Architects & Interior Designers

Gerber Berend Design + Build

Low Voltage Lighting Detail

“Using a bolted connection and 1” steel rod to resist the tension of our cable lights, this detail grew out of necessity and, like the exposed rafters of this A-frame, expresses beauty in functionality.”

Entry Detail

“This combination of reclaimed wood and crisp, steel channel creates a look that is both contemporary and timeless.”

Entry Kitchen

“Making a transition, as this blackened steel portal both allows a graceful change in materials, and us to pass into a new space.” 

Kitchen Table Leg Detail

“Clean-lined curved steel is juxtaposed with the warmth of a walnut table top and cognac dyed leather.”


Rumor Design

Some of our favorite details were simple selections which we executed in unexpected ways. We selected large porcelain tiles resembling stone and repeated them generously throughout the house, extending the path seamlessly out to the covered patio and through the large three-pane sliding-glass doors. We used marble tile on the fireplace and arranged the stone in a contemporary herringbone pattern. We selected tongue and groove white oak for the ceiling to draw light up and into the smaller spaces while enhancing the feel of the main gathering area and bedroom.

The family wanted to capitalize on the use of their new addition for entertainment purposes, so instead of traditional appliances, we designed a more practical gathering area with a SubZero 24″ wine fridge and two spacious refrigerator drawers below. Added luxuries like an icemaker tucked within the island provided even more space, making the kitchen feel fresh and minimalist. Our client wanted something fun and different for the new home and had always loved the idea of bold colors and patterns, which is why the blue cabinetry and unique backsplash tile were an easy selection. Despite the alluring design at eye level, a vintage shag rug steals the spotlight with bright colors and inviting textures.


Stēl House + Home

Modern Farmhouse

Keep the cozy, lose the clutter: Modern farmhouse means classic stone walls and a kitchen where you can thrive, but contemporary design offers sleek surfaces, global-inspired textures and easy-living open spaces.  This contemporary take combines an eclectic mix of feminine textiles with raw, industrial finishes.  Mixed metals pop against the clean shiplap walls, rugged textural rugs and reclaimed wood furnishings.


Vertical Arts

Flat Top Residence:

Modern, not Malibu: Finding zen in Steamboat Springs

Project description: The homeowners enlisted Vertical Arts as their full-service architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm to build their dream spa-like mountain retreat featuring sophisticated, high-level design at every turn.  With 360-degree sweeping mountain vistas, stone walls juxtaposing floor-to-ceiling windows, and outdoor living spaces that rival the interiors, the Flat Top Residence’s strategic site orientation melds the home into the mountainous backdrop, providing privacy and creating an inimitable exterior silhouette.