The top interior designers in Toronto can help simplify getting your current crib looking posh if you don't know where to start. There is certainly no shortage of quality interior designers in this town and these creative folks, who shape the aesthetic and flow of things around us, can share insight on how to paint and arrange your space, or help you completely overhaul your abode.
Here are my picks for the top interior designers in Toronto.
See also: The top 15 architects in Toronto
Lisa Canning has made a name for herself in Toronto's design world by helping her clients create unique 'blueprints for a beautiful life' - and by appearing on several HGTV shows. Her main focus right now is on two-hour design consultations where she helps clients find strategies to make their space suit their goals, family's needs and budget.
The dynamic duo who founded Qanuk, Sarah Keenleyside and Lindsay Konior, are doing a great job at transforming spaces about town with their signature 'eclectic sophistication'. You can see their work in commercial spaces, private residences or on television.
Ashley Rumsey and Stanley Sun, the minds behind Mason Studio, are most certainly a duo to keep your eyes on. With a small portion of their work focusing on interior design for single-family dwellings, their growing portfolio consists of exhibition design, hospitality projects, condos as well as designs for temporary installations.
Alex Arnott Design
Alex Arnott works closely with her clients to help them achieve the space of their dreams. From small jobs to large-scale home and commercial renovations, Arnott will come up with a plan that is fun and unique. She understands common quirks of local architecure, and stays hands-on when it comes to the construction process.
Cecconi Simone is an award winning, multi-disciplinary Toronto design firm. Since 1982, Anna Simone and Elaine Cecconi have been 'committed to design to 'make our world a better, more beautiful place'. They have earned international and local acclaim in the retail, corporate, hospitality and residential sectors.
With a focus on high-end residential interior design in Toronto, Laura Stein has made a name for herself in the local as well as international design stage, having earned several industry awards. She can help you to simply spruce up your current space or work with you to do a full renovation and customization.
After shutting the doors of their Queen St. East brick and mortar store after fourteen years, Murray and Jordan of Hardware Interiors have now chosen to focus on interior styling for commercial and residential clients. In addition, they use their new studio as a 'portal of creativity' to create custom lighting, furniture as well as art.
Douglas Design Studio
I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong with award-winning Douglas Design studio, established in 1995 by Jeffrey Douglas. Specializing in residential design, the company prides itself on an exceedingly loyal clientele and is coming out with a custom furniture line in the near future.
Palmerston Design Consultants
Specializing in commercial and residential spaces, Palmerston has a sophisticated, inspired and uncluttered approach. Since 2003, this boutique firm, which features Kirsten Marshall as the principal designer, has earned several awards and considerable media attention.
II BY IV Design
Founded by partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook in 1990, II BY IV has grown into an award-winning interior design firm. With a long list of high profile clients they have established themselves as a serious player on in the local design scene. In addition, they also have their own line of furniture and finishing materials.
Who did I miss? Leave your pick for the top interior designer in Toronto in the comments.
Photo via Qanuk Interiors.
by Shayne Fox