The difference between the architecture in America vs. Europe is that you can always tell which era the buildings are from [here] and it was no different at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel this weekend!
This is the lake view outside our hotel room. What made it extra pretty was all the moss which remained a fresh spring green even though it’s January! Being in the colour business, and especially because I write this blog, I find I am even more affected by colour everywhere I go!
In my colour courses I like to have students define decorating styles (like modern, traditional, countrified) using only colour.
Styling by Maria Killam
This way, (for example) as a colour consultant/designer, if you are asked for a palette of ‘French Country’ colours (above) you would know what they are.
Walking into our room, with the burgundy drapes, fuscia bedskirt (not shown) and striped duvet and valance, I felt like I was inside a circus tent! Yet another perfect example of how colour instantly creates a feeling.
What made this hotel great though,was the spa and the Hot Springs outdoor pools and we had a great meal in the Copper Room Restaurant on Saturday night!
The carnival theme continued when we stopped into Milestones for lunch on the way home! There were 2 different shades of orange, yellow, green, and a striped accent wall along with striped carpeting! This time I’m sure the theme was intentional!
There is a reason why decorating guidelines say to limit your colours to 3 or 4 shades maximum! Unless a busy, playful space is what you are going for! I’m guessing they are going for a younger demographic with this colour scheme!
On Friday night my sister Anita organized a fundraiser for Haiti. She is currently participating in the Self Expression & Leadership Course through Landmark Education which is a 3 month program where you create a project that makes a difference in your community!
Jennifer Searcy & Anita Junttila
Anita, along with her good friend Jennifer (above) held a pub night in Abbotsford at the Rain Bar & Grill, sold tickets and accepted donations for a silent auction! They raised almost $3,500 and the event was sold out!!
So that’s my recap of this weekend! I’m off to watch the Grammy’s now!
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