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,...
The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright

The bright future of quality residential design for both production and custom homes was on full display at the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, held January 10 – 12. KTI Principal Kimberly Timmons-Beutner, who both attended and presented at this year’s IBS, was mesmerized by all the innovation, technology, and product advances that are coming our way. One set of ideas that will be of interest to designers and builders for the 55+ community was Taylor Morrison’s concept for Active Adult Homes. This “55 & Better” inspired three-bedroom home is being built to capture the things that are most important to those looking for an age-qualified community. Key aspects of the design include a heart of the home kitchen, a master suite oasis, extended outdoor living space, an infusion of natural light and owner-driven finish flexibility.   At the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion, a wide array of in-home technology solutions like temperature controls, smoke alarms, and home monitoring systems were presented within the Nest Connected Home. Other smart home innovations such as voice-activated home control technologies and new lighting strategies, were paired with workshops on how to work with technology integration professions to ensure clients get the most bang for their buck. At the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, new products from some of the top names in the industry illuminated the future of appliances, cabinets and storage solutions, exceptionally well-designed fixtures, unique surface treatments, hardware and accessories and so much more.   Seeing so many different eye-opening products and their integration into a nation-wide trend of truly modern residential architecture increases...
January 2016 Awards Press Release

January 2016 Awards Press Release

Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) was delighted to be honored with four distinguished awards for interior design at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in in Las Vegas on January 19th. At the NAHB’s Best of 55+ Housing Awards KTI brought home Gold for the Robson Ranch Arizona Clubhouse, a design that embraces a resort living philosophy by balancing comfort and sophistication while taking inspiration from Arizona’s sunsets and southwestern style textures and patterns. KTI also received the Innovation Award for the Robson Creative Arts & Technology Center at Quail Creek. This lifestyle enhancement amenity combines well-appointed artist studios with a state-of-the-art technology center, allowing residents to learn and explore new creative pursuits year-round. KTI also achieved distinction at NAHB’s The Nationals Awards, which recognizes superior achievements in the nation’s largest competition for home sales and marketing by individual professionals, home builders, and sales and marketing councils. KTI’s design of Celebrity Custom Homes Pradera Colorado Umbria Plan 6 took top honors for Best Interior Merchandising for a Model Priced $750,000 – $1 Million. The design presents a calming monochromatic color palette and carefully chosen finish materials to create an unforgettable dream home. The same project was also recognized with a Silver Award for Best Outdoor Living, which was emphasized through the integration of all-weather furnishings and lavish amenities focused on enjoying Colorado’s spectacular views and fantastic climate. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized among so many other talented firms and wonderful projects,” comments KTI Principal, Kimberly Timmons-Beutner. “KTI proudly shares these awards with our clients at both Robson Resort Communities and Celebrity Communities and the great...
Black and White – Classic Combinations Never Go Out of Style

Black and White – Classic Combinations Never Go Out of Style

Somethings are simply meant to go together – black and white, wine and cheese, business and pleasure, and success and celebration. Kimberly Timmons Interiors was delighted to be a premier sponsor of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Redesign Debut Bash and joined many from Colorado’s amazing home design industry in enjoying all of the above on Tuesday January 12th. Beginning with an always elegant theme – Black and White attire, there is nothing like style to add instant flare to any evening. Giving such a simple, timeless ensemble color pallete to a group of interior designers, architects, vendors and other creatives is always beautiful.   Way beyond Wine and Cheese, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group presented seafood classics of shrimp and crab cakes combined with an eclectic mix of international comfort foods such as grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters, pot stickers, and empanadas. Dessert tables featured delicate custard and berry tarts and chocolate cups filled with cream and topped with a coffee bean crunch. The room came to life under the spell of the signature drink “Colorado Palomas & Lifestyles” a swirling mix of grapefruit juice, lime juice and soda mixed with either vodka or tequila. Of course, style and sustenance are clearly accompanied by good times with old friends and new. It’s always such a treat to see so many colleagues, contemporaries, and counterparts in design at such gatherings, making it so easy to mix Business and Pleasure. With many luminaries of the local design industry among the more than 250 people in attendance there were new and interesting acquaintances at every turn. And of course a good party becomes...
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...