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The View into my Guest Bedroom

By 09/16/2012February 20th, 201712 Comments

This is the first thing I see when I walk out of the master bedroom and down the hallway towards my living room.

I love the way the art picks up the hallway colour (and the sorbet orange in the office right beside it. Next I need drapery throughout the entire house.

Guest room Cloverdale 7809 or SW6415 Hearts of Palm, Hallway CL 7928, Office CL 7983 or SW Exciting Orange 6647

It’s so happy and fresh, and then just in case this much colour is too much. . . my living room with the serene linen coloured walls is just beyond the hall.


Photos by Maria Killam

I’ll be in Calgary on Thursday until Sunday to speak at the Home Show! I’m very excited!

Have a great week everyone!

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If you would like to learn to how choose the right colours for your home or for your clients, become a True Colour Expert, 3 spaces left in Toronto, October 3, 4 & 5, 2012.


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  • Love the fresh, fun colours Maria!
    Good luck at the Home Show.. have fun!!

  • Design & Decor says:

    Beautiful colour Maria, I also love the art work..Look forward to hearing about your trip to Calgary..

  • Donna Frasca says:

    Hearts of Palm is a great color – I’ve used it many times for a guest room or playroom because it’s such a happy color. Good choice! I have a question. Why would you use that type of lamp on the dresser? It seems it would be more suitable for spot lighting needed for a work desk. Coming alone nicely Maria!

  • Are CL colors Benjamin Moore colors? I’m not recognizing them.

  • SandyCGC says:

    What super happy colors, Maria, and the perfect execution of your blog name. Reminds me of the Pier 1 ads they’re running now, the “Find What Speaks to You” series. Like the picture at the end of your entry hallway, this one in your guest room calls out to come in, put your bags down and get comfortable. And after your rest-up and on your way out the room, the office next door calls out “my turn”, “bring your book and Maria will bring you a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and you can read a while with me”. I’m ready for an invite! Have a great week and give a great speech in Calgary.

  • Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Maria, I like the way you referred to the orange room with that great artwork in the (hearts of) palm room, and then referenced the green chair in the “exciting orange” room! Clevahhh!

  • Joan says:

    The colours are so beautiful. Love the flow and how they all feel the same even tho they are different.

  • Claire says:

    Love the colour, but that fabulous piece of furniture is the star of the show to me!! Love it!

  • M says:

    Lovely and cool dresser!

  • teresa says:

    Wow! My comment from yesterday is no longer showing? I just said that I love the vignette in the guest room and find that modern and/or industrial light fixtures can really help keep traditional furniture feeling fresh. I also like the dark contrast and horizontal movement that it provides. The vintage wooden dresser really proves the point of you recent post concerning a mix of wooden and painted furniture. Peaceful and lively at the same time. CTD

  • That’s a beautiful painting. I’m loving all your colors. Are you going to be switching out your baseboards? I have the same ones and hate them because they take up so much space. Do you know of an alternative?

  • Karen says:

    I have a similar green in my kitchen and a deeper shade of “orange” in my family rom. I still love them mostly. Though it’s been about 3 years and I’m thinking about a change, at least in the kitchen. Maybe a neutral background and a allover stencil in the same green. Maybe.

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