A private hallway with office nook leads from the loft to the master suite. “Is it your office? Is it for your hobbies or for your collections?” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It could be for a baby because you have all that storage in the cabinets.”
Mixed-media illustrations, mounted on laminated pine, make a dramatic statement in the hallway. Produced by artist Susan Helbig, artwork complements the mellow wall color. “Until you’re in the niche, you don’t realize that it’s no more than a hall,” says Linda. “You’re not aware of how significant that space is.”
A beetle-kill barn door closes the niche off from the loft, so that an individual could work in the space while not interrupting family members. “The niche is a great spot. It can be your office, if you work at home,” says Linda.
Apparition, a graphite charcoal drawing by Anna Kaye, presides over the tranquil space. Ten percent of the artist’s sales go to Colorado’s State Forest Service to provide funding for the Bark Beetle Mitigation Fund. “It’s dramatic. It’s bold, but it’s not overpowering,” says Linda. “And it ties everything together.”
An Asian-style rattan chair offers a tranquil space to read or relax. “It’s sculptural,” says Linda. “It’s back to being unusual, throwing in one piece in the mix that’s different and unexpected. It was an early find — one of those impulsive buys.”
“The master bedroom is a very tranquil, Zen-like space,” says Linda. “I think that’s very significant today. People like to have a spot where they can go and relax, feel like they can go and escape, and we put all of that in that bedroom.”