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Make your home look and feel like you! Add a WOW factor to your space!

My name is Marina Pavlova and I am an Ottawa-based full-service interior decorator who specializes in creating ultimate comfort and style.

You came to the right place if you have ever experienced any doubts selecting things for your home and been wondering if they will work or could not find a unique piece of furniture you were looking for. Or maybe you are just busy and want a full service experience decorating or renovating your home without having to spend endless hours browsing from store to store and the overwhelm of endless choices. I hear you!

I work at CPI Interiors where we focus on exceptional design and customer experience. Our approach to design is very personal. We come to you, ask a lot of questions, discuss timeline and budget, and once we are on the same page magic happens!

I am on the mission to help you make your place stylish, inviting and functional. Whether you need to pick a paint colour, re-decorate your home or renovate your kitchen or bathroom, I am here to help! At CPI Interiors we can handle projects of various scales.

A bit about myself. I am a first generation Canadian who immigrated from Kazakhstan with my parents over a decade ago. My first career was in IT, which helped me to develop great attention to detail and made me realize my true interest, interior design. My love of interior design stemmed from the fact that my family moved houses 15 times over 12 years exploiting the boom in the crazy GTA real estate market.

The final trigger was the purchase of a new home in Toronto years ago. I was very particular about choosing my finishes and wanted to be sure that our home projected our style, personality, and was a place that I was proud of. As my passion for interior decorating and design grew it pushed me to complete my interior design courses. I helped family and friends to transform their homes and gradually founded an e-Design company which I operated for over a year. We moved to Ottawa end of 2018 where I joined CPI Interiors. Since then, I have completely decorated my new home in Manotick and have helped many clients transform their homes.

So, if you are looking for someone with a vision and an exceptional eye for design who will listen to you and help you transform your home, we might be an excellent fit!

Book your complimentary information call with me to discuss the project you have in mind! I will be happy to chat with you!

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Cheers,

Marina




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How it works

Full service interior design is the best way to design your home. I will work within your budget and quote everything upfront. There are no hidden fees or extra hourly charges to surprise you, even delivery costs are included. We come to you, order, arrange, deliver and install. You don't have to lift a finger!
1. Book your information call

Tell me how I can help! Book your information call. Let us discuss where you are stuck on achieving your vision and where you need help.

2. Schedule your complimentary initial consultation

I will meet you at your home. This is where we get to know each other. I usually start with a house tour. This gives me an opportunity to see what you love, what your style is and what your design challanges are. A flat rate service fee is quoted up front and you provide a budget that we will work within.

3. Presentation

Once you decided to move forward with the design service, we will book a follow up appointment for presentation. I will present you a detailed design concept of the project space within the given budget and taken into account your design preferences and functional needs.

4. End Result

At CPI Interiors we take care of ordering, inspecting quality, coordinating trades, delivery and installaion. Once we have received everything for yout project, we will arrange a delivery. And you can enjoy your time and watch your space being transformed.

Services

Initial In-Home Consultation

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The first step of this process is to have a 15-minute phone call with me. The purpose of this phone call is to discuss your decorating or design dilemma as well as the fee involved for the in-home consultation. Once you mutually agree to proceed, I will meet you at your home and you can take me on a tour to discuss how you would like your space to feel and where you are stuck on achieving that vision. I recommend choosing a time when all deciding members will be able to participate as this helps the design process run smoothly and big decisions can be made together.

Your only homework prior to the appointment is to have an idea of what you would like to invest at this time for design solutions.

 

This service can include

  • A walk through of your home to discuss your need and wants
  • Lots of questions are asked so that I can get to know your style and how you want the space to look and feel as well as function – don’t worry, if you are not sure what to do, I will guide you.
  • Ideas on how you can transform your space and where to start
  • Discussion about what to prioritize based on your budget
  • Discussion about our services, the process and the fees involved
complimentary

Paint Consultation

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The first step of this process is to have a quick telephone call with me. The purpose of this call is for me to understand which rooms you are wishing to update, as well as to pick a date and time for your paint consultation. I will meet you at your home at a mutually agreed upon time. Then I will choose the paint colours for the rooms you wish. I can help you with outdoor paint selections as well.

 

This service can include

  • A walk through of your home to discuss your need and wants
  • Benjamin Moore colour suggestions for as many rooms as you require
  • Advice on sheen
  • A PDF emailed to you after the consultation containing a list of the rooms and the chosen colours and sheens
  • A recommendation for a professional painter if required
$ 200 + taxes

Custom Closet Design

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Are your closets overflowing and you are craving a place for everything? The first step of this process is to have a 15-minute call with me. The purpose of this call is for me to get to know you and to understand the project as well as discuss the fee involved.

After the call, I will meet you at your home at a mutually agreed upon time, and you can take me on a walk through to discuss how you would like your closets to look and feel and where you are stuck on achieving that vision. I recommend choosing a time when all deciding members will be able to participate as this helps the design process run smoothly and big decisions can be made all together. A custom quote for this service will be provided once I can determine the scope of work based on the number and size of closet(s).

 

This service can include

  • Lots of questions are asked for me to get to know you, your style and how you want the closet space to function
  • Measuring the closets
  • Measuring and itemizing all items you wish to store in the closet
  • The design is done back at our design studio so that proper care is taken to recommend the right solutions
  • Presentation and follow up appointment will be booked during this appointment

Partial Room Makeover

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Do you have a partially completed room or home and you need some help with the finishing touches? We provide a fresh set of eyes and come up with solutions just for you. This is the service you choose if you only need help with selecting 2-3 new items.

The first step of this process is to have a 15-minute information telephone call with me. The purpose of this call is for me to get to know and understand the project that I will be working on as well as discuss the fee for your in-home consultation. After the call, I will meet you at your home and you can take me on a tour to discuss how you would like your home to feel and where you are stuck on achieving that vision. I recommend choosing a time when everyone will be able to participate as this helps the design process run smoothly. It’s a fun appointment where you get to go through all the dreams for your home.

Your only homework before this meeting is to have an idea of what you would like to invest at this time for design solutions. That way we can advise you on what you can accomplish within your budget.

 

This service can include

  • A walk through of your home to discuss your needs and wants
  • Lots of questions are asked for me to get to know your style and how you want the space to function
  • Measuring the rooms you wish to tweak
  • Measuring any existing pieces you wish to keep
  • Design of the room(s) are done back at the studio so that proper care is taken to recommend the right solutions
  • Presentation and follow up appointment will be booked during this appointment

Full Room Makeover

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Are you entering a new phase in your life or moving into a new home? If so, this service is for you!

The first step of this process is to have a 15-minute call with me. The purpose of this call is for me to get to know you and to understand the project that I will be working on as well as discuss the fee involved. After the call, I will meet you at your home at a mutually agreed upon time, and you can take me on a walk through to discuss how you would like your home to feel and where you are stuck on achieving that vision. I recommend choosing a time when everyone will be able to participate as this helps the design process run smoothly. It’s a fun appointment where you get to go through all the dreams for your home.

Your only homework before this meeting is to have an idea of what you would like to invest at this time for design solutions. That way we can advise you on what you can accomplish within your budget. Your project can always be done in phases, however, you get the most wow factor for a makeover when you are able to do everything all at once.

 

This service can include

  • A walk through of your home to discuss your need and wants
  • Lots of questions are asked for me to get to know you, your style and how you want the space to function
  • Measuring the rooms you wish to makeover
  • Presentation and follow up appointment is booked during this appointment

New Home Selections

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Did you purchase a new home and need more guidance than you are receiving from the builder or the design center? We can help ensure your finishes flow from room to room and that you are thrilled with your new home!

This service is very specialized as each builder has their own process. We recommend booking an In-Home Consultation at your current home. This will help us to ensure that what you are bringing with you will work in your new home. If you do not currently own a home, we will meet with you at our design studio. We will discuss the scope of work you would like our help with and quote you a flat rate service fee. In order to book an in-home consultation, you will need to book your 15-minute information call so that I can get to know you and to understand the project that I will be working on with you as well as discuss the fee involved.

 

This service can include

  • A complete review of the plans for your new home and a discussion about how you would like your home to feel and function
  • Consultation on the kitchen and bathroom designs
  • A visit to the design center if one exists to choose all of your selections
  • Paint Colour Selections
  • Discussion about what upgrades to prioritize based on your budget
  • Discussion about our other services, the process and the service fees involved

Renovations

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Are you wanting to undertake a renovation but are unsure where to start? I provide a full-service design and renovation experience.

The first step of this process is to have a 15-minute call with me. The purpose of this call is for me to get to know you and to understand the project as well as discuss the fee involved. After your initial information call, if we are going to proceed, we will book an In-Home Consultation. I will meet you at your home at a mutually agreed upon time and you can take me on a walk through to discuss how you would like your home to feel and where you are stuck on achieving that vision. We recommend choosing a time when everyone will be able to participate as this helps the design process run smoothly. It’s a fun appointment where you get to go through all the dreams for your home.

Your only homework before this meeting is to have an idea of what you would like to invest at this time for this project. That way we can advise you on what you can accomplish within your budget.

 

This service includes

  • A walk through of your home to discuss your need and wants
  • Lots of questions are asked for me to get to know you, your style and how you want the space to function
  • Budget, timeline and scope of work are discussed
  • If we are proceeding, the service fee, which is a flat rate is collected and a site measure appointment is booked

 

Site measure appointment

  • General contractor, CAD technician and me come to your home to go over the details of the renovation
  • Precise measurements are taken of the space
  • Drawings and selections are done back at the studio so that proper care is taken to recommend the right solutions
  • Presentation Appointment is booked

Why choose Marina Pavlova

May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Design is a private, intimate process and you have to embrace the many twists and turns it takes to create an exciting, inspiring, but ultimately livable space.
Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. The truth is that style and taste are all relative. It is not a question whether or not someone has good taste. It is how something feels to the individual…Open your heart and mind to the world, and find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?
Design is about making people happy, either functionally, aesthetically, or emotionally.
Design is not just what it looks like and what it feels like. Design is how it works.

Testimonials

Marina did a fantastic job decorating our family room. She was able to create a comfortable space that looks exactly as we imagined and we all love it. Excellent job!
Extremely happy with the service. We really appreciated the creativity, patience and ability to work with our content. We are simply thrilled with the results! We got a rare combination of creative conceptualization and incredible design, exactly what we are looking for! Marina listens, she respects and does not judge. Highly recommended!
Working with Marina Pavlova has always been such an enjoyable experience! All went according to the plan and to the budget. Her design work captured the look and feel we were trying to achieve. We continue to receive compliments about the design she created. We highly recommend Marina Pavlova because of her talent and also because of her collaborative approach.
A few months ago, we had moved into our new home. Coincidentally, through a mutual friend, we heard about Marina Pavlova. This acquaintance came to be very convenient for my family as we could work together on our design projects remotely. As a result of this collaboration, we now have a very inviting foyer, as well as unique lighting fixtures. The best part is that Marina listened to our wishes and was able to deliver beautiful pieces within our budget. Great experience!
I met Marina at her enjoyable and entertaining event, Creating a Pet Friendly Home, where I picked up many useful ideas that I’ve since used around my home. Marina is highly talented, her ability to interact and get her ideas across is amazing. She is passionate about what she does and wants only the best for her clients. She has an eye for detail, for colour, and for harmonization—a perfect combination in any designer, but when combined with Marina’s personality you receive design services that are exceptional.
Marina consulted me on the paint selections for our family room, bedroom, kid’s room and bathroom with a wide selection of current paint brands. I did not expect to fall in love with a warm gray tone, but that became my favorite! Marina suggested decorative pieces for the existing furnished space to make it flow with the freshly chosen wall colour. We found a simple fix for out not very well lit dining room by placing a mirror on the wall opposite the window. I highly recommend Marina!
I recently sold my house and downsized to an apartment. I don’t know what I’d have done without Marina’s help. She is extremely competent, cooperative and always readily available. I had no idea how to furnish my new space. Marina took measurements and pictures and came back with perfect suggestions, incorporating my existing furniture wherever possible. Her input made the whole process stress free. Now that I am settled we are still working happily together with final touches. I have no hesitation in recommending Marina to my friends.
We hired Marina from CPI Interiors to help with the refresh of our main living area and we can't express how much the end result has exceeded our expectations. Not only do the new colours make us feel like we have a new home, she found an area rug and painting that go perfectly with the new decor. It's not only the direct service that she provided, but the number of useful suggestions that make you think "Why didn't I think of that?". We are excited to bring Marina in again for our next phase of changes!
It makes me happy to write a letter of recommendation for Marina Pavlova. Such a lovely lady. I worked with Marina during our move into our new house. I told her what I was looking for. She listened. Shortly thereafter she presented me with different options based on my likes and dislikes and little bit of Marina thrown in for which I was thankful. I will continue to meet with her on an as needed basis. No matter how big, or small Marina’s on top of it.

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