Emily Tucker’s Favorite Things

Boulder-based designer and interior architect



Emily Tucker—Boulder-based designer and interior architect; mom of two; and former employee of world-class designers Brad Dunning, Kelly Wearstler, Ruthie Sommers and Steven Gambrel—shares 10 things she can't live without.

1. BMoCA (Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art) is the perfect-sized museum with a wonderful collection of local and international artists. Plus, they have great events. bmoca.org

2. Designers need other designers, and I need the work of Steven Gambrel. His use of color, scale and historical elements is a constant lesson to me on how spaces should be used. srgambrel.com

3. Benjamin Moore Aura is my favorite paint line. A fresh paint color can literally change a room. And the Aura line is no-VOC, so you can feel good about putting it in your house. Aura Interior Paint, benjaminmoore.com

4. I make myself a matcha latte every morning with the Cuisinart immersion blender. It’s perfect for blending the tea, spices and honey. Cuisinart Smart Stick, $31; amazon.com

5. Someone gave me a Pendleton blanket as a wedding gift, and it’s the best! The underside is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about having a wet bum, and the classic Pendleton prints make your picnic extra stylish. Roll-up Blanket, $139; pendleton-usa.com

6. My Linus bike is perfect for our life in Boulder. I can get around town so easily (you don’t need to find a parking spot), and I throw my kiddos in a Burley trailer for extra capacity. linusbike.com, burley.com

7. I am lucky enough to buy beautiful things for a lot of my clients, but when it comes to my own house, I have Champagne taste on a beer budget! Serena & Lily sheets bridge the gap perfectly. They are so soft with gorgeous detailing. $108-$258; serenaandlily.com

8. Vintage rugs add an extra layer to every space. Sometimes I can snag them for fantastic prices, but the true works of art have a higher price tag. etsy.com/shop/BlueParakeetRugs

9. Cedar & Hyde is my everything store. Home goods, chic clothing, gifts, shoes, candles and more. It’s one-stop shopping. Cedar & Hyde Mercantile, cedarandhyde.com

10. Josef Hoffman dining chairs are stylish, durable and classic—not to mention fabric-free, so spills from the kids are a non-issue. Hoffman Side Chair, $305; at Design Within Reach, dwr.com 

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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