Lisa was terrific. Personable, professional, she listened to what we wanted, then provided thoughtful, researched options every step of the way, designing a high quality, artful, comfortable terrace where we’ll be spending countless hours. We are so pleased with the final look and feel of the space.
We hired Lisa a year ago to help us with the interior design of our home renovation. We added an extension to the back of the house and gutted the existing interior. Working with Lisa over the last year has been an immense pleasure. Lisa brought lots of great ideas to the table that we had not previously considered. For example, she suggested getting an oiled wood floor which we had never heard of before and were a little sceptical about, but now it is one of our favourite features of the new house. She was open-minded to our ideas but didn’t hesitate to let us know if she thought we were making a poor decision. My husband and I went into this project with very different tastes in design and decor. Lisa helped us to resolve our disagreements but finding alternatives that we were both happy with without compromising the overall look of the house. Lisa has a natural ability to see the small details as well as the big picture and with her help we were able to design a beautiful, well put together home that our whole family loves. She spent many hours shopping with us and made great recommendations for stores to visit. She helped us to select flooring, kitchen cabinetry and hardware, bathroom fixtures, tiles, window treatments, paint colours and furniture. With her help, we always had all the items available for the Contractor at the time he needed them, ensuring that there were no delays in the construction. We are both extremely happy that we found Lisa and TerraFirma Design and highly recommend them for any project big or small
Lisa Aiken of Terra Firma Design is resourceful and intuitive. She has a dynamic creative energy and a great eye. She knows how to provide style in addition to design. She offers the ability to enhance your existing items and quickly embellish and accentuate to make your home unique and sophisticated. She has great techniques that will wow you. Powerhouse of positive energy.
We are now working on project #2 at our new location
I met Lisa from Terra Firma a few years ago and hired her to do my outdoors planters. She did such a fabulous job that I had to have her come back the next year and the next and the next for more. She made my outdoor space such a wonderful retreat so of course I needed her to start working her magic inside as well. She has redone my front entrance, living room, family room, master bedroom and en suite bathroom. I absolutely LOVE what she has done with all these. From faux finishes in the bathroom and bedroom walls and ceiling, custom artwork in living room and bedroom, custom upholstery in bathroom and bedroom, custom bench for front entrance, reviving the old furniture, shelving, bedding, and gorgeous accents, Lisa has done it all. The transformation is unbelievable!! Even my husband (a tough critic), is a now a big fan of Lisa. To top it all, she is such an amazing person to work with. She has a great personality, never gets tired of finding the perfect piece, totally understands my style, budget and taste. Highly highly recommended!!!
Lisa Aiken was thorough and professional when it came to renovating our kitchen. She did an exemplary job and we're still enjoying our kitchen after 3 years. I strongly recommend Lisa for an design / decorating project because of her friendly and professional manner but also her ability to think outside the box and make any project beautiful no matter what the budget is
We retained Terra Firma Design for both exterior and interior design services for a new build home project. For the exterior, they helped us with the colouring of the stucco of the building amongst other exterior colour choices. For the interior, they advised us on both the interior design and material choices for all the bathrooms (5 in total, ranging from a powder room to a large private ensuite) and a massive kitchen. Lisa, our assigned designer, struck the perfect balance of what we needed - someone who would consult and advise us but let us make our own decisions. For us, we wanted a partner to work with on the project rather than someone who had their own vision and wanted to run with it without involving us. We will be calling on Terra Firma Design again in the near future related to both interior furnishings and exterior landscaping