“We did a mini-makeover with Michelle, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made for our home. As instructed, we created a long wish list of items to discuss over 3 hours, which we didn’t think we would be able to get through. However, Michelle came in with so much energy and motivation that we finished everything and even had 5 minutes left. During this short time, Michelle was able to create two different layouts for living and dining space, advise on furniture (couch, armchair, TV bench, coffee table, dining room table, dinner table + chairs, dining room storage, and kitchen storage), advise on decor (paint colour, light fixtures, lamps, plants, artwork and placement), and even provide some quick tips for designing our den. We are incredibly happy with Michelle’s work, which completely exceeded our expectations. We are motivated and determined to follow through with our design plans and am looking forward to a whole new space. We hope to work with Michelle again in the future and would highly recommend her and her work. Thank you again for a wonderful and productive mini-makeover!”
– LUCIA K., TORONTO, ON
“Michelle IS the best. To say she has a knack for bringing out the potential in any home is an understatement. She has a gift for knowing what works and what doesn’t and she nails it—every time.
– ILANA S., TORONTO, ON
“Michelle sorted a five year drama, that countless others – designers, flooring specialists, painters couldn’t provide direction with. Consistently through the whole project she handled us with complete respect. The question always when you are in the process of hiring a designer is.. will it be worth it because i am sure we can figure it out ourselves. Well I can speak from experience and have countless mistakes to prove it, it was worth it to hire Michelle Binette Design, not only because she provided the concepts that we could not articulate ourselves but the whole process left us uplifted with a space we had become bored and frustrated with. I would not hesitate in suggesting Michelle if you are looking for a winning formula with a creative eye.”
– CHRISTINA M., NEW ZEALAND
“Michelle’s eye and expertise are second to none. We had some false starts with other designers that just didn’t get it, but after meeting Michelle we haven’t looked back! In a very short time Michelle was able to understand our taste and what our house needed to get it to a place where where it felt like a home. Her sourcing of key pieces, a gallery wall and the styling session was worth every penny. She has really pulled the house together and I look forward to many more projects!”
– SHELAGH B., TORONTO, ON
“Just a note to say how amazing Michelle is at her job. I recently won a free two-hour consultation from her and it changed my whole perspective on my house. Before the consultation, she sent me a brief survey to fill out to give her a sense of my design goals for my house. During the consultation, she listened to all of my wants/needs for my house, took measurements, mapped out the layout of my rooms in a 3D program and inserted/rearranged furniture in the program to illustrate what it could/should look like to ensure the proper flow. She also sourced furniture and put the items onto a Pinterest board, keeping in mind my budget. When she left, she emailed me all the notes and layout images.
Most importantly, she took so much care and time to ensure I was getting exactly what I wanted out of the consultation. And she was incredibly down to earth and thoughtful.
I haven’t had a chance to buy the new items she sourced yet, but I have made some tweaks to my furniture arrangement based on her suggestions and it’s a world of difference. I love the flow! It’s funny how just a few small tweaks to furniture arrangement can make such a big -change. Here are some pics of what it looks like now. Will post an update as I buy some of the new items she suggested.”
– VICTORIA A., TORONTO, ON
“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for ALL your help yesterday. The minute you left our house Sandy turned to me and said: “Well THAT was worth it!” High praise from someone who was previously questioning the need for outside design guidance! We’re SO excited now to see how the basement turns out and are confident we can put the plan you crafted yesterday into action.”