Styling a tray

My husband Mark and I hired Christine Da Costa just over 3 years ago to do a major re-decorating on our main floor. To quote Christine; “we were taking our home from drab to fab”! Mark and I had moved into our home from Chicago and had no idea where to source furniture etc. We had two young kids and full schedules. Christine took the time to meet with both of us, uncovering our needs and making the renovation as seamless as possible. We replaced carpet with hard wood in our family room, added new custom built in’s in the family, foyer and a window seat in the living room. She was a master at fabric selection and helping me see beyond plain colours without pattern. That is one area where I find interior design is important. Helping get you out of your comfort zone and see how texture and colour work together. We also replaced all furniture in the dining room, living room and added a table in the kitchen. We also re-decorated the powder room with beautiful wall paper, light fixture, mirror and hard wear. In the dining room we added a long funky chandelier which I love! There is no way I could have pulled off such a transformation on my own, Christine is very talented and loves what she does!

Cindy & Mark Sergot

Christine has been wonderful to work with! She knew exactly what we wanted and executed it effortlessly. Our basement renovation seemed daunting but with Christine’s experience, meticulousness and attention to detail the project came together beautifully. Christine captured our sense of style to “T”. I would not hesitate to use Christine again and have recommended her to family and friends. You know she has a great sense of style and passion when your basement gets front cover of Canadian Home Trends Magazine and an article- thanks Christine!

Michelle & Kris Plotzke

We have been so pleased that we made the decision to use Christine for help with designing our new condo. She is exceptional at customer service and very attentive to our needs and constant requests. She is incredibly organized . We really appreciate that she is very mindful of our budget and keeps track so that we never have surprises. She has great ideas and incredibly creative. We are thrilled on how everything is coming together and are grateful for all that Christine has done to make us so happy and comfortable in our new home.

George Saltzberg

Christine is an amazing designer/consultant. We have always known where are budget is (unlike previous designer who did not keep to the budget at all). She has been accommodating, open to input, easy to communicate with and overall a joy and pleasure to work with.  She has been able to help keep us focused, given suggestions, open to feedback and flexible.  We’d use her again in a minute (or in my next profession as a real estate agent)

Timothy Swift

Christine’s Interior Design was a real pleasure to photograph! She has a great sense of style, and a real dynamic personality to boot! She’s a lot of fun to hang out with. What stood out for me most about her design was her use of color. While her choice of furniture and accessories added glamor to the home, her use of color gave it real pizazz! What is more, is that she was able to achieve this not only in the fully custom designed rooms, but also in the rooms where she integrated some of the existing furniture pieces with new ones. I also loved her her ability to mix patters and solids into a beautifully balanced harmony. If you want to add a little pizazz and glamor to your living space, you should give her a call!

Stephani Buchman Photography

When my husband told me he was going to go to Home Depot to purchase a tool to fix the bathroom… I was very worried. Upon viewing the bathroom myself I knew that we not only needed a tool but a professional with many tools to fix the disaster zone!

I was referred to Christine and after we had our initial meeting we knew that she was just the right person to not only help fix the problem, but also to help us see our vision through to completion.

Christine offered many different suggestions but also did not stray from how we really wanted the bathroom to look. The process from start to finish was so successful we have asked her to begin working on our kitchen. My husband is no longer allowed to fix anything in the house… well with the odd exception of hanging a picture! I would not hesitate to recommend Christine for any design project.

Lisa MacKinnon

Over a few years we worked hard to improve our school library. We had the basics but were looking for the WOW factor which would enhance the look of the library and provide a cheerful, welcoming place for our students . A quick call to Christine was just the answer we were looking for. With a few colourful suggestions and updated floor plan, we now have a library that our staff, parents and students are very proud of!

Nora Harris, Associate Director, Glenn Arbour Academy

My husband and I hired Christine from Decor by Christine to create a design plan that included a new furniture floor plan for our living and dining room, with recommendations for new furniture pieces that would properly fit the room to scale.  After our initial consultation, we decided to also have her devise a plan for our eating area to create more of a lounge/drinking area versus continuing to use it as an eating area – since we already had a dining room in the adjacent room we could use for sit down meals.  We were so pleased and excited with Christine’s creative design plan along with her furniture and colour recommendations for each room, that we are moving ahead with the design plan and working with Christine again this fall.

Florence & Murray Anderson