These Denver Interior Designers Share Insider Tips


These Denver-based designers create timeless interiors that tell unique stories. Here, they share the inspiration, design mottos and influences that shape their style.

Molly Bevan and Kim Blankenburg

Photo: JC Buck

Molly Bevan + Kim Blankenburg

Through their firm Layers + Lines, Molly Bevan and Kim Blankenburg create “timeless, expressive designs” that reflect their clients’ unique stories. The LUXE Next In Design 99 honorees tell us about their approach.

Describe your ethos: Our philosophy is rooted in the idea that clean and simple lines provide the right foundation for a space. We honor the simplest form of the home and elevate that simplicity by giving every detail a purpose.

What motivates you: Creating a design vision with our clients, bringing it to life in a way that only we can, and developing new ideas inspired by the artisans we admire and collaborate with.

An artist on your radar: Painter Emilio Perez.

Your main design influences: Textiles. We are always discovering amazing textile artists and are in awe of their talent and creativity. Travel, both internationally and around Colorado. And talking. Whether it’s with other designers, clients, manufacturers, artists, architects or builders, we learn so much that we take with us into our day-to-day.

Design rule to live by: If you love something, it will find its place in your home.


Martha Lord

Martha Lord. Photo: Dana McGrath

Nancy Boland

Nancy Boland. Photo: Olivia Graham

Martha Lord

This year marks a big change for LUXE Next In Design 99 studio Boland Lord Design. In January, founder Nancy Boland announced her retirement, handing over the reins to her co-principal, Martha Lord. Here, Lord shares her vision for carrying out the firm’s “classic and timeless” style.

Your approach is unique because: We capture our clients’ essence while honoring the small imperfections, personal collections and family memories that make a life and home interesting. Elements that evoke the past, present and future allow us to curate spaces that feel personal and timeless.

What’s exciting you today: The accessibility to incredible artisans both locally and globally. Instagram has been a driving force for us in discovering artists and makers, as well as antiques and other unique finds.

A maker that inspires you: London-based Margit Wittig. A sculptor, painter and lighting and furniture designer, she is a true artisan. Her whimsical lighting and accessories add character and a conversation to every space.

A key value: The return to antiques and the positive environmental impact of buying them.

No home is complete without: Something meaningful, something old and something quirky.

The best part of every project is: Seeing a client’s joy in the final product. It’s always a highlight!

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