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Join me for a colourful video home tour of my bungalow ranch. Plus, I’m sharing my favourite tips for decorating with colour throughout your home.

But before we get started, I need to share some heartbreaking news. 💔

Many of your know Tricia, my director of eDesign. But what you might not know is that for the last 12 months, her only daughter has been battling brain cancer. 

And, unfortunately, they just received the most devasting news. Her team of doctors has deemed her tumor growth inoperable. I am absolutely heartbroken for her. Naturally, Tricia is taking some time away to be with her daughter at this time.

Here is a link to her Go Fund Me page. Please help us support Tricia and her family as they face the most unimaginable circumstances and keep them all in your hearts.

colourful home tour video

My Colourful Home Tour

As you already know, the inspiration for my room started with my yellow sofa and my floral artwork. I’ve shared my collaboration with Ballard Designs here and my tips for colour flow here.

However, sometimes I find it can be more helpful to watch a video tour in addition to seeing photos of the room. That way, you can see how my home is laid out more dimensionally as I walk you through the rooms.

So, I invite you to [hit play] and come on in. I’ll show you around the living room, kitchen, family room, bedroom and even a few rooms you don’t see much of here on the blog.

Plus, you’ll get an even closer look at how I created colour flow throughout my home and more changes I made to my design studio.

This is the home of the TRUE COLOUR EXPERT…

Curious about how this home looked when we purchased it? Check out this post for all the before and afters.

How to master decorating with colour

When you decorate with colour, creating flow is one of the most challenging skills to master. In my Specify Colour with Confidence workshop will show you how I approach a broad range of colour and decorating problems including how to create perfect colour flow that immerses you in a space because it all feels exactly RIGHT.

Colour is powerful. And we’ve all seen colour done badly – in our own homes or helping clients from mistakes in their homes.

learn how to choose colour

In this workshop, together we’ll walk through the process for choosing colour in real-life scenarios that you can apply to your own home. We’ll also take a deep dive into colour and design trends and how to make timeless decisions NO MATTER WHAT IS TRENDING. 

Sign up here.

PS – Please keep Tricia and her daughter Vera in your hearts. Click here for the Go Fund Me page.

Tricia's Daughter

Vera is resting at home after her last surgery.

Related posts:

Does your Home have Colour Flow? Take the Toss Cushion Test

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Ask Maria: How to Transition Paint Colours in an Open Concept Home



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  • Janelle says:

    I must be in the bad books, the video is marked as private for me!

    Keeping Vera, Tricia, and family in my thoughts.

  • JANET FULLER says:

    I can’t see the video. It is marked “private”.

  • diana says:

    Thank you for doing this tour. Lovely home and lovely person.
    Prayer and asking Jesus to heal and renew. Such a hard thing to go through.

  • Sarah says:

    I’m praying for breakthrough for Tricia‘s daughter. Sending love to their family. May you all feel the nearness and strength of God every moment.

    Maria, great video. I love to learn the “why” behind the choices. Lovely & inspiring spaces!

  • Bette says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Tricia’s daughter — thank you for providing the Go Fund Me link to her page.

    And back to the mundane: I’d love to hear you talk about decorating with color when the two homeowners (for example) are of different coloring. I notice you have decorated your home to your own personal “best colors,” including even a color-coordinated dog. You (hair, clothing, makeup, jewelry, glasses, shoes) fit so perfectly into this home. What happens when your partner prefers completely different colors, or does not “blend” into the home you’ve decorated? When one wears cool tones and the other warm, or muted colors as opposed to bright, or calm colors as opposed to energizing. Could you deal with someone wearing clothing (plaid flannel!) that clashed with your decor — all day, every day?! (While I am clear that a home is to be lived in and loved, when there is such a clearly defined color palette that one person poured their heart and soul into, how much does the other person need to accommodate or be accommodated? Any insights appreciated!)

    • Maria Killam says:

      That’s a good question that is not easy to answer. I think a home should slant colour wise to the person who cares the most about the decor and frankly is the one who is always working on it, shopping for it, etc. However if both care a lot then that should definitely be more of a challenge. Not an easy solution.

  • Gery Souza says:

    Thank you for the tour of your lovely and inspiring home. My thoughts are with Tricia and her family. She is a wonderful person to work with and my heart goes out.

  • Best. Video. Ever. 🙂

  • Kim H says:

    Please send love to Tricia from across the pond. That news must be unbearable for her. I hope she is able to spend some quality time with her beautiful daughter.

  • Lorri says:

    Vera looks like an angel. My heart goes out to Tricia and Vera and they will be in my prayers.

    I love to see you encourage people to buy sofas in the colors they love. I just saw another designer encourage the opposite, so it can’t be said enough.

  • Tina says:

    I am so sorry for Tricia and her daughter, Vera. I will say prayers for Vera and to comfort Tricia.

    That is a great video to see how you have managed all the different colours in your home and it looks fabulous. I must say, Maria, you are a master of your craft. A room with so many colours involved is something that I would find too scary to even attempt and I think that is what puts most people off even trying it. I just love seeing your beautiful home and you must be so happy living in it. Your talent for colour is amazing.

  • Karen Maple says:

    Hi Maria, Sending prayers to Trisha and her daughter🙏
    Thank you for sharing your lovely home! I enjoyed all your tips😊

  • Fran W. says:

    Love the video and your beautiful home, Maria. Sending prayers to Vera, Trisha and family.

  • Barbara says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Vera’s struggle. So heartbreaking!! We mothers love so deeply that we’d give up our own life if it would save the life of our child. I can’t imagine what Tricia is going thru. Many prayers for both of them 🙏🙏.

    I really enjoyed your video and seeing your beautiful home. And your spot on color and decor advise. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rory Walker says:

    So sorry to hear about Tricia. Please share with her the success Duke (located in North Carolina) is having using the Polio virus to cure inoperable brain cancer. She can easily google the information. I hope this information helps. Many prayers being sent your way.

  • Holly says:

    Maria, I loved seeing the tour of your house and I find you so inspiring! With the help of your blog, purchasing all of your eBook and colour wheel, I was able to create a classic and timeless kitchen. Over the weekend, I had my backsplash done in white subway tile that matched my cabinets in a classic brick pattern and matching white grout to go with my white cabinets and black countertops and I couldn’t be more thrilled! every time I look at it, I smile. Thank you!

    My heart goes out to Vera, Tricia and family. I’m sending out prayers, positive thoughts and healing energy for them daily.

  • Sarah says:

    Thoughts and prayers for Tricia, Vera and family……
    I encourage you to have Tricia check out This is Joe Tippens cancer story
    Given 3 months and 12 years later still here 🙂


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