Valerie and Bruce joined forces in 2008 to create Rumor Design + reDesign. They specialize in Mountain Modern interiors that exude timeless sophistication and style while still embracing the heritage and relaxed lifestyle of Steamboat Springs. Since then, they have grown into a full-service design team to offer a variety of utilities needed when designing a home or commercial space for any type of business. Meet the Team!

Valerie Stafford & Bruce Caplowe | Co-Owners & Lead Designers

Valerie Stafford & Bruce Caplowe | Co-Owners & Lead Designers

Our goal is to create functional, well-designed, fashionable spaces with a focus on residential and commercial projects. The best designs are realized out of the connection created between client and designer. We would love to hear about your upcoming project, let's chat!

Our studio is our home base, our think tank and is always changing. Come on in and see for yourself! We have a retail showroom full of home decor and accessories, as well as furniture, fabrics, flooring, tile, lighting and more! We are located right in downtown Steamboat Springs.

“As a professional general contracting company in the Steamboat area that is focused on a team approach to its projects, we have been delighted to work with Rumor Design on multiple projects. Through working together we are able to bring our clients from a point of confusion, to a point of clarity, by taking concepts to reality. Our business is dependent on building strong relationships, which which we have and continue to build with the team at Rumor Design + reDesign.”
— Timberline Contracting, Inc
“We truly enjoyed working with you on our house build. When deciding to build a custom home in the mountains we knew we wanted to use a design company to ensure that the house had a consistent flow. At the time we started the project we knew we needed an amazing design firm to bring our vision to life. You provided excellent guidance and ideas and made it easy to ensure the finished product was exactly what we wanted.
Everyone was very personable, professional and approachable. You listened to our needs and desires, all the while adding artistic and practical ideas.
Your creativity is evident in all aspects of the planning, designing and installation. You were extremely meticulous and we were especially impressed with your professional know how and creativity. We were amazed with your knowledge of materials and finishes.

You made the design/build experience stress free and fun, as you always took

the time to make sure we were comfortable with our decisions. You helped assure that the build was everything we wanted it to be and we now have a warm, elegant and comfortable home.

We highly recommend your firm and now consider all of you good friends.”
— Barbara + Thomas
“Provided design and supervision of work to update house in order have better results in the sale of the property They were awesome to work with. Leslie was incredibly efficient and the project was timely and right on budget. Highly recommend!”
— Donna G.
“Rumor Design offers a refreshingly fun, inspirational and uplifting style with top notch professional advice. After the initial introduction, they are quick to understand what style makes you happy, also listening carefully to how you live in the space about to be decorated.
Our project was handled within the agreed deadline, within the budget and especially what I also appreciated was that they went out of their way to tend to many details which I could not do myself as I live in another country. Nothing was a problem.
My experience with Rumor was superb and fun. Since the initial furnishing, I have used Rumor several times to update the same Project as well as to obtain advice for another project abroad.”
— Diana + Danny
“You helped us translate our vision and brought our dreams to life. When we first met in our new, yet striped and empty 8,600 square foot home, you listened to all the thoughts we had, and asked the right questions to understand our lifestyle and ideas.”
— John + Iris
Valerie and Bruce with Rumor helped us furnish our new home in old town Steamboat. “The home is an older home with some tricky spaces to furnish and they came up with various designs and some very creative and fun ideas for furniture and furnishings. Val and Bruce are delightful to work with and we would recommend them highly to anyone.
I am a real estate broker and I do refer them often to my clients. Also recommend stopping by their retail store called Zing. Five stars!”
— Colleen + Michael
“I would highly recommend the services of Rumor Design for any remodeling or decorating needs. They are an amazing team of talent. My husband and I have worked with them remodel and decorate two downtown Denver lofts for us during the past four years. I can’t say enough about how thrilled we have been with the entire process of both projects, as well as the results.”
— Mike + Karen
“BSW Custom Furnishings has had the pleasure to work with Valerie on quite a few projects. Through the years Valerie has shown her passion for Interior Design. Valerie has the important ability to listen to her clients and then convey their idea to us so that we can construct and finish her projects to meet her high expectations. Time and time again Valerie has proven how knowledgeable he is with regards to the uniqueness of the items we make for her and the finishes she desires. Always easily accessible and professional, we look forward to working with Valerie and everyone at Rumor Design.”
— BSW Custom Furnishings, Inc
“I always knew that you were going to make the end product gorgeous. You were creative problem solvers with our kitchen dilemma and found a perfect solution for the missing pantry. We had not worked with designers before and the physical distance between us made me nervous at first, wanting daily updates during the process but ultimately delighted with the finished product.”
— Patrick + Debra
“They did a great job listening to my desires and kept me in complete communications throughout the decorating. They were very professional and honest! I love my condo!”
— Sheryl L.

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