what we do

whole home renovations  |  kitchen & bathroom design  | interior detailing new builds

Our focus is planning, designing and detailing residential interiors, with expertise in kitchen and bathroom design, overseeing every aspect from initial concepts to finishing touches.  Because every project is unique, design services are tailored to each client's needs.   We provide design management to execute the plans co-ordinate our design with the project's team. 

With over two decades of experience in the construction planning and furnishing of spaces, we bring an exceptional combination of technical knowledge and aesthetic sophistication to projects that is unsurpassed.  Carol's expertise will guide you through the design process making the experience of creating your dream home the exciting and fulfilling journey that it should be.

  

areas we serve

local  |  long distance

Local:  We take on full-service projects located in Halifax, HRM and along the South Shore from Shelburne to Halifax, as well as in Toronto and the GTA schedule permitting.  Long Distance:  For all other NS locations and out of Province projects we're happy to take on long distance projects and are extremely adapt at working remotely, with travel scheduled as required.  Please contact us to discuss availability and travel fees.   


A successful outcome relies on truly listening to clients and understanding their values.
— Carol Reed

Services We Offer

  • Architectural Plans Review
  • Space Planning
  • Custom Kitchen & Bathroom Design
  • Millwork & Custom Built-in Design
  • Architectural Details: Fireplace | Staircase | Ceiling  Design | Mouldings
  • Lighting & Electrical Layout Plans
  • Finish & Material Selections/Schedules
  • Sourcing Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures
  • Constructions Drawing Package (Interiors Scope)
  • Permit Ready Plans (Interior Scope)
  • Design of Custom Soft Goods & Casegoods
  • Furniture Plans
  • Sourcing/Purcashing/Installation of Furnishings
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Acquisition of Antiques & Artwork
  • Accessories Sourcing & Styling

How We Work

We work directly with homeowners or collaborate with Builders or Architects on project based work.   Each project inquiry we receive is assessed for its suitability with our process and design potential, in return we'll respond with a general estimation of timeline and fee range.  Every project of interest we pursue begins with an Initial Consultation to review your wish list, asses the scope of work and to determine if we are like minded.   Initial Consultations are always complimentary (within our local service area) because we believe the opportunity to introduce ourselves and our services to your project is our privilege and reflects our interest in establishing long-term relationships.  After our initial consultation we prepare a proposed Scope of Services and fee proposal tailored to your specific needs.  

Our Process

Our process is consistent for every project large or small and is easily adaptable to work with clients locally or remotely.  This process and our standards of practice are derived from 22 years of experience and supported by our network of associates and sources.  The success of our process relies on delivering every project with the highest integrity, and respect for clients' budget and timelines.  All drawings, concept work and specifications are created electronically and formatted for ease of sharing across all platforms, readily accessible at the touch of a finger. 

Full-Service Interior Design

renovations  |  new builds  |  furniture & decor

Comprehensive project based services structured to guide clients thru the entire design process from concept to completion.  Principal involvement is assured in every step of your project to deliver the highest attention to detail and quality.  With over 22 years experience specializing in planning spaces from the raw shell inwards, we bring focused expertise to your interior build-out while working in tandem with your Architect, Engineer and/or builder for seamless integration.  Carol brings a strong technical knowledge of construction complimented by a sophisticated eye for colour and details.  Her sense of humour and unpretentious demeanor makes the process of creating your dream home an exciting and fulfilling one.  All drawings, concept work and specifications are created electronically and formatted for ease of sharing across all platforms, and readily accessible at the touch of a finger. 

Interested In working together, it all starts with a simple introduction!

Vacation Property Design

For Remote Property Owners & realtors

We offer turn-key design services for seasonal property owners throughout provincial Nova Scotia and the Maritimes.  As a local Designer and homeowner from away, Carol shares your passion for the East Coast and brings that experience and perspective to your project, relating first hand to your expectations.  If your property is in need of a full-interior overhaul, cosmetic updates, or requires furnishing from top to bottom with all the essentials - our niche is catering to property owners from of Province or over seas.   Our approach is unique with results that far exceed staging.  Respecting your timeline and budget we create high quality, personalized spaces appropriate to the style and setting of your home.  We're happy to send you typical costs and timelines for turnkey solutions, just contact us.  For those working with a Realtor,  Carol offers a complimentary walk-thru (South Shore properties only) or listing review to provide design assessment for buyers, either pre-closing or post-closing, just have your agent contact us to book a viewing.

Interesting in learning more, or just have general questions about properties for sale, the weather, or lobster?  We'd love to hear from you.  Say hello and tell us a little about your East Coast house!

Collaborative Design Services

Architects | Builders | Contractors

For Architect's, Builder's and Contractors who don't have an Interior Designer on staff, consider adding us to your team as an extended area of specialty for your clients.   Our involvement on a project keeps the build process on-track and frees you up from hand holding clients through endless design decisions.  Most importantly it means your project will be professionally finished to completion with a single cohesive vision -  ultimately attracting more new clients with with higher quality projects.  Ideally we love to join a project at the onset but we can get on board and up to speed at any time.  Carol can work directly with you as part of your team or by referral directly to your client, either for projects or one time consultation.   We believe the ultimate results of any renovation or new build is a design driven collaborative approach.  Add us to your team, and experience the difference.

Let's build beautiful homes together!  Reach out and tell us what you're working on.

 

In-Home Design Consultations

Halifax  |  hrm  |  south shore

Please follow the link below for more info and to book a consultation.

 
 

Industry Associations

Carol is proud to be an active member of the following Industry Associations.