Creative Solutions for New Builds, Renovations + Updates

Decor + Design for Home Interiors

in Halifax, Annapolis Valley + South Shore, Nova Scotia

Are you concerned about making the best choices to add value to your investment and enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your home?

One good choice

leads to another

You’ll have creative design ideas, a clearly defined process, open communication, and a guiding hand from start to finish. Together, we’ll transform your ideas and goals into workable, beautiful solutions above and beyond what you imagined.

Although individual style preferences vary, everyone wants a home that’s calming, friendly, and beautiful – a respite from the hectic, modern world.

Our vision is to see every home, no matter how elaborate or simple, designed to nurture and function for all abilities and ages – so a home always remains home.

We’ll guide you from your initial desire for a better home to that moment when you sit back and smile.  



A Well Designed Home Starts Here

Deborah Nicholson Custom Design

Self-Guided Project

If you’re a DIYer needing design guidance on the fly, a Design Work Session is for you.

This solution is ideal if you’d like to spend a couple of solution-focused hours with your designer and then, with some sound advice, insights and resources, you’re eager to advance your project yourself.

We’ll check off your list with in-session answers to dilemmas such as:

  • best paint colours
  • layout improvements
  • kitchen and bathroom refresh ideas
  • updating light fixtures
  • guidance selecting the right tile, area carpet, sofa, etc.
  • displaying artwork
  • finishing a room

After our Design Work Session, you may need answers as questions arise, or you may want us back for a whole new list. We can continue to collaborate on an hourly basis through our Designer on Call service.

Should you decide you’d like us to take a more active role in your design project, we can easily transition you into our Design Concept + Shopping program

Deborah Nicholson Initial Consultation

Design Concept + Shopping
Starting at $680

This program starts with a Design Query Session.  It’s a Design Work Session plus a whole lot more!

We’ll dig deep into identifying and sorting out your design goals and how they relate to your home, design tastes, budget, expectations, and lifestyle. The Design Concept + Shopping program is completely tailored to your design goals.

Shortly following our Design Query Session, you’ll receive a quote outlining a plan of action.  With your approval and payment, we’ll move forward, distilling your wish list into a clear and achievable plan.  Then, we’ll schedule a presentation of the items you need for your project success – items such as:

  • layouts, space planning, and design sketches,
  • a master colour palette
  • inspiration images
  • an Action Plan, and
  • samples and images of key furnishings, fittings, and finishes, assembled in a shopping list with prices

You’ll be able to shop through us and benefit from our designer resources and preferred prices.  All f the above will be accessible to you in your online studio.

This may be all you need to achieve your design vision or you may be eager to continue our collaboration.  If so, check out Design Development + Delivery and we’ll get started on your  budget, timeline, construction plans, and introduce your to our trusted trades team.

Paper Plane Dreams

Design Development + Delivery
Starting at $3500

Design Development

In addition to all the great design solutions and resources described in the first two programs. You’ll have:

  • our trusted trades people on your project team
  • a Budget and Timeline
  • a Scope of Work
  • construction drawings, and
  • an extensive shopping list of finishes, fittings, furnishings, etc.

You’ll have the big picture along with the details.  With the knowledge you’ve gained, you’ll  feel confident in your understanding of how your home will look and feel.  You’ll know what to expect and how your project will proceed.

Design Delivery

Now, for the excitement of construction, installation and the big reveal!

The Budget,Timeline and Scope of Work will be firmed up, construction drawings will be finalized, agreements signed, and orders placed and tracked. You’ll sign your contract with our General Contractor and the physical transformation of your home will begin.

We’ll update you regularly, arrange deliveries, and document and resolve deficiencies.  We’ll provide clarification to you and our team, and regularly visit your project to ensure everything is being done according to the design plan and all is running smoothly, on schedule and on budget.

As your design project nears completion, we’ll ensure you are delighted with all of the choices you’ve made, and every detail is as it should be.

You’ll know the journey has been an exciting one and the results have, indeed, added value to your investment and enhanced your enjoyment of your beautiful home.

“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