Marilyn Smith Heaney

Slifer Designs

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Slifer_logo.jpgFrom an early age, Marilyn was lucky to be able to travel every summer with her family throughout the United States and Canada. As an adult, she lived in Australia for two years and travelled extensively throughout the world. Travelling has always been a wonderfully positive and exciting way to learn about different cultures and experience this incredible planet. It has inspired her to be imaginative and creative in her approach to design.

Marilyn majored in Art at Wichita State University.  Her design style stems from her desire to create beautiful and pleasing environments for her clients and their families. She strives to design specifically for each of her clients based on their vision and needs. For her, listening to and interpreting a client's vision is one of the most important and rewarding aspects of her profession.

Marilyn has been with Slifer Designs for over 25 years, and she has been able to develop many long term relationships with clients and their families. It is a huge honor when clients return to her for multiple projects, and recommend her to friends and family.

Over the years Marilyn's projects have been published in Luxe, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, House Beautiful and Traditional Homes magazines, and also have been profiled on Plum TV and Renovation Style.  Her work has focused mainly in Colorado, in Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride, and Denver, but she has also worked in Harbor Island, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California, Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Her most recent hospitality project was furnishing The Player Group’s new headquarters at the Cliffs in South Carolina, which was terrific fun because it combined contemporary office design with African-inspired luxury living (Gary Player is from South Africa).  Interior design allows her to be imaginative and creative and it is extremely diverse in its requirements.


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