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Home & Garden Colorado Interior Designer Showhouse 2021

The Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse project began in 2013, and has raised more than $220,000 for its charitable partners. As Alpine Publishing Group grows their community initiatives, 2021 is the inaugural year for an Interior Designer showhouse for the Home & Garden Colorado Magazine. The 2021 Designer Showhouse continues to stay local and 100 percent of the proceeds went directly to Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter.

The Home & Garden Colorado 2021 Designer Showhouse is a $3.585 million dollar contemporary home, designed and built by Work Shop Colorado, in one of Denver’s oldest and most established neighborhoods: Observatory Park. The neighborhood is known for its central location, and its blend of historic and modern architecture on mature tree lined streets. Observatory Park is home to Chamberlin Observatory, owned and operated by the University in Denver and built in 1890.

This modern, innovative home from Work Shop Colorado is a home of almost 6,000 square feet on three levels. It’s designed to bring the outside in with huge windows, accordion-style doors, five bedrooms, and multiple rooftop decks and patios. The home brings a new level of modern style to Denver’s architectural community and the Observatory Park neighborhood. Fourteen local design teams contributed their talents to create spectacular spaces in the house.


Tennille Wood of Beautiful Habitat was selected to design the basement powder room and bedroom for a 15 year old boy.

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This room is designed for a teenage boy. The overall aesthetic is Modern yet Earthy and a touch Masculine. To embrace modern design, we included strong lines in the wood wall and ceiling details, paint and furniture. The foundation is black and white in the fabrics and artwork. Next, earthy tones are layered in to keep the room warm and inviting. Finally, the cheeky artwork above the bed and the desk to acknowledge this is the space of a teenager.

This room is just a basic box in the basement. The Beautiful Habitat team made it special by adding architectural details where there were none in adding the wood slat design on the wall and the ceiling and using paint in a unique way. It is intended as a design element you just catch a glimpse of as you walk down the hallway. It’s unexpected and meant to create curiosity to draw you into the room.

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Tennille has been a fan of the bold paintings of Laura Goodson and photography of Andrea Poland for years. This project was the perfect opportunity to work with both Denver-based artists. The Laura Goodson “Man in Hat” painting was really the foundation for the design inspiration. It created a black and white foundation, and then earthy colors were added to keep the room from feeling too stark.

Design Tip: The scale of your artwork can make a huge impact on the design statement of a room. The intent was to create a sense of drama and grab your attention, so we purposely chose a large piece in proportion to the room itself. Then it was hung off center.

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In the powder bathroom, the vision was to create a sense of dramatic sophistication with dark and moody tones. The black subway tile covers the entire wall. By adding gold tones in the plumbing and lighting, it adds a contrast and keeps the space warmer.

It is such an honor to be a part of this amazing home and project. I am thrilled to contribute to this project to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association. My grandmother had dementia in her final years and I know first-hand how devastating it is for families.

I’m happy to support the important work of Alzheimer’s Association in their support the 76,000 Colorado residents living with Alzheimer’s. The Association offers a broad range of programs statewide, including a 24-hour Helpline at no charge, and funds advancements for research to prevent, treat and conquer this disease. There are currently more than five million Americans (and 50 million worldwide) 65+ living with Alzheimer’s—and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Currently, there is no cure. A new survey reports that 9 of 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in people living with dementia during the next five years.