Becky Simcoe

Interior Designer | Showhomes

Hi I’m Becky and I love my job! I come up with concepts for our Builder’s showhomes as well as choose the materials and finishes for them. My job helps keep me on top of design trends and in the know of ‘what’s new’ in the industry. My favorite part of my job is completing the furniture space plan for each home. I love selecting custom furniture and accessories to fill the showhomes and achieve a unique look that is exciting and new!


What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?

I love to see interesting textures and materials used as features walls or to accentuate ceiling details.

What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?

Sky lights – you can never go wrong with adding natural light to your home! Now solar tubes seem to be what has replaced this trend and they are a great option!

What do you like most about working at design Q?

I like working with a group of diverse people to come up with new ideas and designs for future showhomes and for homeowners.

What is your favorite room in a home, and why?

Kitchen & Ensuite. The kitchen is the hub of the home and where everyone gathers. Its where important conversations and memories are made during special occasions in a Family. I love the Ensuite as it is the ‘spa’ of the home where one can go to decompress and recharge whether that includes a hot bath or a special self-care regime.

Describe your dream vacation.

Somewhere that can offer architectural buildings and or sites as well can offer great dining experiences. A beach doesn’t hurt either.

What advice would you give a client when staging their new home?

I would remind clients to stay away from trendy pieces and to invest in furniture that has a classic look and material. Clients can bring in trends with art, accessories, feature paint colours, etc, and as their tastes change over time, these items are easy to switch out and update.