Reflecting On The Past And Future Of Colorado Interior Design


portrait of designer Kimberly Timmons

living room with two matching pairs of armchairs and sofas facing each other, a dark-wood coffee table and artwork hanging above a fireplace

Chances are you’ve seen the work of Kimberly Timmons Interiors before—at the Sheraton Resort in Steamboat Springs, the Laurel residences in Cherry Creek, or the Guard & Grace and Los Chingones restaurants in Denver. Or perhaps you’ve stumbled upon one of the firm’s many homes across Colorado. As the studio, which now counts a team of two dozen, celebrates its 25th anniversary, Luxe caught up with Timmons to chat Colorado design.

You currently have 50 projects in progress, about half of which are in Colorado. Are there common threads that unite such a broad portfolio? Our expertise is diverse but the tiniest details are always thoughtfully designed—and completely custom, which takes our work to a different level. 

Tell us about the local design evolution over the past 25 years. Looking back, there was definitely a long Tuscan phase. Now we’re seeing farmhouse style take on different aesthetics. Homes here are developing a more modernized blend of both those styles. As for hospitality, design has gotten a lot more light and fresh, with contemporary, clean lines.

Share your greatest hope for the future of the Colorado scene. I’m all about new development, but we don’t want to lose what makes this place special. My hope is that those approving new designs will work hard to ensure they’re adding to our landscape in a positive way, and that we won’t lose our quaint historic homes.