Linden Avenue

Linden Avenue
In the middle of the Spring 2020 quarantine, a potential client called to say that he and his family were moving to Boulder and needed help updating their new home. This wonderful project began as a series of FaceTime calls to choose the color palette and key materials. A unique commencement indeed.

In a great Boulder neighborhood with extraordinary mountain views and plenty of space for the family of four, it took a little imagination to see the contemporary home buried under the existing 1990’s style. The homeowner wanted to the remodel to deliver a home with a smooth, modern design and a monochromatic palette in shades of grey.


The Fireplace as the Focal Point.

Our team started with the floor, opting to refinish the existing oak floors in a rich shade of grey. The fireplace was next. The original fireplace in the two-story living room was stucco, oversized, and bulky. The entire original fireplace was eliminated. A new, rectangular, gas firebox was installed and a new façade created using a large format tile flowing from the floor to a molding 8 feet high. The 12×24 tile is a charcoal grey with a slight metallic sheen. We chose to keep the existing bookcases that flank the fireplace and to paint them a similar charcoal to the fireplace tile.

Our homeowner wanted a comfortable space for his family to gather and watch movies and sports – especially football – with the newly conceived fireplace to create a cozy feeling. A large sectional sofa in a soft grey chenille gave them the seating they needed for the whole family.

The home featured wood moldings and trim throughout, underlining the mid-90’s feel. Using a wonderful shade of warm grey paint, the trim and moldings were painted the same shade as the walls to open the space and bring light throughout.

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The Powder Bathroom.

Keeping the palette going, the powder bathroom was painted a mid-toned grey and one wall was tiled from floor to ceiling in a 12×24 tile that felt like rock – bold, natural and perfect for a home in the mountain foothills.

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The Dining Room.

Our favorite detail in the home is the custom dining table. Working with a local furniture maker, Design Studio created a modern dining table for ten with custom finishes of black and grey. Sleek black leather dining chairs complete the look – refined, elegant, and inviting.

Linden Avenue dining room remodel
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