Vail Valley’s Slifer Designs earns award for home design |

Vail Valley’s Slifer Designs earns award for home design

This home near Estes Park was designed by Slifer Designs. The home earned the firm a "Residential Excellence in Design" award from Luxe Magazine.
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Slifer Designs was recently awarded the “Residential Excellence in Design” award for Contemporary Interior Design from Luxe Magazine. This is the second year the iconic design firm has won the prestigious award.

This year’s winning Slifer design is from a property is in Estes Park. The original project was meant to be a somewhat minimal remodel to bring the existing home up to date. However, the homeowners soon realized they were not taking advantage of views that overlook Longs Peak near Rocky Mountain National Park.

Over the course of four years, the house was rebuilt based on the client’s choices — it had to fit in with the landscape but be distinctive and set apart from other homes. The result was an exciting project for the design team to create, and for the warehouse team to install at 9,500 feet elevation.

“What I love about the house is how the materials all come together,” shares Kim Toms, Managing Principal at Slifer Designs. “It’s such a pretty collection of contrasting materials.”

The panel of industry experts evaluated submissions based on a combination of each project’s aesthetic value, how well it fits into its regional environment, and an original approach to the use of mediums and textiles. Slifer Designs’ winning submission successfully combined all three elements.

For Slifer Designs, the RED Award is an acknowledgment of the creative path this project took — blending personal history, natural environment, and excellence in design — to create a stunning home.

“The overall feel is that of comfort, whimsy and wonder, meaning, and the joy of being around the people you love,” Toms said.

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