Southam Design Inc

(613) 728-2227

Services Provided
Architectural and interior design, custom home design, lighting design, kitchen and bath design, renovations and additions. Commercial: retirement homes, dental clinics, spas, business offices

Areas Served
Ottawa, Ont; Montreal, PQ, Vancouver, BC

Business Description
Award winning interior design and architecture has earned Southam Design a reputation of being fresh, creative and passionate. With 20 years of design and architectural experience, we have strived to create spaces that engage the senses and stimulate emotion. We utilize the client’s individual self-expression and unique personality to design interiors that enhance human activity. Our “out of the box” thinking pushes the limits of creativity to expand the possibilities of physical space, and connects us to our clients for the optimum synthesis of vision and reality.

Southam Design’s philosophy encompasses the theory of structural honesty. We believe that the architecture of interiors should be focused on sculptural-quality displaying the true purpose of a space, as opposed to simply cosmetic decoration. Our strong understanding of structure allows us to push the boundaries and manipulate space. This knowledge is reflected in our objective to fully understand dimension and the spatial activity requirements while incorporating the client's diverse aesthetic expression, their desires, needs, deadlines, and most importantly their budget.

Our focus is to foster the culture of the built-environment by integrating interior design with architecture in both residential and commercial applications. We believe in cultivating a sense of unity and harmony by involving all aspects of a project into our overall design concept, in both interior and exterior architectural design.

Our designs express, with sensitivity and strength, that modernity is best captured through dramatic understatement - A fusion of modern lines coupled with classic elements.

Certification and Awards
30 design awards in both interior design and architecture
Ottawa Architect & Designer
Winner of Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014!
Penny Southam 
110-950 Gladstone Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3E6
(613) 728-4123 
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Thanks for your interest in our project! The cabinets were custom designed by us and manufactured by Scavolini. We have a partner company called Studio S Interiors ( who supplied the cabinets. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
July 14, 2014 at 1:16pm   
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Hi, wish we could help but unfortunately the light fixture was purchased by our client and is not in our files.
July 11, 2014 at 6:58am   
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Review by gaetanchenier:

To whom it may concern, It was a pleasure and privilege working with Southam Design for our dream home in Ottawa. Penny worked with us diligently from star...
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Review by melissarob:

Penny's experience and impeccable taste are apparent in every interaction. It is very comforting as a client to know that Penny is equally invested in the resul...
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Review by Marni Kagan:

We are currently building a 250 sq. ft. kitchen/family room addition that was designed by Southam. I knew the design was fabulous even on paper, but it's excit...
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Review by George Parry:

We have been working with Penny and Lesley to redesign our space in a condominium being built. We did not like the layout of the offered space. Penny has a ...
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Review by canal111:

I was a member of the Board of Directors for the condominium at 111 Echo Dr., Ottawa ("Canal 111"), and as such I was in charge of a major redesign and renovati...
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