A gorgeous green home in Boulder, CO

I love featuring Colorado homes here in the blog! This one today is special, it’s a fantastic green home (their energy bill is only $9/month!), built in Boulder by architect Renée del Gaudio and her family after the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire that destroyed 162 properties in the area, including the structure the family was leasing to a college student!

This is a fantastic story about overcoming a tragic event and coming out on the top, with their heads held high!

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images via Dwell.

They savaged construction lumber from the burnt trees in the property, planted seeds for native grasses and wildflowers, used green windows and a lot of glass to use the natural light as much as possible and installed solar panels!

Doesn’t that sound like a dream project? It’s in my bucket list!

Read the entire article here.

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A LOOK INSIDE: AN ARTIST’S APARTMENT IN NJ

Recently, we were visiting family in NYC and we had the pleasure to stop by one of our best friends, artist and graphic designer Danielle Martin! Her apartment was mesmerizing! You already know how we, here at Move 2 Denver, are obsessed with interior design and great decor ideas and we asked Danielle to share a few pictures of her fantastic space in North Jersey:

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The presence of her family is everywhere through photos and work of art she has created! It’s such a lovely place!

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As an artist, Danielle is also an art collector, she has pieces he gathered traveling around the world, visiting flea markets, gifts from friends and family and, of course, her own pieces of art!

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There is colorful and irreverent decor everywhere! We truly felt like we were visiting a very well curated gallery!

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Even Ikea pieces do not look mass produced! Like that wooden closet in her bedroom, she stained and put some artwork in it! It looks amazing! Would you ever think it’s from Ikea?

Danielle, Thank you so much for sharing a little from your very special space! We truly love your home!