Last year I photographed Kim and Dustin Nyhus — the creative heads behind a curated home decor studio DENY Designs, here in Denver. The shoot was initially for a local online publication, however, things did not quite work out and the photoshoot remained half done. Sad really, because I would have loved to get more photographs of this awesome space. But since the deal fell through, I wasn’t able to complete the assignment.
Well, since I practically fell in love with the studio and the items they carry, I figured I would at least share the few photos I did get here on my blog. It would be a shame not to. The day I first went to the studio, I felt like I walked into some fairy tale land. The retail area, or the studio space so to speak was curated with the most fantastic pieces of furnitures and other home decor item imaginable. DENY commissions artists all around the world and then transforms their art into statement pieces that are whimsical yet fully functional.
Even the office space behind the studio is beautiful. I mean, look at that photo above where Kim and Dustin are having a chat with two of their team members. Isn’t that place just gorgeous with exposed brick walls and wood flooring and what not? I mean… wouldn’t YOU want to work in a place that looked like that?
Look at that table, and the gallery style wall in the conference room in the photo right above. I am a huge fan of print magazines, and one day, if I am lucky enough to have a place with exposed brick walls, I might just do something similar to show off my collection! Like, seriously, I wanted to pack my bags and move into their studio, right there and then…
It’s too bad that I didn’t get more photos of their studio space. At that point I was planning for a second day of shooting which ended up not happening. Ughh… hate when something like that happens. But oh well, life goes on.
Kim and Dustin are an amazing couple. They quite obviously get along really well not only as husband and wife, but also as business partners! I spent the second half of the shoot going around the neighborhood and taking photos of the couple, and the chemistry between these two people are just fabulous! No wonder DENY is such an accomplishment.
If you happen to need funky pieces of furniture or other home decor items that double as art pieces, do check them out. I’m fairly certain that they ship nationwide. I guarantee you’d fall in love with them!
2000 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado