The journey to this exciting career has been both unique and personal. My approach to everything in life is very thoughtful and the path to my career reflects this. As a single mother of two wonderful children, I have built my career from the ground-up. Growing up in Saint Petersburg, Russia and having an opportunity to live in Israel before coming to Canada have given me a wonderful perspective on culture, art and architecture.
Originally my career began in Information Technology and as top management, my role involved extensive travel. While on business trips I found myself fascinated by Europe and the many style designs, modern concepts and decor. I started collecting pictures of new ideas while diversifying my own outlook of Western norms and styles. My Russian background and passion for art and history initiated the thought of changing my career.
At first, I started out small; I renovated my own house with design ideas inspired from catalogs, magazines and shows. I have always been intrigued by new concepts and clean lines of simplicity; unique styles to suit every one of us. I realized that my passion was evolving into something bigger. I began to travel more and took it upon myself to do as much sightseeing as possible within every city that I visited. I was continuously inspired by the various architectural styles and designs. I started to invest in other real estate projects as well such as the purchase of several Air B&B’s; I was developing an in-depth understanding of the real estate market.
What I required at this point was an extensive education. At Ultimate Academy®, I received certifications in Home Staging, Feng Shui, Professional Organizing, and Decorating & ReDesign. I was onto a new and exciting adventure that would pave the way to my dream career! With this acquired knowledge, I was able to help many clients make important decisions regarding building, renovating, decorating and staging their homes.
I am proud to say that I have ongoing projects in Spain, and continue to travel all over the globe while attending design shows. In fact, many of the accessories that I acquire for Home Staging, Feng Shui, and Decorating & ReDesign are inspired by the design shows that I attend. Due to my dynamic view of the world, I believe that design is not static; colours and trends change continuously. I am thrilled to bring the European flair to North America and share with you the beauty and comfort of design at its best.
I put my heart into everything I do. I have always believed that anyone could achieve great success and I am a prime example of that! I am an “all-in” type of person and that is how I have approached my career. I am always ready to continue learning and creating so that we can all enjoy our homes and enrich the time spent there!