Travis and Amy, town of Stouffville
We contracted Catherine after viewing some of her projects online and needless to say we were not disappointed! After a brief consultation to discover what style we wanted she followed up by creating a clear plan of how she wanted to decorate our house and the end results were stunning.
She hit all the criteria you would want in a decorator:
1) Fantastic communicator. Whenever we had questions she would respond quickly and clearly. I also appreciated her honestly. She wouldn't hesitate to persuade you in a different direction if something didn't make sense or wouldn't work.
2) On budget!!!
3) On time. Our project was completed exactly within her estimates, no surprises. When one of
our items was back ordered she let us know and quickly found alternatives. 4) Beautiful, the completed work looked fantastic, we're so proud of our new spaces.
I would strongly recommend Royal Interior Designs to anyone. A big thank you to Catherine and her team, I know we could have never done it ourselves! You can bet all future work will exclusively be through her team.
Over the last two years we renovated our home however something was still missing. I met with Catherine and she immediately understood my vision for the home as well as how we needed the space to function for our family of five. She put her touch on every room in the house (many rooms she completely changed out all the furniture, custom sofa, great lighting, built in wall unit etc) other rooms she just added in accessories and an area rug giving the space a modern fresh vibe. Catherine has incredible vision and is so driven and passionate about every project she takes on. I look forward to working with her again soon when she renovates our home office, hall and stair case.
Catherine is an amazing woman who I guarantee will get the job done. She is a go-getter and her creative passion is unlike any I have seen. Any delay on the project was because of things that could not have been forseen and changes we made ourselves at midpoint. Catherine brought order, functionality, cohesion, and warmth to all our spaces. She blended both my husband and my ideas to give us something we both could agree on. My kids refer to the new house as a "very fancy cottage". You will not go wrong with Catherine. You will be in capable hands and end up loving your space!
Catherine-Lucie Horber is a very talented lady. She is an amazing Interior Decorator and a fabulous Stager. I have recommended her many, many times to my clients and they are all extremely happy with her services. She is also my Interior Decorator and stager for the last 7 years. Her eye for colour, I have to say is the best I have seen. Houses sell for lots more money after Catherine has done the interior decorating. She is also working right now, with a Builder and has decorated their models. Everything has sold in the building, thanks to Catherine. I would recommend her to my fussiest clients. She is definitely the best I have seen in a very long time. She is also, a very hard worker and works until the job is done. When you hire Catherine, believe me, you will have an absolutely beautiful home that people will rave about. Sylvia Morris
Our story: A twist on “Love it or List It” ….After a holiday season of hearing me complaining about my non-functional, dark kitchen, 2014 began with my husband proposing a renovation which included tearing down walls. I was against this and asked him (who’s a real estate agent) to consider me as his client and find us a new home- there was no way I was doing renos. After 3 months of searching, we were very lucky to be a part of our friend’s beautiful family room transformation “Reveal”, by Catherine, and I was now sold on Renos!!! Catherine was booked for a counsel that following week, and the rest is history. Catherine’s initial consult, suggestions, and even a few referrals paved the road for our journey. Despite having already committed to her, she was persistent in following up on our research and where we were along the timelines, and if we needed further help with that research. By mid-June, all parties were confirmed, and Catherine even requested that she meet everyone, so the collaboration remain seamless. Our project (pretty much the entire main floor) from start to finish was 5 months, and Catherine was 100% part of the whole journey. This even included a full day of tile/granite/light shopping (with baby in tow). We grew to rely quite heavily on her input for changes, or reno “panic” scenarios, and many, many picture/text messages for time dependent decisions/opinions. Catherine was never a cause for concern w.r.t. timing, and furthermore, motivated us to push our contractors along! When her turn was up last week, she was completely ready to deliver on our “Reveal ”. All we can say is WOW! Everyone who has walked through our doors has been speechless with the transformation…our contractors created the foundation, and Catherine transformed it into model home material, but still totally functional for day to day living for our family of 5. Sam and I would agree that she really invested the time in the beginning to understand our needs, she was extremely patient with our decision making process, and her suggestions were always based on what we wanted and what we were envisioning- she actually reminded us of our “wish list budget” and that we were “scope creeping”. She was mindful of our personal style, our entertaining wish list, our pursuit for more sunlight, and our household of 3 children! Needless to say Catherine, it’s definitely not getting “LISTED”…We “LOVE IT”, and it’s a keeper! Until our next decorating project- Thank you!
Zo and Shama
Sorry it has taken me a while but I was busy AND more importantly I really wanted to ensure that I was able think through what I wanted to say and to articulate it well.
First off I want to say a HUGE thank you. You and your team have done an amazing job on our home. You went far above what we had imagined it would look like. Design is definitely your calling.
We can not say enough good things about the creativity and talent of Catherine-Lucie Horber and Royal Interior Design. We had an unexpected move and a short 5 week closing. The new house needed lots of new furniture and we wanted a whole new look from our old home. We have two young children and were in the process of packing and moving - the thought of decorating and buying new furniture was so stressful! Thankfully we were introduced to Catherine. She made the whole process so easy and enjoyable for us. She designed and decorated our main and upper levels. While at times I just couldn't see the end result... we were assured everything would look spectacular. And wow did it ever!! The day of the "reveal" we were so impressed and overwhelmed! We can't believe this is our home. Thanks to Catherine and the Royal Interior Design team our new house became a spectacular home for us as we begin this new chapter of our lives.
Catherine is a design GODDESS!! She is warm and lovely to work with, efficient, effective and most of all…she is pure pure talent. I am quite particular about aesthetics, and she put things together I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams. We hired Catherine to complete our ground floor which included finishing a half done (and 2 years in the making) family room, complete design of our dining room (less the table we already had), the hallways, powder room and front entrance. She also designed our master retreat. Catherine is worth her weight in GOLD and everyone that enters the house simply can not stop talking about how it looks like “a model home”, “better than a model home”, “the best dining room they have ever seen” and “right out of a magazine”. We are so grateful to have found Catherine and beyond pleased with her work. To boot, not only is she good, but she is FAST!! It’s almost mind boggling how she multi tasks and gets it done. Other decorators we had contacted and even tried out use a painfully slow system and their piecemeal method simply didn’t work. Catherine set an ambitious timeline and then put it all together in one shot when all the pieces were in. She kicked us out one morning (with love) and called us back that afternoon. Our house was TRANSFORMED. Being a family with a baby and toddler, it was a DREAM. And quite simply there is absolutely no way we could have done what she did. If you want your house to be transformed into stunning, warm home….stop looking and just call Catherine. It’s been 3 months since the reveal and we are still walking around the house in complete AWE. Thank you, thank you Catherine! It means so much for us to be able to create wonderful memories in our home with our family and you’ve given us the most gorgeous backdrop for this. God bless!!
Next project with Catherine: the basement!