Founded in 2008, Marion Melbourne is a Toronto based Decorating and Design Company run by Yasmin Zeitler. Marion Melbourne offers a range of services from design and colour consultations to full project design management. Yasminʼs comprehensive knowledge as well as her passion for Design brings about her distinctively original Interiors. Her ability to mix styles, time periods, Art and objects results in spaces that reflect the personalities and interests of her clients.
Yasmin graduated with a BA in Art History from McGill University, and earned her Masters Degree at the University of London. She studied Interior Design at the FIDER and ARIDO accredited International Academy of Design in Toronto. Upon graduating, Yasmin became a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada where she designed sets for Film & Television. She has also worked as a Prop & Wardrobe Stylist for a variety of National and International clients including VISA, Coca-Cola, Toyota and Rogers. Yasmin is an accredited member of the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA). She has received a Best of Houzz award in Design for 2016 and 2017 and for Service in 2020.
Yasmin has always placed great importance on learning from different lands and cultures and has traveled the globe extensively. These experiences have opened her mind to all the fantastic Architecture and Interiors that different parts of the world have to offer. Her knowledge and experience extends from the far reaches of Asia, through Europe and northern Africa, as well as South America. The contacts she has made along the way allow her to provide distinctive furnishings for your home and vacation property.
Yasmin has a great appreciation, span and knowledge of materials and products and keeps herself current in what is new and exciting. She aims to create homes that will outlast trends, however, and is hesitant to label her work in a certain style, as she loves to mix it up. She considers herself a master in sourcing. Working with your favourite pieces and finding that perfect antique treasure not only supports sustainability in this wasteful time that we live in, it also adds personality to your home. Yasmin collaborates with various local artisans and furniture makers to create custom pieces that add that special touch to an environment. Her knowledge and contacts in the visual Art world are ever increasing and she very much enjoys finding the perfect piece for your mantel or any other Art wall in your house.
Her previous work and travel experience as well as her enthusiasm for what is out there, thus enabled Yasmin to approach her decorating style in an original way. Yasminʼs sense of fun and playfulness is reflected in her work as well as her character. She works with her clients to help them realize their vision in a way they may not have been able to imagine on their own and make it look effortless and unpretentious. Her goal is to take the daunting and stressful aspect out of a renovation project or a new build, and allow her clients to enjoy every part of the process, as well as the result.