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August 9, 2016

#Mt.Pleasant

Beige. Truly, there is no better way to describe our #MountPleasant project’s “before” scenery. It was as beige as you can get – no colour, no life, no personality.

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The irony in all that is our client’s are full of character. They’re unquestionably witty mixed with a little kooky and topped off with lots of sassy.  The problem with this mix is that their home – a 1200 sq/ft luxury Toronto condo did not reflect who they were nor did it  showcase their lifestyle. Needless to say, this all changed when we walked in turned their condo around (literally and figuratively).

Naturally, my first instinct is to get a sense of how the homeowners use the space and then we pull out their personal character traits in order to solidify a preliminary design plan. Understanding the way a client uses their home is equally as important as how “pretty” it all looks. Luckily – these were the parents of one of our incredible past clients and they had seen what we had created over at #King and said – THAT, we want that. And although I never re-create the same thing twice I did use King’s project as a platform and design inspiration but with a whole new colour palette. We also stepped it up a notch and sourced some incredible vintage finds…… VOILA

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To see more of this space, check it out on our Pinterest page. Stayed tuned for the progress pics and how this all came to be!

 

Erica Gelman Design is a full service interior design + decor firm specializing in residential design in. We would love the opportunity to meet with protect clients and discuss your specific project requirements.

Please email us at info@ericagelman.com

July 20, 2016

Big News. Big Changes

Are you a creative soul with an organization obsession? Does micro managing a project excite you more than… say… chocolate? Are you  passionate about residential design and love the idea of a great collaboration yet are superstar self motivator. You’ve got to have experience (2 years would be great) and be a graduate of an accredited interior design / decorating program.

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Here is exactly what we are looking for….

The Essentials:
-Meticulous attention to detail and organization skills
-Proficiency in the use of computers as well as advanced knowledge of AutoCad, Microsoft & Apple Software
-Strong communicator, verbally & written
-Ability to work on their own but also in a team setting

The Tasks (but not limited to below list):
-Assembling of design specification packages related to finishes, fabric and furnishings as well as specification spreadsheets
-Generating price requests, client estimates and related invoices, purchase orders, delivery schedules in order to facilitate the furnishings and custom design fabrication process
-Project manage, coordinate design process from start to installation, liaising with vendors, trades, construction, accounting departments, Principal Designer and clients

-Experience designing millwork and electrical plans is a must.

-Design & source along side Principal Designer, and produce plan, elevations and detail drawings for clients and trades

-Inspect all product at critical stage of fabrication & coordinate and manage all detailing
-Relationship management with high-end clientele
-Manage entire scope of project and be flexible to problem solve with issues that arise

Send along your resume & if we think you’re the perfect fit someone will contact you for an interview.

Email. erica@ericagelman.com