" I am a DIYer with style and charm. I can reinvent anything into something beautiful, I make magic. For events, guests, friends and family, I create memorable. My tools are care, commitment, love & joy."
Debra is a licensed designer, blogger and social media co-ordinator. Her design work has a signature stylish charm showcased in hundreds of published articles, several books and two lines of baby quilting fabric. Her creativity extends to home décor, event planning and culinary delights in her heritage five star B & B Quartermain House on the east coast of Canada. She lives everyday making, celebrating and sharing the heart, home and holidays.
Debra's clients like the Kunin Group rely on her expertise to manage their Design Team, provide relevant and solid design and content for online platforms and marketing requirements. Dependability, punctuality and attention to detail along with an independent skill set and strong work ethic are some of Debra's qualities. Debra serves as Vice Chair of the Designer Section of the CHA Craft and Hobby Association and in 2017 will be the first international chair.
Owning a world renown 5 star B&B Quartermain House (Ranked #1 in North America by Booking.com 2014, 2015) Debra knows how to anticipate her guests needs and provide excellent service.
Debra's life revolves around her one hundred and seventy five year old home along the river in the picturesque city of Fredericton, NB. B&B guests visit from all over the world plus the B&B hosts, small weddings, tea parties, showers and holiday parties. Baking breakfast delights or creating magical decor Debra brings the same ingredients to whatever she does; love, joy and enthusiasm.
"I now have everyone I love, everything I am passionate about come together everyday here at home. I look forward to more partnerships with companies and brands that believe life is meant to be well lived, celebrated and memorable. ...and magical!"
Quartermain House also hosts several charity events every year and has had as many as five hundred tour the house during the holidays. Giving back, creating magical moments to make a difference and to make special memories for someone, like the Cinderella Ball for a sweet young girl about to undergo a kidney transplant. Her dream was to walk down a grand staircase as Cinderella, she had her wish and the cameras flashed as she glided down the stairs.
Whether in her kitchen or studio Debra's love is never more evident than the love she shares with her ten grandlittles, five boys and five girls ages seven months to fourteen years. The house hosts an attic play space for the girls and a "cabin" retreat for the boys. Crafting and creating, birthday parties and holiday gatherings all are served up with love
Married to a darling man who on every trip away manages to find a beautiful creative way to express his love like a long stem rose heart on the floor and has an easy going delightful charm, life is indeed like a fairy tale. Her home is often referred to as the Fairy Tale house with a front porch decorated for every season.
As a single Mum for twenty years with two amazing daughters, Debra always believed "Life is simply a Love Story" and indeed it is. Live with a young heart, a generous spirit and immense gratitude, never lose your sense of wonder, joy and magic!