I’ve been passionate about interior design and decor since I was a child.
I have spent the last 25 years renovating, designing, and decorating 9 homes of our own, as well as multiple homes for friends and family. I’m now offering services ranging from room design plans and paint colour consults to full home and renovation design plans.
“I love helping people find the best style and create the right design for their home and their family.”
Why work with me?
There are many ways I can help you and several reasons why I might be the right fit for your next decorating or renovation project.
I don’t just design in one style. I work with you to determine your unique style and implement that into your home.
I have experience designing and decorating in multiple styles for myself and for others. Whether you love coastal, farmhouse, traditional, boho, mid-century modern, or true modern design, I’ve worked in that style before. I have a good understanding of the foundations of each style, know where to source items and how to pull it all together, no matter what design style you’re looking for.
I also have trade accounts with multiple suppliers, and pass discounts on to you. Which means that working with me might even pay for itself through the discounts you receive on what you order.
We have personally renovated or redesigned the nine houses we’ve lived in or owned over the past 20 years. I am currently the Owner-builder on a 10th property, and have worked with multiple contractors from builders and carpenters, to electricians, plumbers, landscapers, drywallers and painters.
In addition to my personal renovation and design projects, I’ve helped multiple family members and friends with their projects over the past 20 years. From choosing paint colours to planning complete-gut renovations; designing kitchens and bathrooms to furniture layout and selection; selecting the right flooring, cabinetry, countertops, tile, and stone.
My experience goes far beyond just choosing rugs and pillows and hanging art, though staging and styling is one of my favourite aspects of any job as I love to see it all come together and become a beautiful space that people love being in.
I’m currently enrolled and 3/4 of the way finished an Associate Degree in Interior Decorating through Canada’s Yorkville University. I’ve undertaking design-based coursework in drafting, CADD, the history of furniture and design, materials and textiles, staging and styling.
I’m a certified True Colour Expert for Interior and Exterior colour palettes through the Maria Killam Colour System.
I recently took the Owner-Builder course in order to pass the BC Owner-Builder Exam. Through this as well as my experience, I have a good grasp on construction basics and current code in BC. This understanding is invaluable when designing renovations and new builds. I have a good understanding of what is and isn’t possible and what all is exactly involved in renovations of various scopes and sizes.
You don’t need a ‘dream home’ to love your home.
Our homes are the backdrop to our lives.
We are all affected by the aesthetic quality of our environment.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a welcoming home that you love.