Home Is Where The Garden Is For This Colorado Landscape Architect


Colorado landscape at dusk

Photo: Audrey Hall

Jen DiCuollo

DHM Design principal Jen DiCuollo. Photo courtesy DHM Design

For Denver-based studio DHM Design, landscape architecture is rooted in the belief that a home is a retreat and that outdoor spaces can nurture health and well-being. Luxe met with principal Jen DiCuollo to talk Colorado outdoors.

How does Colorado inspire your work? There are so many opportunities here to get out in nature and reconnect with our surroundings. By building on what makes each place unique, every project, no matter the scale, is a chance to create sensory experiences that help to connect people with their environment.

Any advice on incorporating native plants into a garden? Creating custom local seed mixes with grasses and wildflowers to revegetate natural sites is one of my favorite ways to integrate native plants. We have also worked with homeowners to enhance existing ponds and riparian areas. Native wetland plants are beautiful and provide so much benefit.

Tips for homeowners looking to enhance their natural habitat? Landscapes are living and evolve over time—landscape architecture is about considering both the present and the future.