Special Feature
  • Happy New Year! Modified Hours for January

    Happy New Year! We are welcoming the new year with a bit of extra time off each week (to enjoy some more of this wonderfulness!), and will be closed both Sundays and Mondays during the month of January, 2019.

    Come see us the rest of the week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Here's to a healthy and fruitful 2019!

  • We're Moving!

    We're delighted to announce our upcoming move to 3rd Avenue in Cherry Creek North! We have 10 days left at our LoHi location and need to lighten our load before the big move.

    Select lighting, furniture and other merchandise now on sale!

    Check back here, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for our mailing list to follow the move and receive more information about our new location and opening date.

  • Meet the Artist - Lizzie Greco of Craftbelly

    We immediately fell for the contemporary designs of Lizzie Greco's Craftbelly paper products and knew that they would fit perfectly into our customers' lives. As part of our occasional Meet the Artist blog series, we're pleased to provide a peek into her background and what fuels the engine of her talent and inspiration. 

    How did you get started in designing and making your products – how did you learn to do what you do? 

    After going to school for graphic design and working in the field for a couple of years, I ended up working at a stationery store in Chicago where we were given the unique opportunity to sell items that we had made ourselves. I was in love with the beautiful decorative papers we sold there and began covering wood frames with it and selling them in the store. Those first frames were really crude and I had no idea at the time I wanted to turn it into a business, but it became such a great outlet to work with my hands and I just kept at it. After a couple of years of selling online and in craft shows and really perfecting my skills and process, I decided I wanted to design my own patterns and do this thing for real! This next step came naturally to me as it satisfied both the designer and craftswoman in me! 

    Where do you find your inspiration – how do you come up with your design ideas?

    I have always been drawn to bold and colorful patterns, especially graphic ones. I usually just keep an ongoing inspiration board of pattern and color combos that excite me, whether they be from paper, textiles, wallpaper, rugs, you name it! My most recent collection was inspired by more natural elements, specifically the mountains, stars and flowers. I wanted to create a more graphic take on the things in real life that truly inspire me all the time!

    What are some design elements and/or products you are particularly excited about right now – both for your own work and what you're seeing from others?

    I am constantly amazed by artists who block print their own patterns onto paper and fabric. I think it's a wonderfully tactile process and I would imagine takes much more time and precision than most print methods. It really makes you appreciate the final product and I think it's awesome that artists are able to create their goods so thoughtfully and make a living from it! In terms of my own work, I have recently collaborated with Seattle based artist Cristina Miglino of Conjure Movement, where we screen printed a small collection of her hand drawn illustrations to be made into frames. I'm really excited to create products with these new designs as they are quite different from my own patterns but still translate quite nicely into my product line. 

    What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs in creative industries, especially those starting out?

    You truly need to enjoy and be passionate about what you are creating, because at some point you will become bogged down by all the other necessary and difficult but not very exciting parts of running a business. You won't actually be creating all the time, so when you are actually making or designing the things you are presenting and selling, you want to be able to find yourself over and over again in that process and be inspired to continue. I think that helps me get through the stuff I'm not so great at or don't necessarily take great pleasure in, such as accounting, marketing, etc., because I know it's all going towards the greater good of these products I am making that I love so much and want to share with the world. 

  • March Pop-Up Shop

    Brett Matarazo grew up in the amazing beauty of Colorado. The mountains, trees and blue-washed sunny skies shaped his love of nature, and strong beliefs in environmentalism. Using repurposed materials to bring to life the struggle between the urban and the natural world, Matarazo's work is environmentally conscious and inspired, but with a modern and functional soul. 

    Join us in celebrating spring, when nature sets its mark anew on our urban landscape. 

  • Artist Interview with Mollie Green of La Familia Green

    One of our very first card lines, La Familia Green, has been a steady favorite of our customers, too. With ever-changing designs and sentiments both sweet and just the right kind of edgy, Mollie Green, the artist and designer behind La Familia reveals how she got started and what keeps her going.

    We are pleased to feature another installment of our occasional interviews with Reverie Living artists.

    How did you get started in (greeting card) design – how did you learn to do what you do? After I completed my BFA with an emphasis in printmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I worked in a stationery store. This was the early 2000s, and the independent card world was beginning to bloom. I was really inspired by the creativity of Hammerpress, Hello Lucky, and Egg Press. I felt that greeting cards were the perfect canvas for my work. I started gocco printing (a little desktop screen printing kit) and hand cutting cards and selling them in the store. I learned the business side by helping with the buying in the store. Ten years later, I run La Familia Green full time and send cards out to stores and customers all over the world. I’m very grateful to work for myself in this inspiring field.

    Where do you find your inspiration – how do you come up with your design ideas? I keep a list on my phone of ideas. One occurs to me, and I add it to the list! I seem to be inspired most by animals and food. Go figure. I love my studio, neighborhood, and Chicago—but it can be really gray and cold. To combat that and stay inspired, I travel, read pretty magazines and books, and expose myself to art – both fine and folk.

    What are some design elements and/or products you are particularly excited about right now – both for your own work and what you're seeing from others? I love anything unique. I get tired of seeing the same old stuff, and I detest copy cats! Right now, I am excited about the weaving trend that’s emerging. And I would love to go textile hunting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It keeps popping up on my radar. I just went to Marfa, Texas, and I came home wanting a big cactus and lots of white paint.

    What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs in creative industries, especially those starting out? Pay your dues, be yourself, and keep your standards high.

    One of our perennial favorites, the Luchador Valentine from La Familia Green.

  • Introducing Crossbody Bags from Highway

    Highway brand bags started as a small bags and accessories design enterprise in the Nolita fashion district of New York City. It soon found its footing with a well-received line of crossbody bags. Their signature pieces are made of nylon - perfect for both durability and style.

    Come check them out at Reverie Living. We are the only Denver and even Colorado boutique currently carrying them. These will make an excellent addition to your casual Fall wardrobe.

  • Loll Designs Outdoor Furniture at RL - September Sale

    Even though we're heading into fall, this amazing furniture can stay outside all year long. Made in the US out of recycled milk bottles, you don't have to haul it in and out to avoid the elements. It will even withstand the high altitude Colorado sun! All Loll pieces are 15% off with free shipping when ordered before the end of September.

  • Local Furniture Feature

    We've waxed poetic here before (at least attempted to!) about the local designers and craftspeople behind the making of Reverie Living. We're now featuring in the store, a few select furniture pieces from Where Wood Meets Steel, who built the store's custom shelving and fixtures.

    You can now own a piece of contemporary, handmade furniture that will make a statement in your home or office. In this case, a poetic statement to be sure.