Sarah Broughton’s Favorite Things

The principal of Rowland+Broughton Architecture shares her must-haves
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Photo by Daniel Trese

Sarah Broughton—principal of Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/ Interior Design, with studios in Aspen and Denver—shares her favorite things.

1. COLORADO RETAIL STORE Books are a big part of my life, and I love Explore Booksellers on Main Street in Aspen. I can always find a just-right gift book and accompanying card, plus other small, fun things that they stock.

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2. COLORADO MUSEUM Clyfford Still. The architecture by Allied Works is humble and an ideal backdrop to Still’s rotating art. The historic timeline, including letters Still wrote to his colleagues, gives great insight into the formative Abstract Expressionism art movement.

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3. COLORADO ARTIST Andrew Jensdotter.  We purchased Andrew’s painting titled Bali last summer at the Anderson Ranch Recognition Dinner. It now hangs proudly in our historic Denver studio in LoDo.

4. BEST FALL HIKE At the peak of the golden aspens, I like to hike up to Cathedral Lake in Castle Creek Valley in Aspen. The views are stunning, the climb is substantial, and the yellow is everywhere.

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5. CLOTHING DESIGNER I love Zero + Maria Cornejo, made in NYC. The cuts are unique yet wearable for every day. For a splurge, I go to the Brunello Cucinelli boutique in Aspen. The sales team is awesome and always lets me know when items go on sale. I feel strong and feminine when I wear their clothing. I love the founder’s messaging and hope to one day visit Solomeo, Brunello Cucinelli’s restored medieval hamlet in Umbria. shop.

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6. SUNGLASSES I have multiple pairs of glasses designed by Blake Kuwahara. I put transitional, progressive lenses into several of my Kuwahara frames, and they are my go-to sunglasses! I am currently wearing the Chamberlain frame in Tortoise.

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7. HOME ACCESSORY Plants! Biophilic design is critical to healthy living. While working from home without all the whiteboards that are in our studio, I became obsessed with this Sagegreenlife productivity living wall partition that gives us more plants and the ability to have whiteboard sessions at home. Perfect for lively dinner parties, too.

8. ACCESSORY The owners of Meridian Jewelers in Aspen are friends and clients. They carry the best selection of artists. I love wearing cuffs, and several years ago Meridian Jewelers commissioned one of their artists, Katey Brunini, to make me a gold cuff. She created the most beautiful, subtle cuff, and I wear it every day as part of my uniform.

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9. HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE We use our Penguin SodaStream almost daily. It is so much better to make our own soda water and limit our waste. A glass of water from the Penguin with fresh lime is heaven!

Categories: High Points