Ranch Style Bungalow, Main Floor Renovation | Complete Renovation
“When we asked Julie to consider designing a renovation and update to the main spaces of our ranch-style bungalow, I’m certain that we weren’t imagining the fantastically open, efficient and elegant re-imagination that we live in now!”
Julie went above and beyond in her consultation with us about choices for the use of space in the kitchen, baths and living-room. Nikki was stellar in conceptualizing and calculating the restructuring of walls and windows as all of those things were going to move! This was topped off by Julie’s thorough and thoughtful consultations with us on finishing products and fixtures, as well as suggesting excellent contractors and trades-people to work with.
Our dreams about new and functional spaces for our large family became a reality! We are still after a year, LOVING the entire re-design of the main floor of our 1970’s house (and so is everyone who steps inside) — Beautiful Spaces is a company that lives up to it’s name!
- Lisa Desilets
New Build | Country Residence
We were so fortunate to find Julie when we undertook the task of building our custom home from scratch. She took the time, worked around our busy schedules, and really got to know our style. She worked hard to ensure that our visions came to life and that no detail, from the exterior elevations to the paint colour, was overlooked.
She and her assistant Nikki, were very friendly, knowledgeable and accessible. They took the stress out of an overwhelming project and even made it fun. They worked to enhance our dream with graphical and structural drawings to not only allow us to see our vision but to work seamlessly with the builder to make it a reality.
We absolutely love the end result and we could not have done it without them. We have had nothing but great compliments on our new home and would not hesitate to recommend Beautiful Spaces!
- Steve and Tanya Maylo
Ensuite, Kitchen, and Family Room Renovation
Having worked with Julie previously on the renovation of our cottage, we happily retained Julie again to work on two renovation projects in relation to our home in south Tuxedo. The first project was the complete reconstruction of our dated master bedroom ensuite. the second, and most extensive, project was the redesign and reconstruction of our kitchen, which included the removal of a supporting wall between the kitchen and family room, and the completion of additional work to update the family room and other parts of our home. Julie’s invovment in these projects was integral to their success, and the results are truly spectacular. For each of these projects, Julie prepared a scope of work for the contractor’s use which specified her outstanding selections of cabinetry, quartz countertops, tiles, millwork, lighting fixtures, door hardware, paint colours, andvarious other specifications. Julie and her designer, Nikki Layne, B.I.D., M.I.D., also prepared plansand elevations that reflected their exceptional vision for the layout of the ensuite and the kitchen, as well as numerous associated design elements, including a stunning tray ceiling in the kitchen. As one of Julie’s greatest strengths is an unfailing ability to ascertain her client’s style and design preferences, Julie initiated many discussions with us to ensure that these plans woul address our requirements, while at the same time giving effect to her incredible design aesthetic. To complete the modern classic style of these renovations, Julie assisted in the selection of new furniture, an area rug and accessories for our family room, and a dining set for our kitchen, in addition to arranging accessories and determining the placement of artwork. With Julie’s superb project management skills and flawless design talents, the result is exactly what we hoped for, and brings us no end of pleasure. Julie truly has created for us the most beautiful of “Beautiful Spaces”!
- Greg Edmond & Irene Gootkoerkamp
Main Floor Renovation
My husband and I were unsure if we should renovate our family home or build a new one. After visiting friends who renovated their home using Beautiful Spaces, the decision was made easy! We contacted Julie Walsh and within a week we were sitting down in our kitchen with her design team to talk about our vision and budget. Julie and Nikki listened carefully to our ideas and gatheres a “feel” for our home environment which includes teen boys and a dog. Julie’s amazing talent for choosing cohesive colour and design made the selections so easy for me and my hisband to choose. From there, the general contractor and trades were all lined up. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. Any issues that arose were handled by the design team and solutions were brought forward. Within 3 months, the entire main living space was complete and we were ready to move back in. Julie and her design team were able to manage all aspects of the project from our kitchen and fireplace redesign, paint colour selections, flooring, lightimg, and furniture placement. Julie truly has a talent for seeing the overall look and design and we put our faith and trust in her design team to make the best decisions for our family!Thanks to beautiful Spaces, we are so pleased with our new home and the compliments from our friends and family will continue for many years to come.
- Loren and Nancy Remillard
“My Dream Home”
My experience working with Julie Walsh has resulted in “my dream home.” Julie took the time to work with me and listen to the challenges I set forth. Her creativity has surpassed anything that I expected. I have no regrets in utilizing her services. ‘Money well spent’ You will not be disappointed!
- Linda Gauthier, Homeowner
New Home Build
We would like to thank Julie for making our new house into a beautiful home. Julie spent time getting to know us and what we liked. We threw her a curved ball when she realized we wanted elegance combined with some wackiness and fun. With her talent and magic that is exactly what we ended up with. She gave us the funky look we wanted and still maintained the balance of a very tastefully done house.
The care and thought Julie put into her projects shows in our home. Her expertise has made our lives easier, saving us time while the house was being built.
Our experience with Julie has been wonderful and as result we have a great looking house that we can also call home.
- Rickner and Yee Household, Homeowners
New Home and Cottage Design
When spending time at the Parade of Homes we went through a show home that was different from the rest. It was warm and inviting and felt like a home but was classy and elegant as well. It wasn’t just “decorated” with colors that matched, it was obvious that a lot of thought went into every choice that was made. That’s how we found Julie Walsh of “Beautiful Spaces” and we’re so glad we did!
We worked with Julie on our new home and cottage. She quickly understood our desired style for each project, respected our budget, and helped us to make decisions that made our home decor flow seamlessly from room to room. We are so happy with the end result and will love our homes for years to come.
We will absolutely work with Julie again next time we build or redecorate!
- Breanne Batters and Scot Paterson, Home and Cottage Owners
We retained Julie to provide design assistance in relation to two projects at our cottage at West Hawk Lake. The first project was the complete reconstruction of our bathroom, and the second project involved the construction of a new verandah, a large new master bedroom, and an addition to the living room: the removal of a wall between the kitchen and living room; the installation of new cabinetry, sink and fixtures; the addition of a large island; and the installation of new windows and hardwood flooring. With Julie’s exquisite taste and design sensibility, and her remarkable eye for colour, she expertly assisted with the layout of the bathroom and the kitchen; cabinetry selection; the design of a stunning ledgestone feature wall in the living room; the selection of stain finishes for walls, beams and mouldings; and the selection of granite countertops, tiles, hardwood flooring, and light fixtures. The comprehensive design advice provided by Julie took our cottage from a basic cabin to a spectacular and serene retreat that is both functional and truly beautiful. We could not be more delighted with Julie’s stellar work and her invaluable contributions t the creation of our lovely lakeside haven!
- Greg Edmond & Irene Gootkoerkamp
New Addition and Renovation
Julie was inspirational in her ideas and implementation of design concepts. She listened to, and considered, our desires for change as a renovation turned into a ‘re-build’. Her patience and guidance were instrumental in its completion. Our home is a testament to her professional wisdom and experience.
- Ev Lightly and Jim Landrige, Homeowners
First Time Home Buyer | Complete Renovation
“When I enlisted Julie’s help to renovate my first house, I had a multitude of completely unrelated ideas for colours and styles. Through looking at photos of things I liked and discussing my priorities for my home, she came up with a design that is cohesive, beautiful, timeless, and practical. She was incredibly patient with my indecisiveness and my need to be hands-on with everything. She has an incredible team of contractors and tradespeople, who made the renovations as smooth as possible during a global pandemic and its associated supply chain disruptions. I am incredibly thankful that I decided to put my home in Julie’s hands rather than trying to do it myself. The result is better than anything I could have hoped for.”
- Susan Cuvelier
Proud New Condo Owners
After living in our house for over 30 years, with basically the same furniture within that time frame, my wife and I decided to move and try condo living. After purchasing our new condo we decided we should start fresh with all new furniture and an “in style “decorating scheme. Soon after many discussions and many trips to various furniture type stores, we quickly realized we were out of our realm and need some guidance and help. Starting my research into this world that was unknown to us and looking for the right person / company to partner with, the name of Julie Walsh of Beautiful Spaces seemed to keep coming into conversations and recommendations we had with numerous people.
The exceptional service we received from Julie is beyond compare. Julie carefully listened to our ideas and worked hard to create a home that reflects our broad personalities. Julie is extremely creative and innovative and transformed our home into a beautiful space in a relatively short time. Julie is honest and hardworking, and after having to deal with us, I would have to add, Julie is also very patient. We couldn’t have had a better or more rewarding relationship. We recommend Julie Walsh of Beautiful Spaces wholeheartedly!
- Jack and Brenda Robertson, Proud new condo owners – thanks to Julie!
West Kildonan Dental World
We believe Julie is in a class of her own when it comes to remodeling one’s office or home. We found Julie to be a true professional and came up with a plan to transform our very dated office to a beautiful contemporary space. Her choice of a general contractor and sub trades was perfect as they all worked in harmony to finish the renovation in a very tight timeline. All our patients and staff love the new environment and if we had to do this all over again we wouldn’t change a thing!! We have already recommended Julie to other offices and if you decide to use her services and connections we know you would never be sorry.
- Dr. Carey Boroditsky Dr. Martin Vine, WEST KILDONAN DENTAL CENTRE