The 2016 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, complements of Furniture Row and Denver Mattress, are finally complete! Located just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs in nearby Falcon, Colorado, this dream home is nestled in the Banning Lewis Ranch Homes subdivision off a road with a spectacular mountain backdrop of the Rockies including Pikes Peak. This beautiful St. Jude’s home built for the first-time-ever by Covington Homes is 3,100 square feet full of open-spaced bliss with five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
With a luxurious gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz countertops, striking vaulted ceilings, wrought iron railings, wood floors, and plush carpets, the St. Jude’s 2016 Colorado Springs Home is everything you thought it would be and then some! Luckily, we got to take a peek at the heavenly home and get the inside scoop on the selected pieces from Barbara Chandler, Buyer and Designer at Furniture Row.
But before we get started, make sure you buy your tickets now and have your chance to win the home or other awesome prizes for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway 2016. Tours of the house will run from April 30th to June 5th on Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sundays from noon – 5 pm. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 10th, 2016 from 4:30 – 7 pm on KKTV 11 News.
Check out the photos below for a look at the beautifully designed 2016 Dream Home, that, *fingers crossed*, might get to be yours!
The exterior is very inviting with its elegant and creative decor. Featuring lanterns full of crisp, white candles, potted accents, and plush ottoman seating, the ambiance around the front door is infused with cheerful hints of spring. The architectural, craftsman-inspired design in a neutral palette makes this dream house a place that anyone can call home!
Upon entry, the hallway is casually designed with a mixture of reclaimed and rustic furnishings to put together a balanced look of old and new. This space features many blue, mint, and gray colored tones that carry throughout the entire house, as well as eclectic metallic accent pieces and soft fabrics.
“I actually have that in my house,” Barbara says admiring the classic, silhouetted chest.
Adjacent to the walkway, the Santa Cruz Console openly stores plants and also brings natural warmth to the space. The recycled fir wood of this piece adds to the reclaimed and rustic vibe of the home and is well accented by the Mercury Glass Buffet Lamp, which incorporates a shiny, contemporary twist. These pieces are complemented by the eclectic and vintage-inspired Ogee Rug.
To the left of the entrance, the office also boasts rustic styling with the Brownstone Desk and Brownstone File Cabinet, more favorites of Barbara’s. These pieces are beautifully made of reclaimed pinewood combined with a cool metal base for a one-of-a-kind, industrial-vintage feel.
Clean-cut and contemporary pieces are scattered throughout the room as well. The Rocket Accent Chair comfortably sits beside the desk, a nice addition to the rustic Marie Metal Chair. The Rochester Table Lamp brings a polished metallic accent to the mix, while the Hartford Wire Mesh Cabinet is both functional and fashionable.
Continuing through the open floor plan, the entrance hall leads to the back of the house, where you can find the living room. In this space, there are eclectic pieces that Barbara says are really unique to the open space and the large windows that bring in a lot of natural light. Two Modena Sofas are beautifully upholstered in rich, brown leather for a rustic feel and are situated around the exotic Montana Coffee Table, which is easily the most interesting piece in the house. With a slender glass plate atop a large tree root as base, Barbara says she was inspired by the nature of Colorado when selecting this hearth of the home. Being able to choose items such as the Montana, is what Barbara believes makes the selection at Furniture Row so great and so fun to decorate with.
“Our buyers are fantastic. They’re really good at what they do. The reclaimed and one-of-a-kind pieces are great. Especially for a designer,” Barbara said.
As for how she selects which items to display, Barbara opts to focus on the products that tell the story of Furniture Row to get people excited.
“I try to do what’s relevant at the moment and what really showcases Furniture Row. Most of the time people come to our store, and might say, ‘I had no idea you had that!’”
As far as creativity goes, Barbara says the design for the 2016 St. Jude’s Home in Colorado Springs spurred from a number of things and undoubtedly resulted in a design that is completely original, a concept that can be found in many products at Furniture Row.
“I find inspiration everywhere. Everything is inspiring,” Barbara said.
Next to the living room, the kitchen is versatile with stainless appliances and quartz countertops. The gray-toned rectangular tile kitchen walls add clean, contemporary style and dark cabinets situate around a white and beige island for a spacious feeling. For more clean and trendy design, the Segovia Table Lamp adds a simple white accent in addition to three sleek white Calydon Barstools that complement the rustic Foundry End Table, a unique combination of embellished metal and wood.
In the dining room beside the kitchen, the sleek, chocolate Urban Loft Dining Table joins six Shimmer Parson Side Chairs for a romantic, velvety dining experience that is perfect for casual or elegant occasions.
The uniquely patterned Ibiza Table Lamp is a functional piece of pottery that completes the rustic and eclectic atmosphere. For sophisticated nighttime occasions, the Ridding Wine Rack is a nice touch for displaying your favorite drinks.
The dining room is Barbara’s favorite room in the house, although she said that it was really hard to decide. Her favorite artifact that adorns the walls for even more exquisite and elegant touch are the Sapa runners, made by the Hmong people of rural Vietnam, that are hand-woven from locally harvested hemp and dyed with indigo.
“I love the mix of metal and reclaimed wood with a more contemporary style dining table. I love the blue lamps, and of course the runners. Those are very special to me from just being there and meeting the women that make them and the history that goes behind them. I feel like it’s an honor to have these in Colorado!” she said.
Loft/Upstairs Laundry Room
Upstairs, the casual comfort carries to the loft, which features the Arabesque Coffee Table, the navy blue Bellamy Sofa, and the sleek Perry Park Accent Chair for a relaxed atmosphere that is soft to the touch. The Del Norte Cabinet wonderfully brings traditional beauty to the mix with antique glass mirror inserts and a stone top above a paned chest and also prominently displays the unique Buchanan Lamp and fun white and turquoise Tuka Vases. In the corner of the loft, the Branch Forest End Table also boasts whimsical and enchanted charm that you are bound to notice.
In the adjacent laundry room, the same Brownstone File Cabinet (which matches the desk from the downstairs office) provides convenience upstairs for your laundry essentials. The Segovia Table Lamp brings crisp and clean light.
No house is complete without a beautiful master bedroom! The gray Lauren King Upholstered Bed combines clean lines with lovely style for a look that is soft and elegant. This gorgeous charcoal tufted bed spotlights the many shades of blue and cream throughout the room.
Beside the bed, the Steel Frame Bubble Buffet incorporates reclaimed rustic style once again with its chic and decorative woodcarving drawers combined with metal. The luminescent Rhodes Mercury Table Lamp is a gorgeous light fixture that is an eye-catching addition for added coziness.
In a reading corner, the unique Branch Forest Nesting Tables sit next to the lovely Lim Accent Chair for a cool and collective relaxation spot.
In the closet, the Raja Bench is perfect for more storage or seating, and enhances the eclectic use of sculpted wood with its exquisite scalloped detailing.
Nursery and Girl’s Room
Furniture Row also has a unique crib collection, and the nursery in the far left corner exhibits beautifully-made items for your baby. The Jameson 3-in-1 Crib includes toddler bed rails that will grow alongside your child and also features added comfort and support with the Madison Crib Mattress.
The blue and gray palette of the nursery features a pop of bright peach with throw pillows and art that is a bright accent against the softness of the cream colored SM Comfort Accent Chair and the rustic washed Lisbon Armoire. More Branch Forest Tables make this a cozy spot similar to the reading corner of the master bedroom, and the fun yet simple designs of both the Harper Glass Table Lamp and the Riley Beige Table Lamp create added sophistication that is hard to beat.
In the girl’s room down the hall from the nursery, the white Bristol Valley bedroom set is complete with a full captain’s bed, a nightstand, a dresser, and a mirror for a polished princess look with more bold pops of peaches and pinks in addition to blues and grays. Another set of Riley Beige Table Lamps on the nightstands bring more unique style to this sophisticated kid’s room and sets a simple contrast to the bright colors and sparkly accents.
In the basement, there is plenty of childhood fun with two bedrooms for boys. In one room, a Frankfort Navy Daybed with a trundle is the perfect place for a little one to relax and is a sleek complement to the Urban Quarters Nightstand and the Urban Quarters Bench found in the hallway. Another Rochester Table Lamp and Marie Metal Chair are also great metallic accents alongside the navy blue boy’s theme.
In the second boy’s bedroom, the distressed and reclaimed Jaipur Bedroom set features a storage bed, nightstand, mirror, and media chest. The Jaipur Bedroom is right on trend-with its reoccurring use of antiqued mahogany. Both the Edison Table Lamp and the La Cantera Table Lamp add an eccentric twist that accompanies the exoticness of the Jaipur set. For a finishing touch, the bold colored patterning on the upholstery of the Prism Accent Chair creates the fun and wild style kids love.
Basement Fun Room
The last room in the house is easily the most livable room to hang out in whether you’re a kid or an adult! The wide-open space of the basement fun room is perfect for social gatherings and cool hangouts, so Barbara made sure the design was both casual and comfortable.
The giant room utilizes the space for two different purposes—to dine or to simply relax. The Foundry 2 Pc. Home Theater Wall is the primary focus of attention during movie night, and the Siesta Sectional is the perfect place to get cozy. Two large Reese Iron Round Tables atop a funky Oracle Ariel Rug are wonderfully made to hold a board game or a cup of coffee as you chat with your friends or family, and the basement fun room holds tons of surface space with the addition of the beautiful Foundry End Table that holds the Cooper Table Lamp and the Chinese Alter Table.
Bold and fun patterned, the Dot & Dash Ceramic Table and the Oxford Oceanside Chairs are the perfect places to perch, and a collection of Marie Metal Chairs are versatile enough for adults to sit in for drinking and kids to sit in for coloring.
In the dining area, the Rustamod collection features a buffet, a large and small hutch, a 54” dining table, a bench, a buffet, and an adjustable barstool, which are beautiful dark wooden pieces that accent the rustic Quarry Metal Cabinet.
To complete the casualness of the 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Spring Dream Home, the Brookstone outdoor set adds a comfortable and collected air to the breezy outdoor patio. Featuring a chair, sofa, love seat, coffee table, and end table, the Brookstone creates the home of your dreams with resin woven wicker and versatile contemporary cream cushions. Relax outside in the beautiful mountain air of Colorado Springs, and enjoy the bliss of this wonderful home for a cause.
Love what you’ve seen so far? Be sure to stop by the St. Jude Dream Home during one of the open houses:
April 30 – June 5
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, noon – 5 p.m.
Banning Lewis Ranch
7024 Jagged Rock
Colorado Springs, CO 80927
Learn more about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at www.stjude.org.