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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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Tag Archives: color
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
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
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
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 famous modernist architect Mies Van der Rohe designed a bunch of simple townhouses to be built in Lafayette Park in Detroit 1958-1962. Some of the current owner/occupants are big fans of the architect, to others he’s a big yawn. … Continue reading
This glorious bouquet of dahlias at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market this morning was only $8! I LOVE fresh flowers. If you want to keep the chi moving in your home or office, fresh flowers will do it. Their color, fragrance, texture and … Continue reading
My friend Heidi Johnson Bixby’s financial planning firm, Johnson Bixby & Associates, is in a plain vanilla office building downtown (Vancouver). The other office-holders take plain vanilla to new heights of dull. For an example, here’s the office across the hall. … Continue reading