Interior Design is no longer about spending endless weekends traipsing up and down the freeway and shlepping in and out of furniture showrooms and decor superstores. Save yourself the headache (and the Advil). This whole process can be so much sexier.
All you need to do is choose you how to want to work. I’ll show up, virtually or otherwise, to deliver.
If you love digital living and need a pro who can sculpt your vision into a 3D aesthetic rendering of You, decoratively speaking, welcome to Design At Your Doorstep. All your questions answered, all the annoying problems solved. Now if only everything could be this painless.
If you live in the Greater Toronto area and want a pro who can deliver exactly what you need, just the way you need it, on time and on budget, you’ve met your match. Meet Local & Live, then let’s hit the ground running.
Feeling overwhelmed, and stuck in a home that under-delivers? I offer organizational coaching to help you out of the mental maze. Real world, time-tested solutions coming right up.
Finally. Bid adieu to the thought of fluorescent hell-mazes and over-stuffed parking lots.
Still have a few questions…? These ones, maybe?
The whole concept of working with a designer freaks me out. How do I know you’re not going to take over or cost me an arm and a leg?
Working with a designer (a good one, anyway) isn’t about remortgaging the house or having a one-way relationship. It’s about making smart decisions and saving you from costly mistakes along the way regardless of your budget. It’s about having an experienced sounding board, not a dictator interested in a personal aesthetic agenda. Besides, design isn’t about money; it’s about manifesting your unique perspective on the world.
So how do you know my style if all I’m sending you are pictures of my crappy old college furniture and a few fugly hand-me-downs?
Whether you’re living with a case of the visual hives or you’ve had one-too-many “what the hell was I thinking?!” moments, the You of you definitively shines through. It’s my job to bring that essence to the surface regardless of what that surface currently looks like. I accomplish this in a number of different ways but we start by having an actual conversation. No impersonal, non-contextual, one-size-fits-all online forms here. Creating a successful partnership requires having an understanding of one another. How else would I decipher exactly what you mean when you say, “mid-century-but-not-too over-the-top-modern-kind-of-warm-and-clean-all-at-the-same-time”? It’s much easier to relate than to guess.
How does this online stuff work, anyway?
The principles of design remain the same whether you live in my city or a city across the continent. Our jam session helps me understand who you are and what’s most important to you so we can start creating the space you’ve been envisioning. It goes something like this: you send me digital photos and measurements and I send you, well, You in visual form. And the best part? You’ll receive detailed, step-by-step instructions to bring the visual you to life so there’s no guesswork involved. I even highlight your priorities and give you tips and tricks to carry you through the project. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, I’m right beside you – digitally speaking – so you can hit me with any questions or concerns as they come up. Really, it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. You can start now or work on bits and pieces over time. You can also follow the plan as closely or as loosely as you like. No second-guessing, no messing around, no bullshit.
You wouldn’t have made it this far if you weren’t ready. You can do this. Let’s get started.