"We worked with Denise and Amanda at Cathers to redesign the main living space in our modern home in Aspen. They were excellent - not only did they work with us to arrive at an overall plan that was exactly what we wanted, they suggested some great improvements that we would never have thought of. One big one was to install some hanging lights to lower the perceived ceiling and make the space more comfortable. They are very good at selecting furniture and fabrics, with access to many great producers that would be hard to find on your own. Finally, I really liked their collaborative style. On a few of the pieces we went back and forth quite a few times to find something just right - and in one case, we wound up buying from somebody else, which they were fine with. So overall, a very good experience."
- John Seybold, Feb 2017
"We recently purchased a home in Aspen, and although our new home has great bones it was in need of being majorly updated. We knew we needed help in this important undertaking so we sought out to find local support. We have had unpleasant experiences with designers in the past and this generated concern about what we might end up with our new home. I don’t exactly remember how we came across Cathers Home but we are so pleased that we did.
We worked very closely with Denise Taylor who heads up the design team at Cathers. During our first design meeting with Denise she learned about our expectations and visions.
The first part of the project was to tackle the entire upstairs of the home including the master bedroom on the third floor. Denise always gave us options to choose from but followed our desire of creating a warm and relaxing environment. We absolutely love the end results and equally as important to us is the great reviews we get from our guests. Denise and her team truly exceeded our expectations.
As a side note for those who read this, sometimes you might wonder what the payback might be by updating your home. We recently listed our home because I wanted more property and based upon the money we spent on the renovation the return was nearly fourfold in added value to our home! Not a bad return in value. We love our home so much we took it off the market.
Based upon the beautiful results of the first project we have now started an even larger project with Denise which is to completely redo the lower walk out level of our great home.
If you are looking for a great company to work with we suggest that you meet with Denise at Cathers!"
- Rick and Cynthia Wark. March 2017
"Denise and the total team at Cathers are a talented design professional choice for your design project.. From start to finish they helped me transform my home from a being very outdated to a modern mix of style, still keeping the basis of the traditional home. Denise and Amanda were very helpful in helping me find the right feel for the new design, they have a great eye and were a joy to work with. I would highly recommend Cathers for any interior design project."
- Georgeann Nikolich, Feb 2017
" We purchased a home in Snowmass that had been partly decorated for staging by Cathers Home. We were so impressed with the furnishings and design work that we hired Cathers to complete the project. We are so happy that we did as It has been a pleasure to work with Denise and Amanda. They have a great design aesthetic and have presented us with options that take into consideration our style and our design budget. They work efficiently and are always responsive. Finally, they are also incredibly nice people and make this process enjoyable. Highly recommend."
- Susan Insoft, Feb 2017
"I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Cathers Home. The design team, lead by Denise Taylor, gave me the choices and designs to attain the dream home I so desired and the confidence that I had made the right decision in choosing them. The remodeling of the house could not have gone so smooth without their dedicated professionalism.
- Joyce Occhiato, March 2016
"We required new furniture for all rooms of our new home, including the living room, dining room, three bedrooms and a basement. Given the intersting architectural features of the home, we really wanted to have a design expert help us maximize the beauty and functionality of the house in order to match the needs and style of our busy family. We could not have asked for someone better to help us meet these goals than Denise Taylor. She is the consummate professional...she asked the right questions and listened carefully to our answers, she provided her tasteful input by showing us several best options and then guided us to the optimal choice, again by asking questions and listening carefully. The outcome was fabulous and we have had many, many compliments from friends and family on our home. Denise is clear, honest, kind, and dependable. It would be hard to imagine Cathers having the reputation it does without Denise Taylor and the interior design skill she brings."
- Bonnie DeWeese, Feb 2016
"We contracted Cathers Home and their in house designer, Gigi Podolak, to help us update out home in Snowmass Village, with the goal of achieving a more "Mountain Contemporary" look. What originally started as a one room project grew into doing the entire home because of the great work they did initially. Not only were we absolutely happy with the finished design and furnishings, but really enjoyed working with Gigi and the entire Cathers Home team. They are very talented designers, were responsive to our feedback and able to work within the budget we proposed. The scope of work included new furniture, rugs, window treatments, lighting and accessories. We could not be happier."
- Deam McPhail, Feb 2016
"Cather's has done an excellent job at transforming our home, since initiation of our project to completion they kept up to date on deadlines, and accommodated the family with temporary furniture during the holiday gatherings through the life of the project.
The design staff and fabricators that took part in this project we're all professional, courteous, and respectful. Helping to culminate our rustic contemporary desires.
Having Paul Cather's, himself, come out to the view the project during a carpet install, showed his dedication and passion for his profession.
Total Project Time Including Custom Furniture, Built-ins, Lighting/Electrical, Painting, and Wallpaper was approx. 5 months till completion.
Great Job Cathers, we will continue to use you in the future."
-Bonnie Walsh, 2015
"My highest recommendation to the Cathers Home Team!!
If you are looking for a special experience in design, Cathers Home is the place to go. It’s hands down the best group I’ve ever worked with. Drawing on ski trips and home shows in Aspen and Vail, I wanted to include these influences in my mountain top home in Vermont. When I asked them to help, the Cathers Home design team was ready. It is great to experience the designers, Denise Taylor and Gigi Podolak, in their combined services...interior architecture, design and decorating in one shop.
In our 2-day meeting in Basalt, these inspired designers first offered drawings to use my 26-foot ceiling (in one area) to define the space with beams. Colors from fireplace stone samples set the tone for materials.
My dream kitchen, which would have required a structural change, a long beam, is somewhat modified, still looks mostly the same, and I like that it is improved, to my satisfaction and relief. Denise and Gigi created 3 separate kitchen options with each option expanding the design throughout the open concept living area. With the layout for the master bedroom settled, they added three options for the master bath. We took time to walk through the store to consider rugs and furnishings. I could do my house from the store!
Conversation was lively in the design studio. The talent, skills, enthusiasm and great respect of the designers and the owner produced great ideas for living and entertaining in our home. It will be so much better for their efforts.
I highly recommend these designers and decorators and believe everyone can expect this level of service from Cathers Home!
(A Note: Early on, we discussed how to manage our expectations in working at a distance. This is really not a problem. We were already using Facetime, and together with iPads for video conferencing, we have tools. A visit to our home in Vermont is possible.)"
-Doris Sater, Danby, Vermont 2014
"Cathers Home did an excellent job furnishing our investment property. As both a real estate professional and a consumer, I was more than happy with the end result! I was thoroughly impressed with how easy they made the project - I live in Tennessee but was coordinating the design for a Colorado home. Their timely ability to provide imagery was very helpful for this project that needed to be completed quickly. The design team did a beautiful job with such a large space, and really understood our end goal as well as the clientele this property would attract. They came in under the budget we established, and even offered up creative solutions to save even more. It was also nice to have many selections available - from furniture to artwork, to bedding - in many different price points. Working with Cathers Home was enjoyable and easy, and we will gladly use them again!"
-Downtown Aspen Residence, 2014
"Cathers Home out of Basalt did a wonderful job on our house! I appreciate how easy and quick they were to work with. Had just a few months to furnish an empty house to get it ready for vacation use all while I live two states away. They took care of things beautifully, ON TIME!, and we are so pleased with the design and layout of what was chosen. Highly recommend!"
-Highlands Residence, 2014
"We started working with Cathers Home after we, unsuccessfully, attempted to refurnish our Aspen Condominium on our own. Due to the fact that our full time residence is out of state, as well as the fact that we are not professional interior designers, the process became very daunting. Our initial intent was to use Cathers for our window treatments only. After a few minor problems we began working with Denise. She is a true professional and a joy to work with. Her attention to detail and her ability to provide options for all of our needs are impressive. We have since used Cathers Home to completely redo our Aspen getaway and make it our very special mountain retreat."
-Susan, The Gant 2015
"The design team did a great job ! They worked with my client on their vacation home redecorating the living space. They completed the project within budget and met the holiday deadline. My client was so excited with new design we have moved onto redesigning the outdoor entertaining spaces. "
-Owl Creek Residence, 2014
"Cathers Home has been very helpful in their retail showroom. They have allowed me to take items out on approval without any hassle. Cathers Home makes me look good!"
-Lanthia Hogg, Interior Designer