Old World Inspiration

The Old World called to senior designer Marilyn Smith Heaney recently. She set off for adventure and inspiration in the hills of Italy – and she found it. We’re lucky that she shared her photos with us so we can glimpse into her designer aesthetic. Somehow the Italians can make a fruit display and men’s… Read more »

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Weaving Threads of Hope

Bridging the gap between the Middle East and the Rocky Mountains, Slifer Designs will host James Opie in a special trunk show on July 10. Mr. Opie will share his hand-curated selection of artisanal rugs and his decades of Afghan knowledge with his presentation on “The Afghan Project”. Mr. Opie has developed relationships in Afghanistan… Read more »

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The Nature of Light

This time of year is swollen with light – from the soft early morning sunrises to the blaring noonday sun to the breathtaking sunsets. Natural light is always welcome from a design perspective. Being surrounded by natural light can immediately lift a sour mood, create the extraordinary from the everyday. Natural light is so important for… Read more »

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Thanks Dad.

He played ball with you. Or he didn’t. He helped with math. Or read a book. He was a banker or a writer, an artist or an architect. He held your hand, wiped your nose, listened closely, or from afar. He gives car advice. He runs with you, to you and for you. He might… Read more »

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European Flair

The Gore Range never fails to stun – the jagged, snow-covered peaks set against the startling blue sky is simply amazing. Sometimes, however, we feel the need to get out of town. Sometimes it’s for fun, sometimes for work, and sometimes the two come together. Beth is touring Europe and sharing some of the Old… Read more »

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Airbnb-ing Your Place

Airbnb is no longer looked at as some strange lodging alternative when you’re traveling to the middle of nowhere. There is almost a cult following of travelers who prefer to stay at Airbnb properties. For the uninitiated, Airbnb, is an online company that helps travelers find interesting homes away from home. You can stay in… Read more »

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HGTV’s Star Treatment

Have you seen HGTV’s Rocky Mountain Reno?  Let’s dish a little about the behind-the-scenes fun of being part of a television production. Sure, most of us at Slifer Designs have been on local TV, participated in radio interviews, been quoted in stories or even featured in magazines. We won’t lie – it is always exciting to be… Read more »

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Welcome Sister City

It’s time to welcome a member into the Vail family: Beth was part of the Vail contingent that went south of the border to formalize the sister city agreement between Vail and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The trip, and area, is full of beauty and surprises and contrasts in architecture. Traveling always brings inspiration, a chance… Read more »

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Intrigue at Maison & Objet

Recently we were asked what is intriguing in the world of design. It’s such a subjective, dynamic industry and opinion, we had a hard time narrowing it down. The question came to mind again when we recently took a trip to Maison & Objet in Miami. This is the sister to the renowned show that takes place… Read more »

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Fabulous Found for Mothers

From breakfast in bed to mimosas by the pool, it’s time to celebrate moms. If you’re not a mom, celebrate the day anyway – find fabulous in our Edwards showroom.

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