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Meet my New Design Associate

By 08/03/2011January 26th, 201722 Comments


Irene Hill attended my True Colour Expert Workshop this past June in Vancouver. We clicked immediately and I was thrilled to hear she lived in Langley (just a short 1/2 hour drive from me).  Irene is a very talented designer who has done everything from staging to complete home renovations.

Irene Hill
She has been working with me for over two weeks already and I feel so much lighter! She’s pulling my first e-book together, and will help me with everything I’m launching for the fall.  
I feel blessed and lucky to have found her, in one of my own workshops of all places. Irene is gracious, warm and witty and a delight to be around!  It’s great to have a True Colour Expert on my team (well it will be an even bigger team soon)!
ps. My favourite thing about her (BONUS) is that she’s honest and talks without a filter (just like me). 
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  • Rosa @ flutterflutter says:

    That's great!! Congrats! I can see from her necklace that she's not afraid of colour. 🙂

  • Coley says:

    Omygoodness! HI Irene! So glad you girls were able start something after the course 🙂 You will do awesome work together!


  • Lisa says:

    Hi Maria,
    Looking forward to what amazing things will come of your teamwork!
    Congratulations to you both!
    xo Lisa

  • barbara@hodge:podge says:

    How exciting! Fun to work with talent! Looking forward to seeing amazing things from you two!

  • Susan Seale says:

    Fantastic! W
    ay to go, Maria!

  • Nancy Hellstrom, Interior Shift says:

    That's fantastic news, Marie! Hi Irene! Lovely photo of you. You two are going to rock Vancouver with color & brilliance. Congratulations.

  • Marla says:

    wow, what a combination the two of you are! Unstoppable, I do believe! Smart, talented, honest, lively. I can't wait to see what the two of you produce.

  • lena says:

    It's always wonderful to hear when two creative people click and can 'marry' their talents in a positive way. Good luck to you both! Wishing you every success!

  • pve design says:

    Congrats to Irene and to you….Help is always welcome.
    May you both always find happiness in your work.

  • Bruce Barone says:

    Hi Irene!

  • Diane Stewart says:

    I'm glad you now have someone wonderful to help you. You're so busy, with so much on your plate, and you keep adding more! I really appreciate all you have to offer, and have learned so much valuable info from your posts. Thank you.

  • Who is Susan . . . says:

    Congratulations on your new team member. Like yourself, I hope to have a new addition to my staff soon and it's tricky to find just the right person.


  • nancy says:


    I just found your blog a few days ago and have been reading posts in every spare moment I have. I love color, and I appreciate all the explaining you do.

    I have a small house with 9 foot ceilings. The kitchen/dining/living room is airy and open but the two bedrooms feel narrow and too high. I thought I would have to paint a darker color on the top third of the wall and possibly the ceiling, but I don't see any pictures on here with walls painted like that. Is it because most of the rooms you do are large, is it dated, or is it one of those myths? Do I simply have too much stuff in the rooms? One room has a west-facing window and the other a south-facing one.

    If you feel like giving me a hint on this I would be more than grateful.


  • Donna says:

    Hi Maria, How exciting! I'm sure you need an assistant and I know you will be thrilled to get that e-book off your shoulders. 🙂 I'm so happy for you! She looks like a fun person.

    Glad things are going so well for you!

    PS. I knew you would notice the splashes of yellow in my recent post. I added the orange juice spritzers just to pull in the color. 🙂

  • Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer says:

    Whew, what a relief, a great assistant is always so difficult to find. Irene looks like an absolute doll – I bet you'll have a blast working together. congratulations to you both and a hearty welcome to Irene.

  • Ideezine says:

    Maria, Irene,

    Best to you both for a rewarding time spent doing what you love. Looking forward to all that you will be doing here at Color Me Happy.


  • traci zeller designs says:

    Yay! How wonderful to have someone fun, talented and dedicated to work with. Congrats to both of you!

  • Debbie Tibbs says:

    Hi! I just discovered your blog today and I love it. I can't wait to start catching up to today. It's so exciting to find a new blog that you just can't wait to keep reading.

    Thanks for being you!

    Oh and congrats on your new assistant!!


  • cindybarganier says:

    Yea! I am so happy that you are growing. That's always a good sign right? I always read you on my google list and didn't realize how much I missed seeing the full blog site. LOL Happy Day to you.

  • Edins House says:

    How fantastic for you, Maria!! I love watching you grow more successful each day!!

  • Stacy Naquin says:

    That's so exciting Maria!!! Congrats 😉 wish I had peeps to laugh with me 🙁

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the helpful blog.

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