ABOUT

Patti Houston, Owner

About Me

The things I love: my family, my friends, living in Vancouver, photography, real estate (buying, selling, home staging and interior design) and my career.

My inspiration comes from many avenues: fashion, nature, art and the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis. I am so fortunate to share my day with my fabulous team of designers who never cease to amaze me with their talent. We share the same philosophy of creating an environment that WOWs you upon your return. It is a joy to create such spaces for our clients. My experience in visual presentation, merchandising and store design created a natural beginning to my current Flüff world.

We are so pleased to help with your design needs. Whether it’s a single piece of furniture, staging your property for sale, or an entire re-design of your home, we are here to assist. I, along with my fabulous design team, have created a distinctive look that represents Flüff Designs.

 

About Flüff 

Not many years ago, the term “home staging” was nowhere in the general public’s vocabulary. Preparing your home for the real estate market seemed unheard of. Today, it is common practice to have your home staged before listing it. There is often a need “to borrow” furniture, art and accessories to create that designer look.That’s how Flüff Designs and Decor was created. After three expansions in a short time, the 15,000+ square foot warehouse is now home to a vast selection to assist home owners, realtors, photographers, film industry professionals, and anyone in need of renting contemporary home furnishings. I, along with my team of creative designers, am here to help.

A day doesn’t go by that I am not dazzled by my wonderful team. Their talent and skillset are second to none. I am more than happy to graciously accept the numerous compliments I get regarding their work, positive attitude and mostly their customer service that they wholeheartedly provide to each and every client. It’s a pleasure to spend my day with such a wonderful group of people.

Mitchell, Senior Designer

April 20, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I bring the gift of laughter. Regardless of the situation I’m always trying to get my colleagues to smile or laugh. Laughter is the best medicine and makes for a healthy work environment.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I enjoy the freedom of creativity, and being inspired by everyone I work with on a daily basis.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I’m happiest when I’m in nature, whether it’s hiking, camping, swimming or gardening.


Eliane, Senior Designer

April 19, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

Passion for interior design and excitement for every single project I’m working on. Also the patience and calmness to deal with difficult situations.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I like the trust given to us designers. I like how everyone gets along with each other making it a pleasure to spend so much time with my co-workers. And I like not having to work on weekends and the flexibility to employees who need time off.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

When I’m not working I am usually doing something related to raising my 5 year old boy, the love of my life! I also enjoy painting and one day will have the courage to show everybody my small collection which is hanging in my garage for the time being. And I’m not going to lie; I am always looking at interior design websites, even when my husband thinks I’m watching TV with him.


Kristen, Senior Designer

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

My background is in fine art, high end retail, and interior design. It gives me a well-rounded approach to the world of home staging.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I love working in a creative and supportive work environment. Plus, there’s always something new to learn at Flüff!

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Likely going on long hikes with my dog, and seeing my amazing friends.


Abby, Designer

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

Being a design junkie I see potential in all spaces. I believe part of the design process is being a good listener.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I love the problem solving. I love the atmosphere here. Everyone works hard and loves their job, I am proud to be part of this team.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

-anything outdoors, especially hiking

-binge watching TV on Netflix

-I love to cook and experiment with different flavours


Francesca, Designer

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

A cup half full attitude! Always bringing a smile to the workplace.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

The community and atmosphere each day. No matter how busy we get, it’s always supportive and fun!

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Exploring BC, from the mountains to the local breweries. As an expat from the UK, it’s all an adventure.


Caitlin, Designer

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

An always positive attitude and a unique European aesthetic and flare.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

The creative independence and trust given to the designers.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Traveling, singing, shopping, cooking, yoga, meditation, and spending time with friends and family!


Samantha, Designer & Joybird Specialist

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I see myself as a happy medium between an out there creative hippy and a number crunching nerd. I love to be crafty and artistic but I know when structure and professionalism is needed.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

Nothing is ever the same. There is a sense of routine here at Fluff, but you never get bored; we are constantly meeting new people, helping design tons of different spaces in many different styles, and encouraged to be inventive.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I play soccer and softball and I love to camp! When the weather isn’t so nice I enjoy being in my comfies at home, cooking new things while sipping on a glass of wine with music or a movie on.


Lindsay, Designer & Merchandiser

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

Being able to help out anywhere depending on where I’m needed

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I enjoy all the problem solving the job comes with and how everyday is different.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Eating lots of chocolate
Going on adventures
Playing board games with my friends


Grace, Designer

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

My Enthusiasm for design and trying new things. I am more than happy to help out in any department.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

The friendly, supportive environment that encourages new ideas and creative problem solving.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Hanging out with my dog Ham, trying diy’s, and taking creative workshops exploring different design techniques.


Beka, Marketing Director

April 18, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I work in both graphic and display design; I see the big picture and help connect the dots.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

Every project is unique and has its own set of challenges. We are always learning and growing as designers, no two days are alike. We also have the best group of people here. Ever. Except Marlon. (Just Kidding! I heart him)

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

-being a mama to my girls

-working on my other design projects

-singing a sweet song


Jordan, Roaming Blogger

April 17, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

My ability to mix colours and patterns in a cohesive way.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

It’s different each day! The properties and local businesses we get to be a part of make it very exciting.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I do freelance photography, so a lot of photo taking and editing! I love taking road trips along the coast in Canada and the States.


Joanne, Queen Bee

April 16, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I bring organization and calm to Flüff. I deal with all the unfun, uncreative issues.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

The people. Flüff has an amazing culture that is caring, supportive and positive.

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Spending time with my family. Camping, gardening or just chilling with my kids.


Marlon, Customer Service Director

April 16, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

My ability to crunch numbers and problem solve while I describe to you in full detail the latest episode of your/our current favourite TV show.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I love that everyone is so friendly and we all get along so well. Also, being surrounded by such talent is so inspiring. (And this is on a daily basis too!)

WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Probably watching movies and eating food, lots and lots of food. I also enjoy reading about good design, creating hand type, and picking on Beka 😉


Jessica, Admin & Inventory Management

April 16, 2015

What unique Quality do you bring to Flüff?

Previous experience with creating and implementing policies and procedures.

What do you like about working here?

The friendly team and clients.

When you’re not at Flüff what are you doing?

Travelling and exploring the west coast as it’s so new to me. Trying all the diverse foods in Vancouver.


Kellen, Support Staff

April 2, 2015

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I am one of the people at fluff that fills the niche of strange long haired warehouse guy

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

Being paid to make furnishings that people appreciate is pretty high on the list and I like that we’re always getting super strange and crackin’ jokes in the warehouse

WHEN YOUR NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Highlighting new words in the dictionary and making things in my shed


Mack, Support Staff

April 2, 2015

What unique quality do you bring to Fluff?

I am one of the people at fluff that fills the niche of strange long haired warehouse guy

What do you like about working at Fluff?

All the staff are amazing, everyone works as a team. And the view from the top floor windows.

When you’re not at Fluff what are you doing?

I like to cook, travel, taking of the photos, bicycle riding and grooving to that sweet sweet funk.


Ben, Support Staff

April 2, 2015
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WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I’d like to think I bring a nice methodical thought process to Fl?ff, as well as a hard working mentality.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I enjoy the fast paced environment, and the ever changing workload.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I’m usually on one of my many bicycles, either on the road or in the mountains. When I’m not pursuing two wheeled freedom you’ll find me with friends doing all sorts of varied activities.


Cole, Support Staff

April 2, 2015
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WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU BRING TO FLÜFF?

I take some candy and get a sugar rush and it helps get everyone through the day by having fun.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?

I like that I am always busy doing different tasks that need to get done, the days go by fast cause you’re always constantly busy doing things. I also love working with all the employees here.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT FLÜFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I am usually out skateboarding with my friends or doing other activities outside. When I’m at home I’m usually cleaning the house, watching movies or playing video games with my buddies.


WE FLÜFF!

Debbie Wice

Debbie Wice Fluff Testimonial

I am an Interior Decorator and have rented furniture from Fluff to facilitate a few of my own staging projects over the years. I also frequently attend the valuable and informative seminars that Fluff offers. Patti and her staff are quality professionals, easy to work with and "give back" to this industry. I highly recommend them in all their capacities.

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