How to Coordinate Unusual Colour Combinations

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{More funny texts from moms} It's 5:00 AM and my phone pings with a text from my Mom: "Come for coffee now! I'm up but I'll nap later". (Except she writes it in Finnish, I can read it but do not ask me to have a conversation in Finnish, that's where my dual language ability ends). "Ok" I text back, and… Continue reading


Happy Turquoise & Purple Exterior in Christina Lake

Lake Motel

  We're here in Christina Lake for a few days camping! I really prefer room service, but when you have kids, you either go to the cottage in the summer or you have a trailer and camp by the lake which is where my sister Elizabeth and her family are this week! So where my nephews are, that's where you'll find… Continue reading


13 Ways to Create Flow with a White Kitchen

How to Create Flow with a White Kitchen

View from the Master Bedroom Two weeks ago, I found a new business coach. Julia decided my business needed an intervention and if I didn't come to see her, it would be months until we sorted things out on the phone together. Fortunately for me, she had two days that she was able to re-arrange on short notice to fit… Continue reading


My Take on Pantone's 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Pantone's colour of the year

Since purple hasn't been on Pantone's radar for more than 10 years, maybe it was time for it to take the spotlight as the colour of the year. {click on images for source} I would not have said purple. Since I consult with clients all over the country I can honestly say not one person has ever considered this shade… Continue reading


Colour Interview with Eileen Kathryn Boyd


I am a huge fan of Eileen Kathryn Boyd and her work. I had the pleasure of meeting her in New York at Blogfest last year! And she was in this June's House Beautiful! here's a bedroom she designed using her fabrics from Duralee. I recently interviewed her for my blog and here are her answers: What is your favourite… Continue reading


7 Ideas for Happy Colour

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Last night IKEA had a media party to launch their brand new store in Richmond. They built one 3 times bigger right beside the old one which will apparently be torn down. EIVOR   It's always fun when colour trends arrive at big box stores and become totally affordable. This black and white throw will be a staple in everyone's… Continue reading


Are China Cabinets Dated? Yay or Nay

Image via Pinterest I recently bought a sideboard for my dining room (I still need to find lamps, etc which is why I haven't posted it yet). I certainly had room for a china cabinet but I didn't buy one because it would have made the space look smaller. Plus what I love about a sideboard is that you can… Continue reading


What is the Colour of Fun?

flickr Mark Woodman is the incoming president of the Color Marketing Group starting in 2011.  At the conference last weekend we had a presentation called C20 where 20 colour professionals had one minute to present ‘What’s Next’.  My favourite was Mark’s question. A day at the beach (flickr) He said he noticed from just observing the world around him that… Continue reading


Which Colour Sofa Should You Buy?

It’s been a long time since I have picked out a new sofa. I bought my first one when I was 21 and it was black with white stripes. When I got married at 27 my husband and I bought a sofa and love seat in forest green leather, back when we all thought this colour would be timeless. Two years later when… Continue reading


How to update an 80’s Kitchen with Colour

You know how referral business is always the best because if you have a great client, then it’s likely that their friends will be great too? Well I have decided my readers/clients (that’s you) are all fabulous! It’s like I get the best referrals on the planet from those of you that read this blog and I am so grateful!… Continue reading


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