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Of Course I would Love THIS Exterior

Orange front door

I can't wait until my How to Choose Exterior Paint Colours with Confidence webinar is here next week! I've been rounding up images to whip it into shape and yesterday, I snapped a photo of this house in the middle of a very traditional neighbourhood downtown.   It's so rare to find such a modern and fun colour scheme, I immediately… Continue reading

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

Grey

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

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Ask Maria: Should my Roof go Black on my Tudor Home?

Traditional Tudor Scheme

Before we launch into today's post, I just had to say, considering how many hours we spend in our beds, it's no surprise that so many of you had such great reviews and opinion on mattresses the other day!! Thanks so much for all your comments! Okay, onto the dilemma of the week. . . "I wish I'd come across… Continue reading

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Sherwin Williams Sample Board Giveaway

Agreeable Gray

  SW Agreeable Gray I'm very excited to announce that as we speak, I am getting large sample boards painted in Sherwin Williams best greys and whites. There will be 25 per set and they should be ready by the end of the month! I have received many requests for large samples in SW colours, since there are many parts… Continue reading

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Holiday Exterior Lights with Before and After Grays

Creative Outdoor Lights

When Betsy found my blog and read this post, she realized her white house was just a little too white paired with the more earthy brick columns and railing. A few days ago she emailed me her exterior holiday lights and I asked her to send all of the images if she had them. Here's what she sent, thanks Betsy!… Continue reading

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Ask Maria: Is my Roof the Right Colour?

Ask Maria

'Just read your post about roofs. Because our house is in FL, we were advised to go with a lighter roof.  Matter of fact, we may even get more credit on homeowner's insurance now!   There were not a lot of choices.  This was NOT even the lightest grey/slate color; there was only one darker than this one.  Now, though,… Continue reading

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Urban Industrial Chic Renovation in West Vancouver

After

Whenever anyone asks me if I know of a great kitchen designer, I always refer them to Jan Romanuk. She designed my fabulous white kitchen last year and Quality Cabinets installed the cabinets. Not only is she a wonderful kitchen designer but she has been renovating high end homes for so long, there is nothing she doesn't know about the… Continue reading

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Is Grey only for Happy People? Yay or Nay

Is Grey only for Happy People? Yay or Nay

  Some people say that decorating with grey is not for everyone, that if you're someone who suffers from depression, then you should stay away from it. The reason for this misconception is because of the tendency that many people have towards decorating with the current trendy neutral. Just like everyone bought a brown sofa when the espresso brown trend… Continue reading

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What Colour Should your Concrete Driveway be?

William

My sister Elizabeth with Markus & William When we started getting quotes for a new concrete driveway, the contractors were quick to tell us we could 'Choose a colour'. I assured them we would not be selecting anything different than the natural colour of concrete. Quick! Close your eyes and answer this question: What's the undertone of a sidewalk? via… Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Grey is getting Cooler, Yay or Nay?

Gray Owl

Colour trend fascinate me. But not in a "I'm in love with you" kind of way. By the way, it's totally okay if you love charcoal and just want it everywhere. It's only because I'm in the design industry that I don't feel the same way about the current trendy neutral. Interior design by Maria Killam When the brown trend was… Continue reading

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