Who I am

Design, architecture and art have been lifelong loves of mine, no doubt stimulated by the construction and furnishing of my first split level house of red plastic play bricks at the age of 6. These loves carried me through many more “house” constructions as well as a Fine Arts degree and an Interior Design diploma.

With many years in the retail furniture industry as well as over 10 years operating Five Green Apples, an interior decor shop with co-founder Jane Golem, I bring a broad range of knowledge, experience and sources to my clients’ decorating and design projects.

I like to bring a personal approach when working with clients, and I will work with your style – from traditional to contemporary to eclectic – and if need be, help you find your style.

I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your decorating or design project, and to make your home a place that truly reflects you and works with your lifestyle.


What ever your design dilemma might be, Five Green Apples offers a variety of services to meet your needs

interior and exterior colour consultations

space planning

custom window treatments and custom bedding

materials selection and coordination for renovations or new home/condo construction

re-upholstery services

shopping services


residential, corporate and commercial projects

downsizing and relocation guidance for furniture
and accessories



Thanks so much for the great colour scheme that you worked out for our living and dining rooms. We absolutely love the colours as well as your suggestions for furniture placement. We’ll be back in touch with you for guidance with our next project— our kitchen renovation.

Joan & George

Over the past five years that we have worked with Pat, we have updated and decorated our way around our home room by room. Pat helped us create a beautifully coordinated home that suits the way we live.

John & Elena

On the recommendation of friends we called on Pat to help with creating drapery treatments for some challenging windows in our home. Pat designed the treatments, had them made by her talented workroom and then her installer carefully hung the treatments. These custom draperies work so well and look wonderful.

Ann & Robert

Whenever we encounter a decorating or design dilemma in our home, we always turn to Pat. Her thoughtful and creative advice, as well as her ability to source great products always works for us.

Helen & Rick

I have had excellent experiences with Five Green Apples in the past, so when I knew we had to leave our home of 47 years, move into a condo and accomplish most of the move details during our last winter in Florida, I immediately called a realtor and then called Pat.

We had little time to plan before we left and Pat came to the house and measured furniture that
I wanted to take and also measured the area of the condo. She gave me a scale drawing of each of the condo rooms.

Email and the internet have made possible the kind of decorating consultations Pat and I had all winter. From the warmth of Florida, with the help of a very knowledgeable decorator, we managed to make the condo ready for us to move into as spring arrived.

Pat took my requirements for six appliances, researched them and sent me information, pictures, and internet sites to view them. I chose what I wanted and they have been perfect. We chose and ordered overhead lights, floor lamps and window dressings.

Pat took my favourite drapes from our main room at the house, had them cleaned and altered into perfect drapes for the condo living room and bedroom. It made me feel at home!

Throughout the six-month process, Pat was always there for us. Even though we weren’t able to meet personally for over four of those months, her communication by phone and email effectively conveyed her ideas and incorporated all my requests and feedback.

My friends are amazed that we moved into the condo so quickly after our winter in Florida!
I tell them they need to talk to Pat!

Stephanie & Kurt