I have always loved colour, and I have always loved to learn new things. Years ago, during my two maternity leaves, I took my Interior Decorating Certificate by distance education so that I could change my career from a college Adult Education Instructor to a working from home mom with a flexible schedule for my family.

I started my Interior Decorating and home décor boutique business in 2009 when my youngest was two. Although keeping the house clean for customers in a boutique within my home was a challenge, I enjoyed talking to people about colour and décor. Often they would then invite me to their homes to do a home décor consultation for them.

While continuing to offer Interior Decorating services, over the years I changed the location and focus of the boutique to include Fusion Mineral Paint, paint and fused glass workshops, and home décor consignment items. With my teaching background, I feel confident explaining décor and paint techniques and really enjoy spending time helping people create a project or space they love.

Currently I offer online advice and local delivery of Fusion Mineral Paint products. In the spring I will be reopening; I will again be shifting the focus of my business by opening a home décor and paint studio to accommodate larger groups and one on one studio time. I will continue to also offer Interior Decorating services and Fusion Mineral Paint products. This will be a space that encourages creativity and home décor discussions for anyone wanting to come out to the lake and stay awhile.

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