SERVING WINDSOR-ESSEX AND CHATHAM-KENT
Comfortable Dwelling is putting Southwestern Ontario on the map for luxury interior design. With a specialty in personality-driven design, this team of seasoned experts curate colourful, playful, and function-forward homes that stand the test of time. Media outlets like Better Homes & Gardens and Glamour Magazine have recognized Comfortable Dwelling for their strong understanding of the industry and educated approach to their projects.
CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Heather Prestanski (She/Her)
Heather is the Co-Founder and Creative Director behind the personality-driven interior design firm, Comfortable Dwelling. Over the years, she has been recognized for her energy and enthusiasm for her work. Heather believes a home should not be trendy but rather personality driven. Today she has become a local household name in Southwestern Ontario, designing playful, classic and high-functioning spaces.
As a former Marketing Executive and Business Consultant, Heather can relate to the lifestyle of her professional clientele. Prior to her design career, she has experience working on large-scale projects in partnerships with Walmart, 3M, and Allstate Insurance. She has been requested to speak on stages internationally as an invited expert on the topics of leadership, marketing and operational efficiency. This business experience, coupled with over 10,000 working hours in the interior design industry, means that she really understands the unique needs of busy professionals seeking to outsource their large-scale renovation projects for their forever homes.
Today, local leaders ranging from physicians and executives to entrepreneurs and board members turn to Heather for her trend-resistant approach to classic design. She takes a lifestyle-first approach to her projects, infusing easy-to-maintain materials with a functional approach that works with your family long term. The result? Past clients consistently remark that they love their home and haven’t changed a thing since it was designed 10+ years ago.
When she isn’t obsessing over design, Heather visits museums, reads books and goes on research binges on topics that inspire her. You can also find her planning her next adventure with her husband Kyle (also her Chief of Operations) or on her quest to find the best eggs benedict in North America.
CO-FOUNDER + CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
Kyle Prestanski (He/Him)
Kyle co-founded Comfortable Dwelling along with his wife Heather on a mission to serve the luxury market in the Windsor and Chatham areas.
Kyle brings a unique advantage to our projects as a details junkie. In his former role as a Measurement Analyst for a major natural gas supplier, he was tasked with minute details that, if overlooked, could be catastrophic. This level of detail and follow-up merge perfectly with the needs of the large-scale procurement projects that he oversees and manages within our team.
When Kyle isn’t relentlessly following up with suppliers or managing our warehousing facilities and logistics, you can find him hanging on the couple’s wrap-around porch with his beloved Bichon Molly or exploring Canada by train.
Melissa has always been a creative soul and is one of the most organized people you’ll ever meet. Her background as a high-level dance choreographer and teacher has granted her a keen eye for fine details and strong communication skills. When she isn’t conducting our creative team and VIP Trade Partners, Melissa is probably hanging out with her husband or curating her dog’s Instagram Feed.
Laura graduated from the Interior Design program at Saint Clair College and joined the Comfortable Dwelling team soon after. Her talented design eye comes from her travels around the world — most recently Thailand, Ireland, and her native Mexico. When Laura isn’t busy designing or planning her next excursion, she is likely networking or binging the latest season of Selling Sunset.
Lilian comes to us with a wealth of experience working in Interior Design and Architectural Firms in the Ottawa Valley before setting down roots here in Chatham. When they aren’t drafting, Lilian can likely be found fixing up their historic Victorian manor, on a roadtrip in their camping van, or spreading the word about Hawaiian Pizza.
Kiery has a wealth of experience in the areas of paint, wallcoverings, window coverings, flooring, tile, and lighting having worked in showrooms and closely with Builders. Kiery manages all aspects of our projects – from coordinating our VIP Trade Partners to red-lining plan sets. When she isn’t heads-down into deepening her design knowledge, she’s likely playing volleyball or doing a wicked cycling workout (while the rest of us sit on the sidelines cheering her on!)
DESIGNER + TECHNOLOGIST
Terra comes to us with experience working for Architecture and other Design Firms as a well-rounded and highly detailed individual. Her passion for design is rooted in organic elements. She’s a seasoned pro when it comes to the impact of scale and the finer elements of design. When Terra isn’t drafting, she can be found hanging with her dogs, cats, and rabbits.