There’s a certain majesty and intrigue when it comes to the Rocky Mountains; something about the snow covered peaks in June combined with a big city lifestyle such as Denver’s is too irresistible. This combination of rustic beauty with modern amenities opens all kinds of doors for creative improvement.
Interior designers in the Mile High city certainly use nature as motivation in some of their projects, but when it comes to finding that perfect interior for their clients, there are no bounds. Listed here, in no particular order, are 15 of the best and brightest in the industry.
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After starting her own firm, Andrea Schumacher Interiors, 15 years ago, she has become one of the most trusted names in the business. Her top-flight education – she received her Master’s in Architecture from the University of Colorado – combined with many years of experience benefits her clients in many ways. She even has a background in television set design, having worked with “Days of Our Lives” and Columbia Pictures.
The main thing Tami appears to go for is flexibility. Do you want to be there every step of the way? She encourages that. Do you love a good surprise? Well, her team at Zeal specializes in while-you-were-out design. You can live your very own version of HGTV, crying and hugging included. Her energy and enthusiasm is what sets her apart, and is a main reason her company has continued to thrive after two decades.
Her firm, Nob Hill Design, is one of the best in the Denver area. From consultation to completion and everything in between, Lisa has 32 years of experience to get you the best design possible. She fits with the scenery as well, as she uses her surroundings as inspiration for her work. She has been featured in numerous publications, and was recently named as one of the Top Interior Designers by CBS Denver.
Julie believes that a home and a new design are not just something to show off, but a sanctuary for the client to enjoy for years to come. And as a Colorado native, she certainly understands the synergy of nature and the homes within it. Her inspiration comes from the natural beauty of the land, and she combines that with a distinct style of design sure to leave a smile on her clients’ face.
Another Denver designer with TV set experience, Kristen began her career with the Home Shopping Network, designing sets for the likes of Wolfgang Puck. And as a certified National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) member, she is educated and trained in public health and safety, which makes her one of the most well-rounded designers. It’s her all-around knowledge in construction and design that make her reliable.
He and his brother Ron, who does the business side of things, run D + D Interiors, which understands the idea of lavish designs without being too gaudy. The ability to find that middle ground has allowed their designs to be featured in publications such as Elle Decor and LUXE Magazine. Mikhail was also recently awarded with Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Home of the Year.
Deidre started her own design firm in 1998, with a purpose to find that perfect balance of classic and modern for her clients’ homes. She is all about finding that perfect balance between sophisticated and stylish. Not only does she provide excellent, creative designs for her clients, but she has an attentive attitude which provides a quality experience for all. She has won the Houzz Best in Service award two years in a row.
There’s a big difference between concept and execution, and few understand this better than Mark. He knows that a design idea is only a good one if it is completed to everyone’s satisfaction, especially his clients. And that attention to detail really pays off, as his designs were given a Best of Houzz award this year. When you know that he views your home in the same way you do, it’s easy to see why.
A member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) since 2005, she started her own firm three short years later. Since that time she has been featured in numerous publications, including HGTV Magazine and Mountain Living. She is able to fit any size budget with her savvy designs, and her enthusiasm for the industry translates to lovable and comfortable schemes that her clients adore.
The most renovated and oft-designed spaces in the house have to be the kitchens and bathrooms. That’s where Debbie comes in. She understands that undertaking a huge project like this can be daunting, but her experience makes that process feel like a breeze. From vision to completion, she is there every step of the way. For that, she has won Houzz’s Client Satisfaction award two years in a row.
After immigrating from Russia in 1999, Katerina quickly applied her sharp math skills to the world of interior design. She sees all the angles and lines that few others see, and she uses that ability to create a taught yet stunning design. She has experience remodeling every part of the house, and she strives for client satisfaction. Her main goal at the end of the day is to have her client say, “this is so us.”
In order to be successful in the design industry, Christopher believes you have to be passionate about what you do. His love for the craft certainly seeps through in his work. He and business partner Scott Heeres met on the set of HGTV’s All American Handyman as competing contractors, but then formed Eco Urban Design. They strive to create the best design for their client, so they can feel like they are in their own sanctuary.
When considering all that goes into an interior design project, it’s natural to fret over every detail; that’s why Tennille’s goal is to allow her clients to throw worry by the wayside. An award-winning designer, livability and style into her projects so that her clients can feel as comfortable as possible. She uses her international training and her love of the Colorado landscape as inspiration for her designs.
Just like Johnny Cash, Lena has been everywhere. She was born in Alaska, grew up in San Diego, received her education in Colorado, and has studied abroad in lavish places like Spain, France and London. She has brought all that experience and inspiration to her firm, D2D Studio, in Denver. She is able to transform a simple room into a shrine of comfort and relaxation.
Our home is a place to unwind at the end of the day, to lay our head and rest. Meg keeps that in mind with her projects. She knows that the best designs are the ones that have the client smiling every time they walk in the door. Specializing in mid-century modern, eclectic design, she always tries to perfectly balance creativity with sensibility. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, and Sunset Magazine.