Color Consultations ~ Decorative Painting ~ Creative Projects

Selecting Color

Selecting paint color should be fun and inspiring. For many however, it can become an overwhelming task. There are thousands of colors, different sheens, textures and brands to choose from. Not only will I help you select your paint color, you will also learn some techniques of mine to help you feel confident and inspired.


Color Consultation

Whether you need help connecting existing colors throughout your house or you have a blank slate we will confidently and creatively weave color in a manner that fits your style. We discuss and review your project goals and examine the look and feel of the future appearance of your room. I will take into account all the elements of your room, the overall look of the house and adjoining rooms, the room’s character in relation to its woodwork and layout, the style of furniture and fabric patterns, window treatments, and floor coverings, as well as your personal input in order to reach your desired goals.

Use color with intent! There are subtle and dramatic ways color can have a positive effect to enhance the energy and mood of your home and ultimately yourself and your relationships. This consultation derives from a culmination of over 20 years of experience working with color, interior design, and feng shui. If you interested in adding color psychology to you consult request a questionnaire when scheduling your on-site consultation as this requires more personal details.

$85.00 per hour (Plus travel time when applicable)

MEZdesigns Provides The Following Services

Color Consultations, Feng Shui Consultations, Interior Painting, Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes, Murals, Painted Custom Wallpaper looks, Canvas Murals. We’ve been providing exceptional service to our clients throughout the Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, areas for over 20 years.

Murals, Fine Art Murals, Muralist, Mural Artist, Wall Murals, Trompe l’oeil, Murals, Hand Painted Murals, Artists, kids murals, Decorative Feng Shui Murals, Fine Art Muralist, Custom Art, Fine Art Paintings, Themed Rooms, Ceiling Murals, Custom Murals, Art, Decorative Painting, Art Walls, Decorative Fine Art, Fine Art, Decorative Walls, Decorative Art, Paintings, Art Murals, Decorative Finishes, Decorative Faux, Faux Finishes, Authentic Distressing, Furniture Distressing, Fresco and Stone, Marbleizing, Metallic Effects, Metallic Walls, Metallic Ceilings, Old World Finishes, Strie`, Striping, Painted Wallpaper Looks, Painted Vintage Wallpaper, Modern Painted Wallpaper looks, and Washes.

Color and Design Consultations

On Site Consultation $85.00 per hour   (Plus travel time when applicable)

Sample Boards

The sample boards are made after the consultation and approval of concept, and upon receiving a minimum of $250. deposit/creating fee for the sample boards. This amount will be deducted from the total project price. Should the client choose not to proceed with the project the $250. is retained to cover time and materials.

Sketches for murals

Sketches for murals are estimated at $65.00 per hour (materials may be extra). The creative fees are largely dependent upon complexity of design and number of images. All estimates include research, concept development, design, layout, comprehensive mockups, materials, and one revision if needed.


  • Upon clients authority, and signature of the project proposal a deposit of 50% of the estimated is due.

  • Final payment is due upon project completion.

Deviations From The Proposal

Deviations from the signed Project Proposal may require additional fees.


  • The client agrees to present the rooms with bare walls and minimal furniture placed in the center of the rooms. Unless arrangements were agreed to by Mary prior to starting the job.

  • Mary E. Zimmerman reserves the right to photograph all work and may use them in publications. All rights reserved.

Cancellation Policy

  • The Project Proposal: There is a 48-hour review period of the Project Proposal by the client, during which the retainer is fully refundable.

  • Project Postponement: A two week notification of construction delays or postponement is required. Otherwise, a 15% rescheduling fee may be charged.

  • Cancellation: Less then two weeks notification of the projects full cancellation is subject to forfeiting the deposit. 


I carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance with a $2,000,000 aggregate through Insureon Insurance Company.

Service Areas

Delaware, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City

Philadelphia's Main line, Gladwyne, Haverford, Brewyn, Bryn Mawr, Admore, VillaNona, Wayne, and Malvern. Also, West Chester, Exton, Kimberton, Chester Springs. Chaddsford, Glen Mills, Media, Kennett Square. In Delaware, Greenville, Centerville, The Highlands, Talleyville, and Hoskessin just to name a few.

 Custom Mural and Decorative Finish Consultations

Can be included in the color consultation just requst it.


Fine Art Murals

Tromp l’oeil


Wallpaper Looks



Metallic Effects

Old World Finishes

Venetian Plaster

Fresco and Stone


Authentic Distressing

Professional Interior Painting

In conjunction with our decorative finishes, we also offer unparalleled professional interior painting using a wide variety of traditional paint products as well as low VOC and non-toxic materials, milk paint and full spectrum paint specialized for our environmentally conscious clients. Artistic Interiors is fully insured with ASI Insurance Group, Inc.


The Interior Painting Process

We will make sure that all of your furniture, personal effects and floors are covered with drop cloths. We will also inspect your ceiling for cracks, which will be filled and sanded if discovered. We will also professionally tape off all of your doorframes, baseboards and windows.

When it’s time to paint, we start with a meticulously applied primer, followed by two coats of quality paint.

When we’re finished, we will remove any debris from the worksite and inspect the painting along your side to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with our workmanship.

What You Can Expect 

We treat each interior painting job for the unique project that it is, and when we are in your home, we will pay it the careful attention and respect that you do. Our experienced team of interior painters will meticulously prepare your walls and ceilings for painting while ensuring that the painting process causes minimal disruptions to your daily life. Our goal is to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our workmanship—from the preparation, protection and execution of our interior painting services!  

Our Pledge as an Environmentally Conscious Company

Our pledge as an environmentally conscious company is to provide our clients with the best environmentally friendly options available. Artistic Interiors is committed to recycling whenever possible as well as disposing of paint products properly and cleaning tools responsibly. We are proud to use biodegradable paint trays, drop clothes and recycled roller covers.


Environmentally Friendly Painting Products


Full Spectrum Paint

 Green Planet Paints

BioShield Paint Co.

The Real Milk Paint Co.

Trimaco Eco Frendly



Prefferd Barnds

For a number of reasons, MEZdesigns prefers these paint brands for the following reasons, Benjamin Moore®, C2 Paint, & Ellen Kennon's Full Spectrum Paint.

Sustainability: All 3 brands are available in "green" products. Ask about which paints are low-VOC or no-VOC.

Quality: As color consultants, we need to recommend paints that will hold up and make our clients happy without fail. While none of these paints are the least expensive, we find that their reliability proves you get what you pay for. They are also easily accessible in most major cities across the United States.

Color Choices: Full Spectrum paints are specially formulated blending the 7 colors in natural sunlight to create infinite color and variation. As a result, they emit an incredible energy that goes far beyond how the color looks. Naturally divine! Standard paint colors are usually a blend of two or three pigments that include black, which absorbs light. Full spectrum paints omit black and have a broader range of pigments that reflect a broader range of light and coordinate more easily with the colors and furnishings around them. They are chameleon-like in their ability to pick up colors from adjacent materials and to change character as the light changes. Also, because of the absence of black and the perfect balance of a full spectrum of pigments, they don't tend to turn muddy or lose their character in low light conditions. We prefer colors that are deep and beautiful and can work together to create the most nurturing atmospheres.

Benjamin Moore™ has the largest color selection available and supports their designers with fabulous tools. After working almost exclusively with this brand of paint for the last 10 years, Mary even has much of their palette imprinted in her brain. Her experience with how the colors play and relate in different light, interior and exterior, gives her the confidence to recommend colors to her clients without reservation. Benjamin Moore™ also has a fabulous variety of muted and saturated colors. This is what provides such incredible depth and a natural energy to many of Mary's color designs. C2 Paint is quickly emerging as one of the most innovative, high quality paints in the marketplace today, and is in prime position to forever change the way designers and homeowners spec‚ sample‚ buy and experience color. Handcrafted by an alliance of passionate small business owners across the U.S. and Canada‚ C2 Paint is the first paint company to employ a 16–colorant European tinting system rather than the 12–colorant systems known in North America today. C2 Paint’s European colorants are made of finely ground artist–grade pigmentsthat create an unmatchable luminosity and depth. These tiny particles of pigment are suspended in superior paint‚ which results in higher solid content when applied on the wall‚ thereby creating richer‚ deeper colors. In addition, the four extra pigments are high–strength and not available in typical color systems. This gives C2 Paint more “tools in the toolbox” to achieve greater color vibrancy and to produce a paint with superior hiding power.