Today’s Historic Interiors

A Denver area interior designer was recently recognized for her contribution to the preservation and character of Historic homes.

In its publication, Today’s Historic Interiors, the publishing house, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, Pa. features a rare transition between Victorian and Beaux-Arts Styles as designed and restored by Sandra Elizabeth Clinger of Lifestyle Interior Design. The chapter Denver Beaux Arts House describes this home, which has been modified and updated to accommodate the demands of present day life, in a full-color photographic essay.

Beaux-Arts HomeDenver Beaux-Arts Home

Today’s Historic Interiors, written by E. Ashley Rooney and Caroline Dunlop Millett, artfully represents a collection of inspired décor that will provide an endless supply of ideas for transforming yesterday’s old house to a dream home. Sandra’s design of this Denver home is prominently featured in their book.

Guest Bath with Marble Sink

Playful Guest Bath with Marble Sink Base


What Ashley and Caroline wrote:

The owners carefully researched the period and hired Sandra Elizabeth Clinger of Lifestyle Interior Design to create the layout, the lighting and electrical plan and develop the character of the home emphasizing Beaux-Arts Concepts. Clinger incorporated the owners’ collections and inherited works into the design…The living room ceiling features a grid of deep coffers in the Renaissance style that reflects the clearly articulated floor plan…”

Deep Coffers The Grid of Deep Coffers

Sandra designed this home in the curator manner—carefully, as she combined the homeowners’ art and antiques with modern conveniences, comfort and modern furnishings.

“It was an act of love on many levels,” notes Sandra, “the love of Colorado history with its unique period of Beaux-Arts architecture, the love of antiques and the love of the process of restoration. It hardly seemed like work at all.”

Today’s Historic Interiors showcases 338 color images of exterior and interior views of houses, apartments, hotels, restaurants, and other structures providing a wealth of ideas to preserve and build upon the character of Historic homes, demonstrating how renovating or

refashioning an older building increases the financial return on the initial investment and prevents unnecessary disruption of a neighborhood. Ashley and Caroline’s book sells for $49.99 and can be purchased through the publisher at, or through your local bookseller, as well as numerous online retailers.

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, Pa. on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books.



Sandra Elizabeth Clinger is an award-winning internationally recognized interior designer.  She holds a BA degree from the College of New Rochelle and an MA degree from Villanova University.  Today she is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as a Certified Active Adult Housing Specialist. She holds multiple distinctions including a national first place award for Historic Preservation and a Colorado Home of the Year Award. She is a 1970’s poster model for the Lange Ski Boot Co. selling over three million copies, one of which hung in the Vail home of the President and Mrs. Ford. Ms. Clinger has been hostess to the President and Mrs. Carter at her ranch in the High Country.

Her design work appears in over fifty publications and may be seen in two HGTV episodes. Ms Clinger is equally at home on the lecture circuit as she is comfortable at her computer: In recent years she lectured throughout the US on behalf of NAHB enjoying large attendance in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas. She has appeared on Denver radio talk shows. In her youth she was a television/ stage performer.

Her work is also featured in Ultimate Decorating (Publications International, Ltd.), Cabin Style

(Publications International, Ltd.), and soon to appear in Nursery Décor (Schiffer Books). Her design work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, Mountain Living, Colorado Expression, Architecture and Design of the West and numerous additional publications. She has written for Victorian Sampler Magazine and other shelter publications and shelter industry periodicals.

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