It’s time to recap another year in review. 2016 where did you go? It was a busy year with more Specify Colour with Confidence events than ever, my new website under construction and some interesting trends to unpack.
At the beginning of the year, I got out my crystal ball and made my trend forecast predictions for 2016 (watch for my predictions for 2017 coming soon!). What do you think? Did you see some of these this year?
Simply white woodwork via Homebunch
My design assistant Tricia mulled over the appeal and pitfalls of the encaustic patterned tile trend with us.
This year my biggest project was for my lovely client Crystal who wanted to overhaul her house that was built in the Tuscan trend and in no way reflected her family’s fun and youthful style. I shared with you the two steal worthy classic white kitchen designs we were considering.
Then, I gave you all permission to buy your next sofa in your favorite colour instead of whatever the current safe neutral (currently gray) is that everyone is buying (you’re welcome).
And I couldn’t resist this important design pitfall intervention (really someone had to do it ).
You all know that ‘How to get the right advice’ is a message I am passionate about. Here’s an essential post for anyone planning a renovation project.
And I shared how I helped this client sell her house in 24 hours. A little good advice goes a long way!
Here she is with her handy husband who did all the renovations himself.
This Ask Maria question really resonated with many of you. How to make sure your fireplace relates well to your new kitchen is a question that comes up a lot in our eDesign consultations.
And my new Undertstanding Undertones Colour Wheel was launched this year! We are working to create one that will be available for purchase soon due to popular demand!
Understanding Undertones® – The System
In September, I had a wonderful time in Paris for Maison & Objet and got an exciting preview of the trends that are coming in 2017. I shared some of my favorites here:
White was a hot topic all year. This post unpacked some of the issues involved in working with cream and white in your home.
And we wrapped up the year with the annual Holiday tour of my house. Here it is again if you missed it a couple weeks ago!
My new website is finally up, hooray! It’s taken an entire year and we are still working out the glitches that are bound to happen with such a big site but I’m really excited that it’s finally here.
I’ll tell you all about it in an upcoming post.
Earlier this year I told you about a juice cleanse I did, where I lost 10 pounds. Well what started that whole thing was seeing the new photos of me I had taken for the new site. In the summer, I flew my creative director and her photographer out for the photo shoot and when I saw them, I scrapped them all and went on the cleanse.
I have not been an easy client and I’ll be the first to admit it. Eight years of curating photos for blog posts makes me extremely picky about how everything looks (including me obviously , haha)
Terreeia knows whenever something new comes into the house or we have to repair anything, the first question I ask is “How does it look?”
Being committed to pretty is not an easy task!
So let me know what you think my lovelies!