Michelle Blake

color consultant, home stager, interior decorator, interior redesigner, professional organizer

Michelle Blake
Calgary, AB
403-680-0327
michelle.blakedesign@shaw.ca
Certifications

Interior design that enriches your everyday life.

CreativeSpaces is a Calgary based full service interior design studio specializing in high end residential projects. The mission of CreativeSpaces is to create interiors that are timeless, original and warm and that reflect our clients lifestyle and personality.

CreativeSpaces was formed by Michelle Blake a trained interior, web and graphic designer. For as long as Michelle can remember she has always been passionate about design. As a child she used to create play houses in her basement or design elaborate Barbie houses. When the house was done, so was she… off to her next project! Her understanding of scale, proportion and design leads her to create harmonious, clean and warm residential environments.

Becoming an Interior Designer was always Michelle's dream but when she took time off to travel to Europe while studying at university her career was sidetracked to the world of graphic/web design. She started her graphic design career in London, England and worked in this field for over 15 years. Michelle always felt very fortunate to be in the design industry, whether it was graphic or interior, the elements and principles of design were the same.

Two years ago, after a lot of thought and planning, she made the decision to give up her graphic/web design career and business and pursue her true passion, interior design. She enrolled at QC Design School and is in the process of completing her final project. She has worked on many projects for clients, friends and family whilst completing her training.

Michelle's expertise lies in her extensive experience in the world of design, being able to listen closely to her clients to develop a deep understanding of their needs, lifestyle and taste. Her ability to develop relationships based on respect, trust, and confidence and truly connect with her clients and give each and every one of them the personal attention they deserve has been the key to her success as a designer.

Services

CreativeSpaces focuses on residential homes, offering comprehensive interior design services, staging and color consultation.

Interior Redesign:
Our ultimate goal at CreativeSpaces is to give our clients an interior that is stylish and functional, reflective of their personality, individual tastes and complementary of their lifestyle while staying within their budget.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU!
- Oversee your project with professionalism, respect, and integrity
- Guide you through the entire design process
- Maximize the functionality of your space
- Communicate in a timely manner
- Execute a timeless and beautiful design that reflects your lifestyle and personality
- Collaborate with you closely to achieve the design of your dreams

Colour Consultation:
Often simply repainting a room can give it a new lease of life or dramatically change its look and feel. However, with so many colours, suppliers and finishes on the market, choosing the right colour and type of paint for your space can be an intimidating prospect.

CreativeSpaces will visit your home to discuss your plans, favourite colours and any specific ideas you have in mind as well as make an assessment of the room, space, lighting sources and what the room will be used for.

Following the consultation we will present you with written specification giving you details of the recommended colours and finishes along with wallpaper designs if required.

Fees are charged according to the complexity of the job and will be discussed and agreed with you.

Home Staging:
Home Staging is the art of dressing and preparing a property for selling to achieve a faster sale at the best price. The goal of staging is to make your property appeal to the highest number of viewers and create a scene that buyers aspire to live in.

At CreativeSpaces we work directly with homeowners, realtors and builders in Calgary and surrounding areas. We offer a varied range of services to assist you in getting your property in tip top shape for selling. Whether you simply need advice and guidance or prefer hands on practical help our services can be tailor made to suit your needs and budget.

We guide you, room by room, through the staging process, providing you with the necessary steps needed to stage your own home and create an outstanding first impression or you can leave it to us and we'll do it for you.

Professional Organizer:
Overwhelmed by clutter in your home? Are you facing a challenging move, downsizing or moving an elderly loved one?

CreativeSpaces offers an organizing service that is geared towards order and beauty. We offer simple, insightful solutions to complex organizing problems. Our systems create balance and clarity.

Less clutter means more space. Less time searching allows more to be accomplished. Less mess enables you to enjoy more of what you love.

We understand life gets busy. Things get pushed aside. We offer long-lasting organizing solutions. With a professional organizer at your side you’ll work through organizing and moving challenges once and for all.

We are based in Calgary but also service Airdrie and Cochrane.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call Michelle Blake at 403.680.0327 or send an email to: michelle.blakedesign@shaw.ca

Testimonials

I was extremely happy with my experience with Michelle. Michelle spent a great deal of time interviewing me to find out what I liked. She came up with a few different designs and one particular one that I fell in love with. I loved the bold ideas, yet not so outside of the box that I felt uncomfortable. She spent a lot of time coming up with the right colors for me. This was not an easy task as she needed to find ones that matched my furniture. She was so patient and kind with me. What I loved most about working with Michelle is she never left me to feel abandoned through the process.

Monica Eldred

Michelle was fantastic! She listened carefully to my goals and took into consideration my thoughts about possibilities for my apartment and then improved on them immensely.

Terri Mckillop