Colour ME Happy!!!

{me & maria}

We got a visit from Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy this week!!!  Maria flew down to DC (really Virginia) from NYC this week and we had such a great time!  Maria is everything she seems on her blog and more: super-stylish, quick-witted, thoughtful, frank and so much fun.   She's continually looking to grow & learn and is a natural teacher.  This may sound cheesy, but she's a very wise, self-aware person.  . 


 I got to go on a Colour Me Happy color consultation to see her in action and (of couse!) she's so good.  I have no doubt her client will be thrilled with the results.  She also picked out some colors for me at our house for when we get to those rooms!!  yayyyy

{the perfect little turquoise vase she brought me}

Maria also filled me in on the latest color trends and one of my favorite descriptions was "Pretty Ugly."  Click here to read more about it.   I also learned that I'm totally in the stoneage as far as technology goes and have a lot of things to learn like twitter, snaggit and windows live writer.  Maria is so generous with info and I have a mental checklist of all the things I need to get on like a Pure Style Home facebook page, etc.  Anyway, it was awesome to meet another amazing blogfriend and we can't wait to see her again!!  She's amazing!!

xoxo,
lauren

26 comments:

Pam Kersting said...

Woo and Hoo! Aren't you so lucky to meet Maria in person and even get a colour consult! Color me green with envy!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Oh, technology, there is always something new to learn. Sounds like a great day! Janell

Momma Rhyne said...

Awesome!! So jealous! :-D

Erin said...

I just found your place and have had fun looking at all your great pics and ideas!

Rachel said...

Sounds like fun!! And I love that little turquoise vase.

Loved the house tour, and I can't wait to see the unfinished rooms as they become finished with the new colors Maria picked out!! ;-)

traci zeller designs said...

Uggghh! I'm always trying to keep up with the technology. It feels like a losing battle! I'm heading to her color training at the end of May, and I couldn't be more excited. You can tell from her blog that she is such a wonderful person and natural teacher!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

How fun for BOTH of you! I'm sure she was just as impressed to meet you and tour your beautiful home.

Debra Phillips said...

how fun lauren, i love maria's blog too but to have her share color advice and technology....a day in heaven!
still hope to meet you in august!

debra

pve design said...

Do you think she would stop here next, well I am blonde, sensitive to color and also technologically living in the dark ages.
pve

pretty pink tulips said...

Color DOES make me happy - and having the right flow in your home is so important. Thanks for the introduction to Maria

Melissa said...

I'm always amazed that one person contains so much knowledge whenever I visit her site!

Maurie said...

Seeing two of my favorite bloggers together made me happy! I can't wait to see the rooms you do using Maria's color guidance (although your natural talent is quite amazing on its own!) Maurie@graciousinteriors.blogspot.com

Emily A. Clark said...

How fun! I want Maria to come to my house. Love her blog.

Brillante Home Decor said...

I know Maria well and I admire her focus and talent. I wish I was there, invisible, to steal all the ideas you both came up with, it must have been a high energy meeting, considering both your personalities.Nice post.

Maria Killam said...

Lauren,
That is such an adorable post, I'll be writing about you today too :)

Seeing you and your house in person really felt like I was in the home of a celebrity as I had just seen it from your blog so it was amazing to be there live!
Thanks again for everything!
xo
Maria

Sally J said...

Maria is one of the most generous bloggers out there, and in the short time I've been blogging, I've learned alot from her. How nice that you got a face-to-face!
www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Lucky you to meet Maria - I think she is awesome - smart, chic, and sweet!

Scandinavian Chic said...

Lucky girl!! Am a huge fan of both of you ;)

Have a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo
dagny

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Maria is one of my favorite bloggers. So sincere, interested in others and amazingly talented. You lucky thing! I'm feeling incredibly jealous and she got to be in your beautiful home I can see by the picture.

Ruthie

The SilverLyne said...

Lauren and Maria, thanks for visiting my home and picking our a colour scheme for my main level. I had a great time meeting you and you both exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I can't wait to de-wallpaper and paint and will keep you posted on the results! In addition, thanks Lauren for the wonderful tips on how to make my silk curtains hang more professionally. I'm so glad I called and you were able to fit me in!

DesignTies said...

I commented over on Maria's post telling her that you need to come visit HER now... that way she can throw a party and I can come and meet YOU!! HaHa!! I'm a mite jealous ;-) My visits to Pure Style Home have been intermitent lately, Lauren... this is my first opportunity to congratulate you and your husband on baby Justin!! He's beautiful!!
Hurry up and plan your visit to Vancouver!! =D
Victoria

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Oooh-how fun! I am excited as I get to meet her in person next week, as us local blogging gals are having a brunch get together. Frankly I am nervous to be meeting her - I would LOVE to take one of her courses and feel like "small potatoes" in compared to all the company that will be present that day!

I agree with Victoria, I think you need to visit Vancouver (after living in Virginia for a few years- Vancouver is quite different from NoVa!)

Barbara

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Laura Trevey said...

How fun... It's always so rewarding to meet fellow bloggers in real life, especially someone as wonderful as Maria!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Aw! What fun! I've never met a blog friend in real life. One of these days! Off to check it out. ;)

Have a great week!
Roeshel

kayce hughes said...

Dont feel bad. we just got our FB page up this week. and i tweeted last year for a month and then stopped. Need to start again but now I can't even remember how i did it,