I’m learning something new about colour from all the photos you’ve been sending me. Well, maybe it’s not new, but I’m feeling validated on a statement I constantly make in my workshops. There are a multitude of decorating faux pas including ‘clean vs. dirty’, or ‘my-paint-colour-changes-with-the-light’ mistakes that you can… Continue Reading →
This is a guest post by my Senior Colour Designer Tricia Firmaniuk! Love the look and feel of her new bedroom transformation: ____________________________________________ My house is very cozy and small. And because I like to switch things up, I’ve kept the walls ALL cream. I’ve been craving the drama of… Continue Reading →
Tricia (my Senior Colour Designer) and I were reviewing eDesign projects the other day and she mentioned that clients are always quick to describe the wood stain colour of their dressers and end tables. (By the way, I oversee all of the eDesign, nothing goes out without my input and… Continue Reading →
How to Make Your Husband Cry Have you listened to my Ballard podcast yet? I was so honoured to be a part of the amazing group of creatives that appear on their podcast! We taped the podcast in Atlanta last Fall after Caroline, Taryn and Karen spent Day 1 in… Continue Reading →
So I’m an 80s child and lately we’ve discovered Apple Music for our iPhones. At Christmas, Terreeia and I treated ourselves to a new portable Bose stereo which, of course, are now wireless, and then we started creating Playlists on our phones. I created an 80s playlist which I listened to… Continue Reading →
Okay I know I’m late to the party on reading this book because I’d heard lots about it for months. It wasn’t until I saw my lovely client Lisa in New York this past Spring that my life started getting magical. The book came up in one of our conversations… Continue Reading →
I emailed my client Barbara and asked if she had painted her bedroom yet (the room was finished but just needed the new wall colour). She replied “Yes, I have the bedroom painted … AND …. it looks fabulous! Love Love Love it!” Here it was before the transformation… Continue Reading →
Take a walk with me through my house for a real-time example of how to create perfect colour flow in your home.
Recently, I had a consultation with Lori who wanted help with her great room, paint colours and her bathrooms. She walked me through her house and we created a furniture plan for her great room, chose colours throughout and discussed her bathrooms. In the first bathroom we were able to make the room look new (and save… Continue Reading →
This weekend Irene’s sister, Aimee experienced a makeover so big that by the end of the day Saturday, she said to Irene “I never understood the term ‘eye candy’ until this happened to my house. Now, everywhere I look, there’s something pretty to look at.”
Princess and the Pea, that’s me right now! For a while now, every morning when I get out of bed and bend over in front of the sink to wash my face, my back screams with pain. Then shortly after I’ve been walking around for a while, I’m fine. But… Continue Reading →
For years and years, every time I have tried to source off-the-shelf bedding for a client, I walk away from the stores, pretty much uninspired. So I end up getting custom bedding made or I’ll suggest a white or cream duvet cover with custom shams. All of that has changed… Continue Reading →
When you don’t have carpet in the master bedroom, the floor is freezing in the middle of the night! So finally, I narrowed it down to these three. Never, ever choose carpet from the tiny little sample you get on the boards. Always ask for a bigger sample, it usually… Continue Reading →
Colour Boards Debbie, one of my lovely readers sent me this email the other day: ‘I asked my husband to order your color boards for my Christmas present last year. Before they arrived I was sure that Wickham Gray was the right color to paint my master bedroom. When the… Continue Reading →
Photos by Maria Killam (partial view from my living room) Chris Isfeld from the Designer Closet Guys arrived the day before we moved in last week to install our closets! He had everything packed in his designer truck. Here’s all the boxes, ready to be installed. The orange closet is… Continue Reading →
I have finished decorating every room in my house except for the master bedroom. Isn’t it true that the Master is the most neglected room in the house? I don’t have the excuse most people have (especially because I decorate for a living) however, most people decorate their living room first, then their kids rooms. After all a kids room is their personal space so it becomes more important than the Master Bedroom.