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TIPS for Choosing Exterior Paint Color Palettes

TIPS for Choosing Exterior Paint Color Palettes

| May 31, 2016 | Reply

Warm weather signals the time to paint your home’s exterior and tend to decks and other outside items needing attention. In our busy world, people want to come home to an inviting, warm, comfortable and safe retreat that reflects their style. As with interiors, a carefully chosen color palette can enrich your quality of life […]

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New Life for 90s Boulder Home

New Life for 90s Boulder Home

| May 24, 2016 | Reply

When working with new clients, I usually send them a “Client Color Questionnaire” to gauge their interests, vision and ‘color tolerance level’. I have a lot of good information before I’ve walked through their front door. These clients are an active, eclectic and fun-loving professional couple. World travelers, they have collected richly colored art and […]

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Cathy really connected to what we like.

Cathy really connected to what we like.

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

We would not love our home so very much AND have so enjoyed the process of making a new house our home if we had not worked with Cathy. What an expert, and what a joy she is! Her depth of knowledge about color and light is amazing. Cathy really connected to what we like […]

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It’s like we have a brand new home.

It’s like we have a brand new home.

| May 11, 2016 | Reply

We didn’t know we needed a color specialist until my husband and I spent over 4 weekends choosing colors for our office.  The time, effort and money spent picking a color we thought we liked, painting the room, and disliking the outcome was incredibly frustrating.  When a neighbor recommended Cathy, we decided that it would […]

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Dental Office Vision Comes to Life.

Dental Office Vision Comes to Life.

| May 9, 2016 | Reply

The good news: the move was an opportunity to create the warm, inviting dental office Dr. Jana Ikeda had always envisioned, from the ground up. The ‘bad’ news: time and effort taken from a busy Boulder practice. So many decisions to make, working with the architect and building contractor. But the end result was well […]

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Busy, Young Family in Lyons, CO

Busy, Young Family in Lyons, CO

| April 21, 2016 | Reply

We needed help updating both the interior and exterior of our home. My husband and I tend to be drawn in different directions, and then we don’t like either of our choices once they are installed. Cathy was able to quickly pick up on what works for both of us, and develop color palettes that […]

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Interior Lighting: 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Interior Lighting: 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

| February 17, 2016 | Reply

Thanks to Modern Floor Lamps.net for the basis of this important post on things to consider when selecting lighting for your home or work place. Gorgeous wall color, art and furnishings suffer when lighting design is neglected. ______________________________________________     “All home lighting needs are the same.” False. Every home is different. Luckily, there are […]

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Tips: Thinking About Interior Color

Tips: Thinking About Interior Color

| February 10, 2016 | Reply

Beyond Beige: Tips for Enlivening Your Living Spaces with Color Ready to make a shift in your home’s wall color palette? Whether changing one room or the entire interior, I find these tips useful tools when beginning the color conversation with my clients. They help clarify their vision and facilitate a productive selection process, finishing […]

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Vista Ridge Community Center – Erie, CO

Vista Ridge Community Center – Erie, CO

| April 23, 2015 | Reply

Vista Ridge Community Center, located in the Vista Ridge development in Erie, Colorado, was built in the mid 2000s. The open and spacious center, the heart of the community, houses offices, meeting spaces, a large community room, kitchen; exercise rooms, clubhouse style bathrooms with full showers, and an outdoor pool. When the busy center was […]

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Color Shift- Making a House a Home

Color Shift- Making a House a Home

| April 2, 2015 | 1 Reply

Often clients will ask me to help adjust the wall color palette to reflect their taste and lifestyle as they move into a new house. ‘Hot Tomato’ works for some people in their kitchen, but this couple wanted a more ‘Zen’, quiet, sophisticated wall color design to feel at home in their new space. This […]

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