Mary designed our dream kitchen. She was able to create images of the kitchen so that we knew what to expect. She gave us lots of ideas and helped us reach solutions to create our amazing kitchen. She was easily accessible to answer our questions and came over to meet with our contractor on multiple occasions. She was always very friendly and willing to help.
S. Ogilvie Alliston, Ontario
We had finally made the decision to do some much needed renovation work in our home but realized we needed help. We contacted Mary Dancey Interiors and after meeting with Mary we felt she was the person who could provide us with that help. Mary was so much fun to work with and any challenges that came up she helped us to overcome them. Not only was she professional, she was extremely knowledgeable which showed in the drawings she created and the suggestions she made throughout the project. Mary was always available to talk things over with whether in person, over the phone or by email. We highly recommend Mary Dancey Interiors.
Barb & Dave Beeton, Ontario
Mary came to us highly recommended and we have not been disappointed. She has been a valued consultant for and project manager of full renovations of our 2 bathrooms and other key changes in our home, including hardwood flooring replacement, a redesign of our fireplace, and space planning. Mary dealt with unexpected challenges that arose during our projects both promptly and professionally, and she ensured that we always felt heard and supported. We continue to work with Mary on design concepts and colour schemes, and do not hesitate to recommend her based on her experience and expertise.
B. Bower Pickering, Ontario
Mary was instrumental in helping us design our new kitchen from scratch. We have a century home and needed to update the kitchen into a more functional family space while keeping with the décor and feel of the rest of the house. Knowing we had different ideas from the start, we hired Mary to help us develop a joint vision for the kitchen, satisfy our different requirements and develop a space that would become the centre of our house (while staying within a budget we were comfortable with). We are incredibly happy with the outcome, with Mary's expertise and ideas, and with her helpfulness along the way in answering our many questions. Her services are highly recommended!
C. Purvis Tottenham, Ontario
Mary did an excellent job helping us create a livable space in our basement. It was a small space (400 square feet) but her design maximized the amount of usable area. She was easy to work with and helped us source materials that were aesthetically pleasing and in line with our budget.
E. Magee Toronto, Ontario
Mary was very helpful in giving us a vision of how our kitchen could look after a renovation. She actually gave us many ideas and her drawings were flawless. She helped us find a wonderful contractor and made herself available for questions/ concerns throughout the Reno. We absolutely love our new kitchen and couldn't have done it without her. Thanks Mary!
J. Corcoran Beeton, Ontario
I had been wanting to renovate my living room, dining room, hallway and kitchen for quite sometime, but was a bit overwhelmed at where to begin. I had the good fortune of having a friend recommend Mary to me. I am happy to say the renovations are now complete and I am thrilled with the contemporary, peaceful feel of this new space.
From my first meeting with Mary I was struck with how carefully she listened to and respected my hopes for the space, while provide ideas regarding what might be possible. She helped me think through major decisions (e.g., Should the hardwood floor be replaced? What will be the design for the new built-in cabinets around the fireplace? What pieces of furniture should I retain and how to incorporate these into the new space? (who would of thought my grandmother's Singer sewing machine, with a new live edge wood top, would be such a spectacular sofa table!).
Mary's recommendations for various tradespeople and furnishings were terrific and saved me precious time. She also took on project management when I needed to be out of town at a crucial period of time. And, Mary was always conscious of how she could help me achieve my goals but also with budget in mind.
I have already recommended Mary to others and I would definitely use her again. She made the process a collaborative undertaking - and that reduced the stress for me. It was a real privilege to work with her.
C. Rolheiser Toronto, Ontario
We were grateful that Mary Dancey answered our request for a consultation on a holiday long-weekend! New to the area, we were in the throes of a large home renovation and had several areas we needed help with from the kitchen, paint and furniture to our walk-in closet and window coverings. Mary is a great listener and came back with ideas all within our budget. She also has a bevy of contacts and suppliers. Mary works with you in a true partnership and follows through each project to the end all while keeping you informed of timelines. We are still working through our list! We'd recommend Mary's expertise in a heartbeat.
J & R Hamilton Caledon, Ontario
Jim and I are writing to you to let you know how pleased we are with the decorating that you have done with our apartment. It is now a beautiful, cozy place that your talented touch has turned into a comfortable and stylish home.
I had friends in last week. They didn't miss a thing and commented on the placing of the pictures (thank you for that), the mixing of antique and modern furniture, and the colour schemes that have tied everything together. They were really impressed with the bedroom (and so am I).
Again many thanks. We are more than willing to recommend your work to anyone.
Isabelle and Jim Wardlaw Orangeville, Ontario
After trying to elicit an inspired bathroom design from two contractors and two box stores, a neighbor suggested we speak with Mary. Mary provided a design we loved within days and was able to incorporate an existing skylight into the shower creating a unique and beautiful space.
Mary suggested we create a Houzz Idea Book so she could learn more about what we liked. She was a great listener and very respectful of our ideas while providing her own great suggestions. She provided names of contractors, sub contractors and all the samples of finishes for us to consider. The process was fun and eventually had to become long distance as we headed south for holidays. We asked Mary to manage the construction process while we were away. She worked seamlessly with the contractor while providing us with regular updates and photos of progress. We managed to miss all the uncomfortable part of a renovation and return home to a simply beautiful bathroom, all thanks to Mary!
Kim and Marvin M. New Tecumseth, Ontario
We hired Mary to redesign and oversee the renovation of our main bathroom. It was a small bathroom with some challenges. Mary exceeded our expectations. Her design recommendations and attention to detail resulted in a beautiful bathroom that we thought was not possible in that space. Mary was easy to work with and made sure that we were happy throughout every step of the renovation. We will be using Mary again for our next project.
Pat and Eric B. Adjala, Ontario
Mary Dancey designed my kitchen renovation and recommended and supervised the builders who completed the project. This involved the removal of a wall. She found a cabinet maker who did all the kitchen cupboards and also an entertainment unit in the adjoining family room. Mary also helped us to choose hardwood to replace the broadloom in our main floor and some new furniture for the family room.and window treatments for kitchen, family room and living room. Throughout the entire project Mary was a reliable adviser with wonderful ideas, while still always considerate of our budget. I recommend her work without reservation.
C. Robbin Tottenham, Ontario
The professionals at Mary Dancey interiors have an excellent sense of combining the great looks of a new space with the function that is required. We have had a complete kitchen redeseign and it looks beautiful! Mary made it easy to select materials and colours, because she had knew excatly the combinations that work. She also provided quality sources and subtrades for the materials and installations.
F. Ferrie Bradford, Ontario
Mary Dancey Interiors, professional with personality and friendliness. When someone comes into your house to help you make it your home, it's very personal and initmate. Knowing you will be the one living with the outcome, it's important that your desires be heard yet equally important that the professional is able to suggest ideas and designs you have not been able to imagine. Mary Dancey did this and so much more for the space where I call home. I did have some ideas, pretty basic, Mary made my ideas stylish and magazine ready. Mary gets a job done in good time with a calm and easy attitude. Mary is focused on task and will not settle for less than the desired result. My kitchen facelift job, which should have taken two coats of paint, didn't. Mary Dancey was not detered and did not leave me with less than perfect results. Thank you Mary Dancey Interiors. I love my kitchen.
D. Roberts , Ontario
We hired Mary Dancey to help us when we finished our basement and re-decorated our living room. We had already ordered new furniture but were having problems picking out fabric that we were happy with and were dealing with a less then helpful sales associate. Mary came in, took over and came back with several suggestions that were amazing. From there, she helped us with selecting tables, pictures, a rug and drapes. She was always professional, and went above and beyond to create a space that matched our tastes. We are so pleased with the final result and we will not start any future projects without consulting with Mary first. We would highly recommend her.
A. Coopman Beeton, Ontario
I have wanted my home painted for the last couple of years; however, I could never decide what colours I wanted in all the different rooms. I kept changing my mind about the colour schemes and ended up with a bag full of paint chips I didn’t know what to do with!
I met Mary about two years ago at which time we had a discussion about painting my home and she had some wonderful ideas. I finally phoned Mary to ask if she would come and help me, and I am so glad I did!
Mary went through my house, asked a few questions, and in no time had chosen the perfect colours for my walls. She also had some great ideas about doing a few things differently in the house, which turned out wonderfully.
Mary you are a life-saver! Many thanks.
After 8 years of looking at every century estate that came onto the market we finally found our dream house; turning it into our home was a completely different story. Deb and I both basically had the same picture in our minds eye of the look and feel we wanted but trying to convey these ideas so they could be turned into something tangible was quite another story; enter Mary. Mary took the time to get to know us, find out what made us tick, our likes and dislikes, our life style and basic color preferences; only then was she able to truly connect with the intangible feel we were talking about. She then helped picked the basic colors for each room and we let her loose to do her thing; we were and still are ecstatic about the finished product. The quality of the work done was second to none and there were times when we both stepped back and said "how did she do that"? Mary is a true Master Craftsman in every sense of the word; couple this with her natural artistic gifts and you can only begin to discover what a true find she really is. It goes without saying; I would not hesitate to recommend Mary to the pickiest perfectionist on the block.
Lenard and Deb, Tottenham, Ontario
Having worked with Mary previously, at home and our previous office space, I knew she was more than capable in handling the new office space we had purchased. When we met at the new location I told her "you know me and know what I like so here's the budget" and that was it. Knowing my time was at a premium she just ran with the project; hiring and coordinating all the trades, sourcing flooring, wall coverings, paintings, furniture and whatever she felt was needed to complete the look. The most I ever had to be involved was when she wanted to verify things on major decisions; a God send for a business owner! The office looks amazing and we still receive compliments from clients on the look. Great job as always!!
Having your home painted well means finding a craftsman who takes the time to understand what the client is really looking for in colours, quality, timeframe and costs. Mary Dancey worked with us to refine the types of colours we used by room as well as the best type of paint to use to get the feelings we were looking for in each room. Working within tight timeframes to completely repaint a post and beam home, Mary was able to complete the project on time and on budget. The real benefits came along the way Mary found opportunities for improvement as well as identify deficiencies in the construction of the house that could be dealt with quickly to ensure the result was of the highest quality. Mary Dancey is a professional decorator who can make the difference between just getting your house painted and getting a final product that you will be proud to show your friends.
J. and J. Wilson
Over the past several years, Mary Dancey has made things happen at our house. I have absolutely no colour and home fashion sense but with Mary on my side it has all happened, including:
· Dealing with my hideously pink bathroom floor (what was I thinking back in the 70s).
· Finding the perfect shade of creamy yellow for the walls.
· Matching the sage green that I am in love with.
· Gently steering me away from a terribly bad carpet choice.
· Arranging to have a rocking chair reseated and recovered in the most amazing fabric.
· Responding to my frantic requests to get the job done quickly without compromising quality.
· Providing solutions that I would never have thought of.
· Understanding my budget.
Thanks, Mary, for the past and future jobs well done!
Mary Lou Hill