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    Rustic Elegance in Breckenridge, Colorado

    Posted by Janie Viehman on November 22, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Reclaimed Wood and Old Fashioned Mine Lift Create One of a Kind Mountain Getaway

    Located in Breckenridge, this 5,300 square-foot fulltime residence features four bedrooms and five bathrooms. While mountain homes frequently incorporate wood in the décor, this home exemplifies how to take the material to another level. By using repurposed wood and designing an elevator that looks like an old-fashioned mine lift, the homeowners created a unique ambiance that demonstrates how to design a...

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    New Moon Rugs Documentary

    Posted by Janie Viehman on November 15, 2017 in Featured Weaver

    Meet The Artisans

    Get to know the story and the people behind the handmade area rugs from New Moon Rugs in their latest documentary. Enjoy!

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    A Modern-Antique Motif for a Mountain Getaway in Colorado

    Posted by Ali Brunner on October 30, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Katy Allen Interior Design

    Katy Allen Interior Design created a stunning mountain getaway for clients located in Edwards, Colorado. With a modern-antique aesthetic in mind, Katy combined contemporary pieces with traditional and antique accents in order to create the perfect balance of new and old. Just a few minutes from both Vail Ski Mountain and Beaver Creek, this home offers the best of the Vail Valley. 

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    Telluride Mountain Design by Kim Gerardi & Darlene Daugherty of Darlene Daugherty Enterprises

    Posted by Ali Brunner on October 25, 2017 in Featured Projects

    A Mother-Daughter Duo Bring Colorful Design to Telluride Ski Mountain in Colorado

    For Darlene Daugherty and Kim Gerardi, interior design is a family business. Darlene founded Darlene Daugherty Enterprises in 2005 and 10 years ago her daughter Kim joined. A location manager on major motion pictures in Los Angeles and New York, Kim’s eye for beauty was a skill Darlene was happy to add to her company’s repertoire. She describes the two of them as “one brain with two bodies” with strengths that...

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    Vintage Navajo Rugs Inspire

    Posted by Larry Stone on September 12, 2017 in Featured Rug Collections

    A New Collection of Western Rugs by Aara Rugs

    All Natural and undyed sheep’s wool give contrasting depth of color and was used to create these handmade rugs. Vintage, Navajo rugs inspired this new western rug collection that is now featured at The Scarab Rug Store in Minturn, Colorado.

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    Enjoy Elevated Authenticity in a Rocky Mountain Home

    Posted by Janie Viehman on August 22, 2017 in Featured Projects

    By Kelsey Cole & Yvonne Jacobs of Slifer Designs

    Designed by Kelsey Cole and Yvonne Jacobs of Slifer Designs, this Vail, Colorado home features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths all designed in a mountain contemporary décor with treasures they’ve collected from all over the globe.

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    Shibori Inspired Transitional Rugs

    Posted by Ali Brunner on August 10, 2017 in Featured Rug Collections

    Japanese Dying Techniques Inspire New Contemporary Rug Designs

    As seen in every aspect of life, we are finding that ancient trends and techniques are continually finding a way back into popularity. The ancient Japanese dying technique known as Shibori is a great example of the old becoming new again.

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    Contemporary Kilim Rugs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on July 27, 2017 in Featured Rug Collections

    Ancient Rug Designs in Modern Colorways

    The Kilim Rug dates back to the eighth and ninth centuries. They were traditionally handwoven in Anatolian Region and Central Asia for uses from prayer rugs to precious dowry items. Kilim's are known for their lighter weight and weave allowing them to be much more practical when living a nomadic lifestyle.

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    Inspiring Interior Design In The Home Of A Local Vail Artist

    Posted by Janie Viehman on July 25, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Creative Pursuits by Alta Engelbrect

    On a spring afternoon in Minturn, we sat with local artist Alta Engelbrecht at The Scarab. We enjoyed her so much, that we wanted to share her story. With a background as an artist and opera singer, Alta is recognized in the Vail Valley as an artist. She is an expert in unique faux finishes and architectural enhancements. With her natural creative abilities and unique eye, Alta became a key component for many interior designers needing custom projects...

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    Contemporary and Transitional Rug Designs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on June 12, 2017 in Featured Rug Collections

    By Robin Gray Design

    Architect turned Rug Designer, Robin Gray, is a master at finding aspects of our daily world and utilizing them as the inspiration for her unique rug designs. A well versed traveler, Robin has spent years wandering the world, finding inspiration for her art and collecting handmade textiles. Her appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our world is reflected within her intriguing rug designs.

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