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“Color consulting is the most fascinating work. It involves the sciences and the senses, intuition and cognition, and is equally fluent and static”.

Thesis topic: The Use of Color in Sacred Space

> Color Consultation – Expert guidance on how to use the elements of color, light, form, pattern and texture to create a harmonious, balanced, functional design that supports human health and well-being. > Staging Consultation - Guidance for agents and sellers on how to stage your home so you can sell it fast! > Faux painting specializing in realistic stone/marble creations on columns, mantles, walls, etc. > Association Affiliations - IACC-NA Associate; ASID Industry Partner, IDS Associate

The fastest way to instantly create change in a room is through color, and a fresh coat of paint works wonders! If you are living in a dull or unappealing space because you are afraid to make a wrong choice, Lauri Hafvenstein can help. An Associate Member professionally trained by the International Association of Color Consultants (IACC), Lauri believes that every consultation is a collaboration. Together, you'll narrow down choices to find colors you love that harmonize with other elements in your space and create just the right feeling for your home. A partner in the firm Old House Loves, LLC, Lauri is especially passionate about choosing appropriate colors for older and historic homes.

What do the South Boston projects, golf and the world of architecture, design and color have to do with each other? For Art Bemis, they are all connected and shaped every aspect of his life and work. Bemis received countless accolades throughout his career that spans decades, from design and color awards to winning more than 70 golf tournaments, ranking as a two time State Amateur Champion, and receiving induction into the South Boston and Rutland Hall of Fames. Despite his accomplishments, one would be hard pressed to find evidence of these credentials hanging on the wall or displayed in a case. What Bemis is proud of is his character. He is a man of his word who values integrity, trust, and being loyal… attributes that enabled him to beat the odds and survive one of the roughest neighborhoods in South Boston. It is likely no coincidence Bemis has a fond love for the only game in the world where you call your own penalties. Success in the game of golf and life relies greatly on one’s mental strength and focus, which are skills Bemis teaches his students and puts to work for his clients. Growing up in the streets of “Southie” allowed Bemis to acquire skills that far surpass his long list of educational credentials and subject matter expertise. As a young adult, Bemis was recruited from the projects to attend architectural school, which led to his involvement in the urban renewal of Boston. At the start of his career, Bemis worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority in support of the Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall project. Later, he accepted a position in Vermont with a New York based architectural firm. As his career progressed, Bemis transitioned from the architectural field and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to open several design firms where he discovered a passion for color and its transformative abilities. Bemis created a color design program and delivered American Institute of Architects seminars across North America for many years. Sharing knowledge and the functional aspects of Color and Communication continues to inspire Bemis who is regarded as a respected industry speaker and educator. Bemis currently serves as Design Director and Owner of Bemis Resource Group, a reputable design firm known for its ability to devise solutions to the most complex design challenges. He also owns and operates The Mastery Institute, a learning center focused on the use of color and patterns and their design applications in daily environments. In 1989, Bemis worked with Sports Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella to develop a concept referred to as “Mindset.” The revolutionary concept integrated color and design into apparel to induce optimal performance in sports, business, and life. Additionally, in 2013, Bemis Resource Group introduced an environmental color system for the island of Bermuda. The innovative system now serves as a learning segment at the Mastery Institute. During his career Bemis has served clients around the world from all industries, including many global companies, such as OMYA, STO AG, and BASF. His work includes hundreds of notable projects and he continues to work closely with company leaders to orchestrate global identity shifting and other strategies to leverage competitive market placement. Bemis has earned the trust of clients in multiple countries during engagements with several reputable companies, from The Carlstar Group, The Doblin Group, and Degussa to many other industry leading organizations. Bemis completed formal education with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural College and many other studies, including three years as an apprentice in typography and calligraphy with Edward Karr. Bemis studied color theory in Germany under color expert Uwe Koos. Bemis serves as Director of American Information Center for Color and Environment (AICCE) where he leads the San Diego based educational program and supports the legacy of AICCE founder Frank Mahnke. Bemis is also a speaker for American Institute of Architects, International Association of Color Consultants and Designers (IACC), and others.

Thesis, and accredited: 2000 Subject: Importance of color in an elementary school: a case study. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally from Minnesota, Barbara moved to Sebastopol, CA in 2015 from Massachusetts. Her formal artistic education includes work done at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy; the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Adja Yunkers and David Hockney; and the University of Minnesota, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a concentration in painting and printmaking. Aside from her personal art work, since 1986 Barbara has helped to create supportive, comfortable environments for home or work through her ongoing practice as an architectural color consultant.Barbara has been published in a variety of national professional and shelter media, both in print and online, on the subject of supportive color design and color selecting for interiors and architecture,of commercial and residential properties. Other subjects for color design include product development and branding.