When we decided to convert part of our warehouse to a Live Kitchen Studio, Alan and I knew it was going to be quite the challenging project.

What we wanted was a luxurious, beautiful, elegant, modern European kitchen where our guests and clients would feel very comfortable and would want to stay to enjoy an evening of culinary delights and fine wine.

When it came time to finally choose the cabinetry, flooring, wall colour, window coverings, bar stools, it all became overwhelming for us – we just didn’t know where to begin.

We asked Stefanie to assist us because we had already heard positive feedback from several clients who had consulted her to assist them with their home design. After chatting to us and asking a few questions, Stefanie knew exactly what we had envisioned our Live Kitchen Studio would look like.

We immediately felt a sense of relief in knowing that she would now guide us through the remainder of the process. Every step of the way Stefanie offered brilliant insights and suggestions and just seemed to know how to bring the colour schemes and textures together.

The end result is not just what we wanted but so much more. We just couldn’t be happier and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and clients for help in mapping out and fulfilling their own design needs.



When we decided to knock out a wall to expand and renovate our kitchen, I wanted the space to look modern, but “retro”, like a comfortable coffee shop, with schoolhouse lights, a giant island for entertaining and a little bit of sparkle. Stefanie McDonald helped pull all of this together, and the result is a spectacular kitchen worthy of the decorating magazines I love to read!

The thing is, it’s great to look at magazines for ideas, but when it comes to shopping around for all the elements to put the look together, it’s helpful to have the assistance and trained eye of a decorator.

At first, I didn’t think I needed a decorator, but finding all the items on my wish list by touring showrooms and surfing the internet was time consuming and overwhelming. So many choices, but what elements do I like and what works together?

Stefanie helped me make the best choices right from the beginning, took the guesswork out of things, and saved me money by knowing where to shop to find the best quality and the best prices.

The kitchen turned out so well, I asked her to make suggestions for other parts of our home. A fresh paint colour changed a room, a new lamp added light and personality to a dark corner and a bookshelf re-arranged to please the eye!

Stefanie is very honest, and has excellent taste in varying styles, she  doesn’t have just “one look”.

Our  kitchen is beautiful, and we have Stefanie to thank for creating such a lovely room in our home.



I have had the pleasure of utilizing Stefanie McDonald and her services for four years.

I find Stefanie to be very professional, creative, and prompt. Stefanie has been involved in many interior and exterior projects of mine, in which I have received many exemplary compliments regarding her colour choices, designs, layouts, and furniture ideas.

I have and will continue to highly recommend and refer her confidently to many of my friends and colleagues. Thanks you Stefanie for all your hard work.



Our experience with Stefanie McDonald was wonderful. We had a short time frame to choose paint colours for our entire home before we moved.

She was very considerate of our time constraint and came prepared with many options.

Her enthusiasm and practicality created perfect colour combinations with the many existing mediums.

Her efforts brought everything together and captured the essence of our taste perfectly and now it feels like a home! Thanks for everything.

Benam & Marisa


Stefanie was very proficient in assisting with the selection of furniture, colours, and design layout during the finishing of our above-ground basement.

She provided valuable design insight and offered realistic options from which we chose our bathroom cabinetry, fixtures, and wall colour.

Also, Stefanie gave several suggestions for customized floor plans and furniture layout in our great room. I would recommend Stefanie’s personalized and talented services with no hesitations.