The Scarab Blog

    Darlene Daugherty Designs a Vail Condo Remodel

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 27, 2013 in Featured Projects

    Starting from Scratch in This East Vail Mountain Home

    Designing a remodeled mountain home in East Vail all the way from Louisville, Kentucky might have been difficult for some client/designer teams, but that wasn’t the case with Grace Poganski and designer Darlene Daugherty. Although Grace and her husband Greg currently live in Lousiville, they purchased a Vail condo in East Vail that will eventually become their main home. Having lived in the Vail Valley before, Grace knew what she was...

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    Basso Interiors Combines Two Units Into One Vail Condo

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 19, 2013 in Featured Projects

    From the Creative Office of Residential and Hospitality Designer Elizabeth Basso

    In addition to high-end residential interior design, Elizabeth Phelan Basso has also worked in high-end hospitality design for the last six years. Located in Vail, the Austria Haus Club Condos and common spaces were done by Elizabeth, as well as a spectacular project at Arrabelle in Lionshead.

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    Contemporary Vail Home has Traditional Interior Design

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 14, 2013 in Featured Projects

    Dana Hugo of j&o Studio

    Looking for a traditional style, a Houston couple hired j&o Studio's interior designer in Vail Dana Hugo to work on their new residence on Beaver Dam Road. After purchasing one of the most contemporary spec homes in Vail, the clients decided it needed a few changes.

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    Dan Bellm and Jim Maule are Beyond The Tree Woodworks

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 12, 2013 in Featured Artisan

    If It’s Made Of Wood, They Can Build It

    Exquisitely crafted wood items can be found all over this Valley – from kitchen built-ins to doors, from tables to picture frames, and from benches to boxes. A lot of these unique pieces were created by woodworkers from Beyond the Tree Woodworks. Founded in 2002 by Dan Bellm and Jim Maule, Beyond the Tree specializes in “starting with something old, figuring out what to use it for and making it beautiful.” 

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    Ode To Beth Slifer and Slifer Designs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 6, 2013 in Community

    From Slifer Designs to The Scarab

    After 30 years in the luxury resort interior design field, the name Slifer Designs has become synonymous with Vail Valley decor. Hailing from northern Florida, Creative Director and CEO Beth Slifer grew up in the business as her mother was an interior designer. Beth was always interested in design but never put her skills into practice until she moved to Vail in 1983. After arriving in Vail, she quickly noticed that even though it was the early 1980s, all the...

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    Interior Design of A Steamboat Springs Mountain Retreat

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 5, 2013 in Featured Projects

    Donna Figg Design

    Located in Steamboat Springs, the five-bedroom, second-home condo needed a revamp so the homeowners enlisted designer Donna Figg to bring her skillful hand to the mountain retreat. Figg was asked to create an ambiance of lighthearted sophistication so she brought in a vivacious mix of colors and prints and five rugs from The Scarab. 

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    The Journey of a Mid-Century Modern Chair

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 5, 2013 in Featured Merchandise

    A Brent Bingham Creation

    One aspect that makes The Scarab a one-of-a-kind place is the authenticity of the pieces displayed. When owner Jane Rohr was at an outdoor market in Texas, she came across a mid-century modern indoor-outdoor wire framed Homecrest chair.  Often used as patio furniture in the 1950s, the mid-century modern chair was a rare find and caught the eye of local photographer Brent Bingham.

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    Richard Schmidt Jewelry Design

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 2, 2013 in Featured Artisan

    Jewelry with soul. . .

    This is the best way to describe jewelry designer Richard Schmidt's unique style. The jewelry that Richard creates always has a special meaning to him. His style is tastefully Texan and reflects the important things in, freedom, and faith.              

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