Blue Crush 8

Transitioning a family home into 
a sea of polished luxury.

Teresa Davis, Allied ASID, is the owner of Post 31 Interiors—a Denver-based interior design boutique that fuses elements of the Midwest and eclectic mountain style design along with worldly artifacts. Often mixing layers of texture and interest, Davis strives to strike a delicate balance between beautiful finishes and unique combinations of high and low design features, while incorporating her clients distinct personalities.

With the homeowner preparing to send her last child off to college and feeling (very) ready for a “grown up” home herself, Davis says her client’s wish list involved having a home that incorporated some special antique pieces she’s collected through years of travel, along with new, modern ones to update the space. She also wanted a good mix of textured neutrals with additional bursts of color.

Post 31 began by selecting different organic materials: linens, cottons and leathers in creamy, warm ivory tones. Davis uses a lot of neutral fabrics in her work so textural elements played a vital role to this visually interesting assembly.

“We choose a Kravet tribal Ikat fabric as our inspiration piece which contained the palette our homeowner loves, leaving the door open to add another color if wanted,” says Davis.

One other key piece of intel from the homeowner: Navy holds a special place in her heart!

“We set out to find the perfect navy fabric as our inspiration that would provide the large bold scale we were looking for, and decided to pair it with lavender. Our workroom constructed a graphic linen navy and ivory stripe by combining the two fabrics we used horizontally as pillows and roman shades. It really gave a punch of modern to the traditional,” says Davis.

Entrance with impact (foyer)

Layering attractive textures and colors, Post 31 merged important pieces the homeowner had with new modern, sophisticated accents to achieve a distinct feel.

Cocktails, anyone?

“We used the top of the piano for a bar, holding an array of beautiful glasses, an ice bucket and noteworthy wines for easy entertaining. Adding fresh flowers, fragrant candles and small bowls of nuts and chocolates allows for all five senses to be involved,” notes Davis.

Music notes

Since the family’s children grew up playing the piano, Davis felt the beautiful curved wall seemed like the natural place for it. “The colorful abstract art by Dallas Artist Kelly O’Neal hanging next to it pulled together our color palette, while adding the sparkle of metallic,” she says.

Living in the lap of luxury

“When we found the luscious lavender cowhide, we layered it on top of leather bound sisal. The lavender cowhide rug added the vibrant bit of color we needed,” says Davis.

Open eatery (Kitchen)

The open space is wonderful for family time and entertaining. Because this space is so open, it was important to create harmony by combining colors and elements throughout the two areas. Davis says, “Our lighting choices in the kitchen area bring the focus above with sparkling metallics and glass, so even when the lights are not on, there is sculptural interest to see.”

Finished to a T

Blend plush fabrics and sparkling metals with the warmth of aged wood and personal accessories, and the end table transforms into the perfect, balanced mix of aesthetics.

Sculpted Beauty

The sculpture is a gentle nod to the homeowner’s career as a yoga instructor.

816 Acoma St.