Creating Memorable Guest Experiences with Timeless Hospitality Design

Creating Memorable Guest Experiences with Timeless Hospitality Design

Travel is becoming more accessible, wanderlust is permeating our culture and demand for elevated resort experiences is on the rise. With ever-growing competition for the travel consumer’s dollar, the hospitality industry is increasingly looking to provide unique spaces and experiences to their guests. Accommodations, once merely seen as a place to rest while on vacation, are playing an integral role in guests’ travel decisions. Kimberly Timmons Interiors’ award-winning hospitality designs create memorable guest experiences by seamlessly integrating timeless design principles with an eye on evolving guest demands, tastes and attitudes. Check out these top hospitality trends KTI is embracing to meet these changing guest expectations and make their hospitality partners more relevant. Open Social Spaces: Common spaces such as lobbies, lounges, and restaurants, once perceived as ancillary, are now integral to the resort experience. Seen as more than just a place to check in and out, thoughtful design of these areas is becoming just as important as the guest rooms themselves. An increasingly popular trend is to design these spaces more like a residential living room – a place to mingle, relax, or work. Inviting furniture, a relaxed vibe, and open layouts create an inviting and social space. Comfortable spaces and lounge-like lobbies encourage lingering and guest interaction. With our ability to work just about anywhere on the rise, often times the lines between vacation and working remotely are blurred. Guests often want to take advantage of comfortable areas to work rather than being confined to business centers or in room desks. Local Influence: Travelers, especially millennial travelers, are seeking out authentic experiences while on vacation. More than merely...
6 tips to decorate like a pro this holiday season

6 tips to decorate like a pro this holiday season

6 Quick Tips to Decorating Like a Pro this Holiday Season Tip 1: Ornaments aren’t just for the tree My favorite DIY project that I have done for Christmas decorating has been an Ornament Garland. This is not only a fun way to bring some texture and color into your house during the holidays, but it also is a way to do so on a budget. All you need is some thick string or flexible wire and a big box or ornaments. I got mine in bulk on Amazon.  Feel free to mix colors, shapes and finishes for a fun festive feel; or go with a more monochromatic scheme for a classic look. Nikki Holt – Residential Project Manager Tip2: Beautiful Burlap   The sophisticated use of burlap is a must for that homey country Christmas feel! From handmade ornaments to adding a flair to your gift wrapping, burlap is versatile and the perfect addition for that vintage detail.   Amber Bryan – Hospitality Project Manager     Tip 3: Re-think Wrapping   Step away from the traditional style of wrapping this year and add a crafty, personal touch to create wrapped gifts with a three dimensional, rustic-luxe flair. Use inexpensive or re-purposed materials/objects such as Kraft paper, twine, burlap, old pine branches, pine cones, fresh greenery, feathers, or left over fabric; and easily create your own wrapping paper and gifts tags with stamps or paint. Abigail Eberhard -Hospitality Designer   Tip 4: Unique Tree Skirts Ditch your typical tree skirts for an instant upgrade with something more modern or playful using unexpected materials like sparkly sequins, cozy cable knits, faux...
8 Trends for Great Restaurant Interior Design

8 Trends for Great Restaurant Interior Design

Last month, Kimberly was a featured panel member at the CREJ Commercial Interior Architecture & Design Conference speaking on restaurant trends. Denver’s restaurant scene is booming and changing quickly. Independent restaurants are in high demand; and restaurants who are offering an authentic experience, undertaking responsible green initiatives, and sourcing local ingredients are rising to the top of a competitive industry. Some of the biggest trends in restaurants sweeping the nation are alive and well in our city. Multi- concept groups such as the TAG Restaurant group and Bonanno concepts are taking Denver by storm. The face of fast casual is changing with the introduction of futuristic food vending machines, and automated ordering kiosks. Successful food trucks, beloved staples of weekend gatherings and community festivals, are leveraging their loyal followings to establish brick and mortar outposts (check out the recently opened Ohana Grill). And, perhaps the biggest trend in restaurants right now is the rebirth of Community Food Halls. From Union Station to the Stanley Marketplace, Denver Central Market, and soon to come Milk Market at Dairy Block, it seems many restaurateurs and developers are taking note from the uber successful The Source Marketplace.   What does this mean for restaurant design? Successful owners need to create unique experiences through thoughtful interior design to stand out, and more importantly, create a long-lasting success in this changing market. Here is our take on the latest trends: 8 trends for great restaurant interior design Use the arrows to explore the list Visual food displays and open kitchens Charcuterie, raw bars, vegetables, wood burning cooking – diners want transparency, sustainable ingredients, and openness from...
3 Last Minute Design Tips for a Thanksgiving to Remember

3 Last Minute Design Tips for a Thanksgiving to Remember

3 Last Minute Design Tips for a Thanksgiving to Remember If you’re like us, Thanksgiving can sneak up on you. Between planning the menu, thawing your turkey, picking out the perfect sides, and prepping to host friends and family, you might think there is no time to decorate your home like a professional interior designer. Well, you’re in luck. We’ve asked our talented team for some inside tips to make a lasting impression on your guests.     Design Tip 1: Mix old with new Mixing old with new creates a balanced and welcome setting not only at a restaurant, but in your own home. Your Thanksgiving tablescape is a perfect way to mix family heirlooms such as crystal drinkwear or vintage linens, with modern flatware and serving dishes.  It’s important to make your home be a reflection of who you are, and the personal accents are always great conversation pieces too. LISA OLEYNIK, Designer – Hospitality/ Commercial Design Tip 2: Use simple items to add detail Great design is in the details. Simple items you may have around your house can be reused and repurposed for a DIY design to remember. Rather than buying a wreath from a store, search for some pinecones in your yard or around your neighborhood, tie them to some ribbon and create unique door décor. Using cardstock and ribbon, create individualized plate settings by writing messages (or names) on the cardstock, punching holes at the ends and threading the ribbon through to make napkin holders. Still have pumpkins from halloween? Paint them to match your thanksgiving décor and use them as centerpieces on your table....
KTI Garners Coveted 2017 CARE Honors

KTI Garners Coveted 2017 CARE Honors

On the heels of being highlighted on the cover of Denver Life magazine for its dazzling philanthropic design contributions for the 2017 Denver Showhouse, Kimberly Timmons Interiors was in the spotlight once again during the recent Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The annual event, recognizing the best in Colorado custom building and remodeling, was hosted Sept. 28 by the Custom Builders and Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. And KTI, which entered the design contest for the first time, went home as the top-performing firm with 3 Gold awards, 1 Silver and overall Associate of the Year honors. Commonly known as the CARE awards, this year’s festivities were held at CU South Denver Wildlife Experience and attended by 140 industry professionals and guests. The event is Colorado’s largest and longest-running contest recognizing architects, builders, designers, and others in the Metro Denver area who have demonstrated exemplary work specific to the remodeling industry. One of KTI’s award-winning remodeling projects was the Lone Tree residence for Kristy and James Genuario. Situated in Celebrity Community’s upscale Heritage Hills development, KTI earned “Interior Remodel/Design Gold” and “Kitchen Remodel/Standard Silver” awards for the team’s work in renovating Genuario’s “Main Level” and “Kitchen,” respectively. Kristy Genuario was very involved in the design direction and many KTI designers played a part in the final award-winning results. For example, prior KTI project manager Kelly Flynn worked with Exquisite Kitchen Design to kick start the kitchen renovation, while KTI project manager Kim McInnes and designer Nikki Holt collaborated on the Genuario’s new-look office and introduced new great room draperies and dining room artwork and...