Besides blogging, I’m a self employed interior designer based in Montreal. I’ve been in the business since 2008 specializing in residential deslgn and colour. I adore my job because I get to work with great clients and nothing is more rewarding than seeing my design creations come to life. Hence the name; Triandos Creations. Since my family name (Triandos) is plastered everywhere, client’s often ask me what my nationality is. I’ve been given everything from Spanish to Russian but I’m actually 3rd generation Greek. More Canadian than Greek, but none-the-less 100% Greek.
I’m also a full time mom to my doberman/lab mutt, Congo (yes I’m that crazy woman who pulls out pictures of her dog when people are talking about their kids) and a devoted wife-to-be to my fiance, Alex. We all live in a duplex in NDG which is currently a full house because my sister, her husband and their dog are staying with us until their home renovation is completed.
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of this designer’s home looks like, don’t get too excited! You would maybe picture an ultra trendy, high design loft worthy of a magazine spread, but you would be mistaken. My personal style is much less put together and aimed to please the masses than most of the homes I tend to decorate. If I had to label my own taste in decor, it would have to be eclectic. I adore mixing old and new and having a highly functional space that is going to be used and abused. I would never be able to live in a space that is always in impeccable order with everything put away. That’s where my creative side really shows; like any artist, I’m an organized mess. I also love colour and patterns and have been known to break the rules by mixing too many in my home. None-the-less, I love where I live and ultimately that’s the goal! You have to be able to live within your own comforts and if I had to give myself a picture perfect, high maintenance home I would not be very comfortable. And somehow this post has found it’s way back to design. Did I mention that I’m passionate about what I do? Hope you see at least that much from my blog!
Congo the dog striking a pose.
Alex and I abusing the photo booth at my sister wedding last fall.
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