Roula's DeskStyle-savvy and artistic, Roula Thalassinos has always had an eye for design. Influenced in her early years by her mother who created formal wear for top Toronto fashion designers, Roula eventually went on to design and manufacture her own line of children’s clothing. A successful career in fashion ultimately led Roula to her biggest passion – home décor. This dynamic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience is now considered an expert in her industry. She’s been featured in the Toronto Star, City Life magazine, Canadian Home Trends and more.

Her experience in fashion and genuine interest in all things design is what truly sets her apart in the home décor industry. She understands how new trends can be reflected in her clients’ homes, but also succeeds at creating spaces with timeless appeal. “I think that passion in anything that anyone does is really what makes it all worthwhile,” says the owner and principal decorator of RT Designs. “I’m actually excited every day about my work because it’s very different every day, it’s very creative.” Roula’s love of design is apparent in every home she touches. She creates awe-inspiring spaces for her clients, and continues to push the boundaries in her industry with ever-evolving vision.

“My decorating style is transitional – a marriage between modern and traditional,” she said in an interview with City Life Magazine. Roula is also a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and the visionary behind RT Designs’ sister company, Stagedfx.


Roula launched her own line of exclusive throw pillows at the 2011 Toronto Fall Home Show, with a part of the proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She designs and manufactures each unique piece in Toronto. For custom pillow orders, email