Décor You Can Trust – Steeles Paint

Dive into the decorating world with some help from Steeles Paint’s certified interior decorators.

With 40 years of experience in the decorating industry, Claudio Grisolia, owner of Steeles Paint, understands what people need when it comes to decorating their homes. Steeles Paint is also proud to offer Canadas largest inventory of Benjamin Moore Paints, as well as paint supplies, colour matching and wood stains, this 20,000-square-foot supercentre has it all. Grisolia has even employed interior decorators to work with clients and make the decorating experience even smoother. Angela Del Borrello and Petal Douglas are two of the five certified interior decorators working at Steeles Paint. With over 30 years of experience between them, they sat down with City Life to give readers some insight into the intricate world of interior decorating and to tell us how Steeles Paint can help you.

Q. How does Steeles Paint assist in the process of making a home feel happy?
PD. As decorators, we have to ask the right questions. The only way to make a space happy for a customer is getting to know the customer, then applying our knowledge of design to the space.

Q. Tell us how Steeles Paint’s interior designers and paint specialists can help customers avoid expensive décor and paint disasters.
ADB. Seeking professional help from a decorator is helpful as we can act as a mediator between clients and tradespeople. As professionals, we can provide advice and guidance throughout the process, for instance, calculating the quantity of paint required, choosing the correct paint sheen and colour application for the job.

Q. How do you approach clients and get a feel for their space or design requests?
ADB. Since everyone’s perception of decorating is different, we need to ask our clients questions, such as: ‘What is the function of the room? What are the family dynamics? Do you prefer bold colours or soft neutrals?’ These questions allow us to get a sense of the scope of work the client is looking for. From there, we use colour charts, floor plan layouts and inspiration boards to help clients visualize how their space could look.

Q. What advice do you have for those who are looking to redecorate their homes?
PD. Keep it simple. In certain areas of the house, you won’t be able to change everything. Stick to a neutral palette and clean lines. Mixing different finishes, textures and accessories is a great way to add personality to any space.

Q. What colour paint and décor should consumers gravitate to come fall 2018? Are there any popular colours or trends that are taking off?
ADB. Victorian Lace 2100-70 by Benjamin Moore is a blush pink, which is a popular colour for 2018. It’s considered a neutral colour due to its muted tone. Warm beiges and creams such as CC-90 Natural Linen are making a comeback as well.

Q. What does Steeles Paint offer that makes working on projects easier?
ADB. Our knowledgeable staff paired with our extensive array of stains, paint, wallpaper and customizations make Steeles Paint your one-stop shop for all your decorating needs. Solving your design dilemmas at Steeles Paint is easy.

4190 Steeles Ave. W., Woodbridge, Ont.
905-850-4040
www.steelespaint.com

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