After finishing this client’s Maui home, they hired me to redo their home in Arizona. It was a fun challenge to re-orient myself to desert colors, styles and themes, which are completely opposite of what is found in Hawaii. The light, for example, and in particular, changes dramatically throughout the day, causing the rooms to look starkly different at 9:00 than they did at 2:00, than at 5:00. The result? More trips to the paint store than I ever anticipated, more painted swatches on walls that simply couldn’t tie the whole day together, and in some cases, a few rooms completely re-painted after a few weeks to finally get the right hue.