Inspiration

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

Beyond Wallpaper

TREAT YOUR WALLS WITH STYLE.  We are in love with wall treatments, which, by the way, are so much more than wallpaper. Wall treatments should reflect your style; it’s definitely a pick-me-up to a room, with offerings that go well … Read more

Designer Favorites

Julia Andrews’ favorite things might have included raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…. But we have a much better list of favorites we can’t wait to share with you. We tasked the designers with a tough challenge: tell us … Read more

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 … Read more

Yurt On!

Camping can be a far cry from rustic – no need to leave the comforts of home at home when you’re in a yurt. We love creating inspired living spaces – and were especially thrilled to design a custom yurt … Read more

Wedding Season: The Gift Giver’s Guide

Wedding season is upon us and the struggle to find the perfect wedding gift right along with it! You want to give something that is special, that the couple will remember fondly for years to come, that they will actually … Read more

Summer Escapades

The outdoors beckons and instills a sense of peace, wonder and endless inspiration. Whether we hike or bike, picnic or camp the one thing most of us who live and work here have in common is the fact that we … Read more

Ready for Summer?

Generally, Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer with barbecues, star-studded, cool nights and perfectly sunny blue-sky hot days. Let’s hope the weather cooperates! Although we want to spend as much time outdoors all summer long, here are a few … Read more

On the Road – Trend Spotting

The Slifer Designs buying team loves hitting the road to see what inspiring trends are on tap. We look so forward to April and October when visions and renderings come to life at High Point Market in North Carolina.  Founder … Read more

Summer Swanky Style

Live out loud – and outdoors – all summer. Revel in the sun, dance in the moon and make your outdoor space a second living room. We love to live outside. Dreamy summer afternoons and evenings are made for lounging, … Read more

Beth Slifer’s Faves!

Over her career, Beth Slifer has created some fantastical vignettes, found perfection in the retail world and designed some incredibly stylish homes. So what inspires Beth Slifer, which in turn, just might end up in your own home or on … Read more

In Living Color – Go Bold at Home

It’s that time of year when the doldrums can strike. Gray skies, rain, snow and pasty skin can make us want to hibernate. If we are hibernating, we should do it in a space filled with color and with contrasting … Read more

Accessories to spring-ify your home

The ladies don’t get to have all the fun come Easter Sunday or early spring. Sure, we love to put on a new pair of strappy sandals in a bold color or find a dress that flows and makes us … Read more

Function, Form and Fire

We love fireplaces – for the obvious that they warm up a room – and for the not so obvious that they enhance the look of a room and they are a design element in their own right. Fireplaces are … Read more

Designer Favorites

We are a lucky lot – we get to see so many fabulous fun new items almost on a daily basis. We’re at the forefront of trends and are able to incorporate interesting, unique elements into our design projects. We … Read more

Color(s) of the Year

Pantone did it again – picked its color of the year. Rose quartz and serenity (blue). This year, you can envelope yourself in the blending of two colors: a warm rose juxtaposed with a cool blue. It’s easy for us … Read more

Design Resolutions From Our Home to Yours

We polled our design staff who came up with an inspiring list of resolutions for the new year. We believe setting attainable goals, trying to make small changes throughout the year that overall will create an impact. (In other words, … Read more

Working Good Design into the Holidays

We love the trees and sparkle that goes hand in hand with this time of year. But we’ve decided to share a few other holiday decorating tips to make your home shine and as special as the season. Pillows are … Read more

The Suite Life

Oftentimes the guest room can get overlooked. It might double as your home office or as the kids’ playroom. But, we’re guessing, living where we live, you have your share of houseguests. I know we do. A few deliberate and … Read more

Bunk rooms: double the fun

We are frequently asked about bunkbeds and bunkrooms. Specifically, how to create a bunkroom that is cozy, uses every nook and cranny but doesn’t feel crammed and sophomoric. A nine-year-old might love the top bunk but 43-year-old Uncle Arthur doesn’t … Read more

Unique Shapes Tell an Eclectic Story

Incorporating different shapes into designs is a challenge but one that I relish for the end result that is invariably interesting, inspiring and even invigorating. It’s easy to rely on a square – the simplest, easiest way to design – … Read more

True Blue

Everyone says the sky in Colorado seems bluer than anywhere else. We did a little research and found out that it’s true – sort of. In honor of the sky that is so blue and one of our favorite seasons, … Read more

A Sense of Wonder

We were lucky enough to be part of a presentation from Shaw Contract Group recently about tying in our senses to the every day – to finding wonder in the little and big in the world, and to incorporate it … Read more

Inspired by Fireplaces for Fall

Fall is in the air – you can feel the chill in early mornings and see it in the waning afternoon light. The leaves are about to explode in bursts of gold and crimson. I have lived in Eagle County … Read more

Airbnb-ing Your Place

Airbnb is no longer looked at as some strange lodging alternative when you’re traveling to the middle of nowhere. There is almost a cult following of travelers who prefer to stay at Airbnb properties. For the uninitiated, Airbnb, is an … Read more

It’s Reigning Marsala

I’m feeling pretty smug today. I found out Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. How to define a color? We’ll leave that to the Pantone experts: “a naturally robust and earthy” color. It’s not red or maroon, … Read more

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 – … Read more

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 … Read more

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