A Salute to our Fathers

Our fathers inspire us, believe in us and support us. Whether running beside us as we learn to ride a bike, walking us down the aisle when we get married or simply listening to us and giving us advice, dads helped make us who we are: the best sons, daughters, fathers and mothers we can… Read more »

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The Beach as Inspiration…

A Day at the Beach I love my annual pilgrimage to Mexico—it’s a great way to wind down after a cold winter or prepare for a cold winter. Better than just Mexico, though, is the chance to spend time with good friends and my family. Really, family andfriends make the world go around—and I am… Read more »

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Staged for Success

Staged for Success There should be no doubt as to the benefits of staging a home for sale—but if there were, they should be laid to rest about now. Joanne Brutsch and Dennis Szkotnicki, Slifer Design’s Denver design dream team, paired with Denver Fuller-Sotheby’s realtors Maggie Armstrong and Trish Bragg to showcase the impact interior… Read more »

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Happy Mother’s Day

A Celebration of our Mothers … Most of us would not be who we are, or where we are in life, without our mothers. They support us and cheer for us. From childhood, they tell us that we can be anything we want. This week we are celebrating our mothers and grandmothers, those who went… Read more »

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Boston State of Mind

Sweet Town of Mine… I was inspired by the terrible event in my hometown, Boston, last week. Boston is a beautiful historic city and the tragedy showed the courage and heroism of the people who live there. Marathon day is a big deal—not just for runners but for the millions of spectators, revelers and marathon-wannabes…. Read more »

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An Oasis in the Desert

Desert Inspiration Although many don’t find inspiration in the arid desert, I do. Recently I took a long weekend trip and hiked through Palm Canyon in Southern California. I found comfort in the heat, the neutral tones relaxed me: the colors, rock formations and gorges spoke to me. As the park visitor guide reads, “The… Read more »

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Before & After: An Amazing Transformation

Update, Remodel, Redo: One homeowner goes from before to a very-stylish after Joanne Brutsch can work magic in any room: she loves the challenge of renovating existing spaces. In this Boulder remodel, she met with the clients and listened to what they envisioned. They wanted clean, modern lines and materials that were durable yet stylish—without… Read more »

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Emerald Green is a Welcome to Spring!

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." What with St. Patrick’s Day, spring flowers and the overall greening in the city and the Vail Valley, it’s not surprising that emerald green is on our collective minds this month. It adds richness and elegance to… Read more »

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