Your guide to creating a living space that brings joy
Designing a living space you’ll love begins with good bones—quality foundational pieces, built to last. So if you’ve purchased a Vail Lounge chair, you’re off to a stellar start.
While there is no definitive rule to styling your lounge chair, we believe these three general principles can guide you toward designing a room you and your people will love being in—because that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Buy once, buy well
Trends come and go, but items you truly love will hold their value for much longer. So rather than going with the cheap blanket in a trendy print, destined to pill within a few washes, look for a beautiful linen throw you can picture yourself snuggling in with a future grandchild.
When it comes to buying well, keep a few things in mind:
+ Ask yourself, “Will this be something I can pass down to my family?”
+ Choose items that inspire you.
+ Look for authentic design and high-quality materials that accent your furniture pieces.
+ Simple is elegant. You don’t need to surround your furniture with too many products or pieces.
Cross your Ts: Tone and texture.
Tonality is paramount when it comes to creating that feeling of harmony in a room. A natural flow of color brings a sense of peace and connection that makes you want to sit and savor.
Mixed textures lends comfort and adds interest—they help keep your space from feeling flat or one dimensional.
+ Try incorporating a variety of natural materials, like warm wood, natural stone and handwoven rugs.
+ Plants and foliage are one of our favorite ways to brighten a space while adding texture.
+ Varying rich natural tones create a symphony of color.
It’s all about intention.
This is key to making your home feel like you—it’s what makes a space seem intimate and soulful versus hotel-lobby generic.
+ Showcase special items like postcards, or quirky objects you’ve found like driftwood or your grandmother’s favorite vase—items that will bring you joy.
+ Varying heights will create visual movement in the room. Choosing side tables, art, sculpture, floor lamps and vases of different heights will foster a natural flow of eye movement, so you and your guests can fully absorb the intentionally chosen pieces.
Your design guide for elevated living at altitude.
The Living Room
In the mountain modern home, the living room is the heart of the space. We started with the Range Sofa to inspire deep comfort and conversation, paired with the Vail Lounge Chair and Parish coffee table—the perfect foundational pieces to establish this unique aesthetic. Striking florals and varied textures add interest, while the side table, magazine rack and modern painting (Stark 2 by Dan Hobday) add contrast by incorporating different shapes, materials and varying focal points.
The Vail Lounge Chair
Our most popular chair for a reason, this piece is luxury at its comfiest.
Crazy cozy plush cushion on a sturdy but slender steel base with the warmth of wood and leather accents—this mixed material masterpiece is a must for every mountain home.
Dining & Kitchen
The mountain modern kitchen and dining area is all about creating a clean, open, functional and calming space—with plenty of natural light and an inviting but intimate seating area comfortable enough for second helpings.
The Highline Bench
Benches are an efficient and elegant way to solve storage problems and create more seating in your home. The Highline Bench features a fresh combination of linen, wood, and steel, creating an uncomplicated and unexpectedly comfortable seat.
Second, as a small business, we are still doing all we can to fulfill orders on time. We appreciate, tremendously, the support and trust you have in us. Thank you. We are also working from home, and we have limited hours for our warehouse staff. We have made a commitment to our warehouse staff to continue to provide working hours in a safe and healthy environment - and we are not laying anyone off.
Next, the hospitality industry in Denver, whom we work closely with, is under extreme duress—the future is unclear for so many of our colleagues. This is the case across the country, too, as many have been laid off or are undertaking additional risks. We've recently donated to chef Kelly Whitaker's GoFundMe page, setup to provide 100% of proceeds to assist employees at their 4 locations: The Wolf's Tailor, Basta, Bruto, and Dry Storage bakery. Chef Kelly has been a tremendous partner for us and he and his amazing staff have had a significantly positive impact on the Denver hospitality scene. Here are some additional, meaningful ways to support health care workers and restaurant folk in Denver.
Finally, some of our key suppliers have shifted to making masks, and we are purchasing one time use and N95 masks to donate to healthcare workers here in Denver. The dedication and risks our medical professionals are taking is tremendous, and we are going to do all we can to support them.
We are sending you and your families all our best for calm and good health. We will get through this, together.
A sincere thank you,
Lindsey & Donnie
Owners of Denver Modern