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....
Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse – Part II

Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse – Part II

When Kim McInnes and Nikki Holt of Kimberly Timmons Interiors were selected to participate in this year’s annual Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse charity event, the KTI design duo was looking forward to working alongside dozens of top-notch Denver-area designers, architects and vendors, and experiencing an “eclectic mixing of materials and cutting-edge design trends.” What the two designers didn’t expect is their design debut in the residential side of the business would end up landing them on the cover of this month’s Denver Life Magazine. To be precise, it was actually McInnes’ and Holt’s reimagined dining room that made the September cover. Nonetheless, the inspiring cover was another opportunity for the KTI organization to celebrate Denver’s high-profile philanthropic fall event. For the third consecutive year, the monthlong Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse event, which officially ended Sept. 24, was a collaborative effort between the magazine and leading area-builders, architects and designers with one charitable goal in mind: help raise more than $35,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The Denver home completely remodeled this year and opened for public viewing from Sept. 9-24 was a 1930s-circa Tudor-style home located in Denver’s Bonnie Brae neighborhood. Originally a modest one-story, 1,200-square-foot home, by the time Caliber Construction, Alvarez Morris Architecture and 13 different interior design firms finished with the project, the Tudor home almost tripled in size above ground and turned into an eye-opening, two-story home true to its Tudor roots with a “timeless modern feel.” And the resplendent dining room McInnes and Holt redesigned certainly did not disappoint. With the fortunate assignment of designing the open-air front dining room,...
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...