I feel really blessed that I am able to create. Whether it is designing a new space, writing a story or working on my own line of home accessories, I am never happier than when I am creating. It truly is my passion.
My mother was an interior design enthusiast, avid knitter, tennis player and a 20-year volunteer for the Red Cross. My father was an aircraft foreman who also went to art school and could make or build anything. He specialized in small engine repair and jewelry making (no, that isn't weird at all!). As a result, I am quite eclectic.
My early studies involved fashion design and textiles but my path wasn't clear so I joined the Corporate world and stayed there until 2001 when I launched my specialty interior design business, which uses the priniciples of both Feng Shui and Neuroscience. I joined Montreal Home magazine in 2009 to hone my writing skills and work as a Stylist and Editorial assistant. During that time I created the first Eco Design column in Canada and in 2010 I became Montreal Home's Production Director.
I took a year off to deal with a health issue in 2011 and developed a passion for upcycled wood and chunky wool. Suddenly I found myself developing a line of eco-friendly home accessories and have been honing my craft ever since. Right now my products are only available to my clients but I will be launching a store later on this year.
In the spring of 2016, I took on the task of creating a magazine for the non-profit breast cancer charity called Pink in the City for their 10th anniversary. The new magazine was launched at their annual ball on May 6th, 2016. You may see the finished product online at www.pinkinthecity.ca.
I regularly give lectures on how to create a harmonious home using Neuroscience and Design as well as Feng Shui in Canada and Bermuda and my Design work has been portrayed in the following publications: The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, The Suburban, Wall to Wall, Montreal Home Magazine and the "Royal Gazette" in Bermuda.
I have appeared on the television shows; Citymag, Take One, Salut Beauté, C'est simple comme bonjour, Feng Shui Life and the HGTV show called Buy Me.
I am presently working as the Editorial Manager for Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Home magazines as well as expanding my home accessories brand, which I look forward to sharing with you soon.
"I believe in surrounding yourself with the things you love. That way no matter where you are in your home you will find happiness."