When my sister Lea and her partner were getting ready to move into the Eco Village in our town, I helped Lea choose finishes, colours, and lighting.
Greg wanted wood-stained cabinets (not white) and Lea really didn't mind either way, so I specified a light maple, along with medium brown engineered wood flooring.
She did NOT want subway tile because she thinks it's boring (clearly not brainwashed enough by reading my blog, sigh), but agreed that we would stay away from accent tile and keep it off-white to coordinate with the quartz. We settled on this moroccan pattern. Continue reading
I'm not usually this cranky, but I recently came across some of the fluffiest, dumbest interior design advice I've ever read. Continue reading
I’m am a big fan and follower of your “Ask Maria” series. I’ve never done anything like this before so I thought I’d give it a go. We're looking to update our kitchen and our dilemma is what color to paint our cabinets and island. Our cabinets are in good condition so we can’t justify replacing them. The sink, faucet… Continue reading
Remember the exterior transformation of this navy blue house I showed you awhile ago? Well, here's the interior. Clearly my sweet reader and client Nicole has a wonderful creative eye and just needed some colour direction from me. Lovely medium brown floors. Before Walls – BM Stonington Gray After Before After The blue ceiling is BM Healing Aloe. Walls are BM… Continue reading
Have you noticed that you can listen to a salesperson list all the features and benefits of a product all day and all night, but if you don't know what colour to buy. . . ? You hesitate. You fret. You lose sleep at night. And unless you are in a position where you're forced to make decisions, like choosing finishes… Continue reading
This is another post from my genius Director of All Things Wonderful, Irene Hill. It's been just over three years since she came into Terreeia's and my life and we cannot imagine being without her. "For those of you who have been following Maria's fabulous blog for awhile, you probably read the Two Magic Words post I wrote in October of last… Continue reading
I was on google this afternoon, and three times in a row, with different searches, this post kept showing up right at the top: How to completely mess up your kitchen remodel: a step-by-step tutorial. This is the kitchen she coveted This DIY blogger named Kelly is a great writer and so entertaining. She generously shared her mistakes so that others could… Continue reading
Recently, I received this question from one of my lovely readers: "I'm trying to come up with a color of floor tile that matches a kitchen with Volga blue granite counter tops, white cabinets, very light grey walls, and stainless steel appliances. I don't want wood floors in the kitchen or anything that looks like wood. I think too many people have that… Continue reading