Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Laura has always been a problem-solver. Her resourceful nature was an asset throughout her broadcasting, sales and marketing career and is now a huge asset in the world of home-staging.
Laura's ability to find just the right items to enhance a home can make the difference between ‘nice’ and ‘WOW’ when a client walks in. Editing the overflow and introducing clean and fresh design not only lifts each home to new heights, the entire experience becomes a rewarding one for the homeowners.
Helping the clients make the transition through their personal history while involving them in the sorting, storytelling and selling of their items is a gift that Laura presents joyfully. Her love of people shines through each project and that warmth is infused into all of her designs ideas.
Taking houses from ‘lived in’ to ‘loved in’ is a process that benefits sellers and buyers… and it's one that Laura has developed beautifully.
Moving & Logistics / Professional Organizer
Sonya is our Maestro of Organization at Periwinkle Designs. She’s passionate about simplifying and decluttering your home, while helping you to develop systems and spaces that work for you and your lifestyle.
When not on the job you can find her painting, performing with her band, Cue The Funk, and gazing lovingly at her small collection of house plants!
Staging Team Lead
Dynamically talented, Anna is hardworking and very honest making her the perfect person for the job.
Anna helps relieve the stress of families moving with the help of downsizing & helping make the hard decisions to set everybody up for happiness in their next venture.
She is in her 2nd year of social work at Loyalist College, however, has a passion for design, organization, and of course all things Boho!
Also, a small business owner, Stepheny's background in Business, Accounting and Administration provides Periwinkle Designs behind-the-scenes consulting and financial services support.
That's not all!
Stepheny has a passion for real estate and design, and is always happy to put aside the spreadsheets and reports for a day to keep her creative juices flowing and get her hands dirty.
Whether it's revamping a piece of furniture for a client, sourcing, and curating pieces for a stage (even painting rooms where needed!), organizing Estate Sales and donations during a downsize, or keeping the books balanced, she is always happy to help, as long as there's coffee!
An absolute amazing asset to have at Periwinkle Designs!
Joslin is a small-town girl from Stirling, Ontario. A lover of nature and a secret hippie at heart!
She enjoy walks and hikes in every season and has a hard time leaving the beach in the summer!
Joslin gets great satisfaction from designing, cleaning, and art projects, making her an asset to the Periwinkle Designs team. Even if it means she has to get a little dirty, she is always willing to lend a hand to get the job done.
“The realtor sent over Laura and her team to make my home presentable for the market and they did a fantastic job. I got more than I expected because of this great presentation. All my stuff was out of the way and when the photographer came in, he got great shots because Laura and her team opened up all the clutter and made the customer want to buy my house. I am more than happy with the job they did. Leave it the pros to make things more presentable. Don't try this on your own.”
"Periwinkle Designs is amazing . They treat you so well and go above and beyond. I couldn't have asked for better quality service. I love my new cedar bedroom chest. If you ever need to refinish any furniture or just want to buy a special something, this is the place. Thank you Laura for all your great service. I highly recommend them."
"Laura, of Periwinkle Designs, was great - knowledgeable, took the time to understand what I was looking for, made many helpful suggestions, clearly passionate about her work -- and fun!."
"Ms. Laura Geerkens (the owner of Periwinkle Designs), took an average house and in less then 2 days, flipped it, allowing for the house to be sold for well over the asking price. To do so, Periwinkle Designs brought in a professional crew that not only worked myself to ensure that I would be satisfied, but also work well with in my budget. I highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to make a lasting improvement to there home and lifestyle.Thank you again for making life easier for me Laura, you truly are the best!"