We are excited to reveal the interior design of the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home, Colorado Springs. The home itself is situated against the beautiful mountain backdrop, and is just as lovely to look at! The Classic Homes design is a 3,900 square ft. family home, with lots of wonderful open-concept communal space, 5 bedrooms, and luxurious appointments throughout. Rich hardwood flooring, sophisticated neutral wall coloring, and quality finishes provided a great starting point for the furnishing and design of the space.
From entertaining guests to enjoying family time, the home layout has something for everyone–and we love the way interior designer Barb Chandler played this up by staging cohesive yet distinctive spaces throughout the house. Featuring rich cream and beige, striking coral and pink with bursts of yellow, the home’s inspiration is warm, inviting, and colorful. Custom fabrics add texture, interest, and give designer appeal. Natural elements like wood and stone combine with luxuriously woven rugs, window treatments, and furnishings for a design that has depth.
Let’s take a peek how this motif carries throughout the home!
The home design really is an entertainer’s dream! Upon entry, we are welcome into a living room. Tranquil, intimate and comfortable, this space features neutral tones offset by a custom fabric available through Sofa Mart’s Special Orders program. This living room is a sweet space for enjoying a cup of tea, for cocktail hour, or any time at all.
From the living room, the floor plan flows into the formal dining room. With the striking dining table, rustic woven dining chairs, and cabinet, this space is both traditional and rustic. The window treatments mirror the custom fabric featured in the living room, and give this rustic room a polished finish. We really love how this design makes the table the star. The woven chairs add an airy contrast to the table’s solid style, and really tie the space together.
The open-concept kitchen and great room are lovely continuations of the colors, custom fabrics, and feeling of the living and dining room. Bright, open, and welcoming, the space has ample seating wonderful for guests. Connected to the kitchen, the great room allows the host to entertain guests while preparing drinks and meals. Perhaps our favorite feature of this room is the fireplace. Double-sided to the outside living room, the fireplace anchors the room and is a cozy focal point. With the plush yet stylish furnishings, this space is all about comfort without sacrificing the designer feel.
Done with dinner and ready for some fresh air? We LOVE the patio area. Furnished to be as comfortable as any living room, the space is connected to the outdoors with all the comforts of the home’s interior. The fireplace adds warmth and coziness, and makes this a great spot to entertain. Patio furnishings and fabrics inspired by the interior design make this weather-friendly area a great extensions of the entertainment space inside.
The Dream Home features a lot of family-friendly spaces. For everyone from Mom and Dad to Fido, the home is designed for livability and comfort. In the basement you’ll find a large multipurpose fun room: The basement space has a largely scaled sectional, accent chairs, a plus coffee table ottoman, and a television. Great for family nights and movie watching, this space also features a play/fitness area. With casual, plush furnishings and colors inspired by the home’s overall design. We especially love the angular placement of the area rug; it keeps the design of the space open and adds interest!
Ask anyone in the family which room in a home is the most important, and they’ll likely say it’s the kitchen! The fresh white country-chic kitchen of the Dream Home is a beautiful main level gathering spot for family and friends. The generously sized island is great for meal prep, and is also a casual dining spot when styled with barstools. Separating the kitchen and the great room is an eat-in dining space. The white base of the table is airy and light, and ties in with the design of the kitchen. The table area bridges both the style and uses of the kitchen and great room, and differentiates the space–and we love it!
On the third floor is a great home office/loft space. Whether mom and dad use it for bills and paperwork, or the kids use it for studying and projects, the office itself is versatile. Ample storage gives the loft all of the functionality of a designated office, while comfortable accent chairs add a lounge feel. Framing kids’ artwork is a cost-effective, clever way to add a family feel to an office or loft space, and really makes the space personal.
The Dream home design covers everyone’s needs–even man’s best friend! We love the Fido-friendly design in the laundry room. Featuring colors that complement the design of the home, this pet corner of the lovely laundry room is a functional, sweet way to make dogs and cats as part of the home as they are of the family!
Recreate the Laundry / Pet Room
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Ah, sweet sleep! Made sweeter by the luxuriously designed bedrooms of the Dream Home. The second floor Master Bedroom features subdued coral and yellow tones, soft fabrics, and plush furnishings. Inviting, elegant, and dream-worthy, this Master Bedroom is a wonderful grown-up retreat. We especially like that the room’s design takes color cues from the rest of the home, while being tranquil and relaxing.
The sweet Girl’s Bedroom is playful with purple and all-things-girly. The playhouse-inspired bed is a fun furnishing sure inspire a child’s imagination. We love how this bedroom does double duty as a creative play space and a bedroom. Designer Barb let us know the room is dedicated to Ella, a little girl battling cancer with the support of St. Jude. The room was styled with her in mind, and is a sweet reminder of her inspiring battle.
The Boy’s Bedroom is one that is sure to grow with a child into teenage years. We love how the design combines classic childhood interests with furniture that will transition nicely to young adulthood. Anchoring a space with timeless furniture like the nightstands, and adding toys and other age-appropriate accent pieces is a smart, simple way to create a versatile design that can evolve with your child.
Styling a guest room can be tricky, and what makes this design so successful is that it is beautiful and stylish in a way anyone can appreciate! Accent chests as nightstands add creative flare, while rich neutrals and muted pops of color add warmth and coziness. Inviting, elegant, and accessible, this guest room style is one any visitor is sure to love!
Lullabies will send littles ones off to sleep, but the design of this Dream nursery is far from a snooze. Whimsical yet elegant, we love how the room combines color, textures, and comfort for a space that is as lovely as it is functional. The best part of this nursery is that with a few adjustments as a child grows, the room can be transformed into a child’s room. We love that the design is perfect for baby without being babyish!
Recreate the Master Bedroom
Dynasty Upholstered King Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Euro Top King Mattress // Denver Mattress
Gilded Cabinets // Bedroom Expressions
Sathya Bench // Bedroom Expressions
Recreate the Girl’s Bedroom
Gigi Playhouse Twin Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Plush Twin Mattress // Denver Mattress
Tori Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Cotaas Tahsis Small Accent Table // Lost & Found
Recreate the Boy’s Bedroom
Cooper Town Full Bed// Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Plush Full Mattress // Denver Mattress
Cooper Town Night Stand // Bedroom Expressions
Bandana Duvet Set // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Emerson White Quilt // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Recreate the Guest Bedroom
Ribbon Queen Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Euro Top Queen Mattress // Denver Mattress
Magnolia Chest // Bedroom Expressions
Trellis 6 piece Bedding Set // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Emerson White Quilt // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Sabine Table Lamp // Bedroom Expressions
Recreate the Nursery
Casey Crib // Bedroom Expressions
Lark Bookcase // Bedroom Expressions
Zorro Rocker//Oak Express
Vero Beach Leather Ottoman // Sofa Mart
Love this Dream Home as much as we do? Be sure to check out the interactive virtual tour here! Want a chance to call this amazing Colorado Springs home your home? Support the life-saving work St. Jude does for seriously ill children and their families, and get your ticket! The raffle will be held on Friday, June 12. In addition to the home, other great prizes will be given away! So don’t wait. Swing by the home during an open house to see it for yourself!
8598 Moorland Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80927
Open House Hours
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.