Mountain Living recently profiled our shop, services and team in the “Boutique” section of its September/October 2021 issue. The article details how Stēl House + Home began as an art gallery featuring local artists in 2012 with our sister architecture, interior design and landscape design firm Vertical Arts Architecture upstairs. Now we’ve grown into a full-service retail furniture, home décor and interior design store, brimming with artwork, furnishings and custom-made and one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts under one roof.
“People want something fresh, not just what they can buy online,” says manager Gina Silveri. “They appreciate the unique craftsmanship, modern edge and eclectic mix we carry. A lot of it is locally or American-made, something people desire.”
You’ll see our style is a mix of unusual pieces that blend rustic and modern. We partner with local artisans to provide one-of-a-kind home accents and accessories. Plus, our in-house Design Center offers a world of design possibilities. We know you’ll appreciate our store’s emphasis on extraordinary craftsmanship and eclectic collections with a modern edge.
Alongside Vertical Arts, we also offer products made by custom furniture fabrication company Twenty1Five, another business under the Vertical Arts umbrella. In our shop you’ll find all expert team members are willing to help our customers find options to transform a room, a yard or an entire home.
“People have walked in wanting patio furniture and next thing you know we’re helping them with a whole landscape remodel,” says Vertical Arts partner Sarah Tiedeken. “Stēl serves as a welcoming entryway to the entire suite of Vertical Arts services. We’re passionate about holistic design, from big-scale structure to furnishings and accessories. We can help you reimagine your space entirely.”
Walk-in clients can select from the latest products drawn from more than 200 brands or design custom pieces sourced from reclaimed and raw materials fabricated through Twenty1Five or local artisans. The Design Center allows for pulling samples, fabrics and finishes to bring our clients’ visions to life.
“We offer a one-hour complimentary design consultation to people who want to purchase several rooms of furniture and do some interior design,” says Silveri. “It helps so much to walk through their space, see what they want to accomplish and curate a look.”
Our showroom spurs imaginations with unusual floor items from personally designed barn doors to translucent panels, rugs and accent pillows made from fabrics hand-loomed by a local artisan. Visitors shopping for one-off gifts can browse a selection of frames, knives and knife blocks, cutting boards, cocktail sets and decanters.
“I tell people to take their time and find a piece they really love,” Silveri says. “You want something that will bring you joy for a long time, that makes you think ‘ah; this is my happy place.’”