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Sudbury, this Tuesday Brooke-lyn has returned from a trip to Ireland and is sharing a color palette inspired by Ireland.

Tuesday Finds: Dublin Up on Color Inspiration in Ireland

March 03, 2020 2 min read

Inspired by her recent trip to Ireland, Brooke-lyn has put together a Benjamin Moore colour palette of subtle, soft calming earth tones designed to take you back to Ireland anytime we want to go – without a passport! These spectacular hues are perfect for creating a space that says fáilte (“welcome”) to our home, whether on the walls or on accent furniture, kitchen cabinets, walls or small decorative touches. 
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Headshot of Vanessa Bartoli, in front of the paint color chip display at Barrydowne Paint in Sudbury, Ontario.

PEOPLE PRIMER: VANESSA

February 28, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

Vanessa definitely got her groove back. Ever since, she has become known for her advancing colour-matching skills and for the way she goes above and beyond for Barrydowne’s customers, even if it means becoming an intrepid hunter of hard-to-find items. 

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Tuesday Finds: Bringin’ Home the Trends

Tuesday Finds: Bringin’ Home the Trends

February 18, 2020 2 min read

After sharing some awesome finds from the 2020 Interior Design Show in Toronto, Brooke-lyn is showing you how you can bring those trends into your own home. Don’t know where to find them? She's got your back! Check out some of this year’s biggest trends in interior design and where you can shop for them locally.
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PsyCOLORgy 101: BLUE

PsyCOLORgy 101: BLUE

February 18, 2020 2 min read

Color therapy suggests that blue evokes clarity and increased intuition. We know we can trust and depend on people in blue uniforms. Also said to reduce blood pressure, slow respiration and decrease heart rate, the serenity of blue is commonly used in hospitals and health centers to promote relaxation and healing for body and mind. Its calming effect rejuvenates us on the home front too, which is why blue reigns in bedrooms and family rooms.   

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I Pink I Love You: 9 Colours We Heart For Valentine’s Day & Beyond

I Pink I Love You: 9 Colours We Heart For Valentine’s Day & Beyond

February 10, 2020 2 min read

It doesn’t take an arrow-slinging cherub to know that heartfelt reds and crush-worthy pinks play a big part in Valentine’s Day. But beyond the annual holiday of love and friendship, this romantic palette can help create a certain mood in a space and convey emotion the other 364 days of the year too.

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Accentuate The Positive With A Fabulous Feature Wall

Accentuate The Positive With A Fabulous Feature Wall

February 10, 2020 3 min read

There are bad accents (like Michigan-born Madonna’s habit of periodically dropping a few posh beats of Queen’s English into her Midwestern parlance) and then there are really great accents – the kind that do wonders by creating drama and dimension in a room.   
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Cabinet Shuffle: Repaint Your Kitchen Cupboards in 6 Easy Steps

Cabinet Shuffle: Repaint Your Kitchen Cupboards in 6 Easy Steps

February 04, 2020 3 min read

Repainting your cabinets costs about 80% less than installing a brand new kitchen and still cooks up amazing results. Yet, success hinges on prepping surfaces correctly and choosing the right paint products. Start by getting a handle on these steps to bring fresh color to your cucina and reclaim your kitchen’s shelf confidence. 

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PAINTERS’ INSURANCE IS JUST GOOD POLICY

February 04, 2020 2 min read

Reputable painting contractors should have both general liability insurance and Workers Compensation insurance through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – not only to protect their employees but to safeguard their customers. That’s because if a worker is injured on your property and the contractor is not covered by the WSIB, the cost could come out of the homeowners’ pocket.

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TUESDAY FINDS: Forecasting the Trends at Toronto’s IDS 2020

TUESDAY FINDS: Forecasting the Trends at Toronto’s IDS 2020

January 28, 2020 2 min read

As I made my way through the maze of modular furniture and high-concept light installations, yours truly stayed laser focused on one thing only: identifying major trends that are destined to impact home interior decorating going forward.  

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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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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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