Paint and Hard Finish selection is where most people spend the most time stressing over the right color, and getting the color right the first time can save time and money. Color can be tricky, especially when matching up neutrals. Certain neutrals cannot be mixed, and certain colors cannot be mixed with certain neutrals.

In addition, some hard finishes have such a “bossy” pattern, that they completely dictate the color for your facade.

You need the right paint and hard finish colors that relate to the existing neutral undertones on your home.

My color advice uses your photos (taken in natural light) and email. Since you do most of the “leg work”, you will learn how to select colors the right way throughout the process.

You will receive my specific recommendations by email with links of where to source the colors.

How can we do this online?

Getting color right is much more about selecting the correct undertone than being able to predict how the color will change in light.

You will receive my specific recommendations by email with links of where to source the colors, fixed elements, or decorative elements.

How it Works:

Step 1: Purchase your consultation – Upon purchase, you will promptly receive an email with a questionnaire and instructions.

In the questionnaire, you will share with us the details of your project and personal style and preferences.

The questionnaire includes instructions for sharing plans and elevations, as well as photos of any finishes you may be considering. (You will receive detailed instructions for photographing them properly).  If you’re not there yet, don’t worry, YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE SOURCED ANYTHING IN ADVANCE, as getting a plan from Alison will immediately narrow down all your choices to the most classic and timeless solution.

Step 2: Gather some inspiration images to share with Alison via Pinterest, Houzz, or any other idea board  so she can get a sense of your style and what you like.

Step 3: Fill out your questionnaire and create your album with any images and visual support material such as drawings and elevations.

Step 4: Submit your questionnaire along with links to your photo album and inspiration board.

Our process:

Alison will review your information and tailor her advice to suit your taste, lifestyle and the style of home you are building, working within her aesthetic of fresh and timeless.

You will receive via email Alison’s advice for your new home in a PowerPoint PDF format. It will include slides with images so you can see what she is recommending, complete with explanations and advice, and links to the products she is recommending.

*Note: You may have to email photos of paint swatches next to your fixed or decorative elements prior to receiving Alison’s final advice.

You will receive your presentation via email within 10 to 15 business days from when we receive your complete information.

This service provides guidance for DIY decorating so it’s rare to have after photos that are worth posting, because they require professional styling and photography. This is why you won’t see many of them on the blog.

Alison’s personal aesthetic is more transitional than contemporary, however she will help you achieve the most timeless result within the style you are going for whether it is transitional, contemporary or modern. She will not be designing the layout and millwork details of your kitchen which is where many of the details that define each style exist. If you choose slab (flat) cabinets for example, and you want book matched black marble, you will have to source highly custom elements like that on your own. However, Alison will make sure all your colors and finishes are balanced, coordinate perfectly, and flow throughout your home regardless of which design style with which you are working.


Since Alison’s aesthetic point of view is classic and timeless, this consultation will not include elaborate layouts of various accent tiles since trendy hard finish installations do not stand the test of time. If you’re hiring Alison to help with your new build, you’ve likely read enough of her blog to be familiar with her aesthetic, and will be happy with her specifications.

The New Build eDesign package provides what most people are looking for, which is a color plan that fits with the style and flow of your home.

This Interior Color Consultation is a residential service. Please contact us for a quote for commercial property inquiries.


You have paid for our time so we can’t provide a refund if for some reason you move or something changes before you can implement our recommendations. We want you to be happy, so if you have any objections or concerns about the recommendations, we ask that you share them with us along with photos of your color testing and give us the opportunity to tweak our selections before you reject them outright.

Please note we will not provide a refund unless we have had the chance to make adjustments to our initial recommendations.


Things come up in life, situations get altered or sometimes we just change our mind – it happens. Our eDesign team is here to make you happy and we are committed to complete client satisfaction. So, if within 90 days of your purchase, and prior to submitting your information, you change your mind, we will provide a refund less a 5% administrative fee. After 90 days, or once you have initiated the consultation process by submitting your information, we can no longer provide a refund.


Just email alison@myinteriordesigncoach.com a description of what you are needing, and we will help guide you in what to purchase. We can also email you a PayPal invoice instead of purchasing an eDesign service through our website.