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...
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...
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,...