The rustic look of Colorado wood inspired designer Jackie Campbell and her fiancé, Keith Stevenson, to open Colorado Rustic Furnishings in Northfield, located next to Macy’s. “We do anything from contemporary to rustic. We mix woods together. It’s a very popular thing to do, and the refurbished wood fits anywhere,” says Campbell.
“We have a group of people who hand make the furniture mostly out of Colorado wood,” Campbell explained. “We have aspen, rustic refurbished wood and barn wood. We have furniture for bedrooms and kitchens. We have dining tables, stools, benches, beds and bedding for the beds. We don’t carry living room furniture on a regular basis, but we do have coffee tables and end tables.” She adds that they don’t carry upholstered furniture, though she will upholster stools and chairs upon request.
Campbell says aspen and refurbished wood from an old building get sanded and finished and made into furniture—and wood from a barn may still have some red paint on it. “Beetle kill pieces are used for tables and beds. At least we can make something positive out of beetle kill wood that will last forever,” she said. Campbell herself makes floral accessories. Colorado Rustic Furnishings also carries accessories, including rugs from Turkey and Saudi Arabia. “The rugs are made of olefin fiber,” Campbell said. “It’s a lot stronger than polyester. It’s really thick and cushiony. But they are like a carpet—you can spot clean them and steam clean them.”
“I do a lot of design work, so we can help people put things together. Everything is unique,” Campbell says.
Campbell says they support local artists. If someone wants a different size table or chest of drawers, they will arrange for it to be custom made.
Campbell and Stevenson opened Colorado Rustic Furnishings in Northfield after spending time at a similar store in Lakewood. “We wanted to expand,” Campbell said. “Keith and I wanted to open a store on our own and have a store close to home. When I saw Stapleton, I knew this was it. I just love it.”
Campbell and Stevenson live in Aurora with their lovable German shepherd, Homer, who spends time in the store greeting customers, especially children. “I was a high school teacher, and I love to support schools,” Campbell said. “We’ll be out there with activities and events in Stapleton.”
Colorado Rustic Furnishings has a gift registry and online ordering is available. Hours are 10am–9pm Mon. through Sat. and 11am–6pm on Sunday. For more information, call 303.371.1483 or email Jcampbell_25@msn.com.