March 2017 Lifestyle Letter

What makes a house a home?

I read once that a cat makes a house a home. While I do have a cat that pretty much never leaves the house, I’m just not willing to give her that much credit.

It feels so cliched to say it’s a family that makes a house a home, but for me “home” is felt in those corners of the house with tangible evidence of our lives together — the couches where we watch movies, the kitchen where we cook, eat and talk about the day, the mélange of shoes by the front door, and the “catchall” table in the entryway that plays host to keys, phones and sunglasses.

Whatever “home” means to you, we hope you’ll enjoy our annual Home Issue! Our writers, editors and photographers had so much fun rounding up beautiful, comfortable trends for the home. We love the natural, textured materials used by builder Michael Payne in his pristine, woodland dream house (“Ethereal and Enduring,” pg. 20) and the tips for clean minimalism in “Minimalize Your Space,” on page 14.

On page 28 you’ll learn how the “Bird Man” of Franktown is helping us to co-exist, literally, with the birds and the bees. 

And we didn’t forget the creature comforts that make us never want to leave home. We’ve got tulip tables, the smell of hoppy brownies and Vines owner Teresa Engel’s favorite wines and accessories. 

Here’s wishing you and your homies a happy March!,

Robin Bond

Publication Director

On the Cover

A crafted home by Monarch Builders and TKP Architects in Colorado Golf Club.

Photography by Jerry Walters, Blue Talon Photography