A Rustic Retreat Near the Rockies

A Contemporary Take on Rustic Design Showcases a Spectacular Art Collection and Beautiful Views

A Rustic Retreat Near the Rockies | Interior Design by Duet Design Group | Photography by David Lauer | Modern Sanctuary | Kitchen | Rustic Kitchen | Lighting | Modern Lighting | Kitchen Island
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David Lauer
02/20/2017

Sedalia, Colorado is a picturesque town near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and about 30 minutes southwest of Denver. It takes finesse to design a home that honors and complements this beautiful setting, while making a statement of its own. The owners wanted to create a soothing retreat with soft colors to highlight their spectacular art collection.

Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin of Duet Design Group were excited to take on this balancing act and created a design plan to capture the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from every room in the home.

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David Lauer
Photo by:
David Lauer

“We drew inspiration from the great room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, stone, and rich, dark trim with a wood-beamed ceiling.”

Dining Room Chairs: Noir | Custom Console: Designs by Sergio | Chandeliers: Arteriors Home

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David Lauer

In the entry, rustic stone floors and wrought iron are balanced by modern lighting with an almost celestial feel.

Pendant Fixtures:  RH 

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David Lauer

Although more formal than other rooms in the house, the living room is still comfortable with its plush pillows and a fireplace to warm up cold Colorado nights.

Chandelier: Currey & Company 

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David Lauer

“One of our favorite features was the custom designed doors leading into the master suite. Covered in a faux leather from Wolf Gordon, these doors added yet another architectural feature.”

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David Lauer

“In the master bedroom, we refinished the clients existing bed and nightstands then added a bench from Arteriors Home. The armchairs are from Highland House.

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David Lauer

Vanity: RH | Mirror: Arteriors Home

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David Lauer

The sleek bathtub is perfectly situated by the window looking out over the beautiful views.

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David Lauer

Since the husband is an artist, one requirement of the design was to create spaces for displaying art and other objects that the couple has collected over time. With the large modern art, this hall takes on a gallery-like quality.

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David Lauer

“In the game room on the lower level, we brought the ceiling down with a dark color and added texture to the walls for added interest. The crackled application gave a look of timelessness to this new home.”

Photo by:
David Lauer
Photo by:
David Lauer

This large space serves as a working  art studio, and also houses some of the owners’ many collections.

Project Table: Moe’s Home Collection

Duet Design Group skillfully balanced art, architecture and vistas in designing a tranquil mountain home that beautifully mirrors its spectacular surroundings.

Meet the designer Duet Design Group
Bio:

Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin are the founders of Duet Design Group. It all began in 2011 in the carriage house behind Devon’s childhood home. With a handful of personal connections and a passion for design the duo set out to create an interior design firm that surpassed their client’s expectationsat every turn.  Today, Devon and Miranda lead a team dedicated to creating beautiful and functional environments that reflect each client’s dreams, desires and needs, while providing impeccable service and transparency throughout the entire process.  Their work has been recognized and featured in Luxe Magazine, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Reign Magazine, 5280 Home and Denver Life Magazine.

Miranda Cullen

Miranda graduated with honors from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She brings 21 years of experience to the Duet team, with a focus on model home, residential, and commercial projects throughout the United States. As the former owner of MOD Interiors, Miranda has been recognized by a number of builder’s associations with awards for exceptional interior design.   She has previously worked for HRI Design here in Denver and CDC Designs out of Southern California.

Devon Tobin

Devon received her BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied painting and drawing, and also graduated with top honors from the Interior Design program at the Art Institute of Colorado. As a LEED Green Associate, she is certified in sustainable design and is a professional member of ASID due to her NCIDQ qualification. She has previously worked for 4240 Architecture here in Denver and Barbara Gisel Design in Philadelphia, and brings over 10 years of experience to the Duet team.

 

Who are some of your go-to craftsmen?
We love to work with local artists to create custom works of art: Emmett Culligan, who works with iron and wood, Jared Hankins, who we have commissioned quite a few custom art pieces with, and House Fish, a local furniture making company in Denver who is really rocking it these days with great design, and comfort.

We also adore Martin Shea from Martin Shea Millwork, and Daniel from DC Upholstery just built the sweetest entry hall shelving unit for a young couple in an adorable home in Denver.
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