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Berman Testimonial, March 2016

“I feel compelled to write a note of gratitude to Aspen Leaf Interiors. We purchased an unfurnished home in Gray's crossing in November and had lofty hopes to host friends and family for Presidents Day weekend in February. Most people told us that we couldn't possibly design and furnish our home that quickly, but Olivia from Aspen Leaf wasn't daunted. Wasting no time, Olivia and her team met with us in our home, getting a sense of our style and our plans for using the house. Within a week, Olivia presented us with several design options that were not only beautiful, but that also fit our budget! Focusing on pieces that would be available quickly, Olivia and her team came up with a gorgeous design plan that is contemporary, warm, and welcoming. Aspen Leaf was extremely attentive and worked so efficiently that we were hosting friends in our decorated home by January! Thanks to Olivia, I experience such joy when I walk into our home. [And, as an added bonus, after Olivia's talented work, our management company upgraded our home and renters have given rave reviews.] Thank you, Aspen Leaf!”

Mellema Testimonial, October 2015

“A truly exceptional design company. Marcio Decker and his team not only present superb concepts, but, much more important, listen and observe. With their considerable assistance, we were able to create a warm, inviting second home that we adore. While other design professionals we have worked with insist their concept is the 'best', Decker and his team truly understand different visions and assist each client in achieving the one the client can truly enjoy, appreciate and call their 'home'.”

Turnbaugh Testimonial, September 2014

“Mike and I wanted to let you all know how beautiful our home turned out. You took our ideas and made them even more spectacular than we could have ever imagined. Staying in our condo for the first time was definitely surreal for us. It is hard to believe that it has been two years in the making. We can’t thank you enough for working with us and taking us through the process with ease. It was probably more difficult for us at times being far away where we couldn’t just stop in to see the process. We will definitely spread your name around and refer whenever we can.”

Woodridge Construction Testimonial, December 2013

“I have worked with the Aspen Leaf design team on multiple projects. The service they offer is first class. They listen to our clients needs and wants and fulfill this with a very creative and unique design. As a builder I really appreciate their quick response to any questions or changes that may come about. Aspen Leaf has the ability to find materials and products that no one else can. I highly recommend this interior design group for their knowledge and expertise.”

Erik Hirschbek, Wood Ridge Construction (http://www.woodridgeconst.com/)

Griggs Custom Homes Testimonial, September 2013

“We have worked on multiple projects throughout the years with Aspen Leaf Interiors, ranging from Lakefronts to small remodels in the Tahoe-Truckee and Reno areas. They are great to work with and make my job easier as the General Contractor by streamlining the process with our Clients. The team is very organized, thorough, and tailor their craft for each Client. Each member of their team compliments one another’s skill set and quite simply are great at what they do.”

Aaron Griggs, Griggs Custom Homes (http://www.griggscustomhomes.com/)

Chapman Testimonial, November 2012

“I just wanted to write you a quick note about how much we love our remodeled house in Northstar, Truckee. It’s gorgeous! The house is everything we imagined it could be! This fact is due in large part to your design expertise and customer service. In the area of design, we really enjoyed working with you both. Your creativity and experience helped us utilize our space more effectively and aesthetically. Moreover, you weren’t married to a particular design element. If we didn’t like something, you jettisoned that idea, and worked to find something that we would love. In the end, we have a beautiful, mountain-modern home that suits our living style perfectly. As for customer service, you were lots of fun, and you executed to plan. You kept us well-informed of progress and glitches. You were flexible when needed. You had good contacts that were as honest, trustworthy, and timely as you were. Most importantly, you wanted us to be happy. Again, if we weren’t happy with a item, you took immediate action to correct or replace the item with something we would like. This kind of customer service is hard to find, but you manage it with ease. Lastly, your individual skills complement each other nicely. You have combined creativity and vision with project management in way that makes the remodeling process as painless as possible for the customer.”

ElleDecor.com Editorial Feature

Elle Decor included this bedroom fireplace in their story "15 Stylishly Tiled Fireplaces", calling its stunning pattern one of the best ways to add personality to your space. This Kaza tile is stunning and really makes a statement against the Calcatta fireplace.
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ElleDecor.com Editorial Feature
Reno Magazine Editorial Feature

Olivia's latest article in Reno Magazine, "Go West", is a beautiful photo spread of an Incline project designed for a client with an affinity for the Ralph Lauren Navajo aesthetic. "With a nod to Navajo style and the surrounding mountain terrain, this home cozies up to Western tradition". Olivia discusses using Navajo pattern blankets with herringbones, plaids, fur, fringes and metal grommets, and using distressing for wood, leather and metals to achieve this Native American tradition.
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Reno Magazine Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

We love being included in Dering Hall's editorials, but it's even better when they mention two of our projects! "Designing for Dining Rooms with a View" featured two of our dining room designs with beautiful Tahoe views. One a traditional Tahoe family home situated right on shore of Lake Tahoe, the other a new contemporary home with state-of-the-art technology and ski-in, ski-out access from the slopes of Northstar.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

Dering Hall featured this bright bedroom from a mid-century modern home in Reno in "High-Gloss Bedrooms", an article discussing high-gloss wall paint and lacquered dressers or bedside tables as options for adding glossy, reflective accents that are popular right now.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
ElleDecor.com Editorial Feature

We are excited to be featured on ElleDecor.com again! The editorial piece is called "32 Chic Rooms with All-Wood Ceilings" and our Martis 25 kitchen is shown as an example of using bold walnut wood ceilings to create a cozy kitchen space. The walnut ceiling really makes a statement in this room.
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ElleDecor.com Editorial Feature
Reno Magazine Editorial Feature

Olivia's latest article in Reno Magazine hit the stands in time for the fourth of July holiday, appropriately, as the story was "Add Americana to Your Summertime Decor". She discusses mixing the red, white and blue colors with materials of the past and present, as well as the mixing of patterns. See the link to the full story for easy ways to incorporate some red, white and blue into your home.
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Reno Magazine Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

One of of our luxury condominiums at The Montage in Reno was featured this month in "Designing with Mirrors". The article states that mirrors are one of the most useful tools when it comes to interior design. Mirrors can make a room look more spacious, lighten up an area or provide an element of glam. We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

"28 Kitchens with Sweeping Views" While the focus of a kitchen design is often on function, there’s more than enough room for a stunning view that makes it more inviting. These kitchens boast breathtaking views, from lush mountains to crystal blue oceans.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

"23 Spaces with Raw Wood Furniture" There’s no denying that the imperfections found in a piece of raw wood furniture add to its beauty. These charming spaces outfitted with stylish raw wood furniture range from beds to dining tables and more.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
CATT Mixer

Aspen Leaf hosted a Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) Mixer on May 1 at our Truckee Showroom. We are happy to say that the turnout was excellent! We appreciated the number of CATT members and local professionals who attended and made it such an enjoyable after work event. CATT raffled off a few of our accessories and spoke about the benefits of membership. People were spilling out onto the back patio, enjoying appetizers, drinks and socializing. All in all, a success!

CATT Mixer
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

"22 Kitchens with Wide Plank Flooring" There is no doubt that flooring choices can have a dramatic impact on an interior. Here are examples of how wide plank flooring can add a touch of style and sophistication to kitchens of all styles.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
Salone del Mobile Milan

The design world – including Marcio, Betty and Olivia – descended on Milan April 17-22 for Salone del Mobile Milan, the annual historic international furniture and design fair that is the largest of its kind. Numerous exhibitions, installations, launches and debuts reveal the latest in design from around the world.

The Salone del Mobile began in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most awaited event in the world of furniture. As always, this year's show stunned attendees with a packed venue of new products and surprises ready and waiting.

Salone del Mobile Milan
Designscapes Book

Recently published, this sleek hard cover book is full of gorgeous designs from all over the world, and Aspen Leaf is honored to be included. We were excited not only to see our 8-page spread in print, but to find that one of our photos was also featured on the opening page of the book. Bonus! This leather-bound coffee table book is described as a pictorial walkabout through the rich architecture and design landscapes of the world. Our project photos and story cover pages 202-209.
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Designscapes Book
Home Decor Workshop

Our senior designer, Olivia Osborne, hosted a decor workshop at our Reno studio on March 24. The event, in collaboration with Reno Magazine, was sold out! Participants found the workshop very informative, learning how to transform their space while enjoying a light brunch and mimosas.

Home Decor Workshop
Architectural West Magazine

We are excited to see this Truckee riverfront project we teamed with Mark Tanner Construction on featured in Architectural West's March/April issue. The article is titled "Balanced & Natural" and the writer describes the home well, as a reinvention of the classic Tahoe lodge. We like to think so.
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Architectural West Magazine
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

Our Martis 25 ski-in, ski-out project was included in the inspirational feature, "Charming Spaces with All-Wood Ceilings". This spectacular home is situated on the mountainside at Northstar Ski Resort with panoramic views and state-of-the-art smart home technology. This wood ceiling is from Du Chateau's The Heritage Timber Collection.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
Reno Magazine March/April Issue - Cover Story "4 Looks For Your Easter Table"

Hot off the press! The cover story in the latest issue of Reno Magazine is by our talented Olivia Osborne, and it turned out beautifully. The story is complemented by pages of table setting images from a photo shoot at West Elm Reno with photographer Tracy Barbutes and Reno Magazine. Check out the story for some excellent tips for setting your Easter table, making your home inviting and welcoming to your guests, and creating a simple elegance.
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Reno Magazine Cover Story
Reno Magazine March/April Issue

"Ultra Violet is Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year. Here's How to Incorporate it into Your Home's Interior Design." This article by Olivia is full of ideas to bring ultra violet into your home decor via paint, pillows and more, highlighted with images showing ways to add accents of this vibrant shade to your home. It is an exceptional, sophisticated and inspiring color.
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Reno Magazine March/April Issue
Best of Houzz Award

Results are in! We have received another badge of honor from Houzz – a Best of Houzz 2018 Design award – meaning our project photos have been viewed and saved to idea books more than others in our industry. Being involved with Houzz has been a positive experience for our firm. The experts at Houzz make sure our profile sees lots of traffic, and the website is an invaluable source of design inspiration for homeowners.
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2018 Best of Houzz Award badge
Mountain Living Magazine

Aspen Leaf Interiors has been selected for the 2018 Top Architects and Designers List – the most talented and influential architects and interior designers in the West today. The ML List will be published in the January/February issue of Mountain Living.

DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

This chic and polished kitchen was recently included in an editorial on timeless kitchens featuring marble backsplashes. Classic and elegant!
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

This Martis 25 project was included in an editorial feature, "Contemporary Fireplace Designs", on the exclusive DeringHall.com website. We are always honored to have a project included in one of their stories and this home is a true gem. Ski-in, ski-out access set on the mountainside of Northstar Ski Resort with panoramic views and the smartest technology available. The home features spectacular Rustic Contemporary styling and high-end finishes.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

The master bedroom of our Donner Lake contemporary design was recently included in the editorial "25 Rooms with Raw Wood Walls" on DeringHall.com. It is actually a wall covering that looks like raw wood, but we'll take the coverage anytime.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
Reno Magazine December Issue

"Metallic are Trending in Home Decor" is Olivia's subject for this issue of Reno Magazine. Metallics continue to appear in our homes' design aesthetic with the mix of metals in the form of furniture, textiles, tile, lighting, candle holders and accessories. Matching metallics is not necessary. Incorporating metallic black with champagne gold and bronze creates a luster amongst the finishes, as well as interest and depth.
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Reno Magazine Metallics
DeringHall.com Editorial Feature

This North Lake Tahoe lake house was featured in a DeringHall.com editorial piece called "Mountain-Style Living Spaces". The Dollar Point project was a complete remodel done in collaboration with Welling Construction, updated while still maintaining the character and charm of the client's Tahoe home with so many family memories. Stone and glass in various tones of Tahoe’s blue waters and bright sky can be seen throughout the home, along with playful bright colors that appealed to the younger family members.
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DeringHall.com Editorial Feature
Break the Cycle Charity Event

Aspen Leaf proudly took part in BREAK THE CYCLE! The Ultimate Bicycle Design Competition - 16 TEAMS of San Francisco's premier design professionals, 16 INCREDIBLE BICYCLES reimagined and auctioned off for a cause. ONE NIGHT, Thursday, November 9 at Studio Becker SF. "Kinetic Metaphor" pictured here is Aspen Leaf's piece.

Break the Cycle Charity Event
The Soul of the Wood – Mountain Living Magazine’s September e-Newsletter

These gorgeous, unique bowls made by artist Lorenzo Francischini are available in our showroom. His sculptural wooden vessels celebrate the unpredictable, and often imperfect, beauty of nature. "The unpredictability of the outcome only makes the whole process more fascinating. I never opt for concealing what, in my view, was what the tree wanted," says Franceschini.
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The Soul of the Wood
HGTV's Faces of Design Awards

Being nominated by HGTV for the Faces of Design Awards was such an honor! We couldn't be more proud of this accomplishment and our designs. Our project in Martis 25 was nominated in the Countryside Escapes category. This ski-in, ski-out property is unique in its mountainside location of the slopes of Northstar Ski Resort, with direct ski access and its own attached ski hut. The rustic contemporary style home was built with the smartest technology available on the market and features natural materials of wood, steel, and stone composed in clean contemporary lines.
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HGTV's Faces of Design Awards
ELLE Decor Rustic Living Room Ideas

The Aspen Leaf team is so excited to be included in the elledecor.com feature, “24 Rustic Living Room Ideas to Get You in the Mood for Fall”. Time to cozy up for the season, like the article says.
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ELLE Decor Rustic Living Room Ideas
Dering Hall Design Professional Spotlight

Last week, we were a featured interior designer on the exclusive Dering Hall website. A photo of our Martis 25 property was included in the Designer Professional Spotlight.
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Dering Hall Design Professional Spotlight
Reno Magazine September Issue

Olivia’s latest article "Velvet, Shades of Green on Trend for Fall in Home Decor” ran in the September issue of Reno Magazine. Fall 2017 will bring upon a range of trend for home interiors. The need for comfort and inviting spaces while not overcrowding has influenced the trends for Fall 2017. Color trends are leaning towards shades of green to be seen in upholstery and accents.
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Reno Magazine September Issue
Aspen Home, Showroom and Sales Gallery

Aspen Leaf Interiors announces the opening of Aspen Home, offering custom, tailored furnishings, original artwork, Italian handcrafted objects and linens, and other unique finds for sale. The Aspen Leaf team’s goal is for clients to experience the luxury of a space curated to reflect their personality and lifestyle. Our award-winning team can design home furnishing packages, or design the entire interior envelope for clients near and far.

The new space allows clients to take home that special piece to complete their room, or Aspen Leaf can curate a specially tailored design.

Aspen Home is located at 10075 W. River Street in Truckee and is open Thursday and Friday from 10am–5pm, and by appointment. Trade pricing available.

Aspen Home, Showroom and Sales Gallery
DeringHall.com Feature

Take a look at our project featured on the exclusive Dering Hall website. Our Invigorating Ranch Style project in Reno is included in an recent editorial piece called “25 Gorgeous Historic Homes with Modern Updates". We are so honored to be included!
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Reno Magazine Article by Olivia

"10 Rustic Home Accessories to Create the Tahoe Look", written by our Senior Designer, Olivia Osborne, is featured in Reno Magazine. Read on for some great mountain home accessory ideas.
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Impressive Interior Design Feature

Check out the Impressive Interior Design website where we are featured in the article, “Ideas for Creating an Outdoor Living Space”. Scroll down and you will see a patio photo of our Reno Mid-Century Composition project with the headline “In Touch with Nature”. It talks about creating a beautiful harmony between sun, earth and shade.
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Harmonies Decoration, Architecture & Design Magazine

Aspen Leaf has gone international! Check out our 10-page feature "On the Riverfront in Lake Tahoe" in Harmonies Magazine, published in Beirut, Lebanon in both French and Arabic.
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Reno Magazine March 2017, Home Section Article

8 home décor items to bring spring indoors. Incorporating greenery into your home with accessories, furniture or textiles can not only add a pop of color but invigorate your interior.
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Unique Bed Designs from Dering Hall

From creative minimalist designs to elaborate built-ins, these one-of-a-kind beds make for memorable (and of course restful) spaces. See some of our favorite custom creations from the design talents on Dering Hall.
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Pushing the Envelope, Mountain Home Awards 2017

In 2014, Truckee’s SANDBOX Studio and Mark Tanner Construction were hired to open and brighten the interior space of a home along the Truckee River near Squaw Valley. From that initial concept, however, the project snowballed into a complex, nearly complete overhaul—and a home unlike anything else in the Tahoe area.
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Lakeside Transformation, Mountain Home Awards 2017

Behind the expertise of Tahoe City’s Welling Construction and Wittels Engineering, along with Truckee’s Aspen Leaf Interiors and Finishing Touch Carpentry out of Tahoe City, the couple achieved their vision, transforming the home from a 1970s chalet into a mountain lodge with a modern take on rustic appeal.
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Dering Hall Website Profile

We believe in designing spaces that reflect the lives of the people who live in them. We are driven to create extraordinary spaces that are personal and distinct, environments that inspire and delight, and details that envelop you in luxury and beauty.
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AECCAFE.COM Mid Century Composition in Reno, Nevada

This home was designed for a mature client passionate about the arts, travel, and philanthropy. The home’s intention was to be a gathering place for large formal groups as well as small intimate circles to mingle, exchange ideas, and inspire.
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NONAGON STYLE HOME TOURS, CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Located near Lake Tahoe, this American home benefits from mesmerizing surroundings. Outside, the valley is filled with endless alpine trees and a majestic lake. You might imagine the houses to be rustic, but this home breaks away from oak furniture and rural charm, standing out as a shining example of modern minimalism in the wilderness.
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AECCAFE.COM CRYSTAL CLEAR PROJECT ARTICLE

The main objective of this project was to create a minimalist design, white box for a contemporary home located in Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River outside of Squaw Valley, California. The design needed to be clean with no frills and render a solution that is bright and explores both positive and negative spaces.
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Tahoe Quarterly Magazine Editorial Feature, Home Design

To realize the potential of this Reno home, the owner assumed the role of an inspiring coach leading a hand-selected team of all-stars. After recruiting a group of talented individuals, she instilled trust and confidence in each member with the idea that, collectively in return, the team of specialists would knock the project out of the park.
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MARCIO DECKER QUOTED IN PROBUILDER

Marcio Decker, an interior designer in Truckee, Calif., sees connectivity as essential, too, because large families and friends spend holidays together. “If the kitchen is integral to the living spaces, the room isn’t isolated,” he says, adding that it requires that the room “blend in with the architecture,” so appliances are hidden behind panels.
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BEST OF HOUZZ AWARD

Every year Houzz awards businesses with the Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction awards. This year Aspen Leaf Interiors of Truckee, California has been awarded the Best of Houzz 2015 for Customer Satisfaction. This award is determined by many factors including the number and quality of client reviews that a business received during the previous year. Houzz is the “leading platform for home remodeling and design providing a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros, and other residential remodeling professionals.” Best of winners are selected by their 25+ million monthly unique users and more than 500,000 home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.

RICHARD WALKER'S PANCAKE HOUSE, LaJolla, CA

Aspen Leaf Interiors was proud to be involved in the timeless design of this iconic restaurant in downtown LaJolla, California. This family-owned restaurant originated in the Chicago area in the 1960s where it became a household name when its high quality food and service came on the scene.Richard Walker Jr.’s new restaurant in LaJolla aimed for a timeless sophistication inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with a gesture of contemporary.
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Richard Walker's Pancake House
ASPEN LEAF VISITS NEOCON

Aspen Leaf Interiors recently visited Neocon 2014, and brought back with them new and exciting design inspirations to the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area. MoloDesigns offers a modern twist on your old boring wall partitions. Aspen Leaf Interiors uses a fabric divider in their downtown Truckee studio.
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Aspen Leaf NeoCon
CARVE TAHOE

Two weeks ago, the Aspen Leaf team used there creative flair to help create a winter wonderland lounge for Carve Tahoe, a snow sculpting competition at Northstar. The lounge was filled with whimsical trees and soft lighting to help set the mood for this amazing event. The eight teams of sculpting masters came from all over the world to show off their talents. Many different sculptures were made from dancing bears to geometric sculptures which all defied gravity. Aspen Leaf not only helped create the lounge but was also asked to judge the competition.
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Aspen Leaf NeoCon