Award-winning Designer Karen Sealy is equally at ease in a hardhat or heels – and her passion and deep-rooted knowledge of the two distinct sides of design set her apart in her field. Karen was lucky enough to grow up with a father in the trades, giving her first-hand experience of the more technical aspects of renovation and construction, and introducing her to a world she would come to love and pursue. Her years of unique experiences, from working side-by-side with trades on the tools, to formal education in interior design, business and psychology to an unequalled talent for space planning and a genuine love for listening and nurturing people position Sealy Design to create the most fabulous spaces for the people lucky enough to enjoy them.
Karen, owner and lead designer of Sealy Design Inc., is a regular design expert on the national TV show, Cityline and host & designer of HGTV’s “Summer Home”, (s.1). Sealy Design’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Elle Décor, Style at Home, and all of Canada’s national newspapers. Sealy Design has also won the ‘Best of Houzz’ Awards for Design and Customer Satisfaction, for the past 4 years.
Karen loves to share her enthusiasm for good design – just spend a few minutes with her and you’ll either hire her, or consider a career change.
About the Studio & the Sealy team
When Sealy Design outgrew their previous premises, Karen purchased an east-end bungalow with a separate garage. The garage was old and in poor condition, but Karen saw the potential to turn it into a beautiful, light-filled working studio space. The Sealy team now has a fabulous and functional workspace that feels like an airy, leafy retreat in the city.
The team at Sealy Design is comprised of individuals with a broad and diverse range of experience and education. Our Business Manager manages the financial aspect of the company, including budgeting, ordering, and billing. We have an Office Manager who manages schedules and keeps the project teams organized. Our Project Manager leads our larger projects and is a liaison between the project team, the client, and the trades. We have a full complement of Interior Designers with a wide range of skill sets and experience, as well as a professional Stylist. Because of this diversity, we are able to offer our clients practical and economical service by assigning tasks to the Designer with the appropriate level of experience – and we bill accordingly. Our Senior Designers always oversee all projects, and they direct the work given to the project team, ensuring a successful project.
We are always looking for motivated and passionate designers to join our team.