Margaret Selzer’s vision transforms living spaces
Margaret Selzer is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Margaret Selzer, 38
Founder & Principal Designer, RIVER+LIME | Denver
As a 30-year-old starting her own business, Margaret Selzer worried that there wouldn’t be room in the market for her full-service interior design firm, RIVER+LIME.
“I was told, ‘There’s always room for another good one,’” she says. “This simple statement gave me a lot of confidence. It continues to give me confidence as my business grows and we stretch toward new ventures.”
Selzer’s firm, which works across the design process, specializes in resorts, vacation destinations and challenging projects in mountain locations like Snowmass, Telluride and Vail, as well as Big Sky, Montana, and Lake Tahoe, California. In the past three years alone, RIVER+LIME has seen 30% year-over-year revenue growth.
“I attribute my own success to having a vision and creating milestone goals to get there,” Selzer says.
Projects have included Lone Mountain Ranch, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World; the historic Transfer Telluride Project; and Electric Pass Lodge, a sustainable building in Snowmass set to begin construction this year.
Selzer participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor 2.0 program, and her firm has transformed living spaces for people transitioning out of homelessness through the Joshua Station Spruce-a-Room program.
Her No. 1 goal: “To live joyfully as an example of what’s possible.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.