Honoring Tradition in Design: A Weekend in Santa Fe

With technology seemingly taking over our lives, it is increasingly difficult to honor past traditions, cultures and artisans. Without thoughtful practice, we could be in danger of losing the history that helps make design great, interesting and inspirational. With these topics in mind, Kravet invited design associates Oshi Gardarian and Becca Hart to spend three… Read more »

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Looks to Love

Winter is here with our first snowfall, which means it’s time to shift our focus inside and find what makes us happy inside our homes: cozy throws, bursts of color, fun geometrical shapes and unexpected vignettes. How you ask? See some of our favorite vignettes from the Showroom – but easily replicated in your home. It really… Read more »

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Slifer Retail Team Gets the Platinum

When you love what you do, it shows – just ask the Showroom staff at Slifer Designs! They won  Vail Valley Partnerships’ Platinum Service Award recently, which recognizes excellence in customer service. Whether finding custom-sized chairs for a petite homeowner or curating an interesting art collection, the Slifer Designs’ staff thrill in helping with the… Read more »

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Bunk rooms: double the fun

We are frequently asked about bunkbeds and bunkrooms. Specifically, how to create a bunkroom that is cozy, uses every nook and cranny but doesn’t feel crammed and sophomoric. A nine-year-old might love the top bunk but 43-year-old Uncle Arthur doesn’t want to spend his vacation feeling like a tween. Savvy and stylish solutions abound. Homeowners of… Read more »

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Buyers Be… Thrilled

I love autumn for so many reasons, but one in particular is our shopping trip to High Point Market in North Carolina. We walk about 12 miles a day while ‘at market.’ The air buzzes with excitement, we see friends who we only see once or twice a year, we visit with vendors but most… Read more »

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Unique Shapes Tell an Eclectic Story

Incorporating different shapes into designs is a challenge but one that I relish for the end result that is invariably interesting, inspiring and even invigorating. It’s easy to rely on a square – the simplest, easiest way to design – but departing from that is a refreshing challenge. I find clients are open to trying… Read more »

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Falling for Our Favorites

It’s time to ready our homes for fall – finally, the weather is cooling, the leaves are changing and sunflowers are bursting with color. Besides the ubiquitous pumpkin, here are a few of our favorite home decorating tips for autumn. We’re simply mad about plaid – it’s such a stylish and fall-weather print. What is… Read more »

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Inspired by Interiors

Kellye O’Kelly and Frances Karsh have been promoted to senior designers. They bring more than twenty years of combined experience with them in their new roles. More aptly, the designers share their design skills, talents and sophisticated tastes with all the clients they have worked with. Kellye has been with Slifer Designs for a decade, and… Read more »

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True Blue

Everyone says the sky in Colorado seems bluer than anywhere else. We did a little research and found out that it’s true – sort of. In honor of the sky that is so blue and one of our favorite seasons, we are going to share some of our favorite blue finds. Usually this time of… Read more »

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A Shopper’s Life

We can’t believe summer is already over. We love fall but look back on summer somewhat wistfully – it goes so fast. However, cozying up and finding fabulous new items makes the transition to chillier nights much easier. We’ve traveled from Vail to New York City, Miami, Dallas and North Carolina to keep our Showroom… Read more »

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