Our Designers

Slater's Home Furnishings is committed to helping our customers create the home of their dreams. With over 131 years of combined experience and access to a vast array of resources, our team will help guide you throughout the process and be sure your home design is curated just the way you have always wanted it to be. From custom furniture and fabrics to our knowledgeable designers, we here at Slater's Home Furnishings is sure to find the perfect pieces so you absolutely love where you live.

designer Sharon Lillemoen

Interior Designer

Sharon Lillemoen


""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!!!

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designer Deborah Mariottini-Dotzler

Interior Designer

Deborah Mariottini-Dotzler


Recently relocating to Modesto after 48 years in the Bay Area, my passion for interior design began as a child through influence in a small family design business.

My stepping stones have included a 2 year interior design school, internships in fabric and furniture showrooms, a career path with the City Of Saratoga Building Department, a corporate relocation firm, a residential boutique design/build general contractor, window covering/shutter manufacturers and several Silicon Valley start ups where I supported all aspects of sales and team building.

My intrigue in the “HOME” starts with the people and pets who live there! It is personally gratifying building rapport with each client to gain their trust and confidence first and foremost while collaborating about their interests.

My goal is to gain insight of your goals, the functionality and use of each room you are desiring help with; whether being reinvented or just needing a new look. Additionally, as a mother of 4 children of my own, I understand active homes where space evolves, takes on constant repurposing and/or the need of special fabrics in these spaces for maximum protection against soils and everyday life!

Whether you are strolling the showroom on a rainy day to “get ideas”, referred by a friend, neighbor or coworker or returning client starting a new home project, it is my promise and passion that you will have my attention to detail on every facet associated with your project.

Hope to work with you SOON!

"To Be Successful, The First Thing To Do Is To Fall In Love With Your Work"
~ Sister Mary Lauretta

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designer Dan Hager

Interior Designer

Dan Hager


I view my interactions with my clients as a true collaboration. I am here first-and-foremost to listen to you and to find out what your desires are for the space you’re wanting to change.

While I work hard to create beautiful spaces, I also take great pride and pleasure in getting to know those who I am designing the space for as well. Having the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship and understanding is what makes the design yours and your home feel like you. I am here to help you capture that.

My background comes from over 11 years of experience in housewares and furniture sales, and in the most recent years, as an interior design consultant prior to finding my home at Slater’s. My goal throughout the design process is not only making sure my clients are constantly involved and updated, but that the end result is a space that makes them happy every single time they walk through it. This is my goal from day one, and hopefully what will bring you back each time you have a design project to tackle, no matter how big or small.

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