Be Bold – In Life and Design!

We love summer – the chance to work color into design, sometimes relying on fresh cut flowers for bursts of color inspiration. Recently Kelsey Cole worked with Beth Slifer to update the Slifer’s Vail home. The eclectic design style perfectly reflects Beth’s zest for community involvement, travel and family.

An update or spruce up doesn’t have to require a huge investment – go with what you love for a joyful impact and don’t be afraid to be bold (in life and design!). Purple is such a fun color, it’s bold and unexpected. When paired with a deep blue, it stands out without overwhelming.


Beth prefers pops of color that invigorate and inspire instead of busy patterns that can create visual confusion and feel overwhelming. The purple egg chair is a perfect example – whimsical and comfortable and a design element in its own right.


Green is a favorite right now, it feels warm and bold and brings a bit of spring and summer into the home all year round. The green leather upholstery is definitely unexpected but works perfectly with the wood accents and dining table.


Just two lightly textured but fantastic Kelly green pillows make the crisp white sofa look, and feel, even more luxurious.


A few red accents go a long way. The red-and-black patio chairs pair perfectly with the summer bounty of outdoor flowers. Why be predictable when you can punch up the color?!


The master bedroom is a true retreat, where colors are kept to a minimum to allow for maximum relaxation. The red pillows compliment the red in the artwork – providing a punch of color in an otherwise serene room.


Finally, a few flowers placed around the home bring life in with fun accents and soft textures. A mixture of real and faux silk flowers that last pair nicely. As the seasons change, so can the colors. The flowers add joie de vivre.


In the words of Beth, “Colors are invigorating.  Bold color inspires and refreshes me.  Soft colors relax me. Neutrals bore me.”

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