“When you have a teeny little condo, it takes a designer with HUGE vision to get the most out of the space. Jim Powell is the magician who has done that for me, not once, but twice! Jim and his team transformed mundane spaces into contemporary wonders, all while being a joy to work with.”

Denver, Colorado

“Jim is, first and foremost, a great listener. He first asked questions about how we lived and then asked questions about what we loved. He not only directed us toward fabrics, furniture, lamps and floor coverings, but he designed spaces and chose fixtures that really work. The result is a home that is understated, comfortable, and efficient, punctuated by unexpected and whimsical touches. The entire process was drama-free, and the quality of the work was superb.”

Denver, CO

“Our first experience with Jim was to remodel our Beaver Creek Condominium. This process was taking the condo down to the studs and redesigning a wall or two, the finishes, to all the furniture. We were overwhelmed with the transformation and continue to this day to receive multiple compliments on our condo. We had such a great experience, that when we built our dream home in Houston - we decided to use Jim again!

Beaver Creek, Co / Cypress, Texas

“Jim Powell is a talented designer and a pleasure to work with. Having depended upon him for decorating advice since we moved to Vail 23 years ago, I particularly appreciate his ability to sense not only what is right for a room, but also what will fit with his customer’s taste and lifestyle habits. He creates magic with everything from designing a room to hanging a picture wall. Even when I have called him out of the blue from stores in New York or California to say, “Help, Jim, I found this table/antique poster/whatever-- should I buy it?”, he has patiently responded with sound advice and unerring good taste. Obviously, I think Jim is terrific!”

Vail, CO

“Over the past 30 years of owning properties in the Vail Valley, J. Powell & Associates has provided an exceptional and distinguishing touch of class and warmth to our homes. For our Beaver Creek home Jim was in the forefront of the shift to the truly “mountain elegant” style and we were the benefactors of such insight as this home has a really timeless ambiance.

Last year we purchased a newly built condominium in Lionshead with a massive picture window overlooking the ski slopes and once again we called on Jim for assistance. Jim created an entirely new but equally elegant and comfortable “look”. In addition to the interior design work, J. Powell & Associates coordinated and supervised the minor remodeling needs, the furniture delivery, and left no detail behind.

Finally, as we were so pleased with his vision on these properties, he was in charge of the makeover of our primary residence in Boulder—providing a lighter, more contemporary look that was warm and inviting. Each property has its own “feel” and they are very different but all reflected our lifestyle and personality.”

Vail / Boulder, Colorado

“We have used J. Powell and Associates on 3 projects. In all cases, the projects were a success. This in large part is due to Jim's personal style and unique skills. Jim does a great job listening to and interacting with the client...helping us to define what we were trying to accomplish, working with us to articulate our needs and desires for the project and ensuring that the client's voice was heard throughout the project. He then worked collaboratively with us each step along the way. We felt that he read our working style and adapted accordingly.

Jim worked tirelessly on our behalf to make each space special...focused on the use of space, the feel of the space and determining how to make it special. Jim acted with our best interests in mind and with high level of integrity. And he is there for the long haul. We have had a 12-year relationship with Jim and he continues to be responsive to our needs well beyond the completion of the project.

It has been and continues to be an absolute pleasure working with Jim and his firm! We would recommend him without reservation.”

Linda and Mark
Edwards / Denver CO