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Brooke-lyn Cacciotti of Barrydowne Paint in Sudbury, Ontario, walking through a street in Old Montreal, Quebec.

New Series: Welcome to "Tuesday Finds" with Brooke-lyn

January 27, 2020 2 min read

 Introducing "Tuesday Finds" - a new blog series from Barrydowne's Brooke-lyn Cacciotti. Join Brooke-lyn as she browses local shops and hot spots to comb the aisles for inspiration, ideas and cool products to bring your interior decorating goals to life.
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Barrydowne Paint - painting a powder room

Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

January 03, 2020 2 min read

As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves. 

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Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

December 11, 2019 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down.

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Benjamin Moore Color Of The Year 2020 First Light 2102-70

Find yourself feeling “meh” about the 2020 Color of the Year? Cohabitating with the 2020 Color Trends Collection.

October 17, 2019 2 min read

Let’s address the pink elephant in the room: that the Color of the Year,  First Light 2102-70 is, well, pink. Understandably, the choice is not sitting comfortably with everyone, especially homeowners resistant to putting a soft, rosy hue on the walls. As the much buzzed-about 2020 Color Trends palette from Benjamin Moore shows, there are more inspiring neutrals to explore!
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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 First Light 2102-70

Love At First Light, 2020 Color Of The Year

October 11, 2019 2 min read

Everyone, and we mean everyone, looks next-level happy and healthy with a rosy glow. Slowly sip on that fact as we bask in Benjamin Moore’s choice for Color of the Year 2020: First Light – a fresh and luminous blush-pink stunner that is both flirty and flattering. 

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People Primer: Debbie

People Primer: Debbie

October 01, 2019 2 min read

“My favourite spaces to decorate were the living room and kitchen because that’s where my family spends the most quality time,” says Debbie, a member of the Barrydowne team since 2016. “I’ve purposely saved the master bedroom for last because I want to put the most thought into it. It’s our space to get away and at the end of the day, we want a nice, calming space to unwind.”

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People Primer: Lindsay

People Primer: Lindsay

August 08, 2019 2 min read

Before becoming a professional interior decorator, Lindsay completed several post-secondary courses in design and colour theory and fine-tuned her expertise through practical, hands-on work in the creative field. 

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DESIGNER PROFILE: LAUREN PERRY, PERRY + PERRY

DESIGNER PROFILE: LAUREN PERRY, PERRY + PERRY

February 15, 2019 3 min read

Perry + Perry Architects, a trusted architecture firm practicing for over 30 years, offers full-service interior design specializing in commercial projects and whole home renovations. Lauren will execute your entire project with a professional process, refined with experience.
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Demystifying The Paint Estimate

Demystifying The Paint Estimate

February 07, 2019 3 min read

It’s important to know that a good contractor will never pull numbers out of thin air. The truth is, a lot of time, expertise and a careful calculation of materials and labour goes into figuring out how much a painting project will cost.

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Metropolitan at Home

Metropolitan at Home

January 25, 2019 2 min read

We’ve been fangirling (and fanboying) all over Metropolitan AF-690, Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year, but now it’s time to get down to brass tacks: using this phenomenal neutral in your home. Able to soften to matte or shimmer with sheen, Metropolitan holds the power to change appearance depending on the light exposure (must we dredge up that great blue/black or white/gold dress debate of 2015?). 

 

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Coral Fixation

Coral Fixation

January 04, 2019 2 min read

 Color drives everything in our world, including the A-listers of consumer products: apparel, accessories, architecture and automotive. So when the world’s foremost expert on color announces which transcending tint will be next year’s trendsetter, we sit up and take notice.

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Start-Up by Design: One-on-one with Gabrielle Roy, founder of Stitch & Stone

Start-Up by Design: One-on-one with Gabrielle Roy, founder of Stitch & Stone

November 06, 2018 4 min read

Design and decor are definitely key to a great customer experience – believe it or not, they might even be more important than the product mix at first! Read about Stitch & Stone, Sudbury’s Boho-Chic Boutique which offers beautiful clothes in a beautiful space.

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