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rtoronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We selected Andrea and Fine Finishes after interviewing 12 designers to help us with our major condo renovation. We selected her because she was really curious and interested in what we wanted and liked, and because she was able to provide both design and renovation services. We are thrilled with our choice, and have since recommended Andrea to friends and family, who are equally as satisfied. We have redone literally every part of our condo, with Andrea acting as designer, general contractor, and project manager. We love everything and very much appreciate how Andrea has often guided us towards a more cost effective, comfortable, or practical design or approach than we might have picked on our own. We also love the trades Andrea works with--they are all talented and lovely humans who treat our home with respect, and take good care of our old, renovation-stressed pooch. Large-scale renovations are never trouble-free, and what I like most about Andrea and the Fine Finishes team is that they work together to quickly address any problems that might arise. I would give them my highest recommendation.

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Thank you for your review R. We at Fine Finishes Design believe that your home should work for the way you live and reflect who you are as a family. We consider your current needs and discuss changes that may be down the road as these will affect the design. We do indeed have a great crew and work to minimize the disruption to your everyday routine. I has truly been a pleasure working with you. Wishing you many happy memories in your new home. Andrea

Barb in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Andrea and her team were outstanding. Within 30 days of moving in it felt like home. She listened, thoughtfully provided her expertise and garnered all the resources to bring together a beautiful home that I love and reflects me. It was fun and relatively speaking effortless.
I am just thrilled and so grateful for her advice, fabulous taste, and project skills. The best part she was an absolute pleasure to partner with.

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Thank you for your review Barb! Your condo had great bones and quite a unique layout. It was indeed a tight time line but with careful planning and scheduling of the trades we were able to have your condo move in ready. It has truly turned out fabulous. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with you. All the best, Andrea

Muranogirl
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We asked Andrea to come in for a colour consult for some major renovations we were doing in our newly purchased (but not new) home. At the first meeting, we just wanted to see how to make colour work on the completely open concept ground floor where the focus would a multicolour chandelier. It soon became apparent that we needed Andrea's help with the powder room and two washroom tile choices and paint colours and paint and flooring colours for the whole house. She was also instrumental in the kitchen and cabinet design and choices and colour once we found the perfect counter (with her help of course!). This turned out to be a large renovation and we couldn't have done it without Andrea who not only provided excellent advice and great ideas but suggested things we didn't think about. She took into consideration our design preferences and choices and worked with them. She made herself available and provided advice over the phone, by email and at supplier's locations. She offered to help source products once the renovation was complete as well. If you need a little bit of guidance, or major hand-holding, colour or design help, overall direction or pointed advice and suggestions, small or big, Andrea Colman is the lady for you!! Thank you, Andrea!!

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Thank you so much for your review. What a transformation! Removing walls and re-configuring the kitchen has truly brightened and opened up the main living space. Although you new home isn't all that old, the bathrooms did look a bit tired. The combination tiles we sourced gave your ensuite an air of sophistication, the main bath a more contemporary feel and the powder room elegance. The project certainly did evolve and we were more than happy to collaborate with you on the different aspects of the renovation. Andrea

JohnD in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

I see from past glowing reviews of Andrea’s work that many of us who have reached out to her did so because our projects were stalled due to a lack of confidence in our colour choices. After spending a couple of hours with Andrea last week, our enthusiasm for our kitchen upgrade has been renewed and we are back on track. Andrea’s keen eye for colour and design resulted in a beautiful colour palette. She was so collaborative that we feel that the palette was chosen with us, rather than for us. By the time she left, we had colours for a bedroom, main bathroom and our exterior as well. With some newfound confidence, we took our paint chips to a flooring store she recommended, armed with the pattern name of a flooring she wanted us to check out. We returned home with 3 samples, chosen with the help of the sales rep, that all looked great under the flooring store lighting. Sure enough, once laid out on our kitchen floor, Andrea’s choice was clearly the best in our space.
Aside from colour advice, Andrea had various suggestions as to how to make improvements that would have impact, but still be budget friendly, and has recommended suppliers and trades. Lastly, she tactfully steered us away from a few ideas that looked great in magazines but, for reasons she explained, would not work in our kitchen. We are very much looking forward to working with her in future and recommend her without reservation.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We were happy to guide you in the right directions and get you excited about your project. Wishing you all the best, Andrea

Ruby in Etobicoke
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We were at a standstill on what to do with our home in terms of finishes
design ideas. We had renovated our home over 12 years ago and it needed updates...main hallway, kitchen, laundry room bathrooms as
well as ideas for paint colour.
After speaking with Andrea for just a few minutes I knew we were in good hands. I actually could feel the stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed leave my body.
When Andrea left our home I said to my husband.."She was amazing".
Thank you so much Andrea!!

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Thank you so much for your review Ruby! We know that there are many decisions to be made when considering an update such as yours and it can be daunting. One decision will affect the next and so on. We insure that the decisions made are the best for your lifestyle, flow with the rest of your home and give you the best return on investment. Best regards, Andrea

Angelo  in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Andrea was amazing! she was able to color match a piece missing from my front door, and give me insightful ideas on how to create more space in my master bathroom, she was also instrumental in color coordinating my kitchen backsplash, and floor tiles to match the overall décor of my home. I am so glad I was able to reach out to her. She has made me very confident with my renovation plans going forward, and her cost is very reasonable in comparison to others. The best value for a consultation I have ever had !

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Thank you for your review Angelo. We were happy to help you with the missing pieces that will pull your rooms together and optimize your space. All the best Andrea

Ian Mak from Toronto
3 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

We found Andrea to help us with our complete house remodel, and are we ever thankful! It was overwhelming to think about choosing harmonious color choices, finishes/materials, and other design elements for a whole house. Andrea really helped us create a cohesive design that was modern yet warm, which is exactly our preferred style. We were shown quite a few materials that we wouldn't have necessarily picked ourselves, but really wound up loving the way they fit together in our home. We have had nothing but compliments from our friends and family, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrea for her interior design services!

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Thank you for your review Ian. What a transformation! We went from tired traditional to clean and modern. We source from many different suppliers within the industry to find the perfect material or piece for your space. It was our pleasure a working with you both to create your dream home.

Melanie in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

My husband and I recently had a baby and purchased our first home - its a busy time. We've been renting for the last 13 years so have a hodgepodge of possessions we've purchased and accumulated over the years. I wanted some advice on how to make our new home more put together- colours, lighting, furniture, and layout but we were intimidated by the potential price and limited time that we had available. Andrea was fantastic- she worked within our tight timeline, meeting me at our rental to get a sense of our furniture and lifestyle and then we went to the empty new house and did a walk through. She provided great advice and perspective - helping to see things in a way other than how it had been staged, and opportunities to update details on different budgets. She covered all of the named priorities - working within our budget and timing- and mentioned things she observed as we walked through the house recognizing that not everything can be done immediately and helping to point out opportunities for the future. Andrea was extremely easy to work with and even followed up after the fact to see how we were making out with the move and some of the decisions we had talked about. I would not hesitate to call Andrea to help with the next phase of updates.

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Thank you so much Melanie for your review. We often hear from our clients that they have been intimidated by the thought of using a designer, and that their project maybe too small for a company to consider. We work with all budgets and scopes. Sometimes people just need confirmation that what they are thinking to do is the right thing for the space. You have a wonderful home and I know it's going to look fabulous when the renovations are complete. All the best, Andrea

Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

I had Andrea help me with a colour consultation more than 10 years ago and it was time for a new look so we contacted her again.
The main floor has an open flow so choosing different colours that work together means having a good plan. I had my anchor colour already chosen but Andrea suggested it in a different room and the result was fabulous. The other colours connect well and the flow to the other rooms in the open plan works really well. I am very happy with the result.

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Thank you for your review! Repeat clients are the highest compliment and we were happy to work together again. We would love to see photos. Wishing you the best and hope to see you again for next project. Andrea Colman

Darana in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We have the most amazing interior design person! Andrea's touch made our "starter home" in Brampton (2012) soo beautiful! We bought a new home and moved last month (May 2017). When we were selling our old home, it was sold in 4 days with numerous bids/ offers. The compliments we received for the home with regards to its finishes was just over the top. This is the second time that we have asked Andrea to be involved-- this time in making our "forever-home" truly OURS. Us requesting Andrea to work with us again says it all. Professional, down-to-earth, and expert suggestions. Thank you Andrea!
-Darana Yuen/ Jasper Yuen

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Thank you for your review Darana. Our greatest compliment is repeat customers. It was a pleasure working with you again on your forever home. Wishing you and your family all the best. Andrea

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More about FINE FINISHES DESIGN INC

HOMESTARS BEST OF '08, '10, '11, '14, '15 -
* Winner in the category of Interior Design.
* COLUMNIST FOR TORONTO STAR / STAR TOUCH - Click on link in photos to read our articles (since 2015)
* DESIGN LEAD - PROPERTY BROTHERS Season 6 2017 (episodes 617 & 620)

Fine Finishes Design Inc. is a premier design and decorating company serving the Greater Toronto area since 1997.

They have a well earned reputation for attention to detail and professionalism in residential and commercial design. Fine Finishes Design Inc. works closely with their clients and places special emphasis on understanding their unique needs, tastes and budget.
Andrea Colman, the Principal Designer and Owner of Fine Finishes Design Inc. oversees each project personally ensuring the highest quality service.

Andrea graduated with the highest honours in the CIDC Design Program and is considered to be one of the best Colour Consultants in the greater Toronto area.
Andrea is one of the founding members of The Benjamin Moore Painting and Decorating Services in North America and has sat on the Advisory Council for Benjamin Moore’s Painting and Decorating Services Canada.

You can read her articles in The Toronto Star and Toronto Star Touch every second Friday.
www.thestar.com/search.html?q=andrea%20colman

CATEGORIES
Interior Design, Interior Decorators, and Design/Build
PRODUCTS
Furniture, Fabrics, Carpets, Window Treatments, Drapery, Flooring, Tiles, Vanities, Accessories , Art, GIFT CERTIFICATES
SERVICES
- Full Interior Design Services - Project Management - Renovations - Outdoor Living Design & Furnishings - 3D Virtual Imaging - Bathroom Renovations - Kitchen Renovations - Colour Consultation - Floor Planning - New Home Planning - Designer Furniture - Window Treatments - Accessories - Art - Fabric Selection - Lighting
STYLES
- Transitional - Contemporary - Modern - Traditional - Eclectic - Sustainable Design - Outdoor Living Design and Furnishings - Custom Design and Build Furniture
SPECIALITIES
Full Interior Design Services - 3D Virtual Imaging - Floor Planning - Colour Consultation - New Home Planning - Bathroom Renovations - Kitchen Renovations - Colour Consultation - Floor Planning - Designer Furniture - Art - Fabric Selection - Outdoor Living Design and Furnishings - Lighting
WEBSITE
http://www.finefinishes.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1997
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
RETURN POLICY
Customer Satisfation Guaranteed
PAYMENT METHOD
Credit Card, Cheque, E-Transfer, Pay Pal
MEMBERSHIPS
Benjamin Moore Painting and Decorating Services Advisory Council Canada
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
C.I.D.C. P.D.R.A.
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
1.5 Hours
PROJECT RATE
See Design Packages on our website
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Satisfaction Guaranteed
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