Are you struggling with a specific, or multiple areas in your home and could use some solid advice on what to do? It’s easy to become frustrated or overwhelmed by the many decisions that go into shaping your home to work perfectly for your lifestyle.

The problem can be something like a poor floor plan and lack of ingenuity, but sometimes it’s merely coming up with a theme, colour, subject, or over all vibe for your home. Sometimes we inherit furniture from a family member, and we keep these things for sentimental reasons, even though we know it’s only creating issues.

Booking an interior design consultation can be a game changer. It will help you to create a focus plan to move forward with your design!

Moreover, there are many designers that offer additional support post consultation, should you find the next-steps action plan daunting. However, the consultation is a great first step regardless of your intentions to hire an interior designer throughout the whole process. It will help you understand where you are and provide solutions to get you where you want to be.

Let’s break it down so that you can decide if booking a consultation is exactly what you need to become inspired, and at ease while creating the home that you and your family love again.


Floor Planning

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your total home



Essential to any space is how you move through your home day to day. Having a table that impedes on your walk space, for example, may add a small amount of aggravation that accumulates over time. It greatly impacts how you operate and feel about your routine. It can even compromise how you entertain guests in your home.

A great way to prevent this is to assess how much space to allow between objects, such as chairs in a dining room. It is common for people to shop for furniture without having room dimensions on hand, including windows, doors, and openings. This often results in purchasing furniture that is either too large, or too small. You can also end up with too many pieces that don’t fit together in the space.

A consultation is a great opportunity to address what can be done with some creative editing and an objective eye, to provide solutions for better flow in your home.


Colour Scheme

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Colour affects how we feel in a space. It’s a key ingredient for creating an atmosphere of well-being. The goal is to find a colour that evokes a truly positive response in you. As colour often inspires the direction of the rooms design scheme it is of heightened importance. It can make your favourite piece of artwork, furniture, or textiles have its special moment in your home.

I often here clients say, ‘I don’t hate it’, when talking about their paint colours. I know how difficult it can be to find a colour that you really love, but it is achievable and makes a dramatic difference!

Do you bring in bold statement colours on your walls, or do you inject those bold colours in your art, textiles, and decor elements? Do you add a subtle neutral tone on your walls to keep things feeling calmer, while adding gentle hints of colour? These are the type of questions that will be rectified inside a design consultation.



Art Placement


Art being a very personal aspect of design, means it’s important to look at its location! A great piece of art needs a wall that will draw your eye to it, in a good way that could stop you in your tracks.

Location also becomes important when the subject of the art does not line up with the room it is placed in. A painting of a fruit bowl that’s placed in a bathroom will seem random and unintentional.

Orientation and scale are also key components to good location planning for your art. A tiny piece of art on a large wall will become lost, whereas a large piece of art on a small wall will feel overbearing. In the same way, it’s important to consider the orientation of the art, with the orientation of the wall.

When the wrong location is chosen the focus shifts from the subject or beauty of the art itself, to the uncomfortable nature of its place in your home.





Dysfunctional spaces are rooms that feel and look unintentional. They could contain disjointed collections of decor or furniture, overpopulation of those collections, or be under furnished. The underlining thread being that there is no real direction. Thereby, having no real function.

Sometimes these spaces do have things that we like, but they don’t serve us well. A room performs well when the space is clearly defined. Good function adds tremendous value to a home and how you use it.

A design consultation will help you set the intention of the room and build a plan to execute solutions that not only look great but also provide you with proper function for your everyday needs.



Design Style


Many of us have no idea what our style is or feel completely lost and don’t have a clear direction. However, sometimes we know what we like, but have no idea how to bring those ideas into a cohesive design.

A professional perspective can build a plan based on what is currently in your home and what needs to be added. They will bridge the gap between your dreams and your current realty.

It’s helpful to pull inspiration from online sources, or from the designer’s portfolio. In this way, you can tangibly work with the interior designer on a goal you want to achieve, ensuring that everyone is working towards the same vision.



Next Step Action Plan

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Design is a creative service that provides unique solutions tailored to your home needs. It is not limited to the features above. There are many other benefits to a design consultation, like solutions for irregular rooms, storage needs, or renovation design. If you need creative assistance, a design consultation will prepare you for the road ahead with confidence. Like stated above, not everyone will need a designer to help execute the solutions provided in the design consultation, however, Cindy is always here to help at any step within your design journey.