My last two Specify Colour With Confidence™ events held back to back in Toronto and then New Jersey were off the charts! I have been so inspired meeting designers and colour enthusiasts from all over the country who have followed my work for so many years. One designer in Toronto (who wanted to remain nameless) told me that after she did my course 4 years ago, her annual income went up from $30,000 to $100,000.
Another designer confided that after she started following my work, her sales in the furniture store she worked at went way up!
So if you can learn that much just from following this blog, imagine what you could learn at one of my events!
You still have to have the gift of creativity but moving from understanding colour from your ‘spidey senses’ or your ‘gut’ to discovering the reason ‘why’ your suggestions will work or not is INVALUABLE.
Kim Mauney is an interior designer in Charlotte, NC. She wanted to attend my Charlotte course right before High Point in the Spring but it was sold out so when I posted the dates for Basking Ridge, NJ, she jumped in along with her long-time client and good friend Lindsay Rocco (below left).
Lindsay Rocco and Kim Mauney
At dinner last Thursday night during my Specify Colour with Confidence™ course, Lindsay said, “Have you seen Kim’s house? It’s so beautiful”. Kim showed me her phone and I asked to post them, and here it is:
The range is La Cornue (the cream one, not the white one), the unlaquered brass faucet in the kitchen is Waterworks, the mirror behind the sink and the chandelier are antique.
Kim’s house is painted BM OC-35 Spanish White. The trim is the same colour, she didn’t want her walls to read cream by painting the trim a contrasting white.
Apparently painting walls and trim the same white is a trend on the East Coast, have you noticed that?
She painted her floors as well, they are Spanish White and F&B Stony Ground Kim’s goal in painting the floor was to make the kitchen feel like a little jewel box. She thought brown floors would take away from that feeling.
The zinc coffee table in the family room came from Bungalow Classic in Atlanta.
The table and chairs are made by Minton Spidell.
This fabulous blue was a custom shade.
Kim Mauney, Interior Designer, Stone Sheep Studio
Here’s what Kim said about the course:
“I just want to tell you again how much I thoroughly enjoyed your seminar. I have spent my life analyzing color (hair color, fabric color, ocean color etc.), but hearing your explanation and thoughts on color made me see the world in an entirely new way. I have relied on my gut for color selection for so many years, but now I have your system when my gut isn’t sure. I hope to see your level two class listed soon!”
I will be back in Charlotte right before High Point in the Fall and this past Spring it was sold out for over 2 months prior to the course, so if you want to catch it this October, register here.
And if you’ve been waiting for me to come to LA nows your chance in September, register here.
Fabulous group of women in Basking Ridge, NJ
There were a group of 9 designers from the Interior Decorators Network and Melissa Bolinger from Seattle (lower far left) wrote this super fun post about the course here.
In other news, it’s my 49th Birthday today, so I’m going to finish this post and go sit out on my deck while the weather holds with a glass of sparkly!
Have a great week everyone! xoxo Maria
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