Press for Maria Killam Colour and Design

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

Raspberry Drapes

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 –… Continue reading

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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

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

Maria Killam's White Kitchen

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… Continue reading

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

Maria Killam on the Cover of Style at Home

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… Continue reading

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Maria Killam in Canadian Home Trends Magazine

Christmas 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… Continue reading

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Maria Killam in Small Room Decorating Magazine

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… Continue reading

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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

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4 Common Colour Myths Dispelled

Tricks of the Trade

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… Continue reading

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What's Trending in 2013

Emerald Green

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… Continue reading

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Vancouver Colour Expert: Move over Neutrals, Color is What's cooking in the Kitchen

Blue range

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… Continue reading

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