Denver is home to more 600,000 people and around five dozen neighborhoods. From the old Victorians in Governor’s Park to the new modernism in the Highlands, there is a distinct vibe to each area of the city. If you want to incorporate your neighborhood’s style into your own home, look no further than down the street. Here are some of the best places to add some local flavor to your humble abode.
Eron Johnson Antiques
389 S. Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80223
Neighborhood: South Broadway
This neighborhood is decidedly vintage. Home to hipsters, music lovers and some of the city’s most laid-back nightlife, South Broadway is perfect for the retro soul who wants to escape trendy and sport their own personality. Home to several antique shops, you are certain to find original touches to your place.
Although it has moved from its old South Broadway location, Eron Johnson is still a great store in which to find vintage home décor. Carrying a wide selection of furniture and accessories from any era, you can add a classic flair to your home. Like the neighborhood, items at Eron Johnson are one-of-a-kind and don’t look like they came from your typical warehouse shop. Whether you fancy a 19th-century chaise lounge or a leaded glass bowl light, this store has you covered.
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Lulu’s Furniture and Décor
2050 W. 30th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
From the more historic upper Highlands neighborhood to the newer, sleeker portion of the neighborhood by Commons Park, the Highlands is home to the beautiful people. Some of the city’s best restaurants and elite events such as the annual Riverfront Park Fashion Show make this a neighborhood in which to be seen.
Carrying modern pieces that are well crafted and elegantly detailed, Lulu’s is the perfect store to find just the right touch for your Highlands home. From sleek and modern coffee tables to quirky wall art, this shop will help your home look beautiful while also being organized. The shop owners know furniture and employees also have a sense of style, so they can help you pick out the perfect adornment. Regardless of whether you want something as big as a sofa or as small as a cheese tray, Lulu’s will be able to point you in the right direction.
Wild Flowers Home Gifts and Garden
1201 Madison St.
Denver, CO 80206
Neighborhood: City Park
With one of Denver’s most well-known parks, a golf course, several museums and a mixed-use shopping district, City Park contains a blend of young professionals and families. It is common to see people out jogging or walking their dogs, or simply hanging out in the Tattered Cover drinking coffee and perusing its endless selection of books.
Located just east of downtown, a City Park home may have more space and lighting than other neighborhoods in the city, and Wild Flowers can help you add personal touches to your piece of land. From lighting fixtures to fountains to seeds, this is a great store for those who want to add some flora and fauna to their home décor. In addition to its home accents, Wild Flowers also sells a broad selection of house plants so you can add a little greenery to your interior.
Denver Design District
595 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Neighborhood: Wash Park
Wash Park is a great neighborhood for people who like to interact with the outdoors but still like living in an urban setting. The always-popular neighborhood features several remodeled bungalows mixed with posh apartment buildings. The upscale neighborhood is home to its share of bicycle enthusiasts and others who flood the park in all kinds of weather.
Denver Design District serves both design professionals as well as consumers. As such, you can have the benefit of staff who can evaluate your needs from a professional standpoint. The shop has several different showrooms in the metro area and hosts events where shoppers can peruse the merchandise. Whether you want to spruce up your garden or add some vintage-inspired living room furniture, Denver Design Studio has you covered. After years of being a wholesale-only shop, it is now open to the public. If you want to add some high style to your Wash Park abode, check it out.
1426 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
Located in the heart of the Denver nightlife, LoDo is the spot for those who want to be where the action is. Many of the lofts in this area are located in old warehouses. Exposed brick and piping are staples in buildings located in Lower Downtown, and rumors abound that some of these buildings are even linked to Denver’s fabled underground tunnel system.
Offering minimalist, modern furniture and home accessories, Element is the perfect place for the LoDo lofter to find items for their home. Many of the featured designers specialize in furniture that looks sleek and elegant without taking up a lot of space, which is a bonus in this area. If you are in the market for a dining table or a new bed, Element can help you furnish your new space with furniture that is just as cool as the loft in which you now live. The shop features pieces from designers such as Callagaris and Lazar, among others. Stop by to find a new, gorgeous piece for your collection.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.