Interior Design Studio

Luxury Interiors for the Busy Professional
Have a space that makes you want to come home early

Great spaces do not happen by accident. Some people have a gift for putting together rooms in a way that is pleasing to the eye, as well as functional. However, most people struggle with this. It seems so easy, but still, they cannot make it happen.  When I look at and plan a room, I always base it on the principles of design: scale and proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, and harmony. For a room to come together well, all these principles should be considered. I also pay attention to the elements of design: space, line, shape and mass, texture, light, color, and pattern. As an interior stylist, I use the knowledge in these areas to create interiors that are physically and psychologically comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional.

Entertain in Style | Main Level Decor | Newfoundland

This house had some lovely features but it also had a few issues to be resolved before the homeowners finally had their own perfect spot to either relax with a glass of wine or to entertain friends and family. No need for major renovations here. New paint choices, luxurious drapery, proper light temperature and placement and carefully chosen furniture work to create vision harmony. Comfortable caramels and warm greys create a calming, inviting space that’s sophisticated but not pretentious. Together we achieved a room that says come in and relax. Stay a while.

Style Rejuvenation for the Young and Young at Heart | Halifax

The clients in this lovely home are a young family with two beautiful children so our challenge was to create a design that worked for a growing family but also reflected the colourful and refined style of the client. Early in the process my client revealed that she really wanted a relatively new, blue tufted sofa and the gold custom drapes to stay as integral pieces of the interior design. This client also loves being surrounded in colour – and so do the children, of course. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age.

Contemporary Living | Main Level Decor | Halifax

It’s always helpful when a client knows what they want and these clients knew that grey, white and red was the colour palette that spoke to them. We were able to start from scratch since there was no furniture they were bringing to this new home. This was a clean slate that was a pleasure to decorate piece by well-chosen piece. The end result suited their personalities perfectly. Clean, contemporary pieces are grouped for entertaining but, with guests or on their own, this couple feels great about coming home every day. Early in the process my client revealed that she really wanted a relatively new, blue tufted sofa and the gold custom drapes to stay as integral pieces of the interior design. This client also loves being surrounded in colour – and so do the children, of course. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age.

Downtown Condo| Redesign Main Level | Downtown Halifax

How can you resist this iconic view!? When a lovely couple purchased this condo as their first home together, it had no personality and not much appeal – except for the vista. We devised a plan to highlight the view of the waterfront and to define a style that reflected both of these homeowners’ tastes. Given that they share the love of entertaining, our decisions needed to be comfortable and functional. The completed project is a warm, sophisticated space. Open, the 10 foot long drapes frame the view perfectly, yet with a push of a button, a motorized rod ensures they have complete and immediate privacy. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age.

Functional Rec Room/Play Room with Convenient Storage | Halifax

When I first visited this huge basement room, it was apparent that I needed to create purpose. While the couple wanted the room to continue to be a play room for their two young children, they also wanted a grown-up area where they could watch sports, movies, and entertain friends. First, we separated the areas into two unique zones so the eye could define function for adults and kids equally. We followed up with clever storage solutions so that clean up could be quick and easy. The end result is contemporary for when adults are utilizing the space, with a custom sofa table and seating, perfect for a crowd to watch the big game. In the play side of the room, the custom area rug was designed to look like spilled milk to add some whimsy although the kids’ area is not so defined that it can’t be easily changes as the kids’ tastes and needs change with maturity. The completed project is a warm, sophisticated space. Open, the 10 foot long drapes frame the view perfectly, yet with a push of a button, a motorized rod ensures they have complete and immediate privacy. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age.

Lovely Living | Main Level Redesign | Halifax

The young family purchased this home and lived in it for five years in the former owners’ colours and style. Then, it was finally time to reflect their own styles. We had fun choosing new colours, new furniture pieces and redefining style, including large elements redesigns such as the fireplace. We replaced the more traditional style fireplace with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling surround clad in a gorgeous custom Italian tile. We worked in some existing furniture and art that they loved but found that simply placing furniture in a different orientation and showcasing the art made a dramatic difference to the overall feel. First, we separated the areas into two unique zones so the eye could define function for adults and kids equally. We followed up with clever storage solutions so that clean up could be quick and easy. The end result is contemporary for when adults are utilizing the space, with a custom sofa table and seating, perfect for a crowd to watch the big game. In the play side of the room, the custom area rug was designed to look like spilled milk to add some whimsy although the kids’ area is not so defined that it can’t be easily changes as the kids’ tastes and needs change with maturity. The completed project is a warm, sophisticated space. Open, the 10 foot long drapes frame the view perfectly, yet with a push of a button, a motorized rod ensures they have complete and immediate privacy. In the end, we used resilient finishes, stain resistant fabrics that retain their luxury look and feel and this delivered a beautiful space that holds appeal no matter the age.

Sports Room/Home Gym | Halifax

It may be hard to imagine that recently this area had absolutely no definitive function. Now, the room is a home gym and is also a place for the whole family to gather for a movie or the crowd to gather to watch a game in true comfort. It may be hard to imagine that recently this area had absolutely no definitive function. Now, the room is a home gym and is also a place for the whole family to gather for a movie or the crowd to gather to watch a game in true comfort. A redefined floor plan, well-chosen finishes and furniture, transformed this room into a multi-functional space. The original wall-to-wall carpet was replaced with this beautiful, luxury vinyl plank which looks like wood but is sturdy and hard-wearing. Its practicality means there is no need for special mats under the gym equipment and no worries about spills. Time to invite the gang over to watch the game!

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