Q: What’s the difference between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator?

An Interior Designer concentrates on structural aspects of your home, ie. if walls need to be moved, if drawings need to be sent to the city for permits, etc. An Interior Decorator is trained in the aesthetic aspects of your home. I have a unique eye for colour, the knowledge to confidently recommend the proper finishes for your walls, floors, windows, kitchens and bathrooms, have acquired a strong understanding for furniture, lighting and accessory selections.

Q: What drives you to keep your business striving for excellence?

My clients, the people I get to help! I love being invited into homes to help with a vision they really want to achieve. I strive to be approachable, reliable, creative and provide great value to every one I have the chance to work with.

Q: How do you help your clients?

I help people take the vision they have been dreaming of and make it a reality. It’s so hard to watch all these ‘how to’ shows that make it look so easy, then walk in to a paint, lighting, tile or decorating shop and become completely overwhelmed with choice. Not every thing in the shop is the right choice for your home, I help take what you already have or your new vision and choose the finishes that are correct for you and your space.

Q: How did you get your start?

While at School for graphic design I asked my Landlord Murray if he had any extra work that I could help with. The next day we were cutting down a huge tree, the next day we were paving a driveway, roofing a house, dry walling, painting, landscaping then building houses from the ground up. I loved it so much I studied professional painting & decorative wall finishes and opened my very first business Facelift Interiors. I then discovered how important Interior Design worked into my plan and graduated with Presidential Honours from Westervelt College in 2006.