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5280 Home October/November 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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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
hello, home!

I’M NEW HERE—that is, I’m not new to Denver or its design community, but new to 5280 Home. As I settle into my role as editor of this beautiful magazine, I have to pinch myself. It’s a job that combines so many of my passions: storytelling, design, the comforts of home, creative souls, and a city that has shaped me in indelible ways. I’m especially thrilled to highlight the interior designers, architects, makers, business owners, and artists who make our city a more lovely place to live—and to do it alongside a talented team of photographers, stylists, designers, writers, and editors. To help you get to know me a bit better, some of those colleagues used their keen interviewing skills to grill me about all things design. So, here goes nothing: My style…

2 min.
q what’s your go-to color at home?

Davina van Buren WRITER After covering a bold Hilltop living space in “Purple Reigns” (page 30), writer Davina van Buren is reconsidering her home’s muted color palette. “I am a big purple fan, but would never have dared use much of it in my home decor until reporting this story,” she says. But it may take baby steps to get there: “[My style is] very hippie chic: I like earth tones like gold, green, cream, gray, and brown. It’s important to feel safe, warm, and supported—plush fabrics in neutral colors do that for me.” James Florio PHOTOGRAPHER Based in Evergreen, photographer James Florio depends on Mother Nature for dynamic jolts of color in his home. “We decorated as minimally as possible to not distract from the amazing landscape of mountains, trees, and ever-changing weather,” he…

2 min.
holiday table 2.0

“Don’t overthink it. We put so much pressure on ourselves for everything to be perfect,” Caulkins says. Turns out, an overdone, over-starched vibe isn’t the best way to capture the spirit of the season. Far better, Caulkins says, is the mood of cozy conviviality she created for a family gathering in this rustic Minturn cabin. Here, her four best tips for freshening up your celebratory style. Create a layered look. “It’s all about the mix,” Caulkins says of this eclectic take on the holiday tablescape, which incorporates etched-crystal glassware, antique hand-embroidered napkins, botanical-print dishes, Sabre bamboo flatware, pine boughs from the backyard, and funky, crystal votive holders from World Market. “Don’t be afraid to use that unexpected thing that might seem out of place,” Caulkins says of the holders. “It’s the…

1 min.
eastcoast swing

When shoppers walk into Calli Swofford’s navy-brick storefront just off Tennyson Street, they often soak in the white walls, airy shelves, and driftwood accents and then ask, “You’re not from here, are you?” It’s not an insult; rather, it’s recognition of Swofford’s effort to recreate the feel of the East Coast shops she worked in as a teenager and young adult. And, much as we love the rustic-industrial-chic Colorado aesthetic, Miller Lane Mercantile is as refreshing as the sea breezes that help inspire it. “It’s a combination of calming tones and neutrals and natural materials that, to me, feels very New England,” Swofford, who grew up in Long Island’s East Hampton, says. “It’s been fun to bring pieces of that here.” Although the boutique is only eight months old, Swofford’s been…

1 min.
the import business

Although Swofford has plenty of #locallove—she carries pieces by Arvada’s Fenway Clayworks, and Fort Collins artist Lauren Fuhr has created paintings specifically for the space above Miller Lane Mercantile’s checkout counter—we like to comb her displays for new-to-us wares that, like these, can’t be found anywhere else in Denver. • Kate McLeod’s natural-ingredient, moisturizing, self-care-promoting Body Stones ($47) • Hillery Sproatt’s recycled-cotton blankets, which sport the artist’s paintings ($165) • Canvas totes from Fleabag’s Immodest Cotton line ($249) • Vancouver Candle Co.’s sumptuous handcrafted candles (from $40)…

2 min.
purple reigns

When the owners of this Hilltop home tasked designer Petra Richards with refreshing their living room, they explained that one key piece just had to stay: a large rug in shades of cream, green, and purple. Finding clients willing to incorporate a color often (wrongly) relegated to teenage girls’ bedrooms inspired Richards, who created a space that highlights the hue’s chic, timeless qualities. “Purple can look elegant in combination with green and gold, or fresh and clean with white,” she says. “I’ve also used it with oranges and pinks—it’s really versatile.” To maximize the color’s impact, Richards used it sparingly, allowing just a few key purple pieces to pop against a neutral backdrop. The homeowners wanted a room that was approachable enough to serve as a cozy hangout spot, yet sophisticated…