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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
Eight Portland designers agree that fresh paint provides the best bang for your buck to spruce up your living room. Continue reading
Carry your camera and find color inspiration in the natural palettes all around you. Continue reading
Color inspiration from the pros at Portland Art Museum. Continue reading
A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading
Why give all the pleasures of an attractive home to future strangers? You could be enjoying them today in the home you intend to keep. After all, who deserves a welcoming and attractive living environment more than you? Continue reading
Empty walls beg for interesting art, but art is expensive. Here are some ways to create unique pieces of art on a budget. Continue reading
Find a piece of colorful piece of art, or scene from nature, as a basis for a coherent palette for your home. Continue reading
Office environments deserve great color. But interior designers can go overboard and sacrifice worker comfort and practicality. This is a prime example of color gone bad. 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
Stumped by choosing paint colors? Create a palette based on what’s in your garden, art you already own, a piece of furniture… Continue reading