An Exterior Painting Transformation: From Dated Salmon Stucco to a Modern Dream

Oh yes you can paint stucco! In fact, you can dramatically transform the exterior of your home with just paint! That is exactly what we did this Summer, and let’s be honest Fall too because our weather was not cooperative in Edmonton this year.

We forged a beautiful relationship with Kira from Northern Style Exposure. While her and her family did some big renovations to their interior space, she wasn’t sure what could be done to the exterior of their home. The trendy peach/salmon stucco of the 90s is no more to be desired. In fact, we repainted many of these homes this year, and all very dramatic transformations.

Kira was interested in working with a local Edmonton company, and so the hunt was on. She contacted us and we met to discuss her vision. We were excited and inspired by her ideas and could not wait until the weather gave us a break so we could begin!

We will let her show you the reveal. Visit her site here to see this exterior transformation. We are certain we will be doing more of these homes next year.

See the image below for a sneak peak. Photos are by Pam Kriangkum Photography.

To book a FREE estimate to transform your exterior, click here.

Three Gray Colours We Love

It’s true, gray is the new popular colour you will find in a lot of homes. Why? It’s a classic colour and it is also sensible. It’s an update from your traditional beige. It offers a more modern look that can fit into any style or lifestyle.

We also recommend gray as a colour to use for walls if you are painting to sell your residential home, moving in, or renovating.

However, we do know how difficult it can be to choose the right gray. Most people consider the colour to be cool and void of warmth or character. We think the opposite. Choosing the right gray for your space can bring a level of space and coziness at the same time.

We also know that finding the right gray can be tricky. Often times there may be undertones of blue, green, or even purple. There is nothing more disappointing then not loving your space.

As Edmonton painters for residential and commercial spaces, we have been creating beautiful gray spaces for quite some time now and have culled our list to our THREE TOP GRAYS that we know you will love

Gray Owl Benjamin Moore (OC-52)

Gray Owl is an all-out unadorned, approachable colour that pairs beautifully with stainless steel appliances in a modern kitchen; chrome or steel accents, AND any oak that you may be stuck with.

Stonington Gray (HC-170)

Described as a more traditional gray with a stormy mood or look to it. It can have the wet concrete look and depending how you accessorize your space, it can throw a little blue.


Coventry Gray (HC-169)

A beautiful medium gray with a cool undertone. This is definitely not brown/beige in tone and will feel light, fresh and clean.

Finally, once you have narrowed down your selection we always recommend that you visit your paint store and ask for a sample size of paint to test on your walls. When you are testing the colour in your home, be sure to paint different areas in your home where the lighting is different. The colour will show differently depending on the light source in your space and how much.

We are always happy to help you select the right colour for your space. When booking your Free Onsite Estimate be sure to ask us if you need assistance. Book here.

Design Trends for 2015

We took some time today to check out the latest design trends and predictions for 2015. Then, we made our own predictions. You can check out our inspiration board on Pinterest.

Here’s the scoop.

What’s In:

Well, Pantone declared Marsala as the colour of the year for 2015. However, many in the design community are in favour for blue, particularly navy as the choice colour for this year. You can check out more trends at Elle Decor.

We are loving this colour as decor accents, walls, doors, and painted furniture. Will you be adding blue to your decor this year?


Nature has always been an inspiration for all artists. This year is no exception. Be prepared to see Mother Nature taking on a more central and organic role in home decor like wood slabs for tables, mantles, and side tables. We love it painted and left naked!


Metallics have not left, and will they ever? However this year, mixed with gold we will see silver, pewter and bronze. Think frames, accessories and light fixtures. We especially love metallic light fixtures. It adds interest and sparkle to any room, especially against a blue backdrop.


It’s a desert out there! Succulents are popping up as the house plant to have. Not only are they easy to take care of, there are so many varieties you can choose from. It’s a great low maintenance plant for any room.


What’s a room without glamour! We still covet a grand chandelier in any room. This year, why not be adventurous and explore with colour.


What’s Out:

Inspirational phrases tattooed on your walls and other surfaces are out! And we couldn’t be more happier, especially when it comes to painting beautiful walls.

Accent walls, well, are just a nuance. Treat your space like an art gallery and opt for one colour throughout your space to help showcase all your treasures. It’s easy on the eyes and gives you freedom to play up your accent pieces.

Patterns are cool, but no longer are we seeing wallpaper and the mighty chevron print. Instead, we are seeing creative groupings for the wall and more cultural/tribal prints.

Idols be gone. Although we love a beautiful Buddha statue, we feel it needs to be front and centre on an alter in your personal sacred space. Instead, we are adoring nature in all her glory from rocks and crystals, to plants and animal sculptures.

Check out more trends that are on their way out.

What are you trend spotting this year?

Be well,

Sam + Pam