Top 10 Denver Décor Shops
February 28, 2019
The Mile-High City is home to a diversified movement of locally owned and operated businesses. It placed the city on the map for craft beer, major publications continue to rave about the dining scene local chefs have created, and it gives residents the ability to purchase a wealth of gorgeous home décor pieces sold by residents of the city. If you’re preparing to move into one of the affordable apartments in Denver, then here are the ten best local shops to spruce up your new place.
1. Bloom by Anuschka
Bloom services the Cheery Creek North and Union Station neighborhoods, featuring a wonderfully eclectic and exotic mix enchanting items. The store feels like a fantasy world, one in which you’re on a treasure hunt for something that screams, “A-hah!”
Anuschka Pashel, a former model who has traveled around the world, decided that Denver needed a touch of something from every corner of the globe. Balinese carved-stone sculptures, European paintings, and Brazillian quartz clusters are just a few examples of the several unique items you’ll find inside.
2. The Lark
Found in the Denver Country Club neighborhood, The Lark is Dutch-doored store filled with traditional-style figurines, lamps, and topiaries. The shop has been around since 1970, giving owner Jill Livran plenty of time to accumulate an interesting collection of pristine vintage wares.
The shop is so popular amongst Denverites and so unique in what it offers that the word “Larky” is commonly used to describe the appearance of The Lark’s goods. Check out the New York-based Lucid Candles while you’re there.
3. Eron Johnson Antiques
Eron Johnson has loved salvaging everything from doors to stained glass since he was in high school. He turned that passion into a business with his namesake antiques store in Athmar Park back in 1972. Open by appointment, you can explore his lifelong obsession and the projects is produces.
It isn’t uncommon to find items like an oak-paneled room from 16th century Suffolk, England or early 20th-century streetlights. Many of his projects have come from now-famous places like Chicago’s Burnham Harbor, and have even been featured in the Denver Art Museum. If you’re looking for a piece of history, this is where you’ll find it.
4. Lulu’s Furniture & Décor
Mother/daughter duo Christy Brant and Caitlin Marsh opened Lulu’s in LoHi, recently moving it to Englewood to sell their hand-picked wares. These business partners sell nearly anything a modern home could need, but it’s their keen sense of style in home décor that makes this shopping experience one-of-a-kind. Go ahead, ask. They’ll tell you exactly what your apartment could use.
New to the Denver area in Cherry Creek North is Homebody, a sudden favorite of design connoisseurs with an eye for regional wares. While that might sound like a contradiction given the name, it serves as one the most unique regional vendors in the area.
Looking for an abstract French painting? How about a fuzzy Swedish lounge chair? Pots from Greece? Whatever your style, Homebody has it. Owner Dory Pratt runs a complimentary coffee bar and even giftwraps any item you need in botanical-print paper.
6. Watson & Co.
Chris Watson, former Ralph Lauren designer, opened the doors to Watson & Co. in South Broadway back in 1991 with his husband, Kyle Pastrano. From Victorian-era taxidermy to designer furniture and art-deco lighting, viewing the eclectic mix of home décor pieces is worth the trip itself. Afterall, this is only shop where you can find a $20,000 dining table next to buffalo-shaped bottle openers.
7. Scandinavian Antiques
Scandinavian Antiques offers 25,000-square-feet or retail space with, you guessed it, Scandinavian wares. Pieces range from whimsical 1800s-era designs to 19th-century inlaid mahogany creations. Owner Henrik Follin procures nothing short of the rarest of finds from the Netherlands. Whether this is your design motif or not, you’ll probably find something you just have to own.
8. Old Glory
Over a century old now, Old Glory is where you can find beautifully aged pieces of furniture alongside artsy décor. Everything has a 1900s feel to it and is distinctly Americana. Think quote cards with pearls of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin or Helen Keller, baker’s cabinets with all the original hardware, and luggage old enough to have traveled on the 9:10 to Yuma.
9. Design Wright Studios
Another new addition to Denver in RiNo, Design Wright Studios features showrooms worthy of an architecture’s dreams. The store itself is designed with classic 20s appeal, while the wares range from equally antique to today’s latest designs (think Stanley Furniture alongside Kelly Wearstler). While you’re browsing, enjoy a tap beer, wine, or champagne.
10. Studio Como Showroom
Another RiNo shop, Studio Como hold 20,000-square-feet within its walls. This space is used as a showroom to display kitchens, closet systems, and other high-end finds from the Italy’s top designers. Moooi’s Perch, a table lamp shaped somewhat like an oversized origami crane, is an excellent example. At the same time, it hardly tells you what else to expect when entering the front doors.
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