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The Home of the Year issue + a few things our Editor is loving



It’s our complete pleasure to share the Home of the Year issue with you. And it’s an exponential pleasure to honor the work of Sarah Broughton of Rowland+Broughton­— the architect and designer behind our 2019 Home of the Year—because she and her partner John Rowland are as wonderful as they are talented.

This architectural pair has received a zillion design accolades, as well as our Circle of Excellence Award in 2017. They do the adjective proud. And thank you, Wesner family, for allowing us to highlight your amazing home. Another heartfelt acknowledgement to Suzannah Spaulding at Rowland+Broughton, who is always a delight to work with and so helpful in sharing the team’s projects. 

Thanks also to the three finalists in this issue, which include two amazing Cherry Hills Village homes—one from architect Carlos Alvarez and designer Andrea Schumacher and the other the work of well-rounded architectural designer Jim Taylor. Finally, a major gracias to Amy and Stephen Owens for sharing their Estes Park wonder, designed by
the architects at Shepherd Resources Inc. Please feast your eyes on these varied treasures, and enjoy the aesthetic ride.

We are grateful to all who submitted their work for this special honor. We consider it a testament to the level of design in Colorado that there were so many fabulous homes in the running.

WHAT I'M LOVING

Whimsical Material

I’ve been a longtime fan of John’s Derian’s whimsical, creative mind. I always visit his East Village stores when I’m in NYC. Last year, I gave two of my girlfriends his calendar book, because every page served up a beautiful, sometimes oddball, piece of vintage art. No shocker then that Derian’s keen eye translates so well to fabric (curtains, cushions, blinds, oh my!). These are just a few of my faves from his second collection for Designers Guild: Picture Book II Fabrics. To the trade: Shanahan Collection, Denver Design District, 595 S. Broadway; shanahancollection.com.

Smart Schlepping

We Coloradans are a bit mad with our supplements, powders, probiotics and healthy snacks. Devon Miner, our sales and marketing coordinator, keeps these BlenderBottle GoStak Twist N’ Lock storage jars on her desk, because they contain key ingredients for her daily green drink. I liked the idea of everything being together in see-through containers, so I purchased one for my travels, for everything from vitamins to lip gloss to gum. I’m thinking I’ll even use one for my jewelry until I get through security. This set of four is BPA- and phthalate-free, stain- and odor-resistant, and dishwasher-safe. It’s available on Amazon, as well as at many big-box outlets; it comes in six colors and retails in the $11 range. 

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Share in the findings and observations of our Editor in Chief Kate Meyers, a design lover who admits she's not getting any younger.

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