Sarah and Rusty Brown's Favorite Things

The owners/architects of Semple Brown Design in Denver, share their design faves.



We both love the clean, simple design and serenity of the Clyfford Still Museum in Downtown Denver. 


We like to mix vintage mid-century modern with classic modern furniture design, such as Saarinen, Eames and Hans Wegner. Mod Livin’, Denver; Knoll, Denver; Design Within Reach, Denver;


Outdoor rooms
. In Colorado, we have this great opportunity to incorporate outdoor rooms that connect and extend overall livable space. We are finally seeing residential design that integrates useful connected outdoor spaces with large openings, shade structures and appropriate amenities.



Boulder-based multimedia artist Ana Maria Hernando. We like abstract art, and she is so colorful and fresh. It’s very happy, organic art with a botanical bent.


Heath Ceramics
have a beautiful, clean, handmade look and feel. We are redoing our kitchen right now, and we want all new Heath dishes for the space. Heath Bud Vase Set in Classic Red, $52; Cafe Bowl Duo in Ruby Red/Red Suede, $80.


We enjoy traveling to European midsize progressive cities with modern architecture. Our favorites are Oslo, Amsterdam and Munich.


We love the new Room & Board in Cherry Creek with its crisp modern architecture and rooftop terrace.



A potted succulent plant from Bloom in Denver. 



Our good friend Chris Weber is the designer and owner of a great linen company based in San Francisco called StudioPatró. Beautifully designed napkins, aprons and tea towels. 

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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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