I want to start with a GIANT Congrats to my friend Christine of Bijou & Boheme and family on the safe and highly anticipated birth of child number 4, Jasper!
I thought I would share a bit about myself & how I came to be apart of the world of interiors.
From an early age I was exposed to interiors, sewing, & fabrics. I recall having many meals sharing the kitchen table with my Mom’s trusty Singer sewing machine. There were more times than I can even remember we had to drive around in our 2 door car with drapery rods and rolls of fabric sticking out the passenger window, while I sat in the passenger seat.
I now find myself doing the exact same – I think I was destined to work in this industry.
I did study and work as a make up artist doing everything from bridal makeup, to print work, movies, commercials & music videos.
That is how I met my husband & he still works in the industry.
Ten years ago I found myself working for my Mom at her store, a custom drapery showroom & workroom, answering the phone and booking appointments for clients interested in custom drapery & upholstery.
It’s amazing how many people purchase homes with lots of windows and don’t consider how they will be treated and then the cost, but that’s a whole other story.
I took some interior design courses, and went to work at an interior design firm, this is where I can say I did most of my hands on learning & that’s the best type.
I truly think design is in my blood, I love it. It’s amazing to see the thoughts in your head become reality, and to create a space that someone truly loves is the best part.
Now I have 2 kids and began my own interior design business 3 years ago.
I try my best to work when the kids are at school or in the evenings, but it’s tough sometimes.
Last summer I decided to opened an Etsy shop
I love fabric and I love cushions.
They are the easiest, fastest and most cost effective way to change the look and feeling in a room.
Here is just a sprinkling of what my shop has to offer.
For those who live outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) I also offer what I like to call a
It’s easy for the client, all they have to do is send me inspirational photos, dimensions & photos of the room in question and I will create a Design Box!
Essentially it’s a lovely re-useable black box that will have your design, floor plan, a list of the stores in your area where you can purchase the items specified and all the samples of paints, fabric, wallpaper, stains & anything else they may require to complete the space.
This takes about two weeks to complete & is a very affordable option.
Here are a few of my E-desgn boards
I have also been commissioned to hand paint fabrics for various applications.
The one above is the most requested, it has been created in many different colour ways.
I am even offering up the Design Box & E-Design at 20% OFF, so go now and buy up some pretty cushions and give your room a little more colour for spring!!!
Catch you tomorrow:)