Past Projects

New Countertops and Carpet in a Home for Sale in Greenwood Village!

To help our Seller realize optimal Asking Price for her Condo we counseled her to add new countertops in both the kitchen and bath, and to complete the partially done carpet install, among other things, so that her place would show well and attract more potential Buyers! It worked! She went Under Contract in 2 days!

Kitchen Lighting Plan in Greenwood Village

Here we had your standard variety lighting dilemma… Not enough! The goal in this charming home was to update the lighting in the kitchen so that it was more appropriate for tasks, more flexible for a variety of uses, and more controllable for both time of day and mood. An important consideration was the light quality of the new fixtures so that we achieved a warm, inviting gathering place for a mom and her two teenage boys. Working in tandem with her electrician we added downlights, pendant lights, under-cabinet lights, and a central light fixture to the space. A bright future lies ahead!

DIY Consult in Lowry

This family simply requested that someone come to critique their design ideas, and potentially offer alternatives, if needed, so that they could forge ahead and complete some renovations on their own. We gave them confidence in their plans, and helped to avoid costly mistakes. And, a few of our creative suggestions made their way into their overall scheme as everything came wonderfully to life.

Bathroom Re-Design & Kids Bedroom Custom Painting in Southmoor Park

This client owned a 1960′s home where many elements were still from that decade. So, it was time for an update starting with all of the bathrooms. The master bath was completely remodeled and expanded to include a jetted tub, rain shower, jack & jill sinks, a private toilet cubby, extra storage, and more. Each of the bathrooms in the house received new base cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, tile, paint, and light fixtures, among other things. We also gave the kids bedrooms a major style pop! In the boys bedroom we had an homage to baseball inspired painting and decor theme. And, in the teenage girl’s bedroom we did a Victoria’s Secret PINK inspired layout and custom paint treatment. Both very fun and full of personality! In addition, since there are likely more changes to come, we updated the electrical system for the entire house so that we won’t max out the capacity of the old box, and are prepared for future plans… On deck, a  full kitchen remodel!

Eclectic & Comfortable in Wash Park

This client contacted us to help make her new contemporary row house feel more like a home. The space had multiple levels to design and we coordinated a phased completion schedule. Phase one addressed the main floor which consisted of the living, dining, and kitchen areas. We re-orientated the space, painted, and purchased a plush new sofa, an amazing vintage credenza, and a fun pop-up table which we refinished with a beautiful grey stain. We re-framed and hung various artworks including a very large custom artwork commissioned from a local artist. We also re-purposed a funky chandelier, turned a lovely temple remnant into a delightful custom bookshelf, and added some luxe window treatments that have a hint of shimmer, all while keeping it eclectic, charming, and cozy. Phase two addressed the third floor where the master bath was in need of a larger vanity, more storage, and some personal touches which included custom cabinet hardware and fresh floral wallpaper. Phase three addressed the needs of the first floor which included adding an exterior door leading from the garage into the side yard for easy winter access, and hand-stencilling a Moroccan inspired pattern across an entire wall of the home office.

Outdoors and Indoors in Cherry Creek

A young couple wanted to personalize their beautiful 1932 brick home to be the perfect environment for their growing family and artistic lifestyle. Beginning with the outdoors, we designed the function and layout for the deck, entertaining spaces, and plantings. Private, relaxing, beautiful, easy to maintain, and child friendly were the requirements for this backyard shangri-la. We gave the fence a facelift, added some gorgeous flagstone walkways, and built new French screen doors finishing them with a stunning Merlot stain. On the inside we updated the paint palette throughout the house with colors such as vibrant cornsilk, soft orange and pale yellow. We purchased a plush deep seated sectional sofa to complete the den where we installed a custom designed brick fireplace and mantle. And, we made a cozy basement bedroom suite by repairing some damaged paneling and stairwell supports, then painting and re-carpeting throughout.

Highlands Heyday

A single business woman wished to make her home more cohesive and stylish. Great architectural elements and a few solid decor pieces gave us a jump start so that we simply had to fine tune and add a bit of personality to the space. New modern grey paint, some fun vintage accent furniture pieces and accessories, funky lighting, a subtle room sized rug, and some playful toss pillows all helped to create a space that says “A super hip chick lives here!”

Stormy Skies in Lone Tree

This couple shared time between Houston and Denver while transitioning to a permanent residence here in Colorado. During the transition, we acted as care-takers for their new Lone Tree home while they were away. Checking in on a regular basis to water the plants, drive the cars, inspect the grounds, retrieve the mail, and much more. When they we in town we helped them prepare for full time living by re-painting many rooms, removing old window treatments, and hanging artwork. We also re-designed the powder bath using a fresh floral wallpaper, some beautiful floor tile, and a gorgeous custom painted antique mirror. Now they are are all settled in and enjoying the laid back Colorado lifestyle.

Finishing Touches in Park Hill

These clients had a newly remodeled home in need of a few finishing touches. Of primary concern were window treatments on the main floor for privacy, followed closely by personalizing the children’s bedrooms. The chosen window treatments were fun, flat roman shades, and each of the children’s rooms were designed according to their personal tastes. One turned into a pink and blue glittering wonderland and the other ended up urban, edgy and funky. Both were outfitted with playful ceiling borders made of unusual materials and floor to ceiling chalkboard walls just beckoning for expression!

Mid-Century Modern near Old South Pearl

These clients traded in the fast lane of the East Coast for the laid back Colorado lifestyle. They settled into a split-level 1950′s style bungalow and wanted their interior design to remain true to the time-period. Of primary concern was the main living space where the plan was entirely mid-mod inspired. Together, we designed an amazing mid-mod walnut built-in and a custom kitchen peninsula made out of walnut, concrete and stainless. And, we had some wonderful mid century-esque window treatments custom made as well. Some flirty short curtains in a slubbed linen sheer for the kitchen and baths, and some exquisite roman shades in a felted linen/wool blend for the dining and family rooms.

Guidance in Golden

These clients were partial do-it-themselfer’s who simply needed someone to come in and provide guidance as they pulled their own design ideas together. Sometimes all it takes is someone to say “Yes, that works… Or no, it doesn’t” in order to proceed with confidence. They employed our on-call services and then ran with everything according to their own schedules, and the schedules of their General Contractor. Some of the insight we provided for this project regarded carpet and tile selection, paint color coordination and location, stone selection for a fireplace surround, and confirmation of coordination of various purchased (or to be purchased) elements. We look forward to seeing where they might use us next…

Cherry Creek Town Home Re-Design

This project involved re-designing a handful of outdated elements within a beautiful tri-level town home in Cherry Creek North. The challenge of this project was to tastefully update while staying true to the existing design and decor, which was Contemporary Southwest. We tackled the guest bedrooms, basement recreation room, family room, dining room, office, and master bath. The scope of this project included: re-upholstering a large sectional sofa, two lounge chairs w/ ottomans, four card table chairs, and two bar stools; specifying/purchasing a bedroom set, boudoir chair, entertainment console, coffee table, side table, and large sectional sofa; designing a custom pedestal for sculpture display, and a custom rug; painting 4 rooms to coordinate with the new elements; removing carpet and installing tile; re-arranging/re-hanging artworks and family photos; updating/adding lighting; and significant de-cluttering, organization, and re-accessorizing.

Outfitting a Custom Garage in Castle Rock

Having just downsized, this client needed extra space to store all of his belongings so that he could give up his expensive off-site storage facilities. He needed a place for everything from vintage cars and pinball machines to fishing gear and household tools, not to mention a workbench full of equipment. Starting with a clean slate in the garage made this design simple and straightforward… Lots of open shelving, lots of places to hang things, a lumber rack, and all while keeping safe clearances around the vehicles. Now he has more time to enjoy his hobbies instead of letting his hobbies take over the house.

Window Treatments and Art in Wash Park

The owners of a brand new, contemporary home were in dire need of some privacy, and for someone to help them update, place, and install their wonderfully eclectic art collection. The numerous windows in the space certainly made for a bright environment, but they also left the couple exposed. The trick was to select a window treatment that suited the clean-lined interior, and the unpretentious nature of the clients, while still allowing light and nature in. The solution came in the form of a soft, combination sheer/semi-opaque shade with adjustable vanes so both their privacy/view and the amount of sunlight entering the space could be controlled. As for the artworks, several desperately needed re-framing/re-matting in order to bring them up to date, and a couple of pieces already had great frames that merely needed re-finishing. After establishing the primary art locations and putting the works into different and intriguing groupings, we created a refreshing new fusion that allowed the clients to fall in love with their art collection all over again!

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center Expansion

Mod Space Design served as the Design Project Manager for the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center expansion from June 2009 – June 2010. During that time we were able to provide 1,000 hours of pro bono design work. The DCAC is a non-profit organization that serves and supports traumatized children. They had been operating out of a single Victorian home off of 21st & Federal, when they decided to purchase another Victorian right next door. That addition doubled the size of their campus and was where the bulk of the new design work took place. The project was entirely funded by the generous monetary, product and service donations of various members of the community. Our role was to help coordinate all of the contractors, vendors, clients, staff members and volunteers, so that the project moved ahead smoothly and without too many hiccups. We took part in developing the interior design plan for the new space, and in making sure that the various aspects of the plan were implemented accurately, efficiently and sustainably. This was truly a wonderful project that involved many lovely and dedicated individuals.

Making the Most of a Small Space in Lakewood

A family of 4 wanted to move to a larger home because their existing one was bursting at the seams; however, they weren’t quite ready to make the switch. So, this project was all about maximizing the efficient use of space so that they, and their frequent house guests, could have more room in the interim. On the “to do” list: creating more sleep space for overnight guests, creating more seating areas for everyone, finding/creating more storage space, updating the look and feel of the home to make it more inviting and cohesive, and all on a shoestring budget so that as much money as possible was reserved for the eventual move.

Demolishing a 50+ Year Old Pool and Building New in Cherry Hills

This project involved the complete demolition of a 50+ year old Paddock kidney bean swimming pool and it’s associated decking, and the installation of a brand new rectangular Monarch pool with a paver surround and a solar heating system. This required a complex analysis of whether it was more environmentally sustainable and affordable to to keep the old pool and refurbish it, or to demo and build new. Since having a pool isn’t the most environmentally friendly and inexpensive addition to a home, we wanted to reduce and/or completely eliminate the negative, wasteful, costly attributes. We selected a UV/salt chlorination system that is just as hygienic as a chlorine tablet system, but with less negative environmental impact. We installed a solar hot water system to heat the pool naturally without having to rely on either gas or electric power for the boiler. In addition, an automated pool cover was installed that keeps evaporation to a minimum, helps retain heat, keeps the pool cleaner, and provides a safety barrier for children and pets. Finally, the contoured paver surround provides a permeable surface to help mitigate/direct drainage and keep water away from the structure of the pool. Now the family has a beautiful backyard getaway that won’t be as costly for their pocketbook or for the environment!

Converting a Pool House into a Guest House in Cherry Hills

This family desired separate living quarters for extended family and/or guests that would feel like a home away from home. The project involved converting a 750 sq. ft. pool house with minimal existing amenities into a fully functioning living space complete with kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, utility room, and two bathrooms. It was also important to make it as sustainable as possible, and to keep it functional as a pool house. The outcome was a very contemporary and flexible space well suited for living, relaxing and entertaining.

Light Fixture Rescue in Cherry Creek

This client had two irreplaceable International style light fixtures that were in need of some TLC. The first was a clear acrylic torchiere that had been knocked over during a routine carpet maintenance resulting in the conical glass shade being shattered. And, the second was a beautiful glass table lamp that had a white fabric shade that had yellowed over time. Since replacement glass was unavailable for the torchiere, a new glass attachment needed to be re-blown by hand by a glass artist. The result was spectacular! And, the uniquely shaped, yellowed fabric shade was expertly disassembled and recovered by a lampshade artisan. Again, with stellar results! The lesson here is that sometimes you have to go to special lengths to save fabulous pieces that you know you won’t be able to replace…

Art Install in Edwards (West Vail)

An avid art collector needed assistance with the purchase and install of two sculptural artworks for her second home in Edwards. Seemingly simple, this project included the transport and install of two rather precarious pieces. One was a three-dimensional outdoor water feature consisting of a heavy stone base with a poured concrete vessel to balance on top. This piece had to be personally installed by the artist to ensure its proper placement, stability and function. The other piece was a large, two-dimensional, mixed-media beauty that needed to be properly anchored and hung on the wall. Hard to say which was more breathtaking, the installed artworks, or the ride up to and back from the mountains!