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, jewelry, sculptures, and accessories.

The Scarab has worked with us for years, becoming friends of all the designers. They were instrumental in creating a custom-designed area rug for a spacious home in Telluride.

Senior Designer Marilyn Smith Heany not only loves The Scarab’s products but relies on their amazing staff. “I’ve been working with The Scarab’s staff for many years, and they provide extraordinary customer service. If they don’t have the rug you need in their vast in-stock supply, they take the time to find alternatives and bring them in on approval. They are always up to the challenge of finding the perfect rugs for your projects. Plus…they are fun to work with!”

The Scarab sources rugs from around the world. They’ve developed strong relationships with these families of weavers, so not only are the rugs of heirloom quality, but they are ethically made as well. The rug business is known for using child labor—and that is nothing we want to be part of.

Slifer Design’s President Yvonne Jacobs agrees with Marilyn, sharing that their customer service is amazing. They bring rugs to the Slifer showroom so designers and clients can see, touch and feel the product.

“Even if something is not in their store we can look at photos and get from anywhere – the selection is amazing,” Yvonne shares.

Even more special is how dedicated Jane and Larry, the owners, are to the community. “Jane and Larry have been amazing people in this valley and contribute a lot to the local charities, they are very supportive people,” Yvonne adds.

A lot of vendors are ‘to the trade only’ but not The Scarab. Stop by their store and see for yourself how amazing it is. But plan ahead, you’ll want to browse for hours… and we’re willing to bet Jane and Larry will become friends of yours too!



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