For only the second time, two colours were chosen as the 2021 Pantone Colour of the Year. Did Pantone miss the memo on the grey trend? Here’s why a colour expert thinks a grey with “no undertone” and a yellow is a remarkable choice for colour of the year, and… Continue Reading →
Here’s another lovely renovation by my design assistant. Today I’m taking you inside her happy yellow powder room. She aptly turned the retro bathroom she inherited into a timeless classic. Take a look! So true, there is no end to what a smile can fix. And the new happy yellow… Continue Reading →
Image source This summer we have been talking about clean vs. dirty colours. Now I want to talk about lighting. And, I need images. If you have a space in your home where the wall colour bothers you or it’s not the colour it was supposed to be, and you’re… Continue Reading →
I am a big believer in spreading your design budget around so you can have it all. And by all, I mean as much as possible. Most homeowners have a very long list of renovations and updates that need to be completed. This is why it’s so important that you… Continue Reading →
Don’t make this mistake when you photograph your interiors for your website! See the difference between a room photographed with a wide angle lens and without! This was the house Kelly (my design assistant) and her husband Mike bought a few years ago. Renovating the inside of the house was… Continue Reading →
Source Yellow is Back! How to Avoid the Mistake Almost Everyone Makes When Choosing a Yellow So I’m declaring yellow to be finally coming back, hooray! Tricia, my Senior Colour Designer and I are at High Point Market this weekend, and we’re seeing a lot more yellow than we have… Continue Reading →
Last Fall, my sister Elizabeth and I walked into the Harvest Cafe in Chilliwack to have breakfast. The art that was displayed in the restaurant took my breath away! James Wiens (price on the site) If you’ve followed my blog for a long time, you’ll know I really love large… Continue Reading →
Trying to choose a front door colour? Here are the best front door colours inspired by mid century homes with ideas for gathering colour inspiration from inside your front entrance. There are many ways to choose the colour of your front door. If you have a white or cream house… Continue Reading →
Pinterest As many of you know, over 4 years ago, Terreeia and I bought a house one hour East of the city of Vancouver so we could live close to my Sisters, my Nephews and my Mom. Now that I’m talking about my Mom, a few months ago I mentioned that… Continue Reading →
Styling & Photo by Maria Killam I recently bought Barbara Barry’s book Around Beauty and became completely obsessed! Amazon In the introduction, the author writes that after you read Barbara Barry’s book, you become even more aware of simply finding the beauty in every day, and that is exactly what happens when… Continue Reading →
image source The look of 2016 is White, Colourful, and Organic. Here’s how I want you to read this forecast. Trend reports are generally about what’s NEW. It doesn’t mean that the trends I talked about in 2015 or 2014 are OLD. After all, trends in interior design cannot be in one… 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.
Turns out, Italy doesn’t always follow the same rules we do when it comes to colour! There’s something about that place that means they can do forest green and a bunch of different undertones with abandon, and somehow, it all still looks amazing. I can’t wait to tell you about my trip, show you some photos of beautiful exteriors, and share a recipe for my favourite Italian cocktail!
I’m in Atlanta at the Withit conference this week. My first guest post in the True Colour Expert™ series is from Sheri Bruneau! October 2014 was a total game-changer for me. That was when I was fortunate enough to attend Maria’s Specify Colour with Confidence™ course in Vancouver. Before attending… Continue Reading →
My sister Lea lives in the Eco Village just down the street from my house. She noticed her neighbours started painting their front doors so she called me and said “I want to paint my front door robin’s egg blue, can you help me pick the right one?”. I said… Continue Reading →
Today’s post is about decorating with charcoal, really important to know since it’s such a popular neutral right now!
If you have a charcoal sofa (just like during the brown trend, when most neutral-loving shoppers purchased a brown one) it’s time for me to help you bring this colour to life.