|The Thorpes write
. . .
"Mary played an instrumental role when we were helping our
parents move to a retirement home from the home they lived in
for 30 years. She was able to earn the trust of our aging parents
by being open and honest with them about this transition in their
lives. She helped them with decisions on which furniture did
or did not make sense keeping, purchasing new furniture for them,
deciding on paint colours and liaising with and instructing the
retirement home staff on what our parents needs were with respect
to renovations of their suite. We will be forever grateful to
Mary for her professionalism, efficiency, honouring our timelines
and most importantly her kindness to our family during this time."
W. Wickens writes . . .
"I bought a condo from floor plans and waited 2yrs for it
to be built. To say I was excited when I got the keys was the
understatement of the century. But where to start?! I had no
idea what colours to paint, what to put on the windows or how
to organize my limited space.
I'm a single guy who knows absolutely nothing about decorating.
Truth is, I didn't even know how to describe what I liked or
even wanted. I was completely lost.
Mary made everything easy. She was extremely patient, took
the time to listen and helped me select a dècor that is
not only perfect, it's totally me! I am so proud of my new home
and I would like to thank Mary for making it a reality."
|J. Blacklock writes
. . .
"My husband and I are "poster children" for Just
The Thing Interiors, having worked with Mary on three projects
(so far!): completely furnishing and decorating our small rental
condo apartment, managing every aspect of the design (wall coverings,
paint, drapery, furnishings, floorings...) of a new-construction
5-storey townhome, and overseeing a commercial renovation including
outdoor signage and significant construction and millwork. Mary
really delivers results: she is an amazing combination of creativity
and common-sense. Working with Mary has allowed us to describe
our vision for our homes and now a new business and then see
our vision come to life. Mary is candid about what will work
and won't work which is very helpful -- it is terrific to work
with a creative professional who takes a business approach. We've
learned that there is a great deal of research, shopping, technical
discussions and supervision of trades people behind every beautiful
project; Mary's project management skills have allowed us to
participate as much or as little as our time has permitted. When
Mary is running with something, we know that we can relax and
be confident that the project is proceeding well."
Dr. S. Nusinowitz writes . . .
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful
job you did in redecorating my new home. Your service was "all
inclusive" in that you were there in the planning stage
right through to the final touches. The outcome was magnificent.
This view was shared not only myself but my family and friends.
You were able to factor in my busy business hours, lack of previous
experience in decorating and purchasing home furniture and you
came up with a house that felt like a true home. And you did
this all within budget!
As a result of my experience with you, I would have no hesitation
whatsoever in recommending your services and would welcome any
inquiries by any of your future potential clients."
F. Murray writes . . .
"Wow!!! When I walked in I could not believe how wonderful
everything looks -- is this really my place?? All of the furniture
is absolutely perfect. Thank you so much. You have done an amazing
job. I am so so happy!!!
. . . You are truly very talented as all of your choices have
been bang on. I definitely get the wow factor when I walk in
to my place. It is also very comfortable, cozy and welcoming
which is something I really wanted. I haven't decided what my
favourite thing is as I love all the pieces."
|C. Zeldin writes .
"It's so rare to work with a professional who really cares
. . . someone who cares about fit, about budget, about timelines
and about people. Mary took the time to understand how we would
use the room. She probed with questions that made us really think
about its use, today and into the future. She wanted to make
sure we were looking long-term when it came to colour choices
and accessories. She wandered our house and observed how we lived
to gauge our personality to create the right "look and feel".
All these unique techniques Mary used truly made it a pleasure
to work with her. Not only did she transform an important room
in our house, but managed to offer advice and value-add on other
aspects of our home. We enjoyed shopping together for the finishing
touches. And, she worked well with "Mark the painter"
and all the other suppliers who helped to create our lovely living
& dining room. I know that in the years to come we'll manage
to find other "excuses" to work with Mary . . . oh
yeah, and transform other living areas in our house too!"
|P. White writes .
"I had a small kitchen with limited cupboard space. My budget
was limited yet I wanted a new look. Mary designed a kitchen
that provided with both a display area for my dishes, as well
as enough space for everything else. I had not wanted to replace
my appliances as this time so Mary worked with me to select cabinetry
that created a feel of warmth and style.
The prospect of choosing materials for backsplash,
countertop, etc. was daunting, but Mary helped to make this an
enjoyable task. She selected a few samples based on discussions
with me and then I was able to choose what I liked best. I now
have a kitchen that I love and all of this within the budget
that I had planned.
Mary's expertise in selecting colours and materials
is reflected in my new kitchen. I would recommend Mary to anyone
who is considering remodeling big or small. She is great to work
The Sabharwals write . . .
"...thanks and appreciation for creating a beautiful home
for us. Almost a year later, and I still can't get over how wonderful
everything looks, and how functional everything works.
Thank you for your help and patience in leading us through
the decorating process. You took into consideration our family's
differing needs and desires, presented us with great ideas, narrowed
down our choices and options, gave us space to make decisions,
and kept us on track with our budget and timeline.
It was a real pleasure working with you, and we look forward
to working with you again on our next decorating project!"
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