A New Office for HGTV’s 2021 Designer of the Year

When an award-winning interior design company decides to reinvent their office space, no detail is overlooked 

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Rumor Designs took home the coveted HGTV 2021 Designer of the Year award. Alongside the award, Rumor Designs recently unveiled a new office space in Steamboat Springs, CO. The entirely redesigned workplace showcases the company’s modern, eclectic style. The 4,000 sq. ft. venue has a rich history as it was once the historic Hugus Building/Thiesen Mall.

We sat down with Lead Designer and Partner, Lindsey Jamison to learn more about the remodel.

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Tell us about the renovation process.

Our initial idea was to create a one-stop-shop for all design needs. As a brand, we felt that Steamboat was ready for a retail furniture shop where you can browse and purchase right off of the floor, no waiting on lead times or back-ordered items. We wanted to present our modern eclectic style and show creative ways how we put vignettes together. With sample resource areas with fabrics/wallpapers as well as tile, cabinetry, flooring and material samples, clients that are building a new home or remodeling can make in-person decisions.

Another piece of the puzzle was curating offices for our design staff. Due to building constraints, we were challenged to use the open concept in the loft area. Adding skylights was a great way to incorporate natural light for our upper level.  Luckily, we were able to balance this with a beautiful conference room for private meetings and a smaller designer office space. Ultimately, our team is thrilled with the space.

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What has been the best part of this new office space?

The coffee shop and wine bar are a nice perk for our community and staff.  With the opportunity to have a cup of coffee or glass of wine with friends, we become more than just a furniture store. It’s an inviting environment for folks to gather. In our old office, the espresso maker was the most popular spot! We joked about having a coffee shop in our new space, but this is much better than anything we imagined previously.

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After what you learned completing this project, what tips do you have for sprucing up any office space?

Ample task lighting is a great way to spruce up your office or cubicle and make things bright and airy, especially when you’re indoors all day. Actively incorporating active and passive contact with nature such as houseplants, shades of green in your piece of decor, nature-scented candles, or wooded wallpaper gives a peripheral feeling of the outdoors. Lastly, lighting and acoustics, among other small design details, create a big impact on the team. Workplace trends go beyond the color of the year!

912 Lincoln Ave

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


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