in living color

Hey! Do you remember meeting a new friend and a question that they would alwasy ask “ What is your favorite colour?” Why do we always ask that question? Even to this day, we still ask about ones favorite colour. I wonder why? Is it because colour plays such a huge part in our lives? Is it because you can learn a lot about a person on what colour they choose? I don’t know the answer but that question is one of the toughest questions to answer. What is your favorite colour? For me, I really don’t know. I love all colours. I love the way that they play with each other. I love the emotions they evoke. I love the boldness or the subtlety that colour can bring. I love colour! We are surrounded by it, engulfed in it. It is one of the first elementary things that we distinguish. We learn our colours, red, yellow, blue. And once we learn these 3 basic primary colours the world opens up and the possibilities are endless. Every year, paint companies like Sherwin Williams and  Benjamin Moore come out with colour forecast, what will be trending and of course the ‘Colour of the Year’. This is a great jumping off point if you are trying to figure out what colours to use this year in building a home, renovating or just sprucing things up. Sherwin Williams.- This color took me by surprise, but man did it make me happy. For the past couple of years in the design world we have been painting in grays, whites, blacks and starting to add some deep greens. Well SW ( Sherwin Williams) came out with a color that is not even close to any of those for 2019. Hello beautiful Cavern Clay SW 7701. Yes it is not the color that we are used to seeing. This color has depth, has an earthy feel, has the ability to play well with so many different ideas. Think leather, wood, jute, natural fabrics and colors, and also the punch of bright tiles, carpets, blues, greens and whites. This color has the ability to go super sophisticated to beautifully carefree and cozy Benjamin Moore- they never disappoint when BM comes out with their color. I love what the color director said about this color.. That this color gives us a moment of pause in our crazy hectic lives. and this is just what this color delivers. This beautiful colour is timeless, calming, edgy, and cosmopolitan. Metropolitan AF-690 is the perfect warm, cozy yet airy grey. Anything you could dream of can go perfectly with this colour. It’s undertones meld perfectly with cooler colours or warmer colours. It’s is a truly beautiful grey. And grey is hard to make perfect. It’s one of those silent colours that lets you take a quiet breathe  from the mayhem and business of life. Again the question “ What is your favorite colour?” It’s whatever colour brings you joy. Whatever colour gets … Read more

New Blog!

Hey! I never really know how to start these. What would be the best opening line? I’ve gone through so many as I look in the mirror and I guess “ Hey” is the best that I came up with. I thought I should introduce myself to our new followers. My name is Sandy Gallup, my husband and I own Fish Creek Homes. We are a growing Home Builder and Design consultant business. A quick background of who I am. I’m a city girl born and raised living the country life with my husband and our five children, 3 pigs, 23 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, getting fencing for cows and hopefully sheep (I’ll keep you posted). Our oldest went off to college, found the love of her life and got married last summer. I think that it is every mother’s dream come true when they get to help design and execute their daughters wedding. For me being a designer it was double dream come true. I got to put all my skill and learning (plus the skills of amazing friends) into helping her create the wedding of her dreams. I’m also a constant learner. I believe that we never stop or should never stop learning. So many times I have wanted to do something, let’s say cake decorating and construction ( I actually do know how to do this) I will search every source I can get my hands on and learn that art. Ask Brad, my husband, about that one or the kids. They have many tales to tell about that journey. But this desire to learn constantly has gotten my here. To one of my favorite things to do – create! I probably can sum up my passions into three things. 1. I love beautiful things.Finding beauty in the simplest of things brings my great joy. A ray of sun cutting through the clouds. The songs of birds during the beginnings of Spring. The pattern that is played out on the concrete when the first drops of rain fall. 2. Food! I love to eat good food and cook it too. Whether that is a simple chocolate cookie (which I will teach you how to make the best and softest cookie) or a full on Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings (I’ll also share that) it brings me joy. I think that it’s because I love seeing the change in someone’s face when they eat good food. I love feeding people both physically and mentally. 3. Creating! I think we are all born with a desire to create. Whether with our hands, our intellect,  our voice. Whatever it is we all have it in us. That’s all good to know about me, right?! But what is that I want to accomplish with this blog. I want to help you feel confident in creating. I want to teach you about different style ideas out there, different way to find beauty, a different way at looking at things. And … Read more