About me…

Interior Designer

Jane Atherton D.I.D.

Founder and Owner

Hey there, I’m Jane!

I’m an Interior Designer who absolutely loves a coastal vibe.  Servicing Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland (Comox Valley) and surrounding areas such as Campbell River and Qualicum Beach in person, I can also  work virtually with clients anywhere as an eDesigner.  Additionally, being an Airbnb Superhost, means I have oodles of experience with outfitting short term rentals.

Transforming cottages and homes into beautiful, functional spaces, where my clients feel their most true selves, is my passion.

I also believe in giving back to the community and so sit on two Boards – the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division and North Island College.

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My interior design expertise

After transforming three of my own homes and cottages, I became addicted to interior design. Upon leaving my executive career in newspaper publishing, I went back to school earning a diploma from the Institute of Interior Design.  I finally figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up!   

Combined with my project management skills honed over a 20+ year career in media, I effectively use both my right and left brain, which means that my clients get not only a great design, but it’s delivered on time and on budget.  

Given that I live by the water, I sure do love a beach inspired decor, but don’t worry, I will design in the style that best suits you and your lifestyle. After all, the design is all about you, not me.  To that end, I’ll spend a good deal of time understanding how you want to feel in your redesigned space.  

You’re hiring me not only to create the design along with my expertise, but also to handle all the time sucking details like sourcing the fixtures, finishes and furniture; dealing with subtrades; specifying the products; and site visits to ensure the design direction is being followed. Being transparent, I will explain my fees with you upfront and there will never be a nasty budget surprise throughout our journey.  

My goal at the end of every project is for you to have a tastefully designed home which brings you incredible enjoyment and an effortless experience of having worked with me.  After all, my objective is to have you recommend me to your friends and family!

Whether you need help with freshening one room,  updating your kitchen or a full home renovation, I have done it all.  You’ll find a list of my services in this link.

The blog

This blog is intended to share all that is to love about life on the water, whether that’s lakefront or oceanfront, interior design and being a short term rental host.  You’ll be able to follow along with DIY projects and decor ideas providing you with a moment to live vicariously on the water, even if you’re stuck at the office.


I hope you’ll pop by often to see what I’m up to. And I’d love to hear what you think of it through commenting on a post.