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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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    Bringing Wine Country to Chicago

    Posted by Janie Viehman on June 7, 2017 in Featured Projects

    By Donna Figg Design

    It’s not easy bringing the Napa Valley to Chicago but interior designer Donna Figg of Donna Figg Design was able to do just that for her clients living in the Midwest. Located in the North Shore area of Chicago, the 2,200 square-foot bottom level of the home was renovated after the architect recommended completely shifting the interior rooms.

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    Into the West Revamps Luxurious Log Cabin

    Posted by Janie Viehman on April 26, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Into the West is a full-service interior design store and studio that serves as Northwest Colorado’s premier interior design resource. 

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    Designing Your Own Home in Vail

    Posted by Janie Viehman on February 17, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Alison Biggers Creates Mountain Modern Interior Design

    After a recommendation from a member of the Slifer Designs team, West Vail resident Alison Biggers decided to visit The Scarab Rug Store shortly after purchasing her new home in Vail, Colorado.

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    Interior Design Offers a Facelift to a Beaver Creek Resort Home.

    Posted by Janie Viehman on January 12, 2017 in Featured Projects

    Design by Marilyn Smith Heaney of Slifer Designs

    Located in Beaver Creek with accessibility to the Elkhorn lift, this four-bedroom, four-bath (plus one powder room) ski-in, ski-out home in conveniently located adjacent to the core of one of Colorado’s world-class resorts. Marilyn Smith Heaney, Project Manager and Interior Designer at Slifer Designs, worked on the second home for her Dallas-based clients who were looking for a mountain getaway ambiance that was both kid-friendly and...

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    Best of 2016 | Rugs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 17, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

     16 Favorite Rugs from 2016

    As 2016 comes to an end, we are reflecting on some of our favorite rug designs from the year.

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    The Journey of a Rug

    Posted by Janie Viehman on November 16, 2016 in Breaking Bread

    We are excited to share some images that our friend and colleague Teddy Sumner of Michaelian and Kohlberg has sent to us from his latest travels to India. What a pleasure it has been to view ‘behind the scenes’ photos of the daily happenings at Teddy’s weaving facility. Moments that caught his attention…caught ours as well.

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    Introducing Nirvana, Where Quality Rugs Meet Affordability.

    Posted by Ali Brunner on November 9, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    Nirvana Collection by Samad Wilton Loomed | Hand Finished

     After 25 years of providing only handmade rugs, we are expanding our horizons with the new Nirvana Collection.  Nirvana rugs are a hybrid of hand made craftsmanship and modern day technology.

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