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5280 Home December 2020/January 2021

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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5280 Publishing, Inc
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
finding a new rhythm

I’M A SUCKER FOR CREATURE comforts. The consistency of small but steady rituals is what puts me in my happy place and makes me feel like I’m ticking the boxes of life’s never-ending checklist. This year, as those daily dances I once did on autopilot—take the train to work, buy a cup of coffee, grab lunch with a coworker, hit an evening yoga class, return home—began to falter, I realized my home offered plenty of ways to rechoreograph those quotidian joys. My new rhythm includes making pour-over coffee in the mornings, eating lunch with my partner on our patio, fighting the 3 p.m. slump with a walk around the neighborhood, and doing the work-from-home shuffle from dining table to sofa to desk to sofa again. As our everyday routines continue to…

2 min.

Katy Lemay ILLUSTRATOR Montreal-based illustrator Katy Lemay chose a Top Design winner in her own city: Habitat 67, a modular concrete housing complex created by architect Moshe Safdie in 1967. (If you aren’t familiar with it, give it a Google. It will not disappoint.) It’s no surprise that Lemay chose a visual feast from a bygone era—her collage illustrations often feature imagery from vintage magazines. See her work in this issue’s story about the Women’s Village, a new housing development for Denverites experiencing homelessness (“Room To Heal,” page 30). Daliah Singer WRITER “Pre-pandemic, the Maven hotel lobby at the Dairy Block was one of my favorite places to work in the city because of its inviting seating, eye-catching art, and attractive commercial spaces,” says freelance journalist Daliah Singer of her Top Design pick.…

2 min.
rising up

In June 2017, Keia McSwain received one of those phone calls—an abrupt conversation that made her pulse quicken and her mind race. Her beloved mentor in the interior design industry, Kimberly Ward, was at a hospital in Mississippi, and McSwain needed to come now. Upon her arrival, McSwain received some life-altering news: Ward was losing a private battle with stomach cancer, and she wanted McSwain to take the helm of the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN), a nonprofit Ward founded in 2010 after realizing that the work of her fellow Black designers wasn’t nearly as lauded or valued as that of their white peers. “I was taken aback by everything,” says McSwain, a Mississippi native who relocated to Denver in 2018. “Suddenly, I had to figure out how to become an…

1 min.
deck the halls


2 min.
bright future

When Jane Bradford was a kid, she loved elements of design—before she even knew what “design” was. Taking cues from her mother, who had a knack for sewing, Bradford learned to admire gorgeous textiles; inspired by her father’s passion for urban planning and historical architecture, she developed a deep fondness for beautiful buildings. Such exposure made a big impact, as Bradford now runs her nearly-two-year-old eponymous design firm in Denver, through which the up-and-coming designer creates spaces that are highly functional and lovely to behold. After 13 years in the industry, you launched your own business. Tell us about that. It was the right time. Too simple? I wanted a full creative outlet, the highs and lows, the responsibility for every part of a project. What drives your approach? When I first visit my…

2 min.
a new nostalgia

It might not have “where everybody knows your name” status—yet—but the Halcyon hotel’s newish eatery, Local Jones, is certainly a fresh take on familiarity. Adjacent to the hotel’s lobby, the restaurant replaces the sleek, nightlife-oriented Departure, which shuttered after Sage Hospitality sold the Halcyon to Rockbridge Capital in early 2019. Debuting in July after a months-long delay caused by the pandemic, Local Jones exudes a sophisticated-yet-approachable style. “There’s a residential feel,” says Justin Fields, senior vice president of restaurants, bars, and retail at hospitality firm Makeready, which manages the Halcyon. From the comfy plush sofas to the retractable garage doors that allow guests to spill out onto the patio, each design choice “embodies the community we want to create,” Fields says. A soothing color palette of forest greens, sky blues, warm golds,…