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."
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."s totally
me! I am so proud of my new home and I would like to thank Mary
for making it a reality."
|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!"