Denver Designer Show House: Foyer

In 2011, I was thrilled to participate in the Denver Designer Show House, a project to support The Children’s Hospital. Twenty-eight Colorado designers pitched in to give this century-old, historic Tudor in Denver’s Country Club neighborhood a fresh look before it went on the market for the first time ever!

 

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Thank you to: Ann Benson ReidyArtisan Rug GalleryVisions West GalleryWilliam Havu Gallery and Emily Minton Redfield!

 

 

 

An Entry Fit for a Queen

This entry had classic good looks but needed a design boost. We started by removing the hunter green runner (which I have seen in more than a few homes over the years. Someone must have made a killing on hunter green carpet!)

We expanded the doorway to the right of the stairs to add airiness and echoed the arches over the doorways to the living and dining rooms. Using similar forms, such as arches, throughout a home gives some design cohesion.

We painted the wood work around the stairs the trim color- the raisers and the molding near the top of the staircase.  This gives the space a crisp clean feel. 

We found the handsome new runner from Synergy Floor Covering at the Denver Design District, with a lot of beautiful colors, so we could pull from them for other elements in the space, such as that gorgeous rug and the buttery, yellow walls.

And finally, we crowned a demi-lune table (a design classic!) with the clients’ own collection of prints and paints.

The result? A fresh new look to a classic entry!


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