Paula-Lyn graduated from Algonquin College in 1990 with a Diploma of Advanced Interior Design. Since graduating Paula-Lyn has worked as an executive office designer for The Department of National Defence, as a kitchen designer, full time 20/20 CAD operator, instructor with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, as a design consultant with Ottawa's leading paint retailer Randall's Paints and presently as the Principal designer at Paula-Lyn Interiors.
"Who we are and how we present ourselves to the world and to our families should always be reflected in our personal spaces. I believe that human nature at its best means to always be growing and striving to become our best selves. Our homes should grow with us and reflect who we are along that journey."
Paula-Lyn Interiors offers full renovation services with the expertise of 360Renos. Dave Bennett has over 25 years of experience in the renovation business. With every quote offered to a home owner, 360Renos also provides its licensing, liability insurance and WSIB insurance. Ensure your contractor does this for your peace of mind!
At PLI, our goal is to make the design-build process an enjoyable one for our clients. Experience has shown us that knowledge of standard procedures helps clients feel comfortable for the duration of the project. We provide all of our clients with a detailed Step by step Design Process so they are never left wondering what the process will be.
Paula-Lyn Interiors takes pride in offering our clients experience, expertise and impeccable integrity to complete projects on time and on budget with outstanding results. From 3D rendered concepts to completion! Paula-Lyn Interiors offers complete design services on kitchens, bathrooms, basements or your entire home!
All design services are billed at an hourly rate of $150. Flat fees available.
Every project is carefully planned and managed by Paula-Lyn Interiors through a series of policies and procedures that have proven results. We are proud to offer our clients an online collaboration and project management tool. Mydoma allows for effective and accurate managing of your project in real time!
Recognizing your lighting needs is only the first step. We understand that the ever changing world of light bulbs and fixtures can be confusing. Let us help you make the best choice not just for style, but for placement, colour temperature and lumens.
Painting is great way to update the whole look and feel of your home! Paula-Lyn is proud to offer selections from C2, Pittsburgh Paints and Benjamin Moore. We leave you with a folder listing your Paint Schedule and send an electronic copy right to your painter. All PLI clients receive a 25% discount at Randall's Paints!
Not looking for a full renovation but your home is still in need of an update? Paula-Lyn Interiors provides re-upholstery services, custom furniture pieces, space planning and styling. Styling includes sourcing and placement of furniture, area rugs, window coverings, light fixtures, accessories and more!
"Paula-Lyn has an exceptional eye for colour. With the paint colours she helped us select, and her consideration of other colours in the rooms, she has helped us transform several rooms in our home into exactly the right atmosphere for us. Paula- Lyn is gifted in her ability to see the undertone of paints and the reflections with fabric, draperies and light. We are thrilled with the décor of our home and its reflection of our taste and lifestyle."
Doug & Susan
" For the past several months we have been in the process of downsizing from a fairly large home to a down town city condo. Such changes in lifestyle, together with a long distance move, meant that we virtually had to start over in regard to furnishings and decor. And that's where we came into contact with Paula-Lyn. She has guided us and mentored us through the whole experience and we can honestly say that we could not have made the adjustment without her. We have a comfortable and well-coordinated living space without the hassle of trying to find the right components ourselves, leaving us free to enjoy our new life to the full. "
Eleanor & Moe
" work at up upscale furniture store, where I deal with many designers bringing in their clients. Paula-Lyn stands out in many ways because of her professionalism, organizational skills, unique designs, creativity, and graciousness while dealing with clients and staff alike. Many designers appear at a loss in the first stages of design, or when a client changes their mind. Instead, Paula-Lyn at all times remains focused, calm, and in control of the situation, while ensuring that her clients are delighted with the results. Witnessing her work is a delightful treat."
" We have been working with Paula-Lyn Interiors as we complete a house makeover/remodel. Paula-Lyn is amazing and a dream to work with! With fresh and innovative ideas, Paula-Lyn was able to capture our vision (or have a vision where we didn’t) and execute the design flawlessly. She was professional, warm and fun to work with. She has a great process for gleaning the styles & colors that you love. She listened to our ideas, understood our style, and helped us transform our home into a beautiful and relaxing space. Paula-Lyn worked closely with us to help develop designs, layouts, choose furniture, colours, etc. She made a super-complicated process incredibly simple, whether we were ordering a new couch, simply choosing tiles for a laundry room or redesigning the entire kitchen and living room space. We couldn’t be happier with the process or the outcome and the costs were completely in line with initial expectations. Paula-Lyn was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend Paula-Lyn Interiors for any project, large or small! "
" Paula-Lyn was recommended to me by Dave Bennet of 360Renos, and proved a real life-saver. Due to a last-minute foreign posting I did not have time to plan the renovations our house needed to make it rentable, and she stepped in to oversee the aesthetic side of the project, realizing what was needed, making suggestions, sourcing materials ... all via e-mail, across the Atlantic! I would have no hesitation to recommend her services. "
Houzz Customer Service Award winner 3 years in a Row! 2018, 2017, 2016
Top Five Finalist
Small Kitchen Gets big makeover!
"Good design should serve a purpose. Great Design should look effortless while doing it."
We believe that people buy an experience. There are many design firms out there that provide a great end result. At Paula-Lyn Interiors we believe that the end result is only part of the equation. It's the journey along the way that makes people want to work with you again. We take great pride in providing not just a service with outstanding results, but in building long term client relations. We treat every customer like they are our ONLY customer!
"The details are not the details, they make the design."
" William Morris (1834-96) was an artist, designer, writer and political activist. During his time Britain became the leader of the Industrial Revolution. Morris initiated a movement to return to the craft-based skills lost in the Industrial Revolution, which he blamed for not only lower standards in design and manufacture, but also the diminished morale of the working classes. Morris proposed a return to the traditional methods when people took pride in their craftsmanship and products were a simpler nature in which form followed function. At PLI we strive to follow this movement by offering our clients a team of like minded professionals with traditional values and workmanship."