About Hope DesignsHome Staging & Interior Decorating



Lori Howard is an award-winning Designer and Home Stager, the Owner & Principal of Hope Designs.

Lori is the driving force behind the Hope Designs team she personally oversees every detail of every design ensuring that the job is going according to schedule and the final product meets her clients’ expectations.

Lori began her career in design over two decades ago obtaining her diploma in Interior Decorating. Lori started on the path to a highly successful interior decorating and home staging career achieving her certification in Home Staging through the Canadian Staging Professionals (CSP) in 2007 really fuelled her business. Since these early days in the design and staging industry, Lori & Hope Designs have successfully established a recognized brand and respected reputation in the community of home staging, decorating & design.

Lori’s expertise as a Toronto home stager landed her the highly sought after position as the “In-House Stager” for one of the world’s most well-known real estate brokerages. Thanks to her aptitude and talent in the field of Home Staging Lori was appointed as a Mentor for The Canadian Staging Professionals, an honour that only 17 Mentors worldwide have achieved. In 2012 Lori was awarded the title of “International Master Stager” by the CSP International Business and Training Academy.

In addition to her passion for the design and staging industry, as well as her experience, it is Lori’s personable approach, genuine smile and sense of humor with her clientele that sets her apart in the highly competitive Design and Real Estate Industry.

Lori continues to build on her knowledge and expertise by investing in ongoing education and training, staying current on relevant decorating trends and classic designs so that she can provide her clients with the best services possible. Complacency and mediocrity is not an option for Hope Designs.

Quotation Marks

Another amazing experience with Lori Howard and her professional team at Hope Designs! Lori assisted with three of my listings this month alone and they all sold quickly and two of them went over asking price! Incredible transformations on two detached homes in Oakville and Mississauga as well as a very urban loft in the posh Yonge & Eglinton area.

Lori has incredible vision and insight into what would make a home stand out and have a “wow” factor. She is a true professional and works well under pressure. I am proud to say that she is an integral part of my business which equates to successful home sales and very grateful clients.

— Luisa Piccirilli

Quotation Marks

From the moment that I recommended Lori to my clients, I knew that this project would be executed in a professional manner. Lori met with the Client & made her suggestions. On the day of staging her team worked in a diligent & respectful manner. The end product was awesome!!!! I would refer her services to anyone that wishes to stage their home for sale, or for great design advice.

— Michelle Bullmore