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Spire Sparkle

This sky-high Denver residence is a perfect perch for elegant entertaining

Ron Ruscio

Creating a space for living and entertaining on the 23rd floor of Denver’s glamorous Spire tower is a designer’s dream assignment, especially when the home’s giant southwestern-facing windows frame panoramic mountain vistas.

“The owner loves to entertain and the space was designed to allow each guest to enjoy the view no matter where they are sitting,” explains Jennifer DesJardin, of Denver-based MOTIF Design Solutions. “Many of the chairs are on swivels for this reason.” Even the design of the kitchen backsplash was influenced by the spectacular outlook. DesJardin installed a mirrored mosaic “to reflect the beautiful view of the Colorado mountains and to add sparkle and elegance.”

The open flow of space between kitchen, dining and living areas—so essential in encouraging guests to mix and mingle—is especially free and easy here. “The style is very understated and elegant, yet very comfortable and inviting,” DesJardin says. She characterizes the home’s sophisticated mix of modern and classic elements as “Barbary Barry meets Mies van der Rohe.”

The dining area features a Nuevo table surrounded by settee chairs from Bernhardt. Custom white cabinet built-ins act as a bar and serving place, with an integrated wine refrigerator and floating shelves for glassware and cocktail accessories. The champagne-colored rug from Foreign Accents acts as a pop of fizzy color. DesJardin loves the ethereal feel of the finished space: “With the views, and being so high up, along with the light, airy feel of the finished rooms, it is like experiencing a little slice of heaven.”

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