I am so thrilled and honoured to be named Designer of the Year 2018 by House & Home Magazine in their December issue. As a young immigrant kid growing up in the prairies, I spent my youth with my nose in this very magazine dreaming of beautiful homes. My idea of fun as a kid was getting my mom to take me to the local parade of showhomes, where we had neither the intent nor the means to purchase. I was simply a complete and utter design nerd. Many years later, I am so grateful to do what I love, interior design, for a living. To now be acknowledged by a magazine that has inspired me for so many years is truly special, it is this kid’s Canadian dream come true.