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For 23 years Interior Designer Sheri Peterson has built her reputation on relationships developed with clients, suppliers, and trades. With a portfolio that includes residential, commercial, and hospitality work (even a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker ship!) her strengths are rooted in those relationships, but also her ability to envision how a space is used and what the finished result will look like. It all begins with communication. She listens to the client first and tries to make the decision-making process as quick and easy as possible. She believes in a collaborative approach, as everyone from the home or business owner to contractor and tradespeople have expertise to share. They all contribute to complete a successful job. Most importantly though, her expertise is that projects are inspired and often begin with colour. Colour and combinations of colour have an interaction with humans on all levels. If the colour is not exact, the perfect ambiance will not be created. It must be right- it’s the foundation, spirit, and mood of the project. Past commercial projects have included The Uplands Golf Club, The Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, The Accent Inns, countless professional’s offices, along with small restaurant and retail spaces. Residential Projects range from single room renovations, many high end kitchen and bathroom renovations, to new custom home construction both on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.

Thesis topic: The Use of Color in Sacred Space

Patrick Architectural Color Consulting consists of a husband and wife team of professional color consultants both trained at IACCNA. Fredrick is a licensed Architect and licensed Professional Engineer and has been in the Design and Construction business for over forty years.We specialize in all types of Architectural projects, including commercial,educational,institutional and residential. Our passion is to create better environments through color selection and design. Specific design goals are defined for each project early in the process and maintained throughout. Fred's hobby is making colorful metal jewelry and Karen works in creating fabric art. Fred has worked in London,San Francisco,Colorado and now mostly works on the East coast,with traveling anywhere acceptable. We work with Architects,University personnel, Owners and Contractors. We specialize in scientifically building color palettes for each space with large diverse constituencies, such as University committees, so the project succeeds and the people satisfied,as both Fred and Karen have worked 25+ years for Universities.

Using my experience as a Professional Merchandiser, Interior designer, Apparel Buyer and Graphic artist; I am able to select color and transform your space into something wonderful; blending practical functionality with the appropriate color palette to intentionally surround you with a pleasing environment. Applying the elements of Color Psychology, we work to achieve the most potential out of your space. I began my career with Nordstrom early on, which set me on a path to understanding what it takes to provide outstanding customer service with an attention to detail. OUR MISSION: To skillfully and intentionally modify an environment so that people become engaged, delighted and richly satisfied -- to surround them with an experience that goes beyond the ordinary and breathes contentment into their everyday lives. Copyright 2014. Intentional Surroundings.

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.