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Design Help

It's easy to book a consultation session with one of our knowledgeable and innovative on-staff interior designers.

Simply call us at 613-721-5873 to arrange an appointment, or contact us using this form.

During your session, one of our interior designers will:

  • Visit your home to discuss your current project in detail
  • Show you a detailed room plan so that you can better visualize your home furniture options
  • Make product recommendations that suite your unique needs and lifestyle
  • Help you design a look tailored to your space
Patty Racine

"My passion in life is to bring beauty and order in to other people's lives" - Patty Racine

Patty Racine is an interior designer that has been a part of the Upper Room family for over a decade. She has over 20 years of design experience, having graduated the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Interior Design, and a previous background in landscape design.

Prior to joining Upper Room Home Furnishings, Patty worked primarily on residential design, with emphasis on spatial awareness, floor plans, custom furniture and colour palettes. Her passion for colour brings a fresh take to any room in a home.

Patty comes from a family of artists and imaginative creators. Growing up Patty would constantly arrange her bedroom, wanting to always re-organize and bring a new look to her space. Her love of textiles, design and colour introduced sewing into her life. Patty was guided towards a career in interior design and decor by a teacher that took an interest in her talents.

Sue Kayser

Sue Kayser has been an integral part of the Upper Room. Her experience in design and extensive furniture knowledge makes her an asset to any home design project.

"I am one of the lucky ones. I found the thing I love the most and I am making a career out of it. My first career was as a real estate agent and I quickly realized that I was more interested in redecorating the home than in selling it. I raised my children (two wonderful women), and never missed an opportunity to paint, re-organize and decorate often working with the kids in tow. After the kids were grown, I went back to school for Interior Decorating. Upon graduating I decided so see if others liked my work and if the reaction of my clients is any indication, they love the effect that we can have working together.

Having spent my life designing, I have learned that the key is not my taste, but yours. My role is to help you realize your dream, by bringing my experience, training, sense of space, color and texture to your home."

Amy Findlay

"Travel gave me an appreciation for great design, unique objects, and also the comforts of home. More than ever now, there is nothing better than being in a beautiful, inviting space.”

Amy Findlay brings creative energy and a fresh approach to every project in which she’s involved:

“Finding the right furniture that perfectly fits and functions in your space, and that reflects your style, is important. I can show you the possibilities in materials, textiles, colour, and accessories. Show you how to add texture, light, mix in traditional pieces, create interest in any space. It’s exciting showing people what could be.”

Amy turned a love for fine furniture and art into a career in d?cor after completing the interior decorating course at Algonquin College. Originally from Toronto, she’s been a resident of downtown Ottawa since her days at Carleton University, where she studied Communications and English Literature.

She is also a former member of the Canadian Women’s Professional Hockey League and is a certified sommelier.

Keira McLellan

Keira McLellan is originally from Ottawa, but spent 9 years in Toronto. During that time she graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Interior Design from Ryerson University. She was actively involved in several events and contributed to the design of a gala at the Royal Ontario Museum.

“Having spent so much time in such a diverse city as Toronto, I grew an even larger appreciation for art and design. Attending museums, galleries and events all spanning with a variety of intrigue, design and emotion.”

She comes from a creative home always filled with her mother’s artwork and parents who encouraged her to use her creativity from a young age.

Prior to joining the design consultation team, Keira had an active role in opening our Kanata showroom and has since been creating the design settings you see at all three of our showrooms.

“I have an appreciation for all styles and aesthetics, from stand alone, to a cohesive and eclectic mix. With an attention to spatial function, colour and texture, I want to understand your style, design preferences and to create your desired overall feel.”

COLOUR

Which colours appeal to you? From refined neutrals to entertaining and lively hues, we'll help you choose a colour palette that will set the stage for your entire room.

STYLE

Whether you're traditional or modern: or somewhere in between, we'll help you create a room that's as unique as you are.

TEXTURE

From fabrics and leathers to wood, metal and glass, use a combination of elements to express your style.

MOOD

Use colour, lighting and texture to create the perfect setting in your home. Let our knowledgeable interior designers show you how.

LIFESTYLE / FUNCTION

Size and function play a role in creating a room that works with your daily life. Let our designers help by creating a personal room plan.