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Meet the Designer Series: Debra Blake Design

Normandeau Window Coverings Calgary has had the pleasure of working with Debra on multiple projects and we think she is absolutely fabulous! Below, Debra shares a bit more about herself and her business!

How did you get started and how long have you been in business?

I began in fashion merchandising years ago, more than I care to admit. After I got married and started our family, I left work to stay home and raise our 3 children. My husbands job had us moving from coast to coast and to NY state for a number of years before returning to Toronto. In 2006 we were transferred back to Calgary where I had the opportunity to work with a high end staging company. This allowed me to hone my design and decor skills preparing me to start my own business in 2012

What do you love about what you do?

I love collaborating with other designers and contractors to develop spaces that reflect our clients and give them a home they love. 

Describe something you have achieved in your business career that you are proud of.

I have successfully completed several whole home renovations resulting in happy clients that love their new homes.

What motivates you to get up everyday? WHY are you doing what you’re doing?

I am motivated by new products, by solving problems with functionality, furniture layouts and overcoming their design dilemmas. I love using clients art and decor in new ways, updating them with a few new pieces and of course, adding drapery!

Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a designer?

We have some very talented designers in Calgary that I follow like Nam Dang Mitchell for one. Her design aesthetic is timeless and beautiful.

Why do your clients use your services?

I think clients use my spacial planning, furniture layout and procurement of art, area rugs, drapery and decor as well as selecting any hard finishes such as tile, flooring and paint for builders.

Instagram – @debrablakedesign

Email – debrablakedesign@gmail.com

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