Carolyn Morris & Carlos Alvarez: Their Favorite Things
The interior-design and architect duo behind the Denver powerhouse firm Alvarez Morris, share their favorites.
Carolyn: Anything by Vince, comfortable and fashionable.
Carlos: Cole Haan Chukka boots, $268, colehaan.com. I love the new brightly colored soles and details.
Carolyn: Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum. It’s clean and feminine and comes in the most beautiful pale-pink bottle. $96/1.6 ounces, Nordstrom, Denver, nordstrom.com.
Carlos: The original Paco Rabanne old-school Spanish cologne. $64/6.6 ounces Eau de Toilette Spray, fragrancex.com.
Carlos: Vintage Loewe. Loewe is the Louis Vuitton of Spain, and we were lucky enough to inherit some pieces from my parents.
Carlos: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I love getting lost in the building process of historical times. And I absolutely love the Peter Beard diaries. One day, I want to do my own version of one of these books.
Carolyn: Cartier Santos Ronde, a model that Cartier no longer makes and was given to me as an engagement gift from Carlos and his family.
Carlos: Rolex Submariner. This watch has been on my wish list for many years.
Cire Trudon Candles, $95, Gorsuch, Beaver Creek, Vail, and Aspen, gorsuch.com, or Bloom, Denver, bloomdenver.com. Ernesto is our favorite scent.
Carolyn: Darryl Carter. His sophisticated mix of classical furnishings with clean, modern design is brilliant.
Anything that is repurposed. Whether it’s reclaimed materials used in architecture, or vintage furniture that is reconfigured, refinished, or reupholstered in an unexpected way.