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I bought an old house knowing that I would need to completely renovate it and also knowing that I have no clue where to start with that stuff. I hired Emily and I’m so happy I did. She took care of absolutely everything. My house is actually liveable now. The renovations are modern and stylish but not too much.
November 29, 2017
Emily came recommended from a friend after a failed attempt of updating my condo on my own. Emily had vision and great ideas that made me excited to try again. She managed all the moving parts and made sure I was happy with the direction she was moving in the entire time. Now I can only hope I don’t move anytime soon, because I’m so in love with my “new” place.
November 29, 2017
I hired ‘Emily Tait Designs’ after my divorce. I needed a fresh start. Not only was Emily Tait a hard worker and very talented, she’s also a great person who became my friend. She really listens to you and your needs. I was always excited to see her. My home is now back to being all mine and now a positive place to live.
November 29, 2017Last modified:November 29, 2017
We approached Emily to help us transform our main floor (kitchen, living room, dining room, den, front hall and pantry/laundry room) as well as a large loft on the second floor. After 14 years our home was looking quite dated and dark. Emily met with us to discuss exactly what we were looking for, and based on our general direction to go light and contemporary she came up with an entire plan that perfectly captured our vision. From there she managed the whole project starting with selection of tiles, a complete new colour scheme, lighting, furniture, and accessories, to managing the trades, and doing the final decorating touches. She was able to work with the existing granite counters and backsplash in the kitchen which saved us a lot of money. This was a very large job that she managed with grace, professionalism, and attention to detail. She was very responsive to all our needs and the trades loved working with her too! The results exceeded our expectations and my wife and I could not be happier with the results. The whole project came in on time and on budget. How often can you say those words? I would highly recommend Emily for your decorating needs and full service management of renovations. Thank you Emily!!
April 22, 2017Last modified:April 22, 2017
We had such a wonderful experience working with Emily! We could openly discuss our taste and ideas and she would hear us out and make recommendations based on her experiences and expertise. Also, completing the basement came together very fast as she was so efficient in helping us make decisions and finalize details. Often she would narrow down certain items to only a few options as she would go shopping in advance to save us time. Emily was also able to keep old items and mix them with the new which can be very budget friendly. We are already exited to start another project with Emily in the future as she can make renovating more enjoyable all while adding her excellent sense of style! I would highly recommend Emily as a designer to help create a well finished dream room!
October 19, 2016
My husband and I cannot say enough about our experience working with Emily. We hired Emily to help with the redesign of our kitchen and front hallway. After just one visit to our home, she was able to understand our style completely, and she captured it beautifully in her design. From start to finish, she was engaged and involved, and was 100% committed to our satisfaction. Emily is fabulous to work with. This has been the most positive and fun experience we have ever had as homeowners. We would highly recommend her, and in fact cannot wait to work with her on our next project.
April 17, 2016
After just one meeting with Emily, she completely understood what we were looking for in our ensuite renovation. Every sample she brought us could have worked because she was able to distill our disjointed ideas of what we wanted into a gorgeous vision. Like any reno, we encountered bumps in the road with suppliers and contractors, but Emily was firmly in our corner throughout the process. She intervened when necessary and ensured that the end result was everything we'd hoped for. She went above and beyond the ensuite reno, happily offering tips on furniture placement in our daughter's room and paint colours to tie in our bedroom and hallway to the ensuite. Emily will be the first person we call when we are ready to tackle our next renovation.
December 30, 2015
As we downsized from an older home to an exciting new development, we were looking for a designer that understood our needs and wants. We found Emily Tait on Houzz.com and she was terrific. Creative, personable, resourceful and hard-working, Emily helped us with a modern elegant design that perfectly fit our new town home. We will be working with Emily further and would recommend her highly. Great job Houzz and Emily Tait!
December 11, 2015
I hired Emily to help decorate our living, dining and family rooms for Christmas. We did a decor shopping spree, during which Emily helped me sort through the confusion of Christmas decor to buy only the loveliest and most elegant things. This was followed by a styling session during which she decorated our 7 ft Christmas tree from scratch (we literally had no decorations in the house prior to our shopping spree) as well as creating gorgeous vignettes throughout the main floor. Her creativity and eye for detail are amazing, and she made everything fit in just beautifully with our existing decor (including giving one of our sculptures a festive fur ruff!). Thank you so much, Emily. I will edit with a link to the photos shortly!
December 7, 2015
I have worked with Emily on several projects over the last year and have been thrilled with every aspect of her work. She has turned our home into a fresh and inviting space that makes it a real pleasure to come home to. Emily is an absolute professional, but at the same time evokes a genuinely friendly demeanor which makes her a pleasure to work with. She recently completed work on our master bedroom and is about to start a total re-design of our master bathroom. I can't wait to see the results! We now have a home that not only flows beautifully from one room to the other, but is in perfect harmony with the environment in which we live.
December 4, 2015
cousineau and sons construction
Had the pleasure to work with Emily for the first time. The clients place looks great and his very happy with her choices. I would highly recommend Emily for customer satisfaction and also for the contractors ease of her organization. Looking forward to our next project.
December 3, 2015
We hired Emily to help us with three rooms: living, dining, and family. It has been SUCH a pleasure to work with her over the past few months, from the initial design consultation to the final touches that we are currently working on. I applaud her for her impeccable taste, her indomitable positivity, and most of all for her infinite patience. She rolled with whatever curve balls we threw at her (such as falling in love with a new sofa at the absolute last minute that had a cascading effect on the rest of the design). She blew us away with her memory for detail (the length of a certain wall in our house -- the fact that I mentioned, in passing, during our first meeting, that I hate trendy decor owls...) as well as her attention to detail. Now we have a main floor that went from "meh" to elegant, sophisticated, modern -- just gorgeous. I could go on. I only wish I had a tenth of her talent and eye for design -- but, you know, that gives me a good reason to hire her for the second floor of the house! Edited to add link to photos: http://www.houzz.com/projects/1292955
August 28, 2015Last modified:September 8, 2015
Commented: Stunning. What is the wall colour?This is Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore - Thank you for your question.
June 21, 2017
Commented: Why didn't you put down a larger rug?Hi Kimberley, thank you so much for the question. The wide angle used to capture this photo and everything in the room distorts things a little. I can assure you the sofa is not too large. In terms of...
December 5, 2016
Commented: what type of tile is this and where is it from?This tile was sourced at Euro Tile in Ottawa. It is a natural stone 2x4 in grey,
October 17, 2015
Commented: Where is the make up storage from?Thank you for your question. This was purchased at home sense.
September 2, 2015