We had lots of fun working with Lisa. Her out-of-the box thinking helped maximize the functionality of our ground floor for large family gatherings. Lisa was also very diplomatic in blending the design styles of my spouse and I. Thanks for keeping the peace Lisa!!”
Lisa is wonderful. She helped us though a year long, full house renovation. She listened to all our wants and needs and worked tirelessly to make sure we were happy with the end result. She stayed on budget even though I know she did more work than we originally considered. We are absolutely thrilled with the finished product. Highly recommend!”
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
Lisa is easy to get along with and always there when you need her. She has a fantastic eye for detail, and makes sure everything comes together with elegance.
We had a wonderful experience working with Lisa from Terra Firma Design during the recent renovations of our King West townhouse. Quite frankly, I don't know how we would have survived without her! When starting our reno, we were overwhelmed with all of the details, and were struggling to figure out how we were going to make it work with so little time...Then we met Lisa. Not only was she a lot of fun to work with, but she worked closely with our contractor and took charge of all of the finishes and decorations for our house, which made our lives incredibly easy throughout the renovation! From a new kitchen, two new bathrooms, new floors, a new layout and all new furniture and decorations, including a custom banquette, there was a lot that needed to come together and we couldn't be happier with the result! Not long after completing the reno, we sold our house in a less than a week and got way more than we were expecting!
Lisa from Terra Firma Design pretty much helped re-decorate our entire house from the living / dining room to the kitchen. She also helped re-do our backyard with interlock and a pergola. Lisa is very professional and has an excellent sense of style and design. She is willing to work within any budget given and along with the style sense of the home owner. We are very happy with Lisa and the end result is that our house looks great!
Working with Lisa was an amazing experience. We tore up and redid the whole rooftop terrace and lower floor terrace at our loft in Toronto. We are more than thrilled with the outcome and decor which includes great fabrics and is perfectly setup for entertaining. I highly recommend working with Lisa. You won't be disappointed.
Lisa has helped me recreate my main living space. We agreed on a lively and colourful palette...so much fun to be in my new space. It makes me feel happy to walk in the room. Lisa was able to obtain two special order pieces in a very timely and convenient fashion. She respected my budget and my input. I am very impressed with Lisa's follow up! She is right on point. Her enthusiasm, energy and design sense make her a joy to work with.
I cannot say enough about how great Lisa is. She has a great eye and really works with what my likes and dislikes are! Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Even after a whole day of shopping, she is tireless! She really works with my budget and brings it all together with unique and colourful touches. Thanks Lisa!
Lisa Aiken, Terra Firma helped me to redo my terrace so that it was like an extension to my home. She redid the garden putting in alot of beautiful perineals . We put in new steps down to the terrace that changed the entire look of the area allowing for us to put alot of containers and also provided extra seating in an already small area. We furnished it so that it became a beautiful room off my living room to enjoy many great times with friends. Everyone who sits in my terrace comments on the oasis that Lisa created.
I have worked with Lisa for several years now and have always had the highest respect for her and her professional standards. She has great style and her clients are always happy with the results. She is a pleasure to work for and has the greatest understanding of how to communicate with her clients and her professional trades. Her sense of what I can bring to the job is excellent. As a professional artist she has hired me to add that extra touch that cannot be found in mainstream mass production. She sees the potenial in spaces and creates beautiful rooms, both indoor and out. Her professional and intuitive style come through in every project !
She is truley one of the best!
Lisa has helped me pick the most beautiful and welcoming colors for my house. She has also helped me with decorating inside and out. My friends and family always comment on how comfortable and special my home is.
I love the fact that she works with my personality and life style. She is all ways there when I need her and very reliable.
I'm looking forward to using her expertise for some updates to my home.
Lisa is very knowledgeable and professional in both interior and exterior design. She was influential in helping us prepare our home for sale as well as helping our condominium association choose a modern color for our exterior and garage doors.
I have worked with Lisa from Terra Firma for many years, but on a retail level. When Lisa purchases products for her customers she does it with great detail and thought for each job that she is working on. She is extremely creative and very talented. The best part is when Lisa tells you she is going to do something for you, than you know it will be done!!