Just like art, the place one calls ‘home’ is designed to be an individual experience and expression of what you believe and feel is significant, appealing, soothing, and moving. At Melanie Hay Design, our considered approach allows us to gather a profound understanding and appreciation for both you and your home. With that kind of deep attachment, we create space to design interiors that have an enduring influence on your everyday.
By way of interior design, we encourage our clients to get to know themselves better and share more of who they are with those they love. That’s why we’re devoted to serving as the visionary of your project. You can trust that we’ll take the lead, drawing upon you as our muse, to bring forth completely custom, yet potentially unpredictable concepts and ideas.
With every selection and decision, our intention is to gently move you into a well-designed environment. One that evokes harmony and continuity to sharpen the senses and shape your frame of mind.
Using our extensive understanding of the construction process, coupled with a longstanding support network of talented suppliers, artisans, and trades, we’ll lead all facets of the design/build process. From floor plans and/or architectural drawings to finishings and furnishings, every corner will feel complete.
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Reimagining your existing living spaces takes time. We’ll serve you through a concept presentation, product/materials research and sourcing, procurement, tracking, scheduling & receiving, and installation to pull the vision together. To achieve a completely cohesive look, you can begin with a group of rooms or proceed with the whole home.
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This first step in the design process is our opportunity to get to know one another, take preliminary measurements, and explore some initial design solutions. Following our initial meeting, we’ll create your custom project proposal.
Upon entering into a client/designer service agreement, we’ll gather your project information and research design concepts to establish the style of your space. Once concepts are finalized, we’ll create project drawings, space plans, furniture plans, and source goods and services.
Furnishings are delivered and artfully styled, including art and accessories curated by MHD. Everything is in its place! We look forward to giving you a warm welcome home.
Decisions, decisions! It’s time to visualize the complete design by putting your eyes on a carefully-curated display of upholstery, wall coverings, paint, drapery, and stone and tile sample selections. You’ll also receive specification packages for case goods, lighting, and other project needs. We’ll work through any refinements and prepare to present estimates.
After we receive your approval of the presented design elements, we’ll place product orders, assess delivery lead times, and initiate the construction/renovation process (for full-service clients).
Quoting a project requires in-depth knowledge of your space, desires, and design challenges. Upon inquiring, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule an in-home consultation (a $595 + HST nonrefundable fee within the GTA; travel fees apply for locations outside of our primary service area). Following our initial meeting, we’ll put together your custom project proposal, which includes detailed information about what to expect regarding your investment and process.
Our projects are quite diverse in size and scope. However, on average, they take between 6-24 months to complete. We’ll discuss the timeline at length upon completing the on-site consultation.
We’re headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, primarily serving clients in the GTA, Oakville, Muskoka, and Collingwood. If you live elsewhere, we invite you to get in touch to discuss how we can bring our interior design services to you.
Because we believe in supporting our clients from beginning to end, our firm exclusively focuses on in-person interior design services rather than virtual consultations.
Melanie helped us create the home of our dreams. Not only is she incredibly talented with exquisite taste, she makes the whole stressful process fun! We can’t recommend Melanie Hay Design enough.
The rooms that Melanie put together are gorgeous! They are soft, warm and peaceful, as well as completely livable [...] The designs maximize the space available and everything just works so perfectly together.
When we purchased our house, we knew it had good bones and lots of potential, but was in desperate need of a complete overhaul. Melanie was instrumental in transforming our entire main floor from old and musty to fresh and inspired.