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laura medicus, principal and owner

Laura has a tremendous love for art and design and is particularly interested in how homes reflect the personalities of the inhabitants and the story they tell about the lives lived.  She has a particular passion for kitchen design and is a member of NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association).

She holds an MFA in Interior Design from Florida State University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Towson University.  After graduation, she moved to New York City and worked for both a large architecture and design firm and a small, luxury residential design company.  

In 2005, she and her husband moved to Colorado in search of sunshine, mountains and adventure. She started her own business in 2011.  She writes the Denver Design Blog The Colorado Nest.

You can also check her out on a weekly literary podcast The Inside Flap - Subscribe and listen on iTunes and wherever you enjoy fine podcasts.

"Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it."  Chuck Palahniuk.  

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kristy oatman, junior designer

Kristy Oatman is a stylist and designer from Golden, Colorado.  Her own project, which she collaborated intensely on with Laura Medicus, has garnered the attention of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and 5280 Home.  Kristy's rustic vibe and Scandinavian-influenced personal style are big influences her work.

Kristy began her career in local government in Denver CO, then moved to Minneapolis and managed a small business. She has spent the past decade raising her two boys and helping friends decorate and design. She is inspired by her Minnesota roots and everything outdoors! She is a yogi and loves to run, hike and spend time with her family in Golden.  

A Beautiful thing is never perfect.” - Egyptian Proverb

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Our Mission is to create livable and interesting interiors that meet our clients’ aesthetic, functional, and economic goals and are in tune to the architecture and the personalities of the people involved.

Our Process is linked to our clients.  We believe it is important to listen closely to our clients during the course of the project.  We consider the personalities, the architecture, the environment and the time period when making decisions.   In placing a high value on the client, we hope to make the process enjoyable, accessible and fun for everyone involved.  

We are based in Denver, Colorado