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.
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.
Formal Education & Experience
Fashion Design Certificate – 1983
Founder - Ladies in Waiting Maternity (retail clothing store)1984-1990
Founder - C.S Fashion Corp –(Clothing Factory) 1984-19901.2
Interior Design Certificate – 2002
Founder – Fresco Interiors - 2003
Paula Goebel - Interior Design Consultant
Growing up in Saskatoon I had always had a passion for design. It did not matter the area of design, I had always been intrigued by furniture design, fashion, architecture, painting, drawing but mostly interior design.
I was brought up in a life of sports, which I love, however design has always been a great outlet for my artistic flare. My design journey took me to Toronto, where I studied interior design for 4 years receiving a Bachelors of Interior Design. I loved being surrounded by such amazing architectural inspirations, and feel as though it reflects into my designs.
My own personal style incorporates many natural elements, and sustainable alternatives. I am continuously evolving with the trends, however I find it essential to design spaces that are timeless and comfortable. Your home is about YOU, I am there to bring your own personal style out and into your home to make you comfortable and excited to live in your space!
Bachelor of Interior Design - 4 year program in Toronto, ON
Efficient in Revit, Auto CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup, Microsoft programs, as well as hand and computer renderings.
After finishing her internship with Fresco Interiors she was hired on immediately and has been working towards building hours for her NCIDQ certification.
Amber Blue - Interior Design Consultant
I had studied Architectural Technology at NAIT in Edmonton.
My goal for interior design is to help others to create the spaces they live in to be fully functional, both physically and mentally. Your home should be your sanctuary, a place that reflects you, your family and your passions.
I’m here to help decipher your own design style, your needs for functionality, and make your vision come to life.
I think traveling has opened my eyes to new design forms and my drive for helping others. It has also created a focus on sustainable design, something I am very passionate about.
My personal style is mainly modern influenced with the added touch of antiques and other curated items. I love using pieces that tell a story, whether it’s a family heirloom or a hand carved sculpture. They add so much value and personalization to the space.
In the end my design services are always about helping you create a space that you love coming home too, whatever your design style may be. Through my education, passion and experience I will help your vision become a reality you love coming home too.