Barbara Purdy Design is an interior design firm founded in 2008 by Barbara Purdy and Olivia Botrie. It is dedicated to creating stylish, comfortable interiors that impeccably reflect the personal taste of their clients and seamlessly blend aesthetics with function. With a keen focus on the development of close, communicative relationships with their clients, BPD designs spaces that are a true collaboration between client and designer.
BPD offers a wide range of interior design services from basic consultation to full service project management in both small and large-scale projects.
BPD has completed projects all over Toronto and Georgian Bay and recently completed a large residential project in Calgary. The BPD design studio is located in Toronto's furniture and design district near Caledonia and Castlefield.
Barbara Purdy began her career in neurosurgical nursing but after realizing her passion lay in interior design she completed Ryerson University's interior design program. Barbara worked in commercial design with Marshall Cummings before working as a segment producer and set stylist for House & Home TV. She then accepted a position as Senior Designer for the HGTV show Home to Stay.
Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, Olivia Botrie returned to Toronto and managed a successful downtown boutique furniture store before enrolling in the interior design program at the Academy of Design and Technology. Over the past 5 years, she has worked as a Designer and Stylist on numerous nationally syndicated HGTV shows including Rooms That Rock, Disaster DIY, Pure Design and Home to Stay.
First collaborating on the 2007 season of Home to Stay, Barbara and Olivia have enjoyed a complementary design partnership ever since.
In 2010 BPD expanded its operation to include the acclaimed furnishings and accessories store Burnett. Burnett is operated by Gordon and Cathy Runge, renowned stylists in the interior design industry for over twenty years.
Barbara Purdy Design is exceedingly proud to be featured in the December 2010 Entertaining issue of Canadian House & Home Magazine.