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Got a Sad Room? How to make it Happy, Easy & Cheap

By 01/06/2011January 16th, 202015 Comments

It’s January and either raining (here in Vancouver) or cold and frosty in most parts of the country. The Christmas lights have been put away for another year and it’s time to refresh and update. I just received a timely press release and decided my special article for this months newsletter is a great place to share it with you to get some cheap and easy inspiration for your home this year.

Image via Style at Home

It’s time for my January newsletter and as always if you’d like to read the special article only available to subscribers click here to go to my website and subscribe.  It’s free and it arrives once a month.  You will immediately have access to past articles like Which Colours are the Most Timeless? and Embrace the Dark Side of your House; Lighting 101.

You will also instantly receive a special report “The top 3 Mistakes Homeowners make and How to Avoid Them; Bonus my favourite go-to colours”.

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  • Becky says:

    There's no link to the press release! Woe is me! 🙂

  • Marilyn G Russell says:

    Maria, I so look forward to and enjoy reading your newsletters. Thanks for the great content!!!

  • Laura Trevey says:

    I like that happy room shown above 🙂


  • Karena says:

    I am definitely cheering up a couple of my rooms this winter!!

    Art by Karena

  • Francine Gardner says:

    Very pretty picture. Am in your neck of the woods, in Whistler where we are just buried in snow ! It's incredibly beautiful

  • angie says:

    Cheers to happy rooms! I'm not an interior design pro by any stretch of the imagination, but a fabulous piece of fun art instantly makes a room in our home "a happy room". It anchors the space and makes me sigh a happy sigh each time I enter that living area. I LOVE great art.

    Hope that makes sense! Love your newsletters, Maria 🙂


  • A Delightful Design says:

    I always look forward to your newsletter. Cheers to a new year!

  • Jane says:

    I look forward to your newsletters. There is so much to learn…

    LOVE that beautiful table in the above photo. Just what I have been searching for… I haven't found it. Guess I'll have to have one made for me…
    Jane (artfully graced)

  • arlenetoth says:

    Hi Maria,
    As a suscriber, ist there a way to access past newsletters?

  • pve design says:

    I would be so happy in that room creating and typing away….on those keys!

  • Bruce Barone says:

    I AM starting with my (ours) office…….today!

  • Between you, me and the Fencepost says:

    Woo hoo ! cheap and easy my two favourite words. . . as relates to design andyway . .

  • Donna says:

    Wow–that was a fabulous press release! I can't believe it! It's funny you should tell us about that (should I not say anything for fear of spoiling the surprise! Tee-hee!) All I can say is if any of your readers haven't subscribed yet then they should. I bought our sofa because it's design would allow me to make one of the items you are referring to later on down the road if I needed to.

    I'm sure everyone will love reading your newest newsletter.


  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) says:

    Maria – Just subscribed to your newsletter. Can't wait to see it show up in my in-box!


  • julie couch says:

    Hi Maria! I just read your post about your goals for 2011, and I totally identify! I wish someone had told me 5 years ago to start a design blog!
    It is always hard to look around and see what everyone else is doing- it can be overwhelming, but you are doing so much- and your blog is fantastic- Keep on keepin' on-
    xo, julie

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