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Due to this recent tackle conventional decor by Denver designer Jess Knauf, coastal fashion feels proper at house in Wash Park. Learn on for recommendations on the right way to get the all-American, summer-at-the-Cape look in your Colorado house, too.
Certain, this Wash Park house’s crisp, preppy look is a little bit of a departure from Denver’s ever-popular trendy farmhouse fashion, however that’s as a result of its roots are on the East Coast. Householders Andy and Erin Miller—a Denver native who attended Dartmouth in New Hampshire and a Chicagoan who earned her diploma at Bowdoin Faculty on Maine’s coast, respectively—met in Boston. They spent weekends exploring the historic harbor cities and lighthouses alongside the Northeast’s picturesque shoreline, and people idyllic years would finally inform the couple’s elegant, borrowed-from-tradition design sense. Jobs, family members, and life-style pulled the pair to Denver in 2014, and when this redbrick, five-bedroom, five-bath home hit the market in 2019, they jumped on the probability to create a household house with East Coast vibes.
The Design Plan
For assist with the decor, the Millers employed inside designer Jess Knauf, principal of Jess Knauf Design, whose old-meets-new aesthetic aligned with their imaginative and prescient. The renovation was about discovering the proper palette, furnishings, and materials to convey the tailor-made look the Millers love a lot—however in a relaxed manner that will accommodate their younger youngsters (3 and 6 years previous) and life-style. Fortunately, the house’s earlier house owners had good style, so many of the current onerous surfaces, lighting fixtures, and even a few of the window coverings stayed intact. “I would describe this house as traditional, with out being too critical,” Knauf says. “I believe ‘conventional’ will get a nasty rap. I desire ‘timeless.’”
The Good Palette
As dependable as a white T-shirt and denims, the mainstay colour scheme of traditional East Coast decor is blue and white. However Knauf, a California native, says there’s a option to do blue-and-white that doesn’t really feel too repetitive or predictable: “This house has a particular Americana palette; we offset the blue and white with pops of crimson, pink, and mushy yellow. Whereas the blue continues in nearly each room, it doesn’t really feel drained due to the various shades and different makes use of of colour,” she explains. For instance: Within the eating room, an indigo Schumacher grasscloth enlivens the partitions above the tall wainscoting; in the lounge, turquoise and citron throw pillows emphasize an easy-going vibe; and, within the son’s bed room and youngsters’ playroom, Thibaut cloth upholstery in Peony and Cranberry colorways add vitality. “Enjoyable and breezy materials make every little thing extra cheerful, ethereal, and light-weight,” Knauf says.
The Lived-In Styling
There’s no denying that the home feels, because the designer says, breezy—a particular departure from typical conventional design. “Whereas every little thing is gorgeous and polished, additionally it is accessible and comfy. It’s not a spot the place you’re afraid to stay and hang around,” Knauf says. Refined heirloom-quality items—together with a Design Wright Studios spindle chair and Holland MacRae historic-reproduction eating room desk and chairs—mingle with lighthearted touches just like the breakfast nook’s seashell-trimmed Ro Sham Beaux chandelier and a nautical rope mirror within the son’s toilet. Plus, every little thing is upholstered in high-end efficiency materials. “We used attractive furnishings all through the home, however made selections to make sure it stays lovely for a very long time,” Knauf says. “Summer time means plenty of entertaining, youngsters operating round, and enjoyable—not worrying about your furnishings.” And people are priorities we will all agree on, regardless of which coast you come from.
Inside Design: Jess Knauf, Jess Knauf Design
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