Welcome to You Design!

I know what you’re thinking.  What do you mean I’m paying you for ME to do the work?  Here’s the thing.  I’m not like other designers.  Ask my husband.  I have a not so secret obsession with all things luxe.  I lust after the latest issue of Architectural Digest, I hoard catalogs from Restoration Hardware and am a Pinterest addict of maniacal proportions.  But I have no money.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been unbelievably blessed to have an amazing family, a beautiful home and the opportunity to stay at home and start this project, but my home, like sooo many others in this city, is built en masse by one of Calgary’s boring many builders.  I can’t afford character.  My home, while the perfect size for my lovely family of 4 (+dog,)  doesn’t quite accomodate the $7245 9′ Churchill Sofa and what’s more, I know how many beautiful shoes that extra $6245 can buy me after I buy a perfectly suitable $1000 couch.

So this is where I come in.  I’m not going to spend your money- I’m going to save it.  I’m not like the other designers in this city who will expertly take some large sum of money and turn your room/house into a vision of beauty while you’re at the office working overtime to pay that bill.  I could do it, but there are people who are far better at it than me and you should hire them instead.  I have the unique talent of  taking that vision and deconstructing it into a series of DIY projects that my husband doesn’t notice in the bank account, and this is what I can do for you.  I’ll take your vision (or mine, depending on how visual you are!) and guide you through the process of transforming your space into that pin you pinned, that page you ripped out of house & home, or that vignette you saw at the home show, with your own two hands and the money in your pocket (but just that tiny 5th pocket in your jeans that doesn’t fit much.)