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Portland Craftsman before and after

Inexpensive makeover for a Portland Craftsman, mostly done with paint and rearrangement of furnishings, creates a warm welcome. Continue reading

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Transforming an empty white loft apartment

Me, the color queen… and I find myself renting a stark white loft apartment in a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse in NW Portland’s Pearl District. Time for another makeover – my first in a home I do not own. Most tenants and … Continue reading

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Paint your rooms with a color palette from art or nature

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

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The “paint doctor” is in.

If your brain is frozen by too many color choices in the paint department, you may need a “paint doctor”. Continue reading

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Your Home Office: Supporter or Saboteur?

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

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211Info: color transforms an empty warehouse

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

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More bachelor pad color

A couple of months ago I posted some pictures from the early stages of using colorful paint to transform the kitchen in a Los Angeles bachelor pad. Here are the before and after shots of the kitchen area – including … Continue reading

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Make a home for you – not for resale

Did a color consultation today with a new client. She recently moved into a home she hopes to sell in five years (for a profit, of course). The place is less than 20 years old and still in good shape, … Continue reading

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Client story: “We wanted more color…”

My clients moved into this small house in Portland as an interim until their new home was finished. Their problem: how to spiff up and personalize a boring beige house without spending a lot of money. Their solution: fresh paint … Continue reading

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Garage: from rat hole to RAD!

In many American homes the garage is the point of entry to the home – the first room that greets you when you return from work or running errands. It sets the mood for your whole relationship with Home.
All too often it isn’t pretty. One client’s transformed space… Continue reading

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