Patio Season is Here!

The warm spring temperatures have us all itching to be outside on the deck or patio enjoying friends and family.  Our latest shipment of patio furniture has just arrived and what a perfect day for it.  Come check it out.  We have a wide variety of teak, faux wicker and stainless with Batyline.  Get yours while it lasts!

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Cathers Home Wins “Best of Design” and “Best of Service” on Houzz

Cathers Home has consistently proven to our clients that we provide exceptional services. It is exciting to once again have our exceptional design work and service be recognized publicly. Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design awarded Cathers Home 2017 Best of Houzz in design for the fourth year in a row and 2017 Best of Houzz in service for the second year in a row.

We are exceptionally proud to have been honored by these awards and believe that they reflect both the high quality of design work we offer our clients and the high quality of service that we offer to both our clients and everyone who steps into our retail store. Here are some examples of our recent work:

BUTTERMILK MOUNTAIN

BUTTERMILK MOUNTAIN

LUXURY MOUNTAIN HOME

LUXURY MOUNTAIN HOME

LAKE HOUSE

LAKE HOUSE

These homes were designed by Denise Taylor, M.A. Allied ASID, Design Director, Amanda Furlong, ASID, NCIDQ, Interior Designer.

Cathers Home looks forward to continuing to provide award winning services to our clients as we move into another exciting year.

Coming Trends: Angles & Warm Metals

In 2016 we saw a resurgence of warm metals. Bronze, gold and rose gold all grew in popularity, in part, due to the Pantone 2016 color of the year – Rose Quartz – a perfect match for rose gold and other warm metals. As we move into 2017 we are seeing a continuation of these trends with a focus on mid-century metal accents. In this Ransom Culler chair by Thayer Coggin we see the warm metals accenting the classic lounge chair stylings. 

We see more examples of this trend in the Thomas O’Brian Buffet Lamp made with a hand rubbed antique brass finish and an alabaster base and the Barry Goralnick coffee table featuring Agaria marble with a French brass finish.

We look forward to following this trend and seeing what uses it might have for Cather’s Home. Another trend we have seen this year is the use of angle patterns in textiles. While warm brass can create a soft and rounded feel, an angular piece can bring a sharp accent to an otherwise muted space. A classic mid-century interior design technique that is seeing a resurgence. We can see this trend in this mid-century style console made with smoked eucalyptus and featuring random triangles with opposing grain. Another example is this cotton pillow with a down insert called “Lesson in Angles.”

In the coming year Cather’s Home looks forward to seeing how we can use these new and exciting stylistic resurgences to provide cohesive and unique spaces for our clients. Make sure to come by our retail store in Basalt, CO and see what cutting edge pieces we have in stock. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The Cathers Home Team wishes all of our families, friends, associates and clients a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We are extremely thankful to everyone that makes it possible for us to do what we love to do - help people create amazing homes and spaces where they can be happy and spend time with family and friends.  Thank You!!  Cathers Home will be closed on Thursday in observance of the holiday.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Introducing Cathers Tents

Cathers Tents

Cathers Home is proud to introduce Cathers Tents. As an award-winning Aspen interior design firm, we chose to extend our expertise into events―specifically, temporary event venues. The goal behind our new venture is to make your event tenting experience one in a million.

Cathers Home founder, Paul Cathers, designed these unique tents. To create a light and airy ambience, Paul included flowing, natural fabrics throughout the interior. Fabric covered hardware, poles, and metal surfaces, along with hand-carved teak supports and finials add an elegant finish.

After years of attending events in run-of-the-mill tents, Paul Cathers and the Cathers Home team saw an opportunity to transform and greatly improve the event tenting experience. Cathers Tents are unparalleled in the tent rental industry, and will make your tenting experience as memorable as the event itself!

wedding tent rental

We offer two 50'x50' tents, which may be used separately or together to create a larger space of 100'x50'.

We also offer a 115'x85' tent with one center peak; this tent can accommodate up to 400 guests plus a dance floor.

event tent rental

Tables, bar stools, handwoven rugs, sofas, coffee tables, and ottomans are available, as well as other custom furniture given ample lead time.

Decking options, along with the furniture listed above, are available for additional rental fees.

party tent rentals

Make Cathers Tents a part of your wedding, birthday, anniversary celebration, or other special event. Please contact Cathers Tents, Premier Party Rental at (970) 963-8368, Dana Presutti at (917) 331-7182, or Paul Cathers at (970) 379-2646 for more information about renting our tents for your event.

Featured Concept: Accent Walls

Accent walls have been the focus of much debate in the design community. Some feel strongly that accent walls do more harm than good. Others, including designers at Cathers Home, believe that when used properly, they are a powerful tool to create unique and dynamic spaces. To shed light on this topic, here are some of our best practices for accent walls.  

1. Have a reason.

Too often accent walls beg the question, “why didn’t you finish painting the room?” When used properly accent walls can serve to highlight the main piece of furniture in the room such as a bed (seen above) or a desk. Accent walls can also be used to highlight unique architectural elements, seen above, drawing the eye to the uniqueness of the space and in the case of the bunk beds seen below adding depth to a smaller space. When making the choice  of adding an accent wall, always ask yourself why.

2. Color matters.

Once you have a reason for an accent wall you have to pick a color, second to the location this is the most important piece of a successful accent wall. Different colors create different effects on the eye; warm colors seem to come towards the viewer while cooler colors, as seen in the patterned grey wall of the bunk  bedroom above, tend to draw away. Keeping this in mind when choosing a color for you accent wall will help you make the best choices for the feel and flow of your space.

3. Don’t be shy.

Once you’ve committed to an accent wall, do your best to complete the design in regards to the whole room. Whether it’s a patterned on the accent wall or a unique series of accessories to fit with the room, do what needs to be done to make the whole space right. In the office space seen below Cathers Home added a unique patterned accent wall that is highlighting the desk while matching with the orange lamp, creating a work space that is at once boldly unique and subtly cohesive.

Wine Room Design

Even part-time Aspenites will agree that in our small, mountain town, wine is more than just a libation. It is often a large part of our lifestyle, and we take it very seriously. So it is no surprise that many of our clients devote a dedicated cellar to this potion, sometimes larger than their Kid’s Bedrooms. They also expect their collection to live in a very well designed space.

 In this particular room, Cathers Home were asked to create a temperature and humidity controlled environment that will showcase an extensive collection of rare and limited vintages as well as the everyday bottles. To achieve an authentic yet unique cellar ambiance, we used reclaimed wood from European wine boxes to lay the floors. Custom storage was built around the perimeter to accommodate over a thousand bottles. A bar at the back of the cellar anchors the room and provides counter space for opening and decanting those precious bottles. The colorful backsplash is elegant gemstone surface that we backlit for extra drama. And to finish off the room we used a local artist to create playful light fixture using what else but wine bottles. The contrast between natural old woods, refined gems and a bit of whimsy creates the perfect blend of glamorous and rustic elements that Aspen Chic style is known for.

Featured Service: Furniture Layouts

A room without furniture is akin to an artist’s unpainted canvas. Arranging furniture and painting a piece of art require strategy. An interior designer must answer questions like, “How will the color and texture of this piece interact with this other piece?” Or, “What will be the impact of introducing this particular shape into the space?

At Cathers Home, furniture layout is one of our many design services. When we consider how to arrange furniture in a current project, our design team begins by reviewing the space in question, and closely listening to the client’s goals for that space. This first step guides the furniture layout process.

Non-Residential Furniture Layout: Aspen Jewish Community Center

Sitting before a roaring fireplace with family and friends brings comfort. This feeling is brought to life in the fireplace seating area in the Aspen Jewish Community Center. In the space, the color orange suggests a circle, and invites community members to sit and talk.

Residential Furniture Layout: Owl Creek Ranch

This Owl Creek Ranch residence has large windows that let in abundant light. Our design team carefully selected furniture of a size that would harmonize, rather than be in competition, with the floor-to-ceiling windows. This balance maintains the light, bright, and airy quality already present in the home.

Furniture layout is our expertise. You can put your trust in the Cathers Home design team when it comes to creating a room that speaks to your personal style.

Learn more about our interior design services.

Featured Artist: Jace Romick

When first seeing a Jace Romick photograph, it’s evident that the picture tells a multilayered story of the spectacular outdoors. Whether his subject is majestic wildlife, dramatic rodeo action or world class skiing, Mr. Romick brings historical knowledge and firsthand experience to the piece. 

Jace focuses cameras on his life’s passions, creating works of art that evoke a certain visceral response and unique perspective.   

When growing up in Steamboat Springs, Jace fully explored his twin loves of skiing and riding horses. As he matured, those passions flourished. His skiing led to a spot on the US Ski Team, racing in the World Championships and World Cup downhill events. His love of horses drove him to compete in rodeos, which he still participates in every summer. 

Another passion is collecting vintage ski equipment. Some of these pieces are featured prominently in his art, calling to mind a timeless moment in the sport’s origins.


Mr. Romick’s wildlife shots celebrate the animals he adores. The lone buffalo with its back steaming displays Jace’s ability to not only masterfully photograph an iconic American animal, but to capture the unbridled spirit of the west.


Jace Romick mounts his photographs on deeply grained wood panels with complementary nail heads, and the exterior frame is either aluminum or wood.

Cathers Home is excited and honored to be chosen to showcase Jace Romick’s photographs.  From his emotionally moving subjects to his unique framing, they are truly works of art.

To see Jace Romick’s framed masterpieces in person, come visit our showroom at 530 Basalt Avenue in Basalt, Colorado. 

Cathers Home Wins "Best of Design" on Houzz®

Cathers Home has been making a name for themselves not only in the Roaring Fork Valley, but also in the global home design community. Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, awarded Cathers Home Architecture & Design Studio Projects as the most popular among its 35 million users. 

A “Best of Houzz 2016 - Design” badge appears on Cathers Home profile, as a symbol of their commitment to quality and excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home experts in every metropolitan location on Houzz.  

Here are a few of Cathers Home latest projects.

Come to our showroom in Basalt, Colorado to see and feel the exquisiteness of our designer furniture and accessories. Creating inviting, comfortable spaces is our passion.