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In 2016, we opened a furniture store in our own house in Denver, CO. We swapped everything we owned for products from brands we loved and realized something — it's easier to buy home goods when you can see them in a real home. Today, Guest House is a staging company that creates beautiful spaces anyone can shop in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and San Diego.

Who we work with

Real Estate Agents

We stage homes for realtors, homeowners and developers.

Photographers

Our team of photographers capture every property we bring to life.

Interior Designers

Each project is lead by one of our talented interior designers.

Makers & Brands

We source goods from woodworkers, artists and companies we love.

Our team

Alex Ryden

Founder & CEO

Alex Ryden

Alex Ryden

Founder & CEO

Alex Ryden is a Denver-based entrepreneur and creative with a strong history of building successful businesses across technology, retail and advertising. Prior to starting Guest House out of his own living room in Jefferson Park, he founded a American-made bag brand, worked as a marketing consultant for Amazon, Facebook, and Spotify, and even won an Emmy award along the way. In his free time, Alex enjoys adventuring with his wife Erin, raising their puppy Sherman and sipping a glass of mezcal with friends.

Bret Sundberg

Design Manager

Bret Sundberg

Bret Sundberg

Design Manager

Bret is the Design Manager for Guest House, focusing on sculpting the aesthetic of interiors and growing the brand as a community resource. She is a Denver native with a background in marketing, set design and styling. She believes interior design has the power to improve our mental health and works hard to make it accessible to everyone.

Reed Van Dyck

Inventory Manager

Reed Van Dyck

Reed Van Dyck

Inventory Manager

Reed is an interior designer in Denver and leads brand partnerships and inventory operations at Guest House. Her diverse background includes previous roles across project management, content production and client services. Originally from New England, she moved to Colorado for some mountain air after spending over three years managing Customer Operations at Away in NYC. On the weekends, you can find her thrifting at estate sales to support her side hustle selling vintage home decor.

Michael Smith

Maker Manager

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Maker Manager

Michael Smith is a Boulder-based creative with a strong foundation in photography. After nearly a decade in the portrait photography world, he left the East Coast and moved to Colorado with his family, living next to the mountains and immersing himself in the outdoor lifestyle. Today, Michael works with artists and makers across the state, delivering content and marketing to help them grow.

Elliot Hasse

Head of UX & Brand

Elliot Hasse

Elliot Hasse

Head of UX & Brand

Bio coming soon...

Peter Scher

Marketing Manager

Peter Scher

Peter Scher

Marketing Manager

Peter Scher is a Denver-based interior designer and marketing strategist. After several years cutting his teeth with digital media in NYC, Peter returned to Denver to pursue his love of design. He holds dual degrees in interior architecture and design, as well as communications and marketing, and his work has been featured in Modern In Denver and Time Out New York. In his free time, Peter enjoys traveling, attending concerts in Denver, and enjoying the city's best coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.

Addie Sweeney

Interior Designer

Addie Sweeney

Addie Sweeney

Interior Designer

Addie Sweeney is an interior designer who was born and raised in Boulder. She first started working with Guest House as a maker through her leatherwork business, and has since grown to design dozens of homes. Addie enjoys partnering with local artists and strives to create truly one-of-a-kind spaces. She graduated with a bachelors in Apparel Design & Merchandising, and continues to help sustainable clothing businesses on the side. In her free time, you'll find Addie creating something beautiful in her shop or trying fun DIYs.

Carleen Laronn

Interior Designer

Carleen Laronn

Carleen Laronn

Interior Designer

Carleen Laronn is a Denver native and takes pride in making her hometown a little more beautiful through interior design. Formerly a model, Carleen was lucky enough to travel around the world, an endless source of inspiration for her fun and eclectic style. Along with designing for Guest House, Carleen owns her own business where she designs one-of-a-kind spaces for both residential and commercial clients. When Carleen is not styling a home, you’re sure to spot her dancing at a show or spending time with her lovely family.

Paige Moag

Interior Designer

Paige Moag

Paige Moag

Interior Designer

Bio coming soon...

Ian Warren

Photographer

Ian Warren

Ian Warren

Photographer

Ian Warren is an architectural photographer and award-winning book artist living in Denver, CO. Since asking for a subscription to Architectural Digest for his 11th birthday, his lifelong love of art has led him to a BFA in Sculpture and an MA in Book Arts. You can find Ian most often looking through the lens of the camera, bouldering with friends or perfecting his homemade taco recipe.

Jon Sakas

Software Engineer

Jon Sakas

Jon Sakas

Software Engineer

Jon Sakas is a software developer living in Denver, CO. He enjoys helping people find creative solutions to technical problems, and building fun, easy to use apps that solve real-world problems. When he's not writing code, he can be found making music or skiing the rocky mountains.

Questions? We have answers.

Simply tell us about your home. We'll then send you a free quote, availability and a contract to get going. Our team then delivers the furnishings, styles the space and photographs every corner so you can list on MLS, asap. We make everything easy and turnkey.

We make it easy to purchase fresh products directly from hundreds of local makers and amazing brands. Shipping prices vary and orders deliver to your doorstep as quickly as one week.

If you're interested in growing your business or simply cleaning out your studio, we can help. You can list products on our marketplace in just a few minutes and you'll get paid the majority commission on every sale.

Currently, you can stage homes with Guest House in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and San Diego. You can shop or sell products from anywhere, with delivery across the US.