As much as I love good architecture I also enjoy unexpected interiors. A surprising wallpaper, a collection of coo coo clocks, or someone who can literally transform their personal space into something completely non-formulaic & all their own; it makes me smile. Aside from now being obsessed with Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia’s new show, Get a Room, I just love to find places for new inspiration. I’m not a HGTV gal, I literally can not digest the Property Brothers nor the ‘floppers” who seem to create their own tabloid drama. Don’t get me wrong I’m still hip on Chip & JoJo - they are too cool for school. But... Oops. I digress… As I was enjoying my magazine time with a little toe TLC I came across a recently published book called - Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life by Christian Coop and Aimee Lagos. Not only was I charmed by the cover of this lovely book which is completely designed around the concept of ‘cozy’ (yes, please) - but the web site at Hygee&West.com was equally as magnificent, and dare I use the word again… unexpected. Removable wall paper tiles (perfect if your renting), fabric and wallpaper patterns that you wouldn’t otherwise see in Denver, and tons of great fabric. Not cheap stuff, but cool and I’m intrigued. In fact, I’ve already ordered samples of multiple wallpaper styles to transform my office bathroom - long over do. Goodbye grass cloth. Be sure to check it out.
Mural on Rebel Restaurant by Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina.
The 1990’s were known for being the “hey day” for Nautical inspired decor. Only, this one was seen last week as I was showing homes to some fun clients looking to live in Park Hill. Port holes, submarine door, sand porcelain tile, and the under water mural wall paper. Ironically, my Buyers are huge scuba divers but even this was over the top for them.
And a girl just can not get enough “she-sheds” these days… this is probably one of the more modern & chic backyard sheds I’ve seen during client showings. The possibilities are endless… an art studio, yoga space, man space, or an in-law suite. Loving the windows and landscape lighting in and around the shed. These are all over Oregon! What are we waiting for Denver?
Authenticity is not something we have or don’t have. It’s a practice - a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
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