was a no brainer,” he says. [ 73 ]

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details Whether minimalist or ornate, design is in the details. And the details are a thoughtful marriage of form and function, as we show in our selection of statement lighting pieces, creative hardware and eclectic tile trends.

Bright idea A trio of Kalco pendant lights add instant flair to any room.

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Total Enlightenment Discover 2015’s bright ideas in lighting trends. By Kristin Miller

Efficacious lighting is a harmonious collaboration between form, function and aesthetic. While classic designs will always be in vogue, this year there are four distinct trends that stand out from the rest. Graceful sculptural shapes and organic forms inspired by nature are juxtaposed by the hard-edge lines of industrial lighting, as well as a return to mid-century modish designs. Get inspired by these fabulous, creative and thought-provoking styles.

Inspired by Nature In a nod to nature, light fixtures in organic shapes or made from natural materials lend an ethereal touch to any space of the home.

Fossil Reminiscent of the pre-historic era, Kalco’s Fossil pendant features an antique bronze exterior with an antique gold interior in an organic shape that glows from the inside out. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Drive)

Napa Inspired by the vineyards of the Napa Valley, Kalco’s Napa chandelier is a delicate, organic light fixture with hand-forged vines of iron that curl upward around soft shades. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design

Enchanted The sculptural iron branches, warm silver leaf finish and Murano crystal drops of Corbett Lighting’s Enchanted collection lend a whimsical touch of nature. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd.)

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Shelter Collection Perfect as an stand-alone pendant or in groups for a clustered effect, the Shelter collection from Troy Lighting is hand-formed out of wire and finished in revolution bronze—a construction process that ensures no two pendants are exactly alike. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd.) Eternity 5 Inspired by the Celtic symbol of eternity, Kalco’s Eternity 5 Light Pendant features interlocking rings positioned to create a sense of perpetual movement and representing the continuous cycle of time. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Drive)

Silver Waves With elegant curves and a circular shape, the Possini Euro Design Silver Waves pendant is a fabulous choice for a dining room, breakfast nook or entryway. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd.)

Sensational Sculptures Equal parts functional illumination and abstract works of art, sculptural lighting fixtures are natural conversation pieces while serving a distinct purpose.

Curl My Light Studio Italia Design’s Curl My Light, designed by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is a collection of pendants and table and floor lamps that are made by slicing a metal cylinder in pieces and then welding the pieces back together. Available at

Vertigo Corbett Lighting’s spiraling Vertigo pendant light offers a sleek modern style for a contemporary setting. Available at Lamps Plus

Monaco Kalco’s Monaco Collection features elegant swirls and a warm finish for a graceful fixture that is as unique as it is stylish. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design

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Recoil Positively electrifying, the spring-like appearance of Corbett Lighting’s Recoil creates an energetic, dynamic vibe to even the most static of spaces. Its low profile design is also perfect for lower ceiling applications. Available at Urban Lights


Galaxy 3 Capturing the impression of the night sky, Kalco’s Galaxy 3 Light Semi Flush fixture adds a flash of retro glitz—perfect for an entertaining area or any space with a mid-century mod design. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd.)

Mid-Century Modern In the ’50s the launch of the Sputnik satellite captured the world spotlight and inspired a new era of design. The Sputnik chandelier is an icon of mid-century style and makes a strong comeback this year in the form of exciting chandeliers evoking a timeless modern design.

Meteor Corbett Lighting’s Meteor is a Sputnik design that’s light years ahead. A mixture of natural agate pieces in warm amber hues and sturdy iron rods finished in textured gold leaf make this pendant a distinctive element of the home. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Drive)

Nebula Troy Lighting’s Nebula is a Sputnik fixture with an unusual and asymmetrical form—a true mid-century modern masterpiece! Available at The Lighting Studio (1024 Cherokee St.)

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Europa 1910 Edison Bulb The industrial era comes alive with the antique style Europa 1910 Edison Bulb bronze multi light pendant. Featuring eight early 1900s-style Edison bulbs, this design offers a romantic if not glamorous style to the home. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd.)

Industrial Revolution One might not exactly associate America’s industrial era with any kind of “chic-ness” but today’s industrialstyle lighting fixtures are hot! “Edison Bulbs” are everywhere—kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms—as they bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.

Braelyn 5-Light Chandelier The reclaimed style of Kichler Lighting’s Braelyn 5-Light Chandelier in Olde Bronze adds a vintage appeal with glass shades reminiscent of glass jars that were so prevalent in 19th century American life. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Drive)

Flatiron Wide Weathered Iron Pendant From Troy Lighting, the Flatiron Wide Weathered Iron Pendant Light’s circular shape and hand-worked wrought iron with a weathered finish, epitomizes the industrial age. Available at Lamps Plus

Conduit Troy Lighting’s Conduit collection features intricate sculptural pipelines and wire cages that wrap around Edison-style bulbs channeling an unmistakable industrial chic. Available at The Lighting Studio (1024 Cherokee St.) [ 79 ]


Finish with Finesse Hardware details receive a glamourous update. By Reece Jackson

After carefully selecting your cabinetry, countertops and flooring—finishing a room with the finer details is like applying icing to a cake—hardware is the final application of polish and panache. From door handles and drawer pulls to bath fittings, this year’s pieces receive a touch of glam. Drawer pulls are adorned with semi-precious stones and made from colorful glass, faucet handles glimmer in jeweled tones and bronze, no longer reserved for solely traditional designs, is everywhere. Here’s a look at this year’s haute hardware.

Cayman Royale and Scottsdale Royale Hardware Renaissance’s new Cayman Royale (left) and Scottsdale Royale (below) collections of drawer pulls and door handles are a modern take on a luxury lifestyle with crisp, clean lines adorned with semi-precious stone inlay including yellow jade, moonstone, green jade, turquoise, dark rotile, red jade and panther. At Rio Grande Company (123 Santa Fe Drive)

Beyond Crystal The THG-Paris brand new “Beyond Crystal” collection is a collaboration with Baccarat, featuring contemporary bath fittings and accessories with translucent, rectangular pure Baccarat crystal handles in vibrant colors. Available in red, champagne, aqua, blue and clear crystal. At Decorative Materials (595 S. Broadway) and Ultra Design Center (1025 Zuni St.)

Roger Thomas Flute Collection Rocky Mountain Hardware’s Roger Thomas Flute Collection features elegant fluted detailing that characterizes ancient Corinthian columns. Evoking classic architectural elements as seen through a modern day lens, each door handle, cabinet pull and knob showcases a simple, textured shape that fits comfortably in the hand. At Ultra Design Center

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Photo by Rob Proctor

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Good Health! Grow your own food, and create your own relaxing garden oasis--outside or indoors! Adding plants to your home environment is great exercise, reduces stress and increases the value of your home! Whether you are new to gardening, a seasoned green thumb or just want to decorate your patio or deck, we have something for you! Enjoy a free class or webinar, or watch our How To videos at, and find us on facebook and Pinterest for fun ideas! Specially-priced Garden Design consultations at Tagawa with Landscape Designer Carole Kastler of Camelot Design—call for details and available appointments!

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Mix It Up Playing with patterns, mixing materials and pops of color are topping this year’s tile trends. By Rose Maxwell


his year’s tile styles are showing up in all different shapes, sizes and materials… and blue is the new neutral. “Rooms with a neutral color scheme are timeless and elegant, and in a permanent tile installation many people feel safer picking something that feels familiar to them. However, I must admit that after seeing so many neutral spaces, it is refreshing that this year we have seen more people willing to use tile to add pops of color to their homes,” says Kate Sterling, tile expert and head of marketing and design at AKDO, a tile brand known for luxury stones, tiles, mosaics and custom designs. “While color may feel risky to some, there are many colors such as blues and greens that can act as neutrals because we are used to seeing them everywhere in nature and therefore they don’t shock the eye.” But color isn’t the only thing shaking up the tile world—texture, the use of mixed materials and metal accents incorporated into delicate designs are also hot. “Texture is a huge trend in the tile world right now, because monotone surfaces with subtle details create a sophisticated and refined look,” Sterling says. “I am seeing an emergence of tile lines that come in a blend of different textures and patterns, which is great because from afar you see a field of color, but up close each tile is special.” While the trend in mixing materials such as glass and stone in mosaics, remains popular for bath and kitchen applications, a combination of other materials including ceramic, wood and metals is another booming trend this year. Porcelanosa, a tile, kitchen, bath and hardwood company specializing in large size wall tiles, exhibits this trend through its Barcelona Collection—think hydraulic tiles for walls and floors featuring geometric sequences. And in addition to new shapes, including hexagons and arabesque, larger size tiles as well as 3-D wall tiles are definitely popular in 2015, says Vicki Peterson, design specialist at CAPCO Tile & Stone. “Another up and coming trend that is all over Europe right now is 2cm porcelain pavers,” she says.

Caspian Blend, Islandic Blue and Barbados Blend, tiles from AKDO


Mix & Match A simple way to add texture to your design is to mix matte and glossy material. The matte pieces create a soft backdrop, while the glossy pieces catch the light as you move through the space, breathing life into the room. “Mixing materials creates an engaging surface that draws you in,” says AKDO tile expert Kate Sterling. “I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen people walk up to touch the wall after the sparkle of tile or mosaic caught their eye.” AKDO tiles available at Decorative Materials (595 S. Broadway)

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Chevron Carrara Honed tile from Capco Tile & Stone (5800 E. Jewell Ave.)

Pattern Play Porcelanosa’s Barcelona Collection features graceful floral designs, circular patterns and outlines of stars. These hydraulic tiles are made in porcelain or ceramic and are a booming trend at the moment. At Denver Design District (601 S. Broadway)

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objects Great style is the key to creating an outdoor oasis. Check out these fabulous furnishings and accessories that will have you living in your backyard all summer long.

Crest Swivel Chair, $799. At Room & Board (222 Detroit St.)

Lexington Home Brand’s Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living Tres Chic Chaise, price upon request. At Larrabee’s (311 E. County Line Road, Littleton) and Colorado Style Home Furnishings (2550 E. County Line Road, Littleton),

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Sitting Pretty Luxurious patio furnishings with plush cushions, stylish designs and weatherresistant fabrics help transform your backyard into a summertime sanctuary. Bring your family room outside by arranging seating to induce conversation and relaxation. It will be the most popular “room� of your home!

Brown Jordan Campaign Grande Collection Adjustable Double Chaise with Canopy, from $7,445. At Howard Lorton Galleries (12 E. 12th Ave.),

Montego Sofa, $2,099. At Room & Board (222 Detroit St.)

Seabrook Outdoor Chair, $2,199. At Arhaus (8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree)

Maya Chaise, $1,399. At Room & Board

Tivoli Chaise, Jensen Leisure Furniture, price upon request. At Christy Sports (multiple locations)

Integra Swivel Hi Dining Chair, Jensen Leisure Furniture, price upon request. At Christy Sports

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Weathered Wood Handled 3 Section Server, $88. At The Lark (1219 E. Fourth Ave.)

Stackable Acrylic Goblet Set, $16.95. At Pier 1 Imports (multiple locations),

The Art of Al Fresco Set the scene for festive backyard parties or nightly family dining with summery dishes, drinkware and tabletop accessories.

Pink Flower Pitcher, $24.95. At Sur La Table (6853 S. York St., Centennial)

Havana Collection royal and navy dinner plate, $17, salad plate, $13, cereal bowl, $16. At The Lark

Charleston Beverage Dispenser, $129.50. At Frontgate

Rania Serving Cart, $299.95. At Pier 1 Imports

Tree of Life Painted Tray, $99. At Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. Third Ave.)

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Urban Garden Planter, (charcoal), $319. At Madelife (2000 21st St., Boulder)

Naples Aqua Urn, $99-$229. At Arhaus (8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree)

Decorative Details

Impruneta Anduze Vase Collection, $1,295-$2,495. At Restoration Hardware (3000 E. 1st Ave.)

Dress up your patio, porch, deck or terrace with pretty planters and containers ready to be filled with the beautiful colors of the season.

Blue Tulip Planter (large), $49. At Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. Third Ave.) Case Study Planter with Walnut Stand, $189. At Room & Board (222 Detroit St.)

Shore Square Planter, $45. At Room & Board

Embossed Planters, $99.95-$119. At

Serino Painted Planters, $279-$399. At Frontgate [ 88 ]

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eternal flame Summer nights spent gathered around the warm glow of a fire are where memories are made. Relax and enjoy an evening under the stars around a sculpted fire bowl or fire table.

EcoSmart Mix Fire Bowl, $1,190-$2,390. At Frontgate

Imperial Custom Gas Fire Table, $2,799. At Frontgate

Ixtapa Fire Table, starting at $4,995. At Restoration Hardware (3000 E. 1st Ave.)

Lexington Home Brands Kingstown Sedona Fire Pit, price upon request. At Larrabee’s (311 E. County Line Road, Littleton) and Colorado Style Home furnishings (2550 E. County Line Road, Littleton),

Roma Firepit with Medallion Steel Base, $399. At Frontgate

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Garden Variety Whether your backyard is a place for you to relax, entertain or you truly like to dig in the dirt, these fun accessories are ideal for outdoor beautification.

Happy Home Birdhouse, $34. At Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. Third Ave.) Metal Herb Stakes Set, $24.95. At Pier 1 Imports (multiple locations)

Oval Plant Stand, $119.95. At Pier 1 Imports

Sailor’s Blue Hammock, $165. At Ten Thousand Villages

Plus Ceramic Lanterns, $17.95 each. At

Garden Buddha, $379.91. At Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd.)

Calypso Lanterns, $19-$89. At Arhaus (8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree)

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French Garden Chalis, $495. At Restoration Hardware (3000 E. 1st Ave.)



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Soft Surroundings 303.708.8132 |

Elizabeth Carrington Art and Design 210.394.0715 | Forma Furniture 970.204.9700 | The Fuzzy Antler 303.666.7864 | Galbraith & Paul 215.508.0800 | Hazel & Dewey 303.777.1500 | Hutch & Fig 720.287.4320 | HW Home 303.394.9222 | IKEA 303.768.9164 | Joie Shop 888.603.3023 ext. 30 | Jonathan Adler 303.377.1742 | Kravet 303.733.1891 |

SOI 209.544.0300 | Sur La Table 303.780.7800 | Ten Thousand Villages 303.316.8773 | The Tattered Cover 303.322.1965 | VintageView 303.504.9463 | Waterworks 303.394.2940 | West Elm 303.320.1001 | Williams-Sonoma 303.394.2226 | WOW! Furniture 303.792.9292 | Z Gallerie 303.322.1299 | z|modern 303.298.8432 |

Larrabee’s Furniture + Design 720.583.0060 |

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Final Thought

David Winger

Slow Down and Enjoy the Simple Pleasures in Life. It’s easy to appreciate the stunning natural surroundings of this Boulder home. Designs by Sundown created this inviting atmosphere for an outdoorloving family—a perfect spot for entertaining and relaxing while enjoying magnificent mountain views.

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