Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great Color Expertise

As a professional it is always important to increase your knowledge base, learn new skills and keep up on trends. I recently found a great blog all about color.

The blog is Colour Me Happy by Maria Killam. I have learn quite a few great tips from this. Her enthusiasm for choosing the right color and teaching you why is contagious.

I think you will really like the blog too. Check it out here:


Monday, May 11, 2009

Do you need to be good at math to become an interior decorator?

Sometimes I get the opportunity to speak to high school students about becoming an interior decorator. One question that often comes up is "Do I need to be good at math to become an interior decorator?"

My answer: You will use math everyday!

This surprises most of the students. Now note I said you use it everyday - I didn't say you need to have an natural aptitude towards it.

To give you an example, I was recently helping my son who is in 5th grade with a math worksheet. These math examples came right from the math book:

Rashid can paint 2 square feet of fence in 10 minutes. How long will it take him to paint a fence that is 6 feet high by 25 feet long?


Regina wants to cover one wall of her room with wallpaper. The wall is 9 feet high and 15 feet wide. There is a doorway in the wall that is 3 feet wide by 7 feet tall. How many square feet of wallpaper will she need to buy? do use math in interior decorating.


Monday, May 4, 2009

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