My Family Room Inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

My Family Room Inside Style at Home

Okay, this week I'm showing you the after's of the family room in this months colour issue of Style at Home, it's really fun to see the transformation! Here is what the drywall return doorways were like! These angled corners, had to go!! The adjoining family room was too narrow to make opening up this entire wall practical but we… Continue reading


The View into my Guest Bedroom


This is the first thing I see when I walk out of the master bedroom and down the hallway towards my living room. I love the way the art picks up the hallway colour (and the sorbet orange in the office right beside it. Next I need drapery throughout the entire house. Guest room Cloverdale 7809 or SW6415 Hearts of… Continue reading


I Hate My Closet Contest & Maria's New Closets

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Photos by Maria Killam (partial view from my living room) Chris Isfeld from the Designer Closet Guys arrived the day before we moved in last week to install our closets! He had everything packed in his designer truck. Here's all the boxes, ready to be installed. The orange closet is Cloverdale 7983 or SW 6661. Chris arrived at around noon… Continue reading


My Best Friend's Living Room


My best friend Tami moved into our townhouse complex in December. It's been so fabulous to have her living just across the garden from our living room windows. How often does your best friend move next door? So that's the only sad part about moving out a whole 1 hour and 15 minutes away. My pal Tami is NOT afraid… Continue reading


A Happy Yellow Living Room: Before & After

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Eun emailed me for an on-consultation because she had some questions about colour as well as decorating her living room. She wanted to buy a new sofa. The yellow on the walls and orange drapery were already here when she moved in and she liked the existing colours. Before Notice her carpet is pink beige but we decided to ignore… Continue reading


Maria's Master Bedroom: Before & After

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One thing I'm very happy about is that my new house will accommodate all the furniture I have bought for this townhouse over the past two years. This is the last room in my house tour that you've seen for the past couple weeks. Photography by Jennifer Houghton I bought this bed from Martha Stewart furniture in a natural linen… Continue reading


Vancouver Colour Consultant: My Take on Pantone's Colour of 2012: Tangerine Tango

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I almost missed posting this story as I'm about to run out to a couple designer parties tonight and I heard about it at The Decorologist first! Then 'From Caroline' wrote a post where she also announced the colour of the year but also mentioned that my takeaway from the annual CMG Conference in September was about orange moving to… Continue reading


Vancouver Colour Consultant: Westin Sets Their Own Colour Trends


BM 145 Honeybell The best part of arriving at a tropical destination is how the air smells the minute you walk off the plane. I think you can begin to see why I loved this resort so much when I stayed here around 10 years ago (my last beach vacation). Westin Los Cabos Famed architect, Javier Sordo Madeleno, created the… Continue reading


Vancouver Colour Consultant: The New Orange for 2012

This is very similar to one of the new trend colours from the CMG Conference this weekend. We are going away from the tuscan, rusty oranges of the past 15 years to a fresher orange.   AF-230 Buttered Yam (source) I recently chose Buttered Yam for a client to go with this Schumacher fabric for wingback chairs we are getting… Continue reading


Maria's Kitchen Breakfast Nook: Before & After

Photos by Maria Killam I think everyone should have a whimsical pair of salt & paper shakers like this on their kitchen table. It's like an accessory and totally appropriate in a kitchen. I bought my sister owls for her new kitchen. I found this carved English pine table on Craigslist for $150. I didn't negotiate. It's been sitting in… Continue reading


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