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‘We wanted it to be very modern and elegant,’ says Liza Castro, ‘where there’s a common thread from one room to another that exudes a sense of fluidity and total harmony!’
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Perry Mastrovito • Special to the Montreal Gazette Grey cut stones, brown stained wood and the black garage doors and trim makes for an imposing-looking residence with a graphic architectural design style. Photo by Perry Mastrovito /Montreal Gazette
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“As a young girl, I loved beautiful surroundings and was always concerned with the aesthetics of what surrounded me. I regularly rearranged my room,” Liza Castro recounts.
By age 17, Castro’s interests included the film industry, so enrolled in a cinema course in 1999 at CEGEP Montmorency in Laval. During her two years of study, she came to realize that earning a living as an artistic director on movie sets was somewhat unstable work. After receiving her diploma in 2001, Castro took a one-year break to sort out what she really wanted to do. She consulted a private career counsellor to discover what her strengths were.
“My artistic side stood out from the results of the tests,” says Castro, who then researched the profession of interior design. She discovered the…