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TALKING SHOP WITH AMANDA HERSH
SUNDAY SUPPLY CO. When did you open? We welcomed our first guests into our store at 222 Linden Street in Ft. Collins in October 2014. Why Ft. Collins? It’s a vibrant, thriving small town that is filled with history, charm and a strong sense of community. Co-owner Kelli Kroneberger and I wanted to open a lifestyle shop that would capture its casual yet sophisticated essence. Describe the space. We kept the 100-year-old brick walls in an attempt to restore the interior to its original condition. The historic details of the storefront windows, wood floors and tin ceilings are stunning, and it was really important to us that they have a strong presence within the space. On the floor? We offer a wide array of home décor items, including textiles, kitchenware and ceramics. The pillows and rugs within our Kelim collection, for instance, are handmade on a traditional manual loom, which is reflective in their detail and quality. We also carry a lot of small-batch serving pieces like decanters, ceramic vessels, tumblers, planters and planted succulents, tea towels and vases. sundaysupplyco.com
“Shawn Huckins is an incredible Denver artist. His recent series, The American __Tier, is so interesting and cheeky. I’m also excited that Dolan Geiman is moving to Denver. His folk art-inspired work has such a modern and whimsical twist.”
“The Powers Art Center in Carbondale is so serene and purposeful, and it’s dedicated to one amazing artist, Jasper Johns. If you’re in town, also check out Board by Design, which was founded by Brad Reed Nelson. His custom wood furniture pieces are beautiful yet functional.”
“The Scarab in Minturn is a hidden treasure trove for rugs, oddities and accessories; there’s such a hippy vibe in there. It has a plethora of fantastic rug designs to choose from, and also commissions vendors from around the globe to make one-of-akind pieces.”
CURATOR G44 GALLERY “I seek out high-caliber art and artists who are on the cusp of making it big. I’m always looking to find that artist who is ready to take a bold leap into the art world and make a statement. Exhibitions that interest and inspire me have raw passion and heart. The good news for me is that Colorado Springs is a treasure trove of amazing talent—you just have to know where to look. It’s a small community with an enormous focus on the arts and a desire to build something amazing. Check out Karen Khoury; locally, she’s one of the premier minimalist artists I’ve seen incorporating both fine art and craft. Andres Orlowski, also from Colorado Springs, is a painter and a photographer—his photography will both haunt and inspire you. Michael Dowling from Denver is another artist to watch. He studied in Florence, Italy, and his work incorporates old-world style with a contemporary twist.” -GUNDEGA SPONS, G44GALLERY.COM
TALKING SHOP PHOTOS: KELLI LYN PHOTOGRAPHY. WALLINGER HEADSHOT: ADRIAN WILSON. BROUGHTON HEADSHOT: JENNIFER M KOSKINEN. SCHUMACHER HEADSHOT: KIMBERLY GAVIN. CURATOR PHOTOS: MICHAEL DOWLING.
LUXE TAPPED TALENTED LOCAL DESIGNERS FOR THEIR BEST SOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SOME OF THE AREA’S FINEST OFFERINGS IN ART AND DESIGN.
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