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Exterior Trim: White is Nautical; Yellow is Heritage

Red house with White Trim

Getting your white right on the exterior and interior of your house is critical. For a blue or red house, it's the difference between your house looking nautical or heritage.   Red with White Trim   Red with Yellow Trim Blue with White Trim Blue with yellow beige trim That's my tip of the day! Off to enjoy my weekend,… Continue reading

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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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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

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Waiting for Drapery

Waiting for Drapery

Well my Silhouettes have arrived and curtain rods installed so that I could get the exact measurement for the finished length. And NO they won't puddle, haha. Clearly I was so stuck on that romantic image that I couldn't see past it. For most of my clients, I install both the rods and drapery at the same time but in… Continue reading

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Should my Living Room Drapes Puddle? Yay or Nay

Should my Living Room Drapes Puddle? Yay or Nay

Okay so I desperately need drapery in my living room. I can't believe we've lived here over one year and still don't have drapery anywhere in the house. At first I thought I'd just wait and install everything at the same time but that has caused all the windows to remain unhappily uncovered. The biggest reason my living room is… Continue reading

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Ask Maria: Which Trim Colour is Right for my Kitchen?

Ask Maria: Which Trim Colour is Right for my Kitchen?

I have read all your posts about white and cream and still have one more question: our house has white vinyl windows, and I have painted the wood trim around them Cloud White to make them disappear. Is this the right white for all the trim? There is a big window in the eating area of the kitchen, and the… Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Grey is getting Cooler, Yay or Nay?

Gray Owl

Colour trend fascinate me. But not in a "I'm in love with you" kind of way. By the way, it's totally okay if you love charcoal and just want it everywhere. It's only because I'm in the design industry that I don't feel the same way about the current trendy neutral. Interior design by Maria Killam When the brown trend was… Continue reading

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PEI Cottage Gets a Dose of Colour Me Happy

Console with Lamps

I was so thrilled when one of my clients recently shared these images with me of our on-line consultation in July. Here is her note as well as the images of the total renovation of their cottage. The exterior before shot is at the end of the post. Hi Maria, Had a session with you in July and I think… 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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