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Inspired Designs by Mary-Anne

Mary-Anne Selwa

color consultant, home stager, interior decorator, interior redesigner

Mary-Anne Selwa

Halifax, NS

Inspirational interiors that reflects you

Hello. My name is Mary-Anne.
Are you looking to change the colours in your space or have a home redecorated or simply want to stage your home to sell it? I can help you with that.
My approach to working with you or any client is to listen and to be hands-on. Work with you to meet your final goal in creating a special space for you and or your family or to transform that space to get you top dollar.

Inspired Designs by Mary-Anne is owned and operated by Mary-Anne Selwa. Mary-Anne was born and raised in Ontario and has since moved to the Halifax, Nova Scotia region with her family.

Mary-Anne has over 18 years plus of design experience starting from when she finished school and was hired on with a Paint, Wallpaper, Flooring, Window Treatment, Accessories and Specialty items outfit.

Went to school for decorating just after high school and then at a later date updated herself by completing an online basic course. Mary-Anne has worked with clients for various projects over the years including consultations for overseas. After years of consulting and staying home with her children she once again upgraded her self in a more involved and in depth decorating course and home staging.

Mary-Anne has had a passion for decorating since she was in High School growing up in Ontario. Refurnishing and redesigning her room and other rooms in her parent's home. Has enjoyed helping many of her friends and clients over the years and putting a smile on their faces with the outcome of the projects. Was very successful in her own homes as well with decorating, redecorating inside and curbside appearances for self-enjoyment as well as resale of the homes.

Mary-Anne will be upfront with her advice and support as well as being hands on from start to completion of the project.


Decorating- Are you looking to update your existing space or looking to start fresh? Mary-Anne can work with you from the creation of the design to the completion of the project. She will help you transform your space no matter the budget criteria.

Redesign can be daunting to the average person, to Mary-Anne she finds this to be so much fun to use existing pieces that are in and around the home to transform the space. So weather you are tired of the current look or feel it just isn’t working for you , transforming by using existing pieces of furniture, art and accessories can make a large impact on the flow and functionality of the room/space.

Looking to change the mood or ambiance of your space and cannot decide on a colour Mary-Anne can help you in that process. Keeping with what you currently have in the room or space she can help you create an new vibe.

Purchasing a home is quite personal and Mary-Anne knows that first hand with being in the market herself many times, selling a house is business. Once you decide to list your home it now becomes a product one that should be showcased to maximize its potential. You want your home to be the best on the market and in its price range. You will have to separate yourselves from the home, Mary-Anne will work closely with you and the realtor to achieve this. A professionally staged home will appeal to the broadest possible number of buyers. Statistics show having your home staged provides and excellent return on investment.

Provides a professional, objective view of what it will take to get your home market ready. Visitation of the home is required, during this time we will discuss the plans and go over some ideas measurements and photos will be taken. All of this will be followed up by providing a detailed written report, if necessary with floor plans.
This plan can include furniture, art work, accessories and some basic de cluttering , suggestions of painting and or repairs. This package will include the adding pieces all necessary to get it market ready, it does not include any painting or repairs that need to be made.
A vacant home that needs to be staged requires an initial visit and consultation. There will be a quote given, based upon rental process and amount of furniture and accessories needed. After approval the services include delivery and placing of furniture and accessories. This service does not include any painting or repairs but will give recommendations on contractors.
Mary-Anne looks forward to working with you and or your family to complete your vision from start to completion.


Ciao, where go begin to sing the praises of Mary-Anne Scatuchio-Selwa. Mary-Anne processes a keenly astute sense of impeccable taste coupled with trendy colours and tops it of with a bold, daring touch! This I have witnessed frequenting her home throughout the years! Her own home always reflected a constant evolution of exciting decor in walls, window coverings, upholstery, furnishings and accents. Now who better qualified with her innate vocation and designation to consult than Mary-Anne? I found myself 5,500 kilometres from Canada in Northern Italy, having inherited a galley kitchen which was a total disaster! Olive green cupboards, our fire engine red small appliances with the worst, boring backsplash cream coloured tiles with gold scrolls echoing the sixties! To me it felt like a Christmas gone bad . Mary-Anne was instrumental in helping me make some sense of this mess. A simple, quick inexpensive solution was decorative , washable adhesive tiles. The problem now was which ones as there were so many patterns and colours. No problem as Mary-Anne without hesitation helped me choose the one from the narrowed down finalists. This decisiveness gave me the push I needed as her visualization is flawless! I was off and running with this project. Couldn't wait for them to arrive and install myself to have my bright new kitchen come to fruition. Amazing how such a small change can make such a huge difference. This new look was perfect in modern design to marry rage green and red colours to a fun ambiance and a true pleasure to cook in! So no doubt I needed Mary-Anne to resolve and give me the motivation without regrets. I recommend Mary-Anne to guide and transform your present nightmarish environment to a dreamy one! Thank you Mary-Anne!

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