It is been just five several years given that Alexandra Gove and her husband, Koen van Renswoude, introduced some severely cozy style vibes to Colorado with the debut of their Vail Valley shop, Hygge Daily life. But in that time, the boutique has turn out to be a mecca for enthusiasts of handcrafted ceramics, shearlings, candles, and classic Scandinavian design—and its charming onsite café has turn into the place to prevent for a espresso and domestically designed pastry in the course of journeys together I-70. A current enlargement of the showroom coincided with a change toward more furnishings, lights, and house-décor items (just try not to sit in the sheep-fleece-upholstered Tired Male lounge chair created by Danish design and style legend Flemming Lassen, pictured at prime), in addition, the extensive-awaited addition of interior-styling expert services.
With its serene plaster partitions and comfortable lighting—including continuous candlelight, no subject the time of year—the store feels like an inviting residential place, which is just what Gove experienced in brain. “We desired to make it really feel like a household,” she suggests. “A retail retail store is, in a way, an artist’s vision a individual curation of products they adore. And a good deal of moments, for the reason that we’re all individuals, it comes out as one thing which is special and exclusive.”
We puzzled where by Gove—who has set the retail bar so high—likes to store when she’s not sourcing solutions for her possess shelves. So we asked, and she shared the 3 higher-country dwelling-products boutiques that are her go-tos.
“In this day and age, when we can obtain shops all-around the environment just by checking out their Instagram feeds, it is frequent to see repeats of the same products. What’s exclusive is when you find something definitely special and artistic. When you walk into Classic Magnolia—one of the most popular floral studios in the valley—it’s like eye sweet. There are lovely flowers in all places, as well as a heat, bohemian property décor and reward assortment that is genuinely exciting. Believe: loads of pillows and blankets and planters and textures. I enjoy the floral models, which have a loose, natural fashion. And the most unpredicted element is that right there in the home is a huge worktable in which all the florists are putting jointly arrangements—nothing is truly behind the scenes.” 128 Key St., Device C-3, Edwards 970-926-5000
“This eye-catching showroom is a mecca of ‘mountain-modern’ design. Several individuals are relocating absent from a much more regular mountain aesthetic, and Collective presents the items and resources that can assist changeover to that fresher—but even now warm and inviting—look. The showroom is a stunning, big area with superbly exhibited furnishings and components for each individual home in the home. And finest of all, there’s a tremendous-proficient, complete-assistance style and design team at the all set to aid you set it all alongside one another.” 114 Basecamp Way, Frisco 970-251-7373
R|D Property, Steamboat Springs
“I was so stunned and delighted when I 1st learned this store [affiliated with local design firm Rumor Design + ReDesign] throughout a stroll alongside Steamboat’s primary street. It is large and beautiful, with a stylish espresso bar and round community table—I believe incorporating a spot to just sluggish down and take in the space is genuinely nice. But what amazed me most was the total of furnishings, lighting, and decor on show. There are so lots of exceptional and playful pieces, from sculptural lounge chairs to decorative objects to specific upholstery materials. Koen and I finished up acquiring a entertaining roll of Kelly Wearstler wallpaper, which we hung in our powder place, and we also acquired an antique dresser. I really like the mix of old with new, which tends to make it enjoyable to hunt around—and easy to uncover something to fall in love with.” 912 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat 970-819-9721
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