The welcome mats are laid out for your arrival at Benjamin Moore’s individually owned Focus on Decorating.
Established for more than 20 years, Focus on Decorating is Orangeville’s premiere paint and décor store that specializes in one-on-one expert service that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. They pride themselves on their wide range of product and colour knowledge. Everything from superior paint and stain coatings, window coverings, colour matching, home décor and wallpaper can be found at the one-stop shop. They also provide interior design services and at home visits.Whether you’re looking to give your home an eye-catching appeal with a new paint colour, renovation, or even a fresh furniture layout; an in-person visit is a great way to do it. Tanya Meilleur, an interior design graduate with over 10 years of experience, provides personalized one on one design services in your home. Appointments can last from one hour for a colour consultation to three hours on a design walkthrough; it is dependent on the task. Design service is best described to be “catered to the client’s needs,” Tanya said.
For in-home or in-business design consultations, Tanya will be able to help you make decisions to meet your needs. She can walk around the space to assess what changes need to be made to help clients realize their exact vision. “A lot of people have trouble pulling spaces together,” Tanya said. “It’s the little details that make your house, your home, and also makes it specific to your taste.”
“The other benefit of an on-site appointment is that I get to see their home. I’m able to absorb their style and how the space is being used, it helps me better understand the client. We can talk, uninterrupted, and assess the desired style and functionality that they hope for,” Tanya said. “I get to personalize the service and build a relationship with the client.”
Focus on Decorating has grown so much over the past year, introducing new lines and products to their store and services. A gorgeous home décor line was introduced earlier this year, “we have taken the time to source out more unique and affordable décor to add that finishing touch to your room,” said Tanya.
Tanya has also launched interior decorating seminars that provide designer tips and secrets in an intimate setting with wine and appetizers. “These seminars are so much fun! What better way to stay on top of the seasonal trends and receive expert decorating advice? Make a girls’ night out of it,” said Tanya.
Focus on Decorating has recently introduced refinished furniture for purchase. “The painted furniture trend is really growing and we want to have pieces available for customers who aren’t comfortable refurbishing their own furniture,” said Tanya. They sell an amazing furniture paint line, Cottage Paint, which renews your furniture so you can re-love it all over again. Cottage Paint is available in its own unique colour palette, ranging in products that allow for distressing, antiquing to a straight chic makeover. Focus on Decorating offers furniture painting workshops that instruct you on painting your own piece. It offers hands-on experience and tips with all the paint and tools provided; all you have to do is bring your own piece of furniture. These workshops give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle your own DIY projects at home.
To help stay on trend with the 2019 summer style, Tanya recommends to decorate with colour accents such as coral, mustard and emerald greens. The popular decorating trends still mainly consist of the farmhouse and boho chic styles. Boho chic includes natural fibers, tassels, raw materials and mixed textures. The farmhouse look consists of open shelving, vintage accents, mixed metals and live edge wood furniture.
For a range of products, design advice or helpful customer service, 88 First Street is the place to be, and it is sure to stir up some excitement for your transformational needs any day of the week.
Let Focus on Decorating assist with your decorating project because they do just that, and it’s what they do best.
Written by: Johnny de Kock