December 3, 2022
Hygge Life’s serene showroom, at 41149 U.S. Freeway 6 in Avon, features a texture-rich combine of residence furnishings and components. Photo courtesy of Hygge Everyday living

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Residence-retail aficionado Alexandra Gove reveals the a few mountain-city boutiques she scours for fresh design finds—when she’s not shopping her own Avon showroom’s ground.


It’s been just five several years due to the fact Alexandra Gove and her partner, Koen van Renswoude, brought some critically cozy design vibes to Colorado with the debut of their Vail Valley shop, Hygge Everyday living. But in that time, the boutique has turn into a mecca for enthusiasts of handcrafted ceramics, shearlings, candles, and basic Scandinavian design—and its charming onsite café has turn out to be the place to halt for a espresso and locally made pastry during journeys along I-70. A latest enlargement of the showroom coincided with a change toward more furnishings, lights, and home-décor objects (just test not to sit in the sheep-fleece-upholstered Worn out Male lounge chair built by Danish design and style legend Flemming Lassen, pictured at top rated), in addition, the lengthy-awaited addition of interior-styling expert services.

Alexandra Gove and Koen van Renswoude, partner-and-spouse homeowners of Hygge Existence. Picture courtesy of Hygge Daily life

With its serene plaster walls and comfortable lighting—including constant candlelight, no make a difference the time of year—the store feels like an inviting residential room, which is just what Gove experienced in thoughts. “We desired to make it sense like a residence,” she states. “A retail shop is, in a way, an artist’s eyesight a private curation of products and solutions they adore. And a great deal of moments, because we’re all individuals, it will come out as a thing which is distinctive and one of a kind.”

We puzzled the place Gove—who has established the retail bar so high—likes to store when she’s not sourcing goods for her individual shelves. So we asked, and she shared the a few substantial-country household-items boutiques that are her go-tos.

“In this day and age, when we can entry retailers about the environment just by viewing their Instagram feeds, it is common to see repeats of the exact same products. What is distinctive is when you uncover one thing genuinely exceptional and artistic. When you wander into Classic Magnolia—one of the most well-liked floral studios in the valley—it’s like eye candy. There are beautiful flowers all over the place, as well as a warm, bohemian residence décor and reward assortment that is actually enjoyable. Think: plenty of pillows and blankets and planters and textures. I really like the floral styles, which have a loose, organic and natural design and style. And the most unpredicted element is that right there in the place is a large worktable wherever all the florists are putting alongside one another arrangements—nothing is actually powering the scenes.” 128 Key St., Unit C-3, Edwards 970-926-5000

“This eye-catching showroom is a mecca of ‘mountain-modern’ style and design. Numerous people today are transferring absent from a far more standard mountain aesthetic, and Collective gives the pieces and means that can assist changeover to that fresher—but nevertheless heat and inviting—look. The showroom is a gorgeous, substantial place with beautifully displayed furnishings and accessories for every home in the house. And ideal of all, there’s a tremendous-talented, total-support layout crew at the prepared to support you put it all jointly.” 114 Basecamp Way, Frisco 970-251-7373

R|D Dwelling, Steamboat Springs

“I was so surprised and delighted when I initially uncovered this store [affiliated with local design firm Rumor Design + ReDesign] in the course of a stroll together Steamboat’s most important street. It is large and wonderful, with a chic espresso bar and round neighborhood table—I believe incorporating a location to just slow down and get in the house is genuinely wonderful. But what shocked me most was the amount of home furniture, lighting, and decor on screen. There are so many exclusive and playful items, from sculptural lounge chairs to decorative objects to special upholstery materials. Koen and I finished up locating a fun roll of Kelly Wearstler wallpaper, which we hung in our powder space, and we also acquired an antique dresser. I like the mix of outdated with new, which would make it pleasurable to hunt around—and quick to come across some thing to fall in love with.” 912 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat 970-819-9721

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