Inspiration Archives - Slifer Designs


Behind the Scenes with the Warehouse team

Slifer Designs is known for excellence in design quality and its well honed design process, perfected over the last 35 years. However, one important piece in the design process isn’t as well known… but the secret is getting out. Namely, … Read more >

Remodeling: Making Luxury Meet Functionality

One of the most challenging aspects of remodeling or renovating a space is the ability to reimagine it as something entirely different, and to create a luxurious-yet-functional living experience. In the March 2019 edition of Vail Valley HOME magazine, a … Read more >

It’s ALL About Fun and Games

A well-designed family room draws everyone in. Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Gone are the dark, dungeon family rooms from the 1970s – thank goodness. Family rooms are truly a place where everyone wants to hang out, … Read more >

Kids Play

Creating a relaxing retreat for your kids requires patience, negotiation and an eye for style. Vail Design at Altitude column By Yvonne Jacobs Just as your home is your haven, your kids’ rooms are their place to retreat, relax, unwind … Read more >

A Tub with a View

What better way to enjoy a soak in the bath than to soak up the views as well? In this case, a soaking tub set beside an expansive window with mountain views and clear-glass shower creates an unparalleled master suite … Read more >

Wood Completes the Look

Wood paneling has come a long way – today wood walls add an architectural element and a coziness to home. Dering Hall recognized such a project, designed by Principal Yvonne Jacobs, in Snowmass. The natural light plays nicely off the … Read more >

Heat It Up

A fireplace brings more than warmth to a home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Kim Toms A fireplace is much more than a place to heat your toes – it’s an architectural feature that brings an overall warmth and … Read more >

Yellow: A Color for Every Season

Yellow brings bursts of energy and a feeling of freshness to the home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Yellow is known to add cheeriness to a home. Thoughts of daffodils in the spring, the bold sunshine come … Read more >

Bring on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate summer, friendships and the red, white and blue. Vail Design at Altitude column By Yvonne Jacobs It is no secret that the Fourth of July is almost as big as Christmas … Read more >

Balance Brings Harmony

Harmony, symmetry, balance: it creates a pleasing palate for the eye. Dering Hall gave a shout out to Beth Slifer’s well-appointed Florida home. The eye is drawn to the fireplace with its matching vases – not to mention the pleasingly … Read more >

Fixed Finishes That Make a Splash

Fixed finishes can be modern, sleek and even colorful – find the look you love to complete your home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Kim Toms Gone are the days of boring, uninspired fixed finishes. If you were to turn … Read more >

Airy Al Fresco

The patio is an extension of your home; get it ready for a summer’s worth of dining Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Glorious summer is almost here and as we all know – there is nothing like … Read more >

What’s Hot in Hospitality Design

In May, Principal Kim Toms and Design Associate Tessa Hyatt attended the HD (Hospitality Design) Expo Vegas – here are their top trends Creating inspired design in homes, multi-family units and hotels is something we love to do. For hospitality … Read more >

Customize It!

Did you know you can always custom-order your latest must-have from the Slifer Designs store? Our experienced sales staff know the latest trends but also can help you find what will look just right in your home – everything from … Read more >

The Fabric of Our Lives

Working various fabrics into design – different textures, colors and materials – creates a welcoming, lively space. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs Fabric adds luxurious finishing touches to your home. The fabric you choose, from window treatments … Read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Make a design resolution

Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs A new year is galloping, and I wonder where the time has gone. At the end of each year, I take a few minutes to reflect on what I accomplished in the … Read more >

Are you Thanksgiving ready?

This is a favorite time of year for designers. We get to ready homes—including our own—for the holidays and the impending waves of guests who will be visiting. Before we dive into all the fun details and décor ideas, get … Read more >

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