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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. Alison and her family immediately began decorating for their August move-in. Alison was ready to tackle the task of designing your own home and they were aiming for a mountain modern interior design for their year-round residence at the top of Intermountain. 


    Two rugs were purchased from The Scarab – one for the living room and one for the den/office. “We think the rug made the living room,” says Alison. “It just ties everything together and separates the room. Also, the rug in the den/office warms up the room so nicely.”


    The living room rug is a Robin Gray piece from her “Kuba Collection” which is influenced by her study on African textiles. Robin was particularly inspired by the Kuba cloth because it was one of the first forms of abstract art known to man and is still studied in most art history courses.


    Adds Robin, “African Kuba cloth has always intrigued me because it is made by women and inspired by dreams. The rug is a bit of a departure from what Africans create but still excites me.”


    Because Alison has been working as her own designer while juggling a fulltime job and being a mom, she requested input from a number of different people which she says has been very helpful. She also says that designing her home with her family has been extremely enjoyable.


    “I don't think you ever totally finish designing but we are done with the majority of it,” she says. “It’s been such a fun family process – all of us doing it together for our move to Vail. This is the first time we've done something like this all together – even the kids – so it has been a great experience.”

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