I got to meet Cheryl Kororiz from Gluckstein Home at Blog Podium last weekend. She is currently the marketing and communications manager for GlucksteinHome where she oversees media relations, branding, website development and social media for the home furnishings brand and interior designer Brian Gluckstein.
Cheryl managed public relations for Aveda Canada for several years where she was responsible for sustainable communications, strategic partnerships and media relations for the beauty brand throughout Canada.
After hanging out with her at BlogPodium, I said "I want to do a room by room revamp today!" This actually made sense to me: to go through each room and list what I would do if I had alot of extra time and energy. This was at 9:00am. Well it's about 2:45pm and what I am inspired to do is create from colour first. I am espically inspired by the fan deck of piant colours given to me by GluckstienHome at BlogPodium. In the end, the colour of the room for me is the base of where I start decorating because it is the most permanent. I can move furniture in and out but in our house the wall colours stay the same UNLESS they are NOT choosen by me.
The situation to date, on our home renovation that took a nose-dive due to "contracting difficulties". You live and learn is all I will say aboutt that. But what I am left with is a house that has been chopped up as my in-laws have taken less rooms and we as a fmaily of four have taken on more. That is the only way I can describe the transformation. While I am gifted with many, many rooms to "oversee" my ultimate goal is to conduct flow. That means keeping the peace between many difference ages and interestes that sometimes over lap. It does not help that my husband is a design organizer whose flow is not always mine. Ok it is almost never mine. The one colour set we can all agree on is creme.
While we have containers left over of creme paint that is for our downstairs area, our upstairs area has different light which requires different paint colour. I am playing with the Gluckstein Home fan deck of colours to become inspired to muster up that energy that lasers through me to create something beautiful when I create anything.
Here's what I recommend:
1. Start with a longterm overall base colour and theme for your design vision:
Flow, calm colour and continuity.
2. Next consider a neutral colour family:
I chose: Buttermilk/ Light Yellow/Linen Sand: From Gluckstein Home's Paint Collection.
3. Test the colour:
Some people tape up the paint chip of their choice to see what the colour looks like in different lights. I am an artist an am therefore admittedly picky about colour. I hold the paint chip up to places and items in the house that are already in my favourite creme colour family.
4. Create with your favourite coloured rooms based on the chips that speak to you:
Enjoy the art of arrangement is what you can use to play with colour.
Remember that you will be "married" to this colour for a significant time period. If you have huge wall spaces like I do, you need to think about how those vast spaces will look a yera form now. will you say; "Yes, I love that colour because it is a welcomed part of my daily experience?"
I can honestly say that Gluckstien Home speaks my colour language.