We had never used a designer but needed help. We hired Barbara for an initial consultation on how best to tackle moving my office to the basement and getting rid of 12 year old carpet on the main floor. Barbara was instrumental in helping us see how we could more efficiently use the space in our home for how we live as a family.
She asked questions about things I never thought of and helped us really see the potential. She also helped us see that there were things we actually didn’t need to do, and that other items would benefit us more.
We ended up hiring her to manage the reno.
From my boards on Houzz and Pinterest with conversations she was able to pull together our whole main floor (new flooring, all new family room furniture, paint colours, etc) and plan our entire basement.
My husband (NOT a shopper) was amazed that Barbara only needed one day to show us all the items she sourced (custom curved sectional, chairs, cocktail table,
tv unit, rug, fabrics) and that we both loved everything. On budget, and totally our taste. She did all the legwork and planned everything to the last detail.
Our home is now completely pulled together, and feels like adults actually live here! She was professional, extremely knowledgeable and always available to answer emails and provide answers to things I had no clue about (Direction of tile? Will this light work in the stairwell?).
We now have a beautifully finished basement with guest room, washroom, storage, 2 offices and tv area. And our main floor has opened up with the removal of 4 columns and a gas fireplace, new stairs, huge sliding door in kitchen and new exterior doors. It’s totally cohesive in tone and feel which I could never have done on my own. And most importantly? It all fits our family like a glove.