February 22, 2011

The Queen Anne B&B is the B.O.M.B. Diggety.

Radical Art-Suites. Amazing Location. Yummy Local Food. Luxurious Decor. Eco-Conscious Owners.

Even if I LIVED in Denver, I think I would stay at The Queen Anne once a month…just for the delicious made-to-order breakfast with all local, organic ingredients! (and the uber-comfy beds are such a delight…) Last time I stayed, Innkeeper and Art Curator (and one of my favorite DIY Designers), Baily Rose, made me the most finger-lickin’ good breakfast burrito I’ve ever had. Hands-down.

Owner and Gourmet Chef Milan Doshi is one of the nicest guys around, and I feel honored to have three big murals in their beautiful Inn, and a suite decorated with my Colorado landscapes!      (I’ve written more about this awesome Eco-concious Bed & Breakfast on Elephant before!)

Now the Queen Anne is only getting cooler by working with more local artists and adding more custom artist-designed suites!

They just got a great write-up in The Westword Denver, and I’m psyched to see The Queen Anne rockin’ it! Here’s an excerpt, but go read the full story and see pretty pictures too!

Tran and Josh Wills help visitors find the “other” Denver at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast

By Susan Froyd, Tue., Feb. 22 2011
When the local design- and fashion-savvy entrepreneurial couple Tran and Josh Wills visit other cities, they don’t look first for the typical tourist attractions and destinations. “We try to hit the Plastic Chapels, the Mona Lucero Design Boutiques in other places,” Tran says.

Tran and Josh are part of a small army of Colorado artists and designers who’ve been enlisted by inn manager Baily Rose to recreate one room or suite in the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast on the edge of downtown Denver in the Clements Addition Historic District. The fashion-forward couple met that challenge with gusto: For visitors coming to Denver from other cities, they wanted to design a room that would also serve as a map of Denver’s culturally offbeat side.

“This is sort of a dream come true for us,” Tran explains, as we look around their suite-in-progress, which now includes a dramatic black-walled bedroom and a living area featuring Josh’s free-form pop-culture murals and edgy artwork by up-and-coming Denver artists. Tran is preparing to hang a disco ball in a window on the vaulted attic ceiling, while she and Josh, who is seated at a desk area set off by a large, graphic Stendig wall calendar, plot their next steps. They look right at home amid the drying paint and step ladders.


And here are a few more great pics of The Queen Anne.  (pics courtesy of The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast)

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