BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS TORONTO
A lifetime lover of style and a mother of two small girls, award-winning decorator and designer Amanda infuses sophistication and serviceability into every project. The unique driving force behind this Newmarket-based interior design studio is to achieve a beautiful balance between family lifestyles and stylish surroundings -- no easy feat but it’s what we do best.
Attentively addressing each individual’s needs and applying design principles, we offer innovative design solutions to create warm, welcoming rooms that will exceed your interior goals. Our relaxed take on modern luxury also takes the modern family in mind, allowing for flowing and functional spaces to live in, grow in, and best of all, feel good in. Welcome home.
MEET THE TEAM
Creative Director, Principal Designer
Amanda's journey into home decor started over 15 years ago. After graduating from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design she took a job working alongside Joseph Mimran as a product designer for his prestigious home decor line. This opened her eyes to a world of ceramics and textiles and art that she had never truly explored before. She dove right in and never looked back. Home decor and design has been her passion ever since. As a busy mother and entrepreneur she has made it the unique ASI purpose and vision to create gorgeous, stylish homes but spaces that are functional for families with small and growing kids. She is dedicated to making sure each project ASI undertakes is an investment for you and your loved ones.
We listen to your design goals and strategize a plan to exceed them. Drawing on design theory coupled with your individual style, ASI will handpick your furniture, art, decor, even household items, to create an environment you’ll feel at peace living in and proud to entertain in. The perfect add-on service to our remodel and new build services.
Working in close collaboration with our trusted builders and architects, ASI specializes in designing all interior aspects, from furnishings, functionality and decor for custom construction, new builds and major home renovations.
Your dream interior design project begins with this two-hour design consultation. Amanda and her team absolutely love meeting new people, as well as reconnecting with past clients for new work. We can meet at your home to listen to your design wish list as well as family or individual needs. Whatever you’d like to ask, we are here, from discussing budget, exploring ideas, and fun yet functional options that match your lifestyle.
Current rate is $550
OUR SIMPLE SIX STEP PROCESS
To make the renovation or remodelling process as easy for our clients as possible, no matter how large your project is, we offer a clear six step design process that, like our design aesthetic, is as clean flowing and functional as possible. From our consultation, collaboration to completion, the Amanda Shields Interiors team communicates with you while handling the many moving parts that go into creating your beautiful new family home.
This initial meeting will take place in your home to discuss your needs and desires, wish list, and budget in order to establish a vision for your residence. These two hours are an opportunity for us to get to know each other and decide how we will transform your rooms into a cohesively beautiful and functional home.
With the design plan completed, ASI presents the reimagined rooms and overarching space, illustrated with drawings, fabric swatches, and finish samples. Depending on the scale of the project, phased presentations might be necessary. If revisions or tweaks are requested, we’ll finely tune them by sourcing alternatives so you have the perfect design plan you’ll love.
Having hammered down a preliminary design plan, including scope of work and budget, it’s time to create a legally-binding Letter of Agreement, customized for your project. Once this document is signed by both parties and a retainer is received, we can launch your project’s Planning Phase!
Ordering time begins! Once you’ve approved your design, we contact our suppliers and keep track of timelines and smooth deliveries. Working in alignment with our contractor, we oversee the successful execution of the Design Plans. This is a no-stress zone for you, as we project manage the design and build process by handling everything.
The Planning Phase starts at ASI headquarters where our team will pull together all the beautiful design details we have spinning around in our heads. Since construction is likely involved, we’ll meet with trades and contractors to confirm your wish list possibilities. Finally, we will source furnishings, finishes, and fixtures, as well as work on the design plans which you get to see during the next stage.
Uncork the bubbly because construction is completed! With everything installed and inspected, we bring carefully-chosen artwork, accessories and finishing touches. Please give us a day to photograph your stunning new home for our design portfolio.