If you read our most current set of blogs, we have been talking about celebrities in Colorado and celebrity homes throughout the state. The featured homes below belong to less famous people, but equally notable individuals in Colorado that are making their names known and designing homes with individual flair and exceptional creativity. Read more below:
Kari Whitman: If you are a celebrity, you might have contacted Kari Whitman to design the interior of your home. Kari grew up in Boulder and pursued modeling and acting in Los Angeles, where she met Eagles drummer, Don Henley, who, after seeing Kari's home, hired her to design his home. This was her foot in the door to eventually designing other celebrity homes for stars such as Jessica Alba and Kristen Bell. In 2012, Kari moved back to Boulder, where she purchased a vintage, somewhat nondescript cottage, that transforms into a shockingly modern design when you walk inside. To design her own home, she found some furniture from Clutter Consignement in Boulder, uses wall papers to add art and attraction, and thinks beyond the box with ideas such as installing 20 porthole windows into the second floor sitting area.
Owners of Cured: If you visit Pearl Street Mall, you might be delighted by the cheese and charcuterie named Cured and it's sister cafe, Cured West, just a few blocks down. And, as you might expect from people in the food industry, the kitchen is of upmost importance in their personal home. The Frischkorns'renovated North Boulder home was designed to feel open and intimate at the same time. One notable design element in their kitchen is the absence of cabinets extending up the wall to allow for a more spacious feel.
Ilona Oppenheim: Ilona is the author of the cookbook Savor and lives in Aspen with her family. She focuses on knowing where your food came from, how to buy local and how to find your own ingredients. Her 2,200 square foot wooden-barn home was renovated to emulate the same natural values as her cookbook. The home is simple and rustic and blends into its natural surroundings and mountains with ease. Inside is reclaimed barn-wood, local stone and large windows. The kitchen is great for the whole family to cook together with the large central island.
The Sleeper House: Driving up I-70, you may have noticed the spaceship-like home known for its use in Woody Allen's comedy, Sleeper. This home was built in 1963 by Charles Deaton and is still popular during the holidays when it is decorated with lightweight-acrylic Christmas tress that light up the home.
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