France Lefebvre is a seasoned residential interior designer with over 15 years of experienceand a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She was previously operating her design business on Chicago’s North Shore when she and her husband decided to relocate back to Canada in the spring of 2018 to be closer to their family, but also to fulfill a lifelong goal of building their dream home in a scenic area where they could enjoy a better quality of life. Passionate about her profession, she now brings it all to the Okanagan Valley with the start of her new business, Lake Effect Interiors.
France is a native of Montreal and her husband Bob is from Winnipeg. They spent 21 years in the USA, living in Memphis, TN for 3 years and 18 in Lake Bluff, IL. Between much travel abroad and many relocations, France has been able to experience many design styles and different cultures necessary in making her style unique and not typical of most Okanagan based designers. Her exposure to those other styles has made her designs different and fresh. France is constantly seeking to improve and explore new trends by participating in seminars and visiting international websites, thus ensuring her knowledge of current and future design trends.
France has completed many project throughout North America in Montreal, Chicago, California, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina. With that experience and knowledge, she will be able to provide you with a vast reservoir of vendors and suppliers – local, national and international that will enhance your design projects. Sourcing can be limiting in the Okanagan Valley and having the experience and knowledge of having dealt with alternate design sources is definitely an asset that can make the difference between a good project and a fantastic one that will be unique, beautiful and timeless.
Whether you are building a new home, updating an existing one or renovating, France can successfully provide you with the necessary guidance and expertise to bring any of your projects to fruition. She will work with you with a soft approach to meet all your expectations. She will combine your needs and tastes with her ideas to ensure creative success, budget expectations and timely completion. These are all the crucial ingredients vital to a successful partnership and a well executed project.