Award-winning interior designer Evelyn Eshun is not only a genius when it comes to dramatically upping her clients’ returns on investments, she also knows exactly how to make people’s homes feel exactly like that: their homes. The Toronto-based interior designer has also been a TV host on shows like Take This House & Sell It on the W Network. You might also recognize her from The Decorating Challenge or from her featured work in magazines and newspapers across Canada such as Canadian Home Trends, Home Decor & Renovations and the Toronto Sun.
What are the biggest challenges and best rewards about what you do?
In this business of interior design, the bulk of the work is to solve problems, delegate, resolve, and solve dilemmas. That is truly the reality of what this business is… However, the reward is immense for me. I consider myself honoured to have the opportunity to change people’s lives through their home environments. I experience the finished product with heartfelt joy and gratitude.
What do you do to find inspiration when re-modeling a client’s space?
I find inspiration from the client directly. I enjoy the process of getting to know people, their lifestyle, their habits and design wishes. It always begins with the client – they are the inspiration, my experience and knowledge are the tools to get the job done.
What style trends are you obsessed with right now?
I am absolutely loving the revival of post-modern architecture and interior design. I love the revival of simple clean lines with a calculated use of natural and traditional elements.
What products are always in your beauty bag?
My beauty bag always has some concealer, lip gloss, bronzer and my Naked 2 eye shadow palette.
What are three things you can’t live without?
Besides the obvious, family, friends and my dogs, I can’t live without my juicer which I use daily, my favourite blue jeans which I can dress up or dress down, and sunscreen.
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
…it allows me to experience food from the entire world within its 630 square-kilometers.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
I love the energy and food at Terroni. It reminds me of my many memorable trips to Italy with its high energy, décor and excellent menu.
What’s your favourite spa or service?
I love a good pedicure, it makes me feel pampered, fresh and gives me some time to just stop and relax.