bathroom cleaning 101

Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by

it was another busy saturday at modmood with fun furnishings being sold and plenty of traffic from open to close, great sales and the “fiscal cliff” seemed but a distant memory

however, with a lot of customers it was time time to give our regular attention to cleaning  the bathrooms. although we rotate this bathroom cleaning responsibility daily among our staff it was time for our newest employee, cyrus bobo, to take his turn and learn the fundamentals of toilet cleaning, etc.

i’m sure cyrus wasn’t thinking of toilet cleaning when he asked to help at our  retro vintage, modern and contemporary studio and design center.

after jeanne, our resident bathroom guru, had finished teaching cyrus the abc’s of making our restrooms spotless and sanitary, i’m sure he felt more like mr. clean than an apprentice retail associate. however, for better or worse, richer or poorer, most brick and mortar stores try their best to make the shopping experience enjoyable for their customers.  even teaching their grandchildren how to clean toilets–welcome aboard, cyrus!


-pat gooch


color in COLORado

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 by

in a recent survey i read, can you guess what the favorite color for living rooms in the mountain west region was?

brown (beige to be exact)… are you kidding me? it made me wonder who they polled to come to this conclusion. i’ve found that brown can absolutely suck the life out of any room. i like to keep it fresh and white is a great go to color for that…yes, white is a color too!

as an accent or more these colors can add so much to your space:

blue is a great color and can be safely used in so many areas of the home. usually classified as a cool color, it is generally relaxing and serene and is great in colorado as it blends nicely with our wonderful blue skies.


purple can range from a soft lavender to eggplant and is a great accent color whether used in an analogous palette, with blues or pinks or a complimentary one with yellows and golds.


red is one of those colors that either you go full blown, all the way, “katy bar the door” with OR you use just a touch. it can be overpowering quickly if used as an accent or vibrant and delicious if carried to the limit.

orange seems to be an all around favorite with the modern style and also the vintage and retro – it can add excitement to any space. of course you want to be careful; having lived in both tennessee and colorado (think tennessee vols and denver broncos) it can take on a unsophisticated turn very quickly if used with the wrong color or accent.

yellow can be fabulous or disastrous. due to the huge amount of sunlight we get in colorado it’s important to spend time selecting just the right yellow for your space. keep in mind the amount of direct sunlight to which your room may be exposed. one of my favorites is a butter cream yellow as it adds brightness yet is soothing to the strong bright light we are lucky to have here. another yellow that i love is what i refer to as the “aspen” yellow. you can’t live in colorado and not know the wonder of that beautiful color contrasting our snow covered mountains.

green is one of those colors that has a great organic quality. whether you are using a fresh bright yellow – green or running to the opposite side of the green range with blue – greens you can’t go wrong. green is a favorite for dining rooms and front doors and foyers.


west denver gets together

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 by

WOW! although we haven’t had our official grand opening party (save the date for the week-end of may 20, 2011), we are open and having a lot of fun.  tuesday, march 8th modmood and RETRO Consignment was THE LOCATION for the alphabet networking group event.

alphabet networking meets quarterly

this quarterly networking event is for the members of several leading business associations of the west metro denver area. the recent event, hosted by enterprise wheat ridge at modmood and RETRO Consignment, had representation from approximately 150 members of the following associations:applewood business associationarvada chamber of commercealameda gateway community associationconifer chamber of commerce, edgewater enterprise, enterprise wheat ridgeevergreen chamber of commercegolden chamber of commerce, south lake business association, west chamber of commercewest colfax community association.

along with the usual networking by business professionals the wheat ridge business district presented funds through a federal grand to pat gooch and jeanne nichols owners of the property and business modmood and RETRO Consignment for the facade and signage improvements to the exterior of the building at 7700 w. 44th avenue wheat ridge, co.

in honor of fat tuesday, co-owner of modmood and RETRO Consignment, pat gooch, shared beads (requirement of raising of the shirt/blouse was waved).  sliders and mini-dogs, salmon and capers, along with a bit of louisiana gumbo were prepared and served by will and samantha bobo employees of the business.  wine, beer and water were provided by wheat ridge local businesses (first bank, home instead elderly care, loretta ditirro-realtor, dan ryan the window man).

mardi gras beads

loretta ditirro asks: what do i need to do to get some of those beads?

although the weather was a bit chilly we were all kept warm by the fires of fireplace outlet supply and planika fires. heidi haas sheard of swiss flower and gift cottage helped spread the love with some gorgeous arrangements.

this event reminded us all of how important business connections and networking are to the development of each of our own businesses.  networking is a great way to meet new friends and share the many great products and services your company offers.

thanks to blu and katie of blu iron photography we have some great photos of the evening, see a few below or connect to see all the images!

while this event is over we are still having fun providing  professional services such as estate liquidations, sales and consignment along with modern, contemporary and vintage furniture and products to the metro denver area.  with the warmer weather looming we are looking forward to opening our vintage and new lawn, garden and patio furniture area and having a great spring and summer.  come and visit!

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