Hot Hot Hot Wall Colours

9th September, 2016 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - No Comments

One room is painted a lovely yellow colour called Vanilla and another room is a the colour of Caribbean water. Guess which one I like to spend time in when it is very hot outside. The blue one of course… because it feels cooler! Or so I seem to feel. A thermometer does not lie » Read More

Tile as Artwork on a Grand Scale

6th December, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - Comments Off

As I was doing some Christmas shopping, I dropped in to Fontile in Vancouver. I had a lovely look around and walked away with some beautiful catalogues, which I always keep for inspiration. My favourite of this trip was for Bisazza – an Italian manufacturer with an absolutely stunning website. If you need a » Read More

Kelly Deck at IDSWest talks Authenticity

17th October, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - 12 Comments

I appreciate Kelly Deck’s perspective on West Coast design, so I was trilled to get to hear her discuss avoiding trends and sticking to values and authenticity to create a well designed home at IDSWest today at the New Vancouver Convention Centre. Kelly recommends stepping away from design magazines when looking for inspiration and instead » Read More

7 Ways Interior Decorating is like Travel

14th August, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - 2 Comments

I believe the best thing in life is the people you share it with and the second best thing is the experiences you share with them.  Some of those experiences, like entertaining or hosting guests will be in a space that you have control over: your home.  How you decorate it will influence how the » Read More

What do you Crave?

24th July, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - 5 Comments

Adventure Art Balance Beauty Colour Comfort Focus Function Light Nature Space Style Sustainability Texture Unity If you crave one of these in regards to your setting – whether your home place or your work place, then contact me. If you crave something else, like spending time with your family, gallivanting outside, helping out in your » Read More

Why Copper Violet Design as a Business Name?

7th July, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - 50 Comments

Copper Violet Design, the name, evolved over time from musings about nature, life, business, colour…   A Reference to Nature I find inspiration in nature, especially here on the West Coast.  Nature is so stunningly beautiful here that it is natural to want to bring the outdoors inside.  Sky to ocean, cliff-sides to forest; there » Read More

Hello world!

23rd June, 2010 - Posted by Madelise Van Vuuren - 13 Comments

Welcome Everyone. This is my first post at Copper Violet Design. This blog is about Adventures in Decorating! I hope you will subscribe to the RSS feed. I look forward to reading your comments Thanks, Madelise Read More