Colorado Designers On What Puts The Heart In Home


Colorado designers reflect on the simple luxuries of home and designing for the moment.

Amy Casey
“It’s so important to feel comfortable, happy and inspired at home, from adding a simple Jo Malone candle for ambience to a luxurious cashmere throw from Rani Arabella in a cheerful color.” 

Jodi Cook
“I recently went on a coffee table book-buying spree and I have zero buyer’s remorse. Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living by Klaus Baer and Rush Jenkins is a truly drool-worthy book.”

Eddy Doumas
“Luxury is a Rosemary Hallgarten throw blanket. Take your pick of alpaca, linen, silk or mohair.”

Beth Armijo
“Make sure the flow of your home works: It can be as simple as rearranging furniture, letting in natural light and refreshing a room with accessories.”

Eddy Doumas
“Luxury is a Rosemary Hallgarten throw blanket. Take your pick of alpaca, linen, silk or mohair.”

Emily Tucker
“Color pairings found in nature always spark creativity. While hiking, I saw boulders with chartreuse lichen and rust-colored moss with red rocks behind them. I wonder how that would look as a paint color story?”

Barbara Glass Mullen
“I live in an old church built in 1896 in Basalt, Colorado. One of our favorite spaces has a small settee that was my mothers, two A. Rudin slipper chairs I found at Habitat and recovered in a Schuyler Samperton fabric and lumbar pillows in a Pierre Frey stripe. We love to play cards, have cocktails and talk here.”

Robyn Scott
“I like the feeling of a dark paint color to create coziness. Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green is cozy in the winter and fresh enough to feel perfect in the warmer months.”

Kristen Thomas
“We use five elements to bring balance to a space: wood, metal, texture (fabrics, marble, stone), reflection (mirrors, glass) and life (plants, trees). If a room feels like it’s missing something, check to see if you have all the elements.”

Andrea Schumacher
“A room should reflect your personal story. For my office, I repurposed a Victorian sofa painting it orange and recovering it in a cut-velvet graphic pattern. I hung my grandmother’s self-portrait above it for an old-meets-new look.”

Devon Tobin and Miranda Cullen
“The perfect materials palette would be a mix of beautiful fabrics with various textures and colors that play on subtle fixed finishes.”

Allison Trimble
“Interiors full of color and texture bring me the most joy. My go-to is a Lee Industries sofa upholstered in a favorite color from InsideOut Performance Fabrics.”

Sarah Tiedeken O’Brien
“I’ve been eyeing the Bassam Fellows daybed. Its craftsmanship is gorgeous and its supple, down-filled leather cushions are the ultimate luxury.”

Nadia Watts
“Layering materials and textures creates a dynamic space. In my bedroom, I installed a bench covered in a bright, patterned GP&J Baker velvet and a Brunschwig & Fils two-tone blue rug.”

Cassy Kicklighter Poole
“Splurge on a spectacular chandelier! It creates light, centers a space and can be a work of art.”