MEET OUR TEAM AT CPI INTERIORS
CREATING BEAUTIFUL SPACES
Catherine is an award winning designer, winning Canadian Franchise of the Year from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, her Living Room design was chosen as the Dream Room winner in that category, as judged by an esteemed panel of international home furnishings journalists.
She has over 25 years of extensive experience in residential interior design & decorating. Work experience ranging from an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Region's foremost home builder, has established a professional wealth of knowledge that Catherine has built on by hiring professionals. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design and decorating services for any client's needs. Catherine has put together the best design team in Ottawa. Their interior design and decorating experience comes from working on over 5,000 residential projects since 1998. Prior to 1998 Catherine's experience came from both retail and custom design studio projects ranging from new home customization, remodeling of residential spaces, interior decorating, space planning and colour schemes. Her 25 years of combined experiences along with her teams combined 50 years experience provide the clients with a varied and a wealth of knowledge and a resource of unmatched ideas. She uses CPI Interiors as her brand name and joined forces with Decorating Den Interiors in 2012.
Catherine is past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. She also is a member of the Canadian Decorators Association, Capital Business Association, West Ottawa Board of Trade.
Catherine has designed and renovated 100s of kitchens and bathrooms. Has been a guest speaker at many of the Home shows in and around Ottawa over the 20 years, has been a guest lecturer at Algonquin College to the graduating class of Interior Designs, as well as Interior Decorators. She has been published in many different print media, including the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun, Arabella Magazine, Active Adult Magazine, Home Renovation Guide.Com to name a few. She has been interviewed and quoted in a number of national magazines such as Style at Home and Homemakers and McLeans Magazines. She was seen twice a month on Design Line on the A-TV (CTV-2) breakfast show for over 2 years. She has had her own “Expert on Call” call radio show on CFRA radio.
Interior Design Consultant
Natalie loves saving her clients time, money and stress by offering a full range of design services for both new and existing residences. She is known for her customized floor plans, and for helping clients make the most of their space. She specializes in designing homes that flow from room to room.
Creating harmony and balance is one of numerous skills that Natalie acquired during her earlier career as a graphic designer. Her design clients today benefit from her excellent attention to detail, project management and customer service.
Interior Design Consultant
Megan grew up in St. Catharines, attended Fanshawe College in London for Interior Design and now happily calls Ottawa home. She has had a passion for interior design from a young age and now enjoys bringing her clients dreams to life. She specializes in residential design and project management and takes pride in her ability to make a space functional while maintaining a personal touch. She has a keen eye for detail that can be seen in her designs and drawings.
Interior Design Consultant
Margaret has a Diploma in Interior Decoration from Algonquin College and was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Decorator's Association (CDECA) Ambassador's Scholarship Award, for her work in support of the industry. She has a Master's Degree in Politics from Waikato University in New Zealand and an Honours Bachelor in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.
Margaret has returned to Ottawa, and launched a second career, after living and working abroad for over twenty years. The cities she has called home, including Riyadh, Paris, Tehran, Washington, D.C. and Quito, have informed her style and approach to interior decorating. She draws upon these rich cultural influences to create unique spaces for her clients.
She believes that you should live with what you love, honour your personal history, and surround yourself with positive memories and inspiration, whether from a family heirloom, a favourite painting, or an obscure collection which may only have meaning for you. She works closely with her clients to create spaces which are comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing, but which also reflect the essence of who they are.
Interior Design Consultant
Sarah was born and raised in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario. She graduated with honours from the Interior Decorating Program at Algonquin College and was the recipient of the Jean Vincent Parr Design Award for academic achievement and contribution to the promotion and integrity of the interior decorating program and its relationship to the community. Sarah’s inspirations come from her clients, she loves getting to know them and designing a functional space that is completely custom to their likes, style, and needs. Sarah is excited to be apart of the team here at CPI Interior’s and wakes up every morning looking forward to seeing what more this exciting industry has in store for her.
Sarah can be reached at 613-599-5564 x 239 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can follow her on social media.
Interior Design Assistant
Mckale has just recently graduated from the Interior Decorating Program offered at Algonquin College, and is very excited for her future within the design world. She has a passion for decorating and eye for colour, which allows her to design harmonious spaces with a personal touch. Mckale keeps herself updated on all the latest trends within fashion and design, and does her best to incorporate today's trends with timeless pieces to create a lasting design. She looks forward to gaining knowledge and experience with the help of her co-workers and mentor, Catherine.
To reach Mckale, call 613-599-5564 ext 227 or email email@example.com
Micaela is an Interior Design Student studying at Algonquin College in the Bachelor of Interior Design Program. She is currently working with the CPI Interiors team through a summer co-op opportunity, learning as much about the design industry as she possibly can. Interior design has always been a passion of hers. She looks forward to graduating in 2018, starting her career and seeing what the future holds. "An interior is the natural projection of the soul" - Coco Chanel
To reach Micaela, call 613-599-5564 ext 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Assistant & Franchise Development
Emily is from small town west of Ottawa called Ashton, but has always called Ottawa home. She graduated from the Business Management & Entrepreneurship program at Algonquin College and began her journey in the working world with a products and service company before joining CPI INTERIORS. Emily has over 5 year’s experience in customer service and a strong passion for business. She is thrilled to be part of CPI INTERIORS and is so excited to be working in the interior design world.
To reach Emily, call 613-599-5564 ext 225 or email email@example.com
Mark has been working in the home decor industry as a workroom manager in the Ottawa area for over two decades now. He began working for Jerome and Catherine at Ethan Allen in Ottawa 23 years ago and has collaborated with them on window coverings and custom work ever since. He works with the designers and clients at Decorating Den Interiors to provide a smooth transition from concept to reality with all window treatments.
To reach Mark, call 613-599-5564 ext 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen was born in Goose Bay, Labrador, where she grew up with her 2 younger sisters Theresa & Natalie and parents Margaret and John Davis. Moving to the area in 1992, she now considers Ottawa home. Karen was married in the summer of 1999, and she and her husband, Kevin, have 2 wonderful children, McKenna who is 1 years old and Kaden who is 13. Karen celebrates 17 years with The CPI Team in March 2017 and continues to enjoy the day to day challenges of her role with the company.
To reach Karen, call 613-599-5564 ext 210 or email email@example.com.
Jerome, as the master license owner for Ontario, is responsible for franchise development for Decorating Den Interiors for the province of Ontario. In this capacity it is his job to locate and evaluate people interested in owning a Decorating Den Interiors franchise as well as mentoring existing franchise owners in the business aspects of owning their franchise.
Jerome is responsible for all the business facets of the CPI Team, such things as marketing, accounting, warehouse & delivery and the general day-to-day operations. He brings over 30 years of management experience, 8 of which was with the local Ethan Allen Home Interiors retail store, (which, by-the-way is where he and Catherine met).
Jerome also is a member of the board of directors for the West Ottawa Board of Trade. He is a member of the Interior Decorating Advisory Committee at Algonquin College, and also volunteers his time with Futurpreneur Canada where he is a mentor to a new business owner in the first two years of their business's existence.