Merry Christmas Newsletter 2016

At Amanda Schroter Design
We can help you create a beautiful HOME!

Are you looking to renovate or paint this winter or are you getting ready to build your dream home and you don’t know where to start? 
Amanda Schroter Design can help you! 
From choosing the products and paint colours to go into your home, to helping you find good contractors to do the work, we will help you make sense of it all.
Call 780-267-7432 for your 30 minute complimentary needs assessment. 
After one hour Designer Fee applies.

Looking for 2″ horizontal blinds, Shutters, Roman or Roller shade blinds? Do you need motorized blinds? Please ask me about 40-50% off retail Blinds.  And with 10 or more blinds get ASD contract pricing!

The discount is on measuring as well. Installation fees are not included. 
Offer expires Feb 28, 2017
Did you know?

You can get Top Down Bottom Up blinds in various types of blinds. Benefits of Top down Bottom Up Blinds are:

  1. Additional Light Control With the winter sun lower in the sky you have more control where the sun shines in your home which protects the items in your house yet allows you to have some light from the windows.
  2. Provides View and Light While Retaining Privacy. Do you have a bedroom where you would love the light but would still like privacy from your neighbours?  Do you have a kitchen window that looks into your neighbour’s window? Top Down Bottom Up blinds are great for these problem areas.

ASD took the show on the road this fall at the Edmonton Women’s Show.  Check out the link below for the PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) booth designed by ASD.


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Everything from lamps, throws, pillows to furniture for your home.

Also, Check it out! At Amanda Schroter Design we want to keep the home environment clean and free of chemicals so we have joined Norwex Canada in making the world a better place. Shop for products such as laundry detergent and tools to make your home clean without harsh chemicals.
Like Amanda Schroter Design online

ASD Websites
www.amandaschroter.ca
http://designedbyamandaschroter.com/


  Charities ASD supports:

Link to Edmonton Dream Centre (EDC) www.edmontondreamcentre.ca
Link to Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society
www.pepsociety.ca
Link to International New Hope Ministries (INNHM) www.innhm.org


ASD  Providing innovative solutions combining beauty & function.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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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Why 3D Rendering is great for those who are visually challenged!

3D Rendering

“Wow. It looks amazing! That is so much more then I expected. 🙂 I could never imagine using that front room but I look at that and my first thought was “I would use that all the time!” -Amanda Z.

Why 3D Rendering?

Computer Drafting and 3D Rendering are great for those who are visually challenged. If there are walls in the way or you have become too familiar with an room it is hard to imagine how great the room will look after the changes are complete. An interior designer / decorator’s job is to help you find the home you always wanted in the home you are living in and using 3D Rendering can make it easier for you to see the finished space.***

What is Space planning?

 When starting a project one of the first things that must be done is planning your space. This is called Space Planning.

“Architecturally designing any space with all the amenities and mechanical gadgets to make it more functional for the occupants. Besides amenities, gadgets and good communication systems, it includes better sound and light control within the space. – http://www.triangleofficeguide.com/real-estate-glossary.html

“A term used to refer to the analysis and design of spatial and occupancy requirements, including, but not limited to, space layouts and final planning. – http://www.miltonterry.com/Glossary/Space-Planning.htm

So space planning analyzes your space, its function and your requirements  then works to incorporate all of it. 3D Rendering is a visual representation of what the space will be like when finished. 

As I have said in previous posts 3D rendering keeps you, the designer, and contractor on the same page when it comes to the finished look of the project.

After you are done the planning, products will need to be selected and ordered.  Your designer can help you find the most appropriate products within your budget to complete the project and ensure your contractor has the specs.  It is best if you pick the products as soon as possible because some products have a long lead time for shipping and this can delay your project.

This is just a taste of the work involved, but if you have good people alongside helping you with your project, it will look great when it’s done.

Designing Your Success,

Amanda Schroter

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

***3D Rendering is an estimate of how the space will look. Due to differences in computer media and real objects as well as not having the exact rendering for every type of furniture your rendered space may not look exactly like the finished product.

Colour Forecasting

“Pantone Autumn 2013 A Palette of Many Moods”

Most of the colour we see in our homes comes filtered down from the fashion world.

Pantone is well know for their colour forecasting.

Keep an eye on accessories this fall because you will likely see these colours in the retail stores.

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