Custom Cabinetry Meets Antiques At This Holistic Denver Showroom


beige mirror and sofa against grey wall displayed in furnishings showroom


As director of interiors for Denver-based Ruggles Mabe Studio, designer Emily Lindemann takes a holistic approach to her work, marrying architectural details and luxurious finishes to create rooms with timeless style. “Giving clients an integrated experience has always been important to us, and we wanted to expand that,” she says. So, when the opportunity arose to create a tactile showroom experience, she embraced it. Called Coeur after the French word for “heart,” the Washington Park studio offers fine custom and semi-custom cabinetry, interior design services, and a selection of new and found home furnishings and accessories.

What’s Coeur’s niche in the Denver design market? We’ve seen a surge in requests for smaller renovations, and Coeur focuses on that scale of project. If a client just wants to redo their powder room, we can help. 

Why is cabinetry such an integral part of your offerings? I think it’s absolutely essential to have good cabinetry in your home. It’s something you touch every single day and always a big line item in the budget, so it’s crucial to get it right. That’s why we wanted to partner with Plato Woodwork—they get it. 

What are the possibilities for custom cabinetry? Plato is really innovative with their materials, and while they offer classic, solid-wood cabinetry, they’re always pushing the envelope with everything from beautiful textured woods to doors inlaid with brass. 

Can you describe the other home goods Coeur offers? We’ve curated antiques, new furnishings, a custom upholstery collection, and we’ve brought in lighting, candle and apothecary lines. I look for pieces that tell a story. Everything is very warm, textural and organic.