Find a Certified Color Consultant Near You
Whether your project is big or small, simple or challenging, a certified color consultants is ready to help you. Each of these individuals have earned their professional designation and can guide you in choosing the perfect colors for you, your home or your business.
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My name is Miki Benner and I live in Boalsburg, a small hamlet in central Pennsylvania, just outside of State College. My family consists of my three girls and the cutest little mini Schnoodle you have ever seen. Our home never has a dull moment, nor is ever quiet, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My passion for interior design began many years ago, prior to going to school. I remodeled and redecorated two of my own homes, as well as a few friends and family member’s homes, as a hobby! Personally, I love many interior styles but have a true love for mid-century modern design, style and furniture. Between you and me, I watch the TV show ‘Mad Men’ just to drool over all of the amazing vintage furniture and clothing!
I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Residential Planning. Residential Planning is a combination of many different levels of design, including Space Planning, Interior Decorating, Fabric and Color Planning, Kitchen and Bath Design, Architecture and of course, Interior Design.
Since design is ever changing, I am always looking for ways to improve myself and to increase my knowledge in this wonderful, creative field! I earned my Color Consultant Certification after working with color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color.
23 Interiors Services
interior design and decorating
While design and decorating are two different services, they go hand in hand. Space planning, floor plans, furniture-lighting-textiles-accessories selections are the design part. Putting it all together is the decorating part. Taking the style of the client into consideration is extremely important during the entire process. Combining all of these details together is what will ultimately create a beautiful and functional space in which to live and entertain.
RE-design is a fairly new design term although the idea behind it has been around for decades. This is one of my favorite elements of the design process; using items that you already have, taking things from other rooms, rearranging and making your space feel totally different…..all on a tiny budget!
home staging services
DIY staging package
If you are on a tight budget or just prefer to do this sort of work yourself! The DIY Staging includes a one-hour consultation with the seller and a detailed, follow up report. As we walk through the home I will make recommendations and take photographs. A few days later you will be presented with a detailed 3-4 page staging report that includes a checklist of my suggestions and comments. The owners can then choose to do DIY staging or hire me for additional time.
mini staging package
Do you have a bit of a flair for decorating and just need help with the finishing touches? This package also starts with a one hour consultation with the seller and detailed follow up report. In addition, this package includes 2 hours of hands on staging work.
mid staging package
Maybe staging feels a bit daunting and you need help getting started. This package also starts with a one hour consultation with the seller and detailed follow up report. In addition, this package includes 4 hours of hands on staging work.
max staging package
Don’t know where to start or maybe have too many rooms in your home and are overwhelmed? This package also starts with a one hour consultation with the seller and detailed follow up report. In addition, this package includes 6 hours of hands on staging work.
a la carte
Staging can also be completed as an ‘a la carte’ or pay as you go service. The amount of hours is up to you! This is billed per hour and does not include a staging report.
Certifications: Color for Home Interiors
Certifications: Color for Home Interiors, Color for Home Exteriors
In 2012 Colors Matter was trademarked as a Color Consulting business with Two Sisters Painting a division of the firm. Colors Matter has done commercial consulting with BusinessSuites, Abby BuisnessSuites, SaRi’s Creations, Pain Relief Chiropractic Center, Autumn Leaves Florist, and the Spofford Law Firm. Recently parents of young children have asked for assistance in color selection for their children’s rooms- especially children with learning disabilities-ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Down Syndrome. Color can make a difference in the ability for a child to learn by promoting physical and mental health. The brain processes color as a memory trigger and can enhance learning in a child with special needs.
Trish Buscemi is the Founder and Certified Color Consultant of Colors Matter. Trish has been about “Color” all her life. When she was 7 years old she would play with her Mom’s make up for hours. The colors were fun- greens, blues, topaz and deep browns. The mascara/eyeliner was in powder/cake form that just needed water. She loved applying that with bold blacks, shades of blacks, grays and shadows!
Trish’s Grandmother was an oil paint artist. Her specialty was flowers and outdoor scenes. One summer her grandmother taught Trish to paint the sky without ever using the color blue. That is when color really came alive on a daily basis. To look at really ANYTHING and see ALL the colors was such a treat.
In 2009 Two Sisters Painting was established as an all-women paint company for both residential and commercial opportunities. While painting, Trish discovered that clients had difficulties choosing colors for their interiors that coordinated with the lighting of the room, the reflective properties in the room, their existing artwork, and furnishings. Even the pigment of paint is not logical. In 2011, Trish became certified as a Color for Your Home Specialist.
As a Color Consultant and Painter for the Make a Wish Foundation, Colors Matter has contributed time and talent to some of their projects. In addition, Colors Matter will be participating in The Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity-All Woman Build commencing January 2013 for completion Mother’s Day 2013. Color does matter and can change the emotional feel of a room, promote healing, and increase motivation!
Choosing paint for your home or business can be very overwhelming with so many brands and colors to choose from! Color is not pigmented logically. And what you see in a store will look different in your home or office with your existing furniture, accessories, and lighting! Colors Matter will come to your home or office and work with your preferences to create depth, warmth, and balance with the right color. Color does matter, and can change the emotional feel of a room, promote healing, and increase motivation. Call for a quote!
Colors Matter has professional painters that will prepare, paint, and clean up your space better than when they arrived! Faux finishes on cabinets, fireplaces, and walls are also available. Samples of paint will be provided. Eco-friendly, low toxicity paints (see Eco-Friendly) are available to use and decrease allergies. Special pricing available for packages that include a Color Consultation.
Color affects brain waves and is a powerful brain stimulus. Colors can change the ability to learn and increase memory. Color can also evoke emotional and aesthetic qualities. Through the use of color, children with cognitive overload can learn easier. As a communication tool, color can promote a positive, calming effect on the child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Color can also enhance the physical healing process and create positive mental well-being. Patients of Alzheimer and chemotherapy have shown improvement in a colorful room.
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