Debrah Boucher established db Interiors after a successful career in managing and marketing international trade show and special event programs. She combined her experience with training and certification as an: Interior Decorator, Certified Staging Professional (CSP), Color Consultant and Certified Trainer for; Green Build Science, Elite Home Staging Course for Agents, Dewey Color Consultant and Coordinator, and the Residential Renovation Project Manager courses.
How do you go from human resources, marketing and trade show booth design and management to owning a successful interior decorating, home staging, color consulting and training business. Lots of determination, education and construction knowledge as well as continuing to work in the industry and providing excellent customer service.
In the early 80’s Debrah and her husband flipped their first home that netted them a nice profit. Today the “flipping” is less frequent but they continue building, buying, renovating and selling.
In 1995 Debrah founded DB Interiors after a successful career in managing and marketing commercial trade show programs. Designing trade show properties and working with the trades in reconstructing the booths on-location gave Deb the experience and desire to follow her dreams; owning her own company, buying and selling properties and teaching.
In the early years of growth she realized she needed to add additional services to attract and maintain new clients. Deb turned to the Canadian Staging Professionals and enrolled in the first Ottawa offered, Certified Canadian Staging Professionals course and designation given by Christine Rae of the Canadian Staging Professionals.
Numerous courses and additional skills were added and today Debrah is a certified instructor for the Dewey Color System, the CSP Elite and the Certified Eco Professional courses.
Training is Deb’s passion, and her students appreciate her knowledge, patience and understanding of interior decorating, home staging, green construction and the construction industry. Debrah offers her color courses across Canada and also teaches evenings for the Ottawa Board of Education.
She is the past-president (2011-2012) of the Ottawa Real Estate Investment Organization(OREIO) and continues as an active member. It’s a great place to meet people, get new clients and continue to learn about the real estate market. Through OREIO she has met home inspectors, contractors and many people specializing in all aspects of construction.