We offer residential interior design and decorating services specializing in kitchen, bathroom, interior designs and renovations. Our design approach and philosophy are to create a personal experience with each client. We take care of you not just during the design process, but help you to navigate throughout your renovation.

Our mission is to help you design the home of your dreams! Guiding you through the design process to understand your specific functionality, needs, aesthetic and the overall vision of your dream home. We want to make sure that you feel well taken care of during the entire design process. 

OUR STORY

boutique design company located in ottawa

our clients

When it comes to any interior design and renovation project it is going to be overwhelming. That is why we are here – to help. There are many choices, style options, and decisions that you will need to make regarding your design project and that it can become all-consuming, overwhelming and stressful.

The Essence Designs team is here to provide support, assistance, and guidance for our clients so that you can enjoy the design process and achieve the home of your dreams! We feel the design process should be exciting, fun, and most -importantly, stress-free! That is what we hope to achieve when we work with you on your next design project! Essence Designs takes the time to listen and understand our clients.  

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Dawn received her Bachelor’s Degree from Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design and graduated with the highest honours’ from Algonquin College’s Interior Decorating Program. Before starting Essence Designs, Dawn had a previous career in a corporate office working for a Patent Licensing Company as well as a well-known Law Firm here in Ottawa. Dawn has always loved design and has worked in the industry in many different capacities. It wasn’t until 2018, that she took the leap and decided to leave the security of a corporate job and started her own design company – Essence Designs. It was one of the best decisions she’s made and loves running her own business to help her client achieve their dream home.

Founder and Principal Designer 

Dawn Simpson

MEET THE ESSENCE DESIGNS TEAM

Michelle grew up in Ottawa and has always been interested in interior decorating and design and is the newest member of the Essence Designs team. Michelle is passionate about the process of bringing life to a space with furniture pieces, colours, and textures that clients can enjoy every day at home. She aims to bring style and function in decor and design that reflect the lifestyle and character of the client.

Michelle is a recent graduate from Algonquin College’s Interior Decorating program and has been working at Essence Designs since graduation. Michelle assists will all aspects of our interior design projects.


Designer and Assistant 

Michelle Musgrave
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