Michaela Donato is the owner and founder of Donato Design and Decor. She’s a designer and decorator who is passionate about helping people take the overwhelm and decision-making out of their dream home. Michaela is committed to making your dream space serve your lifestyle and needs so everything in your life becomes easier and more beautiful.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH US
QUALITY ABOVE ALL
Let’s do it right from the start. We know that high quality spaces fuel the most abundant lifestyles and we want the best for you and your home.
WE TREAT YOUR SPACE LIKE
You’re welcoming us into your personal space and we don't take that lightly. We are transparent and see everything through until the end.
WE ALL WANT TO BE HAPPY
We’re all about making your house into the home of your dreams; somewhere that makes you smile when you walk through the door, somewhere you never want to leave. Our background in the psychology of decor is used to amplify the happiness in your home because when we are happier we perform better.
LIFE IS HECTIC YOUR HOME DOESN’T HAVE TO BE
We are empathetic and realistic. None of us have time or energy to keep our home looking magazine-worthy seven days a week. That's why we create livable spaces that can withstand the craziness of everyday living and function for your lifestyle specifically.
LET'S BE CONSCIOUS
We know the importance of supporting small and local businesses and buying responsibly. We are mindful of the footprint each purchase leaves behind.
A NOTE FROM ME
I'm Michaela, the designer behind Donato Decor! Before I jumped two feet into my design career, I studied the psychology of decor and I learned how powerful a contributor decor is to the levels of satisfaction and happiness in our lives. This is why I've made it my mission to help my clients create happier homes that function with their lifestyle, and boost their positivity. I design with the intention to illustrate how your space can help you live your best daily life. I create happier, prettier and more conscious homes.
I started this business venture shortly after I graduated from the Fashion Communication program at Ryerson University; I was finding myself decorating and redecorating my own house over and over to get away from everyday stresses. I soon realized there was a limited number of positions I could put my sofa in, so I thought, maybe I could take my passion for decorating and use it to help others decorate their homes! Turning this into a career has been the best thing I’ve ever done. I know how powerful a perfectly decorated and curated home can be and having the ability to help others achieve their decor dreams is so rewarding!
ABOUT OUR LOGO
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
Don’t get me wrong- I love having a perfectly made bed and floors you can eat off, but I know maintaining this standard is not always achievable. This imperfect circle has been a lifelong symbol to me that not everything has to be perfect. My designs need to be livable and functional above all else. I'm always striving to learn how to plan for the unexpected and even embrace it - though I will admit that it's an ongoing practice. We all need to take steps to focus on happiness, instead of perfection, because this is where true satisfaction is found.