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Holiday Trend Alert: The Natural Look is In (And It's Way Easier)

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From Tumblr This is a guest post written by my talented Design Assistant Tricia Firmaniuk:  I'm sure that many of you are way ahead of me on the holiday decorating front. I am only at the research and inspiration phase of the process right now. My Christmas Pinterest board is starting to take on a definite look and theme, so it… Continue reading

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How to Convince Your Spouse to Paint Your Brick House

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Amazon Painted brick homes is a trending topic right now. Because this blog is about colour, I get a lot of questions from clients asking for a solution for their brick exterior. They have two questions, should I paint it, or is there a colour that will complement the brick? Sometimes your spouse needs to be convinced. There are two reasons why… Continue reading

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Get a New Problem And You'll be Happier

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via Pinterest I have been in a funk all weekend. First, Terreeia and I went to a personal development course this past Friday so we could work on improving our communication. It's not easy being married AND working together 24/7. Terreeia and I have participated in a lot of personal growth work and our relationship and communication is pretty amazing because of… Continue reading

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8 Years of Christmas Decorating at Colour Me Happy

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I've been thinking about how much holiday decorating I want to incorporate in my house this year because we leave for Palm Springs on Christmas Day for 5 weeks. Every year Terreeia talks about leaving the dark and the rain in January, so this year it's finally happening. We have lived in three homes since I started this blog in… Continue reading

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Which Paint Colours will Make my Room Look Larger?

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I recently received a question with a picture of a bedroom. A reader was selling her home and she wanted to know which colour would make her bedroom look bigger. Pinterest If you are searching the web to find a magical colour to make your room look larger, possibly to sell your house, a paint colour all by itself, is not going… Continue reading

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Help! I Still Don't Love My New Paint Colour

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Interior Design by True Colour Expert Andrea Brooks I usually don't have time for a manicure until the day before my colour workshop begins. Last Tuesday, I was in a nail salon in Tampa, chatting with the woman sitting next to me. She said she actually followed my blog because she was renovating her house. This is how our conversation went: BM… Continue reading

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How Styling Saved this Kitchen and Why I love HomeSense: Before & After

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments and emails you sent me this last week on my anniversary post! It truly did warm my heart and make my day week! Thank you so much. My favourite part of the decorating process is the styling part. I love how a vase of flowers, along with some well distributed… Continue reading

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It's my 8 Year Blogoversary Today. Will You Do me a Favour?

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image via wistfullytumbler My blog is 8 years old today. I can hardly believe it. Will you share something specific that you have learned, that my site has helped you do this year? For 8 years, every day I think about what I'm going to write next on Colour Me Happy. Four years ago, we moved out to the country to be… Continue reading

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Top 7 Colour Trends from High Point Market for 2017

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Was there a lot of black at Fall market you may be wondering? If you're following me on Instagram you'll already know what's coming up next! Not as much as Maison & Objet in September (read that trend report here) but I'm sure it's not far behind here. Orange Oranges are the new apples for styling. And this colour was… Continue reading

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The Stunning and Classic Home of the Giannetti's at Patina Farm

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Roses from Brooke's garden to greet us in the guest house Many of us in blogland followed Brooke and Steve Giannetti when they built their dream home in Ojai, California and moved from their previous house in Santa Monica. They have lived there now for three years since it was finished, but in the Spring of 2014, Brooke posted photos of… Continue reading

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