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5280 Home

5280 Home Spring 2016

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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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
contributors

Bradley Nesbitt STYLIST Bradley Nesbitt is a Nashville-based freelance editor, stylist, and social media manager who turned her discerning eye to etsy to find Denver’s best handmade decor—including the printable pictured above—for this issue’s “The Best Of Etsy” (page 22). “After relocating from Denver to Nashville, I love that I can get the best of mile high design in just a click with these amazing local etsy artisans,” she says. She also got a dose of Denver’s thriving furniture-making scene as she collected local pieces for “Home Made” (page 42). Nesbitt has contributed to Southern Living, HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Coastal Living, and Luxe. Jon Rose PHOTOGRAPHER Born in Texas and raised on the iconography of the American West, award-winning portrait photographer Jon rose looks for stories in the interactions between subjects and their environments.…

2 min.
made for home

ONE DAY EARLY IN OUR MARRIAGE, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted a tiny table to put beside the old club chair my parents had passed down to us. The chair has no particular pedigree, as furniture heritage goes, but it was in my childhood home for my entire life, and I loved it for the practical and sentimental comfort it gave me. A few months later, on Christmas morning, my husband set before me a small table, just large enough to hold a cup of coffee and a hardcover book. Sleek and simple with a warm brown finish, the table was exactly what I had wanted. Delighted, I asked him where he’d found it, as I had experienced no luck tracking down the perfect piece. He grinned and…

1 min.
simply succulent

DENVER ARTIST MICHELLE WEDDLE’S succulent sculptures so perfectly capture the plants’ otherworldly shapes, you could almost forgive the online buyer who—unfamiliar with the arid-climate species—mistook them for the real thing. After all, the molds Weddle uses to cast her line of plaster creations were made from live plants. It’s a process that took her nearly six months to perfect before she launched her Etsy store, Waterstone Succulents, in spring 2012. “It was a lot of experimenting and trying out different materials,” says Weddle, who initially learned mold-making and casting as part of the BFA in studio art she earned from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Even before she started sculpting succulents, agave and desert imagery showed up in her paintings. Weddle says she is as drawn to the…

1 min.
the best of etsy

etsy.com CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: (ART) COURTESY OF CORISSA NELSON; (TOWELS) COURTESY OF ANITA ASHFIELD-SALTER; (LIGHT) COURTESY OF SALLY MAE PHOTOGRAPHY; (PLANT CRADLE) COURTESY OF MUDPUPPY; (MUGS) COURTESY OF MELISSA MAYA POTTERY; (TABLECLOTH) COURTESY OF VITA KACEROVSKIS; (WIND CHIMES) COURTESY OF MUDPUPPY; (SIGN) COURTESY OF MEREDITH MORAN PHOTOGRAPHY…

2 min.
modern man

IF YOU THINK BOULDER IS A BASTION of flannel-clad outdoor-fitness freaks, well, you’re right—but not as right as you used to be. Lured by the city’s booming tech scene, coastal transplants have injected a heightened taste for modern design into the People’s Republic. It’s from this melting pot (Patagonia’s ruggedness meets Apple’s clean lines) that design shop Alpine Modern emerged in summer 2014. As owner Lon McGowan created the brand, his primary question was: How do you take a modern home and design it so that it lives in harmony with the mountains and with nature? The answers can be found just off the Pearl Street Mall in the company’s flagship store— founded as LON Little Shop in 2013—where graceful terrariums (at right) from Canada’s Score & Solder share space with…

1 min.
breathing room

IMPROVE FLOW When space is tight, an L-shape layout with specific prep and cooking zones allows multiple chefs to work together. Tip: Consider defining workspaces with different finishes. In this kitchen, white cabinets and leathered black granite countertops delineate the cooking areas. The walnut island (with a red granite slab) is for staging. RECLAIM SPACE Eliminating a half-wall made room for a built-in breakfast nook that doubles as a home office. Tip: Add comfortable cushions (upholstered here in Brentano’s Coquette fabric) and plenty of outlets for workfrom-home ease. USE TEXTURE Smaller spaces benefit from subtle visual cues to tie them together. Dinner layered diamond patterns both on the floor and in the tile backsplash to give the room interest. Tip: Save space (no armoire needed) and get a style boost by choosing glass fronts for the cabinets in…