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5280 Home April/May 2017

For more than a decade, 5280 has highlighted Denver and Colorado architecture, interior design, and home products in its pages. With 5280 Home, our mission is to deliver a shelter magazine that showcases the unique visual style and aesthetic of the Front Range in a sophisticated, yet accessible, manner. We will bring you inside the most beautiful houses in and around the Mile High City—and show you how to execute these looks in your own home. We'll talk to the most in-demand local designers. And we'll spotlight the hippest home goods out there. 5280 Home is a must-read for homeowners, designers, and anyone who has an eye for what's next in Denver decor.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

OPEN UP EVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN IN Steamboat Springs (so I could technically put one of those “Native” bumper stickers on my car), I grew up in Naples, Florida, a place where the humidity and heat kicked into full gear sometime in mid-April and only let up—begrudgingly, it seemed—around Thanksgiving. Our home’s main living spaces were sandwiched between porches (a broad front porch with whirring fans and a pair of chairs, and a back porch adorned with a hammock and a garden stand that held my grandmother’s orchids), each accessed via French doors. Every April, the weather would get too warm and muggy to leave the house open, which didn’t register with us kids who weren’t paying the electric bill. “Close the doors!” my mother would call as we ran outside…

2 min.

David Lauer PHOTOGRAPHER As the owner of a midcentury A-frame house in Lynwood, photographer David Lauer has a warm-weather event on his mind: “This summer is the 150th birthday of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a pioneer in creating designs that are harmonious with the landscape,” he says.“My house has Wright’s influential stamp on it, and I’m ready for the first days of spring when I can enjoy the indoor-outdoor flow of the house and a blooming landscape.” Lauer got a dose of inspiration for life outdoors by shooting a Boulder family’s patio remodel for this issue’s “Decked Out” (page 39). Allyson Reedy WRITER “It’s not a spot exactly, but I get positively giddy when the weather is finally warm enough to roll down my car windows and blast Don Henley’s ‘Boys of Summer,’›”…

1 min.
natural instinct

In our ongoing search for gorgeous art in the Mile High City, we rely on one rule of thumb: The pieces with a connection—thematically or narratively—to life in the West always pull us in. These gorgeous woven textiles by local artist Taryn Slawson of Tanu Art are a fine example: Handwoven from hemp on a giant loom in Slawson’s RiNo art studio, the large-scale pieces are part of a body of work that emerged when the former fashion designer sold her worldly belongings, bought an Airstream trailer and a starter loom (just for fun), and headed for the desert landscapes of Sedona, Arizona, and Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park to find perspective. “The vibration of certain kinds of music really brings the vision out of me and into life,”…

2 min.
get the picture

WHAT ARE WE LEAVING behind? That question began haunting professional photographers (and sisters) Katie Thurmes and Jenna Walker about seven years ago, as they used their cameras to document milestones in their lives and others’. “We’re all creating this imagery that’s important to each of our personal stories, and many of us aren’t doing anything with it,” Thurmes says. The disparity between the vast stashes of images on our phones and computers and the few photos we print out to actually hold and admire inspired the pair—along with Walker’s husband, Matt—to launch Artifact Uprising, a photo-goods company whose products (including photo books, prints, and wall art) stand out for their elegant, minimalist approach to preserving the memories that comprise our life stories. Since Artifact Uprising’s launch in October 2012, the company’s…

1 min.
room to breathe

YOUR UNUSED CROSS- country skis, dried-up cans of paint, and overflowing boxes of Christmas ornaments have to find a new home. Why? Storage sheds aren’t for storage anymore. So says Louisville-based Studio Shed, maker of ultra-modern prefabricated sheds like this one we found just north of Boulder (perched poolside behind a home with breathtaking foothills views). Take one look at this Zen retreat and you’ll see why: Filling up a Studio Shed with your junk would just be plain wrongthey’re meant to be lived in. “It’s a real emerging trend in home design—these small, deliberate living spaces,” says Studio Shed co-founder Jeremy Nova. “[They] can become home offices, art studios, workshops, or just an escape when the daily chaos spills over.” As if that weren’t inspiring enough, you can also custom-design your…

3 min.
dig in

IT’S TIME TO STOP BEING envious of your neighbor’s fresh-from-the-garden dinner parties and go green with a veggie garden of your very own. But where will it fit? And is all that weeding and watering worth it? Yes, thanks to tips from local small-space garden experts Jodi Torpey (author of Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening) and Slow Food USA’s Andrew Nowak (a school-garden specialist) on making vegetables grow in nearly any urban landscape. MIX IT UP Soils—especially Denver’s dense clay—often need to be enhanced with well-draining organic materials to prevent plants from rotting from the root up. For a new garden, add one to three inches of a low-salt, plant-based compost to the soil; mix until well incorporated up to eight inches deep. THINK OUTSIDE THE (GARDEN) BOX Do you have a patio that basks…