A Contemporary Mountain Boutique Inspired by Design
Stēl House + Home offers a world of design possibilities
Ste-l House + Home began as an art gallery featuring local artists in 2012 on the first floor of Vertical Arts Architecture in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Since then, it has 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 Ste-l (prounounced “steel”) House + Home 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.”
Ste-l is part of a collective of businesses anchored by Vertical Arts that includes architecture, interior design, landscape design and the custom furniture fabrication company Twenty1Five. The store draws on the talents of its affiliated Vertical Arts designers to provide customers with 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. “Ste-l is a welcoming entryway to our business. 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. An in-house Design Center allows for pulling samples, fabrics and finishes to bring 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.”
Ste-l’s 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.’”