Last week Claudia Ricciardone posted this happy news on our private True Colour Experts Facebook page:
I’ve got some exciting news to share and I can honestly say this would have never happened without Maria Killam‘s course. I just had my work published in Luxe Lifestyle Magazine! Here’s the link to read the article and my bio is in the contributor’s section.
The print edition will be out mid-October. It was Maria’s training that gave me the confidence to build my design business. It was also her class that introduced me to my design BFF’s, True Colour Experts Maxine Breedlove from San Angelo, Texas (who wrote the article),and Cate Holcombe Raleigh from North Carolina. I am forever grateful to Maria’s class and to the friends I made during her workshop. Thanks, Maria!!!!
To date, since I started leading this workshop in 2010, I have taught my System for Specifying Colour® to over 1000 design professionals, and colour enthusiasts. Whenever I encounter someone who has attended my course, they talk about how much more confidence they have now! It makes me so happy to hear all their stories!
Here’s Claudia’s and the tour of her beautiful home:
Main Interior Color: BM Revere Pewter
Melon Pendants | Kitchen cabinet color: BM White Dove
Dining room wallpapered in Thibaut Fine Sisal in Seamist. Custom Wainscotting and chairs are in BM Decorator’s White.
Master bedroom wall color: BM Gray Huskie
Love her classic and timeless bathroom finishes. Then it’s so much easier to change the colours when the time comes!
Master bath: BM Gray Huskie | Photography by Brie Williams
I attended Maria’s “Specify Colour With Confidence” workshop in April of 2016. I am a residential designer who has always had an affinity for working with color. However, there were times when a color’s undertone didn’t quite work and I couldn’t figure out why? There had to be a method to more accurately choose colors. When I found Maria’s course, I knew it was what I needed to take my design business to the next level.Maria is an engaging and knowledgeable teacher. I like that she is no-nonsense and direct but also warm and personable. Her course opened my eyes to the world of undertones and helped me to accurately determine appropriate color selections. The large color boards are key to selecting interior and exterior colors with confidence. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the boards work like magic. You can almost immediately see what will work and what won’t once you use the boards and understand Maria’s system.One of the most valuable benefits of taking her course is the access you get to her private True Color Expert Facebook group. I’ve made so many great connections and the group has been exceedingly helpful when I’ve had design questions.Maria’s course has been one of the best investments I’ve made in my business.