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Since Joy helped me arrange my offices I have twice as many clients and they stay twice as long for consultations. They love the vibe of the space.
Ronnie Noize, Marketing Coach, Vancouver WA
So many great colors! The painters are in heaven – the head guy said, ‘this is the coolest place I ever painted.’
Cassandra Sagan, writer, Portland OR
Joy's creative color choices transformed a former warehouse into a cheerful workspace that really supports our call center staff in the stressful work they do.
Liesl Wendt, Executive Director, 211 Info, Portland, OR
Our seniors really enjoyed your talks on downsizing and de-cluttering. You made them really think about their priorities. We all learned a lot.
Kasey Frazier, Outreach Coordinator, Clark County Sheriff's Department, WA
Joy’s sense of color and balance, her innovative ideas and her ability to see the larger picture make her services invaluable.
Holly Tashian, musician, Nashville TN
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Category Archives: Before and After: Homes and Workspaces
A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading
Don’t you want to see something beautiful outside your window during the dreary months of the year? A fused glass trellis blooms year round. Continue reading
Fresh colors and a simple mural transform steep stairs from funky to fun. Continue reading
Learn to create a home office that supports your work with my “Six Secrets of a Successful Space” class Wed., Sept. 14, 12-1 at SOHO Marketing in Vancouver. Continue reading
The walls in my dining area have been through many changes in the 16 months I’ve lived in this house. I think I’ve finally nailed it. Here’s where we started – the stager had painted the main room a light … Continue reading
Christian Schallert has transformed a 258 sq ft derelict walkup into an urban nest that lacks nothing. Continue reading
Recently I helped a terrific community service agency, 211Info, transform what had been an empty warehouse into a cheerful yet soothing new home for their hard-working call and resource center staff. Here’s the story… Continue reading
The simple addition of a few bold and well-tended potted plants transforms the entry of an office near Pearson Airpark in Vancouver WA. The awning makes the door seem bigger and it protects visitors from the elements. Clearly visible street … Continue reading
Very roughly translated, the Japanese terms “wabi” and “sabi” together mean the beauty of the imperfect, the unpolished, the rustic – a natural state that takes into consideration the effects of time’s passage on everything. In my work (and personal … Continue reading