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Carolynne Arnold

color consultant , interior decorator

Carolynne Arnold

Ottawa, ON

Great design is emotional, functional and truly inspirational

A home is an emotional as well as a very individual space therefore it is important to listen to a client’s needs and desires to create the perfect personal space while at the same time infusing my unique design sensibility into every project. Beauty is subjective therefore my role as a decorator is to help each client express their vision by suggesting and guiding.

My inspiration for design comes from my love of beautiful fabrics, antiques, flea markets, art, nature and history which I use to create warm, comfortable and functional living spaces. I love mixing old with new as I believe this creates an interesting space that is multilayered rather than predictable.

I am also a firm believer in reusing and recycling old items and reinterpreting them in a way that gives them new meaning and life. Not only is this environmentally responsible but it also helps to maintain a sense of history and nostalgia for each client. Great Grandma’s old buffet which might have lost some of its luster and design purpose in its’ current state can absolutely be given a new life with new hardware, paint, a new stain or even a beautiful wallpaper.

Having worked directly and indirectly in the interior design and decorating industry for the past 7 years and having been exposed to some of the best designers I believe to be in Ottawa, my main motivation now is to develop my own business.


Interior Decorating including:

- Colour consultations and selection
- Space planning and furniture placement
- Finish selections
- Window Treatments
- Project management
- Concept drawings
- Lighting consultations and selections
- Re upholstery
- Custom furniture
- Personal shopping
- Holiday decorating