Maria Killam in Small Spaces, Big Ideas Magazine + my Last two Homes

I’m so delighted to have my entire house which was featured on the cover of Style at Home this Spring spotlighted again in the September issue of Small Spaces, Big Ideas Magazine! For those of you who haven’t seen the ‘before’ photos when we started the renovation project a little over two years ago, you can see them here.   Julia from Hooked on Houses posted a review of her house ... Continue Reading

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

Okay, here’s the rest of the photos inside Style at Home’s colour issue this April! Thanks again to everyone at Style at Home for including me in this issue AND on the cover! Here’s my family room and this post has my kitchen photos.   Here’s what it looks like in the magazine (above). Here’s the REAL ESTATE PHOTO – BEFORE we took possession And here’s the after. This photo ... Continue Reading

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

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 definitely opened it up twice as much. Before Photography by ... Continue Reading

My White Kitchen inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

Today I’m just showing my kitchen from the magazine shoot and I”ll show the pictures of the rest of my house next. Here’s my dining room on the cover of the April Colour issue, hooray! I thought I’d include the before pictures just for fun: Photography by Tracey Ayton Kitchen design by Jan Romanuk  Before Cabinets are painted Artisan White by Cloverdale Paint. Wall colour is Rice Paper by Cloverdale Paint. Bar ... Continue Reading

OMG I’m on the Cover of the Colour Issue!

Okay it doesn’t come as a complete surprise, my fabulous photographer Tracey Ayton emailed me a few weeks ago and said to keep it hush, hush. I was still holding my breath though, until I saw it myself until one of my True Colour Experts™, Sarah Hepburn-Smith posted a picture on our private Facebook page this weekend! She was one of the first to receive her subscription in the mail! ... Continue Reading

Maria Killam in Canadian Home Trends Magazine

When Canadian Home Trends Magazine found my Holiday Ideabook on Houzz this Summer and asked if they could include it in their Fall 2013 issue I said yes and hooray! Love the cover of the white kitchen. Of course I would approve ; ) ; ) And here’s the spread from my townhouse in North Vancouver (above). My current house will be photographed this Thursday decorated for the holidays, can’t wait ... Continue Reading

Maria Killam in Small Room Decorating Magazine

I’m so excited that my townhouse in Vancouver (before we moved out to the country) is featured in Small Room Decorating Magazine! Here’s the closet in my Tiffany inspired office that I converted to this colourful space! The before & after photos can be found here. And of course my sunflower yellow sofa. I just realized I don’t think I ever actually posted the ‘before’ photos of this space, I ... Continue Reading

Mistakes Teach You so Much Faster than Success

When I spoke at Kimberley Seldon's Business of Design Conference this winter in January I made a huge mistake in my presentation. . . I gave everyone samples of the undertones of fabric - courtesy of Robert Allen Fabrics (they are so awesome). My thought was, "Let's make this really special. . . I'm speaking to a bunch of designers, it'll give them a taste of my workshop, this will be so fabulous. . .!" ... Continue Reading

4 Common Colour Myths Dispelled

It’s Rue Magazines first colour issue and I’m thrilled to be included! Check out my tips here.   Rue’s colour issue is filled with beautiful fashion and interiors, check out the story of this Pink + White apartment in Toronto: I love what Tiffany Pratt (above) said about the colour in her interior: White and gray adds the sophistication you need to bright colour so that you don’t end up ... Continue Reading

What’s Trending in 2013

In case you were wondering (I’m sure you weren’t), I changed about 5 times before we got this photo for this article in BC Home & Garden about trends. And because you can’t see it, here’s what I said: “Colour is going back to the 50s and the 60s,” says colour expert, author and stylist Maria Killam. “We’re seeing so much bright colour out there”. Killam singles out cornflower blue ... Continue Reading

Christine Brockelman, a writer for HomeStyle, asked if I would contribute to an article she was writing on colour in kitchens and most specifically in how it’s showing up in sinks and appliances. I wrote about these exact Jonathan Adler sinks for Kohler (below) in June. Here’s what I said (below), to read the entire article above click here, it was also picked up by a San Diego Newspaper. “Choose which ... Continue Reading

Well today was a big media day at BC Place. I woke up at 3:00 am this morning and could not go back to sleep knowing that I had to be there at 6:15 am for Breakfast Television at 6:50 am. Why is it that you’re always so nervous up until you’re speaking? I was on Breakfast TV for a total of 40 seconds so it wasn’t too difficult, and ... Continue Reading

I am one of the bloggers participating in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge to support the Vancouver Habitat for Humanity around the Vancouver Home + Design Show coming up in two weeks! Okay so I’m going to win because you my lovelies will hopefully vote for me, but this might be serious optimistic thinking, considering I am not handy, nor much of a do-it-yourselfer. Check out what some of the bloggers ... Continue Reading

Maria Killam in Better Homes & Gardens

Hey guess what, I’m in the Stylemakers issue this month with Better Homes and Gardens! I am included along with some other very talented colour designers giving tips on painting your front door. Many of you already know that my front door recently went a fabulous shade of kelly green! There I am right in the middle (below). Thanks Traci Zeller for scanning them for me because I haven’t even ... Continue Reading

I’m Speaking at the Calgary & Vancouver Interior Design Show

Did you know I’ll be speaking on the main stage at the Calgary Home + Design Show  September 21 & 22, 2012? Then I’ll be at Vancouver’s show too on October 11 – 13, 2012. Jill Kivett the show manager in Vancouver asked me a few months ago. I immediately said yes of course. Amanda Haines the Publicist for the Vancouver Home + Design Show invited me to the preview ... Continue Reading

Maria Killam in Canadian Living

Brett Walther is the Home & Garden Director of Canadian Living and he asked me to participate in the colour section. This was my take on Purple in the June issue:   Pinterest Brett featured my ebook on another page, and this is his review: BEST COLOUR THEORY In this enlightening ebook, Maria Killam, one of Canada’s top colour designers, teaches that the secret to creating a flawless palette lies ... Continue Reading