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Artist House Tours: Photographer Jill Mustoffa's Wheat Ridge haven

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What is your favorite piece?

John Haley III's hand forged curtain hardware. He is amazing. His work is so inspirational. I needed to buy curtain rods. I could have spent the money on crap, or I could ask John to whip me up something. I really like art nouveau, and it goes really well in here. I commissioned John to do the fireplace, too.

What are your guests reactions?

"Wow, this place is huge." "I love your home!" "It's a museum." "Sweet -- you have themed rooms." "What, your horse sticks his head in the house?" There is eye candy everywhere.

Have you re-purposed any materials in your home?

The bathroom has Volkswagen car mirrors in it.

Did you indulge in any of your rooms?

Um, yes! All of them. Each room you come into, you feel like that room is giving you a hug. You have a different feeling in each room. It just makes me happy. Everywhere I look, it just makes me happy.

Best design advice?

Use color, it is your friend. If you don't like it, you can always paint over it. Color flow is very important to me. Have things around you that make your eyes happy, and don't be afraid of those nail holes. They can be filled!

Follow Jill's favorite hashtags on Instagram. #byegonelabels #robinsproject #payphonephotography #tresspassingforart #worlddecay #partnersincrime #findbeautyoutofshit #moocowmonday #itsokimvine #toiletsformichelle #scoobydooish #imaginarycrimescene #theresalwaysanexit

Find Jill Mustoffa's latest book One Hundred Days of Rural Decay online.

When Jeanne isn't doing House Tours, she is blogging on how to create bohemian style with both vintage and recycled materials.

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