"Whenever you left we felt good, really good, and really inspired."
J. C., Carlisle
The Designer/Client relationship
is the point of connection where the excitement begins!
The Designer/Client relationship – with Toby, it’s dynamic; it’s two-way.
It’s based on respect for your family’s reality and your needs.
Toby is tuned in to you -- she listens carefully as you express what you want from your home and observes areas where it is not fully supporting you.
Toby and her clients work together to create a common vision – and then she creates a sequence of steps to bring the vision into reality.
"I have worked with Toby since I bought my first, and so far my only house,
15 years ago. Initially, she assisted with living and dining room furniture placement, paint colours, etc.
It is overwhelming when you first move in to a bare space!
Each time I was ready to do another room I have had her back, culminating in my kitchen reno this last year which turned out beautifully.
Her sense of humour, her ability to listen to my preferences, and then make the vision come alive that much better, all make her an outstanding designer.
I always learn something new from her with every contact which I appreciate greatly.
I really can't say enough about her many skills."
Client review, houzz.com
Toby is lively, passionate and unpretentious. She has high-level skills in the fundamentals - colour selection, planning & materials - and an intuitive ability with placement ... plus a touch of the unexpected that brings unique sparkle to her rooms.
She removes barriers and demysifies the design process. She gets you started on the right foot, so you can avoid anxiety and costly structural & aesthetic mistakes.
Clients from her first year in business (1985) continue to call on her services as their lives and families evolve. She has worked with 3 generations of several families and has helped clients through three, four, and five house moves. Her design services have been given as wedding, anniversary, birthday and Christmas gifts.
"It's a pleasure to spend time with Toby because she is so positive and fun to be around. This has always made the projects we've worked together on an enjoyable experience."
S. L., Oakville
"We picked up our carpet and chair tonight. Already our room looks bigger and more inviting. Honestly Toby, we love you and love working with you! You are simply the best!
N. S., Hamilton
"Learning also over the years from you that decorating is actually quite difficult .. part art, logic, function with huge attention to detail all at once. Thanks again."
V. T., Burlington