I hired Brenda Day on three separate projects...
Reorganization and Visual Improvements to Master Bedroom
As I live in downtown Toronto I am restricted to a smaller living space than my suburbanite friends.
My master bedroom which I had always hoped to be a sanctuary was fast becoming a drop zone for laundry, a storage area for bric a brac, and closets bursting with clothes and shoes.
Brenda was able to provide the focus which allowed me make decisions on what to remove from the room and what to keep. She was responsible for providing the room with some much needed polish
in order to give it that "sanctuary" feeling by adding a small pewter and crystal chandelier, beautiful chocolate brown slipper chair, and new duvet cover, and throw pillows.
Visual Improvements to Living Room
Brenda removed all of the wood overlay on the fireplace in our living room, repainted the original brick cream, antique painted the frame of the very large mirror over the fire place, removed the love seat and replaced it with two
beautiful slipper chairs. The result was a much more open and inviting room. The room looked so much brighter. The focus was taken off of the dark wooden fire place which was an eyesore.
Two leather storage cubes were purchased to provide additional storage for mittens, hats and scarves in the winter and the other to house photo albums, and also act as seating during cocktail parties.
In the Spring of 2007 we decided to embark on an extensive kitchen renovations which meant gutting the entire kitchen, removing a weight bearing wall to open the area between dining room and kitchen, and replacing the floor.
Brenda was responsible for selecting all finishes, hardware, and even designed in collaboration with our architect a storage area to house stemware and tumblers. I was pleased that Brenda understood my vision of what the kitchen should look like and was able to work with my husband who had a very different vision, to produce a more than satisfactory result.
Here are some of Brenda's key attributes:
- has impeccable taste
- executes with excellence
- follows through on the job to the end
As we will likely be putting our house on the market soon I will be calling Brenda back to assist in reorganizing, de-cluttering, and staging the home.