Take A Peek At This Denver Designer’s Favorite Local Resources


Portrait of Jess Knauf sitting on a corner sofa.

Portrait of Jess Knauf.

What drives Denver designer Jess Knauf’s eclectic style? A passion for color, textiles and unique details. “There are fabulous vendors here who will customize anything to your specifications,” she says, “so why pick a standard side table when you could have it lacquered in a custom color or upholstered in leather, wallpaper or fabric?” Here, she shares three of her go-to local sources with Luxe.

A chair with a patterned-pillow on top sitting next to a console table with a scalloped edge.

Eron Johnson Is The Place To Go For Antiques


Eron Johnson Antiques is a treasure trove that offers a vast collection of pieces with varied styles and pedigrees. After my first year in business, I congratulated myself by buying my first piece of “grown-up” furniture there—a stunning bone-inlay table with a scalloped edge.

A living room with white walls, a fireplace and furnishings in a palette of light gray and white.

Design Wright Studios Is Perfect For Timeless Upholstery


My designs tend to be eclectic and textile-forward, but still carry a traditional, timeless continuity. To achieve that sensibility, I often turn to Design Wright Studios in RiNo, which has a fully customizable upholstery line called DWS Collection that has found its way into almost every project I have done. The quality is superior, the details gorgeous—and they have beautifully executed every over-the-top idea I’ve ever had. 

A blue armchair, gray uplhostered coffee table with a plant atop, and a tall gray wood dresser in a room with natural-stone walls.

Mimi Finn Of Wall Creations Is Stellar At Custom Touches


Artist Mimi Finn of Wall Creations by Mimi can do anything from painting an English garden mural on a nursery wall to faux-finishing switch plates to match a marble backsplash. Mimi has refinished countless furnishings for me, including a vintage Ming-style cabinet in a unique finish inspired by a little scrap of Brunschwig & Fils zebra velvet I had been holding onto for years.