An Attitude Towards Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving and we are giving thanks indeed! Most of us are celebrating in a very Vail way – skiing in the morning and (over) eating in the evening. Sometimes it’s hard to remember all we have to be grateful for. So this year, we sat down and put into writing what centers us, why… Read more »

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Sparkle and Joy

As we’ve been busy readying for thanksgiving – the turkey is stuffed, the potatoes are mashed and the wine is poured – Christmas has quietly been sneaking up on us. I, for one, like to be done with Christmas shopping sooner than later. It doesn’t always happen – or a last –minute gift need comes… Read more »

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Promotions Abound at Slifer Designs

The world of retail is exciting – spotting new trends, shaking things up and discovering the hottest find. Slifer Designs is thrilled to announce the promotion of three long-time employees who will round out the retail and buying team, which means exciting things for the retail showroom. The buying team, Addie, Lisa and Tara, discuss… Read more »

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Highlights from High Point

The Slifer Designs Retail Team set out to conquer the High Point Market in North Carolina earlier this month. For the uninitiated: the market happens twice per year and is only open to industry members. The market is comprised of more than 2000 vendors, 180-plus buildings with 11.5 million square feet of showspace, miles of… Read more »

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Rock Shop: Favorites in Our Store

Just as we expected when we visited the New York home show earlier this year, stones, quartz and minerals are popular right now. They add a lovely bit of bling, a hint of color and interesting texture to a room – in small enough doses not to overwhelm but large enough to be eye-catching. Back… Read more »

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Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was a man of style, class and vision. The celebrities he designed for said that without a doubt, he loved women and loved designing for women. He captured what we all want to wear – a lucky few actually get to wear it – using fabulous colors, bold details and styles… Read more »

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Happiness Is…

Happiness Is… The designers at Slifer Designs share a few of the things that make them smile this season. Snow has arrived here in the Vail Valley and it gets us to thinking about powder days, fresh tracks on the hiking trails, sledding with kids and hot cocoa. This morning, finally, the sun poked through… Read more »

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Mustard and Teal: A Bold Marriage of Color

The days are shorter, the light is fading and with more time spent indoors, it’s the perfect time to try out vibrant new color combinations. I am loving mustard and teal right now. Mustard hasn’t been given its due – it’s so warm and inviting. The hue, reminiscent of our golden aspens, makes me want… Read more »

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Welcome Autumn

Summer's Slow good bye Parting is such sweet sorrow, said Shakespeare’s Juliet. I feel the same about the end of summer: it’s a bittersweet time. Summer is lovely and lazy, endless-seeming days and music-and-star-infused nights. But I relish the fall and all that goes along with it. We have just a few weekends left to… Read more »

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