TESTIMONIALS

 

 

You never know who you’ll meet on a Mediterranean cruise, but we never would have guessed an award-winning designer who only lived half an hour away from us in Canada. That’s why, upon moving into our new-to-us condo, we didn’t even have to think about who we’d ask to help us with our design.

 

Lara was attentive and patient, listening to us throw every idea we’d ever had at her about our space. She took notes and she took measurements. She smiled and nodded and you could tell she was processing every piece of information we were sharing.

 

We had a rough plan in mind and described that to her in detail. She asked a few more questions, then announced she had work to do. She said she’d provide us with a few options to consider.

 

The first design she shared was based on our neophyte space planning ideas. It was good but still needed some changes. Then, drumroll please, she presented us with what she would do with the space. I think at first, we were both a little shocked as it was so completely different than anything we’d ever imagined. As the minutes ticked away, the design grew on us more and more until we decided it was the only way we could go.

 

We can’t thank Lara enough for her ideas, her professionalism and her patience. We will definitely be using her again for any future projects.

 

Dana and Mike P.

 

 

 


 
 

Lara's attention to detail is truly second to none!  She understands that space can be transformed to meet the unique and individual needs and desires of those living within it.  Her ability to unite colour, fabrics, lighting, texture and furniture is an innate ability, which is culminated into a room/space that one never wants to leave.  Secondly, having worked with Lara was most enjoyable, as her professional, yet personable nature was consistent and genuine.  I always knew that our planning would be a fun and productive time. I look forward to working with Lara again.

-CH

 

 

“Lara was extremely helpful in choosing great paint colours and fabrics for our new condo. She was highly professional, knowledgeable about environmentally friendly products, budget-conscious, and always went the extra mile to make sure the end result was what we wanted and needed. I highly recommend her work.”

-BS

"Lara is one of the most brilliant, creative and responsive designers that I have ever worked with. Her innovation, energy and fresh ideas transformed our bathroom into the most beautiful, serene room in our home! Thanks Lara. We look forward to working with you again some day soon."

–DG

 

 

“Working with Lara on the design for our bathroom renovation was a pleasure. She took time to ask all the right questions. She determined what features in a bathroom were most important to us. She also made terrific suggestions that we had not thought of. Our renovation has been complete for a year now, but the novelty of our spa-like space has yet to wear off!” 

–SB

Working with Lara to update our living room was a joy.  She immediately understood our tastes, was extremely efficient and brought colours, textures and design strategy together to formulate a beautiful, formal yet cozy and inviting living room.  Her ability to see the finished product before it's finished is phenomenal.  Her attention to detail, second to none.  It was exciting watching it all come together.  Thanks Lara!!

-MC

 

 

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