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Many people ask me, “What is your style?”


My own home and work space are eclectic, having been inspired by both traditional and contemporary elements. For me, it is a comfortable blend.

What is comfortable and inspiring for me may be very different for you in your own space, due to different experiences, interests, personal tastes, etc.


I see my purpose in the process as developing your space for you to let your ideas shine.


My intention and direction comes from listening to you and studying what works for your lifestyle, habits, interests, and desires for the direction in your life.

When the Client can provide me with a minimum of five descriptors and meets with me in their existing space, the functionality, style, materials, and overall aesthetic direction easily develop. A few key phrases or sometimes descriptive photographs are all that is needed to weave together coherent threads of detail, colour, rhythm and balance.


I bring to your project my years of training, personal creativity, broad design experiences, ongoing research for product ideas and a keen eye for detail. These important tools allow me to sense and develop your space in a way that brings harmony through functionality and aesthetics, and creates a personalized “just feels right” space that is unique to you.


My favourite projects have been those where Clients enjoyed participating in the collaborative ideas process. This successful collaborative approach has secured for me many Client referrals to friends and family members. I have found this is the best way to develop and grow a small business.


The creative process is most enjoyable when I know I am making a positive difference in peoples’ lives.



Dianna's background




Dianna’s love of design was formed through years of participating with her parents in their Interior Design and General Contracting business. It was a natural transition for her to graduate with an Honours Diploma in 1991, obtaining “First in Class” standing from the Interior Design program at Durham College.


She furthered her education by completing her certification in Architectural Drafting at Centennial College, and Lighting Fundamentals through the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.


As principal of Style By Design, Dianna offers creative planning, organizing and management of projects to ensure the Client’s goals are achieved.


While her business is based in Markham Ontario, Dianna’s projects have taken her across North America and into the European markets. This has allowed continued and consistent product research, observing and forecasting trends, and the development of new ideas.


A broad spectrum of experience in Retail, Cabinetry, Hospitality, Institutional and Dental Office Design as well as Residential projects across North America, have solidified Dianna’s talents and drive for exceptional design.



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