Beautiful, Livable + Sustainable

Beautiful spaces are necessary to your physical and emotional well-being.

Livability ensures all ages and abilities can enjoy your home to the fullest.

Green design, your well-being, and your pocket book are all key to a sustainable home.


Interior Decor + Design

in Halifax, Annapolis Valley + South Shore, Nova Scotia

Are you concerned about whether you’ll make the best choices for bringing value, beauty, and joyful living to your home?

Relax and let me be

your guide


Whether you have a small design dilemma or an entirely new home to plan and build, as an award winning certified design professional with 20+ years of industry experience, I’ll guide you with creative solutions and sound advice every step of the way.

You’ll accomplish your goal of the perfect-for-you home.  And, you’ll feel confident that you’ve made great choices that add timeless value to your investment and your everyday life.


Simple steps to beautiful spaces that work

for people of all ages and abilities

Design services are available in person and online.

Services are divided into steps so you’ll be able to tap into my creativity, expertise, guidance, and resources as you need them.

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Deborah Nicholson Custom Design

Design Work Session    $350

This is a real roll-up-your-sleeves work session. You’ll have solutions, gain clarity, learn about resources, and finish up with an action plan to lead you towards your design goals.


Colour Work Session    $250

You’ll have a complete colour palette in hand that resonates with you and shows off your home to it’s ultimate best.


Deborah Nicholson Initial Consultation

Design Concept, Plans + Budget*

Here you’ll have all the design details you’ll need. You’ll have a clear plan to understand the steps to reach your goals, an idea of costs, and the visuals to understand how it will all come together in your well designed home.   All details and documents will be in easy reach 24/7, organized in your private online studio.


+Design Procurement*

Leave the shopping to me to make the most of my designer knowledge, trades-only access, and designer-preferred pricing. You’ll be sure to have the ideal size, look, and function for the key pieces of your project.  You’ll have a complete shopping list with details and prices, accessible to you 24/7 in your online studio.

Deborah Nicholson Design Implementation

Designer-Directed Implementation*

With this service, you’ll be sure that the design vision you’re anticipating will be your beautiful home to enjoy at the end of your project. I’ll ensure that your goals are met and the work stays on track and on budget.

+Design Style $560

By the end of a design project, most home owners are tired.  They just want to relax and enjoy their new surroundings.   This service will help erase that last of the stress ease you into enjoying your well designed home.

We’ll review your decor accessories to see what will work in the new design. We’ll create a shopping list to fill in the gaps.  You can either send me out shopping, we can go together (see Let’s Go Shopping!), or you can shop with your list in hand.  We’ll meet again to put everything in its place.

Paper Plane Dreams

Client-Directed Implementation**

If you have free time and you’re up for the challenge of working directly with your General Contractor and Trades, access my guidance on an as-needed basis with this service option.   If you get overwhelmed, you’ll be able to easily switch to a Designer-Directed Implementation


Designer on Call**

Sometimes, you need a quick design answer on the fly. Other times you may need an in-depth work session. With this service, you have fast answers to important questions from your trusted designer. This is the perfect pay-by-the hour design service.

* You’ll receive a quote dependent on the Scope of Work for your project.  A $500 deposit will get your home design started and you’ll be invoiced bi-weekly.
** A deposit of $195 with invoicing bi-weekly will get these services underway.
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and include HST.

“Deborah listens. And, without pressuring us in any way, challenges us to consider some bolder and more creative options.  She sees the whole picture while understanding how all the elements will complement one another.

A talented and knowledgeable professional, Deborah is an invaluable consultant, a clear and diplomatic communicator. She’s efficient and organized and, has undoubtedly, saved us many dollars and many costly mistakes!”

– Bonnie Y and Carole V