Colour Consultation

Best Ideas for Creative Kids Rooms: Before & After

Dinosours Gathering

This post is written by my Director of All Things Wonderful, Irene Hill:

Last week at this time Maria and I were just finishing up the last touches of our magical home makeover for my sister, Aimee and five of her kids. They were all glowing with happiness and pride in their "new" home.

Four months ago, when Maria and I started this project of love, I carefully interviewed each of my nieces and nephews to find out what would make them love their rooms the most. I found out what they were interested in and spent hours scouring the internet to get all the little pieces exactly right. At the end of the day I wanted to see wonder and awe in each set of eyes and was over the moon that we managed to do just that! Continue reading

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When Colour Theory is Literally Dangerous

Barbara Barry

Image via Barbara Barry (A pretty combination of green-grays and yellow-beige) Irene and I are working on my White is Complicated eBook. We got to a section and she said "You need to explain that more thoroughly, people are literalists". And she's right. When we're learning anything, we're literal. That's why in every profession and especially design and colour you need… Continue reading

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Free Training Call: Three Ways to Guide your Client to the Right Colours, Even When They Disagree with You (it's Easier Than you Think)

Free Training Call

I'm really excited to announce a free training call for all design professionals, stagers, decorators, interior designers and architects: If you’re like so many of my clients, these situations may sound familiar: You don’t have a system to walk your clients through as they choose the different elements of their project, so you end up following their lead in your efforts… Continue reading

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The 80/20 Rule for Getting Colour Right: Before & After

The 80/20 Rule of Getting Colour Right: Before & After

People email me all the time asking me how in the world it's possible to specify colour on-line. They say things like "My husband is skeptical so sorry".  Which is totally fine of course, I'm busy, don't worry about me. In fact I'm trying to get out of here for the lake this week, I'm still here packing up! The… Continue reading

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8 Features Every Log Home Should Have (Incredible Kitchen too)

Features Every Log Home Should Have

1. An abandoned swallows nest on the kitchen window sill. 2. Incredible limestone tile throughout and including the countertops (chosen by Brooke & Steve Gianetti from Velvet & Linen during a trip to LA) Such a great way of working with all the ORANGE wood, providing a break from it as well as creating a balance of warm and cool.… Continue reading

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How to Find More Money for Home Decor

Canopy bed

I follow this great blog called Social Triggers. The other day, Derek was interviewing an author named Dan Heath who wrote a book called Decisions: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. It's a very interesting podcast that I think EVERYONE could learn from. Check it out here. Unless you're someone that never makes a bad decision, haha. Anyway,… Continue reading

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PEI Cottage Gets a Dose of Colour Me Happy

Console with Lamps

I was so thrilled when one of my clients recently shared these images with me of our on-line consultation in July. Here is her note as well as the images of the total renovation of their cottage. The exterior before shot is at the end of the post. Hi Maria, Had a session with you in July and I think… Continue reading

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Consultation from Pink Beige to Green Beige

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This couple called me because they had already unhappily been living with pink beige walls (BM Bar Harbour Beige) for the past 7 years in their living and hallways. Then when they renovated the kitchen and installed new tile in the hallways, the tile that she was clear had zero pink in it before it was installed, suddenly went pink.… Continue reading

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Vancouver Colour Consultant: Before & After – An On-Line Colour Consultation in Texas

guest ceiling

Dorothy emailed me back in November and asked if she could pay for one hour of my time to consult on her daughter's home. It was to be her Christmas present. The den (below) was the biggest reason. Beth hated the colour so much she was starting to be convinced that it was time to move. Before After: SW 6131… Continue reading

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Vancouver Colour Consultant: How to Mix Yesterday with Today in Your Renovation

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The best money-saving advice I give my clients every single day is dedicated around the correct way to introduce finishes from today into your dated, 20-30 year old (or more) space.

For example, recently I consulted with a client who had plans to rip out everything in the bathroom except the one-piece shower/tub. She sent me some images in advance of our consultation of some combination sink/vanity units she planned to purchase to replace her existing vanity. Continue reading

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