(opposite) A gilded Louis XV-style antique mirror tops a Georgian burled walnut chest of drawers in the master bedroom. The Gowens found the room’s paintings in Paris. (above) A French marble-topped iron garden table from Paris’ L’Isle Sur la Sorgue antiques market, a painted chair from New Orleans and new mirrors from Crate & Barrel add character to the master bathroom. “You can buy interest-ing things anywhere,” says Gowen. (right) A calming palette underscores the master bedroom, from the soft Oushak rug to the neutral linen bedding and window shades. The couple bought their first furniture together—two Italian chairs—while living in Hong Kong. The English bobbin-turned-bench is oak. The drawings over the bed are by Parisian artist Raymond Moisset.
couple also enjoys the flourishing Denver art scene in the Santa Fe arts district, the Student Art League of Denver, the Golden Triangle and the Highlands. “We have a house full of character because of our history and travels. We chose things we love and want to live with. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to find great art and furniture, either locally or internationally,” advises Gowen. “If you buy with your heart, it will always work in your home.”
Published on May 8, 2013