Monday, March 1, 2010


Like many of you, I am at pivotal crossroads in my life. Professionally, and in some ways personally. 2009 was rough in so many ways. I had insane clients (literally), if you are reading this, it was not you :-), pressures at the showroom, and painful layoffs. I have never been one to shy away from a personal growth challenge and I will certainly not shy away from this one. It seems clear we are being called to evaluate what is ethical, true and authentic in our world and in our personal lives.

What I know:

I want to be happy and feel everyday I am making a positive, helpful difference in someone’s life. I want to somehow be a beacon of hope as we maneuver thru this significant shift. We get to make some profound life changing choices right now. TOGETHER we have to make concessions and look out for each other.

Small businesses are being hit hard and I am fighting for my life. I can’t just sell a piece of furniture to make a buck. I can’t and never could design a home just to make it look pretty. For me, there has always been a deeper more poignant purpose to my career choice.

I do believe our home has to be a true and authentic space to let down our guard, re-charge, be safe and happy. A space where everywhere you look, you feel exceptional. You walk in your kitchen and you feel proud that you are eating the foods that sustain your body, cooking and preparing meals in a kitchen created with eco-minded materials, energy star rated appliances. You walk in your bedroom and the very sight of this magnificent space calms you.

In a moment of hope, I signed a two year lease at the end of December for Invironments. I did so trusting and hoping that as a community we would all work together to make the true message and intention of Invironments be experienced and succeed.

I love having the most affordable modern furniture in Boulder. After four days at the Las Vegas furniture show, I found some inspiration and have brought in a few new lines, I know are “within reach” for so many of my customers.

Take a look at Innovations for modern cool sofa beds and bright graphic Amy Butler rugs by Chandra.

Clubber Sofa bed: $1399 and 6x9 Rug: $865

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SALE!!! In store & NEW items too!

ReINvention Sale @ Invironments!
We've had great response to the sale so far...
and now we're offering 20% off all NEW orders too!

EQ3 Lola Sofa
$999 - 30% = $699

Jonathan Adler custom-framed, limited edition prints
40% off. From $699 down to $419/each.

See more here:

1646 Pearl Street
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm

Thursday, January 14, 2010

$15,000 Bathroom Eco-Makeover Giveaway Winner Gets Ready for Remodeling to Begin!

Jodi Feinhor-Dennis, owner of Invironments, landed on the front page of The Daily Camera on July 25, 2009, to announce Bathroom Confessions, a $15,000 bathroom eco-makeover giveaway contest. 55 contestants entered, incredible stories were shared and a winner was selected. Now, the remodeling is about to begin!

Invironments along with Boulder County Home & Garden Magazine and other local sponsors banded together in response to threats of a doomed economy to reward a person in the community for simply choosing optimism amidst difficulty. To enter, contestants shared an inspiring story of how they stay hopeful when life throws a curve ball.

The contest was as successful as it was inspirational. The most surprising outcome was just how inspiring people’s stories were! From a man who was laid off so he started a life-long goal to do stand-up comedy, to a woman whose son had died and she saw a recurring white cricket - an omen of her son’s spirit. Many contestants told stories of losing their savings when the stock market plunged, of health issues, of lost jobs – and then told how they keep their spirits up. Some volunteered, some connected with nature, and many said they took time to connect with family and friends.

Of the 55 contestants, Invironments selected Peggy Wrenn, a 58-year-old Boulder native. Her story was moving and inspiring on many levels. She’d had a few “curve balls” within the year: nearing retirement, her net worth dropped by 40% and her best friend passed from cancer. Peggy entered the Bathroom Confessions contest in memory of her late friend, Toni, who had decorated most of Peggy’s home.

Our winner Peggy tells her story best:

Toni REALLY wanted to redo my frumpy bathroom, but we couldn't afford it. Last summer, on a whim, thinking of Toni, I entered a "Bathroom Confessions Eco-Makeover" contest sponsored by Invironments -- a local interior design business -- with a prize of a $15,000 bathroom makeover. Per the contest rules, I wrote an essay on how to stay up in hard times, submitted bathroom photos, and went to the shop to record my story on video in their "bathroom confessional”.

When Invironments announced the winner, it ironically landed one year + one day after Toni’s death. Peggy is certain that Toni arranged this and says of her late friend, “Toni deserves the Purple Heart for making lemonade out of lemons, and using her cancer to heal at the deepest levels, to learn about her true self and to offer her unique brand of love vibrantly to the world.”

Many contestants had very inspiring and heart-wrenching stories. Amidst them all, a single statement Peggy said at the end of her video interview stood out from the rest. She said, “When you see every gesture as a gift, you’re too grateful to be scared.”

This Saturday, January 16, Peggy is hosting a party at her home – the date would have been Toni’s 60th birthday. While celebrating Toni’s life, Peggy will show off the decorating Toni accomplished and then Invironments’ designer Jodi Feinhor-Dennis will present design concepts for the bathroom’s eco-makeover.

To create the $15,000 giveaway, Invironments rallied its many local resources in the home-remodeling industry and asked them to be a bathroom makeover partner. Each sponsor jumped on board with a shared vision: to uplift and benefit the community of Boulder County. All materials and labor will be donated by the local sponsors.

Sponsors include:

Boulder County Home & Garden Magazine
: Quarterly magazine that links Boulder County homeowners with the wide array of services, resources and products available to them.

Invironments Design: Intuitively designing homes to connect you with your soul. Invironments insulates clients from the stress of a typical home remodel by managing the interior design/remodeling project and budget from concept to completion.

KBC Remodeling: An expert in full-scale, eco-green remodeling, KBC specializes in custom cabinetry solutions.

Go Green Flooring: Family owned since opening in 1982, Go Green offers the latest technology in environmentally sound flooring with knowledgeable service and expert installation technicians.

Splashlight: Unique, modern and stylish, energy-efficient light fixtures.

Boulder Bath: Owner Meri Lynn is the third generation of a family business that specializes in high-end home design products; Boulder Bath offers specialty decorative bath and plumbing fixtures.

Apache Stoneworks: The highest quality installation of tile and stone by a reliable and professional team.

True Colors Painting: Specializing in interior and exterior painting, this crew will use eco-friendly paints and the end result will be crisp edges and a refreshed space.

Ellie's Home Store: A one-stop shop for healthy, sustainable, recycled and eco friendly products including remodeling products, kitchenware, pet accessories, house cleaning and apparel.

Katy Pollock,
(303) 413 8003