Interior Design by Maria Killam (another pic of the wall colour we specified) Today I’m sharing a simple eDesign consultation for a new wall colour so you can get a sense of what the process looks like. So first, we need photos, taken in good natural light, without flash, AND… Continue Reading →
Since I finally had the brilliant idea to ask for clean vs. dirty dilemmas or issues where ya’ll think the lighting might be the problem, here’s a great question I received along with this lovely room from a reader: Thank you for your post. I finally understand why my family… Continue Reading →
Style at Home I recently received such a good list of questions followed by photos that I decided to turn this readers entire email into a blog post that I think will help everyone, especially on the heels of my last post about clean vs. dirty colours. First, here’s the… Continue Reading →
We arrived home from Italy yesterday at noon and I couldn’t stay up past 4:00 pm and then I slept 12 hours! San Gimignano, Italy I’m so happy to be home after being away an entire month! The trip was fabulous, and it was even more amazing to be able… Continue Reading →
I am a big believer in spreading your design budget around so you can have it all. And by all, I mean as much as possible. Most homeowners have a very long list of renovations and updates that need to be completed. This is why it’s so important that you… Continue Reading →
House Beautiful Last November when I picked up the December/January issue of House Beautiful magazine, I was intrigued to read Eddie Ross’ article on Edgewood Hall, the house he’s renovating with his partner Jaithan. This is what he said: Jaithan and I peered through a dimly lit corridor towards the… Continue Reading →
10 Steps To Planning Your New Build In January and February we’re unusually busy in our eDesign department working on New Build packages because this is the time of year when planning begins for renovations or planning your new build. If you’re planning your new build, you should be aware that… Continue Reading →
I love it when my clients send me before and after photos from my eDesign consultations because it’s so rare! And we all love a good before and after right? Jann from Newton Custom Interiors is a window coverings expert who lives in Illinois. It was time to give her… Continue Reading →
Pinterest As many of you know, over 4 years ago, Terreeia and I bought a house one hour East of the city of Vancouver so we could live close to my Sisters, my Nephews and my Mom. Now that I’m talking about my Mom, a few months ago I mentioned that… Continue Reading →
Todays post is all about my interior e-design services. For approximately one year now, I have been offering e-design colour consulting for paint colours and hard finishes. But so many of my readers need more, they need a room refresh and if that’s you, you might be in one of… Continue Reading →
The following photos are taken with my iPhone 6 (not as awesome as usual 😉 My long distance client Lisa Partelow lives in Clinton Corners, New York with her sweet husband Harold, and her two boys, age 2 and 4. She says her dream in life was pretty simple. To… Continue Reading →
Take a walk with me through my house for a real-time example of how to create perfect colour flow in your home.
Crystal called me to help her pull together her new house. This was her request:
“I used to have a colourful condo. Oranges and yellows have always been a favourite of mine, and in the last 5 years, I’ve loved pinks. I hired a designer about 6 years ago, and I guess she was successful at convincing me that colour was kids’ stuff and neutrals were sophisticated.
So out with all my stuff and in with the new. Cream, chocolate browns, and greens. I found it bland and lifeless, although yes, very nice and sophisticated. So I started adding pink with Designers Guild bedding, decorative pillows, etc. I also bought some whimsical paintings with colour punches (I’ve attached photos of them).”
I was very impressed by your colourful portfolio and would love your help.”
See the before and afters here. . .
I used to think I could get away with using my little instant camera when taking photos of my work. A year of lessons has shown me what’s really possible when we take professional photography seriously, even in so-called uninspiring spaces like boardrooms and offices. Come on in for a peek at some photos I took of my own photography instructor’s new space.
Lynda was moving into this pretty little house in a new subdivision: She needed some help with a new colour scheme and was stuck on wall colours. One on-line consultation with me and she had a plan. Lynda had some existing furniture and artwork she wanted to work with, and she sent… Continue Reading →
I recently received this question from a new colour consultant: “Maria, I need some advice, this encounter was a doozy: I had previewed the house with my realtor friend before the buyer closed, so I already was familiar with the ‘boss’ of the living room — a rock fireplace with a mostly gold undertone. And,… Continue Reading →