I am Renée-Claude Gratton, the founder and lead designer of Mauve Interiors, the first décor and transformation company that does work both in Canada and Costa Rica.


This is my personal blog where I focus on “Personalized Decorating”. I believe having a place to call home, which also feels like your home is something everyone should have. This is possible though decorating and a little bit of transformation.

Renee-Claude Gratton

I write on décor and colour trends, DIY projects, tips and tricks on creating that perfect place, and occasionally on fun decorating adventures and lifestyle. Once in awhile I’ll write on something that doesn’t fully fit in one of these categories and comment on some of your most pressing questions.

My goal is to create content that you will not only enjoy, but that you will find helpful, be able to relate to, and of course be able to use in your own home to have that ‘wow’ space that you feel good in and that everyone else is envious of.

I typically post once a week. To make sure you don’t miss anything you can subscribe via email and write me a comment on your favorite post!


I’ve been decorating, crafting and re-arranging furniture ever since I can remember! I’ve always had a passion for making sure a room looked ‘just right’ and was lucky enough to have parents that let me paint and re-paint the walls of my room and of my house whenever I took fancy to it (or course a 12 year old will paint the walls of the living room a dusty rose!). I’ve now refined my style and matured in my colour choices but still enjoy splashes of colour in accessories.

Crafts and design are two avenues I have always enjoyed and led me to opening my first business in jewelry making in 2004. While I still design and repair jewelry on occasion I dissipated the business in 2009 in order to move in Toronto and pursue my University degree.

I’ve taken Interior Décor courses both in Canada and in Costa Rica which has given me a unique perspective on trends and styles. I’ve also worked on different projects with my dad’s construction and design company both for residential and commercial buildings.

I have now started Mauve Interiors out of a desire to make interior décor accessible to a wider audience and help you create a personalized oasis right in your home.

In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, reading, cycling, and playing board games with family and friends. I am a member of the Catholic Church in Sainte-Agathe, Manitoba and visit other parishes when I am traveling or in Costa Rica.



This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of the other companies I work for or of contractors I am associated with. In the information I write about and provide I make no representation as to its completeness, currentness, validity or accuracy. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries or damages arising from the use of this information.