OUR STORY

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Laura and Jamie were introduced a few years ago where they had the opportunity to collaborate in the design world.  They quickly found out that they had more in common than just their love for color and textiles.  Their friendship and support have grown their passion into a wonderful partnership.  They are a great mix of style, sophistication and fun! 

Their love for the arts, architecture and color guided their passion to have successful careers in interior design, where they have over 40 years of combined experience.  They love to travel, which led both talented women to design high-end residential and commercial projects throughout the country.  As a team, they bring a sense of humor, a love of collaboration, and an expert eye for design details to each project.  Their ability to develop client relationships, listen, and address each individual client’s needs is a key strength to their success.  Laura and Jamie focus on creating interiors that inspire!   We infuse a fresh, sophisticated balance of creativity, functionality and livability in each design all while reflecting the individual client’s personality.

This dynamic duo believe that it is an honor to be doing what they love every day, and they live by the values that they feel create the groundwork of great design: inspiration, trust, and details.  This is Haven.

We are excited to meet you!

 

Laura Hodgson, Allied ASID

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Although I currently call Boulder, Colorado home, I have lived in twelve different states during my lifetime.  I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing our country’s many varied architectural styles, nuances and cultures.  What’s more, I LOVE to travel.  Meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and soaking up the local flavors enrich my work. I am committed to offering you a global perspective on design solutions and materials. 

Having obtained degrees in both design and psychology, I started my design career on the east coast and have completed projects from Nantucket to Montecito and lots of places in between. After the birth of my girls, I decided to start my own company so I could have the flexibility to be with them more and work with clients on a different level.

On a personal note, my husband, daughters, Australian shepherd and I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, skiing and camping.  I love to entertain and create the best craft cocktail for every occasion.  I enjoy the arts in all forms, and I feel strongly about giving back to the world in a variety of ways.

- Laura Hodgson

Jamie Valdez, Allied ASID

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I have always been drawn to creative pursuits.  In my free time, you will find me exploring my creative passions through painting, cooking, reading and traveling.  I am an avid party planner and enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I share a passion for sports and the outdoors with my husband and my two active boys. 

I love traveling and exploring various forms of architecture.  I was drawn to Chicago after earning my design degree.  I began my career with a boutique design firm, where we designed beautiful homes throughout the country.  In 2008, I returned to Colorado where I have continued to work on both residential and national commercial projects.  I believe the most compelling spaces tell a story that reflect my client’s personality.  I value my relationships with my clients and am honored when they trust me to come into their lives and design a space that inspires them.

One of the most influential people in my life was my grandmother Charlotte, who taught me how to paint.  She was an amazing artist and I am grateful to her for instilling in me a passion for the arts.  I still love to paint, and my favorite medium is watercolor.  I also have a crazy obsession with sharpies.  You will never see me without a set of colored sharpies and my sketchbook.

- Jamie Valdez

 

Do you like us? I’m sure we’ll like you too-call us!

 
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