Read what our clients have been saying about working with us!
We had recently bought what was to be our dream home. A house with great bones, on a great piece of land, but it was in need of a complete overhaul. I knew this reno was bigger than me, and I wanted to find someone I could work in partnership with to guide me through the process and help make the finished product everything I had envisioned and more!
When we met with Darlene from Home Decorating Solutions we knew we had found someone who could do just that. She was as excited as we were about the possibilities and what the finished product would look like. We loved her enthusiasm and attention to detail. She worked very well with the general contractor and all the trades. She is very organized and always a step ahead of the contractors ensuring all the finishings were ready and on site when they needed them.
Darlene listened to our wants and needs and provided feedback when necessary to help us avoid making poor decisions. She always considered the long term return with regards to choices we were making.
We especially love some of the finishing touches she brought forward to make our home unique. She introduced us to some materials we would not have initially considered and now we love them. In fact they have become conversation pieces, our guests always comment on them.
We would highly recommend Darlene and Home Decorating Solutions to anyone considering a home renovation or decorating project. She is genuine, open and has great interpersonal skills. She has great ideas and suggestions and made us feel like our home was very special and unique.
Thanks Darlene to you and your team for everything. We absolutely love our new space!
Darren and Stacey Thompson
My husband and I were delighted with the new decor for our livingroom and entrance hall. Darlene Phillips from Home Decorating Solutions worked with us to create a fresh look and knew what I wanted, even when I wasn’t sure. Darlene worked within my budget and came up with ideas that were classic but contemporary. I am looking forward to our next project together.
From our very first meeting we knew we were in very capable hands! Darlene Phillips of Home Decorating Solutions really understood our needs.
She asked lots of questions and listened very closely to our wants, needs and concerns. When we didn’t know what we wanted she made innovative suggestions.
My husband and I were about to start a home renovation ( 2 bedrooms, full bath, new laundry room, home office, mud room) and needed to find a reliable, affordable and quality contractor. Darlene suggested contractors that she had worked with in the past and we hired one of them. They worked very well together. Darlene was always a step or two ahead of him with selection and delivery of materials like floor tiles, paint colours, bathroom fixtures, custom closet organizers, lighting, cabinets etc…. She was very mindful of budget and used several different resources to ensure we received the quality products we were looking for at the best price. It sure saved us a lot of time, money and stress. With her experience, she knew exactly where to go to get what we needed.
She spent time with our two teenage daughters to determine what their dream bedroom would look and feel like. Again making suggestions or showing them pictures to stir their imaginations. She truly understood their unique individual needs and what would excite young people. They couldn’t wait to see the finished product. Darlene’s vision focused on function as well as beautifying the space. When their rooms were unveiled to each of them, their expressions and reactions were priceless and so were ours. They absolutely loved them. They had never had rooms like this before and felt very special. Darlene helped us show our two girls just how much they meant to us. Everything had a place. She had thought of every detail. The furniture, lighting, window treatments, custom window seats, beautiful fabrics, bedding and accessories are amazing.
I have always wanted a space of my own, somewhere I could spend time relaxing, reading, working and mostly getting some privacy from the demands of a large family. When my office was finished I was surrounded by the colours, photos, books and accessories that I love. I have the organization and functionality that I require. This is my space and I love it. She even personalized it with my initials so the whole family knew it was mine.
Darlene is organized, efficient, great problem solver, has integrity, a true professional and is a very caring person. We felt like she was thinking of us all the time, since she dropped in frequently, sent emails and phoned us to ensure we were completely aligned and up to date. She has became a trusted friend and advisor.
We are extremely happy with the process used and the finished results of all the renovations and decorating.
If that wasn’t enough she worked on a plan with my kids and husband to completely surprise me by trimming the whole house for the Christmas Holiday Season, inside and out. When my husband brought me home that evening after spending the day together, we couldn’t believe what we saw. Fresh custom greenery urns, wreaths and boughs outside. Inside fresh greenery on fireplaces, staircases, entrance way, beautiful ribbons and decor. The Christmas tree was gorgeous. The fresh smell amazing. We had never had a Christmas like this before.
We highly recommend Darlene Phillips of Home Decorating Solutions for your next project. We will be calling her for the next phase of our renovations.
Thank you so much Darlene for everything you have done for us.
G & A Holland
We have a very unique home so we knew we needed someone unique to help us prepare our home for sale.
Our home is an 1850 century log house with its own distinctive character, layout and finishings on a one of a kind property . We also operate a flowers and seasonal decor business out of part of our home. When we first met with Darlene from Home Decorating Solutions she took the time to listen to us about our concerns, shared information with us on what staging was, why we should stage our home before listing it and what we should expect from a Realtor. Once she completed a room by room analysis , she reviewed her recommendations with us. We discussed what we would be responsible to do and what Home Decorating Solutions could do for us. We were on a tight timeline so we got started right away. She came fully prepared with her team and transformed our home inside and out in one day. Our Realtor was also impressed. In spite of the fact that we are in a somewhat related business, when all was said and done, we saw great value in having an independent eye advising us on steps that needed to be taken. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Darlene and her professional team and would highly recommend Home Decorating Solutions. Thank you Darlene for not only being organized and professional but caring and patient as well.
M & D McPhee
SOLD IN FOUR DAYS!
We had our house on the market for two months and after hearing the feedback from prospective buyers, decided to call in a professional stager. Our first meeting with Darlene was relaxed and refresing. She was professional yet compassionate. She knows what sellers are going through and quickly got a sense of what we could and couldn’t live with. Based on her knowledge and experience regarding what buyers are looking for, she quickly determined what changes needed to be made.
Working with Darlene, we felt like we were her #1 priority. She set down the plan, made the contacts and got the work done! Friends and neighbours couldn’t believe the transformation. Our house was relisted on Sunday and sold on Wednesday!
Now we can’t wait to have Darlene back to decorated our new home, this time for us!
Thanks for the great experience Darlene.
J & J Pignatell