I'm Lisa Knutson, Owner and Principal Professional Organizer at dwell organized. I was born and raised in Toronto, and am now fortunate to call the Okanagan home. I graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Philosophy. I was a Condominium Manager of luxury buildings in Toronto,
and loved the fast-paced and dynamic role that was required to organize and manage so many moving parts and people in each building. It was a job that I loved, albeit very stressful.
Moving to Kelowna gave me a new perspective on finding work-life balance. It was here, that I had the opportunity for reinvention. I went to Okanagan College and graduated with a Certificate in Interior Decorating to fulfill that part of me that was innately creative, and to see if I could somehow bridge my passion for creating and working within organized systems with design. I am also a proud member of the Professional Organizers of Canada.
My passion for design and organizing began at a young age. I’d often be found rearranging furniture, organizing my desk and shelves in my room daily. I think I was always seeking
open spaces and fluidity in how we use our space. I also appreciate that aesthetics of spaces directly impact how we feel; about our selves, our lives and the relationships in those spaces.
dwell organized has evolved over time. Dwell, by definition means “to live in or at a specified space”. Organized, means “arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale”. I design curated systems of home organization that provide structure and ease of use in every space.
I work to create balance and alleviate stress for people with busy lives who are also looking for greater harmony in their home. I know life can get messy, but I also know that living with clutter and disorder within our homes can have profound affects on our quality of life and well being. It’s my passion to help people work through the clutter to simplify their lives, while creating something functional and beautiful.
It took a while for me to get here, but now that I am, I know it’s where I belong.