Author Archives: Catherine Pulcine

About Catherine Pulcine

I founded CPI Interiors in 1998. I have over 23 years of extensive experience in residential interior design and decorating. Work experience ranging from having worked on 3,500 homes projects in Ottawa since 1998 to previously having work in an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Ottawa's foremost home builder, has established a professional wealth of knowledge that I have built on by hiring professionals to work with me. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design & decorating services for any client's needs. I am a member of the Canadian Decorators Association, a member of the Capital Business Association and a member of the Women's Business Network (WBN). I am a past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. I am also past president of Kanata Chapter of BNI.

7 Steps to Decorating your Living Room

Every room in your home is unique to you and your family and as your living room is often the room that you share with others, it is very important that it reflect your personal style.  The steps to consider … Continue reading

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Brand New Year – A Brand New Look for your Home!

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, it’s always fun to shake things up a little bit – and what better time to think about giving one, two or even three rooms in your home a brand new … Continue reading

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Grow space in your closet without renovating!

Do you start your mornings looking for a pair of pants but instead find the shirt you bought six months ago and haven’t worn because it got lost in the back of your closet?   Is there a few decades of … Continue reading

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Creating the Perfect Home Office!

Gone are the days when you only had the choice of a desk and chair for your home office.  Today’s home office furnishings options are all but endless.  As with any decorating project, you first need to determine what you … Continue reading

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2014 Colour of the Year!

Pantone Inc. has announced the leading colour of the spring of 2014!  The No. 1 colour for Spring 2014 is “Dazzling Blue”.   Pantone bases it’s colour choice on the highest percentage of designers using a colour in the New … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Action!

When the sun sets and the lights are turned on in your rooms, do you see dark corners, or too much brightness?  Lighting is a functional yet wonderful way to accessorize your room.  But how much light is needed to … Continue reading

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Add some personality to your kitchen!

A truly successful kitchen remodeling – or new design – project does more than function well for the homeowner.  It has personality!  Your kitchen should become a gathering spot, a cook’s oasis, even a mission control for a busy family. … Continue reading

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Imaginative Accessories

More than anything else in your home, your accessories give each and every room a little bit of your personality!  Without them you only have the setting for a model room in a model home.  Accessories make each room come … Continue reading

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Working with Height

With the many different architectural designs in homes now, many of us are finding that we have to deal with high ceiling heights that may otherwise be considered awkward, rather than ‘grand’.  Maybe your current furniture and decor seems too … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of Furniture Arranging

Many mistakes in furniture placement are made because it’s difficult for many people to visualize the three-dimensional effect of furniture in advance.   A floor plan is a necessary ingredient of furniture placement pre-planning, BUT you must also take into consideration … Continue reading

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