12 Dime Design…..a goldmine of fine home finishes

I started 12 Dime Design about 8 years ago with my father and am proud to say that we are still at it through good times and bad. 12 Dime Design operates along the Colorado front range, Colorado’s mountain resort towns and just about anywhere custom homes are being built. Working with architects, custom builders and homeowners, 12 Dime Design provides only quality materials and offers exceptional customer service.

12 Dime Design is the culmination of years of seeking out and working with unique home finishes. The name “12 Dime” comes from a historic mining claim that we have in the hills above Boulder. These mines often proved to yield all sorts of riches. We feel that through our offerings and design services there are still some “treasures” to be found in the 12 Dime Lode.

Working with select manufacturers of building products like Vintage Woods, The Woods Company and Pioneer Millworks, 12 Dime Design has found partners that share similar philosophies….provide quality unique products and do what you say you are going to do.


Entrada Design…..a Breckenridge masterpiece featuring Vintage Woods

Entrada Design, an architectural design group out of Breckenridge, Colorado is renown for creating natural works of residential art. With design concepts that mix environment and life, Entrada employs elements and materials that compliment the environment in which they create. The end results are designs that are unique to not only the individual sites but the clients needs as well.

This featured project is in Breckenridge, Colorado and built by Jeremy Fischer of Ivan Stanley & Assoc. The home sits on a solitary promontory that is both as rugged and beautiful as the structure itself. Entrada has once again succeeded in creating a home that blends with its surroundings and employs a creative mix of stone metal and woods.This project is currently a candidate for Mountain Living magazine’s 2012 “Home of the Year” as well as “Kitchen of the Year”. A great choice in both categories.

The exterior wood elements were provided by Vintage Woods and 12 Dime Design. Utilizing beetle kill pine and a proprietary finishing process, Vintage woods creates versatile and striking  building products. The beetle kill, which is overwhelmingly prevalent in the Breckenridge forests, has proven to be very difficult to manage. Vintage Woods has created a way to utilize this often wasted resource on a scale that can make a difference.

“Entrada Design recently completed an 8600 s.f. progressively distinctive custom home in Breckenridge, Colorado.  With our focus on merging art and architecture, during the design process, we turned to Dick Vossler at 12dime design for unique siding options from their Vintage Woods Collection.  We needed a more contemporary look for a refined mountain home which sits on a high vista overlooking the Highlands Golf Course in Breckenridge.

Utilizing the beetle kill timber so prevalent in our area was an opportunity to turn an environmental adversity of our region into a positive application on a remarkable structure.  The unique aging methods used by Vintage Woods presented many options for us to create the more modern, weathered look that we wanted without the expense of the added waste and instability incurred with reclaimed material.  

12 dime design was passionate about complementing our design notions and they have been an asset to our team as we worked through the project specifics resulting in an extraordinary finished product. “ -Lori Kaczka, partner at Entrada Design

Weddings…..by Couture Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to meet the two fantastic women behind Weddings by Couture Consulting. Kristy and Katie are both wonderfully talented and bring many years of experience creating one of a kind weddings for their clients. Their services range from “A Day of Planning” consulting to a very comprehensive “Full Service” offering, which takes a bride truly from her dream to reality. These two ladies are wedding super-heroes. Couture Consulting have offices in both Denver and Aspen. In Denver they are located inside the unbelievably unique and colorful Marie James Dress Boutique in Bonnie Brae.

Kristy and Katie have created an opportunity for brides that should not be missed. The “I ♥ Colorado Weddings” workshop series is intended to give bride’s the opportunity to speak with expert wedding vendors on different topics as they move through their planning process.The workshops will run through April of 2012 and feature topics important to every bride.

“Our inspiration for the events is to create intimate and personal nights where we can invite brides to chat with a team of wedding professionals about their wedding.  We wanted to create a series of nights for them to discover how to create the wedding of their dreams.”

On this cold and snowy Tuesday evening the topic was “Discover your Signature Style” and featured experts in invitations & paper goods and floral. Jen from Anthologie Press and Lisa from L.Weddel Design were on hand and eager to assist each bride focus ideas to realize her dream style.

It should come as no surprise that the Ladies of Couture Consulting have come up with such a wonderful idea. Their innovative planning and design process is evident in everything they offer.