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Aimee's Happy Home Makeover: Before & After

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This weekend Irene's sister, Aimee experienced a makeover so big that by the end of the day Saturday, she said to Irene "I never understood the term 'eye candy' until this happened to my house. Now, everywhere I look, there's something pretty to look at."
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Of Course I would Love THIS Exterior

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

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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

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The View into my Guest Bedroom

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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

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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

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My Best Friend's Living Room

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vancouver Colour Consultant: Westin Sets Their Own Colour Trends

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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

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