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Designers


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Designers


CREATING BEAUTIFUL SPACES

 

Unique, exciting and fresh pieces arrive daily. And each is curated to work beautifully in collections or as stand alones. We’ve also recruited many of the top designers in Denver to serve on our sales and support teams. Their work has been featured in local, regional and national publications and home shows, including the Denver Post, Better Homes & Gardens, Denver Life Magazine and Parade of Homes.

These renowned consultants will be delighted to help you tastefully create spaces that reflect your character and spirit. From a single room to an entire home, from large furniture pieces to the smallest detail, they’ll make the experience fun and informative in helping bring your unique style to life.

With our “customer comes first” approach, and backed by our team of experts, we offer a full array of complimentary in-home design services that include: space & design planning, custom fabric & color consultation, in-home measurement & consultation, home staging (artwork, accessories, lamps, flowers, plants, rugs, etc.), and rug and accessory house calls. 


DESIGNERS


Allan Cancil
Outdoor Furniture Specialist

Allan Cancil more than 10 years of experience in furniture sales and design and enjoys selling patio furniture because so many people in Colorado love the outdoors!

 


Bonnie Nathanson

Design Consultant

Bonnie Nathanson is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in social work. She began her design career as a selling manager in a Denver Design Center showroom, and fell in love with the industry. Bonnie sources design inspiration from many places, but her mother’s exquisite taste in décor and design of their personal homes instilled in Bonnie an inherent “design gene” passed down from her mother. Bonnie loves coordinating fabrics and is skilled in creating beautiful color palettes for any space. In her downtime, she loves working in her yard and taking care of her three small rescue dogs who constantly keep her on her toes! Bonnie would love to meet with you and help you create a beautiful home.

 


Carol McDonough
Design Consultant

Carol brings over 15 years of professional experience in luxury and fine art sales, marketing and design. Her unique perspective has been fueled by her extensive world travel, which includes living and working in Paris, France. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and is a single mom to two grown children. For Carol, Larrabee’s has proven to be an excellent match in product and philosophy.

 


Georgia Jackson 
Design Consultant

Georgia has over 15 years of design experience.  She feels that ultimately, what makes a good design project for a client is a very personal thing.  There is no scientific formula to follow or magic wand to wave.  Good design is an aura of positivity for most people.  She feels one needs to listen to their story in order to create that magical space. For Georgia, it is always about what is important for the clients and their personal needs.

 


Janice Fodor
Design Consultant

Janice is an interior designer who brings decades of sales experience to Larrabee’s. She has been involved in a number of Parade of Home projects in the Denver and Copper Mountain areas. Understanding and helping the client achieve the feel and look for the areas in question is her goal. She has traveled to many countries which has helped expand her creativity and imagination. Patience is a strong point for Janice and she attributes it to being the mother of four grown children.

 


Nancy Kuzava
Design Consultant

Nancy thrives on connecting with people and has an innate ability to listen and translate what she hears into spaces that reflect your style and character. She makes the sometimes overwhelming task of home design a fun and informative experience. In-home consults are her favorite way to ensure that your design flows elegantly from room to room. With excellent computerized space planning skills, complete room measurement, fabric and color consultation, and artfully placed accessories, Nancy can ensure that every detail has been well thought out. Having worked extensively with local home builders and traveled world-wide, Nancy understands how our environment and life experiences contribute to the character and ultimate feel of our homes.


Shawna Balliet
Design Director

Shawna is a Colorado native whose bi-costal living and world-wide travel has provided her the experience to develop a unique perspective and approach to creating an eclectic, yet harmonious, living environment. Her innate talent and ability to understand her clients' needs, enables their personalities to be reflected through a stylish, engaging design. Shawna holds a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a secondary degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in Los Angeles.

 


Sheryle Picard
Senior Design Consultant

Sheryle is a native of Colorado and brings her natural gift for creativity blending texture, color and flow to Larrabee’s. She is known for her incredibly positive spirit, her enthusiasm, and her love of people. It is her mission to establish a close working relationship with her clients, listening carefully to make sure that she creates environments that complement and suite the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must. Sheryle has a flair for selecting great new pieces while incorporating objects and furnishing you may already own and treasure. "Everybody wants to live in a great space. I help them get there.”

 


Susie Harling
Design Consultant

Susie Harling left an eighteen-year career in education to study Interior Design at Colorado State University. She developed her client following in well-known Colorado furniture stores, including Fossil Creek Furniture Galleries, Homestead House, Whitney’s, and Lauren Brooks. Since 1999, Susie has worked as an independent designer at the Denver Design District. Susie loves the challenge of working with clients to clarify their specific wants, likes and dislikes, and ultimately helping them formulate a design plan that incorporates furnishings to suit their lifestyles. Susie prides herself on creating environments for her clients that are harmonious in style, beauty, and comfort. As a designer, Susie’s greatest joy is a happy customer. The products and vendors represented in Larrabee’s Furniture + Design are impressive, and Susie is excited to help clients take advantage of this great resource in home furnishings.

 


Valerie O'Dowd
Senior Design Consultant

Valerie’s degree is from the University of Iowa with advanced studies from Arizona State. Her continuing education in design was recently done at Front Range Community College under global designer Cynthia Peacock. Valerie has 16 years’ experience in the home furnishings industry and has worked on commercial and residential projects. She taught music education and volunteered with the Junior League previously. Valerie offers on-site complimentary house calls and specializes in tailoring the projects to her client’s needs and budgets. She is a mother of three. Her hobbies are playing clarinet, cooking, and exercising.