Residential Home Exteriors

Colors make architecture sing, increasing the beauty and value of your home. With Art First Colors for Architecture, it's exciting, different and fun to discover a whole new look where once you saw a dead end. Using my time-tested, step-by-step process, I help you move from indecision to the concrete realization of your vision for the place you inhabit.

Satisfied clients write:

"Hi Mary! I was just driving down our street, my mind hard at work someplace else and….whoa nelly!!!! Here was this fabulous house on the corner and it was mine!!! Front and West side nearly complete and woo hoo….It is quite, quite beautiful. Thank you so much for your accessibility, coaching, hand-holding, etc."~ Barb
"Hi Mary,  Just wanted to say thanks so much. This is exactly what I was looking for. The photos do not do it justice, it’s by far the nicest looking house on the block. Many of the neighbors have commented on how great it looks. I have given your contact info out twice already.  If you’re in the neighborhood you should drive by and have a look. Thanks again". ~  Mike and Craig.

Art First colors for architecture can work with you either by email of you are at a distance, or personal on-site visit if your projects is near Portland: please select:

Residential Interior Colors

Colors benefit us on many levels; they harmonize our environment and heighten the ambiance. By helping with the selection and placement of fabrics, window coverings, lighting fixtures, furniture and artwork, we re-create your space with what you have, or improve it with smart economical additions.

Happy clients write:

"Dear Mary, While I have a lifetime of looking/thinking about fabrics, I felt totally flummoxed about how to approach the current re-upholstery projects facing us. The list of criteria seemed long: fabrics that would play well in both the Dining and Living Rooms, fabrics that felt fresh and not stodgy, and fabrics that could weather beach-casual living well. With your help, I think we will have achieved all! With appreciation of your skill and insights"~ Sharon and Rob

Art First colors for architecture can work with you either by email of you are at a distance, or personal on-site visit if your project is near Portland: please select:

Kitchen Design and Color

I specify colors for paint, tile, carpet, counter tops, and all surfaces, as well as styles of light fixtures, to create unified and dynamic effects for your interior world. Thoughtful direction for the floor plan and furniture selection results in a happy place to live, cook, and entertain.

From a client who hired me to guide a complete kitchen tear-out and rebuild:

“Mary, the best changes have been because of your expertise. Can you meet on Monday to decide final features, such as glass in cabinets, built-ins, etc.? The architect says this is the most complex kitchen he’s done. The light fixture has arrived, and it’s beautiful.”

Art First colors for architecture can work with you either by email of you are at a distance, or personal on-site visit if your projects is near Portland: please select: