The self-described entrepreneur, wife and mother of two, offers sustainable design, renovation and decorating expertise to both residential and commercial clients, many of whom reside in the Beaches.
Originally from Guelph, Paula began her career in marketing and advertising, but it wasn’t until a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom did she realize her knack for interior design.
In fact, it was a hired contractor that was renovating the Kerr family home that commented on Paula’s ability to see space differently, and sought her help on another client project. Within 8 months Paula developed her own business, and the rest, as they say, is history.
“Nowadays, when we think of home renovation, we think of do-it-yourself shows”, says Paula. “Mike Holmes has catapulted renovation into a household name, alongside Home & Garden TV Shows such as Love It or List It, and Property Brothers. There’s a lot of noise”
Rising above the noise, is what Paula does best. She listens to her clients to provide beautifully designed interiors that enhance their needs, both structurally and aesthetically.
Whether it is renovating basements and bathrooms, or converting and retro-fitting unique spaces, such as sauna rooms and staircases, Paula’s goal is to bring a fresh perspective to sustainable design. Re-cycling, re-purposing, and re-building are mantras that she lives by.
“I like to give customers 2-3 options, and then narrow it down based on an understanding of their needs”, Paula explains. “This way, they don’t get overwhelmed”. Customers can also benefit from an ideas book that she generates after each consultation, as well as tips and industry trends.
“The market place is abuzz right now with multi-purpose furnishings for small spaces “, advises Paula, who recommends accent walls, off-the-floor furniture, layering textures, colours and patterns to create the illusion of more space.
Call Paula for a consultation.
Your Home Design • 415-999-3799 • yourhomedesign.ca
by Alison Copeland