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.
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.
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.
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.