Our People

David Boyes
David Boyes

David Boyes entered the Waterloo area in 1997 as an innovative competitor in the area of interior design and as a creative partner in Dorothy & David's At Home. His background in fine and applied arts, textiles, art history and applied design, coupled with success in high-end home furnishing retail, allowed both his name as a decorator and a retailer to be associated with quality and taste. David has traveled globally to source products for both clients and retail locations. Fostering relationships in such markets as New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt, David has his finger on what is current in home fashion. Following many years in design David partnered with Paula Schlueter to create and open DAVID BOYES HOME CONCEPTS, a showcase gallery of internationally sourced and custom manufactured furnishings, accessories and art. David continues to offer not only an exclusive line of home accoutrement from the Waterloo gallery but also a level of design which is greatly recognized by those who endeavor to enrich their interiors.

Paula Schlueter
Paula Schlueter

Following an expansive career in the corporate world which saw Paula Schlueter within offices of the Provincial Government, Banking and the Technological Industry, Paula gained a strong background in finance, accounting and communications. Despite this impressive resume Paula had a desire to explore her more creative senses and a decision was made to retire so that this instinct could be honed. An introduction to David Boyes during a home renovation lead to a realization that combining David’s practical design sense with her “flare” and business savvy would make for a perfect coupling. The two set out to create DAVID BOYES HOME CONCEPTS. Following the opening of the gallery Paula has been intricate in the purchasing of unique and elegant products and has piloted the promotions and market placement of both the gallery and design service aspect of the business.

Candace Christian, Project Manager/Sales Development
Candace Christian

Following the conclusion of her studies at The Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006 where she receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Candace set out to obtain a position within a design related field. Her search lead her to the then new David Boyes Home Concepts where she applied initially for a retail position. Shortly after her joining the team there Candace showed an aptitude for organization and she started working directly with David on projects. As the scale and number of DBHC design projects grew it became obvious that a committed "project manager" was essential to service properly the numerous clients in the firms portfolio. Candace was eager to understand the requirements of this position and proposed further education for herself to qualify. After completing in-depth studies she received her "project management" credentials and moved into this position at DBHC. Candace has functioned effectively in this position and has been directly responsible for scheduling, trade management and on site standards, shipping and receiving of materials and products and monitoring of project budget. Along with David and Paula, Candace continues to endeavor on new directions for DBHC and has embarked on developing new partnerships with builders, vendors and trades so that current and future clients of DBHC can be better served with the latest in decor style and greatest of service.

Lyndsay Sibley, Design Draftsman / Architectural Design

Upon graduating a three year program in Architectural Technology at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario Lyndsay obtained her qualifications under the Ontario Building Code and was certified as a Designer qualified to draft and stamp a small buildings design. (under 600 square meters in area) Lyndsay was hired as a draftsperson by Sorenti Design based in Port Stanley, Ontario which also has offices in Honduras. Lyndsay enjoyed her time there but was interested in the challenges of larger projects and this lead her to pursue a draftsperson position with St. Thomas based home builders Hayhoe Homes. DBHC approached Lyndsay to assist upon drafting on a project. Her keen knowledge in both AutoCAD and Softplan illustrations proved invaluable in completing this contract. In 2009 Lyndsay established LVD Design a free lance, contract drafting firm and continues to work in conjunction with DBHC Design Source on many projects.
(Building Identification Number (BCIN) 30981 and Firm BCIN 39140)

Javier
Javier

DAVID BOYES HOME CONCEPTS’ very own greeter and floor manager is “Javier.” This six pound Chihuahua has become a popular character in the gallery and happily greets nearly everyone entering. Javier has accompanied David to work since he was nine weeks old and weighed just above a pound. We like to think that in his limited years in the design environment that he has gained an appreciation for quality and finer things. This is exemplified by the fact that in respect for each items value, Javier is never found on any of the gallery furnishings.