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PUTTING TOGETHER this magazine is a bit like designing a home. The photos are the furnishings; the words, the accessories. We want them all to feel balanced and nuanced, purposeful but not too fussed-over. We’re aiming for a place where our friends can sit comfortably and join us in a pleasant evening of chatting and laughing, planning and reminiscing. Leave it to an editor to take a metaphor too far. (I can hear an old English professor of mine admonishing, “Don’t beat it to death!”) But I just can’t resist. After editing this magazine for more than three years, I’ve learned there are two types of design-lovers. The first is happy to see a room finished. When the last lampshade is in place, she relishes her style and lives happily ever after. The second type is glad to see a room finished—so she can start all over again. Before long, she’s moving the artwork, choosing new upholstery for the chairs and painting sample boards in search of a new wall color. So it is with editors, and this time around, I fall into the latter camp—on the brink of a new creative adventure of my own. It feels bittersweet to tell you that this is my last issue as editor in chief of this lovely magazine. I’m moving on to a new space, where I’ll be writing a book. I’m not gone for good: I’ll still be contributing stories and blogging about my favorite design finds at blog.coloradohomesmag.com. I hope to see you there. I’m grateful to the people who have made my tenure at CH&L so marvelous: my resourceful and talented colleagues whose passion for good design and great journalism inspires me; the design pros who generously shared their time, talent and ideas; the homeowners who invited us into their spaces; and you, our readers, whose enthusiasm and engagement made my job very satisfying. I’m looking forward to moving into my new space and making it my own. So it’s appropriate that this issue—our annual tribute to remodeling—is about fresh starts. If you too are ready for an update, I hope the ideas and tips on the following pages inspire you. Here’s to great adventures in the New Year.
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Lounge in Luster Mirrored Lounge Chair by Christopher Guy $5,237, Objets, Ltd., Denver Design District, (303) 777-6830, objetsltd.com.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bar Mirrored Cleo Bar by Hickory Chair Starts at $11,400, Hoff Miller, DDD, (303) 698-0800, hoffmiller.com.
Lantern Goes Glam Sunninghill Chandelier by Currey & Company $1,240, Djuna, Denver, (303) 355-3500, djuna.com.
Shiny Vines Stems and Leaves Wallcovering by MUM $225/sq. ft., Decorative Materials, DDD, (303) 722-1333, decorativematerials.com.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Go Baroque in Mirror Wallcovering by Schumacher $68 per roll, F. Schumacher & Co., DDD, (303) 733-2591, fschumacher.com.
A Side (Table) of Sparkle Carnivale Table by Amy Howard $3,780, The Shanahan Collection, DDD, (303) 778-7088.
Mirror Images Seine Nesting Tables by Ironies To the trade, Kneedler FauchĂ¨re, DDD, (303) 777-7474.
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