About Us

A mutual love of the paint business brought Sue Kay and Allandale Decorating Centre together in 1995. The Decorating Centre had been open 5 years when Larry Gottschalk, the Benjamin Moore Sales Representative for Central Ontario chose the store as his new direction in his lifelong journey in the paint world. He has a shared vision with Sue Kay, an artist and colour consultant. Their vision was to bring interior decorating with professionals to the everyday paint consumer, for free. Seven days a week, the paint consumer could fully experience the benefits of an interior decorator simply assuring the correct colour is purchased. In creating this experience it would be so overwhelmingly successful the consumer would never consider a paint project going any other way.
Visioneers are qualified interior decorating or design graduates and pass a 2-year apprenticeship under Sue Kay to fully understand the fundamental and emotional impact of colour decisions. Today, Allandale Decorating Centre sells Benjamin Moore, Para Paints, wallpaper and drapery. Sue Kay has done online colour consultation all over the world and has done over ten thousand home colour consultations


“I have utilized Sue Kay’s services over the last 4 years for a variety of projects. She is amazing! She is able to take the ideas out of my head and put them into a colour scheme that has been successful every time.  I especially like the fact that she likes to re-purpose items rather than having to purchase new! I highly recommend this company!”

Huggins, C.

Barrie, ON

“Fantastic design sense! Nailed our whole house colour palette from top to bottom. Gorgeous modern colours giving a wonderful tranquil feel after a long day out or at work. Coming home now feels amazing, like walking into the highest end hotel. Highly recommend! Top rating!”

Gottschalk, P.

Barrie, ON

“I have consulted with Sue many times over the years and have been more than pleased with her decorating and colour suggestions. The colours she chose transformed our home and the number of compliments we had received from friends were amazing. It brought an older home back to life. Sue and staff are always so thoughtful and helpful!”

Luella, D.

Collingwood, ON