Marilyn Smith Heaney

Accomplishments + Awards

American Resort Development Association Gold Award, 2009

Senior Designer

Team member since 1986

Wichita State University, Art Major

Marilyn Smith Heaney has a right to feel accomplished – after 30-plus years with Slifer Designs, she has amassed a wealth of experience and expertise spanning both commercial and residential interior design through projects from Newport Beach to New York City to Tennessee.
Originally from Sterling, Kansas, she spent nearly six years working for Denver’s prestigious firm, Joseph E. Hughes II Interiors, before joining  Slifer Designs.


Community Outreach

Bright Future Foundation

Vail Valley Theater


Goal for Clients

To provide not only gracious living areas, but to also create an atmosphere that reflects the client’s personality. Developing good rapport is essential, as is valuing the ongoing relationship that ensues.



Luxe Magazine

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

Mountain Living

Traditional Home

House Beautiful


Design Inspiration

Travel, specifically Ovieta in Umbria, Italy, and post-impressionist painters, particularly Van Gogh, Matisse and Gauguin, because of their use of color and imagery.

Favorite Interior Designer

Joseph E. Hughes II


Favorite Design Style



Favorite Fashion Designer

Yves Saint Laurent


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