The stately Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is open for FREE tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, December 6 to 9 and December 13 to 16. The tour of the entire main floor includes a peek at the Great Hall and the State Dining Room among others.
The red brick, Colonial Revival style mansion was built in 1908 and purchased in 1923 by Claude Boettcher. The Boettcher family later donated the house to the city. It has been decorated inside and out for the holidays by the American Society of Interior Designers, with the theme “Decades of Design in Colorado.”
Designers will focus on the historic re-creation of period holiday decorating and the fantasy of an era; looking at fashion, textiles, culture and design for inspiration. Room designs will tell stories of Colorado, various regions of Colorado, and of the Governor’s Residence’s inhabitants.
ASID Colorado Designers will be showcasing their work in these rooms:
Drawing Room — Theme: 1910’s Society Weddings & The Progressive Era
Designers: David Rote Co-Chair & Pam Marolt of Bassett Home Furnishings
State Dining Room — Theme: 1920’s New Years at the Broadmoor: Colorado Springs as a Resort
Designers: Pam Smith & Colleen Heldt
Governor’s Room/Bar — Theme: 1940’s Apres Ski at Aspen’s J-Bar
Designers: Lynn Williamson & Eva Puterbaugh
Palm Room’s Main Area & Breakfast Area — Theme: 1950’s & 60’s Palm Beach Tropical
Designer: Trish Bonney of TAB Interiors
Well Room — Theme: 1970’s Swimming in The Well Room: A True Story
Designer: Leslie Kazmierczak
Stately Library — Theme: 1980’s Western, Prairie, & Southwest: Style Rooted in Colorado
Designer: Cindy Johnson & Courtney Cunningham of Johnson David Interiors
Grand Hall — Theme: “Love” “Peace” and “Hope”
Designer: Cathrin Crampton of Mosaic Interiors
Tours begin at the Eighth Avenue main gate. There may be a line, so all guests are admitted on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are required and are at your own pace so expect to spend from 20- to 45-minutes. 400 E. 8th Ave. (at Logan St.) Denver. For more information, call 303-866-3682.