Who We Are
Interior Decorating and Design
At Design for Conscious Living® we offer a wide range of services under the umbrella of interior decorating and design. One or more of these services may apply to your particular project; and regardless of whether you are looking for a simple one time consultation, or assistance with a complete design and installation, we are happy to assist you. Please let us know how we may serve you best.
Styling and Seasonal Decorating
Think of styling as a mini facelift or a temporary change to your décor. It may involve things like minor decluttering and reorganization, adding accessories and plants that compliment a space, decorating for the holiday season, or designing a table setting to wow your dinner guests. Where decorating and design tend to focus on changes to a space that are long term/permanent, styling is transient.
Landscape Decorating and Design
With a little work, your home property would be the perfect place to spend more time outdoors, so what is stopping you? Does the word overwhelm come to mind? Designing outdoor garden rooms, property landscaping, choosing garden bed plants, or installing a gorgeous planter on your front step; these are just a few of the things we specialize in. Let us help turn your overwhelm into excitement.
Celia Alida Rutte is the founder and principal designer of Design for Conscious Living®, an interior and exterior design company in Toronto, Canada. She made her start in the decorating and design industry over 12 years ago when she purchased and flipped a home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is an accredited member of the Canadian Decorator’s Association, and currently developing a presence in the television design industry with numerous guest appearances on Cityline — the popular morning show hosted by Tracy Moore on Citytv.
Latest from the Blog
“Our environment is an integral factor in the quality of life we lead. It affects our moods, our relationships, and our well being. We cannot always maintain the perfect environment, but we can surround ourselves with the colors, objects and fabrics that make us happy.”
– Joseph Ettedgui
- The August Garden | Monthly Gardening Advice for Newly Planted Garden Beds on August 17, 2018 at 8:53 am
DAYLILY FLOWERING IN AUGUST The August Garden | Monthly Gardening Advice for Newly Planted Garden Beds August is a fantastic month for garden planning, especially during the first two or three weeks of the month. That’s when it’s too hot to do anything outside, save sitting in a patio chair with an ice-cold drink. With a view of your garden in front of you and pen and […]
- Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor | Design for Conscious Living on July 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm
PHOTO BY HENGSTREAM ON UPSPLASH Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor | Design for Conscious Living Occasionally when I’m working with a homeowner they will ask me if I can recommend a contractor for their project. My reply is always a variation of the following: “I can recommend contractors to you, but you will have to vet them yourself. The […]