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This is an aerial view of a client's front entrance from her upper floor.

Slip your home
into something

Home: Welcome

Changing how you feel
when you walk into your room is the ultimate goal!

Dressing Rooms' work has been featured Canada-wide on Global Television, so there is no shying away from taking on your interior design dilemmas and providing winning design solutions for beautiful spaces. When you turn your sights to design, it is usually because something is not quite working, and in many cases, you don't know how to fix it. The idea of taking on a design project is daunting for most...the time, the have enough to worry about already...right?! Well, relax...because Darlene Hall-Barrett of Dressing Rooms is in the business of helping you recreate your spaces to effect personalized comfort and beauty. 


For example, the primary suite is a space that so many people choose to leave for later. Clients tend to feel it can wait since no one will see that space besides them, preferring to focus on the rest of the home first. But this is such an incredibly key space...your bedroom and ensuite should instill comfort and joy to help you find wellness and rejuvenation. It is the most private area in your home. It is where the most intimate conversations will happen and the one place where you can truly be yourself. Be your most relaxed, rejuvenated and real self possible with Dressing Rooms. 

Even choosing paint—it sounds simple, but the psychology of what colour can do for your mental and physical well being is incredible and should not be taken lightly. There is much more to it than just picking a pretty hue. With Darlene, having instructed thousands of colour consultants across North America to understand the effects of colour, you are in good hands.

Glass enclosed shower with dark and light gray hexagon tiles, and carerra tiles with freestanding tub next to it.
Paint Supplies

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

—Mark Twain—

The process is simple.

Following a complimentary introduction call to learn more about you and your needs, there are two ways to begin—IN-PERSON  or VIRTUALLY. 

We would start with an up to two-hour home pre-paid consultation in your home if in person, or from your home via zoom if virtual. This consultation is impactful! It will move you forward with confidence towards those design goals that you have been wanting to implement but have not had the time or the experience to complete. It will either be a stand-alone working session where you get immediate design direction such as paint colours, determining how large your island should be, or choosing some shower tiles that you have been fretting over for a week. Otherwise, this meeting will be an information-gathering session to further envision your personal design aesthetic needs and timelines. This stepping stone will help determine a scope of work for you and your home's beautiful transition. 


A virtual option of conceptual design is available as well using details from the initial consult along with supportive materials provided by you such as a rough sketch with measures or CAD floorpan along with photos. Expert recommendations will be provided supported by visuals with suggested finishes and furniture. Many virtual-savvy clients are choosing this option. 

queen bed with dark headboard and stylized leaves on the duvet and behind the headboard on the wall.

    "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."     William Morris—

"Darlene from Dressing Rooms is the ultimate professional. For the first time, since I had moved in—it felt like home!—I've been loving the spaces she created and the beauty it offers for my enjoyment! Amazing!"

—Suzanne P., Elementary teacher, Ottawa

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