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5280 Home February/March 2020

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.
trust the process

SETTLING INTO AN (ALMOST) century-old home over the past year has taught me a few things: 1. Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint (or a bold wallpaper). 2. When in doubt, call a professional. 3. All things in due time—or, in other words, it’s OK to have a backlog of “someday” renovation projects. And 4. Don’t forget to take “before” photos. All of these lessons—and many more—play out in this issue devoted to home renovations, in which we invite you inside (and outside) nine recently revamped Denver and Boulder homes, and provide tips and takeaways from local design pros to help you navigate your next home-upgrade project. But let’s not sugarcoat it: Transforming any part of a home requires a lot of stamina, decisiveness, flexibility, and good humor.…

2 min.
q which project is at the top of your home renovation list?

Callie Hobbs PHOTOGRAPHER Though Callie Hobbs specializes in capturing life’s monumental moments—engagements, weddings, new family additions—on camera, she also enjoys the quieter aspect of photographing interiors. “It’s so fun to see all the creativity that flows through interior designers’ work,” she says. While shooting a master suite revamped by Cook Design House (page 28), she gathered inspiration for her own future master bath remodel. “I would love to give that room a clean, luxe vibe with marble, natural woods, and a mix of gold and industrial finishes,” she says. Cheryl Meyers WRITER Boulder-based freelance writer Cheryl Meyers says she could have spent the whole day talking with the siblings behind furniture-restoration shop Kin Furniture Co. (page 26).“Their enthusiasm for older pieces was a good reminder that home-decor trends come and go, but a beautifully made…

2 min.
force of nature

At work in her Lakewood home’s cozy studio, artist Noelle Phares is surrounded by deep canyons, snowcapped mountains, desert rock formations, and forested hills. Her paintings depict vast landscapes—some she’s visited, some she hasn’t, and some she’s made up entirely—layered with line patterns, tiny human figures, and architectural structures. Each piece is not only a vibrant tribute to the natural world, but a study of the tension between mankind and nature. “My intention is to provide commentary on how humans experience nature in the modern world, and to explore what’s being distorted about each landscape,” she says. In other words, “how does human development impact the landscape over time?” Phares has been curious about this question—and its answers—for most of her life. After a childhood spent exploring rivers and canyons near…

1 min.
shape shifters

Spark C in May, $20/square foot, Villa Lagoon Tile, villalagoontile.com Whimsy by Nicole Fuller Field Tile in Stella Bianco and Polvere, $93/square foot, Ann Sacks, annsacks.com Cigar Shop in Wool/White, 8” x 8”, $9/square foot, Clé Tile, cletile.com Limestone Mosaic Wall Tile in Ivory, $34/square foot, Emser Tile, emser.com Star & Cross in Mushroom, $35/square foot, Fireclay, fireclay.com Andalusia in Fog, $6/tile, Villa Lagoon Tile, villalagoontile.com Isaac Grand in polished Afyon White and Cirrus, price upon request, New Ravenna, newravenna.com Byzantine Mosaic in Carrara marble, $43/square foot, Materials Marketing, materialsmarketing.com Peace of Mind Arabesque Mosaic in Truth Blue with Pure White, $30/square foot, Florida Tile, floridatile.com Heathrow in honed Thassos quartz, price upon request, New Ravenna, newravenna.com Matchsticks Mosaics in Ming Green marble, starting at $75/square foot, Ann Sacks, annsacks.com COURTESY OF BUILD.COM; COURTESY OF HOME DEPOT; COURTESY OF FLORIDA TILE.…

2 min.
fresh take

5280 Home: You have a way with making spaces feel fresh but never trendy. What are the key ingredients for a timeless kitchen or bath? Laura Medicus: Simple, good-quality cabinetry will never go out of style and should last a lifetime—and sometimes more! Natural stones like soapstone, marble, and quartzite will age nicely, as will a simple, non-patterned backsplash with a neutral grout. Pair this with a metal like chrome (yes, I like chrome!) or polished nickel and you’re set. Chrome! Are there other design conventions you choose to ignore? “Stick to one wood.” I think white oak and walnut pair beautifully. It’s also perfectly wonderful to mix metals. What’s your take on the ubiquitous subway tile? I think subway tiles are like blue jeans. They will come in and out of favor, with some…

2 min.

Invest in windows. Swapping out this home’s small old windows for much taller, modern versions with dark-bronze frames instantly transformed the look of the house—inside and out. “The window locations didn’t change, but just by making the openings taller, we allowed so much more light into the home,” Horne says. Set the tone with a door. The front door is a natural spot to make a statement about your home’s new style. This four-panel, walnut-and-glass door with sidelight “is contemporary for sure,” Horne says. A custom garage door repeats the four-panel design for continuity, but introduces a darker shade of brown to the palette. “So long as you stick to the same undertone, it’s fine to bump up to the next shade,” Horne explains. Pick a new paint. “Paint is the No.…