Thanks for visiting my website. I thought I’d share a bit about me so you know who I am, what’s influenced me, and how I can help you. Someone once wrote this about me and it captures how I feel about decorating so I thought I’d share it with you: “When Clarissa walks into just about any room, her eyes light up. Even if is already decorated beautifully, Clarissa’s creative mind is always envisioning different possibilities. She has an eye for detail and a flair for style – not to mention a lot of practice and training – and it’s simply second nature for her to look at things from a design perspective.”
Although born and raised in Canada, I have lived in both South Africa and Europe. This offered me the opportunity to travel and experience firsthand the layers of history, design, and architecture.
I was lucky enough to live in Europe for 15 years. During that time I opened a retail store selling interior fabrics and furnishings.
When I moved back to Canada I was able to “re-design” my life. I earned a Certificate in Interior Decorating from George Brown College. It was the perfect outlet for my artistic side. I also completed a Staging Certificate from Staged Homes.
At the same time I obtained a real estate license so I could blend my marketing background (a Master’s Degree in Marketing) with my love of helping people buy and create their perfect home.
As you can see from the website I have helped a myriad of clients beautify their spaces – whether it’s creating an enjoyable home and space; or improving and/or staging for selling or investment purposes.
I really enjoy teaching Interior Decorating and sharing my knowledge – I taught at George Brown College for a few years. For the past 6 years I have been fortunate enough to teach many different Interior Decorating courses online through Mount Royal University.
These days you can join me in class for the Business of Interior Decorating course or the Kitchen Designs course at Sheridan College in Mississauga. New classes starting in May 2020.
I’m a proud member of DDA – Decorators & Designers Association of Canada.