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5280 Home August/September 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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
5280 Publishing, Inc
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Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the hot spot

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT NO matter the get-together—birthday party, Friendsgiving, or Sunday dinner with the in-laws—people always congregate in the kitchen? I have so many memories set against the backdrop of a bustling kitchen, from my big Catholic family hovering over foil-covered casserole dishes at my grandparents’ house to my girlfriends crowded around my countertop, catching up over a bottle of wine while dinner cooks in the oven. Though I miss the buzzy energy that happens in the kitchen before a meal with family and friends, I’ve also come to appreciate the quieter traditions that have taken root during this period of social distancing. My kitchen is now the venue for Zoom cooking nights with my sisters, and the laboratory where my partner and I are mastering the art of making…

2 min.
contributors

Jessica LaRusso WRITER 5280 managing editor and Home contributor Jessica LaRusso has spent most of her home-project energy on the outside lately—her recent projects include planting a raised-bed veggie garden and a native pollinator flower patch—but she also has dreams for a kitchen face-lift, much like the ones she wrote about for this issue’s Kitchen Makeover Guide (“Recipes For (Reno) Success,” page 41). “I can’t wait to replace the old, beige tile flooring,” she says. “I’ve got my eye on dark gray engineered hardwood or matte black hexagonal ceramic tiles.” Kimberly Gavin PHOTOGRAPHER Vail Valley resident Kimberly Gavin has captured too many fabulous interiors to count in her 20 years as a design, architecture, and lifestyle photographer. One of the most recent additions to her portfolio: a remodeled Polo Club home (“Oasis In The City,”…

2 min.
the dream weaver

A decade ago, Darcie Shively traded her harried schedule in Los Angeles’ advertising industry for the quiet beauty of Boulder—and a life that stokes her artistic interests. She gave herself a challenge: Do 52 creative things, one each week for a year, and track them on a blog (aptly named “52 To Do”). Those endeavors included tempering chocolate, knitting, roasting coffee, and researching her family history. But one pursuit evaded Shively: weaving. “I wanted to learn, but I just didn’t have time to figure it out in a week,” she says. So, once her year of challenges ended, she took a weaving class—and was hooked. “I love pattern and color and the experience of watching it come together on the loom,” she says. “It’s a meditative process for me.” And a…

1 min.
not-so-basic basics

COURTESY OF HYGGE LIFE (2); COURTESY OF CEDAR & HYDE MERCANTILE; COURTESY OF SOCIETY6; COURTESY OF CALLAHAN CERAMICS;COURTESY OF ANTHROPOLOGIE; COURTESY OF KATE SPADE NEW YORK; COURTESY OF CEDAR & HYDE MERCANTILE; COURTESY OF SMEG.…

2 min.
great escape

Before the renovation, this basement was exactly what you’d expect: wall-to-wall carpet, a nondescript sectional sofa facing a television on the wall, and exercise equipment gathering dust in a corner. Not exactly inviting. Luckily, the owners tapped Boulder-based interior designer Emily Tucker—along with MK Construction—to rethink the 1,300-square-foot space so that it would multitask for the family of five who loves to entertain, and also appeal to their affection for color and shine. Here’s how Tucker pulled off the design. 5280 Home: What did this basement’s “before” look like? Emily Tucker: It was dark and boring—basically a space where the homeowners’ son could build forts and watch the occasional movie. The colors were really dingy and didn’t give the space any life at all. That’s hard to imagine—now it’s the epitome of light…

3 min.
easy summer supper

When it came to hosting a picture-perfect summer soirée, Calli Swofford, owner of Berkeley lifestyle boutique Miller Lane Mercantile, had an ace up her sleeve: Sunday Suppers, the Brooklyn-based food and design company that collaborates with creatives around the world to host memorable meals inspired by their surroundings—and the seasons. “One of the things I loved about the Sunday Suppers team [which provides hosts with a menu, recipes, and a timeline, and general design direction for each dinner] is that they didn’t want anything too lavish or formal,” Swofford says. “It was just supposed to be this very organic, cozy, kind of thrown-together party; more about the company than the formality.” That ethos played out in every detail of the gathering, which Swofford hosted right in her shop, on a long, antique…