When the time came to furnish the home at 5 Waterside Terrace in Cherry Hills Village, I knew there was only one place to go; my friends at Colorado Style Home Furnishings. The large scale and impressive lines of this 6 bedroom, 9 bath beauty would require that I use high-quality, distinctive pieces throughout, which is precisely what Colorado Style does, and does so well.
Visiting the Colorado Style showrooms near Highlands Ranch, I was amazed by how large the space is. Furnishings fill more than 60,000 square feet in two adjacent buildings that make up the store. Sofas, dining sets, chairs, bookcases, and hundreds of other pieces are arranged throughout the space, making for a comfortable journey of exploration. I also learned that the inventory is constantly evolving, with new items coming in on a daily basis. And what items they are! Artisans use hand-crafted finishes to create these exquisite pieces, using everything from sand burning to brass etching, “kalahari” leather work to mother-of-pearl and shell inlay, marquetry and leather tooling to lost cast waxing and much more, to fashion wood, metal and stone into functional, beautiful furnishings. Colorado Style buyers travel the world to find these craftsmen and bring their work here to Colorado.
I wanted an inviting, comfortable look for the home’s living room. My first choice was the “Vanessa,” a three-part leather and upholstery sofa with embossed, bomber-jacket leather and nailhead accents, scalloped edges and hair-on-hide pillows.
A pair of leather-embossed and wood sitting chairs complement the sofa, and I’ll finish the ensemble with swivel chairs, upholstered in the same hair-on-hide as the pillows. Nearby, an antiqued walnut game table (that comes with handcarved chess pieces) invites a friendly game, and a sofa table made from the same antiqued walnut as the game table sits behind the sofa. I love the fact that the sofa table has two leaves that open out, giving more table top space when it’s needed. A fireside ottoman offers plush seating; it’s available in the showroom in embossed leather, and it’s tempting to purchase it right off the floor (just as I could do with any other piece in the store), however, I think I’ll mix it up and have the ottoman covered in the upholstered fabric from the Vanessa sofa. A tall bookcase occupies one wall—it’s accented with reverse-painted silver leaf squares, evoking the look of an antique mirror. The hardware was crafted especially for this one-of-a-kind piece.
With a few items of my own added in, the room is complete. Now, I’m headed back to Colorado Style, to find treasures to create the perfect master bedroom.
Look for more posts from the Design Diva, as she works with Colorado Style Home Furnishings to shape the house at 5 Waterside Terrace into a home. For more information on 5 Waterside Terrace, visit http://www.sandyweigand.denverrealestate.com
Colorado Style Home Furnishings
2540 E. County Line Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO
Monday – Saturday
10am – 6pm
12pm – 5pm