Catherine sees the world differently than many of us – where we see problems, she sees solutions – even without seeing the house itself. After only one telephone conversation, I was able to identify why one area of my home was in a constant state of chaos: the foyer.
Since it’s such a small area, the deacon’s bench had seemed a smart solution for storing gloves, hats, and umbrellas. But the problem was there was no place for the daily utility items: keys, glasses, receipts, coins. They were all being tossed onto the deep window ledge to the point of spilling over.
Catherine talked about identifying clutter zones and instead of wishing away the clutter (which never works), giving it a place and a system for maintaining order. She gave some examples that worked for clients as well as in her own home.
One glance into my dining room revealed the answer: my four-drawer dining room server was the perfect size to replace the deacon’s bench and wasn’t being sufficiently used anyway. In 10 minutes, the server was in place.
P. Maitland, Peterborough ON
I was overwhelmed when I decided to list my 4,000 sq./ft home of 23 years and downsize to 1,000 sq./ft. I had 1 week to get things ready for a real estate Open House and 3 months to move. I had too much stuff and too much to do. Catherine came up with a strategy, helped mobilize a willing crew of my good friends, and managed daily to-do lists and checklists. It reduced my stress to know that someone else had an eye on the details. We planned a new furniture layout in advance of my move and she was there on moving day to work with the movers. She continues to work with me on my new home. I highly recommend Catherine.
J. Martini, Vancouver BC
My basement suite needed a complete makeover and it hadn’t been done in years.
Catherine helped me decide on what fit the space and my budget. She worked wonders and was able to hold both the big picture and to deal with the minute details. I love the new colour palette which is calming to the senses and yet conveys coziness and warmth. Catherine is easy to work with, patient in dealing with tradesmen, and supportive of the process. I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine to anyone.
T. Hiland, Vancouver BC
For years our collection of art sat in a spare room. I wasn’t sure where to hang it so I left it. Catherine was able to transform our oceanfront living room by arranging our artwork and suggesting changes to our furniture layout. The process was creative and fun. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
H. McCarlie, Vancouver BC
It’s difficult to find unique Christmas gifts for my daughter. I purchased 2-hours with Studio C as a stocking stuffer and she was thrilled. My daughter enjoyed Catherine’s ideas, expertise and her “easy to talk to” personality.
P. Duffy, Vancouver BC
Working with Catherine was a wonderful, collaborative experience. She has a keen eye for balance in design, and works very hard to truly understand the needs and unique style of her customer. She was very easy to work with, quick to respond to communication, and in the end, the space we designed was absolutely stunning! I would highly recommend Catherine’s services.
I was in desperate need of change in my living space but had no clue where to start. It was Catherine to the rescue. She came to my home, assessed what needed to be done and within three visits gave my living space a much needed face lift! The space is much more open and organised. I’m glad she was able to help and highly recommend her services.
S. Simic, Vancouver BC