Closet Factory Colorado is excited to announce our participation in the second annual Denver Designer Show House and Boutique, benefitting Children’s Hospital. This project showcases the talents of 28 interior designers as they take over a historic home and “create something fresh that reflects the beauty of what is offered in our world today” says Laura Abrahmson of Camellia Designs.
This year’s home is the Cowperthwaite Estate, which is located in Denver’s Country Club Historic neighborhood at 1625 E. 3rd Ave. which was the first house to be built on Gilpin St. in 1909. The beautiful Tudor home has been owned by the Cowperthwaite family since its original construction, though a handful of additions and renovations have been completed over the past century. “This home is very special,” says co-chair Trish Briggs, “It is in pristine, vintage condition and the possibilities are endless. The designers will each work in different rooms to showcase their individual talents. We are excited to inspire our community with today’s freshest interior design…”
Closet Factory CEO Mark Lestikow worked with three interior designers, Michelle Buquet of Buquet Designs, Stuart Hough of Eurasian Interiors and Lynne Hanna from LMH Interiors, to transform the historic guest room from old-fashioned to outstanding. His focus was the two small reach-in closets in the room, both of which were basic builder’s closets. This is what they looked like before:
When asked about designing the spaces, Mark had this to say: “The closets were hidden behind sliding doors and instead of that, we wanted these areas to be a design element in the room. We had to match the decor and age of the home and wanted the units to look like they were built in to the room. We picked door and drawer profiles that matched the others in the room and glass knobs to match those on the doors. Now, instead of being hidden, the closets are an element of beauty and still provide the function needed.”