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Step #1 - LAUNCH

Collaborative gathering of information. This phase is all about you and your business. We want to know what your vision is, so that we can create a plan to get your space working for you!

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Step #2 - CONCEPT

You will be presented a creative direction, established with close consideration of the customer(s) and/or colleague(s) for whom the design is intended to appeal. This concept will guide the design phase of your project and will ensure the utmost value is achieved within your space.

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Step #3 - DESIGN

Witness the magic, as creativity flows and plans are put in place to transform your space. At this phase we will use drawings and finishes to guide you on a journey through your new office, hotel, restaurant, store, etc.

Step #4- MAKE IT HAPPEN

As your renovation or new build commences, we will work with you to ensure budget constraints and timelines are managed effectively. At the end of this phase, watch the concept come to life, while we coordinate the details for you.

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September 4, 2014

Intuitive Design: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Fear

Did you know that visual cues such as; colour, texture, lighting, and placement of architectural features can guide visitors intuitively and safely through the your space?

August 6, 2014

4 Reasons To Hire A Designer For Your Next Project!

1) Expertise – we are trained problem solvers who are familiar with the best products and design solutions to suit your application. 2) Visualization skills – designers can identify potential in your space and can help you to see it too; by providing professional drawings, renderings and sample boards. 3) Save money! Get the most […]

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Our Philosophy

Niche for design utilizes knowledge and creativity to create beautiful and functional spaces. We have experience designing hotels, restaurants, offices, residences, and retail spaces. Professional customer service is our #1 priority.

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Reflect your ‘niche’ with interiors that make your business memorable

Meet the Designers

ERIKA MACKAY, B.A.A.I.D.

Erika has an inherent passion for design which began to be apparent when she was a child. Having been exposed to a lifetime of home renovations, Erika identified her niche and pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Since then she has worked in commercial, retail, government, hotel and residential design.

As a life long design enthusiast, Erika has immersed herself in the creative and technical aspects of design. In her spare time, Erika enjoys renovating her mid century fixer-upper home and teaching aspiring Interior Decorating and Visual Merchandising students as part of Conestoga College's school of Media and Design. Her expertise in space planning, colour, materials, and trends; along with her ability to create drawings and renderings to help you visualize your new space; will make Erika a great asset to your next project.

AMANDA CUFFARO, B.A, A.D.I.D

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from The Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Amanda has worked on various hospitality projects for franchises such as Hilton, Starwood, IHG and Best Western. Amanda's team-player attitude, organizational skills, communication skills and meticulous attention to detail allow her to deliver high quality work on every project she encounters. She has excitement and enthusiasm for finding creative solutions to everyday design problems. Amanda's expertise and interest in building codes and accessible design will make her an invaluable asset to your next project.

Where we serve

Niche for Design offers interior design services for Commercial, Hospitality and Retail in Southern Ontario.

For questions or more information contact us:

T:
(905) 379-0792
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info@nichefordesign.com
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Hamilton, Ontario

Niche notes

September 4, 2014

Intuitive Design: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Fear

Did you know that visual cues such as; colour, texture, lighting, and placement of architectural features can guide visitors intuitively and safely through the your space?

August 6, 2014

4 Reasons To Hire A Designer For Your Next Project!

1) Expertise – we are trained problem solvers who are familiar with the best products and design solutions to suit your application. 2) Visualization skills – designers can identify potential in your space and can help you to see it too; by providing professional drawings, renderings and sample boards. 3) Save money! Get the most […]

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Interesting thoughts on design, colour and organization for beautiful living spaces.

April 4, 2014

Are stainless appliances on the way out?

The past few decades of kitchen renovation have shown an undeniable preference for stainless steel appliances. While, I do enjoy the look of stainless in many styles of spaces, I cannot help but notice a shift occuring. Over the past two years I have seen colourful (yes, that avocado green might actually happen AGAIN) appliances popping up with increasing frequency at Interior Design shows and in industry magazines.

www.thisoldhouse.com

www.thisoldhouse.com

What is really interesting is that it is the higher end appliance manufacturer’s such as Viking, AGA, and Bertazonni who are heading this trend. Being that they could easily be considered the Versace, Armani and Balenciaga of appliance design, it is certainly worth noting their apparent aesthetic direction.

So what do we make of this trend and are we now wasting our hard earned dollars on stainless steel? Not exactly, I am confident that stainless steel appliances will remain in favour for many years to come and there is no denying that today’s appliances are rarely designed to outlast a trend in terms of longevity anyway. That being said, if you are looking to invest in good quality, long lasting appliances, looking beyond stainless could be worth a consideration.

Good quality, white appliances are an excellent choice for long term style, depending on the other materials utilized in the room. Here are two examples where white appliances are undoubtedly a better choice than stainless.

 

Apartment Therapy (left) & Style at Home (right)

Apartment Therapy (left) & Style at Home (right)

So how about those crazy colours? I am a huge fan of AGA. These iconic appliances are rugged, long lasting, and obviously beautiful. I am quite doubtful that any one could every get tired of this lovely work of art in their kitchen.

www.house.home.co.uk (left), www.narratives.co.uk (right)

www.house.home.co.uk (left), www.narratives.co.uk (right)

ps. if you aren’t feeling that adventurous, they do come in white as well!

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September 4, 2014

Intuitive Design: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Fear

Did you know that visual cues such as; colour, texture, lighting, and placement of architectural features can guide visitors intuitively and safely through the your space?

August 6, 2014

4 Reasons To Hire A Designer For Your Next Project!

1) Expertise – we are trained problem solvers who are familiar with the best products and design solutions to suit your application. 2) Visualization skills – designers can identify potential in your space and can help you to see it too; by providing professional drawings, renderings and sample boards. 3) Save money! Get the most […]

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September 4, 2014

Intuitive Design: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Fear

Did you know that visual cues such as; colour, texture, lighting, and placement of architectural features can guide visitors intuitively and safely through the your space?

August 6, 2014

4 Reasons To Hire A Designer For Your Next Project!

1) Expertise – we are trained problem solvers who are familiar with the best products and design solutions to suit your application. 2) Visualization skills – designers can identify potential in your space and can help you to see it too; by providing professional drawings, renderings and sample boards. 3) Save money! Get the most […]

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