I find inspiration everywhere…during my travels, through my research and especially in old world interiors that have withstood the test of time. Historic houses and century homes are my happy places, and where my imagination loves to play.
First, I always start with your vision. Like an aesthetic alchemist I mix the essence of your ideas with wonderfully whimsical details that can never be repeated. Whether you’re going for dark and moody or white and bright….there’s no cookie cutter here or in the rooms we create.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m designing a 200 year old mansion or a condo built in 1992— we needn’t take ourselves or our spaces too seriously. Sometimes your wall just needs an oil painting of your cat dressed up as Marie Antoinette. It’s your space. Why design for anybody else?
Great design is all about creating dramatic tension and adding dimension. Mixing time periods, styles and cultures. Layering colours, patterns and textures. Yes — more is more!
I’m always seeking special touches to infuse curiosity and meaning into your spaces. We find ways to incorporate your personal collection, family heirlooms and antiques—who knows what bits of brilliance we’ll find in your basement boxes.
Nothing gives me more joy than seeing you love your home. I get goosebumps watching a client fall in love with wallpaper or hearing a grown man use the word “magical” to describe a crystal chandelier.
I also have a background in musical theatre and a lot of energy—so when your custom velvet sofa arrives, expect jazz hands.
One of my favourite past times is scouring flea markets for unique vintage finds. I especially love collecting and reupholstering antique furniture, which my three beloved Ragdoll cats, Maxim, Daphne and Georgie, enjoy immensely.
When I am not delighting my cats or my clients, you will find me with my “guys”; husband Domenic and sons, Christian and Alexander. Usually in Toronto or on the pink sand beaches of the Bahamas.
There is also a good chance you will find me roaming the halls of some crumbling castle or rambling English country house, while pretending I live there.