About Susan Swimm, Owner/Designer
Skye Designs, Limited
Skye Designs has been trading the Vail Valley in 1993. Susan came here from Scotland as a traveler in 1991, it was then she began dressing the windows of Vail and decorating the hotel Christmas’s trees.
After graduating college in Scotland with a degree in Retail Display & Merchandising and British Display Society Diplomas I & II, she began a career with the House Of Fraser Retail Group,( think Harrods of London!). Their sister Scottish store is “Frasers of Buchanan Street”, in the heart of Glasgow’s City Center. This is where Susan spent 5 magical years dressing windows and decorating everything from Chanel to kitchen utensils! Susan worked with the Paris, Ralph Lauren display team in creating, designing and building their first store in Scotland which was located within Frasers. Susan launched dozens of fragrances, skin care, and cosmetic companies as well as designer lines such as Mulberry, Hermes, and Armani.
Susan began to get “itchy feet” in the early ’90s. So with the USA calling her name, she left all she loved and arrived in New York with no real idea of what her plan was or where it would lead. Fate “or destiny!” would bring Susan to the Vail Valley after months of adventures touring this great and vast land! She drove into Vail, decided to stay for a few weeks before heading back on her return ticket to Scotland….familiar story here in the Vail Valley! Susan never left! She married and started Skye Designs!
Skye Designs, Ltd. creates custom festive decorations, everlasting florals, and beautiful visual displays for both interiors and exteriors. Skye Designs, Ltd. can also help with event planning for your home or business.