After many years of living with leftover furniture items, I decided it was finally time to re-design/re-decorate my cottage. My hesitation in hiring ANY designer was, of course, cost but more importantly, my concern that my space be comfortable for me, and reflect MY personal tastes as opposed to an impractical or disconnected designer’s vision unrelated to me.
First and foremost Sharyn focused on what I did and how I used my space to determine the best functionality in terms of selection and placement of furniture items. She listened very closely and asked good questions(for us both) to better understand my likes and dislikes. My budget constraints plus my desire to keep certain “awkward” pieces made the project challenging for her however throughout the process, she presented me with good options. At the end of the day, she perhaps achieved the impossible. The project was completed on budget and incorporates the old pieces I wanted to keep but most importantly my space is now highly functional, comfortable, cozy, relaxing and beautiful for my family and I.
I would highly recommend Sharyn Kastelic’s services.
Paul L Morgante, Thunder Beach, ON
Working with Sharyn from Primed by Design Inc was an amazing experience. She met with us and explained the different levels of service she offers, we ultimately decided that with my wife working and me taking care of a very active 2 & 1/2 year old that we’d go for her full package solution, where she works with you on design, gets quotes from contractors, manages your budget and manages on site the contractors as the work is being done.
It was by far the best decision we ever made, this renovation of our Ensuite was the best we’ve had so far, mainly due to her project management skills and experience. I would recommend her without hesitation, and look forward to working with her again on the next project.
Gord Smith, Markham
If you are overwhelmed by the prospect of renovating/updating your home, then I highly recommend hiring Sharyn Kastelic of Primed by Design Inc. Sharyn removes the stress of where to start, where to shop, who to hire etc…. She works with your ideas and then provides viable options to choose from. Sharyn prepares thorough plans and provides instructions to the contractors to ensure a smooth renovation process. I am extremely happy with my “new” home and thankful that I hired Sharyn to design and manage my renovation.
Inta Sulcs, North York
Sharyn did a plan for our basement renovation and we are very happy with her work. We wanted a designer who was willing to work for a flat rate but most designers wanted to bill us by the hour. Sharyn came out to our house right away and really listened to what we wanted. The proposal she sent us was clear and concise and she delivered exactly what we agreed on, on schedule. It was great to get help with exactly the parts of the reno we couldn’t do ourselves without having to commit to doing an entire project together. We plan to use Sharyn again when the rest of the reno finally gets completed. Highly recommended!
Fiona Colman, East York
We moved into our new home this past summer and quickly realized that we would need help. I found Sharyn while browsing through Houzz. She listened very closely to what we wanted for our home and was not at all intimidated by the grand plans we had with our very modest budget. She came up with a great design plan that integrated beautifully with elements of our home. Sharyn was not satisfied until she was certain that we were happy with each design choice. And she never let us settle for anything that wasn’t exactly what we wanted. We are thrilled with the results. Our home is now furnished with beautifully crafted, custom made furnishings that suit our family perfectly. Now when we walk in the door, we are welcomed with views to a lovely, well-appointed dining room and living room. We now plan to finish our basement and will look to Sharyn again for her help in this area too. We had a great experience working with her and would recommend Sharyn in a heartbeat.
C. & S. Burke, Brooklin, ON
“As a real estate professional I have worked with Sharyn Kastelic of Primed by Design many times over the past 8 years. She has always offered excellent advice to my clients to help them prepare their homes for sale. She has great suggestions for colour choices, furniture choices and placement. She is a pleasure to work with and always manages to bring out the best in a home.”
Sharon McGuigan, Royal LePage
“I did a major renovation/addition to my home and brought Sharyn in to help re-decorate. I have to tell you, Sharyn was absolutely wonderful to work with — she really understood what I wanted to create and made it so easy and convenient for me. With my busy schedule, it made putting the main floor together simply effortless. Much of my existing furniture and items were leveraged and Sharyn brought great ideas and suggestions to bring it all together. My only regret is that I didn’t bring her in much earlier — at the construction stage — as we could have done some things a little differently and I would have saved some money. So my recommendation to other clients is … don’t wait. All, in all, I love my newly decorated home and highly recommend Sharyn.”
Wendy Novachko, Toronto
“We are very happy with the results of our kitchen and powder room renovation. After assessing our requirements and style, Sharyn designed a kitchen and powder room beyond what we would have imagined on our own. She did an excellent job of managing the project – lining up contractors, keeping on top of the schedule and ensuring everything was completed on time. There were glitches along the way but Sharyn took care of them quickly and, in all cases, the end result was even better. We would gladly recommend Sharyn to anyone looking for Interior Design help.”
George & Karen Williams, Markham
“We were impressed with the job that Sharyn did on our master bedroom, which is now far more comfortable, functional, and pleasant. We were very happy with all aspects of the design and implementation of the renovation. Sharyn worked closely with us and provided designs, materials, furniture and fixtures consistent with our living style, our needs, and within our budget. Sharyn has been a pleasure to work with and we will continue to utilize her services. Both my wife and I would heartily recommend Sharyn Kastelic and Primed By Design Inc., to anyone that is considering renovating or redecorating their home.”
Mark & Ana Smith, Etobicoke
“We were very pleased with the decorating work Sharyn did for us. She was very professional and had lots of practical ideas about how to optimize the living space in our new house. She helped us to figure out which pieces of our old furniture would work well and what we had to leave behind, and saved us a lot of time in finding new and interesting pieces of furniture and window coverings. The move to our new house went much more smoothly with her help.”
Bonnie Campbell, Toronto
“Sharyn’s experienced ingenuity served us well as we planned the interior of our new town house, listening to our concerns as we downsized, and offering functional solutions for our challenging space. She provided floor plans to determine the size and shape of furnishings, researched fabrics, matched a love seat to existing classic chairs, and contracted window coverings to our requirements. Sharyn proved a patient, flexible resource and sounding board, over a year, as we evolved our ideas and our budget. The results achieved our goal, a calming, restful, workable place to live that receives compliments from each new guest.”
Peter Roberts & Wendy Reid, Toronto
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Sharyn. She’s very positive and energetic, and had some wonderful ideas for my home. She listens well to what I’m trying to say, and has translated it into a great design for my living and dining rooms. Sharyn has also saved me a lot of time – she found exactly what I was looking for in comfort and style.”
Elizabeth Doris, North York
“I have never worked with a decorator before and I would recommend it. Sharyn did a great job in pulling colours and fabrics together. She found furniture that I never would have found. Sharyn is easy to work with and she did a good job of keeping things on time and within my budget.”
Laurie McClure, Mississauga
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