LA Bound Courtesy of COLOURlovers

Tomorrow morning I fly from Boston to Los Angles to spend 4 days studying with international Color Guru Leatrice  Eiseman. Leatrice is a world renowned  color titan, the director of the Pantone Color Institute and one of the key people responsible for picking the much anticipated color of the year (Tangerine Tango for 2012).  It has been a dream of mine to attend Leatrice’s class; I own all 5 of her books and often look to her color pallets for inspiration in home interiors.

2 years ago I had the privilege of studying with another Color Expert, Maria Killam. Maria taught us how to choose color correctly by understanding and working with color undertones. I learned about “flow” and how colors should “speak” to one another. It truly changed my business over night and the knowledge I learned from Maria was invaluable. From what I understand, Leatrice’s class goes  more into the psychology of color and how color affects our mood and behavior.

The most exciting part of all this is that I actually won a full scholarship to attend the class. I entered a contest just before Christmas through a web site called COLOURlovers. If you haven’t heard of this site and you love color you MUST check it out. For the contest I  had to upload a color pallet that “spoke to me” and write an essay on how color has impacted my life. This is the pallet I choose along with the photo I took that was my inspiration.


COLOURLovers 1st Place Scholarship winner Linda Holt


I never imagined that this photo and corresponding  pallet would connect me to such an exciting opportunity and make a dream come true. The competition was fierce so I am shocked and humbled that I won. I’ll be signing off now for a week or so, but when I return I promise to share all my newly gained Color knowledge with you all.



If you would like  help choosing color, decorating or home staging contact me at 617-965-3342.

10 Responses to LA Bound Courtesy of COLOURlovers
  1. kristie@thedecorologist Reply

    This is so amazing, Linda. This will really take your business to the next level – good for you!!!!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Kristie!

  2. Jil McDonald Reply

    Wow, winning 1st place! Yippee! This sounds like a wonderful course, just perfect for you, can’t wait to hear all about it when you return. Enjoy!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Jil…I promise to share !

  3. Sheila @SZInteriors Reply

    Congratulations, Linda! I am very excited for you, and am really looking forward to your posts following your week away.

    I love your colour palette, and the inspiration is awesome.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Sheila, I appreciate the comment and feedback!

  4. Kelly Reply

    Yay!! I am so happy and excited for you Linda! Have a great time. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Have fun and learn lots!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kelly!

  5. mariann Reply


    Congratulations!!! After attending Tobi’s class with you and reading your blog, I will look forward to what you share after you attendthis class. I love the colors you chose and would love to read what you wrote about those colors.


    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Mariann and I will write a blog post as soon as I get back.

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