August 25, 2011

everybody’s favorite everything – maria killam

It’s time for another installation of “everybody’s favorite everything” … and boy oh boy, have I been holding out on you.  Colour Me Happy‘s Maria Killam is sharing her favorites today!  Not only is Maria an extremely talented designer but she is perhaps the most generous, caring blogger that I’ve met in blog land.  I was fortunate to be in Maria’s first True Color Expert workshop, which I knew was a “must” after everything I had learned from her posts.  Her candid posts on blogging also made a big difference when I decided to devote myself to my own blog.  Does that explain why I had my listening ears on when she sent in her favorites??


Maria Killam from Colour Me Happy (Vancouver, B.C.)

Flower: White Tulips

Sofa Shape: George Smith

Stationery:  Anything with yellow in it

Comfort Food: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie … yum!

Everyday Dishes:  White Strawberry & Vine by Wedgwood.  I would choose something more contemporary now, but they still work because they are white

Color:  Yellow in almost any shade

Coffee Table Book:  John Saladino writes books that you read from cover to cover

Ice Cream:  Mocha Chocolate Fudge

Towel:  White in any great texture

Chair:  Right now, I’m coveting a Michael Thonet Cafe Daum Chair

Scented Candle or Room Fragrance:  Thymes Fir

Coffee or Tea (type):  Kicking Horse Coffee

Workhorse Fabric:  Orvis by Robert Allen

Artist:  Bobbie Burgers


Maria, thank you so much for participating … and for turning me on to your workhorse fabric.   Someone needs to invite us to a conference or something so I can see you soon!  xo!

Photos from Amazon, Thymes, and Foster/White Gallery (one of my favorites!).


  • Nichole@40daysof
    Aug. 25, 2011
    I'm going to have to check out John Saladino now. Not only is Maria great with colour, she so fun to talk to! :)
  • Maria Killam
    Aug. 25, 2011
    This is so much fun! Thanks so much Traci! xo Maria
  • Sherri Cassara
    Aug. 25, 2011
    Hi Traci, How funny that I only have time to read a couple of blogs today and I just left Maria's blog and then came over to yours and here you are featuring her! I agree, she is wonderful and I too, have learned so much from her about blogging and color / design. She was one of the first if not THE first blog I ever read! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a great week! ;)
  • Amanda
    Aug. 25, 2011
    You know I love this series! Fun stuff.
  • Mary
    Aug. 25, 2011
    I love Maria! Her posts are so informative. I've learned so much from her.
  • Karena
    Sep. 04, 2011
    Traci thanks so much for featuring Maria, she is a bright ray of sunshine in the color and design world!! Just like her favorites, bright, light, clean and crisp! Come and join my Fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce xoxo Karena Art by Karena
  • Sherry Hart
    Sep. 05, 2011
    Maria's sweet personality definitely comes out in her blog. She is always teaching us something about color:)

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