Two months ago, I received a rather mysterious email from 5280, Denver's city magazine. I was going to be featured in an upcoming issue and could they double-check some facts. A few days later came another request, this time for photos of my house. Damn, if I wasn't curious, but I couldn't pry it out of anyone what was going on.
Late last night, I received an email from a marvelous woman named Megan letting me know she'd seen me profiled in 5280 and asking if I'd be interested in helping her with her home. I rushed out like my pants were on fire to pick up a copy. It turns out I've been named "Denver's Top Interior Designer" in this year's "Top of the Town" issue!!!
"Raina Cox, the Denver tastemaker behind [If the Lamp Shade Fits], a popular interior design blog, makes us feel like we’re part of the cool kids club. Her tone is snarky but informed and silly but sharp, and her Bohemian-contemporary, midcentury-modern finds have us dreaming up house projects that are legitimately worthy of Pinterest. Cox moved to Denver in 2009, and she’s been passing along meaty local design tidbits ever since (one of her favorite spots to shop is Joy’s Consigned Furnishings on East Hampden). She turns up good stuff—and we have to agree with her blog’s tagline: 'Life is too short to live ugly.'"
Q: How fab does my living room look in that photo?
Good God! I'm happier than a freed Katie Holmes (seriously, maybe Chris Klein can finally meet his daughter). I would be remiss if I didn't thank the incredibly good-looking and well-dressed people at 5280 who put this together: Editor-in-chief Daniel Brogan, Senior Editor Julie Dugdale, Editorial Assistant Lindsey McKissick, and Photo Intern Kristen Pierson. I love y'all more than my luggage!
5280 [official site]
Top of the Town 2012 [5280 magazine]