Our Favorite Room
WHERE IT BEGAN: When designer Jodi Feinhor-Dennis set out to remodel this bedroom in a Mapleton Hill home in Boulder, this is what she knew: the design had to make the most of a small space; the closet—which was practically nonfunctional—had to be overhauled; and the style had to match the impeccable taste of the client.
WHERE IT BEGAN: When designer Jodi Feinhor-Dennis set out to remodel this bedroom in a Mapleton Hill home in Boulder, this is what she knew: the design had to make the most of a small space; the closet—which was practically nonfunctional—had to be overhauled; and the style had to match the impeccable taste of the client. “My goal was to modernize the space with a very, very comfortable, enriching and warm quality,” says Feinhor-Dennis, owner of Invironments in Boulder.
PERFECT TOUCHES: The wallpaper sets the tone—bold!—for the entire room. Feinhor-Dennis replaced light-purple paint with a high-drama wall covering in jewel tones by Tricia Guild; the wallpaper not only makes a statement but also anchors the space. To frame the bed, she brought in a large, curvy custom headboard. The overall look is “modern traditional funk,” the designer says. “We've got this beautiful headboard with a very traditional quality to it, and a wallpaper that also has a traditional quality, but the funkiness is in the patterning.”
To revolutionize the closet, Feinhor-Dennis came up with a strategic design that boosts storage space against an angled back wall. “It's almost my pride and joy of the whole house—what we did with the closets,” she says. Strips of LED lights illuminate the oblong space, and a track-sliding mechanism allows clothes to be swept from one side to the next. Basic closet doors are out; in are sliding panels of a translucent eco-resin from 3form that open up the space—and add the unexpected pattern of birch branches.
STYLE GUIDE: To create a sassy ensemble like this one, Feinhor-Dennis recommends that you first find a jumping-off point—whether it's a headboard, wallpaper, bedspread or pillows—that will provide the “patterned wow factor,” she says. From there, repeat the colors of the “statement” piece in other products throughout the room, making sure the hues appear in proportion to each other. Here, blue, brown and champagne—a layer here, a splash there—work together in balanced harmony.
But take note: this design isn't for the faint of heart. “I think only somebody that has a strong sense of self could live in a bedroom like this,” the designer says.
GET THE LOOK:
MARSDEN LEATHER CHAIR BY CRATE & BARREL Handsome black walnut legs meet buttery leather (shown in Mountain Spring) in an accent chair with just the right amount of attitude. Crate & Barrel, Denver.
PIN-TUCK DUVET AND SHAMS BY WEST ELM Drift off knowing your bedding is good to you: this beautifully puckered set is undyed and made of organic cotton (grown and processed free of pesticides). West Elm, Denver.
HUDSON TWO-DRAWER NIGHTSTAND WITH STEEL BASE BY ROOM & BOARD Tastefully understated design meets tidy craftsmanship in this clean-lined bedside beauty. (Be on the lookout for the signature of the artisan who crafted the piece). Room & Board, Denver.