Meeting a Demand: Slate Expands to Offer Design Services
Slate’s store on Church Street invites you to slow down and appreciate your surroundings. Celebrating globally inspired design, Slate features a range of beautifully handcrafted, ethically sourced, and locally made products for both home and lifestyle. Their product offerings span from furniture and textiles to jewelry and handbags, making the store a destination for gift givers and homeowners alike
Along with their store and website, Slate has begun to expand their services to interior design. The addition of design services was a logical and sought-after next step. Inspired by perusing the store, customers were commonly seeking advice on furniture, layouts, and textiles within their own homes. Over the past year, Slate has taken on a variety of design jobs, including small accessory refreshes, single-room makeovers, Airbnb rentals, furniture and layout updates, and many more.
All of the photos seen here are from their latest project, the model unit at a new Stowe development, Wildewood. Slate curated, designed, and staged all interior furnishings and accessories of the Wildewood model unit. Overall architecture and finishes were designed by Youkel architecture + development. The Wildewood homes are located minutes from Stowe Mountain Resort and offer access to the Catamount Trail right outside their doors.
The intention with the furnishings chosen for Wildewood was to give it a cozy ski house feel but to allow for the space to be used year-round, as these homes are being constructed with full-time residents in mind. The main living area features luxurious textiles with wool and fur detailing that allow you to enjoy time spent nestled up by the fire in the winter, but these pieces can also be easily switched out for a light cotton throw and a couple flax linen pillows as you transition to enjoying the well-lit space during the summer months.
Slate’s typical design process starts with a home consultation (either in person or virtual) to tour the space, take measurements and photos, and to understand the scope and priorities of the project. Slate’s designers work in tandem with each other and the client, providing mood boards, layouts, and furniture options to ensure the overall vision and goals are being met. After curating, ordering, and arranging delivery of all elements comes the most challenging and rewarding part of the process: Install day. This is where the vision comes to life and the designers delight in adding the small touches that help to bring the room together to exceed their client’s expectations.