Testimonials

Customer feedback is a huge part of any business, they help new customers gain trust in doing businesses with us and the feedback we receive from past customers is used to help us make continually improve how we do business. So please take the time to view what some of our customers have to say about us. If we have already had the pleasure of doing business with you. PLEASE take the time to fill out our review form to share your feedback!

Remodeling and Home Design

"We had a great experience working with Irene Turnbull on our washroom renovation. The finished washroom looks awesome and was completed for Christmas on a tight timeline! Irene designed the plan, incorporating our input and style, then co ordinated a team of professional trade partners and oversaw all aspects of the work. Irene's attention to detail and genuine desire for a high quality, beautiful finished product was evident in her approach and follow through.  	December 31, 2016"
5 Stars
Melanie Morrow, Innisfil
"In November 2015, I moved from a large house in Toronto to a small bungalow in Barrie. Despite my best efforts at downsizing, I found myself with too much furniture, greatly-reduced room sizes and oddly-configured spaces. Turnbull Interiors had been recommended by a friend whose opinion I value, so I asked Irene for help. She suggested converting an unneeded bedroom into a dining room, by eliminating two doorways, removing a closet, and building a large entranceway. From the original quote in March to completion in April, the work was done quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption and mess. Irene arranged everything - electrical, flooring, a popcorn ceiling repair expert, and purchased things like lighting fixtures. Since then, she has arranged for the supply and installation of window treatments (draperies and shades), patio curtains, and the reupholstery of a wing chair. Irene has wonderful ideas and is a very creative decorator; she has excellent contacts, and is very considerate and accommodating. She has also become a friend and I would recommend her to anyone.
December 20, 2016"
5 Stars
Carol Campbell, Barrie
"Sometimes there are happy coincidences in life that bring wonderful results. While searching for a contractor/designer to assist us with a complete renovation of a 30 year old condo, my husband and I were becoming very frustrated. Then we met Irene Turnbull of Turnbull Interiors. Our first meeting lasted several hours, during which we chatted about lifestyle, mobility issues and our wish list for this renovation. As we walked through the project she suggested changes to our wish list that made our home more functional as well as helping us keep to our budget. 

Attention to detail is an understatement when it comes to Irene's approach to a project and she has a quiet way of explaining that if there is an issue, you need not stress , as it has been resolved. There were no big reveals of problems as in the TV Reno shows, but rather things just got remedied without a lot of hoopla. This allowed us to have time to enjoy our lives during the renovation knowing that we were in good hands. 

Irene is not just about interior design. She assisted us with choosing lighting, flooring and paint colours as a designer would do, but more importantly she is a Project Manager who has a wealth of knowledge about the construction and renovation industry, thereby giving her access to some of the finest contractors available. We have new crown molding that appears to be seamless, tiles laid that are straight and true along with flooring that is perfectly laid and the list goes on. Periodically we would have to wait a day or so for a specific contractor to be available and it was well worth it when you see the results. Every day Irene was on the job site and she always answered every question we had, no matter how trivial in a professional and friendly way. Irene and her crew took an ordinary looking condo and made it a truly unique home for us. 

We are proud and happy in our "new" home and through the course of this renovation we found a new friend. Irene Turnbull is an amazing Interior Designer and Project Manager, and she is also charming, funny, tenacious and a wonderful person admired and respected by everyone in the industry. 
October 1, 2016  "
5 Stars
Bestbookie - Lagoon City
"Irene has worked with me for many years to renovate and redecorate our home. Most recently she was designer and contractor on a total renovation and redecorating of our condo. She has many longstanding subcontractors who are skilled at doing the custom work of her designs. The results are outstanding.
Irene always considers all of our ideas, desires and needs in renovating and decorating and never forces her own ideas. She does this by taking the time to get to know and understand us.
With Irene's knowledge, skill, and experience we have been able to recreate ourselves in a downsized space that immediately felt comfortable and like home. Our family and friends comment on the quality of the design and work in our condo. 

Jean Stevens, Barrie"
5 Stars
Jean Stevens, Barrie
"'Irene has brought light into my home in many ways!'  
(Our work together spans some 17 years - 1998 to 2015.)

1. 1998 - Total restoration of condo Irene coordinated a full team of excellent trades- painter, rug installation, upholstery and window coverings. She showed respect of our likes and made downsizing much easier. With her help we blended a 5 bedroom home with a 4 bedroom home into a 3 bedroom condo! 

2013 in a  New Condo - Phase 1 - Kitchen- white tile backsplash and enhanced lighting - pot lights and under counter. 
2014 - Phase 2 - Living room - Crown moulding, pot lights, fresh window coverings. 
2015 - Phase 3 - Plain vanity is now  elegant with wall paper. Countertop and lighting fixture. "
5 Stars
Nan Bayne, Orillia
""
5 Stars
Dave Beckett, Orillia
"Review text: Over 25 years ago we renovated our cottage to a home. At that time Turnbull was in Orillia. I hired them and I was amazed and so happy that I made that choice. The years have passed and everything was finished 1st class and it still is. Later we put an inside hot tub and the kids always got water all over. The floor and the tiles were loose. I called Irene at Turnbull-she came to my home, helped me choose the #1 product. Both the service and contractor and the products were excellent. In the process Irene found the water had rotted a major joist which had to be replaced. I would forever be grateful for her expertise and help. The work was finished when promised and is an excellent job. I love it. Thanks Turnbull."
5 Stars
Barb Storey, Brechin, Ontario
"Irene helped me to determine my style by listening to my wants and dislikes and being so patient by bringing many samples of fabric to determine the type and colour of fabric until we got it right for my sofa and 2 chairs. She designed a custom TV cabinet making it one of a kind. She blended her expertise with my style to achieve an understated elegant living room. I love it!"
5 Stars
Ruth Holohan, Lagoon City Ontario
""We found Irene online, and the pictures of her interiors seemed to suit our tastes.  When we met, she "got" what we wanted immediately and spent some time working out various ideas to improve our home.  We had furniture and other items that had sentimental value and she was able to fit them into our new space and, more importantly, get everything looking like it belonged together.  We were able to work on different parts of the design as we had the time and money and it all came together very well in the end.  We are very satisfied with her work and would recommend her to others.""
5 Stars
R.Jordan, Mississauga & Tiny Township, Ontario
"Relationship: Client
Project Date: January 2015
Project Price: $1,000-$9,999
I asked Irene for her input as I moved forward redoing my living room. I had a few essential pieces such a beautiful Iranian rug and needed help to achieve the look I wanted. I was interested in reusing old loved pieces.of furniture. New window treatments were also needed. 
Irene is a very skilled interior designer ,She began by helping me understand and define my needs for the room. She was their to guide the process by listening attentively and presenting options giving time for me to "digest" the look and feel of the each idea. I found her knowledge of fabrics , textures ,colours and their interactions very helpful 
We were thrilled with the final outcome, a recovered couch, recovered side chairs , new lampshades and finally the beautiful draperies that gave the room warm elegance. All pieces of the project were done on schedule and on budget. 
The dining room is next and I look forward to Irene"s gentle , experienced guidance.
Less "
5 Stars
D. Doorly, Oro, Ontario
"Relationship: Client
Project Date: April 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
We hired Irene of Turnbull Interiors to have 2 sofas re-upholstered in a nautical theme. She came to our home and delivered a large collection of swatch binders and left them with us for as long as we needed in order to choose the material. She offered some suggestions and gave us direction in terms of different price categories. I was very impressed with her as she truly listened to our ideas and our budget requirements. 

She offered a great idea to include piping in the covering of the 2 pieces, which was great as we would not have thought of that and the end result was stunning! She also provided great advice in regards to covering the throw pillows as well. Also, she guided us with respect to the dominant colour of the material to make sure that it contrasted well with the carpet in the room. 

We were so pleased with the results and everyone who comes to our home raves about how gorgeous the couches look! I would definitely recommend and use Turnbull Interiors again."
5 Stars
B. J., Lagoon City, Ontario
"My husband and I wanted to update our home for at least 2 years but could not make decisions what would make the most impact. We felt overwhelmed and busy with work and kids always led to more time passing without making any decisions. We are also considering selling and downsizing so updating was not only for ourselves but for potential buyers. I asked Irene Turnbull to come and help. Calling Irene was the best decision we ever made. She came to our home and within an hour our options were laid out. Our next visit with Irene (again at our home) was with a drywall contractor and electrician. It was wonderful to meet everyone at our home to discuss the renovation all together. After meeting with her contractors we felt extremely reassured about the quality and care that would go into our home. Once the work began everything was done in the timeframe that we were told, the quality of work was superb, if there were any challenges they were laid out to us and we always felt everyone had our best interest in mind. Irene was the project manager, whenever there was work to be done at the house she met with the contractor, reviewed the job, inspected all products prior to installation, reviewed where and how the product was to be installed. She met with my husband and I to go over drapery material and paint colour, narrowing down the fabric was immensely helpful and to have her come to our home so we could see it in our lighting was the best situation. We did not ever feel overwhelmed, the renovators were so courteous and helpful, we could go to work and come home with little disruption as possible. All invoices were outlined in detail with a breakdown of costs. Irene truly worked with our schedule and maintained the estimated timeframe for completion. If we had any questions along the way she was always available. Irene's professionalism and personality more than met our expectation. Our home is so beautiful, turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Due to a large diversity of family and friends and living on the lake we entertain a lot. The response from friends and family has been the overwhelming part. We definitely made the right choice by hiring Irene, she works so well with all her contractors and with us. Irene gets to know her clients home as well as their personality. I can only speak for myself but when I had trouble deciding between fabrics or paint colour she would always help without deciding, she took the time to read your reactions to colours and fabrics and took the time to make sure what you picked would be the best decision. The crown molding, the added lighting (we changed/updated some light fixtures), the painting and the drapery is truly beautiful. Very very happy."
5 Stars
Kelly H., Orillia
"We have been enjoying the professionalism and delivery of excellent service by Turnbull Interiors in the renovation of our homes since 1995. Irene and Bill Turnbull provided within our budget, a turnkey solution in our addition which included the preparation and overseeing of all architectural and engineering drawings, obtaining permits, choosing appropriate finishing materials, hiring qualified tradesmen and supervision right through to the completion of the project. 

Irene always delights us with her profound knowledge in decorating our homes, giving good advice in lighting, choosing paint palette, fabrics, window dressings and essential how-tos to pull it off in our own way. 

We use Turnbull Interiors for all our renovation and interior decorating needs because they have always met and exceeded our expectations."
5 Stars
Gaby Thom, Toronto, Lagoon City, Ontario
""Initially we were hesitant to contact an Interior Designer because we wanted our home to reflect our tastes and not someone else's. Contacting Turnbull Interiors was the best thing we could have done. They transformed our ideas into reality and turned our house into our home.""
5 Stars
Linda & Bill Hutton, Barrie
""Irene has a knack of drawing out our feeling and likes. With her amazing team, she put together a room that gives us the warm cozy feeling we were looking for. Through conversations with both of us, Irene was able to determine the colours and styles we preferred wo we would feel calm and relaxed in our new space. Thank you Irene!""
5 Stars
Dave & Patty Wainwright, Barrie
"After 20 years our reception area was badly in need of an up-date. Irene was able to give us a new brighter, timeless look that both our staff and patients are able to enjoy. It really looks amazing."
5 Stars
Dr. David & Karen Tisch, Barrie