December 2012

Sustainability Corner: Passive Heating through Thermal Mass

During these cold winter months it’s easy to feel the strain on the electric bill trying to heat a leaky house. One effective way of helping ease these heating costs is to use the benefit of thermal mass. Thermal mass is considered any building material...

Artist Spotlight: Dianna Fritzler

Fine art is a huge part of our culture in Steamboat Springs. At Vertical Arts, we enjoy showcasing many outstanding pieces of art in our retail showroom and gallery. Yep, that’s right. Our architecture firm has an art gallery for clients to experience and select...

Interior Design Trend: Copper

Metallic and polished materials normally refer to gold or silver, but there is a new metal that is drawing a lot of attention! Copper is now being utilized for a range of products and applications in the interior design market. Below are a few of...

3 Inspiring Snow Resorts From Around The World

With the recent snow fall in Steamboat, we have all been getting cozy, relaxing, and taking in the beauty of winter in the valley. What’s better than a hot cup of coffee, a warm fire, and a panoramic view into a wintery wonderland? ...

Holiday Decor for the Home

Pulling in the details that personalize your holiday home décor are the accents that polish up your look! This year’s findings are a bit more modern and some even monochromatic, but all still equally evoke the spirit of the season. To inquire about any product...

A Tasteful Gingerbread House by Vertical Arts

When Elsie de Wolfe wrote The House in Good Taste, she was not actually thinking about a house you could eat. But the grande damme would have appreciated the creativity that our team showed in their gingerbread house project. Vertical Arts interior designer Kristin...

Connect with Vertical Arts on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

Are you one of the many that jumps onto a social media nearly every free minute that you have, whether it's business or personal? If you are then we suggest you to connect with us, because we too are on the socials networking train! There...

Our Five Favorites: Fall Post Round-Up

Take a peek at our top five favorite fall posts. The arrival of the holiday season means the passing of the fall season. We have covered a wide variety of fun and interesting topics this past season and loved every one of them. In...

Demand for Design Services Shows Improvement

We are always thrilled to learn about the improvement of the architecture and design industry. That's why we were so excited to hear that the October architecture billings index rose 1.2 points, hitting a reading of 52.8. This is wonderful news for the architecture industry...

Glowing Architecture Captures Our Attention

There is something special about spaces that are designed in a way to exude a warm, comfortable exterior. Glowing architecture has caught our attention for this exact reason. These spaces remind us of lanterns that light up dark nights. If you have been considering a...