Colour Trends

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala


My Mom knew the colour of the year before I did. About a week ago, I saw her knitting a scarf, and I said "Mom, that's such an old, dated colour, are you really going to knit a scarf in that colour?" "Well, I found this yarn and decided it would be fun to make one, she said." My mother… Continue reading


3 Ways to Use Fresh to Sell Design

cold gray

Thank you, everyone, for your comments on my blogoversary!  Some of your comments, along with the occasional email I have received, inspired this next post. Get ready — when you're finished reading this post about "fresh," you'll want to lean through the screen and kiss me. Just sayin'. I wanted to kiss all of you for your comments so it goes both ways ;… Continue reading


Maria's Favourite Trends from Fall 2014 High Point Market

Maria's Favourites from Fall 2014 High Point Market | Maria Killam

I love attending High Point Market each season, now that I've decided that's where you'll find me every Spring and Fall even though it takes me an entire day to get all the way to the Southeast from the Northwest. From left to right {Maria Killam, Kara Cox, Lisa Mende, Traci Zeller and Chrissi Shields}   I'm actually giving up two… Continue reading


Jaipur Rugs, Pillows and Poufs at High Point Market


I'm a sponsored blogger again this Fall market and I was so happy to have the opportunity to blog about Jaipur Rugs, since a colourful area rug with some pillows are such a quick and easy way to breathe new colour and life into any room. Photo by Maria Killam This is how they had their showroom entry decorated. Of course I… Continue reading


2015 Trend Alert: Olive Green from High Point

Olive green

Today was my first day at High Point Market! Jam packed with all kinds of educational opportunities as well as events, so many products to see, it was fun and very busy! I'm starting off with this image because it was the first thing that greeted us at the Kravet party in the afternoon, I loved the hits of colour in… Continue reading


How to Coordinate Unusual Colour Combinations

dirty and clean

{More funny texts from moms} It's 5:00 AM and my phone pings with a text from my Mom: "Come for coffee now! I'm up but I'll nap later". (Except she writes it in Finnish, I can read it but do not ask me to have a conversation in Finnish, that's where my dual language ability ends). "Ok" I text back, and… Continue reading


Am I Trendy if There's no Grey in my House? (Oh Yeah)


Thank you for all your amazing and thoughtful emails and comments on my powder room dilemma these past two days! I've decided I don't want to make any major decisions  without YOUR expert opinion added to mine! I love what so many of you said about my powder room not really being a powder room since it was adjoining the… Continue reading


W. Schillig at High Point Market


Here I am at my second sponsored post at High Point Market. It's W.Schillig USA and in addition to making contemporary leather furniture, they also make beds. And they sell these faux covers which are way sexier to display a bed in a store that's for sure. So what's the number one selling colour in the last 5 years? Cognac and… Continue reading


2014 Trends from Spring Market at High Point

Traci Zeller's Pillows for C.R. Laine

The last time I attended High Point was 3 1/2 years ago in the Fall. I remember it being pretty much greys and charcoals. There was very little colour although, of course, I looked for it. Maria Killam, Alicia Connolly & Barbara Miller (Picture from Day 1 at Market) My friend Barbara Miller (above right) and I walked the Suites at… Continue reading


Luonto Furniture at High Point Market


  This market I am a sponsored blogger at High Point. So when I arrived at Luonto Furniture to meet Ville Karesto the Sales Manager for, I think the world is what it sounded like when we talked, but it doesn't say that on his card, he spoke in Finnish to Maria, who had arranged our meeting. "I can understand… Continue reading


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