“I don’t follow a particular style. Your space is your story – your story of how you and those you love, enjoy your home. The style that works for you will be uniquely yours and one that I will help you discover. My mission is to guide you on your design journey – to offer solutions, objects, materials, and spaces that inspire, nurture, and provide a safe haven for you and your family and friends.”
Deborah’s talent for empowering people toward positive change was honed over many years coaching dog owners in Toronto. Her ability to see the big picture, the small details, and to resourcefully follow-through came from many years as both an administrator and an entrepreneur.
Throughout, those years of experience-building, several hands-on renovations projects allowed her creative spirit to thrive. A visit to Denmark, suddenly flipped her life priorities when she experienced, firsthand, the simple beauty of functionalistic design. From then on, Deborah was an interior decorator!
Her belief that homes should be designed to nurture and work for people of all abilities and ages has led Deborah to helping many people combine their well-loved treasures with new and creative solutions for living comfortably and joyfully in beautiful, functional homes.
Deborah holds an Interior Design Diploma from the renowned Sheffield School of Interior Design. She’s one of only a handful of designers in Canada to have the designation of Lighting Specialist (LS) from the American Lighting Association. As well, Deborah is the only Certified Living In Place Professional in Atlantic Canada. She’s studied with international colour expert, Kate Smith, holding a certificate in Colour Consulting. As a voracious life-long-learner, she continues to stay current through studies with design and build institutions, such as the International WELL Building Institute, the US Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Lighting Control Institute.
Now based in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Deborah is honoured to bring creative outside-the-box, yet practical design solutions to homeowners across Nova Scotia and beyond through her E-Design Studio.
Of course, helping you with your project is a big responsibility and, to that end, Deborah carries professional liability insurance through Lloyd’s of London.
Certified Interior Decorator
Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP)
Certified Colour Consultant
Lighting Specialist (LS)