Having grown up in a household devoted to the manufacture of high end bespoke soft furnishings, Deborah has always had a love of fabrics and colour. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Design & Design Management from the University of Manchester and spent the next 10 years working in Visual Merchandising & Design for John Lewis & Partners, a retail giant in the UK. Her eye for design, attention to detail and planning expertise was used to full effect creating engaging window displays and managing a team of Visual Merchandisers.
After moving to Canada in 2004 Deborah began working as part of the team at Robinson Interior Design in Oakville, collaborating on many high-end residential design projects in and around the Toronto area.
Deborah’s talent for visual merchandising in the retail world has easily transferred into residential design. Achieving a great interior is all about capturing the personalities and tastes of the homeowners and reflecting that in their home. It isn’t about imposing Deborah’s personal taste in design but rather finding the essence of the client and drawing on that to turn a potentially great space into a beautiful home.
As an independent designer Deborah offers a full service of interior design ranging from large scale renovations to smaller projects as well as the selection of furniture and accessories. She continues to work with Robinson Interior Design but has recently added a collaboration with Custom Home Decor, a drapery and window treatment workroom. In her capacity as a Technical Advisor and Design Consultant she imparts her in-depth knowledge in the field of soft furnishings helping to finish or transform a client’s space.
Recently Deborah has had the opportunity to expand her expertise in accessible design while working on a project which involves the total renovation of a family home to include an elevator and “wheel-under” kitchen among other features. This a project that allows for the blending of function and aesthetics and the results will be stunning.