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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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PEOPLE PRIMER: SHANNON MARKO, Catch her while you can!

PEOPLE PRIMER: SHANNON MARKO, Catch her while you can!

October 29, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

Meet a member of the talented Barrydowne team, who puts the colour in our world. It’s hard to believe that Barrydowne’s own “Colour Match Queen” once tried to dismiss her naturally artistic side for a more analytical career, but luckily, Shannon Marko came full circle. “

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A Celebration of Colour Trends

A Celebration of Colour Trends

September 21, 2018 2 min read

Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year and Colour Trends 2019 will premiere October 11, 2018. Until then, we invite you to take a look back at the enduring nature of our curated Colour Trends palettes.   

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Designer Profile: Lisa & Carissa, LC Home Solutions

Designer Profile: Lisa & Carissa, LC Home Solutions

September 10, 2018 3 min read

Sisters Lisa and Carissa, the “LC” behind LC Home Solutions, left behind corporate jobs in 2017 to start their own business offering interior design, décor, staging services and renovation coordination. Get to know more about these up-and-coming designers’ fresh style in Barrydowne Paint's Q&A below.

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Chalkboards Are Not Just For The Classroom!

Chalkboards Are Not Just For The Classroom!

August 27, 2018 2 min read

From large hand-drawn murals to delicate labels on bottles and jars, chalkboard paint offers endless opportunities. It also makes schedules and to-do lists more fun. Benjamin Moore's ben® Chalkboard, available in thousands of colours, makes it all possible.
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Swipe Right on a Painting Contractor That’s Your Perfect Match

Swipe Right on a Painting Contractor That’s Your Perfect Match

July 25, 2018 3 min read

Finding a contractor to call your own isn’t always easy. You may be tempted to slip your digits to any eligible painting company.  We suggest following these tips for getting better acquainted before you’re ready to be exclusive.

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PEOPLE PRIMER: BROOKE-LYN CACCIOTTI

PEOPLE PRIMER: BROOKE-LYN CACCIOTTI

July 23, 2018 2 min read

A graduate of Fanshawe College with a future goal of earning her Bachelors of Interior Design and specializing in commercial spaces, Brooke-Lyn has been part of the Barrydowne Paint family for the past two years and a freelance decorator for one. She’s always been intrigued by mixing patterns, colours and textures to create unique and personalized spaces, knowing that these elements can not only transform a room, but affect our mood.
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