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Denver Interior Designers Assist with Holiday Décor

The Goode Touch Interiors’ Design Team has helped clients throughout the years with their holiday décor.  We have added simple holiday embellishments and designed full scale decorations for both the indoor and outdoor of homes – designing and fabricating custom wreaths, swags, table arrangements, mantel garlands, stairway garland, and Christmas trees.

Combining our interior design expertise with our favorite vendor, Beck’s Silk Plant Company, we have created holiday décor for our clients to use for years to come.   Beck’s Silk Plant Company always provides the latest extraordinary products and exceptional designs.

Below are just a few shots from the Beck’s Silk Plant Company website.

Traditional holiday colors of red and gold ornaments, ribbon, and floral decorations bring a level of elegance to this tree.

Using pheasant feathers adds an unexpected texture and masculinity to this rich-looking tree.

A monochromatic tree exudes sophistication with the many layers of green shown above.

Browse Beck’s Silk Plant Company’s site to see more of the possibilities for your Christmas décor, and call Marjie Goode at 303-918-9180 for assistance with your décor.

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Denver Interior Designers REINVENT FURNITURE

New is always better!  We all have pieces of furniture we love but, over time, have become worn and need some TLC.  As long as your pieces of upholstery have good structure/frames, adding new fabric and detail can be just the ticket to bring your old furnishings back to life!  Our client loved the overall style and comfort of her sofa and bench, although both needed to be updated.

One of The Goode Touch Interior’s designers, pictured on our client’s old sofa below, is noting that comfort is a key factor for our client, so down-wrapped cushions will be replaced for both seat and back cushions.

The bench is used as both a foot rest and coffee table so durability was very important when selecting new fabric.

Our client recently inherited a beautiful antique pillow cover and wanted to incorporate it as an accent pillow on the sofa.  A turquoise blue pillow insert was designed so the color peaks through the spaces between the button closures, while decorative silk tassels were added for the finishing touch.

Pictured below, the new fabrics & trim completely transformed the sofa and bench! The client was in love at first sight! The sofa was reupholstered with a textured linen fabric from Kravet and the skirt was accented with decorative tape.  Two additional throw pillows were created with a cream background to accent the antique pillow and contrast with the main sofa fabric.

A commercial-grade Pollack fabric was selected for the bench because of its durability.  Its soft, brushed nap gives a luxurious feel and the metallic welt cord frames the cushion beautifully.

We designed the sofa with the original welt detail and a flat flange on the pillows for diversity.

To bring attention to the sofa’s skirt, a Highland Court tape was applied at the bottom, giving a tailored appearance.

The antique pillow turned out to be the perfect centerpiece for the sofa.

And the silk tassels give the pillow the extra detail it was calling for!

Denver Interior Designer's Restaurant Renderings

Would you like to know what your interior design project will look like once completed?  The Goode Touch Interior’s design team can provide hand-rendered drawings which reflect the details and overall vision for your unique project.

Below are two renderings for the 240 Union Restaurant renovation.

Denver Designer's Interior Rug Design

The Goode Touch Interiors design team recommended an entry rug and a stairway foyer rug to warm our client’s open floor plan and expansive wood floors.  The sizes needed were not standard, so we designed two rugs with Allure Custom Rugs: a 52” x 19’ runner for the Entry and a 7’ round for the Foyer.   The rugs are located within visual proximity of one another, so they needed to complement one another (without being to “matchy-matchy”).  Our inspiration sprang from the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs.  As you scroll down the drawings and photographs you will see the process of creating these rugs.

This is the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs (which are visible from the entry).

 

From the renditions below, we selected the favored elements to work into the final design of the entry runner.

 

Here is the final design for the entry runner along with the yarn selections picked from poms of solid colored strands and mixed strands.

 

This rendering shows the area of the rug selected to use for the strike off (an actual sample of an area of the rug manufactured for approval).

 

Here is an image of the round foyer rug.  The design we opted for has an organic, free-form detail (floral sprigs and leaves) intertwined with a more traditional, formal detail (large medallion).

Adding sprigs with buds in warm red and copper hues helped bring visual correlation between the Foyer rug and Entry rug.

Additional sprigs and buds were added to convey more visual color balance.

A few more changes to the sprigs and buds finalized the balance of the color and free form elements.

This specified art was used by the weavers to manufacture the strike offs.  The art on the left is for the 7’ round Foyer rug, while the art on the right for the 4’4”x19’ Entry runner.

Here are the two strike-offs: Entry runner is on the left, the Foyer rug is on the right.  Having these samples allowed us to verify they would compliment one another nicely.

Here is a close up of the Foyer rug to show some texture detail of the loop (at the lower left of the photo – beige yarn) and cut pile.

Here is a snapshot of the completed Entry runner:

Here is a snapshot of the completed Foyer rug:

Interior Design Space Planning

Have you considered all of your options for the form and function of your room?  Before purchasing furniture, you should feel comfortable with your decision in selecting the appropriate pieces by knowing your size requirements.  At The Goode Touch Interiors, we help you understand and visualize functions for your room through computer aided drawings (CAD).  Below, are three different options we provided for a client’s living room:

option 1

option 2

option 3

Let us help you visualize with your next design project.

KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

Flow is just as important as function and storage when it comes to a kitchen’s design.  The challenge for our client was that her kitchen felt, “closed off from the rest of the home,” which has a modern open layout.  The cabinets, countertops and backsplash were standard builder selections and fell short of adding any excitement to the space.  Our client’s number one wish was to open up the kitchen to the rest of her home.  Adding color and selecting rich finishes would give way to a dynamic personality for her kitchen.  She didn’t have the budget to overhaul the cabinets but knew it needed some life and light. These photos are of the original Kitchen…

We removed a section of cabinets that separated the kitchen from the living room in order to achieve the open-flow design our client was intent on.  A beautiful granite slab replaced the original tile countertops.  Task lighting was an issue so additional ceiling cans and under cabinet lights were added to improve the light quality throughout the space.

The taupe glass tile brings movement and pattern to the backsplash and is highlighted by the under-cabinet lighting.

The upper cabinet doors were replaced with frosted glass panels to give a more open, light feel.

The finishing touches to the renovation: a rich Benjamin Moore paint color selected for the kitchen and hallway, and a fabulous Laura Weitzner wall covering applied to the floating wall…color and texture are easy ways to bring attention to an architectural element.

In the end, the room was transformed from an ordinary kitchen to a space the client absolutely loves!!!

A Place to Hang Your Hat

The boring old coat hook is a thing of the past. There is wonderful, creative hardware available to spruce up any entry and add a little interest and conversation to the foyer. Unexpected objects and figures add a playful element to the function of ordinary hardware.

This cast bronze horse hook has an understated elegance while maintaining a light hearted presence.  This would fit in nicely into the eclectic display of hooks in the entryway below…

Simple pegs, thoughtfully placed, create an interesting composition when life’s necessities are hung neatly.

Mix it up a little…these metal deer antler coat hooks bring life and adventure to this entryway!

A coat rack allows for easy access to everyday hats and jackets. 

Maximizing space is a challenge many of us face.  These multi-hook fixtures are fabulous for an entryway or a closet!

Integrating a rack for light-weight objects into the trim is an artistic answer for this narrow entryway.

Think outside the box…simple objects from a hardware store can even become an elegant way to welcome your guests with a place to hang their hat.