Over the years, I have become accustomed to the facials I receive in her home spa.
It’s at the point where I rarely book facials anywhere else because I just end up laying there getting more annoyed by the second, because they are not as good as Allison.
So I just go to Allison because it’s always a divine experience. I love the products that she uses, and basically I feel like I’ve had a good facial if I drift away somewhere in my head because I’m so relaxed.
I also get frequent pedicures while we solve the worlds problems. I feel #blessed.
One day Allison bought a new pillow and mentioned she wanted to paint the room. She was tired of the beige-on-beige look.
I said perfect, it’s easy for me to help you choose a colour because you’ve already chosen the inspiration for the room (pillow below)!
I recently received an email asking if I would come over to help choose colours. My reader proceeded to say “I know you don’t like to work without a starting point”. . . okay so that’s exactly why you want to hire a designer (or me, locally or our eDesign department internationally) BECAUSE we can help you find a starting point. Not EVERYONE knows how to do that, and that’s perfectly fine. I am not a bookeeper, that’s why I hire someone to do my books.
I whipped out my fan deck and that part was done in a few seconds. No debating, no going back and forth and analyzing one coral pink over another.
It’s just done when you have a starting point.
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BM Autumn Red 2087-40
And here’s the after of Allison’s new coral room.
It didn’t get this way in one day. She worried that the colour would be too strong. so she painted only the focal point wall.
I arrived one day for my usual fascial and said “No, no no, keep painting the room, accent walls should be chosen because that’s the best design/colour plan for the room, NOT because you’re scared of the dramatic colour”.
She loved the final result, and her clients love it too!
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I helped style the room with a quick trip to HomeSense.
Here’s her manicure station before (above)
After (Best Colour for a Spa)
The pedicure station (before)
Sometimes friends will come together, and one will hang out on the chair and ottoman with a glass of wine while the other is having a treatment.
After (Photography, styling and colours by Maria Killam)
Lots of colours to choose from! (above)
I love the flamingo art we found!
Shhhhhh, facial in progress!
Here’s the before and after again:
Alison McGivern, Spa Boutique
Alison is located in Abbotsford, BC, so if you live in the lower mainland, pop in and see her for a treatment!
She says we need to get started decorating the rest of her house now because she just loves being in this room!
That’s what happens when you create a look and a feel with a dose of colour! Colour is Happy!!
I’m so excited, Terreeia and I leave for Fiji on Thursday! I can hardly wait!