Our Story


The Artist:

Hi! Nice to meet you, and thanks for visiting Periwinkle Designs! I’m Laura Geerkens, and I’m looking forward to working with you. First, a little about myself. I began my career utilizing my creativity in a quite different way than today: In Marketing and Sales. As much as I loved helping businesses and meeting new people, I realized my true passion lay in more artistic pursuits. During the COVID quarantine, I finally decided to ditch the heels, pick up a paint brush and explore a new way to create art. 

With a passion for decorating and upcycling, an eye for design and a love for people, Periwinkle Designs was created. Being an entrepreneur sure is a rollercoaster ride, but I’m ready to take it on!

The Inspiration:

Periwinkle Designs is inspired by my family cottage in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada – a place steeped in magic and memories inside and out. This 1840s farmhouse is brimming with antique character, nestled amongst the brilliant blues of the ocean and unique deep red hues of the beach. 


I strive to bring the essence of my personal Shangri-La to each project, whether restoring an antique chest, designing a room oasis, or putting paint to canvas. Can you feel that East Coast air yet?

David- Periwinkle Designs Project Manager

The Project Manager:

With his disciplined experience as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, David helps keep all projects on track and on budget. His keen eye for detail means he sources only the highest quality products, supplies and tools. David’s constant support and expert craftsmanship on projects makes him an invaluable asset to our Periwinkle Designs team. 

Chief Drool Officer & Client Cuddle Operator

We can’t forget Oliver and Rosie – our favourite Periwinkle pups! They are a constant source of calm and also a snuggle or two. Periwinkle Designs wouldn’t be the same without them! 


"We purchased two retro style chairs and a table as a bistro set from Periwinkle, and they are positively fabulous! We love the way the Tiffany Blue colour pops some life into our kitchen porch!!! Thank you for the wonderful set - positively in love with it!"

Lisa Anne

Periwinkle Designs refinished...beautifully... an old beat up table top. They are energetic, enthusiastic and innovative and dedicated to customer service. I highly recommend making use of their talents and skills.


"Our new shelf finishes off our room, perfect for nick nacks and all things important to us! A great job done by Periwinkle Cottage. Perfect paint job and smooth finish. Delivery was quick and easy! Thank you foot setting us up with the perfect furniture to add the final touches to our new space! 10/10 Recommend!"


"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."