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5280 Home April/May 2019

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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in this issue

2 min.
like a charm

WE’VE ALL HAD THE EXPERIENCE of walking into a room—or wandering through a garden—and feeling really good. It’s intoxicating, inspiring—yet try as we might to dissect that space’s design, we find there’s no one secret ingredient; the magic is in the alchemy of balance and scale, light and color, texture and pattern. When I spin through my memories, I can recall many such places: beach houses that smell of damp wood and salty air, their doormats sprinkled with shells and sand; an irresistible corner of my cousin’s mountain home, where a pair of club chairs sits just so beside the fireplace; the charming, intimate dining room of a manor house in France’s Loire Valley, where I lived as an exchange student; the front porch of my childhood home in Florida, a…

2 min.

Q WHAT’S YOUR BEST DESIGN TIP FOR OUTDOOR LIVING? David Lauer PHOTOGRAPHER “Connection to the landscape” is a common design goal, but it’s not always so fully achieved as it is in the home photographer David Lauer shot for this issue (“Open Space,” page 70). Lauer captured the myriad ways the architecture makes the most of a palette of natural materials and its gorgeous site in Cherry Hills. In his own home, the lensman embraces the outdoors with a simple addition: “Water features!” he says. “I love the sound of water—whether it’s from the ocean or a babbling brook—or the two modern fountains in my backyard.” Christine DeOrio WRITER Writing about a 1914 Georgian home (“The Snowball Effect,” page 62) reminded 5280 Home associate editor Christine DeOrio of her own childhood home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio:…

1 min.
natural beauty

What makes Green Lady Gardens different from your average garden shop? Walls in brilliant hues; Saltillo-tile floors; a salsa-music soundtrack; and stacks of pots and home textiles—inspired by owner Jessica Schutz’s love of Latin American cultures—make it feel like a tropical garden party for some 400 happy houseplants. Then there’s Schutz herself, who, since opening her doors in the Art District on Santa Fe in fall of 2018, has become known around town for her serious plant-whispering skills: She carefully matches customers with plants they’ll be able to keep alive. “I want houseplants to be a lifestyle, not just a fad,” she says. “It’s important that customers get the right plant and learn how to care for it long-term. Nobody leaves feeling less than confident.” greenladygardens.com CHECK IT OUT This spring at…

1 min.
a perfect ten

Neutra Modern House Number in Black, $40, Design Within Reach, 2701 E. First Ave., dwr.com PRO TIP Online shop Drop Cap Studio creates custom numbers in more than 150 fonts in varying colors, materials, and sizes. dropcapstudio.com COURTESY OF DESIGN WITHIN REACH; COURTESY OF TERRAIN; COURTESY OF NAKNAK; COURTESY OF DROP CAP STUDIO; COURTESY OF JOSS & MAIN;COURTESY OF SCHOOLHOUSE; COURTESY OF REJUVENATION (2); COURTESY OF HEATH CERAMICS; COURTESY OF SCHOOLHOUSE…

1 min.
small wonder

Urban dwellers, take note: It doesn’t require a ton of land to create an inviting backyard haven. Take, for example, the now-lush corner of this Wash Park lot. It might well have lived on as a small, neglected patch of grass—the kind of place where dog toys go to die—were it not for the creative eye of Kaylin Kittle, senior landscape designer with Denver’s Ivy Street Design. She says she conceived the space as “an extension of the interior of the house”—another room, but under the wide-open sky—with an elegant cedar pergola and three-tiered fireplace forming the ceiling and “walls,” and a Pennsylvania bluestone tile floor underfoot. The fireplace and cozy seating (a Design Within Reach sofa and chairs, illuminated by retrofitted West Elm lanterns) make the space feel inviting…

1 min.
the 9 local designers to follow now

Annabode, @annabode // Nearly 47,000 followers agree: Anna Smith’s minimalist-meets-warm interiors are tailor-made for Instagram. Dadō, @dado.design // A cerebral, moody, and gorgeous feed with layered textures and high style from designer Megan Moore. Jordan Design Studio, @jordan_design_studio // Designer Scott Jordan scours Colorado for classic decor with a masculine, Western bent. CKY Design, @ckydesign // Designer Megan Hudacky’s contemporary designs (and, by extension, Insta feed) are a study in zen restraint. Cook Design House, @cookdesignhouse // Bright and fresh interiors by designer Jodi Cook—with lots of neutral palettes and pops of vibrant color. Duet Design Group, @duetdesigngroup // Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin’s firm posts pics that show off their talent for unexpected design. Studio Thomas, @studiothomas // An expertly curated feed with elegant room vignettes, plus inspiration from fashion, architecture, and more. Andrea Schumacher Interiors,…