Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Designing an Oasis

The focal point of this Castle Rock master bath built in the early 2000s had been the massive jacuzzi tub with its bulky surround, something the current owners just didn’t use that often.

Accents Redefined

 Article Jeni Fleck | Photography Brian Johnson  We often spend so much time in our own homes and spaces that it is difficult to think outside of the box (or the bucket) when we get the itch for that seasonal refresh. We start looking for the newest trending pieces to update our accents and create a new look, but we often overlook…

The Backyard Buzz

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee  It’s summertime in Colorado, which means you’ve instantly gained another living room with your backyard. How can you make this bonus square footage into a place everyone wants to kick back and relish our summer evenings?  Jessica Duce of JDuce Design in Parker recommends spacing out distinct zones for different activities, which will…

Outdoor BBQs

A home with an outdoor barbecue and living space is typically the “cool house” on the block, with beautiful shaded areas, fancy grilling techno-gadgets, and (maybe) even a built-in keg tap. “If you have an outdoor living space and a seating area with fire pit, you’re able to use that year-round,” says Kyle Ash, owner of Parker-based Aspen Falls Landscaping.…

MINIMALIZE YOUR SPACE

Five ways you can show the clutter in your life who’s really in charge. 1. Just get rid of these things—seriously. Why are you keeping them? 2. If you’re so overwhelmed that you don’t know where to begin, try starting with one small area that haunts you the most—a section of the kitchen counter, a small table top.

June 2016 Renovate & Refine

Awww, summer. Finally. After the snowfalls of this winter and spring, it's nice to have our sunshine state back. June is such a great month. We've planted our flowers, cushions are on the outdoor chairs, the fire pit is ready and deck evenings are calling us. We know that a long stretch of good weather has finally arrived, so let’s…

Raised Bed Gardening

The great thing about designing a raised bed is that you can be as structured or as imaginative as you like. Create beautiful geometric designs with a range of shapes from simple squares and rectangles or more elaborate L-shaped beds, diamonds or octagons. Remember doing dot-to-dot pictures as a kid? Creating a raised bed is like bringing a dot-to-dot picture…

Tips to Refresh and Renew Your Home

Well, we made it. The busy days of the holidays are behind us. Our guests have left, the holiday decor has been put away and the only evidence of those big holiday meals you cooked are on the scale. Or at least that is where mine is. You had spent days, maybe weeks, making your home beautiful and welcoming for…