Designer Spotlight | Cook Design House

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Cook Design House was founded by Jodi Cook with the idea that you should love your environment. The team aims to create sanctuaries not spaces, and homes not houses by collaborating with the homeowner for a truly warm design. Today we’re venturing into two Denver, Colorado homes renovated by Cook Design House.

Enter this charming 1937 bungalow - or what it was. The homeowners wanted to remodel their kitchen, which evolved into a huge remodel, and ended with scraping the existing home and rebuilding it. Since the home is located in an older part of Denver filled with mature trees and charming bungalows, they wanted to create a home that “could” have been standing for 100 years yet includes all the modern features.

Cook created a show-stopping kitchen that can fit the whole family around the island! Wanting a durable countertop, the homeowners picked Pebble for the perimeter- the perfect gray/blue to complement the tile backsplash. Yet the true star of the kitchen is the custom gold-accented hood paired with a non-traditional blue range.

When designing a space with strong statement pieces light a bright blue range or a heavily patterned backsplash, Cook recommends using a “quiet” countertop. While the simple color will play a supporting role, it will also tie the look together.

When designing the master bathroom, the couple knew they wanted white counters and light gray cabinets to keep the space light and bright. Worried about wear and tear, they decided on durable Frosty Carrina for both the vanity and shower bench.

Now step inside this 1936 Tudor located in a historic neighborhood in Denver. Though it had not been updated since the 50s, the homeowners did not want to tear down the house and start anew. They began with remodeling the barely functional, very closed off kitchen and then wound up renovating the entire home! Cook took a fresh take on the traditional home with a sprinkle of contemporary design and durability in mind as children were planned for the near future. Fans of high contrast, the homeowners decided on an all-white kitchen and black-painted shiplap TV room just next to it.

Working with the homeowner, Cook decided on white cabinetry with hints of gold throughout the handles, faucets, and décor. They installed Calacatta Nuvo on both the counters and backsplash for a streamlined look. The simple veining added visual movement and kept the all-white kitchen from coming across one note.

Believe it or not, this bar is located in the same house - we did say the homeowners wanted contrast! Cook used Piatra Gray for the bar area, partnered with gray cabinets and eglomise backsplash tiles *swoon*.

Take a step back, and the bar is conveniently located in the dining room so the homeowner can host the ultimate dinner parties.

The renovations were done in two phases- during which the couple had two children! Cook designed a sleek nursery with green accents for just a dash of color and whimsy.

Cook extended the gold accents from the kitchen and green from the nursery to the bathroom! Pure White made the ideal countertop for the strong cabinetry color.

Fun fact- the black and white chevron ikat is actually a tile! The simple gray cabinetry and Pure White counters are the perfect duo for such a fun wall.

Two Denver homes with two very different approaches, each with beautiful results from Cook Design House. We’d say this is a job well done!

All photos by Callie Hobbs Photography

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