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Spring Has Sprung: 8 Budget-wise Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home

Spring Has Sprung: 8 Budget-wise Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home

| March 9, 2015 | Reply

Beyond Spring Cleaning Spring has sprung. Great time to take a good look around your home. Do you have a space in mind that needs some fresh energy? Below are some useful tips to get you going that won’t break the bank. Environmentally friendly, too. 1) Decide- what’s working? What’s not working? What changes might […]

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Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014

Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014

| August 29, 2014 | Reply

        Light is changing. Evenings are cooler. Kids are back in school. Fall must be on its way. We think of color differently in the fall. We choose different colors to wear. White pants and shoes tend to head to the back of the closet. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone […]

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Hardwired for Color

Hardwired for Color

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

Artist and neuroscientist Bevil Conway explores the fascinating perceptual and emotional connections between our brains and color, as described in this article by Eric Jaffe. (Co.Design website). As most artists and designers know, color choices matter, affecting  mood, productivity, attention and energy. Color is relational; the same color is perceived differently when seen adjacent to […]

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Color Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

Color Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

| March 5, 2014 | Reply

(Originally posted on May 12, 2011) I’ve just finished working with a client, transplanted from the Bay area, who wanted to paint her kitchen the color of the beloved bridge. We chose Sherwin Williams “Roycroft Adobe” which seems to capture the warm, glowing essence of the rusty red orange. She’s delighted with it. I think […]

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Thinking outside the box: color, materials and space planning

Thinking outside the box: color, materials and space planning

| February 13, 2014 | Reply

Of the design blogs I subscribe to, Design Milk Daily Digest, is one of my favorites, always presenting the cutting edge in design and designers with zest and ZAP! I’m reposting the entry showing the Canadian Bicom Communications PR  agency’s newly redesigned office space, done by Jean de Lessard. (Posted by Caroline Williamson, Interior Design). […]

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Lyons Cash Mob, Sat. Feb. 8, 10am-3pm

| February 5, 2014 | Reply

Come on out to the Lyons CASH MOB, happening this Saturday. Meet at 10 am at the Barking Dog (447 Main St.). Make your way to the nearby, newly reopened LYONS MERCANTILE (art, housewares, jewelry). Stop by to say hi to Cathy; RIVERS COLORWORKS+DESIGN will be in the Mercantile, ready to talk to you about […]

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Color lift for vintage home.

Color lift for vintage home.

| February 3, 2014 | Reply

After living in my house for 4 years I decided it was time to do some interior painting but I was stuck on colors.  Cathy came over and made some wonderful suggestions that worked with my existing décor colors and gave me references for painters (who did a great job).  I also needed to match a color – […]

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Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

One of the most overlooked but easiest ways to bring a little pizzazz to your home’s exterior is to select a distinctive and inviting color for the front door. It adds personality, curb appeal and creates a welcoming focal point, much like a nice scarf or tie completes an outfit. Even the boxiest little “plain […]

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How Design Colors the Mind: “Drunk Tank Pink”

How Design Colors the Mind: “Drunk Tank Pink”

| May 20, 2013 | Reply

CBS Sunday Morning did a presentation on it’s May 19, 2013 program focusing on the use of color design and its effects on people in some unlikely spaces- jails and football locker rooms. Although color affects each of us differently,  scientists and color experts believe the way we perceive certain colors can change our mood […]

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Vincent Van Gogh portrait color palette

Vincent Van Gogh portrait color palette

| April 23, 2013 | Reply

  Late fall 2012 I had the pleasure of traveling to the Denver Art Museum to see the exhibit “Becoming Van Gogh”, where 70  drawings and paintings displayed Vincent Van Gogh’s  influences and chronicled his transformation as an artist. I’ve always considered him to be one of the great colorists and a tremendous inspiration. Although […]

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