Interior design consultations and CAD renderings to help you envision:
Kitchen layout and cabinetry
Dining Room Table and Chairs
Family room TV and Media Console
Record Player Credenza
Fine China or Dinnerware Sideboard
Bar and Wine Cellar Racks
Entryway Benches and organization solutions
Master Bedroom closets
Laundry and linen storage cabinet
Playroom and kids furniture
Office storage and custom Desks
Custom Theatre style Seating
Trophy or Collectables display cabinet
Whether you're trying to hide electrical cords to your TV, or integrating LED lighting under cabinets, or fitting your toothbrush and the toilet cleaning brush in the vanity... There's a way to fit in everything you need for everyday life. Let Sarah help you organize your space better, and make everyday living easier- and more beautiful.
Design Services starting at $75/hour.
Over video calls, as well as on-site (masked/distanced) consultations to help you come up with a plan of what you need.
Renderings starting at $150 per furniture item, +1 iteration.
Based off an inspiration image, Sarah can generate 3-4 different variations of what it is you are looking for. Included in the cost is your chance to provide feedback on what features you like- so the design can be tweaked to get it just right for you.
Wood Samples starting at $50/three, available for pick up or delivered for +$16 within the GTA.
Sometimes you think you know what you want- but you're not 100% sure. It'll make it easier when you can see the material in your home, with your lighting, with your floor, ceiling, and other items of furniture. Sarah makes furniture in a variety of (domestic) species local to Ontario.
- Soft Maple $
- Poplar $
- White Pine $
- White Ash $$
- Red Oak $$
- Hard Maple $$
- White Oak $$$
- Walnut $$$$
- Cherry $$$$
- Natural, Water-based (non-yellowing)
- Oil based (more durable, but more yellowing)
- Danish Oil (can be re-coated continually)
- Paper White Stain
- Medium White Stain (still see some natural tones)
- Grey Stain
- Black Stain
On horizontal surfaces like tables, desks, countertops, credenzas, sideboards- solid wood is always recommended. This is simply because 10 years from now, it can be sanded and refinished- and look like new again.
Wood undergoes a lengthy process requiring specialized equipment to get it to a specific size. Additionally, due to seasonal wood movement, using solid wood requires more complicated joinery (connection) techniques. Sarah will be posting more information about wood movement in her blog in the next few weeks. Be sure to check back- or sign up for her newsletter below.
The woods listed above are also be available in veneer on a Particle Core substrate. Typically used in millwork, Particle Core is a sustainable, "dimensionally stable", and cost effective alternative to solid wood. Sarah uses premium grade, Made In Canada particle core, with a book-matched and very consistent appearance. Edges are always completed with a solid wood treatment, to protect panels from the dings and dents which can happen to the edges of furniture. This material choice is recommended on vertical surfaces, bookcases, and other low traffic areas.
Whether it's a headboard, a bench for your reading nook, or a booth style kitchen table- sometimes you need a cushion to make things more comfortable! Sarah will help you find the right foam, fabric, and style to make your interior perfect.
Danish Cord or Caning
Love the look, but not sure where to find it? Sarah also offers furniture with caned or corded seats and backs.
Making Furniture Comfortable
Standard sizes exist for a reason. Let's make sure what you're envisioning is comfortable- and practical.
Chairs and Benches
Seat Height - 18"
Seat Width for 1 - 25"
Seat Depth - 18"
Back angle - 95-120°
Table/Desk Height - 28-30"
Dining Table Width - 36-44"
Table Length for 4 - 48"
Table Length for 6 - 60"
Table Length for 8 - 80"
Desk Depth - 24-36"
Counter Height - 36"
Coffee Table Height - 16-18" (1-2" lower than the seat of your couch)
Bed Height - 16-24"
Bathroom Vanity - 30-32"
Other Important Heights
Closet rod height - 72"
Banister height - 32-36"
What Happens Next?
Once you have your material and design decided upon, you'll receive a quote. This price includes the cost of material, hardware, sandpaper, finishes, maintenance to machines, rent, and labour. Additional fee for delivery (usually $120 within the GTA) and assembly (depends on complexity) will be factored in. You will need to pay a 50% deposit in order to proceed with the project. You'll be told how long your piece will take to be made, and see some photographs of your project underway in the process. Prior to delivery, you'll be asked to compete the payment for your project. Once the piece has been paid in full, it can be delivered and assembled in your home. Sarah will inform you of any maintenance instructions- and the best cleaning products to use.
Scratches, dents, and chips can happen. Don't worry too much, there's always a way to fix or repair wooden furniture. If you're in need of refinishing or repair, Sarah's happy to help you make the piece look like new again.