Brooke Stevens Interior Designer

Born and raised in Colorado, Brooke wanted to experience life on the east coast and started her higher education at University of New Hampshire, focused on Human Development and Family Studies. She went on to transfer to CSU and ultimately graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. After her university experience, Brooke discovered her true passion lies in Interior Design, and earned her master’s certificate from Heritage School of Interior Design in Denver. As a newcomer to the interior design scene, Brooke has loved learning something new every day, and gaining practical knowledge and experience.

As a world class rock climber, Brooke spends her free time focused on extreme mountaineering in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Just kidding... she’s outdoorsy in that she likes long walks on the beach with a margarita in hand. As a self-proclaimed “city girl” Brooke loves exploring the many eclectic neighborhoods and rooftop patios that Denver has to offer, but has been known to be persuaded to go white-water rafting and zip-lining through the woods as long as she can spend more time with friends and family.

Tricia Guy Business Development Specialist & Senior Designer


As the youngest of four girls, Tricia quickly became her father’s resident assistant on all home projects.  Inspired by the endless creative capabilities in each project, Tricia knew design and construction was where she wanted to dedicate her career.  After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from The Illinois Institute of Art, Tricia has gained experience from a wide range within the design field:  from high-end residential to commercial interiors.  Working within the Senior Living design market established an instant connection with Tricia and has since been her focus for the past 10 years. Tricia’s positive outlook, passion for architectural design, and dedication to collaboration has created lasting relationships with industry partners looking to design and experience a unique blend of hospitality driven design with an emphasis of resident comfort.


Since relocating to Denver in 2018 from Wisconsin, Tricia enjoys experiencing everything Colorado has to offer.  When she’s not in the mountains enjoying a hike with her significant other Eric and their fur-son Renzo, you can find her teaching her other passion, Pilates, to friends and family alike.

Paisley Director of Human Resources


As Director of Human Resources, Paisley’s number one priority is boosting team moral. Equipped with a feel-good attitude and playful spirit, Paisley’s lighthearted approach to the office environment brings a sense of joy and comfort to both co-workers and clients alike.

When not in the office, Paisley can be found exploring the many trails and streams Steamboat has to offer, along with her best Hiking Buddies- Aneka and Brian. Dubbed “The Furricane” by her mom Aneka, Paisley brings a little spark of sunshine to whatever room she bounces in to.

Trend Watch- Unique Lighting

Trend Watch- Unique Lighting

Trend Watch: Unique Lighting & Light Features

Lighting tends to be one of the most overwhelming yet rewarding decisions to make regarding design. Whether the project is a fresh build, a remodel, or a simple update, lighting can quite literally be the “cherry on top.” With the end of the year graciously coming upon us, it is always interesting to look and see what trends took a bold stance in the design world and if they will carry through to the following year.

In 2018 there has been a large trend shift to a specific style that allows for modernization with a mix of personality and uniqueness.  When it comes to lighting, the possibilities are endless. The use of mixed finishes, unique textures, exposed bulbs, mixed media, multiple layers, or blown glass have proven that being more individualistic makes for a much greater reward.

The images shown below are great examples of how these new styles of lighting allow for anyone to create personality and uniqueness in their space by the turn of a bulb and a flip of a switch!

Will we see these trends carry into 2019? We can’t wait to see!

Mixed Finishes – This may seem risky, but the amount of contrast that is created by this brass and matte black fixture allow for a clean look while remaining a little on the exciting side.

Textured Glass – A style like this creates a simple and easy interest for the eye. Some glass textures may be heavier than others allowing for the perfect amount of obscurity with an exposed bulb.

Exposed Bulbs – It is easy to say that exposure of varying bulb types have truly taken the stage for current lighting trends. It can push a design to be more modern or even industrial.

Mixed Media – While this look is only for certain designs, it is bold and oh so exciting! Fixtures like the ones above are great for filling a space, while remaining soft and airy. They really push the farmhouse style that is so highly desired in residential design today.

Mixed Media (2) – Another example of mixing certain medias can easily be seen in the combination of rustic wood and iron. This industrial and rustic fixture style can really make a house feel more like a home!

Clustering of Pendants – A great way to add a ton of visual interest to any space can be by layering or clustering your favorite pendants! Some fixtures may be produced this way while it is completely acceptable to create your very own with however many different styles, sizes, and finishes!

Blown Glass – The final major style that is very apparent today puts off such a natural and unique style. Blown glass comes in endless colorways, textures, and shapes! Let your creativity shine with a combination of multiple glass fixtures!

If you want to learn more about updating your home by adding unique lighting and fixtures, contact the team at Aneka Interiors, Inc!