-Overwhelmed by paint chips and color selections?
-Worried about choosing the ‘right’ colors for your interior or exterior?
-Need help making a color plan to take you from mediocre to marvelous?
A well-designed color palette tailored to your needs
is a worthwhile investment.
My passion is helping people create warm, distinctive and inspiring environments that support the way they live and work today.
I enjoy teaming up with clients on residential and commercial projects who are budget-conscious, yet ready to invest time and energy toward the process of transforming and updating their spaces.
I bring years of creative experience, expertise and enthusiasm to each project when assisting my clients with color choices and space planning; furnishings and surface materials selections. My gift is helping clients see the “big picture” and potential in their spaces, and devising strategies to bring them to successful completion. I help my clients to save time and money by doing it right the first time, streamlining the color choice process.
Transforming a room can change your life.
Cathy Rivers is an architectural color consultant, redesigner and stager based in Lyons, Colorado. Rivers Colorworks+Design serves the front range and foothills area from Loveland to Denver.
Cathy grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the eldest of nine siblings in a busy, creative family. She has made Colorado her home since arriving to attend the University of Colorado. In addition to teaching art, she has been a graphic designer, closet designer; created and marketed a line of handmade greeting cards and handpainted wearable clothing. Cathy enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking (flat water), snowshoeing and gardening.
Also an artist, art educator and photographer, Cathy has exhibited her paintings, pastels and photography in Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin. For over twenty years, she has taught art classes and workshops to students of all ages through Boulder Valley Schools, Lifelong Learning, various retirement communities, GAP intergenerational group as well as her studio. Cathy is coordinator for the Lyons Clarifier Project. www.clarifierproject.net.
She is also a contributing photographer for the Redstone Review, Lyons monthly newspaper (www.redstonereview.com).
CACC, SMART DESIGN Certified Architectural Color Consultant certification
CMG, Color Marketing Group, Chromazone color workshop
Professional Color Consultant certificate, QC Design School
Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams paint, color education
NAPO Professional organizing training
BFA, Drawing and Painting; Art Education Certification, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Grace Gibson, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico;
Chuck Ceraso, Joan Anderson,Claire Evans, Rick Stoner, Amy Guion Clay, Colorado.
Additional studies: Design, photography, printmaking, ceramics, encaustic, pastels, altered books.
Professional affiliations and memberships:
Denver Design District- Designer member
CASP Colorado Association of Staging Professionals
Lyons Chamber of Commerce
CoCoA Confluence Community Arts, Lyons
Denver Art Museum
BCAA, Boulder County Arts Alliance
Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore; preferred designer
Lyons community activities:
Co-director, Clarifier Project, Lyons
Co-director, Lyons Mural Project, 2003
SCA Society for Creative Aging, Boulder
Susan Perlstein, training, National Center for Creative Aging
Co-founder Lyons Studio Tour (formerly Lyons Artique)
GAP Generational Active People, Lyons intergenerational group