Something You Should Know? ‪Tip to combat Allergies in your home.

Allergies, can be caused by dust mites collected in stuffed animals? Then you know the exposure to dust mites can lead to symptoms of ‪‎sneezing, ‪#runny nose, ‪‎itchy eyes and more. Try the Norwex Mattress Cleaner which is an enzyme-based formula designed to help remove organic materials and provide a deep cleaning! ‪#‎GreenClean‬ ‪#‎CleanHomeTip‬

For more information or to purchase Norwex Mattress Cleaner go to www.AmandaSchroter.norwex.biz .

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Does the product fit your lifestyle?

Design Quote of the Week Posted by National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) on Facebook  Sunday, September 13, 2015
NKBA Member Rosemary Merrill, AKBD
Photo: Andrea Rugg

Does the product fit your lifestyle?

One of the many services Amanda Schroter Design provides is helping clients shop for pretty much everything they may need for their home or office including everything from flooring to cabinets, paint to door styles, furniture to drapery and blinds among many other things. If it goes in the house, an interior designer can probably find it for you. One of the questions that goes through my mind when seeking products for a client is “does this product fit the client’s lifestyle?”

If your designer doesn’t ask that question you may get products that require more maintenance than you bargained for! It’s an important question. The designer’s job is to know your lifestyle. How often do you like to clean? Are you relaxed about the state of your house or must it be immaculate? A good example of this is “espresso” or black furniture. It IS beautiful but if you like things to look clean and you do not like cleaning, dark furniture is probably not for you. The same issues also apply to the finishes you pick for your home when renovating or building. Building products such as flooring? What are the requirements for maintaining a beautiful product like bamboo flooring? Does the home meet the requirement for having bamboo flooring or is there a need for a humidifier in the home? These are just small examples of what a designer is contemplating when guiding a client, making sure their project turns out the way they like it, suiting their lifestyle.

Picking Paint Colours For Your Home

Picking paint colours for your home can be on of the most daunting tasks. So many colours to pick from and so many paint companies to pick from. In the video below we will look at picking colours.

Still struggling with paint colours? To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

Art In Your Home

 Have You Ever Taken a Picture You Loved and Did Not Know What To Do With It?

Art in the Home

Now days it is so easy to get a picture blow up, put on canvas or mounted and it is so reasonable. 

Décor in your house should have personal touches everywhere and it should inspire you and keep your dreams alive. Pictures of flower and place I have been inspire me. What inspires you?

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How to Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Choosing The Trim Paint and Trim Colors

Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Choosing the trim paint and trim colours

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The video below it great, it explains how to choose trim colour, the whys the different sheens of paint…

To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

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To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

Pantone 2014 colour of the Year!

I was looking around at the different colour expert site and the consensus is Purple is the colour of the year.

“CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 5, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, …announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.”

2014 Colour of the Year

Picture and quotes from: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Click the link below for last years colour forecast. http://designedbyamandaschroter.com/2013/07/28/colour-forecasting/

 

To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

 
  

Selecting Paint Sheens

The truest colour in paint is Flat sheen paint, but in the past the most difficult to impossible to clean.

Well, selecting paint sheen just got easy when Benjamin Moore developed a product called Aura. Reason is that even the flat sheen is washable. Gone are the days where Flat paint is impossible to wash. Benjamin Moore Website says this,

 “Our groundbreaking Colour Lock system protects paint colours from fading and rubbing off—even after repeated washings.

Developed for premium-quality Aura® interior and exterior paint, our Colour Lock system is formulated with proprietary waterborne resins and colorants that lock in colour particles tightly throughout the paint—not just on the surface, like many paints on the market.” – http://www.benjaminmoore.ca/en-ca/for-your-home/colour-lock-fade-and-stain-resistant-paint

Candice talk about this in this short video.

How Light Affects Paint Color

LightingI often have client who think that we might meet my at office but as you listen to this video you will understand why it is so important for the designer to be in your home for the colour consultation.

The lighting in your home is unique to your home. – Amanda

You will also learn that the type of indoor lighting you use affects how paint colour appears on the walls of your home.

Candice Olson talks for a minute on light in a room.

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