Not long ago, Eleanor Trepte and Nina Grauer turned traditional Palm Beach decor on its head with the debut of their design studio, Dekay and Tate Interiors (Dekay is Grauer’s middle name; Tate is Trepte’s), which quickly became known for residential projects popping with color, pattern and texture. Now, hot on the heels of Trepte’s recent move to Denver, the duo has opened a Colorado outpost, from which they’re already shaking up city and mountain homes with their vibrant, no-holds-barred style. Here’s what’s in store.
How does the Denver design scene differ from Palm Beach’s? Palm Beach and Denver could not be more opposite! It works really well for us, because no matter what we are doing, we are trying to express the client’s personality through our designs. It’s fun for us to have our brains working in two totally different niches—it keeps our work fresh.
What do you hope to contribute to the Denver design scene? We want to continue to bring daring designs everywhere we go. Marrying our eclectic, vivid style with the traditional mountain home feel is our ultimate goal. We have some projects in the works and they are turning out groovier than we ever could have imagined.
If you could design a space anywhere in Colorado, what would it be? It would be so much fun to do a traditional ski chalet in some magical mountain town. Those spaces tend to be very predictable, and we would love putting our spin on it in a way that lets you know you’re still in a cozy mountain home.