From the Editor


Summertime in Colorado is inarguably a splendid time of year. When Coloradans are not hiking, biking and exploring our beautiful state, summer’s warm, sunny afternoons; cool, breezy evenings and sensational sunsets are an invitation to gather in the backyard for a barbecue with friends or simply relax with family. In this issue of Denver Life home+design we revel in the outdoor environments of the home. From the latest trends in gardening, patio furnishings and al fresco accessories to examples of how other locals have created beautifully inviting “livingscapes” in their own backyards; this issue is a celebration of living an outdoor-inspired life.

Additionally, take a peek into four gorgeous homes spanning Denver, Boulder and Aspen. Ranging in style from urban chic to mountain retreat, each home captures the splendor of their natural surroundings and is a reflection of Coloradans long-held love affair with the great outdoors.

As you peruse the pages that follow, I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your own personal outdoor sanctuary and then soak up the sweet simplicities of summer at home.



Kristin Miller
Denver Life home+design