The August Wrap Up

the dog days Whoever said August is a month to be lazy, to kick back and daydream has not seen Slifer Designs in action. August, on the heels of celebrating our 30th anniversary throughout July, was busy for everyone. On a rainy afternoon like today it’s fun to take a moment and reflect on everything… Read more »

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Inspired by…

Blush and Bashful The Vail Valley Foundation’s International Dance Festival is one of my favorite times of year in Vail. We’re so lucky to host amazing dance companies in our valley and enjoy their nightly performances at the Ford Amphitheater and at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek for the first couple of… Read more »

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Thank the Hostess

the perfect way to say 'thank you' Summer is barbeque and outdoor-party season– whether a backyard baby shower, early evening soiree or laughter-filled brunch with friends. A handwritten thank you is always welcome after a fun fete, and no one ever turns down a bottle of wine upon arrival. But if you want to genuinely… Read more »

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Beyond ‘Fine’

Beyond ‘fine’: upgrades and updates We’ve been lucky to do quite a few remodels lately. It’s hard to believe 30 years have gone by and it’s time to update. We took the quintessential ski condo from yesteryear and updated it with window coverings, furniture, paint. We made use of the huge windows, bathing the rooms… Read more »

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Annual Summer Sale

Stylish Savings Everybody loves a sale… and Slifer Designs' sale is an event unto itself! We invite you to stop by the loading dock today through Monday, July 14, to get some incredible deals (30 t0 75 percent off!) on the hottest homewares.  Vintage-inspired art? It's on sale.  Sofas? Sale. Accessories? Stock up.  If you… Read more »

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Summertime!

sum, sum, summertime Summer is here, and I always find myself a little bit flustered by the time the 4th of July hits because – “Oh no!” – that feeling of “Summer is almost over!” flushes over me. There's so much to do in what feels like so little time.     Summer time activities are definitely… Read more »

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Slifer’s 30 Days of Design

Slifer Celebrates 30 Years All Month We have so much going on this month and are excited to share all our news. First of all, Slifer Designs is turning 30! From a one-woman, one-project start to a firm with designers who travel from Hawaii to Martha’s Vineyard, from California to Boston…. It’s hard to believe 30… Read more »

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Pull Up a Chaise – It’s Summertime

Hot Days, Cool Nights… Summer Has Arrived Sure, there was a frost earlier this week but we are steadfastly in the camp that summer has arrived! We love the longer days, the skipping of chores and the chance to kick back and enjoy our patios, decks, backyards and outdoor living spaces in general. Here are a… Read more »

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Thoughtful Design is in the Details

Details, Details In design, details matter. Your eye goes right to a chip in the paint and the presentation is lost. Paying attention to details – whether bold or subtle – is imperative for fabulous design. There is an art to creating form that accomplishes high functionality and endless beauty. The most important part of the… Read more »

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Reclaimed Wood Fireplace

Fireplace design challenge The designers have been very busy this week, from community service projects to local installing local projects to readying for photo shoots – across the country. Melissa Dombrowski spent most of Thursday and Friday installing a fireplace she designed. She had a challenge with the project, as she explains, “The stone half… Read more »

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