Surroundings Inc. completed 3 projects for us - a complete remodel of our basement, redesign of our front entrance, and redesign of our powder room. One of my biggest hesitations about hiring a designer for our home was that the final product wouldn’t feel like us. They made sure that did not happen. They took the time to listen to what we wanted in terms of feel, functionally, and budget. They presented us with multiple options for all aspects of the design ranging from floor plans, to furniture, to accessories, and made us feel comfortable to be honest about what we liked and didn’t like. One of the most impressive and unexpected results that Surroundings accomplished was creating flow in our home. Even though they only worked in 3 specific areas, the company was very careful to consider the design and décor in other parts of our home to ensure that it all flowed nicely together. Their attention to detail is meticulous, and their ability to create beautiful, functional spaces is exceptional. We love the work that Surroundings has done for us – they have transformed our home. We will undoubtedly hire them again.
Working with Cathy and Elisa was a great experience! They listened to what was important to us in our interior and exterior renovation of our home. This knowledgeable duo helped with colour selection for our roof and siding to full room designs. They were responsive and thorough and followed through on all commitments in a timely fashion. Our home is now our sanctuary and we frequently receive compliments about how our home reflects our family. We feel lucky that we found Surroundings etc and would highly recommend this talented team!!
Elisa was my assistant for five years, the last of my 40 years as a designer. It was not easy to find an assistant that could take over my clientele. My standards were high. There was much to learn, and share, and that she did so well. She shared her gifts of a unrelenting work ethic and an unerring eye for detail and colour. I am retired, and now, Elisa adds my client list to her own. Elisa can coordinate fabrics like nobody’s business. She sources just the right products and materials to satisfy even the most discerning client. She manages every project like it is her own home. Elisa is thoughtful to a fault, and truly cares that every client has the best experience.
Elisa and Cathy were absolutely incredible. Initially I had thought I could design my kitchen alone but I was feeling overwhelmed and questioned every decision . As soon as I hired them to help me I felt completely confident and excited to make decisions. I knew we were on the right track . They confidently made decisions giving me lots of options and direction. They guided me so that our whole family would be in love with our new kitchen . They incorporated some of my kids ideas and it is definitely now the centre of the house where we eat and do homework and play games . I am so much more organized because of the layout. I cannot imagine undertaking another big project without professional help. In The end the added value was way more than the cost to have the extra decorating and design help . I never felt like I was bothering them sending questions or second guessing any of my choices ..... and they were quick to get back to me so we could make decisions . We had a lot of fun. I ended up hiring them to help with my 10 year olds bedroom for her 10 th birthday . Once again the end result was amazing and Jocelyn absolutely loves her new special space that will carry her into her teens. I would highly recommend them to help with any home decorating project .
Elisa worked with us to transform our master bedroom and dining room, and she was also instrumental in designing our brand new sunroom. Elisa is an absolute professional, and was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We are so happy with the final outcome of all the projects, and would highly recommend Elisa Bondy.