Our Design Team

Tammy Irwin, Principal Designer

Tammy IrwinTammy has been decorating most of her life and from the beginning, had a natural ability. From formal interior design consultations to staging a room over lunch, for over 20 years Tammy has been all about rooms that look great, but feel even better.    Formally trained, Tammy has kept up with the ever-changing interior design trends, and with an expanding list of preferred realtors, has recently focused on Home Staging.   Whether staging homes or providing design consultations, Tammy provides inspiration to her clients through coordinated looks that are timeless, yet look as if she had never been there.

Working with an International fabric and wall covering company, Tammy has been associated with Showrooms on Designers Walk in Toronto, as well as The Pickering Home and Design Centre where she decorated the main floor of a model home.  Tammy has also participated in home tours throughout Durham Region, having her own homes as well as those of her clients, featured.   She has taught Interior Design and Home Staging at the Community College level, and her enthusiasm for what she does and her willingness to share with others her knowledge shows just how passionate she is about the world of decorating and interior design.  From big city living to cottage country, Tammy has proven herself, her style and her abilities and prides herself on delivering a personal service that exceeds all expectations.    She is a problem solver that comes up with artistic solutions that are both beautiful and practical, working with clients to make good ideas, even better.

Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Tammy lives in the quaint Victorian Town of Port Perry.

She serves all surrounding areas, including the Greater Toronto Area.

“Trends are always fun to work with, but it’s the classics that will take your breath away”

Kerri Kuzma, Associate Designer

Kerri KuzmaGrowing up in the home improvement industry, Keri learned early on that she had a passion for Interior Design.  It was only natural that Keri followed her passion and made it her career in 2010. Whether it’s improving the look of your space with simple decor elements or a top to bottom overhaul in design consulting, Keri delivers personal and expert advice and helps to make decisions easy!

Over the years, Keri has learned all aspects of design by mentoring with a number of interior decorators and and designers, and joined the Designing Durham team in 2015.  Keri is a Certified Interior Decorator, with an Honours in Business.  With a number of additional workshops and courses under her belt, Keri has expanded on her knowledge of kitchen and bathroom design – and is fondly referred to as our “Colour Queen” due to her incredible knowledge of paint colours and instinct as to how to put them all together to make an amazing presentation!

Chelsea Beaudoin, Design Associate

Chelsea BeaudoinA graduate of the Interior Design program, Chelsea went back to school in 2014 to specialize in Kitchen & Bath.  Proficient in computer programs 20/20, Google Sketch-Up, 3Dream Room Planner and Auto CAD, Chelsea has the ability to create “to scale” virtual 3D floor plans and drawings with unbelievable detail, giving clients the vision that helps everyone make good decisions.

Enthusiastic and full of great ideas, Chelsea has flipped a number of homes with family and friends, worked in the high end furniture industry and is a natural when it comes to paint and wallpaper.  Chelsea specializes in kitchen and bath designs, as well as layouts for specific rooms in your home, resulting in your vision becoming our vision!

Lynne Sevink, Home Staging Associate

Lynne Sevink

A graduate of both Business and Commerce, Lynne Sevink very quickly realized how to transfer her business skills  into the world of Home Staging.   Formally trained in Home Staging,  Lynne has a way with people that far exceeds anyone’s expectations.   She works well on a budget and brings inventive solutions to the client as to how she stages homes.   From de-cluttering and purging to working with clients’ own pieces and in some cases renting others to give the “wow” factor that makes the difference in a competitive real estate market, Lynne can make it happen.

Hardworking, patient and kind, whether a home owner or a realtor, you will never be disappointed when choosing Lynne from Designing Durham for your Home Staging needs.