The system that I’ve created for distinguishing undertones is still evolving and each workshop I get better at teaching it to the designers, decorators and design enthusiasts who attend.
For example, I have been trying to figure out an efficient way to work with fabrics, tiles and countertop samples to make it really experiential for participants. They already work with real paint chips on the first day and compare, compare, compare. Comparing colour is what I do with my clients throughout the entire consultation so that they understand why I’m recommending certain colours and it’s the first thing I teach to everyone.
Robert Allen generously provided me with samples for every participant along with these wonderful bags that I custom ordered to go with my yellow sofa (kidding : ) I picked basic upholstery fabrics I use all the time because when I was starting out as a new designer, I would have loved to have those in advance of specifying them! There’s Irene in the back!
Elizabeth and Andrea became instant pals. In fact the whole group connected right away, it was a really fun three days! And the mentoring and connections continue in our very active private facebook page. People are constantly posting projects, getting feedback and support from all the other True Colour Experts.
On the second day of the workshop everyone always reports that they now have trouble being in their hotel rooms because they could see what was wrong with the undertones starting from the elevators, haha.
Caesarstone shipped us countertop samples and I let everyone know one of my insider tips–if anyone consults with me on quartz countertops, most of the time we end up with this one or something in that realm.
The Urban Barn provided warm and fuzzy throws for everyone on the third day! Perfect for the plane on the way home! Thanks so much.
Tricia Vanier was my only participant from Vancouver! I tried to distract her so I could steal her necklace but it didn’t work, haha.
I would like to give a shout to Bea O’Driscoll who runs Choices Interior Decorating School in Vancouver where we hold the workshops! It’s a great space with lots of natural light.
Here’s our fabulous group! My next True Colour Expert Workshop is summer in Toronto (location to be confirmed but it will be in the city) June 6, 7, & 8, 2012. Fall in Vancouver will be October 3, 4 & 5th. Register now.
“I got so much more out of these three days than I expected. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to put my new knowledge to the test!” Andrea May, Slow Luxe Life
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