What is Colorado’s Favorite Interior Design Style?

A new study shows that this style is tops in our state. We've rounded up some stories for inspiration

Celebrating the best in Colorado home design is our bread and butter. From traditional and award-winning, sophisticated remodels and historic home renovations, to bold and edgy, bohemian and modern, it’s our job to put a spotlight on good design around our state, no matter the style.

In their recent study titled “United Sates of Interior Design,” the design experts at Rae Duncan Interior Design revealed which design style is most popular in each state over the past year.

“Thanks to the likes of Pinterest, home makeover TV shows and social media, there’s home decor inspiration all around us. Farmhouse and global design styles dominate the current trend cycle, but everyone has their own personal style, often influenced by their surroundings. This made us wonder: what’s the most popular design style in every state?”

On the whole, search terms related to interior design have increased by 148% in the past year, which comes as no surprise, since we’re all spending more time in our homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the survey, which styles are having a moment and seeing an increase in searches? Farmhouse (+41%), modern farmhouse (+32%), Hollywood regency (+18%), Bohemian (+17%), and modern country (+15%).

Now it’s time for the our reveal. Colorado’s favorite interior design style is… Farmhouse.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of farmhouse style homes featured in the pages (and online!) of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles of the years.

Colorado Farmhouse Features


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Architect Paul Mahony envisioned a remodel that would connect the home to five sprawling acres of land. See more at A Modern Farmhouse Remodel.


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The owners of this cozy home wanted a fresh look and a more open floor plan, as well as their vision of “a beautiful modern farmhouse with lots of beams and rustic elements.” See more at A Cozy and Inviting Castle Pines Retreat.


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The right perch, the right architect and lots of traditional inspiration come together in this young couple’s home. See more at A Boulder Farmhouse for the 21st Century.


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A two-story house on a corner lot in Denver’s Crestmoor neighborhood. See more at A Spacious, Modern Farmhouse in Denver.


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A couple embarked on a 7,200-square-foot new-house build on a sprawling property for the next stage of their lives, combining independent work-and-play spaces with relaxed family living. See more at A Contemporary Farmhouse With Coastal Style.


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The homeowners chose architect Dale Hubbard of Surround Architecture, whose modern-farmhouse design style spoke to their Midwestern roots. See more at A Boulder New Build Invites Nature In.



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More Cape Cod than Colorado, this light, bright Castle Rock home is just what the doctor (dentist, to be specific) and his growing family ordered. See more at The Gathering Place.



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This Lone Tree kitchen offered designers the unique challenge of mixing modern elements with classic farmhouse design. See more at 14 All Star Kitchens: Classic Brick.



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Modern-farmhouse style, gleaned from inspiration photos chosen by the young homeowners, drove the design choices for this simple powder room. See more at 12 Stylish Loos: Fresh Country.


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Online-design entrepreneur Jessie Dixon reveals her personal style in a Denver home that harnesses the subtle power of neutrals. See more at In-Town Haven.


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The homeowners wanted their home to feel like an old Italian farmhouse, so the Italian marble tile in the entry space gave it an old-world touch. See more at In Living Color.


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Kimbal Musk bought a brand-new home in Boulder in June 2017. The spacious, five-bedroom, contemporary farmhouse came move-in ready and outfitted with everything from light fixtures to a massive wine cooler, as well as a pool, pool house and outdoor kitchen. See more at A Tale of Two Kitchens.


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This kitchen is the definition of family style. The design inspiration was an old farmhouse with low ceilings and cozy, human-scaled spaces for gathering. See more at A Divine Mix from The Kitchen Issue: Leading With Happy.


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Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

Almost 10 years ago, this couple got cold feet—and now they’re so happy they did. After all that, a modern farmhouse was born. See more at A Denver Home a Decade in the Making.


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In this Observatory Park abode, Napa Valley-style farmhouse and Southern hospitality live happily ever after. See more at Entrepreneur Laura Love’s Denver Home.



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“Rustic meets luxury” was the design catchphrase for this kitchen housed in a rural barn. See more at Fantasy Island: 13 Kitchens That Welcome Us In: Barn Raised.



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Perched on Rose Hill overlooking Boulder’s Flatirons, incredible views abound. This home’s architectural style references “modern farmhouse” with next-level sophistication. See more at Sitting Pretty in Chautauqua.


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A timeless design strategy and layers of authentic finishes make a newly constructed farmhouse appear mature beyond its years. See more at New Home, Old Soul.


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A couple built their “forever home” in Basalt, Colorado. The result is a charming, uncomplicated, chock-full-of-light house that seems perfectly suited to a happily ever after. See more at When Colorado Meets Connecticut.

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