Here it is! Another exciting episode of “Colour Rescue”! I’m filled with joy that I had the privilege of helping our very own Customer Service Manager, Marla, to transform her space with decorating and styling magic!
There’s something truly magical about transforming a space, and I firmly believe that you don’t need to break the bank to make it happen.
See my styling process step-by-step
This week’s Colour Rescue demonstrates the different stages of styling a decorating a living room – working with the existing furniture.
- First you’ll see the new area rug.
- Then the throw pillows.
- Then the artwork.
- Then finally the accessories.
Because once you add styling, it’s like waving a fairy wand of decorating magic in your room!
Distract and Decorate
Marla’s sofas are taupe but a pinker taupe than the one you normally see everywhere including my colour wheel, even though they look quite pink beige here.
The reason they look pink-er here is because the walls are not as pink as the sofas.
However, we fixed that with the rug and the artwork. This weeks makeover cost $2088. So for less than the cost of a new sofa and love seat that wouldn’t have given us half as much joy, we instead have a room we don’t want to leave!
Styling: decorating a room step-by-step
Marla was thrilled! She said before we arrived that she had been in a conversation with her husband about replacing the sofas. But now because the room is styled, we’ve extended the life of the sofas by probably another five years!
The lack of styling in most homes cause a lot of unnecessary painting, replacing and renovating in my opinion.
Tricia and I made an amazing team last week just like we do helping clients all around the country with their renovations, new builds, bathrooms and kitchens!
#distractanddecorate is our motto, as you’ll see with this weeks colour rescue!
And be sure to watch the designer Q&A at the end. Comment below if you had similar questions as Marla!
How to add colour to your neutral room
You’ll notice that we were able to add colour by pushing the blue grey of her chairs into a happier, brighter blue with the art and throw pillows we chose. Another interesting thing you’ll notice is that the room feels a lot more sophisticated with the new colour palette and decor.
And adding colour doesn’t mean it suddenly has to be bright RED! I think that’s where people get confused when they think about adding colour. It simply has to be balanced.
There are 3 more Colour Rescue makeovers coming up!
Last week I was in Edmonton where Marla lives. She manages our customer service department. When I was in Calgary doing the last makeover she messaged me and said “Hey I’m only 3 hours away, come to my house!”
So a few weeks later when I was here, Tricia Firmaniuk (my Director of eDesign who also lives in Edmonton) joined me for what ended up being three makeovers last week!
Learn my Colour Balancing Method™ for free!
Have you watched my video where I teach my Colour Balancing Method yet? You’ll see that there is so much more to learn about creating a space that fills you with happiness when you walk in the door!
Vancouver’s training (in my home–which is one hour outside of Vancouver) is coming up October 2 & 3. Register here.