Beginning a twelve year career in the fashion industry at the age of 16, Celia has long been influenced by the spheres of fashion and design; one of her most memorable experiences was the opportunity to work with one of the great fashion icons of our time, Giorgio Armani. She has lived and worked extensively in Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York City, which has given her an international perspective on design.
Celia’s passion for everything home and garden kick started with the interior and exterior renovation of one of her previous homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When the house and property renovation was completed she decided to list it for sale for a price well above the area average “just to see what would happen”. To her and the real estate agents surprise, the house sold the next day. Celia took this as her cue and returned to native Toronto to pursue her calling. After completing her education in Humber’s interior design program and Leatrice Eiseman’s Center for Colour Information and Training, she began laying the groundwork for a new design firm. In 2007, she founded Design for Conscious Living®.
Celia 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 City TV. Celia contributes weekly to the Design Notes blog and is active on social media platforms. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook.