Designing at Altitude

At Home at the Beach

A beach home is a delicate balance of light, sea air and design.  Vail Design at Altitude column By: Frances Karsh The official start to summer is less than two months away, and since it’s snowy and rainy here, my mind … Read more

Finding the Right Builder Starts with Asking Questions

Vail Design at Altitude column By: Kim Toms We’ve all heard the horror stories about builders who take the money and run … luckily, we have many reputable, skilled general contractors here in Eagle County. A small valley combined with good … Read more

Create the Home you LOVE this Spring

Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to make your home feel updated and welcoming. However, sometimes it takes a good deal more to make the house you own into … Read more

Backsplash Mash-up

Principal Kim Toms shared her professional design ideas in this month’s issue of Vail Valley HOME magazine. The article, Backsplash Fever, offers myriad of options for updated backsplashes in homes. Color, pattern, tile, slabs—the choices are endless, Toms shares. Read … Read more

Annual Spring Gift Card Event

It pays to find the perfect accessory or furnishing this time of year. Spring is the perfect time to update your home… and to make the design just a little more stylie, we are offering our customers a chance to … Read more

Color Me Bold – Adding Splashes of Color to Your Home

Using color throughout the home is a sure-fire way to welcome spring in. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs It’s spring and it’s a time for rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. Nothing says ‘fresh start’ like using vibrant, bold colors … Read more

Fundraisers, Fashion and Females!

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles – Share The Love Event Colorado Homes & Lifestyle is really sharing the love with readers, designers, charities and advertisers! Senior designer Marilyn Heaney and marketing director Heidi Krzebietke attended the ‘Share the Love’ fundraiser back … Read more

Talking Color with Vail Valley HOME Magazine

We love being included in Vail Valley Home magazine, especially when the topic is cheerful, saturated color. Read on to see how Andrea Georgopolis helped clients incorporate bold bursts of color in unexpected ways throughout a house in Vail, and how … Read more

Stylish Rooftops

Spring is calling… and with the longer days, the bright blue sky and welcome sunshine, we are all searching for that perfect rooftop patio or deck. Dering Hall found such a patio in a project completed by Andrea Georgopolis in … Read more

Vendor Spotlight – The Scarab

We have a long list of vendors that we love to work with…near the very top of that list is The Scarab in Minturn. This little shop is simply packed with treasures from around the world—sparkly geodes, hand-woven Tibetan rugs, … Read more

Sunny Escapes

Who’s not dreaming of escaping to summer sun right about now? We’ll add fuel to the dream with this sunny Florida escape from Dering Hall. Bright blue hues, inside and out, combined with interesting patterns only add to the escape … Read more

Think Pink

Pink is in the air—have you seen the latest Dering Hall that shares refreshing pink accents? This turn-of-the-century home came to life under Frances Karsh’s impeccable design eye. We love the living room with pink lampshades Check out the full … Read more

Nothing Shady Here

There’s a reason it’s called window dressing—look at these lovely shades that dress up not only a window but give the entire room a clean, polished look. Thanks to Dering Hall for noticing the shades in a Boston townhome designed … Read more

What’s in Store?

Get in the know. A few of our favorite clients couldn’t wait to see the new look, feel and overall loveliness of the updated Slifer Designs Store, a home and lifestyle boutique. Here’s what a few clients shared: “The new … Read more

Paint on! Secrets from the Interior Design Experts

Nothing boring or neutral about these paint selections. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Slifer Designers Spring is the perfect time to update the house. The easiest way? Clean, new paint, which breathes fresh life into your home. Slifer Designs’ … Read more

Artisans, United

Craftsmen: Mad skills, an eye for detail and the determination to bring a vision to life. Interior design is such a multi-faceted and exciting profession. We’re alone at our desks much of the time, selecting, measuring and creating detailed plans. … Read more

Hygge is relishing small pleasures

It’s taking notice of and joy in the small pleasures that leads to a life well lived Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs By now, we are willing to bet you have heard about hygge — the Danish version … Read more

Greenery: Nature’s Call for Renewal

This year’s color of the year energizes with nature’s neutral. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Frances Karsh Pantone’s Color of the Year is a breath of fresh air. The color, “greenery” evokes thoughts of spring blooms and feels like nature … Read more

Slifer Designs Wins Houzz Awards

Have you delved into Houzz? It’s the must-see look book for designers, architects, do-it-yourselfers and anyone who has the slightest inkling to update their home. More than 40 million people sign on and get inspired, or share their inspiration, which … Read more

Wallpaper Softens and Inspires

Check out Houzz’s latest article—featuring Slifer Designs’ use of wallpaper in a Beaver Creek home. The wallpaper, on an accent wall, creates a calming retreat by softening the corners and angles in this room, smoothing out the space for a … Read more

Feasting in Style

Cozy feast? Yes, please! And Dering Hall and Elle Décor agree whole heartedly with a country-chic home we designed just outside of Vail. Enjoy the outdoors while indoors in this cozy dining room, complete with delicate chandelier for winter evening … Read more

Is it In or Is it Out? You Decide for 2017

So far 2017 is looking pretty good: mounds of fresh powder, kind folks, updated store and an incredible design studio are just a few things we are celebrating. What’s in and what’s out for home this year? Read on, we … Read more

Beige Ain’t Boring

Dering Hall and Elle Decor did it again: featured Slifer Designs in one of its must-read design blogs. We all love color but neutrals shine in their own muted way. Check out senior designer Andrea Georgoplis’s project in Vail that … Read more

Staircases as Art

An artfully crafted staircase speaks volumes as Dering Hall recently noted. The combination of brushed metal with natural-wood stair treads feels warm while the cool artwork and wide-open space keeps the home modern in feel. Tread lightly! Check out the … Read more

Luxe special feature

Luxe with its special feature “Eye on Design” showcased Slifer Designs for the innovative use of materials in creative living spaces. This ski house, in particular, is hip and mountain modern with warm wood, expansive windows, cozy nooks, plush textures … Read more

Platinum-covered Slifer

Slifer Designs Store won the coveted Platinum Award from Vail Valley Partnership recently. No small feat, for sure, but this team of retail mavens has won this award every year for almost a decade. That’s service! Stop by our revamped … Read more

Add Va-Va-Voom With Velvet

Using this opulent fabric creates homes fit for mountain living. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs If you’re fashion forward, you already know that in 2017 velvet is as hot as it gets, both for home and fashion. … Read more

Country Chic Mountain Life

City life is fine… but come winter, who doesn’t want to escape to a cozy mountain retreat, so shares Dering Hall and Elle Décor. This updated log cabin is lovely with neutrals and pops of color, courtesy of the client’s … Read more

Incredible Spaces with Beautiful Blue Walls

Do you follow Dering Hall online for inspiration? How about Elle Décor? You should! This week Beth’s fabulous Florida retreat is featured this week in “Incredible Spaces with Beautiful Blue Walls” in Elle Décor, the go-to home décor publication that … Read more

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