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5280 Home June/July 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

1 min.
house love

IT’S EASY TO OVERLOOK THE beauty and function of your own home, especially when you spend your days admiring other people’s homes. (That lands squarely in the “occupational hazard” category for me.) I’m guilty of keeping a mental list of the things I need to improve around my house—remodel our master bathroom, organize the kids’ closets—while overlooking the parts that are perfectly lovely, just as they are. So I recently walked through my house, and I paid attention to the things I love: The sloped ceilings in our master bedroom make the room feel cozy. The custom built-in bookshelves in my office—a splurge when we remodeled the house several years ago—are beautiful, even with books stashed willy-nilly on the shelves. The navy-blue sofa in our family room comfortably fits all four…

2 min.

Q WHAT DO YOU LOVE BEST ABOUT YOUR HOME? Angela Ufheil WRITER 5280 assistant editor Angela Ufheil dove into the world of xeriscaping in “The Water-Wise Garden” (page 30). “Interestingly, the experts don’t like the term ‘xeriscape’ because it sounds like ‘zero-scape,’” she says. “They’re concerned that people equate it with a rock garden, which is far from the truth.” Ufheil doesn’t have a yard to tend, but she has what she calls “a window to the world—or, rather, an alley”— through which she watches her neighbors go about their days. “It’s not visible from the street, so people act more naturally there, which I love.” Claire Rollet ILLUSTRATOR “I live in Amsterdam, so the architecture here is fabulous, with plenty of detail,” says artist Claire Rollet, who drew the opening illustration for “Buying Design” (page…

1 min.
freshen up

This breezy powder room might remind you of a coastal cottage, but its design—by Dale Hubbard, Anna Slowey, and Rory Bilocerkowycz of Surround Architecture, with accessories by designer Lindy Williams of Westward Foundry—was inspired by its location in Boulder’s Geneva Park neighborhood. Its encaustic cement-tile floor (Sabine Hill’s Lace pattern) “takes cues from nearby blue-gray boulders,” Slowey says, while its wood paneling nods to the board-and-batten siding used on many local century-old homes. Against that crisp backdrop stands a Russian-oak vanity, set aglow by Cedar & Moss’ blue Terra pendant light. The key to the look? “A balance of bright and airy finishes with textural and organic materials,” Hubbard says. In other words: Honor the past, but make it fresh.…

1 min.
light the way


2 min.
the water-wise garden

1 SURVEY THE YARD Phil Steinhauer, who owns Designscapes Colorado Inc., a landscape company focused on sustainable practices, recommends thinking about how water will collect in your yard before you plant anything. Water travels downhill, so greenery needing more hydration will typically perform better in lower areas. Put hardier plants uphill and in southern- and western-facing beds, which get more sun. 2 PREP YOUR SOIL Denver soils are typically sandy or clay-filled—and not conducive to deep root growth, Steinhauer says. He recommends homeowners use a rototiller to work compost, like aged manure, into the ground. This increases the soil’s water-holding capacity and promotes root growth: “Deep roots get water below the surface,” he says, “so you don’t have to rely on sprinklers during a drought.” 3 CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS Each flower, shrub, and tree…

1 min.
tough turf

We get it: Lawns can be nice, especially if you have kids or dogs. But unless you want to spend thousands each year to maintain your Kentucky bluegrass, you need an alternative designed to withstand Colorado’s climate. Plant Select recently introduced drought-resistant Dog Tuff grass, which holds up to running feet (kids’ and pups’) and full, hot sun. If possible, install turf at the bottom of a hill to take advantage of natural water drainage. PLANTS: PANAYOTI KELAIDIS, COURTESY OF PLANT SELECT; PAT HAYWARD, COURTESY OF PLANT SELECT (2); DAVID WINGER, COURTESY OF PLANT SELECT (2);DAN JOHNSON, COURTESY OF PLANT SELECT. DOG TUFF GRASS: KELLY GRUMMONS, COURTESY OF PLANT SELECT.…