Architectural Colour Consulting

Exterior - Residential:

Bob Lesperence, Barrister and Solicitor, June, 2016

Debra demonstrated great interviewing and active listening skills throughout the consultation process. The options she presented reflected the care she took in discussing our needs and hopes with us, and her use of photographic mock-ups made our choice much easier. Debra led us to a bolder choice than we would have made on our own, and we are really happy with how fresh our 1927 home now looks. We recommend Debra without hesitation.

Architectural Interior Colour ConsultinG

and Interior Decorating:

We asked Debra to give us décor and colour direction for the renovation of our recreation/media room this past year.  We discussed with her the functional needs of the space and how we envisioned it and that we wanted to use our 2010 Olympic Art as the inspiration.  Debra then provided us with a décor plan that included a beautifully flowing colour scheme throughout her recommended colour choices for our new flooring, custom millwork, wall colours, furnishings and wall accents.  We could not have been happier and would recommend Debra for anyone who needs help with interior colour direction, be it for wall colour, furnishings or renovations!
Robert Hodgins, Barrister and Solicitor, and
Eduarda Hodgins, Executive,
North Vancouver, BC
March, 2016


Professional Home Staging

Sue Johnson, Realtor, Sue & Sarah's Homes - Remax Select Properties

I have been delighted to work with Debra, while she has staged properties that I was selling for my clients in the Vancouver real estate market. 

Debra realises the importance of a home stager working in tandem with the realtor, as well as the Vendor, and makes it her first priority to meet with the realtor to determine the target market as well as obtain the realtor's assessment of positives and negatives of the property. 

Debra then proceeds to put her own professional design skills and staging knowledge into play to professionally stage the property.

As we all know, selling a property can be a very stressful and emotional time for a Vendor.  Debra's excellent people skills and empathy are a big addition to her staging services, as we have witnessed in working with her.

Apart from single family residential projects, Debra has excelled in staging multiple condos simultaneously in Heritage Conversion projects that are becoming more prevalent in the Vancouver area market.

I would not hesitate to refer Debra to any of my real estate peers and to my clients who need an excellent home stager to get their property "Open House Ready".

Interior Decorating - Residential

Jay Lundy, President, Spark Innovation

Re:  Residential and Commercial Interior Decor and Architectural Colour

To whom it may concern;
I have used Debra Thompson Design on both residential and corporate projects. In each and every case she has proven herself to be forward-thinking, creative and detailed in her work. Exploring, uncovering and expressing a clients vision for either a residential or corporate space requires talent, flexibility and strong communication skills. Debra has demonstrated these attributes in each of the projects she has fulfilled for us. She has an artist's sensitivity to colour, whether in paint, fabrics or furniture. She possesses a comprehensive understanding of the influence and impact that colour and shade create in both indoor and outdoor environments.
I would not hesitate to use Debra Thompson Design in the future and highly recommend her for any project you may be considering.
Please contact me if you require any further information.

Jay Lundy
Spark Innovation
jay@sparkinnovation, Jay Lundy 604-808-4559


Carol Jamieson, Owner, Creative Connections, Freelance Writer

Re: Interior re-design

I recently asked for Debra's help in making two very small rooms, my bedroom and home office, into more inspiring and functional spaces. Given I had a limited budget she “shopped” my home for decor pieces I already had, rearranged furniture and artwork, recommended accent and bedding colours, and offered practical advice on how to de-clutter. I was amazed at the transformation and love coming home to my new rooms.


 Andrea Kavanagh,   The Kavanagh Group

ReMax Select Properties

Re; Professional Home Staging for the Real Estate Market

Debra Thompson did a fantastic job with the staging for our listing at 4678 west 12th Avenue in Vancouver.  It was an amazing transformation and the “before and after” appearance of the house certainly helped contribute to our marketing efforts.  We achieved multiple offers and the house sold for considerably over list price.  We would strongly recommend Debra for any design and staging project.  She worked quickly and effectively to focus on the areas of the home that required attention.



Judy and Jim Burge, West Point Grey

Re:  Wall colours, kitchen renovation and floor tiles

Working with Debra is such a delight.  Debra gets right down to business in such a professional and upbeat way.  She listens to our wishes and ideas,  advises us on the best choices in our price range and then delivers the perfect product.  We've been so happy with her help in selecting our kitchen countertop, and sink, and with her consultation for our front entrance floor tiles and wall colours for our condo.  Her keen eye and great understanding of colour has transformed our home.  We would recommend Debra to all our friends.

Interior Decorating - Commercial

Samir Shah,  The Deetken Group, Business Advisory 

Re:  Commercial Interior Decor

We are a growing asset management company and needed a new space to reflect our growth and changing business needs.  The space we had chosen needed a complete colour/decor change from the previous tenants, a travel agency.  Our offices needed to convey to our clients that they are dealing with a company with expertise in the areas of finance, economics and strategy, while having the space be comfortable, practical and reflect the down-to-earth roots of our organization.

By changing the wall colours, adding wall art, tasteful new window coverings, re-arranging existing furnishings and purchasing new furnishings, producing and installing our logo upon the entry wall and adding much needed greenery to soften the space, Debra has made our offices a comfortable and inspiring place to conduct our business.

Debra was key to helping us achieve and exceed our expectations for our new office and I would have no hesitation in referring Debra to anyone needing help in enhancing their office spaces.


Samir Shah, Vice President

The Deetken Group

Business Advisory - Asset Management


Penny Mussio, Mussio Law, Vancouver, BC

I have worked on two commercial renovation projects with Debra, over the past few years. She had always been a pleasure to work with and eager to meet the needs of her clients. Debra goes out of her way to find the right colours, samples and furniture to get the right look. I feel I am a bit of a designer myself, but never hesitated to call Debra for a second opinion on location of a particular couch, painting, door, pot light... etc.  Debra was instrumental in creating a warm, inviting, yet professional downtown Vancouver law firm and I would highly recommend her services to any home owner or commercial client.

Architectural Colour Consulting - Commercial - Exterior

Robert Kozlowski, Property Manager, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

 Lower Mainland, BC. – September, 2013

Re:  Commercial Architectural Colour Consulting for multiple buildings within a large corporate business park

Thank you Debra,

“Debra Thompson Design was essential in deciding on the new colours for our business park.  She listened to our wants and provided samples for review on site.  The process was easy and the final product exceeded expectations.  Our buildings look great and our Tenants are happier with the new look.  I will use Debra Thompson Design again in the future and highly recommend Debra Thompson Design to any commercial Property Managers looking for guidance when deciding on colours for the exterior of their buildings”


Architectural Colour Consulting - Residential - Exterior

Betty Gass, West Point Grey Resident


Debra Thompson came to my design rescue when I thought I had the exterior colour of my new house all nailed down.  I had the painters poised to go the next day when my husband claimed he didn't like the colour choice we had picked - they were too intense - they were too toothpaste blue.  Now what? I called Debra at Debra Thompson Design and was able to get help from Debra at the 11th hour.

She was able to make quick decisions based on my inspiration and desire for a Cotswold style house colour theme.  Within 1-2 hours of the painters arriving at my house, the colours were picked and they were perfect. I am so pleased every day that Debra was able to give me the exact look that I wanted.  A fabulous rescue from a too blue demise.  I had so many decisions to make on our house renovation that I needed an expert to bring our house to perfection.  Debra really knows colour design. 

Betty Gass