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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 >

Adjacent Condos: Worlds Apart Design-wise in Hawaii

A tale of two condos: how one designer from the mountains created two luxurious Hawaiian beach-front condos. The best of both worlds, from mountain to sea, bringing projects to life, with all its challenges is a way of life for … Read more >

Good Design Fits the Neighborhood

Gypsum used to get a bad rap in the design world – but no more! There’s been a building boom taking place. and we’re thrilled to be part of a team that is bringing good design down valley. Starting in … Read more >

Modern: With a Traditional Twist

We love when our projects take us on the road. This particular home in Houston was a joy to work on – Slifer Designs senior designer Frances Karsh met the clients a few years ago when they remodeled their Bachelor … 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 >

Boston Back Bay: A Summer’s Dream

The sixth floor is unlike any other city space. High above the city, this deck provides a luxurious escape…. So high, it almost touches the sky. We love a city that has iconic images and buildings. Boston has the Hancock … 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 >

A Spa Facelift

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, physically, mentally, emotionally and even in our design. Many of us go to a spa not only as a treat to ourselves but as a retreat from our hectic lives. But what happens when … Read more >

Men’s Fashion Meets Clean Design: Grey Salt

Vail is known for its steep mountains, bluebird days and incredible design; both fashion and interior. Once in a while the latter two come together in a beautiful way. Take Grey Salt, Vail’s newest on-trend men’s clothing store. It joins … Read more >


It’s hard to believe it’s already back-to-school time. It’s such a momentous occasion, but even more so if you (or your kids) are heading back to college. Basic dorm rooms lacking in style are long gone. Today’s students know what’s … Read more >

A Beaver Creek Update

Beaver Creek has come of age. But to fully reach the full potential of this ski village, updates are in order. We’ve said it before, but it is worth saying again: it’s hard to believe this is the same home. … Read more >

Before & After: Good, Better, Best

Pictures speak a thousand words, especially when it comes to a ‘before and after’ project. We were lucky to be able to update a few homes this year. We’re sharing them one at a time. It’s hard to believe some … Read more >

1970 to 2015

This has been a year of remodels. Designer Frances Karsh took a sweet little condo straight from 1970 to 2015.   There was a lot to work with here – Frances updated the floors, cabinets, furnishings, paint, totally transforming the … Read more >

Highlights from High Point

The Slifer Designs Retail Team set out to conquer the High Point Market in North Carolina earlier this month. For the uninitiated: the market happens twice per year and is only open to industry members. The market is comprised of … Read more >

Before & After: An Amazing Transformation

Update, Remodel, Redo: One homeowner goes from before to a very-stylish after Joanne Brutsch can work magic in any room: she loves the challenge of renovating existing spaces. In this Boulder remodel, she met with the clients and listened to … Read more >

Designing an Eclectic Retreat

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and who wouldn’t want to come home to the Four Seasons Vail—a penthouse with sweeping views of Vail Mountain. A spacious escape high above the skiers and revelers, close enough to be … Read more >

All That is Gold…

As the Aspen leaves illuminate the trees with their once-a-year hue, those of us who are lucky to call the mountains home, or second home, are inspired by all that is gold. And we feel like we are golden to … Read more >

It’s Only Natural

After the Peterson family adopted this spec home, designed by architect Scott Turnipseed, they turned to Vail-based Slifer Designs’ president Yvonne Jacobs and design associate Audrey Barriault to make it their own. A Colorado native with 20 years of design … Read more >

Eat, Drink and be Outside!

There are so many great things to do in the city during the summer. Two of the best things in Denver have to be the outdoor farmers markets and the cities abundance of outdoor dining options. Your weekend can be … Read more >

My Summer Internship at Slifer Designs

Throughout the last two months I have been given the privilege to intern with Slifer Designs. During my first couple days it was intimidating to walk into the office, especially because I wasn’t sure what I should/needed to be doing. … Read more >

4th of July

Wednesday is the Fourth of July and although fireworks throughout Colorado are being cancelled you can still bring some sparkle to your 4th with the help of the Slifer Designs. There are so many fun products that can help you … Read more >

High Point Highlights

Favorites: Lillian August – Favorite colors – for her brave bold use of color. She showed a silk chartreuse chesterfield sofa. Not very practical in our part of the world, but fun and different. Hickory Chair – Favorite vignette was … Read more >

Inspiring Design Conference

For the past few years Colorado Homes and Lifestyles has put on together an amazing venue for designers, architects and manufacturers – it is called the Inspiring Design Conference and every year it is held at the amazing showroom at … Read more >

3 Perfect Days in Napa

Girls trip to the Napa Valley to celebrate my good friend Laura's 40th birthday.  What was to be a fun trip turned into a once in a lifetime experience when the owners of Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, CO offered to show us … Read more >


We love the new desert modern collection by Ralph Lauren. It is inspired by the vast beauty of the Western Frontier – a perfect match for so many of our clients spaces. You do not have to live in the … Read more >

Room Enhancements – Add a “Squeeze” of Lemon!

Bright citrus-induced colors are hot this year. Look at all the press Tango Tangerine has received! While we agree it’s a fabulous color, there’s also something to be said for mixing it up.  Taking cue from the citrus family, we … Read more >

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