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  • MODESTO 1605 J Street, Modesto, CA 95354 | MERCED 345 West 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340

Design Services

Exceptional design services

Unique among furniture stores, Slater's has no sales associates, only highly qualified interior designers ready to help you create the home of your dreams. A personal interior designer who is pleased to assist you both in our showroom and at home.Our artistic designers offer superior design expertise and unmatched individual attention.Their goal is not to impose a signature look on your home, but to devlop fresh, exclusive designs based on your unique style,personality, resources and desires.

A lovelier home awaits you

You'll be surprised how satisfying it is to transform your home into a more comfortable, inviting place for your family and guests,as your designer leads you through our vast selection of luxurious furnishings, accessories,fabrics and more.The following biographies will help you to become better acquainted with our designers as well as Slater's extraordinary design services.

Designers

Marilyn Tallent

(Modesto)

Sharon Lillemoen

(Modesto)

Dan Mallory

(Modesto)

Karen Spieker

(Merced)

Richard Fierro

(Merced)

Shara Bigelow

(Merced)

Custom Drapery & Window Treatments

The Slater’s design staff is skilled in designing the perfect window treatment for your home. We offer a wide variety of soft and hard window treatments to suit your need. Anything from fabric hanging treatments, roman shades, blinds, woven grass shades or wood shutters. From the measuring to fabrication to installation, we are with you every step of the way. We have many fabric swatches to choose from to ensure you get the exact look you want!

Custom and Semi Custom Bedding

There is no room in your home that should make you feel as comfortable and special as your master bedroom. Nothing says “special” quite as much as your bedding. From duvets to coverlets to shams- we do it all! Let us help you choose the perfect combination of colors and patterns to create that one of kind bedding ensemble you’ve always dreamed of.

Rug Gallery

Come visit our new and exciting rug gallery featuring over five hundred samples and full sized rugs from fine handknotted orientals to sisals to handtuffted to indoor/outdoor. Need that special size or color? We also do custom. Don’t know what size or colors you need, don’t worry! We are here to assist! As with all our services we offer complementary in home consultations.

Marilyn Tallent, Interior Designer, ASID

“A client’s environment should not only be the one that they look forward to returning to at the end of the day but one that they carry with them… giving them an inner serenity and focus.”

Marilyn has been part of the local design community for over 25 years, both as a partner in and the sole owner of full service interior design firms. During that time she has worked on projects throughout California, making each client’s space uniquely their own. Always striving to give the best service possible and recognizing that Slater’s offers the most comprehensive selection in the Valley. She has recently joined the team of designers as an independent contractor.
Marilyn says “defining that environment is a process that often involves using both new and existing elements. Our lives are what has come before and I feel each project should reflect that.”
Marilyn holds a degree in Interior Design. She has furthered her commitment to design by qualifying as a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a California Certified Interior Designer. She looks forward to working with you.

Email me at tallent3@sbcglobal.net

 

Sharon Lillemoen, Interior Designer

"My philosophy has always been to make sure that the project reflects the client's personality and tastes, not mine." I always tell my clients, "If I leave your home and it looks like me, I have failed. Your home needs to look like you."

Whether you're building your home from the ground up or dreaming of remodeling your existing home, Sharon has the experience and expertise to help you achieve it. Drawing her inspiration from your own unique style Sharon says "My philosophy has always been to make sure that the project reflects the client's personality and tastes, not mine." I always tell my clients, "If I leave your home and it looks like me, I have failed. Your home needs to look like you." In the furniture industry since 1982, Sharon has learned that a large part of the design process is intuitive and prides herself on building strong relationships with her clients.
Home renovations both big and small can be an overwhelming experience. With the myriad of choices from furniture and fabrics, to area rugs, window coverings and paint colors; combined with mounting pressures of time and budget, the possibilities are at once restricted and endless. Every client has a different objective, so no job parallels another. Sharon can take the journey from something stressful to an exciting collaboration. "Sometimes people know they want a change, but have no idea how to achieve it." Sharon can identify your wants and needs, and transform your "house" into your "home."
At Slater’s, we have resources that the general consumer does not. A client can search from town to town, store to store, or the Internet looking for a specific item, but never find it. As a designer, Sharon not only knows where to look, but has access to items from manufacturers that deal with tradespeople exclusively. This combined with Slater’s excellent customer service promises to make the experience seamless and pleasant, but actually fun. LOTS OF FUN!!!

Email me at sharon@slatershome.com

 

Karen Spieker, Interior Designer

“Every client has an idea, a mood, an inspiration, that they wish to convey in their space. I want to help the client achieve their own unique thumbprint, whatever it is.”

Getting to know and help each client achieve the environment they desire is my goal as a designer. Every client has an idea, a mood, an inspiration, that they wish to convey in their space. I want to help the client achieve their own unique thumbprint, whatever it is.
Bringing fresh and exciting ideas to your home for your enjoyment, and utilizing and combining over twenty years of experience in furniture, color, and fashion, I am looking forward to sharing my expertise to make your dream a reality.
With my diverse background of experience and interests, along with the vast array of fine home furnishings available at Slater's, I can guarantee the highest standard of quality and outstanding customer service.

Email me at karen@slatershome.com

 

Dan Malloy, Interior Designer

Art, fashion, and beauty have always played a significant portion in my life. Unfortunately,these areas of our lives often get pushed aside or are overlooked, but in reality these elements can play a significant roll in making our lives more enjoyable, meaningful, and stress free. It is my desire, therefore, to assist each client in finding and discovering their own personal expression of art, fashion, and beauty within their individual homes and living spaces (even if those areas of their homes and lives have been laying dormant for many years).

Email me at Dan@slatershome.com

 

Liz Bealonis, Interior Designer

“I can help be their sounding board and facilitate the process to achieve their goals.”

A client usually has an idea about their space, how they imagine it to be… I can help be their sounding board and facilitate the process to achieve their goals.
Your space is a reflection of your personality. Specializing in full tailoring of your home renovations whether it’s revamping a timeless traditional look, crafting a space for the modern minimalist, or finding an accent piece that makes a statement. Let’s get started on maximizing your space to it’s fullest potential.

Email me at liz@slatershome.com

 

Richard Fierro, Interior Designer

“An ever evolving expression of interior space, tailored to the clients' needs and tastes, are what inspire and drive me to excel with each project.”

I have found that no two clients are alike in their pursuit of a new and functional living space. Therefore I strive to keep an open mind for fresh ideas in their selected environments.
An ever evolving expression of interior space, tailored to the clients needs and tastes, are what inspire and drive me to excel with each project.
Hands on experience in the furniture industry since 1983, fuels my passion for interior design.
Whether involved with room design for the showroom floor or the clients home, I enjoy becoming immersed with each project, to the completion, down to the smallest detail.
I'm confident with the vast product line available through Slater's, that I can satisfy all your tastes and budgets.

Email me at richard@slatershome.com

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Shara Bigelow, Interior Designer

“Nothing excites me more than helping someone discover their taste and make their home more comfortable.”

Nothing excites me more than helping someone discover their taste and make their home more comfortable. I can assure you it'll be an easy and fun experience, whether you're starting fresh or working with your own special pieces. Let your environment express who you are and love the house you come home to every day.

Email me at shara@slatershome.com