a bedroom with a bed and a fireplace.


This weekend (September 8th), the 2018 Designer Showhouse opened to the public. Denver Life Magazine, Caliber Construction, and 15 interior design firms including KTI came together to  offer pro-bono work on the house; with a goal of raising $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.

The home is located at 792 S. High St. in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver. This year, like many prior, the team at KTI took on the challenge of designing a room. Actually, it was 2 rooms! Nikki Holt, KTI Residential Design Studio designer and project lead discusses this year’s project below.

This year we found that doing the master bed and bath was a bit more challenging than last year’s dining room, simply because it was now two rooms that we had to design. We also had to make sure that the two spaces flowed harmoniously together which is why carried the design elements throughout each space, black and white, warm woods and golds.

The style of this year’s home is Modern Farmhouse. The white walls, a hallmark of farmhouse style, create a fresh canvas that allows accessories and art to really pop off the visual canvas.

Warm wood tones balance the bright white surroundings. “We pulled this in by using an extra-large live edge headboard. Pulling the wood tones in in a more modern/fun way, like this headboard, makes for unique spin on the traditional farmhouse style.” – Nikki Holt.  

Another element common in the Modern Farmhouse style is creating high contrast between white and black. We wanted to add a uniquely KTI spin to this. Instead of just using white and black bedding, accessories, or art work we really wanted to make a statement that not only provided contrast but also provided a nice cozy nook for the bed. The team used a hand-painted wallpaper on the wall behind the bed. This created a dramatic backdrop for the live edge headboard, which we truly believe is an art piece within itself.

We feel that the Farmhouse style can get a little too rustic at times, so we decided that pulling in a few “glam” elements would help balance out the rustic and the modern in the spaces. To do this, we introduced brass metallic elements to the design.  “Don’t be afraid to mix styles, sometimes the mixtures creates a unique and beautiful balance.” – Nikki Holt

We couldn’t be more proud to be involved in a project supporting such a noble cause. We loved working on the project and we hope you’ll go enjoy the space as well. Be sure to visit the Showhouse to see how the  entire space came together. The Showhouse is open September 8 – 23. Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $20 donation per person at the door, with 100 percent of every dollar raised donated to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.

Donation can be made here: https://denverlifemagazine.com/showhouse/