2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet (PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet). The Pantone Color Institute describes Ultra Violet as “inventive and imaginative”, “complex and contemplative”, and as a color that “lights the way to what is yet to come.”


And the 2018 Color of the Year goes beyond trends. According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, the Pantone Color of the Year is “a reflection of what’s needed in our world today”.

That’s an excellent reason for selecting a color.

Interior Design & Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet is a bold color, making it ideal for drawing attention to a chair, sofa, lamp, rug, or throw pillow.

Cathers Home has used Ultra Violet in the past, including in our Snowmass Ranch project.

Snowmass Ranch Cathers Home

And we also harnessed this imaginative color in our Colorful Mountain Retreat project.

Colorful Mountain Retreat Cathers Home

Here are some Ultra Violet pieces chosen by Cathers Home.


We’re excited to see how the interior design industry uses Ultra Violet in 2018!

Latest Trends - Cathers Home at the High Point Market

High Point Market is a must-see event in home furnishings that is held each Spring and Fall in North Carolina. It is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world and we love attending.  Explore latest trends from the recent show.

Have a Seat!
Everyone had a fresh take on this year's newest chair styles.  From leather strap details to wood frames. Pattern fabrics and faux furs alike. What is your favorite?

Visions of Glamour with Global Inspirations
Softer contemporary that is inching its way back with a little bling.  

Pops of Color
Immerse yourself in colors and ideas, from the classic to the cutting edge, the quiet and calm to the stunningly bold, drawn from a full spectrum of cultures and transitions. Explore the more colorful inspirations we found at the Highpoint Market.

2017 High Point Market

Each year, top interior designers, architects and furniture devotees converge on High Point, NC for the High Point Market, the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.  Here we highlight a few significant and impressive trends from the recent show that we expect to see more of in the coming year.

Diamond, a timeless pattern, is often seen in small scale repeat patterns. What we don’t often see is large diamond patterns accenting modern spaces. We were very excited to see the use of large diamond patterns throughout the trade show. We believe these patterns, when used properly, can bring a subtle, sharp, cooling feel to larger otherwise open spaces. Here are some of our favorite uses from the show:

Indigo rules! This year at the trade show it was nearly impossible to escape the bright blue depth of indigo. From chairs and wall hangings to chandeliers and sofas the color indigo ruled the floor. We were frankly a little surprised, after the announcement in January that the Pantone Color of the Year was Greenery we came to the show expecting lush green accents in every room. The strong presence of Indigo wasn’t unwelcome though; with all its depth, we’ve always found Indigo to bring a welcoming, cooling accent to otherwise featureless spaces. Here are some of our favorite uses of indigo at this year’s show:

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, 2016 was the year for metals and neutral tones featuring raw and organic colors and textures. This spring we were very happy to see a resurgence in a style that’s being called sophisticated grandeur, the more colorful, lusher and softer version of 2016’s metal trends. Think deep, sultry and lavish textures. Think qualified decadence. Think gem tones, dark greens and blue ornate china. Fortunately, this trend is not solely reserved for traditional homeowners. At this year’s show, we started to see elements of sophisticated grandeur popping up on sleek, contemporary pieces as well. Here are some of our favorites:

Interested in any of the new and unique interior design trends? Contact Cathers Home.

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!


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:







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. 


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.