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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.

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

As the Owner/Exterior Colorist of Color Focus, Laura understands the client, the consumer, the community, the architecture and the vast array of available materials. Building on color designs and services developed over the last 10 years, Color Focus creates truly unique environment by working with in your budget considerations. With format training and certification through the International Association of Color Consultants of North American (IACC-NA), the only color accreditation program in the United States, Laura is a trained expert on all facets of color, from its use in marketing, its intricate impact on human psychology to its scientific properties and effects. Specifically Laura focuses on architectural environments, the aesthetic application of color and the resulting human responses. Laura adheres to the philosophy that exterior color and materials must respect history and honor architectural styles while utilizing current building materials and finishes. This unique approach brings a fresh perspective and creates timeless appeal in every new project. Through a hands-on collaborative process Laura through Color Focus creates color schemes to enhance the exterior architectural environment. Working to individualize structures by highlighting architectural personality, while creating a unifying visual architectural theme for planned communities, individual homes and buildings. Using historic architectural precedents, with an awareness of current color trends while honoring architectural styles Color Focus brings a fresh perspective and creating timeless appeal to its projects. Laura continues to hone her color selection processes and search for innovative ways to achieve the goals of well colored architectural structures and enthusiastic clients.

Robin de Gennaro Grant is an interior designer and architectural color consultant. She is co-principal of the architecture and interior design firm, Grant + Grant, based in Los Angeles. Robin is a certified interior designer in the state of California and NCIDQ accredited.

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

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.

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.

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.