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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: Color inspiration: home and nature
I know some of you get your kicks from decorating every nook and cranny of your homes with Christmas decorations: you have every kind of Santa; you have nativity scenes and train sets wending thru winter wonderlands; your roof is … Continue reading
Inexpensive makeover for a Portland Craftsman, mostly done with paint and rearrangement of furnishings, creates a warm welcome. Continue reading
Are things or people or pets really ours to “own?” In the grand scheme of things, the answer is no. A shift in language helps loosen the grip of our possessive tendencies. Continue reading
Colorful makeover of a French kitchen. A wonderful backdrop for food fun. Continue reading
Chateau Lalande, now Le Stelsia, is the most colorful chateau in France. It is bright, bold, brave and fabulous. Let it inspire you to be bolder too. Continue reading
Before and After: From a boring beige exterior that looks like everyone else’s home in the development, to a much more cheery interesting palette, but still acceptable to the HOA. Continue reading
Eight Portland designers agree that fresh paint provides the best bang for your buck to spruce up your living room. Continue reading