Gina Paris

About Me

“Even if a room looks finished…it never is. I’m always rearranging. I have been known to change furniture placement with the seasons… or my mood…”

As a child, I always helped my mom move the furniture around. It wasn’t uncommon for all of us to switch up our bedrooms entirely, and be moved into a different room by the end of the day. I watched my mom antique milk cans, and helped her do everything from paint paneling to install cove molding. When I was a teen, my mom gave me the freedom to paint and wallpaper my bed room. My mom taught me how to change my environment and that I can do anything I set my mind to.

As a grown woman with a home of my own, I continued to learn; and do just about everything you can imagine to renovate our 100 year old home (without the luxury of internet!). I fabricated window treatments, sanded hardwood floors, and stripped the beautiful walnut banister, balusters and newel post. I wallpapered, painted and stenciled every room to fit our taste and limited budget, but most importantly to change how that antique home felt. It no longer felt stale and old, instead it felt fresh, Victorian and filled with life again.

In 2009, a decorator took notice of my work and asked if I would be interested in working with her clients. I got out of my own way and began designing spaces for others. Over the years, I’ve found my passion and skill sets lie in renovation design, and making people happy with their homes.

I am always evolving- I thrive on change. Through the years, I have added and subtracted different design services as there was a need or if an interest was piqued. Now, here I am creating a new business model for eDesign – virtual interior design – to serve design clients around the country. I am also venturing into Construction Project Management to better serve my traditional interior design clients. With all these changes taking place it is an exciting time to be collaborating and working with my design clients. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

Gina Paris Design Celebrating 10 Years in Business This Year:

In the 10 years I have been in business I have been on a journey of personal growth.  Expanding both my knowledge and skill sets to encompass all aspects of interior design.  Over the years I have also received several awards for my work.

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Awards:

Named Trend Lighting’s “Designer of the Month”.
Volunteer designer on the TV show “Restaurant Impossible”, where I upholstered 40 seat cushions as part of a restaurant makeover.
Featured in “Steelyard’s” article “Creating Space for Special Things” by Jane Dagmi.

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Certifications and Licenses:

Certified Construction Project Management, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA140015 *
Certified Interior Redesign Professional. (Decorating & Staging Academy – JoAnne Lenart-Weary)
Certified Home Stager (Staged Homes)
Certified Professional Color Consultant. (Decorating & Staging Academy – JoAnne Lenart-Weary
Professional Window Treatment Consultant. ( Custom Home Furnishing Academy)
Update: 04/22/20
I am presently shifting from being a contractor to an
Interior Design Project Manager (new Certification is forthcoming).

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Speaking Engagements:

Builder’s Association Home Show, Erie, Pennsylvania
AT HOME (Erie) 3rd Saturday Seminar
JoAnne Lenart-Weary’s DYI-Decorate Interiors Yourself Workshop: Windows That WOW!
Life Works Erie Spring Fling Event: The Redesign Two-Step
Conneaut Lake Middle School 5th grade Title I Reading Classes
Live Your Dream YOLO: My Travels in Egypt
The 53rd Builders Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania Home Show 2013, Erie, PA:How to Select Flooring Like a Designer
ProSource of Erie: Trade Pro Networking Event: How to Select Flooring Like a Designer
The 52nd Builders Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania Home Show 2012, Erie, PA: Windows That WOW!

Gina Paris

Interior Design

Does eDesign fall short of your project goals? Or Do you want a custom design for your room that is more complicated than Virtual Design can handle? Maybe you'd prefer high touch design services? Whatever it is that Gina Paris eDesign doesn't offer that you're looking for...Gina Paris Design may be exactly what you're looking for. Check out www.GinaParisDesign.com for full service interior design, custom design projects, window treatments and portfolio.

Gina Paris at Las Vegas Market Center with Light Fixture

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