Our Favorite Room
WHERE IT BEGAN: When designer Jodi Feinhor-Dennis, owner of Invironments in Boulder, walked into this home, it was merely “a shell,” she says. “We needed something to anchor this room, and I envisioned the bookshelves on the back wall.” Feinhor-Dennis wanted to preserve the home's historic feel—she estimates that the house is about 80 years old—but she also wanted to modernize the space. “I took inspiration from the home itself and from the owners, who are really hip and creative,” she says.
When she and her clients started choosing furniture, she began with the couch, which is from Scandinavian Designs. “It's the right size, the right feel,” she says. Then she reupholstered the chairs—which the owners already had—in quilted brown fabric with white piping. From there, the room came together with smart space planning and creative details.
PERFECT TOUCHES: Perhaps our favorite part of the room is the luscious mixture of high-end and affordable products. The rug, from DellaRobbia—”one of the very best rug companies in the country,” the designer says—has a strong graphic pattern, well worth the investment. The table lamp is from Restoration Hardware, subtle and curvy in all the right ways. And the table it sits on? It's an antique.
MAKE IT GREEN: Feinhor-Dennis has a passion for eco-friendly design, so we asked her to imagine designing this space all over again, only this time, with all sustainable products. Here's a glance at what she found, with more green goodies to help you get the look in the March issue of CH&L.
Timothy Table Lamp
This curvy piece pairs a silver-finished porcelain base with a painted parchment shade. (Make any lamp more eco-friendly by replacing a standard light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb.) HW Home, Denver and Boulder, hwhome.com.
InModern Surfin Side Table
This playful table is made from earth-friendly wood and non-toxic finishes. Available through Invironments, Boulder, invironments-design.com.
Needle-nose Bottle Vases by Roost; Organic Nested Trays by Gus Design
Put recycled glass artisan vases on recycled plastic, food-safe trays for a simple update. Available through Invironments.
Nathan Chair by DellaRobbia
Sleek lines and earth-friendly materials make this chair an excellent addition to any home. Available through Invironments.
Made using low-impact dyes by a company committed to sustainable manufacturing practices, these pillows add subtle style to any room. dwellstudio.com.
For the complete list of items found in this room, click here.