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Meet your Design Team

Your home is your sanctuary. Above all else it really needs to reflect your own personal style. At Fresco Interiors we’re there to assist you... gently... in the right direction. By helping you choose colours that flow, furnishings that work with your lifestyle, and provide you with advice to save you from making expensive design mistakes. You can hire a designer on a simple consultation basis, or have them complete the entire project, whichever works best with your budget. Your home should make you smile each time you walk in the door. It is a sincere pleasure to work with each and every one of our clients..to create a home they love, and love to come to.

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Charlene Schumacher

Principal Designer

Formal Education & Experience

Fashion Design Certificate – 1983

 Founder - Ladies in Waiting Maternity (retail clothing store)1984-1990  

 Founder - C.S Fashion Corp

(Clothing Factory) 1984-1990

Interior Design Certificate – 2002

Founder – Fresco Interiors - 2003

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Paula Balkwill
Interior Design Consultant

IDAS Designer
BID, IDC Member

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Enxhi Carcani

Design Consultant

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Megan Wetherill

Administration Assistant

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Marisa Redden

Archatectual Technologist

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Charlene Schumacher - Principal Designer 

 

The passion to create distinctive, expressive interiors which reflect the needs of the client inspired me to open the doors of Fresco Interiors in 2003. The word “Fresco” meaning “Fresh” in Italian depicts the essence of a Fresco Interiors space. I love rooms that feel fresh and alive while expressing comfort and warmth. Your home should be an extension of your thoughts and innermost dreams.

 

Fresco means to weave art into our lives.

For me... Art is Life... and Life is Art.

 

I have studied art as my first love... then fashion design, which naturally evolved into my true passion... Interior Design. I feel so fortunate to be able to use my love of fabrics, and color mixed with multiple mediums to weave texture and contrasts into each new space.

 

I believe that great design is a culmination of a clients influence, inspiration, and evolution.

Homes evolve as the client’s “true heart” is revealed.

 

Each new project starts with creating a conceptual vision. It allows the client to “see” the finished space before a single wall is built. The ultimate satisfaction is completing a home which captures the soul of the owner, it may feel airy, sophisticated, opulent or streamlined.... it may be a quiet sanctuary, or a family haven, or an edgy loft.

 

It should always make you smile as you open the door... as it welcomes you with open arms.

Find your Bliss...Live Life Beautifully.

Paula Goebel - Interior Designer

Paula grew up in Saskatoon, and studied interior design in Toronto, ON.

She has been with Fresco interiors since 2015 as an Interior Design Consultant.

Paula has a passion for travelling, furniture & lighting design, painting, sports, sustainable design and interior design.

She believes your home should reflect your personal style and have rooms where you can be comfortable in beautifully designed spaces. 

She has been involved in commercial and residential design, and designed an SRHBA award winning home renovation.

 

Formal Education & Experience

BID Bachelor of Interior Design 

4 year program in Toronto, ON

Fresco Interiors 

Design Consultant Since 2015

BID, IDAS Designer