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Weekends are a treasured time to spend catching up on chores or relaxing with friends and family, but they’re also the perfect time to tackle some of those small projects that will make your space more functional and inviting. Updating your front door with paint and hardware is a simple and impactful project that can be completed over a long weekend.
Throughout my week I help countless customers select paint colours for their Kitchens and Bathrooms. In many of these cases, we are trying to work with fixtures in undesirable and dated colours. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it can be to modernize a kitchen when working with a harvest gold or moss green countertop! For many of these clients, the high cost of beautiful granite or stone simply isn’t in the budget, or they need a quick fix for resale. For these clients, I suggest exploring one of the many countertop refinishing systems available on the market.
You’ve likely seen the home improvement shows where people instinctively know the best home makeover styles, the right colour scheme for their colour wheel, and yes, the true feng for their shui. Maybe you’ve even found yourself yelling at the tv, Brilliant Blue?? Those samples are all JUST the colour BLUE.” Maybe, in the world of interior design, you feel like a single drop of paint in a very large bucket.
Have you heard the phrase, “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”? As many have experienced this first hand, they understand how crucial a first impression is. But first impressions don’t start when you say the first hello, first impressions start when the newcomer walks up the front steps to your door. No matter the colour, your front door is more than a transition from the outdoors in, your front door is the first hello.
An artist at heart, Alicia has always found ways to express her creativity, including cooking and interior design. “With design, I’m able to enjoy the product of my vision for more than 20 minutes,” she laughs. After buying, renovating and redesigning a home with her partner several years ago, Alicia became an expert on creating a big impact on a small budget and giving smaller spaces greater efficiency and appeal. Today, this well-rounded decorator excels at taking bits and pieces of inspiration from a variety of styles and harmonizing them to make “a space look like it’s been places.”
One of our favourite past times! Taking pictures of the paint after the colourant has been dispensed into the can.
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