Marina did a fantastic job decorating our family room. She was able to create a comfortable space that looks exactly as we imagined and we all love it. Excellent job!

Slava Grishin, Toronto

Extremely happy with the service. We really appreciated the creativity, patience and ability to work with our content. We are simply thrilled with the results! We got a rare combination of creative conceptualization and incredible design, exactly what we are looking for! Marina listens, she respects and does not judge. Highly recommended!

Marina Ponidaeva, Toronto

Working with Marina Pavlova has always been such an enjoyable experience! All went according to the plan and to the budget. Her design work captured the look and feel we were trying to achieve. We continue to receive compliments about the design she created. We highly recommend Marina Pavlova because of her talent and also because of her collaborative approach.

Sugar Art, Toronto

A few months ago, we had moved into our new home. Coincidentally, through a mutual friend, we heard about Marina Pavlova. This acquaintance came to be very convenient for my family as we could work together on our design projects remotely. As a result of this collaboration, we now have a very inviting foyer, as well as unique lighting fixtures. The best part is that Marina listened to our wishes and was able to deliver beautiful pieces within our budget. Great experience!

Yuri Chervinsky, Toronto

I met Marina at her enjoyable and entertaining event, Creating a Pet Friendly Home, where I picked up many useful ideas that I’ve since used around my home. Marina is highly talented, her ability to interact and get her ideas across is amazing. She is passionate about what she does and wants only the best for her clients. She has an eye for detail, for colour, and for harmonization—a perfect combination in any designer, but when combined with Marina’s personality you receive design services that are exceptional.

Jacqueline O’Callaghan, Ottawa

Marina consulted me on the paint selections for our family room, bedroom, kid’s room and bathroom with a wide selection of current paint brands. I did not expect to fall in love with a warm gray tone, but that became my favorite! Marina suggested decorative pieces for the existing furnished space to make it flow with the freshly chosen wall colour. We found a simple fix for out not very well lit dining room by placing a mirror on the wall opposite the window. I highly recommend Marina!

Sveta Antoshkiv, Gatineau

Marina and her team are THE best! After only 1 meeting with her we knew that she understood our needs, ideas and concepts and made us comfortable enough that we trusted her to take upon the task on our family room design project. After awhile we decided to seek for Marina’s help again to help with our main bedroom and again everything was done with exceptional attention to details and on time. We will highly recommend Marina if you are looking for a top notch designer to make your room/house looking as a piece of art!

Elena, Kanata

We worked with Marina Pavlova when we were preparing to downsize our home. She made the process of moving to a smaller home much easier for us. She was able to look at our furnishings and ‘see’ them in our new smaller space. She was so thorough with measuring and seeing the best use of some of our favourite pieces. Once we were in our new home, she was able to help us furnish and decorate a new dining room, she also helped with paint selections, lighting and bathroom upgrades. She made excellent suggestions for new pieces and a new look for us. She listened carefully to our wishes but also was able to bring in excellent suggestions that pulled us out of our comfort zone. Marina and CPI made the process very easy for us. We were more than pleased with the finished projects. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone looking for a seamless experience in design and decorating.

Anna Colbourne, Stittsville

We highly recommend Marina and her team at CPI Interiors. The entire process starting with the initial phone consultation with Marina through to the installation of the final pieces was professional, responsive and transparent. Marina listened to our desire to update our traditional home to give it a more contemporary feel while at the same time incorporating our favourite pieces of furniture and artwork. Her taste is exquisite and we are very happy with the items she selected (paint colours, wall paper, bathroom and lighting fixtures, tile, furniture, carpet and area rugs) to help us accomplish our design goals. Her communication with us was excellent throughout the entire project. It was a pleasure to work with Marina. We are thrilled with the outcome and highly recommend her interior design services.

Heather Wilson, Greely

We enjoyed the experience of working with Marina to reimagine and renovate our living room. Marina’s holistic concepts and design ideas set us on a strong direction. We appreciated Marina’s ability to listen and to reflect our ideas in the plan. Marina’s bold colour plan made the design particularly interesting and appealing.

The quality of the work produced by the subcontractors that Marina employed was excellent. There was clear communication on scheduling or plan alterations during the construction process.

We were very pleased with the final result. We appreciated Marina’s final touches with complimentary artwork and organization.

Bruce Smith and Frances Roberts, Ottawa

We had an extensive renovation done to our condo recently. We contracted with CPI Interiors and more specifically with Marina Pavlova. She was just a joy to work with. Marina met with us to find out what we wanted done, what our likes and dislikes were, our expectations and what our vision for the finished project was. The finished renovation exceeded our expectations – it’s absolutely gorgeous, in large part to Marina’s help in sourcing the right furniture, paintings, and accessories. In any large renovations, there are always a few hiccups along the way. Marina’s calm manner, professionalism at all times, and humour made it all go very smoothly.

We would highly recommend Marina and CPI for any of your design work. It is a one-stop “shopping”. Marina would come and present us with several options, whether paint, paintings or furniture, and we would choose the final item. You won’t go wrong with Marina and CPI.

Nicole Theriault,  Ottawa

I hired Marina to design a bathroom in my living space in the basement of the new house I share with my daughter. During the construction, I felt she really listened to my preferences in style and colour.
Her choices of colours and finished were perfect and she also designed a way to make my bedroom area more private without blocking the light from the windows. The contractors she worked with were very professional; small problems during the process were worked out as a team. I am extremely pleased with the end result and will not hesitate to call on her for the next projects.

Barb Howie,  Orleans

After completing a home renovation, we were looking for someone to add some finishing touches to our family room & a wall in the living room. Marina helped create warmth & style using existing furniture while adding some new pieces, colour to the walls & a bookcase surrounding the TV. We asked her to add a “wow” factor & we feel she accomplished that plus added comfort that wasn’t there before.

Working with Marina made this process so much easier because she really listens to her clients wishes combined with her excellent communication skills. We would gladly work with her again & suggest you do too!

Dyan & Brian,  Manotick

We became aware of Marina while residing in Manotick and we wanted to avail ourselves of her services for our new apartment.  While we were initially anxious at our first meeting, Marina put us at ease with her pleasant demeanour and professionalism.  She was able to synthesize our thoughts and preferences into a theme for the selection and placement of existing and new furniture, etc..  Her selection of carpets, wall mirrors, sconces and the like were included in a presentation format for our consideration which made it much easier for us to view and appreciate the design proposal.  On delivery day, Marina and her white glove team were prompt and efficient in setting up all of the purchased items, pictures and carpets, etc..

The outcome of our meetings with Marina made our apartment into a home which we are proud of and complemented upon by friends and family.  We will be having Marina back for further consultation and we believe that she can benefit anyone who needs design support or a second opinion.

Susan and Gerry, Ottawa

I recently sold my house and downsized to an apartment. I don’t know what I’d have done without Marina’s help. She is extremely competent, cooperative and always readily available. I had no idea how to furnish my new space. Marina took measurements and pictures and came back with perfect suggestions, incorporating my existing furniture wherever possible. Her input made the whole process stress free. Now that I am settled we are still working happily together with final touches. I have no hesitation in recommending Marina to my friends.

Anne Scott, Stittsville

We hired Marina from CPI Interiors to help with the refresh of our main living area and we can’t express how much the end result has exceeded our expectations. Not only do the new colours make us feel like we have a new home, she found an area rug and painting that go perfectly with the new decor. It’s not only the direct service that she provided, but the number of useful suggestions that make you think “Why didn’t I think of that?”. We are excited to bring Marina in again for our next phase of changes!

Gord and Tracey, Nepean

We initially signed up for a design talk with Marina Pavlova of CPI Designs. However due to the start of the pandemic it got cancelled. Knowing from our past efforts of hanging pictures, painting etc. we contacted Marina and arranged a visit to our new home for ideas. This first contact went very smoothly as we explained what we wanted to achieve, hanging pictures, hanging two quilts in the dining / living area. From that Marina took over by displaying most of our pictures and choosing the ones that would suit our interior. Then on to where to hang the quilts, what walls, what height, the rods and fixtures? Suggestions by Marina were next on the list. Paint the fireplace chimney, a rug for the floor in the living area, chandelier in the dining area, mirror and bench in the entrance hall. We accepted all of the above advice and suggestions and we are more than satisfied with Marina and the whole interior design experience. We wouldn’t think twice for asking her advice on future projects and we would recommend her to any of our friends and neighbours.

Pete and Carol Marshall, Manotick

It makes me happy to write a letter of recommendation for Marina Pavlova. Such a lovely lady. I worked with Marina during our move into our new house. I told her what I was looking for. She listened. Shortly thereafter she presented me with different options based on my likes and dislikes and little bit of Marina thrown in for which I was thankful I will continue to meet with her on an as needed basis. No matter how big, or small Marina’s on top of it.

Beth Bright, Manotick

We absolutely love our new living room and powder room designed by Marina. She really took the time to listen and understand what we were looking for, and absolutely blew our expectations away! We highly recommend working with Marina, she chose furniture and colours that we love and never would have thought to pair together ourselves, but that look absolutely amazing. She was very helpful in choosing furniture that is beautiful, practical and comfortable in real life. We will certainly be working with her on future rooms in our home!

Marisa Borracci, Ottawa

I wanted to refresh my living room and dining room with a new look. I was not sure what direction to go, so I got in touch with Marina from CPI Interiors for assistance. Today was reveal day and I was so excited. I have to say that I was absolutely thrilled with the results. The rooms look amazing and exceeded our expectations! Marina’s vision for the room was perfect. The colours that she selected as well as the new art work, lamps, tables and rug just worked so well with the other pieces that we wanted to keep. I look forward to working with Marina again on future projects.

Laurie Cluff, Stittsville

Working with Marina was an absolute pleasure. She listened to what we were looking for, understood our style, and added her design expertise and vision to transform our space. Her recommendations for colour, design and furniture were perfect. Having Marina coordinate and oversee the work and details meant that we didn’t need to worry about anything. The final result was even better than we expected. We highly recommend Marina for your design project.

Cathy Macdonald, Ottawa

We initially contracted with CPI/Marina to renovate our kitchen/dining room area. She paid strict attention to our wishes when we described the scope of the project and we were delighted with her design concept and the products she recommended. She was open to our opinion if or when a change became necessary and paid attention to the smallest detail. She was a joy to work with, and her follow-up once the project was completed was faultless. The fact that CPI has contractors with whom they regularly work was a bonus, as we were assured of their work quality. We are so pleased with our kitchen renovation that we have now contracted with CPI and Marina to renovate our en-suite bathroom

Mike and Sharon Kelly, Ottawa

Working with Marina and CPI interiors was a wonderful experience. Marina focused on our likes and dislikes and helped us to transform a vision into a reality.
Her expertise and creative ideas took our living space from dull and boring to amazing and our favourite place to be.
Updates about our project and addressing our concerns were prompt. Service was excellent and I highly recommend Marina and her team of experts. We will call again for our next project.

The Scott Family

Marina put the finishing touches on our new home by furnishing our living room from top to bottom. The room is beautiful, elegant and very inviting and comfortable. The colours and fabrics are lovely and the room blends perfectly with the rest of our home. The Hunter Douglas window coverings provide privacy while maintaining our view. Marina is a brilliant designer and it was an absolute pleasure working with her.

Anita Albani, Calabogie

Marina was a real pleasure to work with. We contacted her after we had purchased a new sofa that just didn’t work with our other furniture items the way we thought it would when we ordered it. We contacted Marina to for her assistance to basically “fix” the room and make it work. Marina came to our home to see the room and immediately set to work. I was very impressed with her professionalism and “can do” attitude. I was worried that she would want to replace everything.. but Marina said she could easily work with what we had and would just make some tweaks and additions which was greatly appreciated. She was very professional and asked us numerous questions and we were most pleased that she was respectful of our wishes and concerns.

Marina returned to us with a proposed design very quickly. We were blown away with her attention to details and how she was able to introduce different elements in the room and make it look so very interesting. Basically she turned a boring room into something unusual. Your eye is no longer drawn to just the sofa but to the variety of things around the room. The end result is quite interesting and we couldn’t be more pleased.

The whole experience was wonderful. There was no pressure to purchase more than our budget would allow and Marina gave us more than what we asked for and on budget. We loved the fact that Marina chose the items for the room and brought a proposal to us as opposed to going around from store to store with her searching for items. And the best thing was that Marina returned to our home on delivery day with helpers who hung the large pictures for us. It was full service at no extra charge and we just loved that. It made the experience that much more hassle free and we were very grateful. We will definitely use Marina’s services again and highly recommend her. Her use of colour and design is fantastic and we couldn’t be happier with our new room!

Roselyne Nimmo, Richmond

Marina helped us turn our ‘house’ into our home, advising us on how to decorate and furnish the entire open area on the first floor of our house. She took the time up front to ask us a lot of questions so she knew our likes/dislikes/wishes. She thought through even the smallest details — lightbulbs! Curtain ties! Her presentation was thoughtful, organized, thorough, and she was open to revisions and revisiting patterns and materials.

Marina answered all our questions and was available with any questions and concerns we had along the way. I have the upmost admiration for her professional skills and I really enjoyed working with her as a person. I highly recommend her to anyone for any interior design project. I expect to ask her help for a couple of rooms we have left to do in the near future.

Jennifer Howse, Manotick