Chelsi Newman

Merchandiser | Visual & Specialist | Social Media

Hey Everyone! I’m Chelsi, I’m one of the designers on the showhome & marketing team! I’ve been here since day one & have loved every minute of it. 


What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?

My favourite design trend is based on my own personal style, so I’d have to say Mid Century Modern. I’ve always had a love for the vintage, retro flair and to be able to work that into furniture & décor has my name written all over it.

What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?

Sticking to the “vintage, retro” feel, I love the look of a classic 1950’s kitchen. Black & white tiled floors, coloured cabinets (probably sea foam green) and colour appliances! It’s great to see that more and more suppliers are now offering fun coloured appliances!

What do you like most about working at design Q?

The crew! When you see your coworkers more than your S.O. or your family, you better love them! Thankfully, this team is incredible & I enjoy seeing their faces every day.

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

My favourite room in a home is wherever my dog is. (PS: my not-so-secret signature is to stick a dog (most of the time a French bulldog) into each showhome! Hehe.)

Describe your dream vacation.

Somewhere warm, with my favourite person & time to do whatever we want without rushing or being on a schedule! Oh, and probably some adult beverages…

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

Make your home feel right for you! Let’s get real, not every house can be as perfect as a showhome…because no one lives in a showhome!! If you want a big sectional sofa instead of an architectural looking chair, then get it! Comfort is everything in my mind! Plus, there’s awesome styles out now that give you an updated look, but are as comfy as can be!