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Central City Opera | The Denver Ear

The 2017 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour will be the 41st annual edition of this popular fundraising event, benefiting Central City Opera.

The two-day walking tour will take place from 10am to 4pm on Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th, 2017, and will feature five magnificent homes in Denver’s Cranmer Park/Hilltop neighborhood, beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s most accomplished florists and table designers.

Central City Opera | The Denver Ear

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L’Esprit De Noël Holiday Home Tour Properties

HOUSE #1
60 S Elm Street | The Denver Ear

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Address: 60 S Elm St, Denver, CO 80246

Floral & Table Designs: City Floral

Designed to reflect a Colorado Christmas, City Floral has chosen natural elements combined with classic florals to bring out the holiday spirit. In the living room, the Christmas tree is filled with birch branches, cones and ribbons. Moss and greenery in the dining room complement the owner’s fine china.

A Colorado feel flows through the Butler’s pantry and into kitchen. Aspen logs combined with red wood, mushrooms and greenery are illuminated to warm the space for the holidays. Red poinsettias and holiday blooming plants add to the festive decor

HOUSE #2
121 S Clermont St | The Denver Ear

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Address: 121 S Clermont St, Denver, CO 80246

Floral Designs: Flower Power

Table Designs: The Lark

The designers from Flower Power say “let the festivities begin!” A traditional Christmas with the family’s Scottish influence brings joy to the holiday season. Berries, thistle, greens and other beautiful blooms bring merriment for all to celebrate!

The elegant dining setting from The Lark brings together the timeless sophistication of this collection from Arte Italica with a simple gold band hand painted in 24 karat gold. Accompanying this collection will be accents of red and gold intertwined through placemats, napkins and glassware. In the kitchen you will see the homeowner’s Burnett Family Tartan Plaid used as inspiration for the table.

HOUSE #3
131 S Clermont St | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour

Address: 131 S Clermont St, Denver, CO 80246

Floral Designs: Bouquets

Table Designs: Dwell Antiques

Constantly on the leading edge of floral design, Bouquets has enriched this home with a post-modern color palette, dark, rich tones in some rooms, paler tints in others. Lush Southern magnolia garlands were chosen, in place of traditional evergreen, for their cleaner lines and crisp texture. The large windows in the family room frame the Christmas tree outside in the rear garden, making watering a breeze and leaving the furniture arrangement undisturbed.

The designers from Dwell Antiques will add texture through Mongolian lamb’s wool pillows, treenware, handmade wreaths, tarnished silver and a variety of repurposed items to complement the homeowner’s existing décor and the design by Bouquets.

HOUSE #4
4141 Shangri La Drive | The Denver Ear

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Address: 4141 E Shangri La Dr, Denver, CO 80246

Floral Designs: Birdsall & Co.

Table Designs: Lulu’s Furniture & Decor

Taking a modern approach to holiday design, Birdsall & Co. has created holiday decor that ties into the design elements that already exist. The oversize bauble wreath at the entrance is inspired by the large mirror in the dining room. Different textures abound between the silver family Christmas tree, the tabletop of soft blooms and the natural flower arrangement on the kitchen counter.

Copper and millennial pink couple with dark green tones for a modern take on traditional holiday colors. The skiing bears in the dining room are a nod to one of the owners’ favorite pastimes. Lulu’s Furniture & Decor has created a design pallet based on millennial pink, with modern styling and organic influences. With a departure from traditional ‘holiday’ décor, they have focused on a more bohemian look with pink, mint and white being the spotlight, while adding touches of gold.

HOUSE #5
105 Albion St | The Denver Ear

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Address: 105 Albion Street, Denver, CO 80220

Floral & Table Designs: The Tended Thicket

​The Tended Thicket, one of Denver’s oldest and most elegant floral shops, has decorated this stately home to invoke the joy and excitement of the season. The mountain chalet inspired look is captured with pale neutrals blended with winter anemone, noble pine, frosted berries, moss and forest motifs.

Vintage baubles and beaded garland create a timeless holiday style. In the kitchen gingerbread houses, carolers and wooded ornaments give the decor a whimsical air.

Tickets to the L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour are $23 – $25 and can be purchased online.

Central City Opera | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of @Central City Opera

This Central City Opera Guild event benefits Central City Opera’s programs including its annual Summer Festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artist Training Program, the preservation and maintenance of the historic Opera House and over thirty additional historic properties in Central City, CO, and its education and community enrichment programs.

The Central City Opera Guild was established in 1974 and assists the Central City Opera with historic preservation and restoration projects, community education, cultural and social events and various fundraising campaigns throughout the year.

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