Meet our Design Experts
Get the room of your dreams with complimentary Design Services
Our interior design experts specialize in residential design such as living rooms, family rooms, home theatres, dens and more. They will visit your home to get a feel for your style and help turn your dreams into reality. Together, you’ll make a floorplan, select furniture and accessories and combine colour, fabric and leather to create the room you’ve always wanted.
- In-Store Experience helps take the guesswork out of creating the perfect room.
- Our design experts make finding and selecting the right products easy.
- Read our ‘Before & After’ House Tour stories for ideas. Imagine the transformation your home could make!
- Make An Appointment to meet a design expert in-store. It’s easy – just call.
- Take our quiz to find out which design style best fits your lifestyle!
Meet our Design Team
Our trained In-Home Design professionals will help you translate your personality into a home that is uniquely yours.
Dea Attar – La-Z-Boy Hunt Club road in Nepean
A trilingual interior designer and design researcher with extensive design education and years of working in the industry. Dea holds a BFA in Interior Design and MDES in Industrial Design with a focus on designing for the ageing population. She’s been with La-Z-Boy for six years now. A peak performer in Design with La-Z-Boy since 2015 and was awarded the top 6 designers in Canada for 2016.
Magaly del Castillo – La-Z-Boy, Cyrville Road in Gloucester
Magaly has over twenty years of design experience; she has been with La-Z-Boy for ten. She has a passion for interior design and loves working with our sales team. Together they create a fantastic experience for our clients.
“I share in the joy and satisfaction of my clients when making their house feel like a home. I am thrilled with the excitement and possibilities each new design project brings. Finding the right piece, while matching the client’s style, and still providing the function required is a challenge I thoroughly enjoy. All this with comfort as a priority! Details matter when transforming your home from concept to reality. Let me make your La-Z-Boy experience a “Beyond Your Expectations” delight!”
Michelle MacLellan – La-Z-Boy Kanata, Ontario
A graduate of the Algonquin College Interior Design program and has been in the furniture industry for over 30 years. She has worked for other prominent furniture stores such as Van Leeuwen and Luxe Home Interiors.
Michelle has a well-trained eye for quality, craftsmanship, furnishings and textiles. She creates timeless interiors including living room, bedroom and custom dining.
Michelle has a passion for developing 3 D floor plans and help her clients visualize their dream rooms. She loves creating timeless interiors that remain fresh year after year.
She brings a warm and engaging attitude to every assignment and encourages direction and input from her clients. Michelle pays close attention to details taking into account the unique needs and budget of her clients.
Mary Lee Smyth – Gardiners Road in Kingston
Mary Lee has worked in the La-Z-boy Kingston Showroom since 2017. She consults with clients and the sales team every day. “Most of the questions I receive are from customers who know that their room is not working but are flummoxed at the process of Interior Design.” She assists by answering questions about colour, fabric types, rug sizes, styles, lighting and more!
Zeina Badawi – La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor
An award-winning interior designer of residential spaces with extensive design education and years of working in the industry. Zeina holds a BFA in Interior Design and GradCert in Green architecture. Zeina strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on her clients’ lives.
She has over 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial spaces. Zeina’s ability to develop client relationships based on respect, trust, and confidence has been the key to her success as a designer.
Estefanie Schuster – La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor
Creative, people-oriented and fun, Estefanie has a Master’s Degree in Design and an Undergraduate Degree in design from Brazil. She has done extensive research involving product investigation, concept development, and design in the cabinetry industry.
With solid experience, she ran her own Design Studio and specialized in residential and commercial interiors for 4 years. She also worked as a professor at several universities in their Architecture and Design department. In 2015, Estefanie chose La-Z-Boy to start a new career in Canada because of their outstanding design reputation and selection.