A new client called for a color consultation. She had been living in her house for 9 years with off white walls in every room. She wanted a different color in every room, but wanted all the colors to compliment each other. Overwhelmed with 1” paint chips and purchasing a few quarts of paint that were “so wrong”; she realized her indecision was going to cost a lot of money.
We toured the house with my fan deck and chose a beautiful array of colors. I ordered 8” x 8” samples of each color from Benjamin Moore (a free service for designers). She was a little shy of going too dark or dramatic, so I included a darker and lighter version of each color in the samples. She taped them to her walls to see how they looked at different times of the day and was able to make her final selections with confidence. She chose the darker versions of all the colors.
One week later, a friend of hers purchased primer and paint and started the monumental task of painting 9 rooms in her home while they went on vacation. I gave her my account number at the paint store so she could utilize my discount – the savings was $25.00 more than my consultation fee. I just love when that happens!
When she returned from vacation, she called me immediately and was nearly crying. She could not believe how beautiful her home looked (and her husband liked it too). In her words, the color brought all of her woodwork, cabinetry and stonework to life and made her home feel warm and cozy. She called back a month later after having a baby shower at her house to pass on the compliments she received from friends and family. I just LOVE a happy customer.