Always having an eye for colour, it was an easy decision for her to follow her heart. Setting up her business from nothing didn’t quell her enthusiasm for creating beautiful living spaces. Whether you’re looking for just a colour consultation, or need help designing the interior of a new home from the blueprints, Gretchen values every client’s vision. She collaborates with them while building a friendly relationship until the end of the project. One of her favourite hidden gems is her beautiful fabric library. Whether it be drapes, bedding, accessories or upholstery she has a fabric to suit your lifestyle and needs. She works with a fabulous seamstress and upholsterer who both have a passion to bring her top quality work. She also carries a large assortment of blinds to fit into various price points.
It’s not hard to see why many of her customers leave testimonials such as the ones below on her site:
“As I sit and ponder this past week I keep coming back to the bright
light that has come in to help with this project. I’m so glad I picked up the phone and contacted you. Your creative energy makes this project so fun. Thank you”
“We have worked with Gretchen over the past several years on two large renovation projects including a kitchen, three bathrooms, four bedrooms, a large family room and a den. We have been extremely pleased with the results. We’ve also appreciated Gretchen’s intuitiveness in terms of helping us define the look we are trying to create in our home. She designed custom cabinetry throughout our house that is eye-catching, high quality, and envied by all who visit us. Her attention to detail ensured that all of our rooms have a polished, professional look that include
selecting light fixtures to sewing toss cushions. Gretchen’s people-oriented and fun-loving personality made her a delight to work with.”
With 25 years of experience, Gretchen has worked hard to develop her business relationships locally, having worked with City Tile for the last 12 years exclusively on many of her projects.
The staff at City Tile are always impressed by her commitment and detail to all of her clients’ needs. Gretchen often shows up at the store long before her clients, sorting through samples and putting together ideas. Over the years, the staff at City Tile have come to regard Gretchen as “a part of the family”. She’s “easy to work with, always willing to change up designs” to suit her customer’s ideas and regarded as “very creative”.
Loving what she does makes Gretchen feel fulfilled and by operating her business as a sole proprietorship, she is able to devote quality time and energy to making sure that her client’s receive exactly what they have envisioned.