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ow you dress your home is as important as how you dress yourself.

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D E S I G N D I S PAT C H The little black book of all things new and fabulous in the local community.

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AS TOLD TO Luxe gets personal with three A-list talents on their design starts and what’s energizing them now.

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CHANGE MAKERS Ethical production and artisan communities are the cornerstone to these growing luxury decor brands.

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R O U N DTA B L E Pros weigh in on the spaces that ignited their passion for interiors and architecture.

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M AT E R I A L Brimming with inspiration, four arbiters of style share their playful mood boards.

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TREND Decorative surfaces from bygone eras continue to intrigue today.

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SPOTLIGHT Classically celebrated furnishings shine through a modern lens.

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K I TC H E N + B AT H Thomas O’Brien’s own curated kitchen makes for a very special space.

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE Want an insider’s perspective on West Coast style? Ahead of the Curve is Las Vegas Market’s signature preview program of the trending design aesthetics that are defining product choices west of the Mississippi. Presented by a curated panel of leading interior designers, Ahead of the Curve is edgy, educational and entertaining. lasvegasmarket.com/for-attendees/trends/ahead-of-the-curve

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The Next Chapter

Revival of the Fittest

Landscape Meditation

Black & Light

When tasked with making a house special, a Denver designer employs bold color, layers of prints and shapely silhouettes.

A Denver homeowner decides to give herself a special birthday gift by remodeling a classic dwelling for a personal fit.

Colorado’s topography, natural light and storied history inspire the large and small sculptures of Patrick Marold.

Can a home be city-slicker sleek and warm and cozy? A designer showed a pair of Mile-High City transplants it’s possible.

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Written by Paige Porter Fischer Photography by Tria Giovan

Written by Jennifer Sergent Photography by Caleb Santiago Alvarado

Written by Monique McIntosh Photography by Gieves Anderson

ON THE COVER: Designer David Frazier created a Denver residence that’s both sleek and cozy, pairing a sophisticated black-and-white palette with softer textures.

Custom pieces are matched with Lee Industries armchairs, a leather Børge Mogensen chair and a John Dickinson occasional table. The suede-wrapped Arrow light fixture is by Apparatus. Page 214

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Fifteen & Fab! WOW! It’s been 15 years since we launched with one magazine in Colorado. The past decade and a half, we have grown into the largest design network in the country, with 14 regional editions. I am incredibly proud to lead a brand that champions local design on such a grand scale. To celebrate our birthday, Luxe Interiors + Design is looking boldly toward the future. We have a new logo, and a fresh updated look. While we evolve, our tenets remain: Home is your greatest luxury. Good design lives around your corner. Design professionals are invaluable. The built environment is the foundation. We believe there is power in diversity and authenticity. Finally, and most importantly, design is life-enhancing. A heartfelt thank you to our team (past and present), to our beloved design community, to our advertising partners and to our valued reader. With love and optimism for the days and years ahead.

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PIECE TALK TAIKO CHANDLER

The danger in categorizing Denver artist Taiko Chandler as a printmaker is that the term might prevent one who hasn’t encountered her work from imagining its dimension, movement and transparency— not to mention the intricacies of the process required to create it. And for Chandler, that process is everything. Says the artist, who began studying her craft at the Art Students League of Denver in 2011, “I begin with a blank piece of paper and start layering stencils onto the plate. I respond to each layer, add new stencils, and keep going until I feel the piece is finished. The visual outcome is always a surprise.” Several years ago, Chandler began applying her organic designs to flexible sheets of Tyvek house wrap instead of paper and attaching them to walls, from which they grew into large installations. These ephemeral works exist only as long as an exhibition lasts. In contrast, she might spend three months printing and hand-cutting an installation’s 100 or so pieces, then another week on the painstaking process of placing them. “Everything is done by hand, so nothing is particularly efficient,” Chandler says, “but I find it to be very satisfying. I often think my art is my way of processing the world around me, so everything happens subconsciously in ways that I cannot easily explain.” taikochandler.com

POST MASTER WHO: Liz Bachman, a Denver-based stylist known for transforming residential interiors with her bright, livable, less-is-more style. Her method is simple: Declutter, add clean-lined furnishings, then infuse that newly minted canvas with the warmth and character of unique vintage finds. WHAT: Bachman uses her feed to share design ideas from her own home—a recently renovated midcentury-modern gem—plus behind-the-scenes peeks at her process for shopping and prepping for styling projects. It’s also a treasure trove of decor finds from small shops and makers, which Bachman sells on the Grey & Scout website. WHY: The feed is a crash course in mixing old with new and neutral tones

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with pops of color and life—“I love a good olive tree in an oversize pot!” Bachman says—and a wellspring of fresh design energy. “My desire is to connect with followers over a love of interior design,” says Bachman, who delights in sharing design feeds with small followings in her stories. “Instagram is a treasure trove of creatives, and it’s refreshing to look through photos that haven’t been plastered all over the other social media platforms.” IN HER WORDS: “I want people to take away inspiration from my photos and see the fun in taking time to curate their homes. And I hope that through my captions, they gain a sense of peace from seeing that, behind the scenes, everyone’s life is a little messy!”

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in solids, plaids, checks, stripes and florals. In Europe, linen bedding is used year-round, and boy, is it divine! Once you sleep on linen, it’s hard to go back to regular cotton.”

“Lamps by the famous French ceramic artist Georges Pelletier are highly collectible and hard to find. Most are vintage, from the 1970s and ’80s, though new ones are still being produced in Cannes. This vintage lamp features a blue daisy carving that allows the light to twinkle through.”

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What impact has COVID-19 had on your residential designs? Clients are focusing more on indoor-outdoor living spaces—including larger, covered outdoor rooms where they can safely entertain. Pantries are getting larger. Exercise rooms are shifting from multipurpose spaces to dedicated facilities with larger TV screens for virtual workouts. And we are designing separate offices instead of a shared space so that everyone has a place to get away.

“Many of the sofas we get from Europe are low and have layered, mattress-style seat cushions, which are really cool-looking and comfortable. This white sofa with black trim was made in France for the Chanel offices in Paris and was so admired, the maker began producing them for the public.”

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chairs bring back natural materials and traditional techniques, while the black-stained solid wood and clean lines make them elegant and refined.”

Has sustainability become more of a priority for homeowners? As people have begun to see that they’re not giving up anything to live in a super energy-efficient home, the desire for a more sustainable design is becoming almost universal. Clients are also interested in avoiding toxic chemicals in paints, glues, carpets and millwork, and in having a continuous fresh air supply, which is especially important since we’re all spending more time in our homes. What other design details are trending now? We’re installing a lot of oxygen-enrichment systems that can effectively make a space feel like it’s 2,000 or 3,000 feet above sea level. This helps homeowners acclimate to the altitude more quickly, sleep great, ski better and stay at altitude longer while feeling better.

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“Mouth-blown Belgian glassware is special because the nature of the process makes each piece interesting, irregular and unique.”

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“It took a long time to convince people that you can design mountain homes in a more modern way but with beautiful materials,” says architect Hans Berglund, whose eponymous Vail Valley firm was at the vanguard of that movement when it launched 16 years ago. Since then, Berglund has earned a reputation for creating modern regional designs inspired by local vernacular architecture— not just in the Vail Valley, but from Canada to the Caribbean. Here, he shares how 2020 has changed the way we live. berglundarchitects.com


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I’ve been eyeing the Bassam Fellows daybed. Its craftsmanship is gorgeous and its supple, down-filled leather cushions are the ultimate luxury. –SARAH TIEDEKEN O’BRIEN

Layering materials and textures creates a dynamic space. In my bedroom, I installed a bench covered in a bright, patterned GP&J Baker velvet and a Brunschwig & Fils two-tone blue rug. –NADIA WATTS

We use five elements to bring balance to a space: wood, metal, texture (fabrics, marble, stone), reflection (mirrors, glass) and life (plants, trees). If a room feels like it’s missing something, check to see if you have all the elements.

It’s so important to feel comfortable, happy and inspired at home, from adding a simple Jo Malone candle for ambience to a luxurious cashmere throw from Rani Arabella in a cheerful color.

–KRISTEN THOMAS

–ROBYN SCOTT

–AMY CASEY

I like the feeling of a dark paint color to create coziness. Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green is cozy in the winter and fresh enough to feel perfect in the warmer months.

Splurge on a spectacular chandelier! It creates light, centers a space and can be a work of art. –CASSY KICKLIGHTER POOLE

Make sure the flow of your home works: It can be as simple as rearranging furniture, letting in natural light and refreshing a room with accessories. –BETH ARMIJO

Color pairings found in nature always spark creativity. While hiking, I saw boulders with chartreuse lichen and rust-colored moss with red rocks behind them. I wonder how that would look as a paint color story? –EMILY TUCKER

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Luxury is a Rosemary Hallgarten throw blanket. Take your pick of alpaca, linen, silk or mohair. –EDDY DOUMAS

I live in an old church built in 1896 in Basalt, Colorado. One of our favorite spaces has a small settee that was my mothers, two A. Rudin slipper chairs I found at Habitat and recovered in a Schuyler Samperton fabric and lumbar pillows in a Pierre Frey stripe. We love to play cards, have cocktails and talk here. –BARBARA GLASS MULLEN

I recently went on a coffee table book-buying spree and I have zero buyer’s remorse. Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living by Klaus Baer and Rush Jenkins is a truly drool-worthy book. –JODI COOK

I’m gravitating toward moody colors right now: gray-chocolate walls, black lacquered cabinetry, olive and caramel mohair. Give me all the rich colors and textures.

Interiors full of color and texture bring me the most joy. My go-to is a Lee Industries sofa upholstered in a favorite color from InsideOut Performance Fabrics.

–ASHLEY CAMPBELL

–ALLISON TRIMBLE

The perfect materials palette would be a mix of beautiful fabrics with various textures and colors that play on subtle fixed finishes.

A room should reflect your personal story. For my office, I repurposed a Victorian sofa painting it orange and recovering it in a cut-velvet graphic pattern. I hung my grandmother’s selfportrait above it for an old-meets-new look.

–DEVON TOBIN AND MIRANDA CULLEN

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Toasting our 15th anniversary, Luxe celebrates the power and influence of feel-good design.


THREE LUMINARIES CONTEMPLATE DESIGN. AS TOLD TO MICHELLE BRUNNER

Bunny Williams in the sample library at her Manhattan office.

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My memories of growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, were of constant company. I lived out in the country, and everyone—my great aunt, godmother, parents—went to each other’s houses. Having a dinner party or a cocktail buffet was a regular occurrence. There were libraries stacked with books and dogs constantly running in and out. It instilled in me the belief that houses should be welcoming, but not so precious that someone might feel uncomfortable. I’ve often said that starting a project is like embarking on a new romance—that feeling of seeing someone across the room at a dinner party and your heart races. I fantasize about the house, imagining what it’s going to look and feel like finished. Like all affairs, there are the highs and lows, the traumas and dramas. There are exhilarating moments when you go shopping and find the perfect piece. Then there are the times when you’re dealing with budget constraints or something goes wrong. When I finish a house, I get incredibly sad. It’s time to move on to the next affair, but it’s hard because that project lived in my head for so long. Working for Sister Parish and Albert Hadley taught me so much. I was just 24 years old, when I was lucky enough to experience the taxi-cab yellow drawing room they did for William Paley’s apartment. It had beautiful French furniture, a Coromandel screen and paintings by Van Gogh and Gauguin, yet the room was so comfortable. It was a perfect juxtaposition of grand and simple. I’ll never forget that space. Interestingly enough, people tend to think that I mostly do chintz rooms, but I believe one of the most beautiful things is to have a very severe background with an incredible piece of 18th-century furniture and a modern painting. No matter the style, it’s got to be comfortable, and that’s especially important now. Eight people should be able to sit in a group and talk to each other with a place to rest their drink. Coming out of this period, people will either want cozier houses filled with furniture and objects, or they’ll be compelled to edit and simplify. Everybody wants an easy answer, but there’s never been just one way in design.

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This past year taught us that design isn’t just a pretty picture; it’s a vital component of our lives. We all like to believe that our homes matter. Certainly, I do—after all, I have a business based around that idea. But the importance of the spaces that we live in was magnified during the pandemic. When we look at gatherings that are more intimate, it makes experiences more valued and important. Though I’ve been sheltering in Provincetown, Massachusetts, I generally think of San Francisco as my home. There’s a common thread that draws outsiders and nonconformists there, whether it’s artsy bohemians or the tech folks; it’s a community that relishes quirkiness and eccentricity. You get the feeling that even the blue bloods in San Francisco have some wonderful tawdry tale in their past! It’s the kind of place where a leather daddy, a drag queen, a tech gazillionaire and a doyenne with a neck full of diamonds can all sit at the same table. It’s part of what drew me there, and what adds a sense of otherness or fearlessness to our work. When I was younger, I was desperate and excited to learn about design. Growing up in Virginia, I recall the impression family trips to Monticello or The Greenbrier had on me. As I got older, I became interested in designers who built totally immersive environments. The first time I went to Hotel Costes in Paris I was enthralled by Jacques Garcia’s ability to create transportive spaces. Similarly, Tony Duquette and Renzo Mongiardino had this gift for crafting rooms in an incredibly theatrical way. For us, every project starts with a story. There’s literally a written script for every job we do. The story provides a guidepost so we don’t lose sight of what we’re trying to achieve. Not every project comes with a rich narrative, but sometimes you get lucky, which happened with our revamp of the Cloud Club, (the legendary lunch spot in the Chrysler Building). It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We want to honor the building’s past as well as the optimism of its era. That’s what’s so special about working on this building at this particular moment. I think we all want to feel optimistic about something right now.

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Ken Fulk on a balcony at the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco.


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Growing up in Palm Beach was a unique experience because it was all folly and fantasy. Every aspect of my childhood home was magical. I grew up in a turreted-shingled church in the middle of a garden filled with orange blossoms and bougainvillea. It’s a place where you can paint vines up over your walls and ceiling. It’s personality-forward decorating. That love of theatrical design, the integration of indoor/outdoor spaces and a laid-back approach to entertaining carry through my designs, no matter where I’m working. Though I hadn’t planned on becoming a designer, I didn’t know how to not make design a priority. Deep down I just really like to find things and shine a light on them in a way that shows their potential. To illustrate, I’m not a morning person—there’s very little you could do to get me to wake up before 8:30 a.m. But if a friend said, I’ll give you $300 to go to the flea market to buy things for my house, I would be up at 5 a.m. shivering in the rain with a sense of anticipation that rivals Christmas morning. I get this feeling when I walk into an antique store or turn down an aisle at a flea market. I think we’re all led to things by our joy and if we’re lucky that can be our career. When I look back, the buildings could burn down and the houses could be sold, but what matters is the people I’ve come to love or be changed by. It’s funny—you think your career is about what you do, but it’s mostly about who you do it with. An unforeseen and often uncelebrated highlight is that I get to work with my mother (interior designer Mimi McMakin). She’s the designer I’ve learned the most from, and it’s not just what she’s taught me professionally per se, but also the constantly evolving, beautiful home she provided for us. The past year has given us all a chance to reconsider our priorities and what makes our homes distinctly ours. The pandemic, the stopping of work, having been stuck in our houses—it’s made things that matter mean much more. Personally, it has made me more focused on antiques, vintage items and things that have history. It’s beauty with deeper roots, meaning and authenticity.

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Celerie Kemble in her New York City apartment.



FOR A NEW WAVE OF HOME DECOR BRANDS, GOOD BUSINESS AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUS GO HAND IN HAND. W R I T T E N BY G R AC E B E U L E Y H U N T

“Consumers are becoming more discerning about investing in brands with purpose,” says Jodie Fried, co-founder of Armadillo. Of the brand’s artisan and weaver community (shown here), she adds, “We consider them extended family.”

Being confined to our spaces like never before has shed light on every facet of our homes: the look, the function, the comforts— and with renewed potency, the intentions behind the items we live with. While consumer activism gained fresh credence in 2020, a rising tide of young design brands have been defining a new model of ethical production at scale for years. Unable to find fine, handmade rugs that aligned with their value set, Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst founded Armadillo with community enrichment and fairtrade practices as key DNA pillars. Not a decade into business, the duo established The Armadillo Foundation, which supports free medical clinics and funds an elementary school in their weaver village in India. “We have a team on the ground and our artisans know that if they have a

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financial or medical need, they can come to us,” says Fried. For Los Angeles-based Block Shop, kinship was a similarly integral principal. Helmed by sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman, the cult favorite design studio was born on relationships Lily had developed with a family of next-generation block printers while studying overseas. Recognizing kindred spirits in these artistic entrepreneurs, the sisters hatched plans for a graphic block print brand whose success champions wages two to three times higher than the national average and dedicates 5% of proceeds toward health care initiatives in the Jaipur artisan community. “A familial sense of decency has always been our core ethos,” says Hopie. Like the Stockman sisters, Christina Bryant too found the spark for St. Frank,

her luxury home goods brand, while abroad. Living in rural Rwanda, Bryant became enamored with the exquisite Agaseke baskets made in her village. So spurred a business model that works with artisans in under-resourced communities to design and produce product lines. (To date, St. Frank supports jobs in more than two dozen countries.) “We showcase traditional craft as art form,” says Bryant, adding that her Oaxacan embroidered tablecloths take four women an entire month to create. “Our model is the opposite of exploitative. We make a premium product that the handiwork deserves.” As with anything shown affection, the impact is palpable. Notes Hopie, “When human care and thoughtfulness flow from creator to object, you sense that intention when you hold it in your hand.”

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A-LISTERS RECALL THE SPACES THAT HAVE LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK. W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D BY B R I T TA N Y C H E VA L I E R M C I N T Y R E

Alexa Hampton's sitting room for the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

“In 2014, I did the Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the famed Villard Houses. It was a Mudejar fantasy of a sitting room that was really elevated by the architecture of this NYC landmark.” –ALEXA HAMPTON, ALEXAHAMPTON.COM

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“I have a few rooms I continually fall back on for inspiration. I love Nancy Lancaster’s ‘buttah-yellah’ drawing room on London’s Avery Row and Billy Baldwin’s La Fiorentina in the south of France— both for their mastery of furniture layouts and comfortable style.” –DANIELLE ROLLINS, DANIELLEDROLLINS.COM

“ If I had to choose one building as being the most important to my work, it would be the Renaissance palazzo Villa Rotonda designed by Andrea Palladio. Studying it helped me discover the tenets and discipline of classical design and the proportional principles of Vitruvius.” –TOM STRINGER, TOMSTRINGER.COM

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“My favorite room is the grand salon of the late designer Hubert de Givenchy in Paris. It taught me the importance of creating multiple ways to use a room, the joy of mixing wildly disparate elements together, and that a space shouldn’t appear perfect, but rather that it has effortlessly evolved over time.”

When designing the grand salon in his former residence, Château du Grand-Lucé, in France’s Loire Valley, Timothy Corrigan turned to Hubert de Givenchy as inspiration.

–TIMOTHY CORRIGAN, TIMOTHY-CORRIGAN.COM

–FERN SANTINI, FERNSANTINI.COM

“My first ‘pinch me’ moment was when Luxe ran my Palmolive Building project on its Chicago and National covers in 2012. It was a game changer for my confidence and gave me assurance that I was really capable of hanging with the best designers in the country.” –SUMMER THORNTON, SUMMERTHORNTONDESIGN.COM

“Last year, I designed a bedroom suite for a showhouse inspired by my mother, a breast cancer survivor, with the intent of renewal for anyone going through treatment. Colors, textures and patterns were all inspired by my heritage, and once the room was complete, I knew I had created something that would take me to the next level.” –GAIL DAVIS, GAILDAVISDESIGNSLLC.COM

The foyer of Summer Thornton’s Chicago project featured in Luxe Interiors + Design in 2012.

timothy corrigan photo: eric piasecki. summer thornton photo: nick johnson.

“Three years ago, my career changed when I was hired for the interiors of a Mayan-inspired house by Paul Lamb Architects. Not only did the clients have a love for the Mayan culture, but also a fascination with Art Deco. It was my first chance to put a collection together that embraced several centuries— everything from Biedermeier to Ruhlmann to Giacometti to now. It was scary, but oh so rewarding!”


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–KATHRYN IRELAND, KATHRYNIRELAND.COM Kathryn Ireland’s textile Breakfast nook designed collection displayed by Charlotte Lucas in her original Santa Monica home.

“Many years ago, I designed the main bedroom and bathroom for a showhouse that changed my career. At that time, I had several articles written about my love for color and pattern. While I do love both, I felt like I was being pigeonholed as “the pattern guy.” So, I designed a neutral room. It certainly helped me gain a whole new level of clientele.” –JAY JEFFERS, JAYJEFFERS.COM

“Ca’Liza, our version of Heron Bay in Nassau, was on a magazine cover and changed my career forever.” –AMANDA LINDROTH, AMANDALINDROTHDESIGN.COM Mark Sikes’s room for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

“ Designing the dining room for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House was a big step. It was classic and timeless but bold. The room was inspired by Marella Agnelli. It was the first time East Coasters and editors could see and experience a space by me.” –MARK D. SIKES, MARKDSIKES.COM

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Amanda Lindroth’s island getaway in Nassau, Bahamas.

kathryn ireland photo: tim beddow. mark sikes photo: amy neunsinger. amanda lindroth photo: tria giovan.

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“Since Los Angeles was void of anything resembling the British Isles in the early ’90s, I opened a tiny shop in Santa Monica. With my collection of lighting, pillows, tartan throws and other accessories flying off the shelves (all 10 of them), I realized I had arrived!”


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A breakfast nook designed by Charlotte Lucas.

–CHARLOTTE LUCAS, CHARLOTTELUCASDESIGN.COM

“Growing up in New York, I was starstruck by the magnitude and beauty of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, whenever I begin a project, I think of its grandeur and scale, its enclosure and how specific pieces will relate to the space and create just enough tension to make it interesting.”

“ My great-grandmother’s house in the small village of Péronne in France has the thing I find most beautiful in a building: a deep sense of being grounded, having been in one place for so long that it feels like it belongs as much as the hill that it sits on. The building’s stone is the same color as the earth of the courtyard and the vineyards that surround it. It feels organically connected, almost as if it sprouted up on its own.”

–JOY MOYLER, JOYMOYLERINTERIORS.COM

–JESSICA HELGERSON, JHINTERIORDESIGN.COM

Patrick McCarthy’s Miami living room designed by Thom Filicia. Thom Filicia's living room design for Patrick McCarthy.

“Fashion publishing icon Patrick McCarthy’s Miami apartment was one of my first projects after opening my firm. I was able to push creative boundaries with the space—custom pieces blended with antiques and his incredible art collection. The design made sense for Miami and McCarthy’s lifestyle, while pushing the limits a bit.” –THOM FILICIA, THOMFILICIA.COM

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charlotte lucas photo: laurey w. glenn/southern living. thom filicia photo: jason schmidt.

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“Designing a house for my sister-in-law and her family was a turning point. My style has evolved since this 2016 project, but the hallmarks of my work— combining old with new, taking chances with pattern and color, and being practical yet creative about space— ring true to this day.”


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Michele Ciardullo, Luxury Specialist and Managing Partner, 720.933.2573, michele@teamdenverhomes.com Mor Zucker, Investment Specialist and Operating Partner, 303.557.8862, mor@teamdenverhomes.com Team Denver Homes RE/MAX teamdenverhomes.com ¡

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of the team, led by Michele Ciardullo and Mor Zucker, specializes in a niche. Through this approach, every transaction truly gets the utmost attention of an unmatched expert. The aspect of the RE/MAX firm that might not be at first obvious is its use of technology. “Our online presence has become a foundation of our process,” Ciardullo says. It has worked quite splendidly. In fact, one could argue that Team Denver Homes has masterfully redefined the art of real estate marketing. Through a family of lifestyle blogs, the firm’s agents dive into their local world to review and report on everything from events and happenings to eateries and outdoor activities. “Through these platforms, we have organically established an extremely engaged audience that trusts our brands as a resource,” Zucker says. “This provides our real estate clients more value by offering exceptional insight into the region’s market and a unique avenue to maximizing exposure of listings.”

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As it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the Charles Cunniffe Architects team can look back on its body of work thus far with immense pride. Known for its design of some of the most luxurious legacy homes in locations throughout the country, from Aspen to Palm Beach to Whitefish, the company has consistently remained on the cutting edge of progressive design. No matter the scope of the project or size of the home, CCA keeps one primary goal in mind, and that is to uniquely fulfill the needs and dreams of each individual client. The homeowner is always the focus of the process.

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LEGACY OF HOME Through a personal and approachable, yet expertise-fueled perspective, the CCA team works to build close relationships with the client. It accommodates the whole family, involving everyone in the ideation of a generational home. “We collaborate closely with you to design a home for exactly the way you wish to live,” the team says. “It’s about what you and your family are inspired by, and how your family will grow and evolve throughout your home’s life, as it becomes a family legacy.” CCA incorporates sustainability into every design, aiming to create places that respect the environment and are simple to maintain. It offers a full suite of architectural and interior design services, lending creative vision to everything from the largest scope to the smallest details.


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Pay close attention and Portugal’s complex history comes to life via its masterful legacy of intricate tilemaking. Individual geometric and colorful patterns can be credited to the Moorish influence dating back to the 13th century, whereas blue-and-white scenic motifs were first introduced to the country by Italian artists. This detailed scene decorating a Porto railway station illustrates a storybook narrative—we take it these walls can talk!



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Clockwise from top right: Rivers Small Fluted Pendant by Marie Flanigan for Visual Comfort & Co. / $679 / circalighting.com. Origami and Stellar Wallpaper / Price upon request / arte-international.com. Taper Chair by Kara Mann / Price upon request / mcguirefurniture.com. Tommy Table / Other finishes from $2,835 / armani.com. Marquetry Sphere by Silvia Furmanovich / $1,500 / bergdorfgoodman.com. Channel Placemat / $86 / kimseybert.com. Ornamenta Frog Closure in Persimmon / Price upon request / jimthompsonfabrics.com. Kortez Wall Art / Price upon request / madegoods.com.

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Step foot inside Beijing’s Forbidden City, constructed some 600 years ago, and a sense of reverence immediately sets in. The palace’s precise and complex carvings and bas-relief detail—all handmade—showcase exceptional craftsmanship and artistry. Vibrant hues of red, gold and green bring the ornamentation to life—a centuries-old palette that still feels remarkably modern in today’s world of design.


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LOW PROFILE The low-slung slipper chair was in vogue during the Victorian Era when ladies needed a comfortable place to put on stockings and shoes. While this design has certainly withstood the test of time, Brooklyn-based maker Eny Lee Parker nixed the petite scale of the slipper silhouette with her * Chair in favor of a more substantial approach. Upholstered in mohair, the rounded shape of the piece is meant to resemble an O and accompany Parker’s Stitch Stool for an XO effect. enyleeparker.com

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SMOKE SCREEN While the traditional upholstered screen was once used for privacy, the Nila Screen by DeMuro Das is a stunning statement piece meant to be on display. Each panel is crafted with eucalyptus veneer marquetry, gray lacquer and castbronze antique hinges, and embroidered in collaboration with French accessories designer Olivia Dar. The curved lines and intense blue coloration are a reference to Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex building in Chandigarh, India. demurodas.com

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ON A LIMB The Vintner Table by Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger of Ironies provides a refreshing spin on the classic drinks table, which was introduced in the 1920s when cocktail hour became de rigueur and occasional surfaces were needed. This piece has a cast-brass base antiqued by hand and decorated with a charming fauxbois pattern, while the shagreen top is applied in a starburst motif. ironies.com

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PASS THE TORCH During the mid-20th century, palm tree lighting gained popularity with many pieces produced in the opulent Hollywood Regency style. The goal for Iatesta Studio was to reintroduce the design as more refined and architectural for contemporary interiors, and the result is the sculptural Palm Tree Torchiere. Constructed of forged steel and done in a soft-aged zinc finish, each large-scale, wallmount lamp has more than 130 leaves that are hand cut, rolled and shaped before being welded to the frame. iatestastudio.com Amoir Fou fabric throughout, dedar.com

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culture and its 110th anniversary in 2021. As with every collection,

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director, who, himself, has made an indelible imprint. For the

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“We focus on pieces that have great bones … beautiful proportion and scale, and timeless style.”

MUSINGS + MAKINGS: A Q+A WITH RUMLEY How has your 20 years in design shaped this new collection? One learns to ‘speak a lot of languages’ as style, fashion and form have evolved. I love references to classic design and the excitement created when traditional and modern forms are mixed with soft silhouettes and architectural forms.

Top: HC3014-05 Parker Sofa, HC3013-14 Joel Chair, HC3007-55 Jim Wing Chair, HC3086-70 Bill Lamp Table, and HC3085-10/HC8030-02 Grace Table base. Artwork by Jim Koch. Above: HC3003-06/96 Kate Sofa, HC3004-27 Susan Swivel Chair, HC3006-21 Wayne Lounge Chair, and HC3080-70 Krystal Cocktail Table. All photography courtesy of Hickory Chair

What inspired your approach? With inspiration from fashion, jewelry and fine art, I created this collection of bedroom, dining and living room furniture with a deep understanding of the desires of the Hickory Chair customer. It was important that each piece have beautiful proportion and scale, a dynamic shape and be made from an interesting array of materials.

What materials will we see? American walnut and ash along with mahogany, marble, glass and customdesigned hardware were used in the creation of the wood products. Optional tops, finishes and Customer’s Own Hardware COH®, as well as a new Made 2 Measure™ table group provide an exciting palette ready for personalization. The new upholstery collection includes signature chairs and sumptuous sofa and sectional groupings, as well as hand-tufted pieces.


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Thomas O’Brien’s Library House started with a vision for the kitchen. As the story goes, when the building next to his current Bellport, New York, home—a former 1830s boys’ school, which he shares with husband and designer Dan Fink—became available, O’Brien purchased it and started fresh with a ground-up build. “We both love to cook and dine in and when planning this house, we decided it was finally time to create a wonderful kitchen like we do for our clients,” he says. aerostudios.com Talk to us about the floor plan. The kitchen had to be both beautiful and functional and was laid out to accommodate two small rooms flanking the main cooking space, which sits at the top of a large, layered library. Both adjacent areas can be closed off allowing the main space’s kitchen island to shine. Inspired by an actual English table several hundred years old, the substantial island features clipped corners, lots of storage and a beautiful stone surface. What was the starting point for the design? I love marble and the way it looks in traditional homes. I had originally bought slabs of marble for the kitchen but on a trip to the stone yard I came across this Connemara marble I had never seen before. Sourced from the coast of Ireland, the veining reminds me of a vivid green landscape, which I knew would look lovely in the kitchen. It completely changed the space and became the total inspiration for the room. That table is so inviting! The dining table is the ideal scale for two or four people and is an old English design that falls into the category of brown furniture no one wants anymore, but it’s kind of perfect. The way we set it up is that the cook sits in the chair, for easy access to the kitchen, and the other gets to relax on the settee, but we mix up duties all the time. This whole area feels easy, even if it’s a bit fancy! The backsplash transforms the space. Why a mirror? The moment the mirror went in, it changed everything. It not only opens up the kitchen but functions as a window bringing in and reflecting light, which is important in this slightly darker Library House. You can see what’s happening behind you, so the mirror acts as a tool to see the full picture.

In Thomas O’Brien’s kitchen, a custom walnut island by Aero Studios, his design laboratory, takes center stage. The Art Deco drawer pulls are from Le BHV Marais found on a trip to Paris. A Visual Comfort & Co. ceiling fixture and Galia Century stools, both collaborations with O’Brien, complete the arrangement. On the previous page, the designer’s dogs, Dally Mae and Totie, pose on the dining settee upholstered in Owls & Fruit by GP & J Baker for Lee Jofa. The French linen tablecloth is from Copper Beech and the large tumblers are by Baccarat.

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Clockwise from top: A vintage boxed set of sterling silver flatware by Tiffany & Co.; Iced Marble by Benjamin Moore decorates the nostalgic pegboard, which houses the designer’s cookware collection; Irish Connemara Marble, available at BAS Stone, creates a stunning backdrop for an assortment of objets.

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Past Perfect CHARACTERFUL AND COMFORTABLE, THERE’S NOTHING DATED ABOUT THE NEW HISTORICAL HOME. W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D BY G R AC E B E U L E Y H U N T

There’s something soothing about a house that has stood the test of time—layers of soul, a testament to enduring materials and beneath it all, a suggestion of simpler days. It is these and so many other attributes that have intrigued design devotees young and old to seek out historic homes. As Summer Loftin, designer, antiques dealer and lucky inhabitant of this preserved 1920s carriage house, keenly observes, “Nostalgia is making a comeback and everybody loves a great story.”

In her own Atlanta living room, designer Summer Loftin chose Benjamin Moore’s Summer Blue to create “a calm yet vibrant” setting for original architectural features, including black-and-white checkered floors and preserved dentil moldings, to shine. Adding interest, Loftin’s personal collections of blue-andwhite porcelain, early 20th-century Dutch oil paintings and antique furnishings build a unique and storied tableau. summerloftin.com

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ORIGINAL FLAVOR Brooklyn-based architect Elizabeth Roberts built an empire around gently injecting turn-of-the-century homes with contemporary perspective. Here, Roberts waxes poetic on balancing old with new and the appetite for historic charm in the luxury market. elizabethroberts.com Natural niche: As an undergrad at UC Berkeley, I spent summers on an archeological dig in Crete, which opened my eyes to the layers of history found in architecture. At the time, Columbia University’s Architectural Historic Preservation graduate program offered a Design Sector degree that focused on the reuse of historic buildings.

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I’m so happy this brought me to New York. I’ve restored more than 50 townhouses here, the vast majority more than 150 years old. Reno rule: With an addition, it’s respectful to create a clear demarcation where the old building ends and new one begins. I will not design “fake old.” Never update: Original handrails. Solid mahogany is irreplaceable and when restored, incomparable to any other wood. Always update: Lighting and paint. Dream digs: An old Parisian apartment with high ceilings and plaster moldings everywhere. Characterful refresh: Minimize sheetrock by installing painted or unpainted wood paneling on the ceiling or walls. Finding balance: If there is an authentic detail, I’ll try hard to work around it—and not just in prewar buildings. For a current 1980s renovation, we decided that the unusual roof and double-story fireplace should stay. We’re replacing the lava-stone panels on the chimney breast with handmade tile, but decided the shape and form were important to retaining the feel of the original structure. Always chic: Authenticity. I spend an enormous amount of time creating unique homes that sit well within their context.


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COLLECTORS ACROSS THE NATION SOUND OFF ON BUYING TRENDS AND FAVORITE TREASURES.

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In-store: Conversation pieces with personality— unique furnishings, new and vintage art and creative accessories. Personal aesthetic: I’m drawn to antiques with a contemporary feel and look for pieces with very clean lines. That being said, I also love rococo. It’s all about the mix. Signature pieces: Mirrors. Even in a contemporary house, an antique mirror looks fresh, and we sell a lot of them. We also love a great gilt wood chair which we’ll usually upholster in something fun, like chartreuse felt. Two cents: The designer Miles Redd once said that the success of a project depends on how many “yeses” he gets. My advice is to hire a great designer and say “yes” a lot. foundforthehome.com

CRIS BRIGER AND CHARLES PEED, CASA GUSTO WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Old with new: We offer antiques, art and exclusive contemporary pieces, including Mexican Talavera pottery and papier-mâché botanicals. Recent favorite: A 19 th -century Irish mahogany settee, which arrived in a very stiff blue silk. We reupholstered it in a brown stripe and added chocolate ribbons for spunk. Totally Pride and Prejudice worthy. Secret sauce: We like opposing fabrics, like mattress ticking upholstery for a formal bench to change its attitude—like a day dress for evening. Why antique: Furniture, like architecture, should pass the test of time, evoking where it came from, and bringing a story to a room. getthegusto.com

MICHAEL TRAPP, MICHAEL TRAPP INC. WEST CORNWALL, CONNECTICUT

Sweet spots: 16th- to 20 th-century textiles, furniture, carpets, ceramics, natural history, paintings, chandeliers and more. Latest score: 16th -century Ming Swatow porcelain plates from a shipwreck discovered off Sumatra. I covered the walls of my sitting room with over 300 of them. Timeless means: Good proportion, quality materials, solid construction and a nice patina. In demand: Dutch Colonial furniture from the 19th and 20th century; simple pieces with strong lines. Mantra: I search the world for beautiful objects. It doesn’t matter who made it or when—just that it’s beautiful. michaeltrapp.com


For a decadent dose of old-world style, look no further than de Gournay’s new Cabinet of Curiosities wallcovering. Drawing inspiration from the 16th -century Wunderkammer craze, the design depicts an array of collectible objects—all hand-painted and custom curated per client—set within the illusion of decorative cabinetry. Think of it like your own miniature museum immortalized in silk. degournay.com

ROOTED IN PLACE Residences by architect Gil Schafer are an inimitable cocktail of timeless style and modern comfort. Whether designing his own Greek Revival farmhouse in New England or a sprawling Mediterranean Revival in Montecito (as seen in this sketch), according to Schafer, the following three considerations shape every ground-up project from outset to install day. gpschafer.com Siting. The most successful home design sits on its site in a way that feels inevitable. It nestles into the land, taking cues from its contours, embracing the views and creating seemingly effortless fl ow between inside and outside. Context. A new historic house’s authenticity really depends on how well it relates to its context—both natural and historical. What style it is, its proportions, how the windows look, its details—all of these elements send subliminal messages to the mind’s eye that tell you whether to believe the design or not. Decoration. Never leave thinking about decoration until the end of the project— it should be right there at the beginning along with the architecture and the landscape. In the most successful schemes, the furniture sits effortlessly in rooms designed around them, and the colors and textures of the fabrics enhance the architecture, connecting with the residence’s sense of time and place.

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While the exact origin story remains unconfirmed, the rocking chair is widely held as an American contribution, first favored by Colonial mothers, later decorating porches from the Great Plains to the White House and always being reinvented anew as a dynamic design statement. Handiwork of Asheville, North Carolina-based chairmaker Brian Boggs, the Cio rocker—available in maple, walnut and cherry— speaks to both the resurgent chic of clean-lined brown furniture and the enduring appeal of a quintessentially American staple. brianboggschairmakers.com

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ROOTED IN PLACE PHOTO: COURTESY G.P. SCHAFER ARCHITECT. AMERICAN INVENTION PHOTO: COURTESY BRIAN BOGGS. PLAYING FAVORITES PHOTO: COURTESY DE GOURNAY. MAKING HISTORY PHOTO: NICO SCHINCO.

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DESIGNER DAVID KAIHOI TELLS THE TALE OF A GRAND OLD 1810 FEDERAL THAT LURED HIS FAMILY TO THE HUDSON VALLEY.

We got the itch last April. A friend insisted we crash at his 19 th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, and that’s when my wife began aching for a country home. She always wanted a Jane Austen fantasy: an old house with good bones and stories. But it was only an abstract notion with architectural flourishes—a crackling fireplace, a proper staircase, gutsy millwork, worn floors and wavy glass windows. Maybe a kooky attic. Something rough around the edges with strong, redeemable character. Our hearts are in New York City’s East Village, where we haven’t tired of our fifth-floor walkup. Our two kids share a bedroom and we colorfully negotiate use of a single bathroom. It’s an adventure that keeps us tight and mindful. We weren’t necessarily in a position to buy, but we love a project—and entertaining the idea had become a preferred dinner conversation. Where could it be? What might it look like? We were open to all scenarios, but that weekend directed our focus to a historic home in the Hudson Valley.

We’d ogle listings of romantic piles, sigh to ourselves and think, ‘too much work,’ or ‘too much money.’ It was heartbreaking! Death by a thousand listings. But then, one stopped us cold. You know that feeling when it starts to hurt? That’s love, I think. We fell in love. The house was in Columbia County and since we were in the area over the New Year, we planned a drive-by; a tempt of fate. We snooped around and peeked through windows. As we feared, it checked all boxes: history, scale and gentle layers of quirks from owners past and present. We contacted the broker for a closer look, and you know the rest. For now, the rooms are empty and the echoes couldn’t make us happier. It will be a long, slow burn, collecting stories and writing the next chapter in the history of this house. reddkaihoi.com

The new neighbors—goats from an abutting horse farm—offer an unconventional housewarming for designer David Kaihoi, wife Monique, daughter Mirabelle and son Anders, as they settle into their recently purchased historic home in Ghent, New York.


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GROUNDBREAKERS Groundbreaker, innovator, pioneer—no matter the term, the people, products, companies and concepts on the following pages have made an indelible imprint on their respective fields. From striking aesthetics and unique perspectives to signature skills and materials that make their mark, these groundbreakers all share one mission: to inspire and aspire. Mastering their “it” factor to leave a lasting legacy in the world of design.


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The soul of Andrea Schumacher’s aesthetic is echoed in her

“I love a well-traveled look, a home that tells a story and has a sense of humor. Nothing should be too serious or unusable.”

“nothing should be too serious or unusable” approach. Exquisite patterns, bold use of color, spaces infused with texture and materiality: these are the hallmarks of the Schumacher touch. Her creativity and emotive designs were fostered during her experiences in television and cinema—her work today reveals a captivating narrative, telling the story of a home and its owners through the world of interiors. “I am a true student of the living, breathing world. I believe texture and form affect everyone, through all phases of life,” she shares. “Set design is ingrained in my sensibilities and stands true today: space, form and architecture are backdrops to work magic with color, textures and materials.”

DESIGN DISCUSSION •G reatest source of inspiration? My grandmother, an artist, was not only worldly in her approach to art but fearless in her work. She produced art for 50 years, and it ranges from sketches that look very European to modern, Cubist art.

•N ew and noteworthy? I am working on releasing a wallpaper/fabric line using my grandmother’s art as inspiration. I am also working on my personal home project in Santa Barbara and look forward to expanding my work in Southern California.

•V oid in the market? I would love to see designers be given easier access to create their own products.

Top, left: This gourmet kitchen is adorned with a mixture of beautiful patterns and textures that make it welcoming, yet highly functional. Top, right: With an emphasis on glamour and awe, this bathroom is much more than a place to splish and splash. Above: Hot pink wood wallcovering and a custom vanity create a lasting impression in this full bath. All photography by Emily Minton Redfield


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | COLOR ADO “We build each safe as the treasured heirloom we know it will become.”

IN VOGUE + SECURE Brown Safe shines at the intersection of state-of-theart technology and timeless aesthetic design. Some of the key features in most all of its products include … • Ballistic armor plating •P roprietary fire-resistant cladding • Premium paint finishes

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Growing up, Lynel Brown often heard her father utter a phrase his own father instilled in him, “Build it for your children’s children … and teach them the same.” Frederick Brown, who founded Brown Safe in 1980, certainly passed the mentality on successfully. “This is now a mantra of sorts for our family

• Exotic hardwoods ine leather interiors with •F hand-stitched detailing ommercial-grade systems •C for monitoring and granting access, including biometric fingerprint-reading locks, bolt lock indicator sensors, silent signal alerts and home automation integration

and company, and we honor it each day through a steadfast commitment to excellent craftsmanship and long-term reliability,” Lynel says. Yet even as it maintains these values, the creator of high-design, high-tech safes and vaults innovates, consistently introducing some of the most exquisite, well-performing and one-of-a-kind products in the field. Brown Safe’s best seller perfectly exemplifies the result of such duality. “Our Gem safes offer the same security and functionality of our military-grade products, with added beauty, elegance and convenience that make them a must-have for the home.”

INDUSTRY FIRST: THE CHRONOS Brown Safe’s Chronos design is the sum total of everything the company has learned about safe design, cutting-edge technology, advanced materials manufacturing and mechanical engineering. “It retains the Brown Safe DNA, but does everything in a whole new way,” Lynel says. “The Chronos model was the first safe anywhere to be completely built out of military-grade ballistic armor plating. It also sports a completely original interlocking door design and mechanical system that allows for solid-titanium locking bolts on all four sides, for silky-smooth operation.” Accessed via fingerprint and abundant with other luxurious features, Chronos truly stands apart.

Top: With Ultrasuede-lined drawer inserts for jewelry organization, this Gem safe’s interior is the perfect place for precious pieces. Bottom, left: This custom Chronos 4218 watch vault has Damascus steel details. Bottom, right: This Chronos’ creamy interior suits the regality of the jewels within.



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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | COLOR ADO “We won’t drag you around to showrooms for weeks and months; we’ve designed whole homes in one day.”

CHARMED BEGINNINGS D’Amore Interiors has been in business since 1980, when Frank and Marilyn got their start in a flea market in Florida. “We sold handpainted pillows and bedspreads,” Marilyn shares. “Over the years, our business grew and evolved, and after we fell in love with Colorado on a family trip in 1992, we decided to move.” D’Amore Interiors followed, and Gina, who was a baby wrapped in those blankets they once sold, joined the firm while in high school. Having been raised in the industry and inspired by her mother, she knew already that this was her calling. When she married Eric, he too recognized a passion for the biz. A family affair, if ever there were one.

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In the course of a D’Amore Interiors project, it is not uncommon for the general contractor to say, “You want me to do what?” Husband-and-wife Frank and Marilyn D’Amore, and their daughter and her husband, Gina D’Amore Bauerle and Eric Bauerle, have built a team that is known for unusual design features. They’ve used real aspen trees in a kids’ room, flipped a console table upside down on the ceiling and turned it into a shelf, suspended bunk beds from the ceiling using rope and swing set hooks— the list goes on. “We don’t believe in boring,” says Gina, who along with her mother has won many design awards. “We make statements with our designs, and we love to incorporate color and bring each space to life. It’s the client’s home, and they should have a sense of happiness when they are there.” Always thinking outside of the box, the family ensures this through its bold, daring, unique and “freaking awesome” approach.

Top: This steampunk-themed condominium won an ASID Crystal award and features some fascinating finishes and furnishings. Far left: Although quite contemporary, this University Park home features textures that lend an organic feel. Left: This remodeled “glass house” in Denver has it all—amazing finishes, furniture and views. Above: This library wall is moody and glamorous, with vintage elements. It comprises more than 1,000 real books, all covered in decorative leather. Far left, Left & Above: Photography by Tim Gormley of TG Image


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At D’Amore Interiors, we are always open to new challenges and face them with bold, daring and risk-taking ideas. Whether you are starting from square one or looking for finishing touches, we love becoming a part of our clients’ lives and making their homes more beautiful. Interior design is our passion, and we are truly happy to help out in any way possible. To go along with our design services, our 18,500-square-foot showroom is what really separates us from the rest of the industry. Established in 1980, we have spent years perfecting our craft and are proud of the collection on display in our showroom.

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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | COLOR ADO “Nature is our greatest collaborator in the design process.”

RELATIONSHIPDRIVEN AT ITS CORE While the modern-day digital component of business is certainly relevant for Designscapes Colorado, its team—always focused on client and craft—is the heart and soul of the company. “Our business was built on developing long-term relationships with our clients,” Steinhauer says. “We have continued to foster these connections over time, and our clients value that we prefer to draft and render most of our drawings by hand.”

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As landscape architects and designers, the team members at Designscapes Colorado work closely with their clients to provide solutions to achieve lifestyle visions in an artistic manner. Recognized as one of Colorado’s foremost firms of its kind, its innovative designs have been featured nationally and honored by peers in the industry. Key to this success is an intention to listen, both to homeowner and site. “We design landscapes to fit our region’s unique environment,” says Phil Steinhauer, owner and CEO of the company. “We think about the utilization of drought-tolerant species and source local materials to help develop more sustainable landscapes. We also take cues from the home’s interior spaces, style and building materials,” Steinhauer says. “The goal is to make a garden and outdoor living space that complements the house and, in the end, realizes the full potential of the project down to the last detail.”

Top: This elegant bluestone patio and fire pit reflects the simplicity and style of the home’s architecture and its relationship to the outdoor living space. Bottom: The landscape reflects the charm and essence of this home, located in the Historic Denver Country Club. All photography by Derek Johnson Visuals


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | COLOR ADO “There are spectacular alternatives to traditional building methods.”

WHY RAMMED EARTH? • I t’s quiet and efficient. Exterior walls that measure 2 feet in width block out most external noises and, in winter, help hold in the heat created from radiant floors. A solar panel array tucked discreetly above the garage can contribute to low electricity costs. he planet will thank you. •T Rammed-earth construction promotes natural heating and cooling, reducing energy usage. Earth is also the most abundant, globally available natural resource to which humans have access, and using it instead of massproduced materials avoids harmful chemicals. • I t will last lifetimes. Earthen walls extend the life span of a home into centuries, not decades.

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In a time when efficiency—be that of energy, function or flow—is top of mind, EarthBuilt is bringing a wholly unique solution to homeowners throughout Colorado. “We design and create spaces with rammed earth that we could never accomplish with other materials,” says Brett Fitzgerald, who founded the firm alongside Anthony Monteson in 2012. In the years since then, the two have established a team of trade professionals who share their passion for doing things a little differently. EarthBuilt’s portfolio showcases the stunning, mostly modern residences that have resulted. And it seems there is much more to come. Last year, during the Boulder Green Home Tour, EarthBuilt’s Terresen Estate was one of the most popular destinations. “We repeatedly heard people ponder why there aren’t more buildings like it, and utter in awe, ‘it’s as quiet as a cave,’” Monteson shares. “It definitely heightened the general public’s awareness of our approach.”

Top: EarthBuilt crafted a concretecast bar and a range hood with patina on steel for this depth-filled kitchen. Left: Flawless white countertops contrast pleasantly with the handcrafted patinaed steel recessions surrounding the fireplace. Right: The trough sink on this master vanity doubles as a filler for the soaking tub. All photography by Rob Larsen


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ENTRY + EXHIBITION “Lately, we have been focusing on doors as operable art,” Harvey says. “Unlike tables, they don’t get surrounded and covered with other stuff. They bring our talent as makers to the fore and celebrate the wood’s character through their constant visibility. Doors are a centerpiece in the home; they truly define not only the feel of a space, but the transition from room to room.”

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“Is your world too beautiful yet?” This is the meditative question always on the mind of Thomas Harvey, the creator and craftsman behind Earthwood Design. “I seek to truly transform the experience of place,” he says. “We build objects, but our goal is to serve the inner self of those who will own them. I want to create things

•M aterial: “We work almost exclusively with solid wood,” Harvey says. “It is a very lively material, with lots of quirks. We maintain its natural integrity.” •A pproach: Not one for gimmick or flash, Harvey strives for “a quality of quiet self-assurance.” “I work best in a warm, modern style,” he says. •T ool kit: While Harvey enjoys working with chisels, planes and axes, many of his team members are digital manufacturing pros. The combination produces stunning results.

that are a delight to interact with; that add to the art of living in more ways than one.” Harvey and his team do just this, through the careful woodworking of everything from live-edge tables to beams, pavilions and doors. While their projects so far have all been completely bespoke, a new endeavor caters to those who are interested in a more hands-off approach. “We are currently working on a suite of high-quality, semicustom furniture designs,” Harvey shares. “This series will be called Earthwood Collection, and it will launch early next year.”

“I want to leave behind a beauty that takes people outside of themselves; that makes them contemplate the eternal.”

Top: A pergola and fire pit in steel, cedar, live-edge walnut and glass is integrated into a sand-washed concrete wall. The glass is sidelit for a gentle glow at night. Left & Above: This console with doors and open shelving features a cherry single-board top and waterfall sides, hand-cut dovetails, reclaimed-ash panels and a tamo ash interior. Top: Photography by Thomas Harvey Left & Above: Photography by Stephanie Wetherby


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | COLOR ADO “Ekman Design is proud of the beauty and sense of well-being created in our spaces.”

THROUGH THE ARCHITECT’S LENS •W hose work has inspired you most? I have been shaped by precedent and my mentors at the Disney design team, along with renowned architects Edwin Lutyens, Julia Morgan, McKim, Mead & White and Frank Lloyd Wright. The early Colorado architects—Jacques Benedict, Frank Edbrooke and others—have also influenced me. hat legacy do you •W wish to leave behind? I want to leave behind timeless, classic designs that transcend future generations and details that stand the test of time. A dream would be to have future architects work on an Ekman Design Studio home and study its precedent and appreciate the design as I do when I work on, say, a Jacques Benedict home.

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Stephen Ekman founded his boutique architecture practice upon the premise of guiding the

hat’s next? •W As we go through these times, the home is providing a sanctuary for families. Clients are revisiting their current spaces and learning to understand their changed needs. Ekman Design is passionately meeting those needs.

client and the design team through a collaborative design and construction process, ensuring the client’s dreams are ultimately translated into reality. “There is a need for full-service firms in this marketplace,” Ekman says. “The clients value this type of approach, care and service. They appreciate the level of involvement that Ekman Design Studio offers.” Ekman began his architecture and design career as an Imagineer for Walt Disney. Many of the principles he learned there, more than 40 years ago, still carry with him today—especially collaboration and attention to detail. The studio’s team is adept at navigating a variety of desired architectural styles, from contemporary to traditional, while maintaining context and proportion through the classical language, authentic materials and detailing.

Top: In this Shingle-style home, the traditional paneled foyer and staircase are on axis with the limestone great room. Left: Clean lines define the courtyard of a Prairie-style home. Right: Inspired by stylistic vernaculars of Colorado, this exterior uses natural materials as a backdrop to the pool and spa terrace. Top: Photography by Gibeon Photography Left & Right: Photography by Ron Ruscio


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SUCCESS BEGETS SUCCESS Under the MARGARITA BRAVO brand, new and much-anticipated projects are underway. The visionary has recently added two new offerings to her dynamic portfolio of interior design services.

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Interior designer, industrial engineer, furniture designer, entrepreneur, wife and mother: Margarita Bravo is an inspiring force in the Denver design community. The founder and chief creative officer of eponymous firm MARGARITA BRAVO started her design practice in 2015 to provide a more cohesive, solution-driven approach to building and renovating. Joined by her talented sister Maria Bravo, a mechanical engineer, the Bravo team is distinguished by strong leadership. “We bring a one-stop approach to the entire interior design cycle,” Margarita explains. Indeed, she and Maria combine their talents to design not only the interiors on the whole—from concept to execution—but furniture, vanities, bookshelves, pillows and other decorative items within them. “We hope to make the process more effortless, promote female entrepreneurship and bolster the idea of American and European craftsmanship.”

Top: A sophisticated and timeless family room in Cherry Hills was created as a neutral space, adding dimension through textures and natural materials. The pop of colors comes by way of the pillows from Margarita’s own MB Home Collection. Right: The design combines the mountain style of this beautiful home with modern sophistication through colors, furniture and art decor selection. All photography by Zachary Cornwell

•S ORELLA: “We think of the SORELLA furniture line as a way for two sisters, women, engineers and entrepreneurs to express that they can be different, relevant and accomplished, all while designing and manufacturing exclusive pieces made by hand with sustainable materials,” Margarita says. OUIS AND ROCCO: •L Solution-seeking expert Margarita established LOUIS AND ROCCO as an answer to interior designers’ decorative needs for photo shoots. Her hand-picked collection of decorative pieces is available for short-term use and can be viewed on the website. Once the photo shoot is done, the items are put back in the prepaid box and returned. Simple, efficient and cost-effective.


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What’s next for the Narrative team? “We plan to open in more cities and continue to push disruptive messaging,” Gordon says. “One of our goals is to show potential clients that their expectations can, in fact, be met—even exceeded— when it comes to personal risk management.”

remains wrought with convention. For the team at Narrative, this fact is a motivation. “Our space is one that often lacks empathy, creativity and true expertise,” says company president Eric Gordon. “We set out to fill a void in the market. That is, to have an agency that appreciates its clients and their lifestyles.” Narrative is the personal insurance brand of Denver Agency, a firm dedicated to protecting the interests of successful individuals and families, and it goes far beyond covering one’s home. While residences are the primary assets insured through the company, so are cars, collections of all kinds, travel, yachts and private planes—the list goes on. “That’s where that aforementioned creativity comes in,” Gordon says. “At Narrative, insurance is not one-size-fits-all; it’s custom to ensure the solution is appropriate for you.”

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Don Rue is a shining example of entrepreneurship. As the founder and former owner of Reclaimed DesignWorks, he leveraged his experience running a business in the design industry to start a second company that would solve a problem he’d long witnessed. “It can be a hassle for local homeowners to retrieve high-end products from the greater Denver area and then get them home safely,” he says. “It’s hard to trust just anyone or just any moving or freight service with your valuable, and perhaps even sentimental, items.” So, he created SpurLine Services. The newly minted firm offers tailored Front Range shipments, specializing in deliveries for Denver, the High Country and everywhere in between. “You tell us where to pick up your items, and we will make sure they ride safely with a member of our team,” Rue says. With extensive cargo space and expertise in securing fine furnishings, SPUR lives up to the promise.

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“You’ve selected an elegant piece of furniture or art. Now, how do you get it home? We understand that this can be a stressful process and will handle all of the logistics while communicating with you,” Rue says. “Unconventional items are welcome, our scheduling is quick and flexible, and we go the extra mile—literally.” Whether a 10-minute drive or four-hour road trip from their pickup location, Colorado homeowners can count on SPUR.



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The Next Chapter For a Denver family, an Arts and Crafts-inspired home represents a new beginning. W R I T T E N B Y M A I L E P I N G E L | P H O T O G R A P H Y BY E M I LY M I N T O N R E D F I E L D

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ometimes a fresh start is exactly what’s needed. That was the conclusion of a young Denver couple after years of maintaining an older dwelling in the Washington Park neighborhood left them desiring more ease at home. By sheer coincidence, a new house was being built nearby and the idea of a move that didn’t mean saying goodbye to friends and neighbors was too good to refuse. The couple took the leap and relocated, bringing their longtime designer, Katie Schroder, along for the ride. The home that caught their eye was designed as a contemporary take on the traditional Craftsman style. Working with architect Kathy Eichelberger Jones, Schroder was able to tailor the under-construction home to the clients with custom finishes and the addition of a playroom between the sons’ bedrooms, but the overriding mandate was to make the space warm and inviting. “The main goal was that this house be livable,” says Schroder. “They wanted a kidfriendly, dog-friendly house that looks beautiful, but where you aren’t afraid to sit down and relax.” This was not the first interiors rodeo for Schroder and the couple. The husband (a software engineer) and the wife (a social worker) had also hired her to redesign their previous home. “By this time, I knew them very well, so working together was second nature,” says the designer. But that didn’t mean Schroder didn’t have surprises in store. “Katie can envision how best to use a space and, like us, she has two boys and she understands the needs of a family,” says the wife. “But she also knows how to nudge you out of your comfort zone.” In this case, those style nudges mainly dealt with the color palette. The designer (whose firm’s motto is “color, pattern, culture”) notes that “this couple has a very British sense of color but viewed through a Colorado lens.” With that in mind, Schroder decided that although the house they left behind was done in shades of green, a new blue hue was required. “She practically fired green,” jokes the wife, who is now a blue convert. But this is far from a monochromatic interior. “You can’t have only blue in a house,” says Schroder,

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who encouraged the couple to consider a lively palette. That design philosophy is on display in the dining room, where a burnished-yellow ceiling floats above a gray wallpaper with a yellow branch pattern, and in the master bedroom done in many shades of purple and green. But it was the living room rug that ultimately charted the color course, bringing in purple, green and orange to join blue. “I was chicken about some things,” admits the wife. “When I said I thought the rug had too much coral, Katie showed me how it would work. That’s why a designer is important.” For Schroder, it’s those votes of confidence that are key to a successful design. “In fashion, people have been given permission to mix patterns to create a boho look, and I think they’re starting to want that more in their homes now, too,” she says. “These clients trusted me, and that kind of trust is important if you want to create an extraordinary interior.” The designer says that whimsy also played a role here as well, especially in the light fixtures. Rather than choosing a traditional chandelier for the dining room, for example, she opted for a pair of “cool, spidery lights that add a modern twist.” And in the powder room, she skipped typical sconces for the surprise of a curvaceous brass library light over the vanity. “This is a house where the fun little details add up to something great,” Schroder says. It turns out the new home was a fit in unexpected ways. “At first we thought the house might be too big, but we use every inch,” says the wife. With everyone working and attending school at home, the husband uses the office, the older son uses the bonus room, the youngest son sits at the dining table and the wife is stationed in the breakfast nook. Even the dogs have their go-to spaces, one claiming the back of the sofa and the other a cozy niche below the stairs. The home’s basement level was intended to do double duty as a play and study area for the kids, but the pandemic has changed everyone’s needs and it now serves handily as an entertainment space for the whole family. “With all of us at home, including the boys and dogs, our home has to be livable. But Katie has also made it special,” says the wife. “We are very happy here.” Proof that change can be for the better.


This Denver home’s entryway is “light and bright,” says designer Katie Schroder, who painted the ceiling a soft blue to add height. The console is by Global Views and the runner is from Artisan Rug Gallery. A large wooden vessel from CAI Designs serves as a catch-all for everything from umbrellas to tennis gear. A Currey & Company lantern hangs overhead.


Schroder chose an L-shaped Thayer Coggin sofa for the living room, pairing it with Precedent armchairs from Chuck Wells, which she had upholstered in a Lee Jofa print from Kravet. The coffee table is by Robert James Collection, the side table is by JKM Home and the rug is from Artisan Rug Gallery. The Michael Hedges painting is from Space Gallery.


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Above: The pantry was crafted by Artisan Cabinetry and features a KJ Patterson Collection tile that was sourced from Decorative Materials. The vibrant blue cabinet color is Regatta by Sherwin-Williams. Left: The dining room wallpaper is by Harlequin, found at John Brooks Incorporated, where the designer also sourced the Zoffany drapery fabric. The Adriana Hoyos chairs and table are from Whitney Evans and joined by CR Laine benches used as captain chairs. Illuminating the room are Visual Comfort & Co. fixtures from Urban Lights.


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Above: Touches of color and pattern abound in the breakfast room including a banquette upholstered by Arty’s Custom Upholstery with a Brentano fabric and a Lee Industries ottoman from Columbine Showroom. The table is by Robert James Collection and the Stonegate pendant is from CAI Designs. Opposite: A Thermador range and a Copper Hoods vent anchor one side of the kitchen, which features millwork by Artisan Cabinetry and a backsplash with KJ Patterson tile from Decorative Materials.


Above: The powder room’s Schumacher wallpaper is from Egg & Dart, its pattern echoed in the Julep tile from Decorative Materials. The Currey & Company fixture is from Urban Lights. Above a cabinet by Artisan Cabinetry and a Caesarstone vanity is an Arteriors mirror. Right: “It’s serene,” says Schroder of the main bedroom. Teddy, the family dog, lies in front of a Huppé bed dressed in linens from The Brass Bed and a bench and chairs from Columbine Showroom. The chairs feature a Pindler fabric from Hoff Miller. The Phillip Jeffries wallcovering is from Town, and the Zoffany drapery fabric is from John Brooks Incorporated, fabricated by Design Essentials. A painting by Brigan Gresh—found at Walker Fine Art—hangs above the bed.


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Revival of the Fittest A historic Spanish Colonial is reimagined with a fresh, clean take on traditional design. W R I T T E N BY PA I G E P O R T E R F I S C H E R P H O T O G R A P H Y BY T R I A G I O VA N

Architecture: Stephen P. Ekman, Ekman Design Studio Interior Design: Ramey Caulkins, Griffin Design Source, Inc. Home Builder: Doug Canady, Canady Construction, Inc.


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esigner Ramey Caulkins knows some birthday presents are better than others. When her client (who is also a friend) called and said that what she most wanted for her 50th birthday was to completely redo her house, Caulkins was happy to help make her wish come true. “She lives in a stunning vintage home in one of Denver’s most beautiful old neighborhoods, but I would say that she had never really occupied her house like she wanted to, because she hadn’t furnished it as her own,” says Caulkins. “Her gift to herself was recreating it in a way that felt like an expression of who she is as a person.” The home, a 1912 Spanish Colonial, had captured the client’s heart because of its unique bones: original leaded-glass windows, high ceilings, beautiful arched doorways and intricate millwork in every room. “They don’t make houses like they once did,” says the wife. “I fell for this one because every room seemed to have a story, but it wasn’t until Ramey came along that the furnishings came to life. She was able to edit each room to its simplest form and thoughtfully weave in all these unique layers of subtle color, texture and pattern.” For the last 10 years, architect Stephen P. Ekman has worked with the owners on the house, restoring the exterior and improving the floor plan. In the latest iteration, he and Caulkins worked together to bring new luster to some of the home’s original interior details. “The goal was to create a cohesive style through the entire house, architecturally and interior design-wise,” says Caulkins. “We began with a spatial plan to figure out how they truly wanted to live in—and use—the house. Because the clients love to entertain, we needed to create plenty of seating areas. And because we were creating better flow between the rooms, we had to make visual connections with color and design elements so that the house would feel cohesive.” The entryway announces the home’s new aesthetic, a marriage of old and new. Ekman removed layers of white paint from the stairwell to return the handrail and balusters to their original glory. “The feature is unusual and beautiful,” says Ekman. “And now it really shines.” Caulkins brought

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modernity to the entryway by wrapping the walls in an ethereal cherry blossom wallcovering that feels almost like an art installation in the lightfilled space. In the living room, Ekman designed a new, ornate fireplace mantel that has everyone believing it is original to the house, and Caulkins enveloped the space with paper-backed, oyster-colored fabric by Schumacher to soften and warm the large room. She took design cues from the homeowner’s heirloom rug and layered in patterns and subtle colors that complement its hues. A sun room that the clients rarely entered has been transformed into an oft-used living space. “This may be one of my favorite rooms I’ve ever done,” says Caulkins, who covered its stamped concrete floor with hexagon-shaped Ann Sacks tile and oriented a cozy sofa and a pair of caned chairs around a bronze drum table to create a proper seating area. Ekman restored the barrel-vaulted ceiling, which now wears new paint to highlight its unique lines. The subtle textures and colors allow the original windows to take center stage. A new spirit also infuses the dining room. “When you have beautiful bones like this in a house, you want your design choices to highlight them and not take too much attention away,” says Caulkins. Ekman and his team revived the distinctive molding in the room, and the designer oversaw the upholstering of the ceiling above the table in a fabric that looks almost like a watercolor mural. “It lifts the eye and exposes the intricacies of the millwork that may have gotten lost if we’d simply painted it all white,” she notes. For Caulkins, the goal was an enduring style. “I really strive to design in a way that is timeless rather than trendy. I’m all about the layers and creating something that feels like it’s been slowly curated with a unique mix of old and new. That’s even more fun to do when I have architecture like this to inspire me.” For the client, the house now feels like an extension of her personality, which is what she had always wanted. She says, “It’s a very personal house with unique touches, layers and details that tell a lovely story. I’ve fallen for my house all over again.”


The stairwell in this Denver home was returned to its former glory when architect Stephen P. Ekman had the oak handrail and balusters stripped of white paint and refinished to their original color. Designer Ramey Caulkins added a Phillip Jeffries Blossom wallcovering that delivers a contemporary touch. She also designed a bench that wears blue mohair fabric by Lauren Hwang. The Dennis & Leen light fixture mimics the lead windows on the stairwell.


Caulkins created two zones in the living room, positioning a pair of sofas back-to-back to make separate seating areas. Both wear stripes by Christopher Farr Cloth, while the slipper chair boasts Kit Kemp’s Bookend Embroidered fabric. An acrylic table by Highland House grounds this space without adding weight. A pair of floor lamps by Visual Comfort & Co. illuminate both zones. Artwork by John Platt delivers bold color over the mantel, while a vintage rug adds color to the floor.

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Above: For the breakfast nook, Caulkins transformed one of the homeowner’s industrial steel tables by painting its top with 12 coats of white automotive paint. She paired it with classic Knoll chairs and softened the space with upholstery for the cozy banquette. “We wanted to draw attention to the architectural details here and the beautiful, arched window,” says Caulkins. Opposite: The kitchen is the hub of the home, where family life happens around the central island. The space is illuminated by an International Ironworks fixture, which honors the home’s Spanish Colonial roots. Caulkins found the bar stools on One Kings Lane. White subway tile and a traditional faucet, both by Waterworks, deliver timeless sophistication befitting the home’s age.


Above: A built-in banquette—upholstered in brown felted wool by Kravet—tucks into the corner of the living room. “The banquette also serves as the ideal location for large holiday dinner overflow,” says Caulkins. “Just pull out a folding table and add lovely linens.” She added a surprise hint of chartreuse in the inset pleat of the banquette’s skirt. The brass butterfly wall art is by Paul Villinski. Opposite: In the dining room, Caulkins needed to balance the homeowner’s darker, heavier table and chairs, so she lifted all attention to the ceiling, upholstering it in Rubelli fabric by Sahco. “The millwork on the ceiling is so dimensional and dynamic, and the upholstered ceiling draws attention to it,” says the designer. The antique chandelier acknowledges the Spanish Colonial architecture. The custom rug is by Elizabeth Eakins.


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Above: In the main bedroom, Caulkins wrapped the walls in a soft pink-cream grass cloth by Phillip Jeffries. She custom designed the chaise and upholstered it in an eye-catching brown fabric, Penny Morrison’s Luma, to accentuate the unique patina of the original fireplace. Opposite: The bed wears soft neutrals to keep the main bedroom serene. A pale green appears in the coordinating pillow and Fermoie lampshade fabric and in the fireplace painting by Deborah Dancy. Peruvian textiles add texture and warmth.


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Landscape Meditation A Denver artist invokes earth and atmosphere to enliven sculpture at every scale. W R I T T E N BY J E N N I F E R S E R G E N T P H O T O G R A P H Y BY C A L E B S A N T I AG O A LVA R A D O


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atrick Marold remembers childhood walks with his parents through canyons and mountains near their Wheat Ridge home to look for evidence of ancient life, collecting Native American arrowheads and pottery shards along the way. “Those walks were an early introduction into meditating on the landscape,” he says. These days, he continues that practice through massive public art pieces and smaller sculptures. “I worked my way into this genre because of the scale and experiences I was trying to create,” says Marold, who collaborates with loggers, metalworkers and stone masons to execute his larger designs. With each commission, he seeks to marry a piece to its site using materials that complement the surrounding terrain or architecture, and then he incorporates the ephemeral aspects of sun, wind and light to bring it alive. Shadow Array, for example, is an arrangement of beetle-kill spruce logs on slopes lining the transit station at the Westin Denver International Airport. The sun’s daily march across the sky casts ever-changing shadows that animate the trains’ comings and goings. At the National Music Centre in Canada, Marold fashioned ceiling-hung vessels topped with soundboards from pianos that had been destroyed in a flood. He worked with engineers to affix a solar-powered device on each board to make the piano wires vibrate; the levels of the sun determine the octave at which the strings “play.” Nature’s vagaries play a hand in other works, such as temporary installations Marold created for sites in Vail, Iceland and Vermont. He takes a break between public commissions to work on smaller pieces shown through the William Havu Gallery in Denver. These studies in wood, metal and glass “are therapy for me,” he says. “I don’t have to think about what anyone else thinks.” His latest creations include “photograms” made by light passing through a cracked-glass sculpture onto silver-gelatin photographic paper, and a faceted sculpture made from wood blocks gilded in copper leaf. Marold’s inspirations come from nature as always, which is abundant outside his two-barn studio near Denver. “I go for walks and observe what’s compelling in nature,” he says of his research. “But fundamentally, it’s just play.”


Sculptor Patrick Marold hones in on individual elements through his gallery work (opposite and left), some of which he salvages from his own property (below). His warehouse-sized workshop (bottom) is equipped for him and his collaborators to produce larger works of public art.

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Warmth and personality are found in a city home that relies on black hues.

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Architecture and Interior Design: David Frazier, David Frazier Home Builder: Rod Connolly, Connolly Construction Inc.


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here is a certain style and color palette that comes to mind when imagining the quintessential modern high-rise dwelling, and it’s often denoted by chic monochromes, polished surfaces and minimalist decor. Designer David Frazier knows well the components of this ensemble, yet the look didn’t feel right for the Denver condo of his clients, former Manhattanites. When the couple moved to Colorado, they purchased both a city and mountain dwelling, but they weren’t looking for a matching set. “We wanted our city home to feel sleek,” recalls the wife. “We felt the condo lent itself to modernity, in part because of its high ceilings.” But since they also loved the idea of homey touches, such as adorning their walls with personal snapshots and gathering to play the grand piano that once belonged to the wife’s grandfather, it was clear to the designer that this urban residence also needed to retain a sense of intimacy. The idea called for an approach the designer describes as “introducing the comfort touches they desired within a very contemporary aesthetic.” Composing this balance began with color selection, and Frazier decided to focus on the classic metropolitan combo of black and white. The restrained palette helped create “a unifying element between each space,” he notes. Finding the right shades, however, proved crucial— particularly for a home with large swaths of inky hues. “Black speaks to this traditional urban idea of metal and darkness, but I knew if we chose the right black, and executed it in the right way, it would lend a sense of warmth throughout the spaces,” says Frazier. Benjamin Moore’s Mopboard Black provided the perfect weathered softness, whether accenting the main hallway’s ceiling or adding drama to the kitchen cabinets. Making such bold color statements was, initially, unsettling for the wife—especially the idea of coating the newly created library in a noir hue. “David really had to hold my hand through it,” she confesses. But the dramatic results in the cozy room, which sits adjacent to the light and airy living room, made her a believer. “I wanted to dip that room in one color to give a more intimate feeling,” the designer explains. “I envisioned the couple reading at night there, having a quiet place just for them.” And indeed, once the room was outfitted with deep-set club chairs, it became the couple’s favorite. “It’s the coolest room in the house,” the wife notes. “And when we get the fire going, it’s the coziest too.”

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Frazier also exploited the textural qualities of the signature shade in the featured materials. In the open-plan living room and dining room, for instance, a waxed-steel coffee table stands in high contrast against the more organic white-veined marble of the fireplace, as well as the charcoal linen sofa. The vintage Mario Bellini chairs surrounding the dining table are newly dressed with black leather. The sum effect grounds the seating areas and gives them visual weight in the high-ceilinged space. This concept plays out in individual pieces of furniture as well. The designer used a mix of midcentury and contemporary pieces but gave them a warm nature with a few tactile moves. “In silhouette all the pieces are very tailored,” notes the designer. “But I wanted to layer in as much texture and warmth as possible with fabrics.” In addition to buttery leathers and velvets, Frazier selected a bevy of textures, including sheepskin, nubby lamb’s wool upholstery, and lush fur throw blankets. The warming trend is enhanced by Frazier’s choice of personality-rich items, such as a Corsican ram’s head hung just off the main living area. (The couple fondly christened the piece Frazier, after the designer). “David really understood its dimensionality, and you see the ram from three different directions,” notes the wife. “It makes a visual impression that is fun and unexpected.” Accenting the interior with similar distinctive items helped contradict “the idea that a city dwelling is where you hang lots of abstract art,” explains the designer. Instead, he favored pieces with a deep connection to the couple, like the main bedroom’s classic Edward S. Curtis photography that the wife inherited from her parents. He also transformed the central hallway into a gallery of family snapshots that are made modern with slim black frames and oversize mats that, in the words of the designer, make even the smallest photos feel important. For the library, he commissioned artist Mike Rachlis to paint a portrait of the husband’s great-grandfather (complete with the gentleman’s spectacular handlebar moustache). The designer says it’s a playful spin on aristocratic oil paintings that dot the grand libraries of English manors, calling the painting “a nod to tradition that is much more meaningful because it’s family.” Frazier says these details articulate what urban living can be—a look and lifestyle that’s marked by a laid back and casual nature appropriate to Colorado. He observes, “In this state, it’s about making spaces feel luxurious, without being ostentatious.”


Designer David Frazier infused personality in this Denver condo. Case in point: A vintage ram’s head (christened “Frazier” by the owners) greets guests in the hall. The piece hangs above a chair by William Katavolos. An Arrow light fixture by Apparatus, a pair of white Lee Industries chairs, a leather Børge Mogensen armchair and a John Dickinson occasional table are glimpsed in the living room beyond.


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Above: The dining area centers on a cerused-oak table by Highland House Furniture, paired with vintage Mario Bellini chairs. The festivities can continue in the music corner just beyond, furnished with the family’s piano and a vintage Mies Van der Rohe chair with a white sheepskin hide. Opposite: The library is cloaked in black and serves as a reading spot. Four Lee Industries armchairs surround a coffee table Frazier designed. Above, a paper lantern by Isamu Noguchi was purchased at The Noguchi Museum. The designer commissioned the portrait of the husband’s great grandfather.


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Above: The homeowners desired a spot to showcase family memories, so the designer transformed the central hallway into a photo gallery. Though printed in different sizes, each snapshot feels uniform thanks to minimalist black framing and enlarged mats, which “makes each photo feel important,” says the wife. Left: The designer used Benjamin Moore’s Mopboard Black to streamline the kitchen cabinetry, which provides high contrast to counters and a backsplash made in honed Bianco Venato marble from The Stone Collection. Frazier completed the island’s breakfast spot with Made Goods stools and Allied Maker pendants.


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“ I K N E W I F W E C H O S E T H E R I G H T B L AC K , A N D E X E C U T E D I T I N T H E R I G H T WAY, I T W O U L D L E N D A S E N S E O F WA R M T H T H R O U G H O U T T H E S PAC E S .” – DAV I D F R A Z I E R

Above: Sleek midcentury silhouettes meet personal touches in the main bedroom’s inviting reading nook, featuring a Lawson-Fenning Bronson walnut cabinet, a vintage Fritz Hansen armchair covered in lush lamb’s wool, and two iconic sepia-tinged portraits by photographer Edward S. Curtis, gifts from the wife’s parents. Opposite: “To balance the height of the main bedroom ceiling, we needed to make it feel more cozy and comfortable,” explains Frazier, who added warmth with a Phillip Jeffries grass-cloth wallcovering, a Holly Hunt silk drapery, an Ingo Maurer floating light fixture and a custom headboard that spans the wall behind the bed.


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As one of the Rocky Mountain region’s most robust surface showrooms, Galleria of Stone is a resource for homeowners and design pros throughout Colorado and beyond. Led by founders Omer Ertunc and Simone Crescini, themselves obsessed with gorgeous stone, the company is known for its ever-evolving, always on-trend and cutting-edge selection. A close partnership with Antolini, an Italian stone specifier that has become something of a legend in the industry for its innovative and beautiful products, is key in helping the Galleria of Stone team find every client’s dream surface. “This unique collaboration enables us to provide the Colorado market with fresh-on-the-scene materials of enduring value and beauty,” Ertunc says. As the only dealer in the region offering Azerocare, Antolini’s game-changing marble treatment process, Galleria of Stone certainly brings unparalleled prospects to its clients.

“We offer practicality without sacrificing colors and characteristics.”

Top: The definition of eye-catching, this kitchen was designed using Bianco Lasa Covelano with Azerocare. Left: Mysterious Mauve is a soft quartzite treated with Azerocare, making this kitchen’s waterfall island gorgeous and free of worry. Above: Calacatta Borgo Tech creates an elegant and timeless feeling in this luxurious bathroom.


Galleria of Stone brings natural stone to Denver in a way never seen before ... luxury, design and style come together with the finest onyx, marble, granite, travertine and precious stones from around the world.

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DESIGN PERFECTION + DURABLE FINISH Out of a desire to help every client find the perfect surface solution, VANTIA maintains exclusive relationships with Austrian manufacturers that produce flooring specifically suited for the Colorado market and climate. “We also have finishes for every lifestyle and application,” Bradley says. “We have 100-percent-natural oils, water-based polyurethane, UV-cured oils and more. Our aim is to ensure your selection works for your care, maintenance, durability and design goals.”

ECO-FRIENDLY APPROACH •P artnerships: Most of the suppliers VANTIA works with are family-owned, LEED-certified, LPC-certified and only manufacture with sustainable materials.

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•P urpose: “Studies show that the visual of natural wood in almost any form, shape, color or size can have a stress-reducing effect,” Bradley says. “That is, if we let wood be wood.”

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A specialist in premium hardwood flooring and interior finishes, VANTIA offers top-quality, eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind materials to bring any vision to life. Its Frisco team assists design pros and homeowners alike in selection, project management, installation and finishing services for residential and commercial endeavors. With European wide-plank flooring, reclaimed materials and custom programs, VANTIA can help achieve any project in record time. “One of the most common scenarios we deal with is ‘impossible’ timelines,” owner Brian Bradley says. “We’ve pulled off projects when other showrooms could not, due to our access to suppliers and our full-service team. Just last month, we saved the day by supplying beautiful French oak flooring in less than a week for a project in Aspen. On top of that, we did it within their budget!”

DESIGN TIPS • Choose timeless, not trendy, surfaces and make them cohesive throughout the home. •B eauty does not need to be compromised for durability.

Top: Located in Summit County, this gorgeous residence by Decker Custom Homes features mafi European wide-plank floors in the Coral Oak finish. Left: Built by Mathison Custom Builders, this stunning modern home in Blue River has Scheucher European wide-plank flooring in white oak, with a white oil finish. Above: This beautiful Breckenridge home has floors of fumed European white oak with hit-skip texture in varied widths.


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