Beth Slifer

Founder and Owner

Team member since 1983

Holling College and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Chicago, M.B.A.

Everything in Beth Slifer’s wide range of experience culminated into opening the doors of Slifer Designs in 1984. She taught high school English Literature, was with Citibank New York, owned Atlanta’s renowned Significance house gifts store, worked for President Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, was Special Assistant to Administrator of EPA, and was a Product Manager for Velsicol Chemical. But, meeting Rod Slifer during graduate school changed an urban career path to life in Vail, CO. Her vast experience in many different industries paired with growing up in Jacksonville, Florida immersed in her mother’s interior design and antiques store gave her the inspiration to open and grow her own company. Beth Slifer is easily one of the most recognized business women in Colorado.

 

> Favorite run, Vail Mountain: Slifer Express and Lodge Pole

Philanthropy

Founding Board Member, Helen and Arthur E. Depression Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2008 – present

Chair, Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Board, 2000- present

Founding Board Member Roundup River Ranch, 2006-2014

University of Colorado Hospital Board Member

Vail Valley Partnership Board Member

Vail Valley Foundation Citizen of the Year, 2009

 

Design Goal for Clients

Identify and deliver the design elements and color palette which brings them the greatest comfort and pleasure. This varies greatly from cool and modern to cozy and traditional.  

 

Inspiration for interior design

Julia Walker, Michael Taylor, and Billy Baldwin

 

Personal Design Style

Eclectic, colorful and comfortable, mixing 18th century European furniture with modern upholstery, and accent pieces of lucite, metal and stone. Touches of understated glamour add sophistication.

 

Favorite Fashion Designers

Armani and Oscar De La Renta (who also had great interior design flair)

 

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