Todays post is all about my interior e-design services. For approximately one year now, I have been offering e-design colour consulting for paint colours and hard finishes.
But so many of my readers need more, they need a room refresh and if that’s you, you might be in one of these dilemmas:
You need to buy a sofa but would like to avoid the obvious ‘trendy neutral of the moment’ and you are stuck on trying to determine what your colour scheme should be.
You want a fresh colour scheme but you’re not sure what absolutely has to go and/or what can stay.
You need a plan, you’ve had an empty living or dining room for way too long.
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Last night, I was at my client Crystal’s annual dressed in white party, and I was chatting with one of her guests who confided she’s needed a custom made window seat for 3 years but she can’t decide on a colour.
And often, that is the hardest part, because if you make one decision it can boss around the next decision you have to make, and so on.
Not knowing what colour to buy can paralyze all your decorating plans.
Well I have the solution, just purchase any one of our e-design consultations and you’ll be back on track.
You could be this person who emailed me the other day:
“I’ve have been in my condo for a year now and did not want to start decorating until I got a feel for my place and inspiration. When I found your site it totally verified how my space made me feel and I was not crazy!
The current colors in my condo are–yes you guessed it–all Tucson. I read everything about updating it and also hired a decorator.
I explained how I felt about the fixed finishes and colors and the look I was going for.
Long story short, I have installed new quartzite and chosen all new furniture and fabric and she tells me that I’m worried too much about how the wall color looks with my trim, counter, tile and wood cabinets – it only needs to match my furniture.
Since I’m back to the exact problem I had when I started I am so frustrated and upset.
What do you need from me to consult on my great room?”
What we need are photos of your room, taken without flash and in good natural light, using your iPhone.
How can I help you on-line with colour? Is a frequently asked question.
Because there are only 9 possible neutral undertones in any interior, once you’ve sent me pictures (all the details will be outlined in the form you’ll receive) and I’ve seen your living room from 8 different angles, trust me, I will know which undertone/s we need to work with in order to give you the cohesive, beautiful result you’re looking for.
It’s rare that I can’t see the colour but if I can’t, we’ll let you know and you’ll get your money back.
So if you need one main neutral for your house, or you need a new sofa colour, we can help you here.
My team and I have recently created an inspired room refresh package.
My design assistant Tricia has written the following and put together some rooms to show you what’s possible for your home:
Sometimes all you need is to fall in love in order to get inspired to refresh a room.
But true love can be hard to find. Where do you look? When you find something you like, how do you know it’s the one? Commitment is not easy. It’s often hard to see the big picture.
In order to successfully redecorate a room, you need to get inspired, fall in love and commit.
Then you need a plan to turn your crush into a workable relationship.
Maybe you already know which colours you love, but you have no idea how to approach them and make them yours.
Or you have no idea where to begin, but you know your current room is boring you to death and is just not meeting your needs and making you happy.
Whether you need inspiration or a plan to make your daydream a reality, we can help.
Here’s how it works.
One of my own current
inspirations obsessions is the combination of pale blue and plum. Here is my favorite fashion icon clad in this super romantic yet modern combo.
Audrey Tatou via OKChicas
On it’s own, pale blue can feel cool and washed out while plum can feel too rich, formal and decadent, but together the balance each other our perfectly!
Just look at this room featuring this luscious pairing.
I Love this bold mix of patterns. This palette works especially well with hits of green, chartreuse and gold.
Here is a dramatic dining room with plum walls and cool blue accents.
I’ve created a couple of inspiration boards based on this combo for you to steal from. Each of these rooms began with an inspiration piece and my colour combination idea. Colour is often the best place to start.
The first features a green beige sofa to show that you can get pretty creative with your paint and accessories and create a fresh and interesting room with this pervasive staple. He’s a fine fixer upper 😉
The whimsical creamy vine detail in the area rug ties in with the beige sofa and sets a casual and fun tone with a hint of world traveler.
This vibe is repeated in the bleached rattan coffee table/ottoman which also picks up on the curves in the vine motif.
The rich plum colour is then balanced out by a cool blue wall colour, Brittany Blue 1633 by Benjamin Moore, which coordinates with the pale blue velvet armchair.
The toss pillows bring in a deeper indigo and a soft feminine floral to mix it up. Finally, the plum colour is repeated in this glam gem shaped lamp.
The second arrangement features a gorgeous blue velvet sofa. Because choosing a sofa in your favorite colour is always a great choice.
Starting with that, I added a solid plum wool rug and voila! There’s Audrey 😉 A glam lamp with a modern square shape in lilac adds a hit of gold which is repeated in the airy gold and glass coffee table on castors.
A modern floral toss pillow reinforces the colour combo and plays nicely with the delicate plum and white trellis pattern.
A creamy faux fur pillow adds some inviting texture. The wall colour here is a neutral greige, Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray OC 23.
In case blue and plum is not your thing, let’s switch gears and build an inspiration board with blue and green.
This cognac leather sofa has clean, classic lines and will work with several redecorating schemes only gaining a more and more gorgeous patina with time.
Because they are easy to switch out, the supporting elements here are youthful, fresh and trendy like the green leaf chair which would work as a light and mobile small space piece softened with a sheepskin.
The waterfall coffee table is colourful and compact and the wicker tray and brass hedgehog (so adorable) ground it and repeat the warm tones of the sofa.
The toss cushions are casual and bright. One has a rich painterly palette contrasted with a soft grid pattern on the other.
The dark cobalt wool rug anchors the space and provides some crisp contrast.
The floor lamp adds a hit of black which is picked up in the simple black and white photography.
The wall colour is a pale blue green gray, Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray HC 171.
This room begins with a classic blue and white ginger jar and an equally classic cream sofa.
A collection of blue and green pillows bring in some fresh green accents which are repeated in the fern leaf botanical prints.
The sapphire blue of the jar is picked up in the velvet wing back chair and goes on the walls with Benjamin Moore’s Symphony Blue 2060-10.
The rich pen shell coffee table is both grounded and a bit glam. Since the wall colour is deep, we’ve balance it with a chunky textured cream jute rug.
If you’re looking for something a little hotter, here is a hot pink and yellow solution to a taupe sofa.
If you have an earthy, taupe sofa, this is how you can freshen it up! This vibrant tribal rug with pinks, yellows and purples really raises the game here.
Now the sofa is a grounding backdrop for a collection of happy coordinating pillows.
Then the rest of the elements are kept simple and neutral to avoid getting too loud and boho. The oil rubbed bronze swing arm lamps relate to the sofa and add some classic sophistication.
And the dark metal Moroccan tray table speaks both to them, and the coordinating mirror to be hung between them while giving a nod to the vibe of the rug. The console desk picks up the motif too.
The simple off white chair keeps the arrangement from looking heavy. The wall colour here is a warm pale taupe to relate to the sofa, BM OC 16 Cedar Key.
Here’s what people are saying:
“Love the choices thank u so much!
Will definitely send after pics and will be in touch again as soon as it’s in budget….. would love to have a design consult for other rooms. You make it so easy 🙂 ” Rebecca from Houston
“Thank you so much! Really love the linen and the suggestions for the countertop. You make a great point. The eggplant looks like a fun color addition.
As we close and move closer I will send pic if we need some additional feedback.” Diane from New Jersey
So if you’re looking for help with picking the right hardwood, tile, countertop, backsplash or you need a room refresh, go here to see which package works for you.
The room refresh will likely go up in price once we have figured out how much time they actually take so now is the time to take advantage of the current pricing!
Which room in your house needs some fresh colour?
And if you’re considering attending one of my workshops this Fall, here’s a recent testimonial I received from Annie Vincent, a True Colour Expert in Arizona:
Annie Vincent, TCE, Arizona
Register here for my Specify Colour with Confidence Workshops.
We would love to help you choose colours, select the right combination of hard finishes or create a plan to pull your room together. You can find our fabulous e-design consultation packages here.