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2017 Designer Showhouse


By Alison Gwinn

Christy Sports was excited to participate in the Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse for a second consecutive year. When it came time to create the Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse 2017, Christy Sports Patio Furniture designers Lindsey Kenison and Shawn Roscosz joined forces to design the home’s beautiful patio.

THE VISION: The design- ers wanted to bring out- doors the kind of com- fortable seating and fun party pieces you might find inside. “This spot is a great place to relax on nice, cool evenings or have friends over for a barbecue in the summer,” Rokosz says. “We really tried to focus on making a space that has a little bit of everything.”

WHAT MAKES THE ROOM SPECIAL: The patterned lounge chairs: “That’s what we based everything else off of be- cause we fell in love with that fabric,” Rokosz says. Other great features: the bar table, built-in bench and outdoor kitchen featuring a fridge, side burner and utensil and paper towel holder.

THE TAKEAWAY: To get the most out of the space, choose your big patio pieces in neutral colors, but go bright with accessories. “Throw pil- lows or cool pieces like our stools really brighten up the space,” Kenison adds. “And if in two or three years, you’re tired of those accessories or colors, they’re easy to change out.”


The Showhouse is located in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood, 1700 E Louisiana Ave. It is open to the public for tours September 9th through September 24th. Entry to the Showhouse is $20 per person and 100% of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.