When a couple stopped by our Denver showroom in search of kitchen cabinetry for their new build in Boulder, we were delighted to direct them to Poliform’s Italian-made line of modern casegoods.
We were even more delighted to hear that the showroom visit left such a positive impression that they were interested in having us outfit not only the kitchen, but the entire home with furnishings from Studio Como.
The clients’ goals were threefold: Create a home that 1) connects to their surroundings in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 2) offers ample room for entertaining family and loved ones, and 3) provides a neutral backdrop for their expansive collection of contemporary art. Well-versed in design, the couple had a clear vision for their home to feel understated yet special; beautiful, yet comfortable and functional.
Working in conjunction with Surround Architecture—which designed the home to take full advantage of picturesque views toward the Flatirons and the Front Range—we selected a palette of materials that would connect to the landscapes found outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Natural stone, warm woods, and subtle textures abound throughout, providing a cozy counterpoint to the sharp, clean-lined architecture.
The heart of the home comprises four zones: the kitchen, dining room, living room, and lounge area. We designed each space to act as its own entity while still communicating with one another through cohesive materials and tones. Case in point: The Poliform kitchen cabinetry’s wood facade matches the warmth of the dining room’s De La Espada Fin dining chairs and the interior panels of the Poliform wall system in the living room. And the electric blue hue of the kitchen’s Paolo Lenti runner is echoed in multiple pieces of art from the homeowners’ collection.
An open floorplan causes each space to spill into its adjacency—and at dinner parties with friends and holiday celebrations with family, guests can break off into different groups and still feel connected to the party as a whole. While the homeowners prepare a meal in the kitchen, they can hold a conversation with those gathered around the Poliform Concorde dining table—a soft-edged, marble-topped table that comfortably seats 10. The Roll & Hill Modo globe chandelier hangs above the dining table.
To shine a spotlight on the clients’ vibrant art collection picked up throughout lifelong travels, we worked with a subdued materials and color palette. We also selected low-slung forms that created a clear sightline to the art: In the living room, a B&B Italia Mart lounge chair leans back on its metal frame for a reclined look and feel, and a Flexform Groundpiece sofa offers an exceptionally comfortable space to lounge with its low- and deep-set form and goose-down cushions. Even the Poliform wall system in the living room was customized to perfectly fit a selection of sculptures, drawings, and keepsakes.
All in all, this residence is a spectacular project that showcases the breadth of brands carried by Studio Como. The end result is an inviting space that suits the couple’s wishes for functionality, comfort, and contemporary style that feels at home in the foothills.