Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse – Part I

Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse – Part I

Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse Part 1 It’s ShowTime in Denver. Or, to be precise, Designer Showhouse Time. And this year, the team at Kimberly Timmons Interiors has the pleasure of participating in the annual fall tradition of Denver’s best home builders, architects and designers coming together for charity. The 2017 Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse renovation project, which officially commenced last week, is a collaborative effort between Denver Life Magazine, Caliber Construction, Alvarez Morris Architecture and 13 different interior designers. All of the participants are volunteering countless hours towards the project with a collective philanthropic goal of helping raise more than $35,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The Denver home being completely remodeled and presented this year to the public is a Tudor-style home located at 919 S. Columbine Street. The 4,605-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence, originally built in 1937, is situated in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood and will be available for public viewing Sept. 9-24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily price of admission is $20 and all of the event’s proceeds directly benefit Denver’s Habitat for Humanity. “You won’t want to miss this beautifully renovated home,” says Shawn Miller, publisher of Denver Life Magazine and CEO of Elevation Media Group. “Each year, our Designer Showhouse gives readers – and the public – an inside look at what’s new in home décor trends and design, and offers tons of inspiration.” Much like the three previous Designer Showhouse charitable events, each of the interior design teams were given rooms to reimagine and tasked with the assignment to create a unique space that not only reflects their...
Staying Ahead of the Design Curve

Staying Ahead of the Design Curve

Consummate professionals never rest on their laurels. And the designers at award-winning Kimberly Timmons Interiors are emblematic of that devoted discipline. Indeed, 20 years after Kimberly Timmons-Beutner started her Denver-based design firm, KTI continues to create and deliver distinctive hospitality, residential and commercial projects by staying ahead of the latest design tastes and trends.   One of the main ways KTI stays on the cutting edge of creative designs is attending various regional and national industry conferences. Last month’s HD Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, the leading hospitality design event in the world, is a perfect example of KTI’s commitment to the trade. The KTI team was actually part of gathering comprising more than 850 exhibitors, 275,000 square-feet of show floor space and thousands of attendees inspired by the latest ideas, designs and brands highlighting the hospitality industry. For KTI design director Carissa M Thompson, NCIDQ, IIDA, NEWH, one of the more memorable exhibitors was the interior finishes company TRI-KES. With technology quickly shaping all facets of our lives, Thompson was fascinated by TRI-KES’ integration of virtual reality and how it’s poised to change the design industry. For instance, several booths featured a virtual experience, including one that allowed you to watch a fully grown blue whale swim by, but the way TRI-KES used virtual reality was “amazing,” according to Thompson.   “I found myself fully immersed in a 3D setting of a two-level flat with dining area, living space and two-story windows that looked over the ocean,” Thompson added. “I could turn around 360 degrees from where I virtually stood and view the entire space, and at first,...
Clubhouse Makeovers and Trends

Clubhouse Makeovers and Trends

Throughout America, many of the country’s top private golf and country club communities are recapitalizing and reimagining their amenities like never before. For the most part, these investments are an ongoing effort to stay relevant to existing residents and attractive to prospective members in what continues to be an extremely competitive market. By one measure, golf course renovation projects alone have totaled an estimated $3 billion at 986 facilities since 2006, according to recent data from the National Golf Foundation. What the research doesn’t take into account are the vast number of developers and members spending billions on newly improved clubhouses and other assets like brand new or upgraded health and wellness centers, world-class resort-style pools or aquatic facilities and newly enhanced clubhouse dining venues and food-and-beverage options. Safe to say the days of golf-centric clubs and communities are over, except for those rare places with certain golf pedigree and prestige. In other words, for clubs to retain members and add new ones these days, they have to be multi-dimensional in what they offer and represent a more comfortable and hospitality-like look and feel.   And equally as important to be successful, these golf and resort-style communities must cater amenities and services to the entire family unit if it wants to thrive in the new-age club demographics. Nobody knows this better than the innovative and trusted KTI team. So what does a model golf and country club look like these days? Project Manager Amber Bryan says it has to have a “social element.” “Beyond the typical amenities, members are looking for a social destination,” adds Bryan, a nationally certified...
New Beginnings: interior design with Spring 2017 Pantone Colors of the Season

New Beginnings: interior design with Spring 2017 Pantone Colors of the Season

Spring Design Inspiration From Pantone’s Hues of the Season Spring is officially here and we couldn’t be more excited. The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, trees and flowers are budding, and we’re all enjoying time under Colorado’s vivid blue skies. Spring is often associated with new beginnings, and in interior design that’s no different.  Each new season brings us the opportunity to explore new color palettes and incorporate new ideas into our design. Pantone recently released their top 10 trending colors for Spring 2017. From earthy greens and warm neutrals to tropical blues and vivid yellows, we asked our design teams to give us their expert opinions on how to incorporate the season’s hottest colors in innovative interior spaces.                 Savannah Schafer, Project Manager, Interior Merchandising: Niagra and Kale With so many shades and tones to chose from, blue and green have seen a rise in popularity as they fit within so many styles. Niagara and Kale are no different. When paired with warm wood tones and brass they can be classic and elegant. Or, for a more contemporary feel pair these tones with gray and black for a bold pop of color.                                   LeKathryn Champine, Project Manager Consultant, Hospitality & Commercial Design Pale Dogwood and Pink Yarrow Mixing the two beautiful pink hues of the season is a no brainer. Utilize Pale Dogwood on simple architectural elements like an accent wall. Take inspiration for the color from nature and combine it with...