Client Testimonials from recent design projects

Quick, professional response from Margarida at Chic Decor & Design. She provided fantastic advise and helped create a visual plan for each home area within our needs and budget. Looking forward to working with Margarida on our next project.
— Lorraine Doherty - Mississauga
My husband and I are thrilled with how seamless and open our condo feels and how well Margarida integrated both of our styles. We hired Margarida to help us design our kitchen in a 25 year old condo we purchased in Oakville. Margarida designed a beautiful chef’s kitchen, along with 2 bathrooms, a dining room, flooring, paint and lighting.
— L. Deletroz - Oakville
Margarida is an excellent interior decorator to work with. She listened very carefully to my wishes and incorporated them into the finished product. She was always punctual and responded promptly when urgent decisions were required. She is a delightful person and very talented in her field.
— Judy W - Toronto
As first-time home-owners, we felt overwhelmed by how much needed to be done to our house in terms of decorating and design. Some rooms were in desperate need of a design update, others simply needed decorating to make our house feel like a comfortable home. We decided to seek the assistance of an interior decorator and chose Margarida after reading so many positive referrals for her online. Our first collaboration with her was decorating our family room in order to turn it into a cozy, multi- functional space. Margarida helped us select a sophisticated, yet fun colour palette, came up with storage ideas to hide the clutter of two young children, and addressed the functionality of the room by assisting us with the design of a desk to be built in to an existing alcove. She was able to provide us with contacts for both a seamstress and carpenter with whom she had worked before. The results were fabulous, and it’s now not only the most used room in our home, but also our favorite room. We next tackled the complete renovation of two very old bathrooms that desperately needed updating. The challenge was to make the very small bathrooms functional, and as airy as possible, while maximizing storage space. We relied on Margarida’s advice on every aspect of these renovations – from layout, to lighting, tile choices, fixtures, and even accessories. In addition to designing two absolutely beautiful bathrooms, Margarida also made sure to address our family’s needs – in our case, bathrooms that would grow with us as our young children grow up. Though we know what we like in design, we often find ourselves hindered by indecision when it comes to actually proceeding with a renovation, or at other times, overwhelmed by the number of choices and options. Consulting with Margarida gives us confidence in our ideas and choices, and advice and guidance when needed. We are thrilled with the results of the projects that Margarida has worked with us on. We would not hesitate to use her again in the future as we tackle new renovation projects. Throughout our dealings with her, she has always been punctual, patient and extremely professional. We highly recommend her.
— A. Critchlow - Etobicoke
We hired Margarida of Chic Decor to assist us with many design elements of our new home. She assisted us with design and colour appointments with our builder making valued suggestions throughout the process. She then assisted us in colour selections and custom furniture purchases that have made our home the envy of family and friends. We would highly recommend Margarida and Chic Decor for anyone contemplating decorating or redecorating your living space. You will not be disappointed.
— Les L. - Brampton
Margarida is an excellent interior decorator and has been a big part in our home design. She is professional, accommodating and has exceed all of our expectations. She has decorated all of our rooms in our house and we continue to use her services because we are extremely happy with all her suggestions and choices for our home. She also did our landscape design for the front of our home and everyone in the neighbourhood always compliments how beautiful our yard looks. Everytime our family and friends come over they can’t stop telling us how gorgeous our home looks, they describe it like a “model home” or something you would only see in a magazine. We are extremely happy and satisfied with our home and will continue to use Margarida’s services in the future and we are soo grateful that we found her!!
— W. Jozwa - Mississauga
I was completely overwhelmed trying to find furniture that worked well with the area rug that I recently purchased. I felt lost and also quite concerned because I had offered to host a bridal shower within weeks but I really wanted my living room completed. I decided I needed help so I looked online and found Margarida Oliveira. When I called Margarida and told her I was hosting a bridal shower in a few weeks and needed to furnish my living room, she reassured me that she could help and that even though we didn’t much have time, she felt that we could still complete the room before the party. I was relieved and excited about the next few steps. Margarida, knowing my budget restraints and extremely short time frame, came by my house and looked at the room and my new area rug. She figured out all the colours in the rug and then off we went shopping. After our first trip, I found my chairs, coffee table and side tables which also ended up being the store where I purchased my sofas. Margarida accessorized the room and managed to complete the room two days before the bridal shower. Everything came together unbelievably quickly and beautifully. I had no idea how gorgeous my living room could look until now and I absolutely love it! Margrida, who was faced with a tight budget and a short time frame, exceeded all my expectations and completely blew me away with the final product. I highly recommend Margarida as an interior decorator. She will work within any budget and is an enjoyable person to work with.
— Leanna McCarthy - Burlington
Working with Margarida was excellent in every way. Her professionalism is of the highest order as she efficiently and effectively works with the many variables and details involved in any design project. My experience with her was always satisfying. She is an astute listener and I loved the way she capably worked with what I already own, showing me new ways enjoy it, as well as recommending new purchases where needed. Although there is a significant cost for great advice on how to decorate one’s home, I always felt it was worth every cent as it saved me a ton of time and indecision. I am more than pleased with the end result and would recommend Margarida’s services to anyone interested in achieving a beautifully finished home.
— F. Martin - Toronto
I had met Margarida through my daughter who had used her services for her kitchen, living and dining rooms. I liked what I saw. I asked her to come to my home and to do a consultation. She suggested going the way of a contemporary style. The interior hadn’t had any work done to it for 20 years and I needed an update. I wanted to start in the family room first. We had a brick fireplace that I didn’t want to be removed and I didn’t want it painted either, so Margarida suggested that we cover it, which was new to me. Well I have to tell you that I was very impressed with my new fireplace. It is fantastic and the focal point in the room. The contractor she recommended to do my fireplace was very reputable. Well from there I went with new sofas, accessories, and artwork. I’ve had so many compliments from family and friends, on the rooms that were redone. Last year we worked on the exterior of the house. New front door and repainted the garage door and shutters, the transformation looks stunning. When we shop for accessories I like the way Margarida works with my likes and dislikes. She gives me options that work and look good. When I first thought of getting an interior decorator I thought I would just get the walls painted and it would look OK. Never did I imagine the transformation of the whole house would look this beautiful. As of today I am working on completing my master bedroom and en-suite. I find Margarida honest, professional, excellent on colour selections, and very easy to contact either by phone or e-mail. I would highly recommend her to anyone that was interested in decorating their home.
— Mira Z. - Stoney Creek
Several years ago my husband and I found our dream home in downtown Toronto, walking distance to work, shops and entertainment. The house was great but the decor consisted of mismatched furniture we had collected over many years. We interviewed 3 interior decorators before hiring Margarida, who immediately impressed us with her style concepts and professional demeanor. Margarida then worked closely with us to determine our vision for the main floor of our house, presented us with a few options and then proceeded to transform our main floor into a beautiful and comfortable space. Importantly, Margarida ran the entire show and coordinated the efforts of the various trades needed to complete the transformation. This saved us enormous time and ensured that the process was seamless. We were delighted with the final outcome which incorporated our personalities but also glammed us up a little bit. Overall, we would strongly recommend Margarida for any home decor project. She is a dedicated professional and a delight to work with.
— Dr. Gabrielle B. - Toronto