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Easter Time and my 500 White Tulips are Blooming!

White Tulips View from Driveway

I planted my white tulip bulbs last year in November and December. And then I worried that they wouldn't be in the ground long enough and wouldn't come up. It's funny, when I first ordered 300, that number seemed like an incredible amount but then when I started planting, well I barely got the front yard done. So then I… Continue reading


My Living Room Inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

Raspberry Drapes

Okay, here's the rest of the photos inside Style at Home's colour issue this April! Thanks again to everyone at Style at Home for including me in this issue AND on the cover! Here's my family room and this post has my kitchen photos.   Here's what it looks like in the magazine (above). Here's the REAL ESTATE PHOTO –… Continue reading


My Family Room Inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

My Family Room Inside Style at Home

Okay, this week I'm showing you the after's of the family room in this months colour issue of Style at Home, it's really fun to see the transformation! Here is what the drywall return doorways were like! These angled corners, had to go!! The adjoining family room was too narrow to make opening up this entire wall practical but we… Continue reading


My White Kitchen inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

Maria Killam's White Kitchen

Today I'm just showing my kitchen from the magazine shoot and I"ll show the pictures of the rest of my house next. Here's my dining room on the cover of the April Colour issue, hooray! I thought I'd include the before pictures just for fun: Photography by Tracey Ayton Kitchen design by Jan Romanuk  Before Cabinets are painted Artisan White by… Continue reading


OMG I'm on the Cover of the Colour Issue!

Maria Killam on the Cover of Style at Home

Okay it doesn't come as a complete surprise, my fabulous photographer Tracey Ayton emailed me a few weeks ago and said to keep it hush, hush. I was still holding my breath though, until I saw it myself until one of my True Colour Experts™, Sarah Hepburn-Smith posted a picture on our private Facebook page this weekend! She was one… Continue reading


Goals for 2014; What I Accomplished in 2013

Goals for 2014; Accomplishments in 2013

{click on images for source} Remember when I spent that Saturday in December planting tulip bulbs? Well, as I was kneeling in the dirt, digging holes one-by-one, I had this epiphany about goals and visualizing and here's what it was: If there's something you really want in your life, and you have it written down, and you're visualizing, but you're not… Continue reading


Dreamy Beach House in Kauai

Mom's Room

I have known my client and good friend for many years now. I first met her when I worked at Benjamin Moore in West Vancouver.  She had just moved into a new house with her husband and was looking for wall colours. When I said I could come out to her house to help her choose them she was so happy… Continue reading


The Background of Jurassic Park; Where I'll be next Week

The Background of Jurrassic Park; Where I'll be Next Week

Did you know that Kauai, Hawaii is the background of the movie Jurassic Park? Well that's where Terreeia and I will be on vacation next week. My mom's coming with us. She is one of my favourite people in the world after all! {click on images for source} One of my clients built a house there recently. I helped her… Continue reading


My Raspberry & Orange Holiday Tree in 2013

My Holiday Tree 2013

I really, really wanted to give you the tour of my house from the photo shoot 3 weeks ago and Christmas but Tracy Ayton, my awesome photographer, sent them into a national magazine and they are going to be published, hooray! I'll confirm who it is very soon! So all I can do is give you a sneak peek now… Continue reading


Why Perfectly Normal Bloggers Plant Tulips in the Middle of Winter

Tulips in the Winter

Last year my friend Penelope Trunk planted 15,000 20,000 tulips. She planted them all winter long. Does she live in Portland, California even? No, she lives in Wisconsin. We rocked it out in our blogging webinar last week by the way! More on that this week.   {Love the idea of planting white pansies and then the tulips grow through them!}  … Continue reading


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