"DESIGN IS A JOURNEY ABOUT DELVING DEEPER
INTO WHO YOU ARE, AND DEVELOPING AN IDENTITY THAT EXPRESSES THAT."
Where we grew up, the people we've met, and the experiences we've had are a few of the many factors that make us who we are. Throughout my career I have learned that these experiences are what form the foundation of what design means to me - delving deeper into who we are and developing an identity that expresses that.
I was raised in Canada, and started my career in design at Ryerson University. But it was really my experiences of living and working abroad that strengthened my career and shaped my design perspective. Reaching out to my Caribbean roots, I spent three years working for renowned architecture firms in Trinidad & Tobago, marrying my Canadian contemporary style with a Caribbean-chic aesthetic. I then decided to broaden my design scope and moved to Scotland to study furniture design, where I also polished my design skills working for an award-winning interior design firm. I loved living in the UK, it was such a wonderful time of growth and learning, it was where I also met my now husband.
After returning to Canada in 2018, I started Da Costa Interiors with the specific intent of offering clients a service that highlights, celebrates, and showcases their identity and lifestyle.
MY DESIGN PROCESS
The design process is a journey of discovery - about uncovering what defines you and shapes your way of life. I will work to uncover the vision you aspire to for your lifestyle, and implement it as a cohesive design throughout your home.
Each project begins with an at-home consultation to establish the project brief by discussing aspects of your life and how your home can better suit you. I will develop a design concept complete with floor plans, 3D visualizations, and furniture & finishes selections. I will work with my team of trade professionals to look after ordering, delivering, and implementing your design.
Sometimes you need a little guidance or inspiration to help you figure out how to design your home to better reflect your style and taste. I am happy to meet you on an hourly basis to offer guidance to help you get started on your design journey.
In an at-home consultation I will offer my recommendations on furniture, paint colours & wall treatments, lighting, window treatments, and accessories. At the end of each meeting I will provide you with a comprehensive report outlining the design solutions we discussed to help you on your way.
Styling your home is like wearing jewelry, adding those little details to complete your look. Art, accessories, and accent furniture are design details that speak to you, and add the finishing touches to a home that expresses your lifestyle.
I will consult with you to address all the areas in your home that are in need of a little "jewelry". You will then be presented with a carefully compiled and personalized selection of furniture and accessories to choose from. Once you are happy with your selection, I will oversee ordering, delivering, and styling your new pieces on your behalf.