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5280 Home December 2018/January 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.
a tale of two remodels

SORRY, CHARLES DICKENS. That’s a terrible rip-off of a lovely book title, but it’s a good headline for the two Denver homes that share the spotlight as winners of our third-annual Top Denver Design contest: both historical architectural styles, both in established city neighborhoods, both purchased by owners who loved them despite many, shall we say, unfortunate aesthetic choices made by previous inhabitants. One is a Victorian whose renovations preserved its genteel lines outside and led to a modern aesthetic on the interior (“So Fresh, So Clean,” page 90); the other is a century-old home with architecture inspired by the Italian Renaissance style that got a true-to-its-roots update, complete with faithfully recreated millwork (“The Rest Is History,” page 82). For design geeks like me, the fastidious, thoughtful work that gives old buildings…

2 min.

Rebecca Stumpf PHOTOGRAPHER “White! Plain old white,” says photographer Rebecca Stumpf. “It’s an amazing blank slate to build upon and create one’s own unique style.” And if you need a little help cultivating a distinctive look, turn to our story about the best decor stores in Denver (page 43), which Stumpf photographed. “I loved exploring the breadth of design styles right here in the city,” she says. “There’s something for everyone—from a midcentury sofa to a new French country-style armoire.” Stumpf’s work has been featured in Outside, Food & Wine, and Sunset. Jessica LaRusso WRITER 5280 managing editor Jessica LaRusso might just try to move into the Ramble Hotel: “The developers did an amazing job of bringing something exciting and elevated to the city and making it feel like it’s been there forever,” says LaRusso,…

2 min.
bending the rules

If the undulating bends of Jason McCloskey’s chairs and side tables make you think of the curved tips of your skis—or the slopes you might cruise down on them—that’s no mistake. The Wheat Ridge furniture-maker, who grew up carving turns down New England’s White and Green mountains, then spent 13 years rafting rivers in Colorado and Utah as part of his work for Outward Bound, takes design inspiration from backcountry terrain. His technical cues come from the way skis (which he also crafts, as a hobby) are constructed. But it wasn’t until 2010, when he was studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, that he began combining his passions for woodworking and outdoor adventure. “I had [the Outward Bound] part of my life, and I had my furniture-making, and…

1 min.
changing spaces

Interior designer Andrea Schumacher’s move to a new office and showroom was spurred by an annoyance many of us have experienced: Her landlord was going to jack up the rent. So she did what you might expect from one of Denver’s most enterprising creative minds: She cut and run—and purchased a 3,500-square-foot storefront in a 1924 building in the Art District on Santa Fe. She turned it into her ultimate design lair, with an upstairs office and vibrant mural-lined showroom stocked with everything from a brass-and-mica praying mantis coffee table (with a light-up tail) designed by Jacques Duval-Brasseur in 1970s Paris, to an 1870s West Indian four-poster bed Schumacher inherited from her grandmother’s home on St. Thomas. The space opened in early October (call for shopping hours) and houses both…

3 min.
a piece of history

Entrepreneur Margot Elena carefully turns the page of an oversized portfolio book, yellowed and torn at the edges like aged parchment, stained by the touch of many hands over the years. It—and each page that follows—reveals swatches of fanciful, intricate prints: delicate roses and feathery greens here, muted stripes and vibrant splashes of lilac there. Smudged, hand-written script is scrawled across the margins—design notes from artists of a bygone era. The book—more of an artifact, really—is a miniscule piece of a prestigious historical design archive recently acquired by Elena, whose eponymous Englewood-based company makes bath, body, and home products (think: TokyoMilk and Lollia) known as much for their whimsically beautiful packaging as for their seductive fragrances. Purchased from textile collector Dimitrios Apostolou, who has housed the collection in New York City…

2 min.
denver, they’ve got you covered

Batya Stepelman has a passion for wallpaper—one so strong that in 2016, the former PR professional left her career to launch the wallpaper boutique and design consultancy WallTawk & Design. But simply selling gorgeous wallpapers by independent designers and artists wasn’t quite enough to satisfy Stepelman’s creative appetite: “I had dreamed of creating a Denver-centric wallpaper for several years,” says Stepelman, who was inspired by Flavor Paper’s Brooklyn Toile wallcovering, which incorporates iconic Big Apple imagery into an at-first-glance traditional toile pattern. There was just one problem: “I can’t even draw a stick figure,” Stepelman says, “so I thought about local artists who do amazing work.” Top of mind was Meredith Feniak, a botanical illustrator and artist whose work Stepelman had spotted around town—on the windows at Bloom by Anuschka in…