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THE INSIDERS Five industry heavy hitters inform on the present and future of Colorado’s art and design scene.

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INSPIRATION FOUND Luxe gets elemental: The world’s most abundant resource takes center stage in our chic ode to water-centric design.

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ART Artists take creativity to new depths through concrete, crystals, science and more.

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TREND Spring reveals an impactful array of power couple color combos sure to awaken and inspire.

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SPACEX3 Three visionaries divulge the myriad details behind their striking Colorado designs.

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COLLABORATION Ignacia Murtagh lends her innate sensibility to a collaboration with Bernhardt Design.

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5 MINUTES WITH Multifaceted designer David Wiseman gives us a look at his latest collection.

MATERIAL The latest textile collections come to life by way of magnetic entertaining spaces courtesy a cast of rising designers.

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REVIEW Delve into our roundup of this season’s design books.

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SPOTLIGHT A new guard of creatives offer their diverse perspectives on the season’s hottest home décor.

THE REPORT An in-depth exploration into the ingredients that make up the new modern kitchen. Discover novel spaces, expert advice and innovations in appliance technology and products.

SCENE Our cheat sheet to all things fresh from some of Colorado’s most influential tastemakers.

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balanced living Warm wood floors and cabinetry combined with clean-lined furnishings prove simple yet elegant in a contemporary Boulder residence. Written by Mindy Pantiel / Photography by Emily Minton Redfield

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tall order Working with copper, glass and steel, artist Stephen Shachtman draws on his deep appreciation of nature and science for inspiration. Written by Tate Gunnerson / Photography by Mark Woolcott

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mod lodge By incorporating windows galore into the design of a Beaver Creek retreat, an architect guarantees the owners fabulous mountain vistas from every room in the house. Written by Laura Fisher Kaiser / Photography by Kimberly Gavin

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figuratively speaking Using humor and intellect, artist Margaret Kasahara invites viewers of her work to consider misconceptions based on appearance. Written by Taryn Bickley / Photography by Mark Woolcott

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in full bloom Spring has sprung thanks to the newest crop of illuminated beauties that shed light on the latest designs of the season. Produced by Cara Gibbs / Photography by Joanna McClure

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classically modern Color, pattern and texture were key in a Denver home where the owners’ love of entertaining is central to their lifestyle. Written by Jennifer Sergent / Photography by Emily Minton Redfield

on the cover: A strong connection to the outdoors topped a Boulder couple’s must-have list and architect Dale Hubbard responded by opening their home to nature. Page 236 058 / luxe interiors + design


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a new view... The Tweak: it’s an ever-present verb for those of us in the business of design. Our days are consumed with upgrades and installs; recasts and transformations; alterations, punctuations and slightly-to-the-rights. A decade ago we began publishing Luxe Interiors + Design, and for this celebratory 10-year anniversary, we’ve done some refurbishing of our own with a refresh of our magazine pages. We’ve reassembled its parts in a way that makes for a better read. We’ve introduced more robust feature stories, revitalized the typography, and clarified the navigation of our departments. You’ll find news and discoveries for the season in “Radar,” the latest décor and product introductions in “Market,” and inspiring ideas for the home in “The Look.” Design never stands still, and we’ve certainly evolved over the past decade. What hasn’t changed much, however, is the mission of our magazine: to inform and inspire, cultivate ideas, and connect design enthusiasts with design talent. As always, and hopefully for the next 10 years and beyond, we hope you enjoy our magazine.

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having a moment: Dutch and Belgian designers like Piet Boon and Axel Vervoordt. Boon is breaking through the worlds of architecture and décor with his collaboration with Land Rover. on your horizon: Opening an office for my design firm, Worth Interiors, in the Hamptons. happening in Colorado: I think Colorado designers and architects are creating a new “Mountain Modern” aesthetic particular to our location. Who is exciting you right now? At Town, we’re carrying furniture by Brooklyn-based Hellman-Chang, lighting from John Pomp of Philadelphia and de Le Cuona’s luscious linens and cashmeres. your go-to shops: In Denver, HW Home is great for home décor, and for luxury ski wear and clothing, I go to Gorsuch in Vail. Designer Eddy Doumas started Worth Interiors in Avon and is co-owner of Town in the Denver Design District. He owns a ridiculous number of Lanvin sneakers and wishes Milo Baughman were still working today.

2 the architect CarloS alvarez

What’s intriguing you in design? The idea of timelessness and reusing buildings in new and better ways; design that is great yesterday, today and tomorrow. architecture, present and future: I don’t think architecture moves that fast. I try to keep up with the interior designers in our office and sometimes, I like where they are going and sometimes I don’t, but they keep me thinking. Interior design is more like fashion in that it changes based on people’s perceptions. Architecture is far more permanent. if i wasn’t an architect, i’d be… A photographer. looking forward to: The Denver Botanic Gardens summer concert series and new exhibits coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. 100 / luxe interiors + design

Spanish wonders: I have dual offices; one in Denver, one in Bilbao, Spain, and in my opinion, that country’s most beautiful building is a tie between Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion and Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao—though they couldn’t be more different. Carlos Alvarez is the founder of Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio in Denver. If Mies van der Rohe were alive, Alvarez would commission him to design his home.

3 the designer beth Slifer

What’s intriguing you lately? The world of design is shifting. Color is becoming chic again. We’re seeing an economic recovery here in Colorado and clients are definitely looking for more upbeat environments.

latest covetable purchase: An Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, which he designed in the ’50s for the lobby of what was then the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. It’s a bright purple and complements the blue, gray and white décor of my new kitchen. Beth Slifer, founder and creative director of Slifer Designs in Edwards, considers herself an organizing virtuoso. She’d love to design a hotel in the Caribbean, and is constantly looking to acquire new art, as it never goes out of style.

images: Clockwise from center right: A seating area in designer Beth Slifer’s Florida home. This Vail residence’s master suite was designed by Eddy Doumas. The unique slatted façade of this house in Denver is a recently completed project by architect Carlos Alvarez.

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Design greats of the past that are still relevant today: Billy Baldwin epitomized eclecticism in the 1950s and ’60s. He famously mixed cotton with silk and gilt, and he also pared down the “stuff” in a room to be livable. for inspiration, i look to… The fashion industry, which is first to use color experimentally and provides clues on the mood of our clients. We have been through an austere phase, but now fashion and home design are becoming more playful. What’s trending: After a slavish reliance on pewter, chrome and stainless steel, we are seeing more brass and gold. Aerin Lauder is one tastemaker designing and manufacturing simple shapes with gilded finishes combined with dark enamels and matte black. Touches of gold offer bright contrast to neutrals and stand out among more 2 colorful interiors.

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THE INSIDERS Preferred art medium: There’s nothing like oil. It’s forgiving, easy to blend and produces what I call “happy accidents” while I’m working. Tracy Weil is an artist and co-founder of the RiNo Art District in Denver. He’s always wanted to be tasked with painting a dazzle camo battleship a lá Norman Wilkinson…and creating his own wallpaper.

5 the jeweler todd reed

recent inspiration: Getting to know Cartier a bit more since the exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

what can’t you get enough of right now: I’m all about The High Line in New York. It has really rejuvenated the West Side of Manhattan. I’ve been enjoying watching the plant life fill in as well as the surrounding art and development this one project has spurred. As a community builder myself, I love seeing successful transformation stories like this.

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Having a moment: Banksy’s mystery and stellar content is so intriguing, as is his (her?) connection with multiple generations. Banksy has redefined public art. Keep an eye on: Denver artists Yoshitomo Saito, Chris DeKnikker and Hadley Hooper. Hooper illustrated a stunning children’s picture book called The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse. 102 / luxe interiors + design

what’s trending: Op art (or optical art) is becoming more popular these days. For the past few years, I’ve been exploring what’s regarded as dazzle camouflage. During World War I, artist Norman Wilkinson worked with the British military to paint battleships in highly visual Postmodern patterns to distract and confuse the enemy—all pre-radar—on which direction they were traveling in. I find this extremely fascinating, particularly the collaboration between art and the military. I feel these bold visuals will continue to influence art and design in the coming years as they produce a strong statement and stand out in today’s world full of excess. Not to miss this spring: The RiNo Art District open studio tour on May 9. architecture as art: The Sculptured House—which is also called the Sleeper House after it appeared in Woody Allen’s sci-fi movie, Sleeper— built by architect Charles Deaton in the ’70s. I want to live there. Also, Denver’s Union Station, as it’s a perfect example of how a historic landmark can be updated to adapt to a new generation.

on my horizon: I’m looking to grow my high-end business and have a larger couture collection base. Gold (and diamond) standard: I know its old school, but I can’t tire of gold lately. Also, I was able to get these beautiful gray diamonds from Canada’s Ekati Diamond Mine; we are having them faceted and they are delicious. top 4 things to experience in Boulder: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the work of Rebecca DiDomenico, Madelife, and Nod & Rose. dream vacation: Going on a one-month retreat of silence. Playing tourist at home: I’d start with a hike in the foothills and then pop into The Kitchen. Then, I’d walk on Pearl Street and end the day with dessert at Oak at Fourteenth. Todd Reed is a jewelry designer based in Boulder. He prefers to work with raw stones, can skillfully peel an orange in one long piece and has way too many ceramic cups.

images: Clockwise from top left: Jewelry designer Todd Reed’s Venice store, which was dreamed up by Denver-based architecture firm Tres Birds Workshop. The interior of Reed’s California showroom is as unique as his raw stone pieces. Community builder Tracy Weil has artist Chris DeKnikker on his radar for his salvaged-wood creations. Mike Whiting’s pixelated rhino sculpture stands proud in Denver’s RiNo Art District.

todd reed headshot and store photos: courtesy todd reed. tracy weil headshot, rhino sculpture and wood artwork photos: courtesy tracy weil/rino art district.

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what’s intriguing you? In general, the popularity of appreciating quality is great. It seemed like, for some time, it was okay to just have good design, even if nothing was backing it up. I’m glad that craftsmanship is becoming so important. More specifically, in jewelry, I’m always interested in seeing what Arunashi will come up with. As for design, it feels like Denver-based architect Michael Moore at Tres Birds Workshop is really on it right now. The studio designed my Boulder headquarters as well as my store in Venice, California.


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ELISA GOMEZ MIXED MEDIA Whether it’s the energetic rhythms of an upbeat salsa number or the transportive sounds of a classical opus, all music moves Elisa Gomez in an indescribable way. The Austin-based abstract painter translates this feeling to canvas using brushes, palette knives or even her bare hands. The graffiti effect in Am I Free From This Dream #2, left, is a result of her fast-paced strokes and layered textures; it's part of her series with local composer Walter Nichols—a visual portrayal of his musical arrangements. Of her wish for viewers to have the same reaction to her art as she has to music, she says, “I hope people are taken to a deeper, more meaningful place.” elisagomezart.com

TROY SIMMONS CONCRETE Troy Simmons is so captivated by Brutalist architecture that he translates the vernacular to canvas, juxtaposing raw concrete against sleek pigments (see Durchbruch, left, shown vertically, and Serendipity, below). Approaching each piece like a construction project— his heaviest weighs 300 pounds—the Miami artist creates 3-D renderings and drawings before chiseling away at the cement. “My creative process reflects who we are as humans,” Simmons says. “We all carry complex yet beautiful experiences in our souls.” See his work this May at JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery in New York. troysimmonsstudio.com

SARAH RASKEY MIXED MEDIA The Swarovski crystals in Sarah Raskey’s 24kt Gold and Glamour, above, is a good indication of the high fashion that permeates her work. The elegant result is a far cry from the mad-scientist process that gets her there: picture materials spilled over, others set on fire, and power tools strewn about her Chicago studio. “I love the dance that takes place among art, fashion and self-expression,” says Raskey, who, as an art therapist, helps others find healing through creativity. “I want viewers to feel that my art encourages the human spirit.” Raskey will be incorporating Maya Romanoff’s handmade textiles into her work for an exhibit at its Chicago showroom this April. sarahraskey.com

SIMMONS HEADSHOT AND DURCHBRUCH PHOTO: ALDO ARGUELLO (DURCHBRUCH IS PART OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, WHERE IT IS DISPLAYED HORIZONTALLY). RASKEY PHOTO: TIM MANNING. REARDIN HEADSHOT: LAUREN FLEISHMAN. DANCH PHOTOS: DETAILS OF FLOWER FIELD FOR MACY'S, LEFT, AND FLORAL GARLAND FOR AOL'S CANVAS SERIES, ABOVE, DAVID ZUCKERMAN. PREVIOUS PAGE: MOONLIGHT BABY PAINTING BY ELISA GOMEZ.

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JAMIE LEE REARDIN ILLUSTRATION “When I was little, I dreamed of becoming a Disney animator, and my interests later expanded into fashion,” recalls Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jamie Lee Reardin. “I eventually fused these passions, and from my imagination emerged these gawky gazelles with long, impossibly thin silhouettes.” Their dramatic appearance, seen in Aline, left, speaks to Reardin's fascination with complex personalities like Cruella De Vil and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Her talents ultimately caught the eye of Dior Beauty's Dianne Vavra, which turned into the ideal collaboration. Now with each pen stroke and watercolor mark, she's surpassing her childhood dreams one character at a time. jamieleereardin.com

ELOISE CORR DANCH PAPER All Brooklyn artist Eloise Corr Danch needs to create her swoon-worthy works are her grandmother’s heavy metal scissors, X-Acto knives and a colorful imagination. Whether flowers, headpieces, illustrations or myriad other objects, it’s the endless color wheel and the way light reflects off its surface that attracts Danch to paper as her medium. Since her studies explored fashion history and construction, translating her floral creations for editorial fashion spreads and window dressings comes naturally—they've been used to embellish Diane von Furstenberg’s New York and Paris flagship stores, for one. “I love the play between the utility of clothes and the artistry and romance of fashion,” she says. “I hope the defining message of my work is beauty. Whether in the form of color, line or silhouette, I am always seeking to create something beautiful.” eloisecorrdanch.com


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KELSEY BROOKES ACRYLIC

From an overlook at McWay Falls in Big Sur, California, Oakland artist Laura Plageman stands with her camera, marveling at the relationship between man and nature—the idyllic vista calling out to her, yet its inaccessible beach and falls remaining out of reach. In that vein, Plageman created a second image, left, that appears part illusory and part tangible, altering her original printed photo of McWay Falls and then photographing the result as a still life. Comprising her Response series, the photograph presents a seemingly impossible scene yet shows evidence of its construction through crumples and folds in the paper. “I delight in making an image that’s at once familiar and unfamiliar,” she says. “I want the viewer to look at the details and discover the image for themselves.” photolp.com

JEAN WELLS MOSAIC One look at Jean Wells’ mosaic-mirrored sculptures and it’s easy to see the influence of pop culture on her work. So it’s no surprise that when asked to name an artist favorite, she points to Wayne Thiebaud for reflecting food and humor in his paintings. Wells, too, turns to iconography and nostalgia when sculpting her fanciful objects and fast food re-creations using glass she cuts by hand; Conversation Piece, right, is an example of Wells recalling her youth. What's more, her mosaic soda bottles can be seen traveling the world this year as part of a Coca-Cola exhibition. “My motivation is spreading happiness,” muses the Seattle native. It’s a fitting mantra for an artist whose work gushes with sentimentality and whimsy. wellsart.com

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For San Diego-based painter Kelsey Brookes, a scientistturned-artist, there is no left brain-right brain distinction. “You have one brain and it can become interested in whatever you purposely direct it toward,” he says. To this point, in his artistic endeavors, Brookes still explores cerebral patterns and molecular structure—but instead of examining them through a microscope, he maps them out on canvas using Golden acrylic paint and Winsor & Newton Series 7 sablehair brushes. In contrast to their vibrant colors and intricate patterns, as seen in his One Pointed Attention series, right, Brookes calmly creates his psychedelic works while listening to NPR or, sometimes, in total silence. Check out his molecular prints this spring at Quint Gallery in La Jolla, California, and see other works at New York’s Eric Firestone Gallery in June. kelseybrookes.com


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Ignacia Murtagh’s personal connection to pre-Hispanic native cultures began in the place she calls home: Southern Chile. “I fell in love with Chile’s poetic tradition that reinforces design as the vehicle to turn tiny but relevant details of nature into useful and significant interior elements,” she says. As a young designer, Murtagh has always attributed her design sensibility to the exuberant geography of her surroundings. Her most recent project—a series of three side tables for Bernhardt Design—directs that credit to the Andes Mountains. “The Los Andes tables were inspired by mountains that are strong and imposing but at the same time graceful and slender,” she describes. This

sculptural elegance was achieved with the tables’ unpredictable heights, organic angles and contrasting sharpness. Murtagh spent a year with the designers at Bernhardt sketching, modeling and ultimately learning to work with a new material: wood. “Ceramics are malleable. You can accomplish complex designs in a short time and change elements quickly,” explains the designer. “Wood is out of your control. The character of the grain, colors and textures are expressed differently in every piece. Once you understand the material, however, wood becomes limitless.” Armed with an aesthete’s eye and an ever-growing material repertoire, Murtagh is proving to be just as limitless herself.


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Clockwise from top: David Wiseman’s limited-edition rug design for R & Company. The artist’s Glacier pendant in Smoke. A Lily of the Valley installation from a past solo exhibition of Wiseman’s at R & Company. A one-of-a-kind Collage fireplace screen in bronze and porcelain. This Small Geode vase in bronze is one of 25 made, each signed and numbered. A custom commission for a private New York residence.

Glass, bronze, porcelain: For artist David Wiseman, his material selections are as varied as his creations. His scene-stealing designs can be found all over the world, from large-scale porcelain installations for Dior boutiques in Shanghai and Tokyo—which he designed in collaboration with architect Peter Marino—to being a part of the permanent collection at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Now, in partnership with R & Company, the Los Angeles-based Wiseman is taking his intricate skills to the ground level with a limited-edition rug design inspired by his travels and rooted in historical craftsmanship. Designer Todd Oldham gave you your big break. Tell us more about that. My first project was a nature-inspired hat hanger. Todd, who I had met when he was a guest lecturer for one of my classes at RISD, actually ended up ordering a bunch of them to give as gifts. Then, when I graduated college, he offered me a job. What are your favorite materials to work with? Bronze is endlessly fascinating to me. There are so many different alloys and patinas, and when you bring it up to a high polish, it’s a true work of art. How did rugs come into the picture for you? R & Company approached me with the idea to translate my designs into a rug collection. I went to Kathmandu to meet the weavers and to better understand their process. When I got there, I was blown away. Meeting them completely changed my concept because I needed to be as detailed as they were. Can you speak to the handmade aspect? It takes anywhere from six to eight months to create one rug and only 12 are being made in two distinct colorways. Because of the high quality of silk that they use, there are 4.5 million knots in each carpet.

Textiles are a new arena for you. Did you have to think differently? It started the same way I begin all of my designs, with pencil and paper, but I quickly learned that there is no room for error. The Tibetan and Nepalese communities of rug makers were so skilled at being able to capture the drawings they even wove my subtle eraser marks into one of the samples. How did your travels come to influence this particular project? The concept is about fusing my favorite patterns from around the world so I thought it would be appropriate to add a common Tibetan motif— such as billowing clouds—into the design. What else inspires you? I always turn to nature and its history in the decorative arts. I love seeing how different cultures have internalized nature and included it in their indigenous ornamental patterns. With everything you create, what are you always looking to achieve? Finding the poetic truth about what each material wants to become. I’m obsessed with that.

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new 1 "Our bohemian lifestyle is rooted in freedom: free-spirited, free-form, and free of rules." —Justina Blakeney The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes Justina Blakeney $35 / abramsbooks.com

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"I like my interiors the way I like my fashion; over the top, eclectic and filled with drama and humour."

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"If someone who had never met you came to your home when you were absent, what would he or she discover? Would your possessions tell your story?"

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"There is just something about the dawn. That first light gently caresses what lies before it and provides a fitting soundtrack for my photography."

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@amberlphotography WHO: Amber Sovorsky, a Boulder-based shutterbug who specializes in lifestyle and adventure photography, capturing the outdoorsy habits of Colorado’s thrill-seeking enthusiasts. WHAT: Expect to find glimpses of life in perpetual motion—from finely nuanced mountain-scaling shots to skydiving panoramas—all set against the backdrop of some of the prettiest landscapes Colorado has to offer. WHY: Because Sovorsky’s just like that friend you can always count on to try anything once. So, you’ll feel compelled to cheer her on (from the comfort of your living room couch, of course) as she documents her recent free fall out of a hot air balloon, for instance.

IN HER WORDS: “I love working with film cameras. There’s something about the perfect way they pick up light, the grain, and the patience they teach me. They’re constantly challenging you to nail the shot right then and there.” 138 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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SANDRA FETTINGIS What happens behind the scenes in the studios of some of the state’s best craftsmen and artisans? For artist Sandra Fettingis, creativity means constantly evolving and finding new ways to share her incredible, geometric sculptures and installations with ever-larger audiences. “I begin with a concept, thought or feeling, which I spend time researching and examining to find the details of a piece,” Fettingis says. “Once those have been identified, I jump on the computer and start designing. This is probably where I spend the bulk of my time. When the design is complete, I fine-tune it for fabrication, which usually involves laser or router cutting.” Next, the delicate business begins of finding the perfect finishing touch. “Afterward, and depending on the material, I will approach the piece with paints, stains, paper or fibers and move on to the final assembly,” she says. “If the work is just a stand-alone piece, I am done at that point. If it’s site-specific, I complete the installation at the locale.” sfettingis.com

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When did you open? We moved into our space at 625 East Main Street in Aspen in August 2014. What lines do you carry? In addition to pieces from Armani Casa, Ralph Lauren, Lee Industries and Escala, we supply high-quality and one-of-a-kind antiques and vintage furniture. We also carry lighting and accessories and anything you might need to round out a room. What services do you provide to your consumers? We offer interior design services and host a series of special events ranging from school and charity events to book signings. How often should shoppers check back in for new inventory? While we will maintain some classic pieces, you can expect we’ll be updating our inventory every three to four months. aspendesignroom.com


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luxe tapped talented local designers for their best sources and recommendations to shine a light on some of the city’s finest offerings in art and design.

“I respond to artwork that has an immediate visual appeal— in some cases it’s beautiful, or strange, sometimes really direct, other times quiet. There’s always, though, layers of content and questions behind it. In the case of public installations, I like work that somehow estranges itself from its site and makes you look at characteristics you might not immediately notice, whether it’s visible elements like architecture or invisible ones, such as social relations or history.” -lauren Wright, biennialoftheamericas.org

“ Stopping into Paris Underground Antiques is like walking into a treasure chest. It has the most extraordinary lamps, furniture pieces and accessories—all incredibly unique finds that can make a room sing. Ask for Jennifer Blocker while you’re there; she’s great.”

“ I always try to incorporate a piece from Eron Johnson Antiques into my projects for clients— whether it’s furniture or a found object. His historical knowledge is staggering, and I find that I learn something new from him each time I shop there.”

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One of the most well-respected names in fashion, Nina Garcia loves design in all its many forms. Here, the editor and television personality shares her secrets for great style—both on the runway and off of it. What new runway trends would you like to see reflected in the home? The Seventies were a big trend this season. I think it would be interesting to see fabrics from that era—like suede, denim and patchwork—incorporated into the home in an elegant way. Which fashion designer would you love to see develop his or her own home collection? I love Fendi and Armani’s home lines. They fit well with my subdued, pared-down luxe aesthetic. I’m not much of a print or pattern person myself, but I would love to see Mary Katrantzou or Proenza Schouler do a textile collection. Your home features masterful layering, thanks to the wonderful rugs throughout. Why is investing in rugs so important? They lay the groundwork for the entire space, tie everything together and add character to a room. There are many great places for rugs, but my favorites are Tai Ping, Doris Leslie Blau, Stark, Safavieh and Marc Phillips.

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let’s talk fabric. Do you find you’re drawn to the same textures for your wardrobe as you are for your home? When it comes to interior design, I am attracted to simple, neutral color palettes but very rich texture because, for me, that’s where you can bring personality in. I think the same could be said for my wardrobe. My bedroom curtains are cashmere, and I love a good cashmere sweater, as well. Same with a shaggy fur coat—on a pillow? Fabulous. share your home design staples. I’m always hunting for Swedish midcentury furniture, textured carpets and unique pieces during my travels. They’re what I splurge on. What are your favorite shops and showrooms to visit when you’re at home in new York? I always stop into Gallery BAc. The selection is amazing, and carlos Aparicio is a dear friend of mine who actually helped me decorate my apartment. I also like Maison Gerard, Karl Kemp Antiques and 1stdibs.

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“ I love working with Trinity Wall at Forré & co. Fine Art Gallery in Vail. She’s helped us on several projects, and she always encourages us to push the envelope for our clients. Jared rich at the christopher Martin Gallery in Aspen is fantastic, too.”


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ARMSTRONG CENTER FOR DANCE

After nearly a decade of hunting for the perfect spot, the Colorado Ballet’s Armstrong Center for Dance has finally found a permanent home at 1075 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The former headquarters of a sewing machine and parts distributor, the one-time warehouse has been completely overhauled and reimagined by the dedicated architecture team at Semple Brown Design. The new 30,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal space, all with a decidedly modern appeal thanks to large expanses of glass and concrete and a sharply cantilevered roofline that juts out over the sidewalk. “Throughout my career, I’ve noticed that whenever a professional company owns its building, they flourish,” says Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs of this new addition to the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. “We want to be in the national spotlight and our new building will help us to fulfill that dream.” coloradoballet.org; semplebrowndesign.com 142 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

at Yanni’s. Their classic Greek salad with grilled chicken is to die for. If you’re up for a drive, though, Le Central, a classic French bistro in downtown Denver, is a treat, too. There’s no better place to get mussels and a glass of rosé. 2 p.m. Afterward, check out some fine and contemporary art at Masters Gallery. Owners Paul and Bonnie Zueger are always a pleasure to work with and have the best recommendations.

6 p.m. Cross the highway on Belleview to grab an early dinner at Shanahan’s, owned by old Bronco’s coach Mike Shanahan. Be sure to order any steak on the menu. You won’t be disappointed.

4 p.m. Kick up your feet (Aren’t you happy you got that pedicure?) with an afternoon matinee at Landmark Theatres. It’s one of the best cinemas in Denver to either catch an independent film or the newest blockbuster.

8 p.m. Finish your night back at The Landmark with a laugh fest at Comedy Works South. There’s no such thing as a bad night there, and they have the best talent—from Dave Chappelle and Roseanne Barr to the latest rising star.

BLUEPRINT PHOTOS: DAVID LAUER. DATE BOOK PHOTOS: COURTESY A LINE BOUTIQUE.

As owner of Denver’s wildly successful A Line Boutique, Karmen Berentsen benefits firsthand from the city’s well-traveled, globally minded citizens, who have quickly developed an affinity for her shop’s stylish, outdoorsy aesthetic. Here, Berentsen shares her picks for a fun-filled day of shopping and world-class eats at The Landmark, the Greenwood Village neighborhood that A Line calls home. “It’s really one of Denver’s best-kept secrets,” she says, “and it’s only 10 minutes south of downtown. Definitely worth the drive.” aline-online.com


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1. Ombre Gradient Velvet Pillow in Green Slate by Kevin O’Brien Studio $311 / abchome.com 2. Isfahan, left, & Mazagan Tiles in Cool Motif $30 per piece / fireclaytile.com 3. Apollo N2 Glass in Chartreuse $505 / saint-louis.com 4. Anson Ribbon Fixture by Michael Amato $1,020 / urbanelectricco.com 5. Peking Sofa $3,250 / jonathanadler.com 6. Doreen Tray Set $700 / madegoods.com 7. Harlequin Ring $8,372 / sabineg.com 8. Felt and Color Rug $385 per square meter / ligne-roset-usa.com

The hyper contrast that exists between navy and peridot combines all the carefree nuances of springtime. The playful palette also conjures notions of excitement and adventure, which was exactly the visceral reaction New York designer Sara Story sought to create in the dining room shown. “I love this fresh color combination,” says Story. “I’ve always enjoyed mixing opposing textures, materials and pops of color—in this case a vibrant chartreuse seat fabric was just the right accent to the stunning Gracie wallcovering.” Here, Fireclay's latest tile collection, Cool Motif, marries the two powerhouses perfectly.

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WONDERFULLY PLAYFUL With the spring covered hose, the Planar 8 Flex Faucet from Franke is designed to let you feel free and have fun in the kitchen. Whether it’s washing up pans, flling up a pot for pasta, or just standing back and admiring, this faucet is the perfect balance of performance and design. Make it wonderful at Frankeksd.com


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Chicago designer Patrizio Fradiani of Studio F emphatically applied the electrifying duo of citrus and amethyst in this retro-fitted seating niche. “The inspiration was to provide a touch of glamour combined with bold colors,” he explains. “Though an unusual pair, they are quite complementary and their juxtaposition was intended to energize the space with summery notes to combat the gloomy Chicago winters.” Chanel’s dreamy new quilted shoulder bag embraces a cheery citrus tone while Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman’s sleek bench shows off amethyst in a more refined fashion, proving that this lively pair is here to stay.

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in good company an ensemble of designers translates the latest fabric collections into chic entertaining spaces. discover the art of the mix. Written by cara gibbs


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geremia design

boys club “It’s material that makes an object or space tactile,” muses Lauren Geremia, principal designer of San Francisco’s Geremia Design. And, when presented with a vast array of the season’s fabric offerings, Geremia opted for a serene palette of neutrals to create the refined, masculine space shown here that invites intimate gatherings and quiet conversation. “I wanted the dining space to be minimal but mature,” she explains, “selecting simplistic patterns and muted colors that allow an opportunity for layering and creating dynamic, textured compositions.” Rose Tarlow Melrose House “napkins” sit atop place mats fashioned from a Knoll Luxe material to ground the tablescape, while a Cowtan & Tout fabric dresses the vintage midcentury chair frames and Pierre Frey’s stunning abstract textile takes its place as artwork—all giving way to a neutrally color-coded dining room where masculine notes abound and simplicity speaks volumes.


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YOUNG HUH

sitting pretty Designed to stop you in your tracks, this striking vignette fashioned by New York-based designer Young Huh proves that there is an art to making an entrance. “I imagined a welcoming spot where guests could arrive and be greeted with drinks and sweets,” says Huh. “My goal was to create an impactful area through contrasts in color and pattern.” To achieve her vision, Huh employed Schumacher’s Iconic Leopard fabric to flock the walls and adorned an accent pillow and the base of an ottoman with Duralee’s Eileen Kathryn Boyd collection. Rebecca Atwood’s playful spots find a home on a classic Bunny Williams stool, Beacon Hill’s Lilliflora textile, from the Ankasa Bespoke collection, drapes the table and Huh’s own fabric design for Peter Fasano graces the dining chair. “The more you mix, the more lively the room is,” says the designer, “what better stage for a little get-together.”


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natural habitat Innately drawn to organic textures and wild prints, Dida Home’s David Miranda and Diana Uribe set out to create a bar scene perfect for cocktails, conversation and creative textile choices. “We had our mind set on using fabrics with earthy colors and organic shapes,” says Miranda, “giving way to a cheerful palette perfect for unwinding.” Starting with the drapery, where Chivaso’s Wild Jungle is layered adjacent to de Le Cuona’s quietly elegant Mali, the look continues with Dominique Kieffer’s Sousvide, designed by Paola Navone, seamlessly applied to the surface of the bar cart. Hunt Slonem’s Fritillery for Groundworks takes flight on a decorative marble slab, while Slonem’s Catelayas 2 makes its way into a mirrored frame on the gallery wall. Navone’s Quai Branly cloaks the armchair to complete the scene. Says Uribe, “In this space, materials set the temperature but color and print dictate the mood.”


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boys club Clockwise from top left: Dissolvenza in Teal & Copper / Fortuny / fortuny.com. Cortege in Beige / Jane Churchill for Cowtan & Tout / cowtan.com. Tara in Nocturne / Knoll Luxe / knoll.com. Sorrel in Bluebird / S. Harris / sharris.com. Chablis in Coraline on Natural / Rose Tarlow Melrose House / rosetarlow.com. Orion / Boussac Architectonique Collection for Pierre Frey / pierrefrey.com. Vignette page: Coaster Fabric / Attari in Indigo / Fabricut / fabricut.com. Napkin Fabric / Primitif in Taupe on Natural / Rose Tarlow Melrose House / rosetarlow.com.

“these textiles are meant to be touched and to last; the hand and quality are irresistable.” -young huh

natural habitat Clockwise from top left: Bee’s Knees in Indigo Blue / Donghia / donghia.com. Wild Jungle in 099 / Chivasso / chivasso.com. Indigo Zag / Lulie Wallace / luliewallace.com. Quai Branly in Blanc Ardoise / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Fritillery in Blue/Green / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com. Silk Scarf in Phthalo / Porter Teleo / porterteleo.com. Mali in White / de Le Cuona / delecuona.co.uk. Vignette page: Artwork Fabric / Catelayas 2 in Pink/Yellow / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com. Bar Cart Fabric / Sousvide in Ivory / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Ottoman Fabric / Chameleon in Smoke Laguna / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Shadowbox Fabric / Guardians in Pea & Cobalt / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com.


“The weighT and The paTTerns of These fabrics are perfecT in Terms of boTh masculiniTy and comforT.” -lauren geremia

sitting pretty Clockwise from top left: Spots in Midnight Black / Rebecca Atwood / rebeccaatwood.com. Dauphine in Midnight / Moore & Giles / mooreandgiles.com. Kahala in Red / Young Huh for Peter Fasano Collaborative / peterfasano.com. Water Diamond, Aurora Stripe & Grace Emblem in Indigo / Ankasa Bespoke for Beacon Hill / beaconhilldesign.com. Lilliflora in Tusk / Ankasa Bespoke for Beacon Hill / beaconhilldesign.com. Cambridge / Shilo Engelbrecht / shilo.net.au. Iconic Leopard in Graphite / Schumacher / fschumacher.com. Fashion Plate in Aquamarine / Eileen K. Boyd for Duralee / duralee.com.

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Eternity Each of us experiences the inside and outside of our lives on a daily basis. On the outside we arm ourselves in order to protect our internal life, our intimacy, our loved ones, and our personal beliefs. We have one face we share with the world, while watchful that nothing penetrates the sanctity of our internal peace. From inside we have all the windows to the world, but we only open them to the ones we trust. In “Eternity� we live peacefully encompassed by the healing rose, symbolizing Compassion and Love.

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THE PIECE: Zio Buffet THE DESIGNER: Marcel Wanders FIND IT: moooi.com THE INSPIRATION: Possessing the uniqueness of an antique while remaining inherently modern, this solid furniture piece was created by Wanders with a bit of whimsy.

BUFFET PHOTO: COURTESY MOOOI. HEADSHOT: DUSTIN AKSLAND. PAINT THROUGHOUT: DEVINE POODLE / $59.95 PER GALLON / DEVINECOLOR.COM.

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Architecture: The Zio buffet’s strength is in its simplicity of form, the natural grain of the wood, and its long, low proportions. It’s classic. Creativity: As a whole, Zio feels both solid and subtle, while angled, rounded legs offer a whimsical element. I think we’re drawn to fun, accessible environments, and playful pieces like this create a nice juxtaposition to older, more detailed furnishings, art or architecture. Impression: A statement piece should be bold and noticed. This buffet’s refined details and sleek silhouette make it just that.


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Design: The collection is unmistakably Rodarte. This rug gives the illusion of lace and a feeling of romance. Imagination: Each design speaks to fantasy and has an ethereal quality. The overlay technique has such organic movement. Storytelling: The provenance of objects in the home is truly meaningful. Every collected piece should tell a story and become part of your own narrative. Color: I am a big believer in color and love that the hues in this line are strong but not overpowering. I can see the Cobalt Motif design under the blue velvet couches in my sitting room.

MAGIC CARPET THE PIECE: Cobalt Motif THE DESIGNER: Rodarte for The Rug Company FIND IT: therugcompany.com THE INSPIRATION: Finding inspiration in 1970s California, medieval romance and fairytale fantasies, Rodarte’s debut rug collection reflects the designers’ fascination with the unusual and ethereal.

RUG PHOTO: COURTESY THE RUG COMPANY.

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PRIDE & JOY THE PIECES: Larchmont and Rosemont Martini Tables THE DESIGNER: Pride Sasser for Century Furniture FIND IT: centuryfurniture.com THE INSPIRATION: As a master sculptor and designer, Sasser creates jewelry for the home; these particular tables are a fanciful expression of delicately impractical yet irresistible design.

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Material: I’m drawn to the clean lines and material mixture of Sasser’s tables. I love combining materials that contrast with one another. The strong lines are sleek and fresh. Craft: Makers need to own the word handmade again. You can clearly see the craftsmanship and intent of the maker behind Sasser’s work. To me, this defines what he stands for. Luxury: A well-made object is a deserved pleasure and once you begin to live with these luxuries it’s hard to envision life without them.


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THE PIECE: Supernova Writing Desk THE DESIGNER: Dougall Paulson FIND IT: dougallpaulson.com THE INSPIRATION: Guided by materiality, form and light, the Supernova desk celebrates the chaotic energy of the cosmos and recalls the night sky.

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Feel: Supernova is ethereal and weightless, with a classic, nostalgic appeal. It was designed to be touched. Look: The celestial, space-age aesthetic of the desk brings me back to seeing the Milky Way at Ayers Rock in Australia. The onyx panel illuminates, like the quiet glowing band spread across the night sky in an abstract, almost haunting way. Vision: It is crucial to have passion, to dive into a design concept and be inspired by it. Striking a particular balance between form and function is the ultimate art form.

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FLIGHTLESS FLAME THE COLLECTION: Peacock THE DESIGNER: Dan Yeffet FIND IT: avenue-road.com THE INSPIRATION: A self-proclaimed explorer and adventurer, Yeffet created these candleholders, made of polished brass and conic marble, with playfulness in mind, like “a peacock doing cartwheels,� he says.

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Designer: Dan Yeffet has a strong command of authorship running through his entire body of work. I love his adventurous material studies and conceptual thinking. Composition: The Peacock candleholders have a great mix of rich, opulent materials being utilized for such a primitive form of light. The polished brass reflects the light and enhances it from a technical standpoint. The simple structure of the two separate pieces coming together is intelligent and subtle, while the pieces themselves are cheeky and whimsical. Creativity: Artists should have fun playing with concepts or production methods. Imagination seems to be the way of driving innovation forward.


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on the rocks tHe collection: The Marble Series tHe designer: Felt+Fat find it: feltandfat.com tHe process: Batches of colored porcelain in multiple hues are molded, dried, trimmed, fired, finished, and re-fired to create these one-of-a-kind marbled dishes.

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Artistry: There’s a jewel-like quality to these plates. Felt+Fat’s originality is visually arresting with such refreshing modernity. Handmade: Perfection exists in imperfection. There’s nothing more beautiful than the authenticity and warmth achieved by handcrafted workmanship. Aesthetic: The subtle glamour of this eclectic collection bears an approachable sensibility that would make any gathering more inviting and really communicate a personal point of view. The muted palette offers quiet beauty and feels grounded and timeless. Balance: These plates are reminiscent of marbled papers I’ve collected in Florence—a time-honored motif that strikes the perfect balance between restraint and chance.


caged light the pIeCe: Asscher Chandelier the desIgners: Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger fInd It: olystudio.com the InspIratIon: Taking cues from landscapes and natural facets of gemstones, the Asscher chandelier embodies Oly’s philosophy of casual elegance.

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Composition: What appeals to me about the Asscher chandelier are the contradicting notions within the design. It is a daring piece that is geometrically composed yet remains unpredictable. It is both delicate and industrial, and worthy of discussion due to its play on form. The use of positive and negative space creates a pattern that is imposing but not heavy. Market: In today’s industry, there is a craving for creating both comfort and elegance. Sophisticated design does not have to be sterile. Authenticity shines through when a design expresses imagination. Installation: I would hang this piece in my studio space for cool inspiration as well as some necessary light.


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A new Culture + style oF oPEn-air dEsiGn Outdoor living has undergone a revolution; blurred are the lines between indoors and out. today’s alfresco environments incorporate kitchens, dining areas, gathering spaces, freplaces, fre pits and entertainment areas, complemented by architectural lighting and sliding glass-walled doors. as a response to the new open-air ethos—or perhaps the catalysts for this invigorating design movement—leading purveyors and manufacturers of outdoor products are creating not only with aesthetics in mind, but also with durability, functionality and environmental consciousness. Bevolo gas & electric lights

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Bevolo Gas & ElEctric liGhts steeped in familial and regional traditions, the French Quarter-based Bevolo gas & electric Lights creates old-world artisanal lighting products reborn for contemporary living. with an unwavering integrity to materials and respect for handcraftsmanship, the legendary frm is recognized for its distinctive copper lights. “Being born in the French Quarter gives you a sense of history and the innate responsibility toward preservation. Our lights are a compilation of historical design, from the frst gas streetlights in London to the array of styles encompassing every state in the U.s.,” shares third-generation owner Drew Bevolo.

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The ArT of longevity Made of pure, hand-riveted copper, the projected lifespan of a handcrafted Bevolo light fxture is 300 years. “Bevolo’s lights are made with gas burners that last 50-plus years, with bulbs that last up to 20 years,” says Bevolo. “We make fxtures that not only are operationally the most efcient (gas burner and led bulbs), but never having to change a fxture on your home is truly remarkable.”


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dekton By cosEntino Cosentino has long led the industry with products that are unparalleled in style, efciency and innovation. Dekton, a highly versatile indoor-outdoor surface, exemplifes this premise. “Consumers were asking for a durable, aesthetically pleasing surface suitable for outdoor use, and Dekton was developed specifcally to meet that demand,” says Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino north america. the lifestyle shift toward fusing indoor-outdoor living environments has given rise to products like Dekton, introducing homeowners to new concepts in materials and surfaces that are congruous with their surroundings. “well-designed materials must be seamlessly incorporated into the overall design of a space, as well as contribute to its functionality,” Marquez says. “a well-designed surface goes beyond its aesthetic—it complements the family’s lifestyle in terms of durability, ease of care and long-term use.” the Dekton Collection emulates the beauty of exotic stone, like the aura, which captures the veining and movement of rare Calacatta, but eliminates the maintenance and care that marble and other rare natural stones require. “with Dekton, homeowners can introduce a stunning surfacing material to their outdoor space specifcally manufactured to withstand the elements without compromising its performance,” Marquez says.

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COs entI n O O n th e I n DO O r- O UtDOO r d e s i g n M Ove M e nt Home on the range. high-performing ranges, designed to withstand the elements, have taken the place of the time-honored barbecue and grill, creating fully functioning modern outdoor kitchens. island living. In lieu of traditional kitchen tables, large-format kitchen islands now serve as the home’s central hub. enduring the elements. Materials and fabrics that can withstand the efects of the sun’s UV rays or endure freezing and thawing during seasonal changes are integral to the long-term performance of an outdoor living space. the science of surfaces. Particle sintering technology, a proprietary technique used for the manufacturing of Dekton, is an accelerated version of the “change in form” that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years. the result: a supremely stable material.


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eldorAdo stonE entering its fourth decade as a leading manufacturer of architectural stone veneer, eldorado stone has mastered the art of stone- and brick-infused outdoor living environments, from freplace surrounds to exterior accents and outdoor kitchens. “eldorado Outdoor has completely reinvented how to build and design outdoor masonry living spaces,” says Brent spann, president. “the demand for outdoor kitchens, freplaces, seating walls and fre pits faced with stone continues to grow.” 1

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KiTchen confiDenTiAL: A new look + ethos “the trend is for homeowners to extend the ‘heart of the home’ to the outdoors,” eldorado president Brent Spann shares. Kitchens, cooking and camaraderie have never been more synonymous: today’s outdoor living spaces have become natural extensions of this philosophy, giving way to fully equipped outdoor kitchens, freplaces, fre bowls and conversation areas. “Under-counter appliances, refrigerators, warming drawers and countertops can be added to eldorado outdoor cabinets to create the full culinary experience outside,” he says. “We are inspired to elevate outdoor spaces from ordinary to extraordinary.”

it’s easier than ever to add an outdoor kitchen or conversation area to expand your living space.

O n -tr en D O uts i d e interior appeal. Outdoor kitchens are closely matching interior design trends—homeowners are looking to create timeless spaces that they then decorate with their own personal aesthetics. Make it your own. For a “homey” feel, use clean color palettes with the building materials and more permanent furniture and fxtures; add personal style with exchangeable items like pillows or pots and plants. A tale of two approaches. right now, trends are leaning toward light-colored, creamy stone profles such as the Cottonwood european Ledge-cut façade. also, modern but darker stone profles such as the Black river stacked stone are increasingly popular, especially in east Coast designs.


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For more than 50 years, Fleetwood Windows & doors has been at the forefront of window and door design and manufacturing. Driven by the desire to innovate; a respect for architectural excellence; and a commitment to the integrity of materials, Fleetwood is a market leader for sophisticated windows and doors. “the significant movement toward operable walls of glass that blur the lines between inside and outside has increased the demand for the products that we design and manufacture,” says Mark McCoy, VP of sales.

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Without question, the trend is toward the largest pieces of glass possible within an operable system that can disappear into a pocket when opened.

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ThinKing green an awareness of the earth’s limited resources has never been more prevalent than in today’s home building industry. in response to this movement, Fleetwood has instituted a series of green practices and products. “our chosen material (aluminum) is the most sustainable material used for windows and doors,” says Mccoy. “additionally, the trend toward sustainable construction and energy efficiency has driven us to enhance our current product line and develop new products that assist in meeting these goals while maintaining the large sizes and thin, slight lines that define our products.”


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a teak loveseat paired with a set of teak chairs creates classic outdoor seating.

Durability, comfort and design are the hallmarks of Lee Industries’ handcrafted outdoor furnishings. For nearly 50 years, the furniture manufacturer has provided quality, american-made indoor and outdoor furnishings, forging the path and setting the bar in how products should be constructed, how they should look and how they should feel. Bondi Coley, Lee Industries marketing director, gives insight into today’s outdoor environments, from the allure of fre pits to the importance of removable slipcovers to versatility of ottomans.

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White is the new taupe. “with our washable, slipcovered pieces, people are not afraid to put white on anything that stays outdoors,” says Bondi Coley, Lee Industries marketing director. “white is now the go-to color.” About those slipcovers… arguably the best choice for outdoor furnishings, as they can be removed and washed. Mobility. Outdoor casters on dining chairs allow for movement on decks, patios and around pool areas. Mix + match. a canopied sofa, paired with a set of track arm swivel chairs, looks great against the backdrop of a teak counter table and teak counter stools. hence, a cohesive space doesn’t have to be homogenous. An efcient accessory. Outdoor ottomans add extra seating as well as extra storage for outdoor trays, dishes, ice buckets or towels. Crowd pleaser. “Fire pits have become a staple in outdoor spaces,” Coley says. “with our array of outdoor swivel chairs, it makes lounging outside an absolute dream.” A quick tip. adding colorful throw pillows to an existing sofa or chair can quickly give the homeowner an updated look for their outdoor space; a few outdoor ottomans or bongo stools to add extra seating and storage will also give an easy update.


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attention to detail in construction and comfort is the hallmark of pride Family Brands.

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as the popularity of designing, inhabiting and enjoying outdoor spaces has grown, the latest trends are found in creating exterior décor for luxurious outdoor living. with quality furnishings, styles today not only create the maximum in relaxation and comfort, but also are built for optimum lifespan. steve Lowsky, president of Pride Family Brands, the acclaimed manufacturer of “the finest casual furniture in the world,” offers insight into selecting products that are built to perform and provide lasting leisure.

The best outdoor furnishing brands for an alfresco lifestyle are those that provide multiple options for year-round use, not just a dining table and four chairs.

” the Bellagio deep Seating provides lasting looks and comfort, featuring pride’s award-winning luxury fire pit with extended side table.

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The insiDer: everything you need to know Before you Buy. the durability factor. “For optimum outdoor durability,” says Steve lowsky, president of pride Family Brands, “aluminum is the raw material of choice.” With a natural resistance to corrosion and rust, aluminum not only offers beauty, but also durability and easy care. Finishes with form + function. the addition of quality finishes, including multistage powder coating and clear coating, enhances weather resistance while providing customized looks. When the metal is encased with a powder coating, the furniture is able to withstand the elements longer and maintain lasting color. element-resistant. Frames built to last require cushioning of equal durability. High-quality, 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic or acrylic-blended fabrics will provide long life in the sun and outdoor elements. Customized comfort. With fine outdoor furnishings and accessories, it is possible to create one-of-a-kind exterior décor. “More than 50 percent of our castelle collection’s manufacturing involves custom orders,” lowsky says. “Homeowners’ selections can include the design collection, desired pieces, decorative finishing, coordinated cushion or seating fabric and hundreds of other options.”


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What was your inspiration behind this palette bursting with color? The original space was a bit overwhelming with dark stained wood throughout. The thought of painting it was unnerving, but the client wanted to take the space from “old world” to “timeless with sass!” We were able to get there with shades of white as the base, infused with dashes of vibrant color. The neutral palette begged to be dressed up with a richly hued throw pillow, artwork and rug. Since it’s so bold, I assume the artwork was the jumping-off piece? Surprisingly, the art was actually an afterthought. The room had been painted and the furniture was purchased, but in order to button it up it needed a certain pop of something spectacular. I chose the piece by Bob Knox because it was so the client— young and unafraid to take color risks. The foyer often acts as an unloading place for keys, bags and shoes. How do you ensure that the space remains both beautiful and practical? In this instance, I considered those elements and worked in the antique console table and gilded chair to house items when dropped at the door. There should always be a place to sit, a place to hang things, and, also, a little bit of eye candy. Interior Design / Andrea Schumacher / Andrea Schumacher Interiors / andreaschumacherinteriors.com. Architecture Artwork / Bob Knox / williamhavugallery.com. / Console Table / FEA Home / feahome.com. Gold Armchair / Milo Baughman / 1stdibs.com. Silk Ikat Rug / Shaver-Ramsey / shaver-ramsey.com. Throw Pillow Fabric / Shaver-Ramsey / shaver-ramsey.com.

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dining room TAKING A CASUAL YET SOPHISTICATED APPROACH, DESIGNER BARBARA MULLEN CREATES AN INTIMATE SPACE FLECKED IN GOLDEN TONES.

I can’t peel my eyes from the jewel of the room: the chandelier. The Jean de Merry chandelier was something I found early on. It was such a special piece that I immediately knew it was perfect for this space. The juxtaposition of the dark finish worked so well with the fumed white-oak millwork and plaster walls. I love the idea of a clean space highlighted with a striking sculptural element. What other elements also lend to the clean, sophisticated vibe? The architect, Cottle Carr Yaw, provided a beautiful backdrop for me to work with. The subtle play on color—found in the fresh pop of yellow from the Castel linen on the dining chairs—offers a unique golden tint to the room. The client loved this color and it paired perfectly with the dark walnut table and chairs. The yellow flows over onto a funky vintage lamp that is balanced by a quartet of artwork, all highlighted by recessed lighting that can be dimmed to create varying moods.

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Should a dining room be a space reserved for special occasions or for everyday use? A dining room should definitely be both. It should be a flexible space worthy of either an intimate dinner party or hosting a large crowd. I think this particular space reflects the best of both worlds. The table can be adjusted depending on the number of guests and is paired with durable fabrics found in the rug and cushions, making it ideal for all styles of entertaining.


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girl’s bedroom SOFT COLORS AND GRAPHIC PRINTS PROVE TIMELESS IN THIS ROOM BY THE DESIGN TEAM OF PETRA RICHARDS AND KRISTINA STERLING.

I’m so taken aback with the play on both color and pattern. We wanted to design the room in various ways and the mix of different patterns and textures creates a sense of playfulness. The bold black-and-cream pattern of the draperies and pillows adds a certain element of drama to the space. We originally considered the hand-printed wallpaper in a black-and-white version, but after careful deliberation, we settled with a more soothing color choice.

It’s not very common to paint a ceiling. The walls and ceilings are the canvas of a room, so we don’t believe in leaving them white. In this case, we chose the soft pink color of the ceiling to complement the custom blush-hued duvet featuring Schumacher’s Chinois Palais fabric, truly grounding and connecting the space. The silk pillow on the bed adds yet another subdued accent.

Did your design choices naturally reveal such a sophisticated and playful space? Our focus was ensuring that the space was timeless. The bronze statue draws attention to the window, which overlooks the Denver Botanic Gardens, while the playful artwork and candytinted table lamps provide extra pops of color. We paired the textural modern rug beneath a classic chandelier to add a hint of sparkle and glamour.

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an in-depth exploration into what’s new and notable in kitchen design. written bY arlyn hernandez

THE NEW MODERN KITCHEN when it comes to modern kitchen design, there are two distinct schools of thought: one embraces the simplicity and sheer functionality with zeal, while the other remains unconvinced, preferring the welcoming aesthetic of a more traditional style. regardless of your persuasion, there’s no denying the downright impressive innovations and design gusto being cooked up as of late that could convert even the most classically inclined. From mechanically operated walls that conceal gadgets and storage to intuitive appliances that learn and adapt to your cooking methods, discover the latest ingredients making up the new modern kitchen.


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With the kitchen arising as the new epicenter of the home, bolder design is spicing up this bustling room. In this Hamptons residence, here and below, New York designer Guillaume Gentet created a personality-filled space using custom cabinetry by Effeti USA with whispers of lilac throughout. “People forget that the inside of a cabinet should be as pretty as the outside,” he says, referencing the violet (Pantone 7444 UP) of the island, which is echoed in the shelving concealed behind the wood panels. The owners’ art, like the Buddha sculptures by Marlene Rose, continues the artistic flavor of the room’s aesthetic.

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THE FAUCET Every line and visible design element counts in a minimal space. Therefore, making major impact with a sculptural faucet, like Franke’s new Planar 8 Flex semi-professional version, is essential. The masculine, squared-off silhouette doesn’t just pack a visual punch, though; its 360-degree swiveling spout is highly functional and allows for maximum movement around the sink.

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Color doesn’t have to be reserved for tableware and accents anymore: Large appliances, such as Bertazzoni’s Pro48 6G dualfuel range (shown here in a mouthwatering orange), are getting their turn in the shade game and becoming increasingly popular as owners seek to imprint their personal stamp onto every room of their home.

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Designing kitchens for the past 40 years, it’s safe to say that Chicago-based Mick De Giulio knows a thing or two about what makes for successful culinary quarters. Here, the maestro lends some counsel and maps out what’s currently on his radar.

There’s no excuse for having a disorganized kitchen today with all the great solutions out there. What are some of your favorites? Motorized doors to hide nooks for small appliances and creating charging stations by putting USB ports inside of drawers are a go-to of mine. Another is a cabinet I recently designed called Metal Boy (shown above) for keeping pots and pans organized and accessible. It has recessed LED lighting so cookware is easily viewable and becomes like sculptural pieces. Metal seems to have become part of your signature look. How do you keep it from feeling too sterile? I love using silver nickel and polished stainless steel, but I always layer different materials and textures into my designs, sometimes even with very subtle changes. Honed and brushed stones, hand-scraped woods and fabrics for soft seating add comfort and are a great complement to the shine of metals. What’s exciting you right now? Steam ovens and induction cooktops. There’s so much you can do in a steam oven, from baking bread to roasting juicy meats, and induction has so many things going for it as far as safety and heat control.

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Modern kitchens tend to get a bad rap for being cold and industrial, but new material combinations are changing that rather unfair judgment. Maintaining a streamlined look, this design by Eggersmann integrates solid American walnut along the space’s periphery to soften the highgloss cabinetry and hard quartz surfaces.


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7 talking KiTcHEn TEcH Gone are the days of one-dimensional appliances. Ranges no longer just cook; they’ll send a text to the family when dinner is ready. Need to pre-heat your oven but you’re still at the store? Your smartphone can get that started so it’s at the perfect temperature when you get home. Here, Lamont Gaines, showroom manager of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida, breaks down the newest innovations.

Smartphone capabilities are infiltrating the appliance market. What are some highlights? The ability to measure the temperature of your meal in the oven without being anywhere near the kitchen—let alone at home—via a digital thermometer is huge right now. Also, you can now download recipes into your oven and watch cooking tutorials via a Wi-Fi-enabled touch-screen panel on your range, which is so useful for the amateur cook.

Let’s talk about innovations in cooking. What new options exist? If you have the space to accommodate it, steam ovens (like Miele’s ContourLine M Touch Combi-Steam version at left) should be strongly considered. There are models that let you store personal profiles to steam your vegetables or fish to the exact tenderness preferred. Wine storage and serving systems are becoming more prominent in the custom kitchen. Any suggestions? Dual-zone refrigeration is the only way to go to keep your whites, reds and champagnes at the appropriate temperatures. There are also dispensing systems—check out the Discovery WineStation by Dacor—that will serve just the right amount, from a taste to a full glass, and preserve the freshness of the rest of the unused bottle.

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Indoor-outdoor living is king right now. Blurring the lines between inside and out is particularly successful in the kitchen, where incorporating plein-air cooking, al fresco dining and edible gardens satiates an entertaining-rich lifestyle. In this California home, I-Ching Ueng—designer and manager of Poggenpohl’s San Francisco showroom—stuck to a sleek design as not to compete with the lush garden just through the disappearing sliding glass doors. Silestone countertops in White Zeus Extreme and a stainless-steel panel backsplash reflect the sunlight to further enliven the space.


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THE HARDWARE Stainless steel may reign supreme, but gold and bronze details are giving the long-standing heavyweight a run for its money. The warm and luxurious finishes add a definite je ne sais quoi and can be employed on cabinets— like Rocky Mountain Hardware’s Empire pulls—or plumbing fixtures, and bridge the gap between the modern and traditional design arenas.

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Slab stone such as marble and quartz has long been the go-to countertop material in the modern kitchen for its uniform look. Though its dominance in this arena certainly isn’t subsiding, there’s been a movement toward mixing it up with more personality-driven tilework for backsplashes, floors and feature walls. Hand-painted tiles lend a human touch to an otherwise pristine space. Though be advised: The graphic nature of this look is not for the demure design enthusiast.

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A brawny hood has always been a staple in a well-stocked kitchen, but they can be a bit of a blemish if the intent is to keep everything as simple and unassuming as possible. Enter the decorative ventilation option. These new devices are masters of disguise, hiding in plain sight in the shape of chandeliers and lighting fixtures, disappearing into countertops at the push of a button, or taking sculptural form like in Elica’s Space model that not only looks completely unexpected, but is also 35-percent quieter than traditional designs.


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The customary formula for kitchen design reads as follows: upper and lower cabinetry, pantry, large appliances. However, open shelving concepts are breaking that mold. “We wanted a sense of openness and casual ease,” says California designer Vanessa Alexander of the kitchen space shown at left she remodeled for a Malibu beach house. “I avoid upper cabinetry as much as possible. Floating shelving provides a greater sense of space and can be dressed in such a flexible way with practical and décor items that lend life, color and texture.” Tip: Stick to a cohesive palette for any tableware on display to achieve a polished look.

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Induction cooking has been a burgeoning trend in culinary technology over the past few years, competing side by side with its electric and gas counterparts. The newest offerings, such as Gaggenau’s CX 491 full-surface cooktop, right, are taking the already beloved advantages of speed and safety to the next level with intuitive free-positioning abilities. What exactly does that mean? Place cookware anywhere on the surface, and the stove will instantly detect its individual location, size and shape, heating up only that precise spot to the specified temperature. It’s so inherently practical, it’ll make you wonder where this functionality has been all along.

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The kitchen drawer has been elevated countless notches with storage solutions that would make even the most meticulous homeowner weak in the knees. Shown here is SieMatic’s aluminum interior accessories system, which features an integrated spice rack, USB connections, an angled knife block and anti-slip inserts. Fully customizable, no space is lost, keeping every spatula, cutting board and measuring spoon in the order best suited to the user.

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Families are gravitating toward the kitchen more and more for all aspects of living. Homework is worked on at the island, conversations are had at the breakfast bar, so it’s no wonder that the call for a more fluent dialogue between rooms is being answered. Snaidero’s Way design, for instance, showcases an open library unit and styling evocative of furniture. Modular pieces let the homeowner lay out any footprint they want to create a seamless transition from one area to the next.


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“I am so impressed and amazed by the amount of creativity in the world,” enthuses Art + Soul Gallery owner Debbie Klein. A longtime art aficionado, Klein’s professional evolution from student to artist to owner is both personal and pragmatic—a fine balance of impulse (she moved to Boulder “to make jewelry and see as many Grateful Dead shows as possible”); intuition (she grew up in a family of collectors); and experience (her first job out of school was in customer service for Christie's auction house). The Boulder-based Art + Soul Gallery, founded more than 15 years ago, is a culmination of a lifetime immersed in the art world. “I get so excited to be able to bring in exceptional work to share with my clients,” Klein says. “I have love and passion for the artists, designers and the work I represent.”

What do you like most about your job? I love making the connections between people and art. The emotional component that attaches someone to a painting or a piece of jewelry is fun to discover. How would you describe the personality of your business? Denim and diamonds! We love the casual, low-key sophistication of Boulder, and that is reflected in our gallery. My staff and I strive to create a place where everyone feels welcome, comfortable and gets the personal attention they deserve. What are the key influences in your work today? I look at both fine art and jewelry from the perspective of my clients. One decision influences the next. There is so much amazing work out there, but not everything fits our aesthetic or our market.

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The hunt for comfortable seating for the living room resulted in a natural linen Restoration Hardware sofa and a pair of Fritz Hansen wicker chairs arranged in front of a Kansas limestone fireplace. McCord Wood & Steel fabricated the coffee table from steel and repurposed wood salvaged from a neighborhood school.

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Above: Architect Dale Hubbard integrated an existing garage into the new architectural design. Right: The switchback wood-and-metal staircase connects the three-level home. The 7-inch solid white-oak floors wear an oil finish, and the door is by Schacht Mill Works.

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Thanks to a combination of vertical stained-wood siding, divided light aluminum-clad windows and blued-steel paneling, the rear exterior of the house has a decidedly contemporary look. The walk-out basement patio includes chairs from Restoration Hardware.


Brompton swivel stools belly up to the kitchen island topped with Statuario marble from Galleria of Stone. The same material continues on the perimeter countertop and backsplash; the custom walnut cabinets are by Bruce Jaffe Design.

than a high Victorian we opted for an interpretation of the more demure mining structures that were prevalent in this area years ago.” That resolve translated into simple single windows and a deep front porch on the street side and more complex fenestration, including a wall of sliding doors that opens to the creek, on the rear exterior. “The house almost deconstructs from front to back,” says Hubbard, who incorporated the foundation and an original freestanding garage they were required to keep into the new design. “It’s always a challenge to work with an established footprint but this one made sense, and the garage, a leftover from the 1970s, was fairly modern.” Complementing the more classical roof and porch elements is a materials palette that works with the mixed architectural message. Wide flange steel columns support the welcoming entry, and the overall structure is a combination of stained-wood siding and limestone. “We were very specific about the way we implemented the stone, and I worked closely with the masons to make it look more like something you’d see in an old structure,” says Hubbard about the nod to the surrounding homes. Inside, the open floor plan and a sculptural woodsteel-and-glass staircase are pure 21st century. “We treat every new staircase as an exciting design element and distinct vertical space,” says Hubbard. “It’s not just about how you go up and down; it’s what you see along the way that’s important.” Among the sights is a tongue-and-groove ceiling that connects the living room, dining area and kitchen— which contractor Kevin Morningstar says illustrates the architect’s keen eye for subtle detail. “We were trying to figure out how to deal with the seam between the ceiling and wall, and it was Dale’s idea to tuck in a piece of steel trim all the way around, almost like a reveal,” says Morningstar. “It’s one of those things most people wouldn’t notice, but if it wasn’t there, they would.” luxe interiors + design / 243


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In the dining area, Moooi’s Raimond suspension light fixture casts a glow on a black walnut-and-steel table custom made by McCord Wood & Steel and chairs from the Ralph Lauren Home Desert Modern collection. The painting on the living room wall is by Los Angeles artist Lee Clarke.

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The lavish deck punctuates the indoor-outdoor nature of the house with seating that includes views of the creek, where all manner of wildlife routinely gather. The chaise lounges by the fire pit are from Smith & Hawken, and the dining table and chairs are from Crate & Barrel.


Throughout the entire project, John, who runs an advertising consulting firm, and Lisa, a teacher, weighed in on finishes, furnishings and artwork. By their own admission, they spent hours on the Internet to find the right linen sofas for the living room and the perfect Ralph Lauren chairs to surround the custom black walnut dining table, the latter fashioned from wood salvaged from a tree cut down by the city near their previous home. “Lisa likes color, but I’m more into neutrals and clean lines,” says John, explaining the quiet hues that define the open space. In direct contrast, the artwork tends toward the bold and colorful, and much of it shares one common theme. “Most of the pieces were painted by Los Angeles-based surfers,” says John, who along with his wife also runs 248 / luxe interiors + design

luxury surf and yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico. “This is a family home, so it was important to have some elements of warmth.” Nowhere is that more obvious than in the kitchen, where the rich walnut cabinetry and expansive marbletopped island firmly beckon all who enter to come in and hang out. From there, it’s just steps to the outdoor living area, where the deck provides ample room for lounging, eating and watching the elk, bears, foxes and even the occasional mountain lion that wander into their creekside locale. “We love the floor plan and the connection to the outdoors,” says John. “It’s amazing that we are just four blocks to Boulder’s busy downtown, but when we’re out here it’s like we live in a wildlife preserve.”

A well-placed Eames chair and ottoman from Design Within Reach make a statement in the master bedroom next to a side table from HW Home. The Ralph Lauren Home bed is from the brand’s Desert Modern collection; Briggs Draperies & Design fabricated the white linen draperies.


Below left: The master bathroom Napoli tub is by Victoria + Albert, with a tub filler from Kohler. The statuary marble bath and shower tiles are from Waterworks. Below right: The Wally Wash, named for the family pet, features both wall and floor tiles from Decorative Materials; the border tiles are 18th-century Dutch.


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Located near Denver’s Fort Logan National Cemetery, Bridge, by artist and sculptor Stephen Shachtman, serves as a gateway piece to connect the memorial park to the surrounding community.

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hen Stephen Shachtman wants to wow visitors with Colorado’s scenic beauty he takes them to Devil’s Backbone. “It’s close to our Loveland home (a midcentury remodel-in-progress he shares with his wife and infant son) and there’s an amazing little hiking trail with great rock formations and views,” says the artist and sculptor whose unabashed love of the outdoors is central to his life and his work. Shachtman’s earlier sculptures feature organic shapes inspired by an encounter with a giant squid or images of distant cosmic nebulae, while his recent body of work highlights linear forms reminiscent of the monolith in the opening scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey. “In a way, all of my work is wrapped around science and nature,” he explains. “Gravity just pulls me in that direction.” From the confines of his metal shop near downtown Denver, where he also creates utilitarian pieces like lighting, railings and planters, Shachtman employs a chain hoist to move massive steel sheets and sculptures without assistance. Ultimately, he transforms the raw materials into fine art sculptures such as Bridge, voted best new public art by a local publication in 2013. Located in southwest Denver, this minimalist assemblage of Corten steel, polished granite and sheets of laminated glass resembles an open doorway. “I like the idea of my work being used as a gateway,” Shachtman says. “I have always been drawn to creating an environment for people to experience going through or around, like a portal to what I imagine.” Shachtman earned his Master of Fine Arts in jewelry design and metalsmithing, both of which he continues to teach at Metro State University and Arapahoe Community College. And while those skills comprise a relatively small portion of his work, they exert a clear influence on his larger creations. “My interest is in applying smaller techniques to larger concepts, and some of my sculptures are actually reminiscent of jewelry,” says Shachtman, who calls on jewelry and metalsmithing techniques like enameling, piercings and hammer forming/texturing to create a narrative thread. To add color and patina, the artist incorporates stacked, laminated glass and applies acrylic paint, enamels and various chemicals like liver of sulfur and acids. “It’s all self-driven,” Shachtman explains about his solitary process. “My end product always represents me, and it’s something I plan to be doing for the rest of my life. There is no exit strategy.” L 252 / luxe interiors + design

lunar #3 at the race track photos: stephen shachtman.

The basis of Shachtman’s Lunar #3 at the Race Track, shown left and opposite, is hammer-forged steel accented with hammered textured copper. Below, the artist creates a piece in his Denver studio. Shachtman’s pair of Corten steel sculptures, bottom, from his Monolith series, stand tall in Denver’s Space Gallery along with his painted-copper works on the wall.


“in a way, all of my work is wrapped around science and nature; gravity just pulls me in that direction.�


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For continuity, architect Kyle Webb extended the home’s exterior wall of sandstone and granite with slate banding into the entry foyer and living room. The soffit is fashioned from local reclaimed beetle-kill pine; the runner is from Tai Ping Carpets.

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he half-acre was the last vacant lot in a coveted neighborhood in the Beaver Creek Resort and featured panoramic views, including those of the White River National Forest, that were stupendous. But there were reasons the property had remained unclaimed: In addition to possible soil settlement issues, the extremely steep site had a 40-foot elevation change from front to back. To build the expansive home the owners wanted, it would take a clever design and some fancy feats of engineering. After interviewing several architects, the owners clicked with Kyle Webb, who not only welcomed the challenge but also promptly assembled his dream

team of interior designer Jan Chenault, builder Travis Bossow and project manager Stacey Goehring to get the job done. “Along with the owners, we had a really good team,” says Chenault, who cites the project as her favorite in a 37-year career. “Everyone talked to each other, and we had tremendous respect all around.” Being simpatico counts big time when a project takes 2 1/2 years, including one just to secure permits. “In Beaver Creek the approval process is complicated, to say the least,” explains Webb, referring to the meticulous environmental, neighborhood and zoning restrictions in addition to special codes for snow, wind and energy conservation. And, of course, the

Webb and builder Travis Bossow engineered the house to minimize the footprint while maximizing the sweeping vistas. The materials palette of stone, wood and metal was selected to blend with the rugged landscape.


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In the living room, interior designer Jan Chenault went for comfort with a Holly Hunt sofa and chairs, both upholstered in an Edelman Leather material. The custom wool-silk floorcovering, which was inspired by the shell of an emu egg, is from Intuition, the designer’s rug line. A painting by Colorado artist Britten hangs above the linear slot fireplace.


“We had a really good team. everyone talked to each other, and We had tremendous respect all around.” -Jan Chenault

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community has to weigh in. “We worked out a very specific building envelope and then tweaked it a few times,” he says, noting one neighbor was concerned that a gable overhang on the entry would block the view. In response, Webb swiftly replaced the obstructing roof form with a smaller sod roof still in keeping with the modified stone farmhouse design. A green advocate, the architect incorporated other sustainable features such as a solar thermal water system and ample natural day lighting into the getaway, which is used year-round for ski holidays and as a respite from the hot summers of the owners’ native Florida. To further save energy the house was divided into three levels, with the top floor (living/ dining room, kitchen, master suite and sitting room) functioning as a self-contained apartment when the couple are there by themselves. When guests pile in, they open the middle level, which contains three bedrooms and a rec room, and when there’s a full house, three additional bedrooms on the lower level allow the house to sleep up to 18. Bossow’s first order of business was to shore up the road in front of the house to bear construction equipment. Then, he spent two months painstakingly pouring the foundation in four stages, employing 30 square feet of rigid foam fill to stabilize the auto courtyard. “Our company was able to realize significant savings for the owners by reducing concrete and backfill with the utilization of the rigid foam fill that also diminished lateral pressure on the foundation walls,” says Bossow. The effort allows the house to hang out over the hill, making the inhabitants feel as if they are floating over the mountains. Indeed, there are 180-degree views, as windows take up most of the walls. Natural light floods every space, even the game room, where the light comes down through 16-foot-tall window wells. Taking her cue from the surrounding wilderness, as well as the structure’s contemporary clean lines and stone, metal, glass and wood palette, Chenault created a soothing color scheme of rich grays and browns punctuated by bursts of orange and green in the main living areas and a flourish of hot pink in the daughter’s room. The cathedral ceilings of the kitchen, game room and living room are clad in locally harvested beetle-kill pine that, according to Bossow, came with its own set


An Edge chandelier illuminates the dining room’s 110-inch-long walnut table, both from Holly Hunt. John Rosselli & Associates chairs upholstered in solid and striped Dedar velvets add a punch of color and contrast with the wool-and-silk rug from Tai Ping Carpets.


An onyx border in the master bathroom floor separates the marble on the ground from the matching tub surround. The boudoir chair slipcover is made from a Pierre Frey cotton ikat, the area rug is from The Rug Company in New York, and the wallcovering is from Kneedler Fauchère.


of challenges. “The material is somewhat unstable if not properly dried and maintained. If the wood isn’t super dry, it warps, shrinks and twists, so we try to eliminate as much of that ugliness as possible,” he explains, noting his crews spent hours handpicking the best pieces to achieve the desired warm, rustic look. Early in the process, Chenault and Webb took their clients to a Denver stone yard, where they managed to find all the slabs they needed for the entire house in one day, including copper-colored marble for the spa, mottled black granite for a powder room vanity and gray granite for the kitchen counters. “That particular day they had the most interesting stone I’ve

ever seen,” Chenault recalls. “They had this onyx that looked like billowing clouds, all golds and grays. I wasn’t sure what we would do with it, but we just had to have it.” That onyx became the pièce de résistance as a massive fireplace surround in the master bedroom, where instead of laminating it directly to the wall, the stone was installed on top of sheets of LED lights. Chenault says the effect exceeded her wildest dreams. “When the fire is lit and the lights are on, the stone just glows, bathing the room in this golden aura,” she says. “The result, like everything in this house, is absolutely magical.” L

A dramatic floating onyx fireplace surround lit with LED lights sets the mood in the master bedroom. Pierre Frey linen-silk draperies complement the bed by Deirdre Jordan for Troscan Design + Furnishings; the floorcovering is from Tai Ping Carpets.

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Figuratively exhibit photo: courtesy margaret kasahara.


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artist Margaret Kasahara intertwines her cultural heritage with western Motifs to create a truly original narrative. written by Taryn Bickley photography by mark woolcoTT


artwork photo: courtesy margaret kasahara.


“HUMOR AND WIT ARE NON-THREATENING WAYS OF EXPRESSING MY PERSPECTIVE. I WANT MY WORK TO BE JOYFUL BUT IT’S A LITTLE SUBVERSIVE, TOO.”

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ith so much of contemporary art trending bolder these days, Margaret Kasahara’s colorful interpretations of diversity, identity and culture have a welcome witty and personal quality. Relying on metaphors that are both humorous and interpretive—a cowboy hat and a hamburger share a canvas with sushi and cherry blossoms—the Asian American of Japanese descent voices her dialogue through form, color and composition, the effect both light-hearted and provocative. “Humor and wit are non-threatening ways of expressing my perspective,” explains the former commercial illustrator. “I want my work to be joyful but it’s a little subversive, too.” The artist’s recent work focuses on how identity is shaped by relationships and the culture in which we live. “I explore ideas, perception and misperception, and how assumption and stereotypes are restricting and limiting,” she says noting a painting titled Role Models, which features four symbols representing women of Japanese heritage with each symbol meant to evoke a certain stereotype. “I’m expressing the absence of strong Asian American role models in our culture.” Kasahara, who lives and works in Colorado Springs, first began painting when she was a young student. “I think of my interest in the arts as a calling—something I have to do,” she says. Her works are often defined by bright colors, detailed textures, minimal form and a

graphic two-dimensional quality that sends a clear, crisp message. “In the period just prior to my current work I painted large fruit still lifes and used them metaphorically to express ideas of belonging and the relationship of individuals to the group,” she says, referencing an image of a bowl of fruit with an apple on the side to make her point. Favoring oils, oil sticks and found objects like fabric, glass and mirror, Kasahara produces roughly eight pieces a year on her signature 48-by-48-inch canvases as well as some smaller drawings and mixed-media pieces. Moving forward she is likely to continue utilizing her own experiences as inspiration. “I’ve discovered the more personal I’ve become with my work the more universal it has become,” she says. “By sharing honest and intimate feelings about ourselves and our lives, we find we have much in common—shared hopes, fears and dreams.”

Opposite: Artist Margaret Kasahara claims there are two distinct ways to interpret the title of her work, Someone Like You: Either all Asian women look alike and are all the same or they are someone like the viewer, with similar hopes and dreams. Above left: Pictured outside her home in Colorado Springs, Kasahara, whose last name translates to “umbrella field,” uses differentcolored parasols in her exhibit of the same name, shown previous page, to represent various ethnicities. Above: Her simple sketches provide the foundation for the more complicated images to follow.

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relocating to denver provides one couple the opportunity to try living outside their comfort zone. written by jennifer sergent / photography by emily minton redfield


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t came as quite a surprise to Gene Gay and David Thompson that moving from San Francisco to Denver would involve more than just a shift in geography and altitude. As they discovered, the clean, contemporary lines and open layouts so prevalent in Bay Area homes were not the norm in the Mile High City, where designs trend on the more traditional side. In fact, finding a modern floor plan to accommodate the weekly dinner parties they routinely host for anywhere from two to 30 people required some effort. “We looked at about 50 homes in two weeks,” Gene recalls. The search ended with an airy house in Washington Park that had it all: a modern look, open floor plan and close proximity to downtown. In building the house, the husband-wife team of Jamie Beard and Pete Aurzadniczek had coincidentally crafted the interior spaces with entertaining in mind. “If I were hosting a party, I would want to be able to see everyone who’s there,” says Beard, noting the home’s top level is supported by a series of exposed I-beams rather than load-bearing walls, leaving the main floor wide open for bigger gatherings. To bring the interiors alive with color and personality, the couple wanted a designer willing to challenge their tendency to play it safe. “It’s not that we didn’t like or want to use color, but left to our own devices, we usually end up with a fairly limited palette,” Gene admits. “We needed someone to push us out of our comfort zone.” Gene, an executive chef, and David, executive vice president of global operations and technology for Western Union, selected designers Katie Schroder and Erika Rundiks to tackle the task. They admired the team’s deft use of strong colors and clean-lined designs, which they hoped would provide a catalyst for changing things up. “Beyond budget and discussing how we live and use spaces, we really gave them no guidance,” says Gene. The designers quickly realized that despite the home’s architectural lines, their clients weren’t interested in a minimalist look. “Whenever we suggested things in that style, they would say ‘No,’ ” Rundiks says. “We ended up showing them a hundred fabrics in seven different color schemes so that they could see how the patterns and colors relate within each scheme.” The couple’s classic leanings became apparent when they immediately gravitated toward herringbone linen, tartan plaid and velvet striping. Gene first fell in love with a bright yellow silk striped in turquoise plaid, which when transformed into accent pillows delivered a shot of adrenaline to the tailored gray living room sofa. In the dining area, a wool tartan in similar shades highlights the winged host chairs set against a wall of cobalt lacquered cabinetry. “We loved the deep blue,” Schroder says. “It’s vibrant and eye-catching but subtle, and because the design of the built-ins is fairly simple, it can handle the color.”

“Texture and finish can be just as much of a strong point as contrasting colors.” -Katie Schroder

The neutral walls and rough-stacked fireplace surround provide a calming juxtaposition to the effusive hues. “Texture and finish can be just as much of a strong point as contrasting colors,” Schroder explains, noting the variation between the uneven marble blocks around the fireplace and the raw steel beams, glossy lacquered cabinetry and rich upholstery. According to the design duo, the same philosophy also holds true with wallcoverings, which they layered lavishly. In the home office, turquoise grass cloth is an organic counterpoint to sleek gray built-ins, while the strong verticals of a different grass cloth give backbone to the diagonal metal staircase. “The homeowners love wallpaper, because it’s a way to create a really crisp canvas with pops of interesting color,” says Rundiks, who selected a metallic pattern in one guest room that makes it glow in the evening light. Elsewhere, tile, fabric and rug patterns provide additional “wow” moments. The lower level gets energy from the speckled lobster-colored ceramic backsplash in the second kitchen installed so Gene could develop recipes for Étonné, the catering company he started after the move. Orange tones extend through the rest of the space, along with touches of the now-familiar turquoise. For continuity, those same tones also appear in the outdoor living areas. Upstairs, Gene and David wanted the master suite to resemble their favorite hotels in London, such as The Soho, whose rooms have tall headboards upholstered in bold patterns with complementary draperies against monochromatic walls. Schroder and Rundiks put their own spin on that idea with lipstick red walls and a canopied headboard in dramatic black and khaki prints. “The wall is the punch,” Rundiks says, “and the canopy is the main stage.” Now fully at home in his Denver digs, Gene claims the designers were successful in attaining the energy and color that the couple sought. “When I’m relaxing in the living room, I see the yellow/turquoise plaid to my left, the red cabinet in the entry and on into the sitting room,” says the homeowner. “The color combinations are beautiful and there’s a wonderful flow that just feels right.” luxe interiors + design / 275


Interior designers Erika Rundiks and Katie Schroder chose an Osborne & Little tartan to back the Lee Industries host chairs and a Michael Jon Designs seat fabric from Moda Antica in the dining room. The backs of the side chairs sport fabric by Brentano. A wall of deep blue lacquered built-ins provides added storage.

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“We showed the owners a hundred fabrics in seven different color schemes so that they could see how the patterns and colors relate within each scheme.” -Erika Rundiks

The living room’s Vanguard sofa is tailored with nailheads; the swivel tub chairs in navy herringbone are from Highlands Design Resource. An Archive area rug from Surya grounds the space.


The folding glass doors, fire pit and built-in bench on the terrace were original to the house. Rundiks and Schroder added a dining table and chairs from Crate & Barrel, armchairs from Restoration Hardware and custom throw pillows and a bench cushion.

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Visible from the street through five large windows, the study was intentionally designed for high impact. A pair of Larsen lounge chairs from Thayer Coggin flanks the faux bois table by Global Views. Texture is provided by Schumacher’s grass-cloth wallpaper. The chandelier is by Arteriors, and the drapery material is from Wesco Fabrics.

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Above: The owners were drawn to large graphic patterns, as in the Cole & Son shimmering Hicks wallpaper from Kravet used in a guest bedroom. The painting, by Miani Carnevale, is from Walker Fine Art. Left: In the master bathroom, Mid Continent Cabinetry’s floating espresso maple vanity is from Cabinet Concepts. The vivid patterned rug fashioned from Flor carpet tiles adds color to the space.


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Charles Cunniffe Architects 970.925.5590 | Aspen cunniffe.com Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design 952.473.9503 charlesrstinson.com Ekman Design Studio 303.730.2757 | Denver ekmandesign.com

faBrics + window coverings Donghia 800.DONGHIA donghia.com Duralee 800.275.3872 duralee.com Lee Jofa leejofa.com


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advertiser index Fabrics + WindoW coverings (continued)

Floor coverings (continued)

Furniture + accessories (continued)

Furniture + accessories (continued)

Perennials 888.322.4773 perennialsfabrics.com

Shaver-Ramsey 303.320.6363 | Denver shaver-ramsey.com

Emerson Bentley emersonbentley.com

Lisa Taylor Designs lisataylordesigns.com

Thibaut thibautdesign.com

The Scarab 970.949.1730 | Minturn thescarab.com

Hancock & Moore hancockandmoore.com

Marge Carson margecarson.com

Vervain 800.611.8686 vervain.com

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets tufenkiancarpets.com

Hoff Miller 800.335.0132 | Denver hoffmiller.com

Maxalto maxalto.it

Ironies 510.644.2100 ironies.com

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 800.789.5401 mgbwhome.com

J. Robert Scott 877.207.5130 jrobertscott.com

Poltrona Frau 855.768.5931 poltronafrau.com

J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com

Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com

Floor coverings

Floral

Arrigoni Woods 888.423.6668 | Vail arrigoniwoods.com

Beck’s Silk Plant Company 303.934.3949 | Denver beckssilkplant.com

Artisan Rug Gallery 303.825.0064 | Denver artisanruggallery.com

Furniture + accessories

Balentine Collection International 970.925.4440 | Aspen balentinecollection.com

Arhaus 866.427.4287 arhaus.com

Jiun Ho jiunho.com

Scala Luxury scalaluxury.com

Feizy 800.779.0877

Aspen Design Room 970.319.7200 | Aspen aspendesignroom.com

John Brooks Incorporated 303.698.9977 | Denver johnbrooksinc.com

Studio Como 303.296.1495 | Denver studiocomo.com

Floor Coverings by CPA 303.722.4700 | Denver cpacarpets.com

Bright Chair 888.524.5997 brightchair.com

Leathercraft 800.627.1561 leathercraft-furniture.com

Kyle Bunting kylebunting.com

Cassina 800.770.3568 cassina.com

Lee Industries 800.892.7150 furniturebylee.com

Art + Soul Gallery 303.544.5803 | Boulder artandsoulboulder.com

New Moon 800.863.0442 newmoonrugs.com

Christian Liaigre christian-liaigre.us

Lexington Home Brands 303.733.5888 lexington.com

Murloge Gallery of Fine Art yurozart.com

Samad 888.726.2393 samad.com

Ebanista 800.570.1087 ebanista.com

Lillian August for Hickory White lillianaugustfinefurniture.com

galleries


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KH Webb Architects

advertiser index interior design showroom

kitchen + bath

kitchen + bath (continued)

Ashley Norton Architectural Hardware 800.393.1097 ashleynorton.com

Denver Design District 303.733.2455 | Denver denverdesign.com

BainUltra 800.463.2187 bainultra.com

Minteriors 303.482.6868 | Wheat Ridge minteriorsdenver.com

Baldwin Hardware baldwinhardware.com

ModMobili 303.968.5262 | Denver modmobili.com

Brizo brizo.com

Siematic Mรถbelwerke USA 215.604.1350 siematic.us

bulthaup Denver 303.777.5409 | Denver denver.bulthaup.com

Snaidero USA 877.762.4337 snaidero-usa.com

hardware

DSKB Plumbing + Tile 303.744.9189 | Denver dskb.com

interior designers

Rocky Mountain Hardware 888.583.0154 rockymountainhardware.com

Callicrate Company Interior Design 970.328.1590 | Eagle callicrateco.com

Clive Christian clivechristianinteriors.com

THG Paris thgusa.com

Sun Valley Bronze 866.788.3631 sunvalleybronze.com

In-Site Design Group Inc. 303.691.9000 | Denver insite-design-group.com

Diamond Spas 720.864.9115 | Frederick diamondspas.com

Thurston Kitchen & Bath 303.640.4555 | Denver kitchensofcolorado.com

home automation

K Studios & Company/JB Noble Interiors, LTD. 303.355.5876 | Monument kstudiosdesign.com

Eggersmann USA 800.276.1239 eggersmannusa.com

Victoria + Albert vandabaths.com

Xssentials 303.410.7047 | Denver xssentials.com

K. Brant Interiors 917.975.9933 kbrantinteriors.com

Exquisite Kitchen Design 303.282.0382 | Denver myekdesign.com

William Ohs 303.321.3232 | Denver wmohs.com

Kimberly Timmons Interiors 303.904.8244 | Denver ktinteriors.net

FRANKE 800.626.5771 frankeksd.com

Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry wood-mode.com

Moore & Mink Inc. 303.442.8202 | Denver mooreminkin.com

Geberit 866.787.3924 geberitnow.com

home builders + remodelers BOA Construction Inc. 303.892.1973 | Denver boaaaa.com Old Greenwich Builders 303.333.2234 | Denver oldgreenwichbuilders.com Timber Ridge Properties 303.805.0300 | Denver timberridgeproperties.net

jewelry Art + Soul Gallery 303.544.5803 | Boulder artandsoulboulder.com

landscape architects

Interior Intuitions Inc. 303.355.2772 | Denver interiorintuitions.com

Designs By Sundown 303.789.4400 designsbysundown.com

J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com

Lifescape 303.831.8310 | Denver lifescapecolorado.com

Kitchen Distributors, Inc. 303.795.0665 | Littleton kitchendistributors.com


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Designscapes

advertiser index Landscaping

organizationaL soLutions (continued)

Altgelt & Associates 303.516.1191 | Boulder altgelt.com Designscapes Colorado 303.721.9003 | Centennial designscapescolorado.com Marpa 303.442.5220 | Boulder marpa.com

Lighting

reaL estate

stone + tiLe (continued)

Closet Factory 300.690.6901 | Centennial closetfactory.com

BackCountry Community Shea Homes 720.344.9600 | Highlands Ranch backcountryco.com

Decorative Materials 303.722.1333 | Denver decorativematerials.com

Silver Linings, Inc. 800.700.7910 morethanunpacking.com

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty 303.893.3200 livsothebysrealty.com

Dekton dekton.com

outdoor Living

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty - The Wolfe Group 303.324.0825 wolfegroupdenver.com

DSKB Plumbing + Tile 303.744.9189 | Denver dskb.com

Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection luxuryportfolio.com

Eldorado Stone 800.925.1491 eldoradooutdoor.com

Dedon dedon.us

Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights 504.522.9485 bevolo.com

McKinnon and Harris mckinnonharris.com

Hubbardton Forge 800.826.4766 hubbardtonforge.com

Pride Family Brands pridefamilybrands.com

Ann Sacks 800.969.5217 annsacks.com

Neolith neolith.com

Littman Brands littmanbrands.com

Teak Warehouse 800.343.7707 | 866.937.8325 teakwarehouse.com

Antolini Luigi antoliniprecioustone.com

The Stone Collection 303.307.8100 | Denver thestonecollection.com

Artistic Tile 877.237.4097 artistictile.com

Walker Zanger walkerzanger.com

The Urban Electric Co. 843.723.8140 urbanelectricco.com

Luxury bedding Scandia Home scandiahome.com

organizationaL soLutions California Closets 866.870.4814 californiaclosets.com

paint Sherwin-Williams sherwin-williams.com/emerald

pubLic reLations Layer Cake Creative 720.836.7117 | Denver golayercake.com

stone + tiLe

Brekhus Tile & Stone 303.494.9255 | Denver brekhustile.com

François & Co. 303.800.3724 | Denver francoisandco.com

WaLLcoverings

Caesarstone caesarstoneus.com

Maya Romanoff mayaromanoff.com

Compacstone USA, Inc. 305.591.3880 compac.us

Phillip Jeffries phillipjeffries.com

Crossville 931.456.3136 crossvilleinc.com


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PhotograPhy by Sandra abel

celebrating with town

eddy doumas and Mikhail dantes of town, located in the denver design district, opened the doors of their showroom to celebrate its 11th anniversary with a grand event. Combining time-honored tradition with cuttingedge design, town is a premier destination for quality furnishings.

PhotograPhy by MIChael beCkerMan

2015 a design trifecta in white

the Women’s Jewelry association hosted a design trifecta in White. award winners: nat Carruthers and harvey hine for the audi boulder/Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine audi Concept Car award, andrea li for the John atencio design award, and Imani haupt for the Melton design build transit building design award.


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POOL PHOTO: PAUL DYER.

INSPIRATION FOUND

BODY OF

WATER

“NOTHING IS SOFTER OR MORE FLEXIBLE THAN WATER, YET NOTHING CAN RESIST IT,” SAID CHINESE PHILOSOPHER LAO TZU. THIS SEASON, WE TAP INTO H2O, THE MOST ABUNDANT COMPOUND ON EARTH’S SURFACE, FOR ITS RESTORATIVE POWER AND DREAMY, ETHEREAL VIBE. Clockwise from top left: Spring/Summer 2015 Collection / Dorhout Mees / dorhout-mees.com. Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Great Wave) by Katsushika Hokusai / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (“Hokusai” exhibit: April 5 – August 9) / mfa.org. Tall Open Pendant / $900 / jamieharris.com. B-8-AQ-MIXW Bracelet / $7,650 / yvel.com. Fiona Faceted Clutch / $1,595 / edie-parker.com. Antipodes Sparkling Water / $46 / antipodeswater.co.nz. Pool view of home in Carmel, California; architecture by Ken Lindsteadt Architects / kenlinsteadt.com. Marbelized Clay Oval Vase / $475 / aerin.com. Excerpt from the Museum of Water / museumofwater.co.uk. Jacopo Z370/12 Fabric in Midnight / Price upon request / zinctextile.com. Background wallcovering: River Bed Hand-Painted Paper / $90 per yard / mayaromanoff.com. 302 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN


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