Making a Difference with Every Dime

Making a Difference with Every Dime

Despite the near-constant churn of today’s “go-go-go” business climate, Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) continues to look for ways to use design as a means of helping others. Today, we are pleased to announce completion of a new freshwater drinking well in the village of Anh Janh, located in the Siam Reap Providence of Cambodia. Through a charity called Together We Can Change the World, KTI’s donation has been transformed into a year-round supply of clean, sustainable drinking water for families who previously lacked a vital resource many of us take for granted. It’s a great feeling to know our relatively modest contribution will change many lives for years to come, and we want to spread awareness of the organization that made it all happen. Together We Can Change the World was founded in 2008 by Jana Stanfield and Scott Friedman, who had business relations throughout Southeast Asia. Today, the organization raises money to support non-governmental agencies working to help chronically poor villagers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition to its well-building program, Together We Can Change the World builds and operates privately funded schools; provides secure housing and supportive counseling services for at-risk pregnant women; and teaches home economics, ecological development practices, and other life skills among other initiatives. If this post is a bright spot in your day, we hope you will be inspired to share some brightness with others. Whether you donate to one of the many wonderful aid organizations in the US and internationally or take a more one-on-one approach to helping out, please remember that even small actions and simple...
Kimberly Timmons Interiors Named Top-100 Women-Owned Business

Kimberly Timmons Interiors Named Top-100 Women-Owned Business

Kimberly Timmons Interiors received a prestigious honor Wednesday night, June, 17th, 2015 from Colorado Biz Magazine as one of the Top Women-Owned Business in Colorado. Competing against many other women-owned businesses spanning all industries, Kimberly Timmons-Beutner was excited to be named along with some of the most entrepreneurial women in the state. “It’s a great honor to be recognized in this way, not for myself, but for the many talented women and men that work at our firm,” Timmons-Beutner said. As a vital source of opportunity and an avenue to improve economic circumstances for everyone, small-business ownership is essential to building a vibrant and sustainable economy. Currently, 9.1 million women own businesses in the United States, accounting for 7.9 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in revenues; a statistic that has been steadily rising. In recognition of this increase, Colorado Biz Magazine celebrates women-owned businesses and with this award, has acknowledged KTI for its contribution to the economy and business culture of Colorado. Criteria for this recognition includes a qualifying increase in firm revenue from 2013 to 2014. KTI creates distinctive interiors defined by tailored and elegance and inspired by each client’s values, architectural context, and local cultural references. Since the firm’s founding in 1997, KTI’s designs for hospitality, residential, commercial, and interior merchandising have garnered close to 100 awards and been published in dozens of magazines. KTI’s staff of 15 interior designers is supported by 4 administrative professionals. An international portfolio, charitable giving, and active participation in a wide range of industry associations further distinguish KTI as one of Colorado’s top women-owned...
KTI Wins Big at the 2014 MAME Awards

KTI Wins Big at the 2014 MAME Awards

The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honored Denver interior design firm Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) with a total of five awards for their work in a variety of spaces, including commercial, residential, and community amenity. KTI was also part of the Skyestone design team that was awarded Best Community of the Year. KTI won for a range of projects, including Best Sales Office Over 600 Square Feet for the Skyestone Denver Sales Office (Taylor Morrison) and Best Community Amenity for the Fairway Villas Clubhouse at Green Valley Ranch (Oakwood Homes). The firm’s work on detached model homes was also recognized. The Thompson River Ranch Park House for Oakwood Homes, Yampa Plan 905 won Best Interior Merchandising of a Model – Detached Home, 2,601 to 3,500 Square Feet. KTI’s Pradera Umbria Plan 6 for Celebrity Custom Homes took Best Interior Merchandising of a Model – Detached Home, Over 3,501 Square Feet, as well as Best Outdoor Living Space. In each of these award-winning spaces, KTI created appealing, modern, and unique interiors. The Sales Office for Skyestone is designed in a “Colorado Modern” style that uses beetle kill pine planks, steel columns, hickory hardwood floors, and patina copper sheet panels. With a down-to-earth feel accentuated by bold pops of color, the office is inviting and attractive to visitors. Similarly, for the Fairway Villas Clubhouse, KTI incorporated the colors of the Colorado sunset into the color palette with a “resort” feel. By applying the palette throughout the clubhouse, along with the selection of engaging materials, lighting, and furnishings, a consistent flow is created through its various rooms. On the model home...
KTI Leads the Field with 4 Honors at ASID’s 2014 Crystal Awards

KTI Leads the Field with 4 Honors at ASID’s 2014 Crystal Awards

At the sixteenth annual Crystal Awards presented by the American Society of Designers (ASID) Colorado, interior design firm KTI was honored for their commercial, hospitality, and residential work, taking home four out of the fourteen awards given, the most of any firm. KTI was recognized in a range of categories: Best Hospitality, Best Commercial Custom Design Element, Best Residence Under 4,000 Square Feet, and Best Residential Temporary Installation. The most lauded project of the evening was KTI’s Best Hospitality winner, Guard and Grace, designed for chef-owner Troy Guard and TAG Restaurant Group. Described as a “modern steakhouse,” it features an open layout with rich pops of color and unexpected details, including bold red “steer art” on the focal wall, classic rock-and-roll art tiles in the men’s restroom, a rope wall, and a hopscotch run outside of the private dining rooms. The Guard and Grace hostess station, which won Best Custom Design Element, features an inviting juxtaposition of natural wood, lotus flowers, and metal that sets the mood for the whole restaurant. For the Berardi Residence, winner of Best Residence Under 4,000 Square Feet, the KTI team used neutral tones and bold patterns to complement the architectural details, creating an inviting space for the owners, a newly married couple. Staying within budget is always a challenge, but KTI’s buying power kept the project under cost while filling the home with timeless pieces of furniture. For the model home that won Best Residential Temporary Installation, KTI’s goal was for the space to stand out without being flashy. To accomplish this, KTI integrated exterior design elements into the interior and used accent...
KTI and Chef Troy Guard Collaborate on Guard and Grace

KTI and Chef Troy Guard Collaborate on Guard and Grace

A Modern Steakhouse that is a Feast for the Eyes Even in a city rich with steakhouses, Denver’s Guard and Grace stands out. Designed by KTI for chef-owner Troy Guard’s TAG Restaurant Group, and named for his daughter, this is most definitely NOT your father’s steakhouse. Working hand-in-hand with Chef Guard and his wife Nikki, KTI designed a modern steakhouse with an interior that is less overtly masculine, and is filled with natural light, clean lines, and a sense of vibrancy. It is elegant without being stiff; a welcoming place for energetic power lunches, cocktails, special occasions, and evening dining. KTI and TAG have collaborated on several restaurants, each one unique. Guard and Grace is their biggest collaboration to date, and features an open layout, inviting pops of rich color, and artfully combined textures that reflect the steakhouse’s fresh ingredients and innovative, yet approachable high-quality food. “Our goal was to interpret Troy’s vision of a modern progressive steakhouse with mountain and urban influences, all while incorporating Troy’s personality into the design,” said Kimberly Timmons-Beutner, the founder of KTI.  “He wanted this to be the best-looking restaurant in town, recognized for the design as well as the food. That was no easy feat when working with a chef as talented as Troy, but we were up for the challenge.” To create a space that matched the food, KTI started with the entry. Guests are brought into the restaurant along a curved wall of oxidized steel panels and a lush living wall, highlighted by hand-blown glass spheres hung at different heights. Once inside, they are met with a glassed-in wine cellar...