A Colorful Palette Defines A Modern Residence in Denver


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For a Denver residence, designer Erika Rundiks wielded an expert use of color and pattern, as evidenced by a rug from Azari Rug Gallery that marks one of the entries. Architect Dan O'Brien selected Texas sycamore for the door, which was fabricated by Hewn in Austin. The stairwell is defined by sculptural steel plates cut using a water-jet process by Corvus Design Build in a pattern supplied by O'Brien. The railings are by ABC Custom Iron.

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In the living room, Rundiks mixed CR Laine armchairs covered in an Avant Garde fabric with a Nathan Anthony sofa and daybed, which wears a Pollack fabric. A Global Views coffee table centers the brand's Maze rug. The recliner is by Thayer Coggin, and the draperies are made from a Wesco Fabrics textile.

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Nathan Anthony counter stools wearing a Pollack fabric pull up to a Cambria countertop and a retractable window that connects the kitchen with an alfresco living space. The artwork by Skyler McGee is from Space Gallery.

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A trio of Hubbardton Forge pendants illuminates the kitchen island, wrapped with a rosewood veneer that matches the lower cabinets by Atlas Kuchnie from Euro Intelligent Kitchens. Upper cabinets in a bleached oak, from the same company, provide contrast. Rock Solid Custom Granite installed the Cambria counters; the backsplash tile is by Waterworks.

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A rug from the homeowners' collection inspired the palette in the dining room, where a variety of seating styles surround Cattelan Italia's Spyder table. The CR Laine host chairs and banquette are swathed with a Schumacher fabric, and the side chairs are by Room & Board. A Hubbardton Forge chandelier lights the space, which displays artwork by Sarah Winkler.

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Grass cloth from Wall Resources backs a Maria Yee bed from CAI Designs in the master bedroom, where the Hickory Chair lounge chair and ottoman from Hoff Miller and the Maxwell Fabrics drapery fabric from the Shanahan Collection complement the colors in the homeowners' rug. The bench is by Vanguard Furniture, and the artwork is by Diane Cionni from Space Gallery.

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In the powder room, a pair of sculptural pendants play off the rosewood veneer of the Atlas Kuchnie vanity from Euro Intelligent Kitchens. The teal color in the backsplash tile by Decorative Materials coordinates with the wall paint color.

Which has more impact? Red shoes paired with a black dress or the same shoes worn with a red suit? If you’re designer Erika Rundiks you’ll take option No. 1. “Just because your clients love purple doesn’t mean you have to paint the whole house in shades of lavender,” she says. “They’ll enjoy the color much more with a subtle approach that has the color on rugs and accessories.”

For the interiors of a Denver residence designed by architect Dan O’Brien, Rundiks incorporated the homeowner’s traditional purple floral print rug in the dining room, and then repeated the vibrant tone on solid and patterned accent pillows in the living room. The color returns in the entry, where the abstract pattern on a rug strikes a transitional chord. “It is traditionally made but has a contemporary pattern,” says Rundiks, noting the piece also complements the mix of woods, glass and metal in the architecture.

In search of other hues to infuse throughout the home, Rundiks returned to the dining room floor covering where, she says, “I looked for nuances that were refined, and repeated those until they become their own element.” Case in point: the wavy gold-and-green pattern on the room’s upholstered chairs, the subtle green on the kitchen counter stools, and the metallic gold in the backsplash tile that come together to make a statement.