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1101 N. Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO. 80204 • 720.222.9509
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18 Feb

February 2021: Staff Picks

Posted by Micheline Stone

Designing the perfect outdoor living area is tricky. What furniture works? Neutrals or bolds? How should you light it? Do you want a full bells-and-whistles kitchen or a simple grill? At Creative Living, we love to dream up stunning, functional outdoor spaces that reflect your style, and we take pride in working with you to create, tailor, and execute a vision. By way of inspiration, we asked our staff to point out their most coveted items in the store.

 

The Hot List:

 

Custom Art Panels

“Whether it’s for a pop of color, to block the wind, or to hide from the neighbors, our custom outdoor art panels add just the right pizazz to your space. They look good all year long and add a unique touch to your yard. Custom-made in a variety of styles and finishes, these panels can help bring your style to life!”

—Micheline, Owner

red flower art

 

Les Jardins Solar Lighting 

“The table is set for a romantic dinner for two in the garden, and the candles blow out. This won’t happen when you use this solar lantern to provide the desired amount of light, from bright to subdued.”

—Kathleen, Design & Sales

 

Maui Chair 

“The bold shape, sexy silhouette and eye-popping colors of the Maui Chair (as well as its corresponding ottoman) help make an enormous statement in your outdoor area. Whether used singly as a reading getaway or used with other Maui Chairs around a pool or fire pit, the visual appeal is only outmatched by its ergonomic design and comfort.”

—Sandy, Design & Sales 

 

Alfresco Grills & Appliances

“I love the versatility and options available in this line of appliances. You can customize your space to suit your cooking needs without sacrificing style! The sleek lines and stainless steel finish complement any color outdoor kitchen and hold up well in the elements.”

—Ashley, Outdoor Kitchen Designs

  

 

Micheline Stone // Owner

Micheline moved to Colorado in 2013 with her family from the Philadelphia area, where she graduated from Philadelphia Textiles with a Graphic Design degree. Her experiences led her to advertising up and down the East Coast, from Philadelphia to Miami. Driven to share her expertise and knowledge of the arts, Micheline achieved her Master's in Education and taught art to grade school students for several years. After raising her own family, Micheline decided to re-enter the retail side's design world, where she curates unique pieces and designs spectacular outdoor living spaces with a modern edge.

When she's not at work, you can find Micheline hiking with her husband and sons during the summer months, baking fabulous cookies and muffins for family, friends, and neighbors, and watching never-ending lacrosse games!

26 Jan

Let There Be Light (And Heat)

Posted by Micheline Stone

Upgrading your outdoor living space doesn’t have to be a warm-weather endeavor. One of the best ways to transform your backyard into a four-season mecca of relaxation is by extending its use from day into night. 

29 Aug

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME!

Posted by Creative Living

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

Nothing beats the heat like water, especially when it’s in your own backyard – or front yard or balcony or even indoors.

Our Creative Living home began life as an auto body shop. The cinder block building has two garage doors and a beautiful but blisteringly hot barrel roof made of wood. While we’re lucky to have a rumbling old evaporative cooler to push air, the temperature hovers around 94 degrees inside during the summer months, but our indoor fountains are always gurgling, shushing and pouring water. The sight, sound and ambience give the impression that we’re cool as cucumbers in the store!

 COURTYARD

From traditional tiered fountains reminiscent of Italy to contemporary pieces fabricated from metal, one thing is consistent and that is water flow. It can trickle like a mountain stream, creating a zen-like atmosphere or it can fall in big sheets like a waterfall, producing a lovely sound that can muffle the neighbor’s condenser or traffic nearby. Be cautious about placement of your fountain – if placed close to conversational areas, it can be difficult to talk above splashing water.


COURTYARD

Not only do water features provide a visual focus for your outdoor space, their psychological and mental health benefits are well-documented. Negative ions emanate from running water, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing serotonin levels, relaxation and sometimes even a nice, long nap.  

 DELRAY

Butterflies, birds and domesticated pets all love running water. Be cautious of using chemicals to clean or treat the fountain if you have frequent non-human visitors like the bobcat below.

 LYNX

11 Jan

COCKTAILS TO CELEBRATE WINTER

What is better than a beautiful winter afternoon outdoors? A beautiful winter afternoon outdoors with a cocktail: fresh air, cold nose, warm heart! Enjoy outdoor living at its best cozied up to a roaring fire pit, relaxing in comfy modern outdoor furniture and sharing time with friends and family.

04 Dec

HOLIDAY BLESSINGS

With the holidays upon us, we at Creative Living wanted to deviate from design advice and product to share with you those aspects of our little urban oasis in Denver for which we are most thankful and share with you a few of our favorite things.

MICHELINE  //  Mom to two, active teen-aged boys and a small business owner, anything that can take the edge off is welcomed. Running water – the look of it, the sound of it, the feel of it – makes Micheline happy, particularly the hand-carved stone fountains by Greg Roberson which are exclusive to Creative Living.  
Micheline is thankful to be in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts district of Denver where she can help local and aspiring artists ensure that their work is seen by displaying it in our showroom. Unlike a gallery, we position artwork in conjunction with a vignette or outdoor setting to show clients how they might incorporate artwork into their own space. Micheline is fond of modern, funky sculpture and painting and as a big fan of street art, she is especially fond of the various graffiti exhibits in this neighborhood (except when they occur, without invitation, on the exterior walls of the store).

STEPHANIE  //  Stephanie is grateful for the Creative Living team and their efforts to make sure every potential client is given the time and expertise to help them with their outdoor project. Regardless of whether they make a purchase, her sincere hope is that each person walks out of the showroom being creatively inspired and having learned something to assist in the creation of their dream space.

Another item on Stephanie’s gratitude list is the quantity of customizable options and short lead times we have on our furniture lines here at Creative Living.  A one-of-a-kind piece is the ultimate way to personalize your outdoor space. When planning and designing a space, having over 150 top-choice Sunbrella fabrics help us to appreciate each client’s style and finish a space as they envisioned.

SANDY  //  As the primary caretaker of the showroom and courtyard, Sandy is always tickled to make her way into work. The building (a former auto-body shop) and the courtyard create a Zen environment, in spite of sharing a lot with a highly-trafficked convenience store and a multitude of colorful characters. At work, Sandy arranges, displays, organizes, prunes, edits and cleans so that our furniture, water features, fire pits, planters and other products are seen in their very best light. Why is it so much more fun to do those tasks at work than it is do them at home???

Also, on Sandy’s grateful list is the warranty by one of our premier furniture lines Telescope Casual. In a world of one, two and three-year warranties, Telescope Casual provides a 15-year residential warranty from a company with the same family ownership for more than 115 years. It is a pleasure to say ‘yes’ if a Telescope client finds themselves in need of attention from their outdoor furniture manufacturer.

We are all truly grateful for your support this past year and look forward to your visit in 2020! Happy Holidays!


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