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. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Design & Design Management from the University of Manchester Deborah then 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 and commercial design. Achieving a great interior is all about capturing the personalities and tastes of the clients and reflecting that in their home or business. 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. On some recent projects Deborah has had the opportunity to expand her expertise with accessible design. Creating an accessible home allows the blending of function and aesthetics that can be life changing for the home owner and their families.
As an independent designer Deborah offers a full range of services ranging from large scale renovations to smaller projects. With a strong command of colour and textiles Deborah can give you the confidence to inject some colour into you home by way of paint, furnishings and now more recently also her own ranges of wallpapers and fabrics.