Jan Barboglio Visits Homefest

Wrapped in the mysticism, history, romance and the spirituality of old Mexico, the Jan Barboglio collection has been a cornerstone of the decorative accessories and table-top offering at Homefest from the day Jan released her first collection.  To say we are big fans of her beautiful designs goes beyond understatement.

Jan’s artisanry found its roots in north-central Mexico where she spent her childhood.  After many years designing clothes with her sister Christina, Jan turned to sculpting decorative accessories, furniture and serving pieces for entertaining at home.  Embellished with crosses and crowns, scrolls, guardian angels and symbolic bleeding hearts, Jan’s collection is well-known for bringing the spirituality of old Mexico and the casual sophistication of Western living to home décor.

Jan has forged a following among her many collectors through her rich history and story-telling ability.  In every detail, Barboglio is known for turning everyday living into something magical.  So…we are understandably thrilled that Jan will be making a personal appearance at Homefest on Saturday, October 21st.  

We hope you’ll join us for this rare in-store visit to meet Jan, have your Jan Barboglio purchases signed* and enjoy Mexican food and festivities while you shop.   

*Signed merchandise available in-store only

Black and White Kitchen Design Project

Over the course of Homefest’s 20+ years, several customers have asked us for help designing the interior of their home. It wasn’t a service that we originally had planned to offer, but it made sense with our mix of lighting, furniture, artwork, bedding, decorative accessories and area rugs. Since the first request a dozen years ago, we’ve been involved with projects that range from a one-room kitchen re-model to several top-to-bottom total makeovers.

We recently finished a kitchen remodel for a couple of empty-nesters who wanted to open up a small, awkward kitchen and create a more functional space that would become the heart of the home for their large, extended family. We love the way this project turned out.  The simplicity of the black and white color scheme is classic and modern at the same time.

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Take it Outside!

If you saw our first post, All in the Family, then you’ll remember the rambling picture of kids, dogs, and grandkids.  I’m Mike, the old guy in the back row. Together with my wife, Lindy (the pretty lady standing next to me), we do all of the product sourcing and buying for our store Homefest and our website, HomefestDecor.com.  Mine is one of the many voices you’ll be hearing from on this site, mostly to share information about the products we source and the artists and craftspeople who are behind all of them.

You’ve probably noticed that we are in the dog days of summer, I guess the upside here is that with the end of summer comes the beginning of Football season…both good reasons to move the party outside to get the last few weekends of summer entertaining in or possibly plan the first tailgate of the season.  Either way, we’ve got the dinnerware, barware and serving accessories to do both effortlessly and elegantly. Read more

Copper Polish…The Moscow Mule Elevated

Moscow Mule Mugs and recipes

We like our summer to last through September…maybe into October. If you’re anything like us, we’re guessing you do too. Our suggestion for an extended summer…a signature cocktail for the last parties of the season or an impressive hostess gift to bring along. A Moscow Mule solves both dilemmas; a stylish vessel and a great tasting send-off to the summer season.

Other than the fact that Vodka comes from Russia, we’re not really sure why this drink is called a Moscow Mule (unless you make them the way we like them…with a little extra kick!).  Either way, what we are sure of is that we have one of the nicest Moscow Mule Mugs we’ve ever seen.

Beautiful, heavy gauge copper is hand-hammered by an international artists cooperative with its roots in Santa Clara del Cobre, a village located high in the Sierra Madres of Southwestern Mexico and a stateside workshop in Austin, Texas. The tradition of Mexican copper work originated over 1000 years ago.  Obviously, we think these Master copper artisans make the best Moscow Mule mug around.

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All in the Family…

Luxury Home Furnishings Style Blog

Welcome to Homefestdecor.com, the latest version of our website and blog. Now that we are re-launching, we think a little introduction is in order.  Lucky enough to live the country life in Northern Colorado, we also have the good fortune of doing it surrounded by family while doing work that we love.  We are three generations of Coloradans (and assorted dogs and chickens) who love to work, dine, celebrate and play together.

Over the past 24 years, we’ve built a luxury retail business that emphasizes and celebrates the increasing rarity of the artisan craft. If it’s hand thrown, mouth blown, hand carved, hand hammered or hand woven, it’s what we seek out. We think one of life’s greatest luxuries is the experience of owning a piece that someone made by hand and made all the better if it’s a treasure that can be used every day and later passed down. Our goal at Homefest has always been to bring those artisan products to the wonderful customers who come to our Denver store and now, we’d like to share them with new friends who might be looking for a more convenient way to have the Homefest experience. Read more