Hallways

Decorating with Red: Before & After

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Paula from Salad in a Jar hired me in April for an on-line consultation to help with colours and decorating updates on her house. Two hours later, she had a plan and three months later, here is the fabulous result! This is what she said: "Thank-you again for helping me a few months ago. You gave me a lot of confidence which made… Continue reading

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Earth Tones that Feel like 2014 NOT 2002

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{Oak Bay Beach Hotel} Recently I received a comment from a reader saying it would be great if I would write an occasional post about earth tones because she preferred them over the current white/black/grey colours that are popular and trendy right now. Well, dear reader, the opportunity presented itself this weekend. It's my Terreeia's birthday and we arrived yesterday,… Continue reading

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Eclectic Art in the Hallway

Eclectic Art in the Hallway

{Front Door Colour: Cloverdale 7669} The art wall in my hallway has looked like this almost since we moved in over a year ago. I couldn't stand the wall sitting empty so I filled it with mostly empty frames in the hopes that it would inspire me to fill them faster. It didn't. Every time I walked by, I was… Continue reading

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Vancouver Interior Designer: How to Coordinate Colour for Commercial Patterned Carpet

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See this busy, patterned carpet which is all throughout the hallways and classrooms where I attended this workshop the last three days? Well, you can see that the rubber baseboard was selected to coordinate with the carpet (they did the best they could–the standard colours are limited). However, the wall colour should then be a second colour found from the carpet.… Continue reading

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Don't Make This Mistake with Your Lantern Chandelier

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I am kind of a virgin when it comes to shopping on-line.  I pretty much have only ever bought books. Every time I have found something great that I wanted, by the time I get to the check-out and they add in the Canadian dollar exchange with the exorbitant shipping costs to get it across the border, well, it's just… Continue reading

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The Best Way to Update Forest Green

If you still have forest green sofas from the 80’s, this avocado green will go a long way to updating your living room! Doesn’t it look amazing here? Miles Redd in House Beautiful One could argue that this is the new Kelly Green but it looks pretty forest green to me! Of course the nail head trim on the doors… Continue reading

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Toss Cushions at the Pottery Barn

The Pottery Barn is the only store that consistently makes me want to buy all their toss cushions–not to mention other home decor items, I walked in today while sourcing furniture for a client and there was the colour [yellow] for 2009 displayed right in the entrance. Look at the braided flange on the white one. . . love that!… Continue reading

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Runaway in Vegas

My mom was in Vegas last weekend with my sister and she snapped this photo of my little nephew taking off down the hotel halls!! I’m always analyzing painted hallways because the wall colour doesn’t always [perfectly] match the carpeting. This is because the colours are picked in a designers office instead of in the hall with the lighting installed.What’s… Continue reading

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Vancouver Colour Consultant talks about Colour in Hallways

I was in Park Royal Mall on the weekend and noticed they had renovated one of their hallways leading outside and to the restrooms. I had to take a photo because I thought the blue chosen here was fabulous! Nice tile layout combined with wood panelling and wall sconces. It's a perfect example of my mantra, "A light colour will… Continue reading

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