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Tailor-made. That’s the best way to describe this crisp but cocoon-like banquette, designed by Andrea Schumacher Interiors for a new build in Arvada. Built-in seating wasn’t part of the kitchen nook’s initial design, Schumacher says, but she and senior designer Troy Rivington decided a custom banquette would maximize continuity with the adjacent kitchen, which features an antique-brass-colored island and touches of navy, deep red, and cream.

Center stage here is a twig chandelier, which Schumacher had painted a deep maroon-“the color of the year,” she says. The round table, which has a bleached wooden base, is surrounded by a wraparound bench that includes hidden storage spaces for table linens and other accessories. “This is very much the house where the kids’ friends hang out, so they wanted everything to be durable and functional,” Rivington says.

The dark-blue bench cushions are topped with custom pillows in a variety of fabrics, including a striped Brunschwig & Fils print with a Moroccan feel. “I felt like those colors wouldn’t fight too much with the landscape:’ Schumacher says, “and I love that you can change out the pillows for, say, greens and marigold yellow to get a whole new look.”
To respect the room’s 180-degree western views, Schumacher added discreetly striped Roman shades by Pindler. “Your eyes aren’t interrupted by some crazy pattern-they go right outside to the mountains,” she says. “The space feels like a wonderful, casual place to curl up with a cup of coffee.”

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Photography: Emily Minton Redfield

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