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Design Services


We’ll be creating a beautiful space together. Lets enjoy the process and create work to be proud of.

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Design Services


We’ll be creating a beautiful space together. Lets enjoy the process and create work to be proud of.

 

 
 

New CLient?

When considering new projects, we’re on the lookout for opportunities to make a meaningful impact. We become completely invested in each project, and believe the right team makes all the difference.

 
 
 
 

Collaboration

Some of our best projects have been in collaboration with other wonderful partners. If you’re a designer or an architect looking to collaborate, we’d love to hear from you.

 
 
 

the croma design Services:

 

In-Studio Consults

Design For Construction Projects

Design For Furniture Projects

Decor & Styling

Artwork Selection

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In-Studio Consults


Need just a little bit of design help? Our In-Studio Consult service is geared to giving you immediate design expertise, at a great price, and without the commitment associated with other design services.

In-Studio Consults


Need just a little bit of design help? Our In-Studio Consult service is geared to giving you immediate design expertise, at a great price, and without the commitment associated with other design services.

 

 
 

In-Studio Consults can put you in the right direction

 
 

 

Perfect for?

Great for anyone looking for impartial design guidance. Make your project be the best it can be: book just one or as many sessions as you need.

Where?

The sessions are hosted in our downtown Toronto studio. We’ve also helped homeowners across Canada and the U.S. via email and/or telephone.

The Cost?

$500 CAD (plus tax) due at the time of each session. You'll receive an emailed invoice which can be paid securely online, or in person by cash or cheque.

 
 

How we can help:

 

Selecting furniture & accessories

Choosing paint colours & finishes

Selecting hardware, lighting, plumbing, etc.

Sketching furniture layouts

Reviewing IKEA & other kitchen plans

Reviewing other consultant’s drawings

Windowcovering ideas

Feedback on homeowners’ ideas

 
 

 

Our process for In-Studio Consults:

 

1. Introduction

Get in contact and we’ll send an online form that helps us understand your needs. We’ll also ask for any existing photos, plans, Houzz Ideabooks, and Pinterest boards links.

2. preparation

In the days leading up to the consult, we’ll review your information and develop ideas to share with you during the session.

 
 

3. The consult

Together with you in our studio, we’ll spend up to two hours reviewing the concepts that solve your design dilemmas. Whether your project involves construction or if it is decor related, the consultation is tailored to suit your needs.

4. follow up

We’ll provide you with contact information for any suppliers, retailers, etc. You’ll know how and where to obtain the items we discuss. With that, you’ll be ready to embark on your design project armed and ready with the expertise we’ve shared.

 
 

 
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Design services For Construction


Good design will increase the value of your property. A carefully planned interior will improve the functional aspects of your lifestyle. Good design and carefully executed planning is what we’re known for.

Design services For Construction


Good design will increase the value of your property. A carefully planned interior will improve the functional aspects of your lifestyle. Good design and carefully executed planning is what we’re known for.

 

 
 

designed with care and attention

 
 

Our expertise is in the design of home renovations with budgets starting at $300,000 and in the design of condo suite renovations with budgets starting at $200,000. We also provide elegant interior design solutions for new home construction and home additions.

 
 

When to Start?

As early as possible!

If the designer is the primary consultant, they’ll direct your project into a good course of action at the onset. If part of a larger team of architects, engineers, etc., we’ll want to make sure our work is performed efficiently as part of the whole project.

THe Cost?

Design fees vary depending on scope and project complexities. For example, a project that involves bespoke millwork would have a higher fee than one with off-the-shelf solutions. With an understanding of your project, we would tailor a fee proposal to suit your specifics.

 
 
 
 

Our process for construction design Services:

 

1. Introduction

Get in touch. We’ll send you an online form.

2. Initial Meeting

A call or meeting to review your form.

3. Design Fee Proposal

A fee proposal drafted to suit your needs.

4. Kick-off Meeting

An initial meeting to clearly define the project direction.

5. Site Measure

Detailed measurements are taken, or drawings are obtained from the architect.

6. Preliminary Design

Creation of budgets and moodboards for you to approve the overall design direction.

7. Design development

Everything required for for you to approve of the proposed design, including:

  • Samples of proposed finishes

  • Images of proposed fittings & fixtures

  • Drawings (floorplans & elevations)

8. Construction Documents

Detailed documents to obtain quotes from, to build from, and to order material from, including:

  • Scope of work summary

  • Specifications of finishes, fixtures & fittings

  • Construction plans, reflected ceiling plans, electrical plans, finishes plans and furniture plans

  • Detailed elevations and sections

9. Project administration

Administration ensures the project runs as smoothly as possible, the design intent is adhered to, and any changes are administered appropriately. Examples include:

  • Coordination with contractors and consultants

  • Construction site meetings and correspondence

  • Ordering of goods and materials

 

Examples of Our Construction Design Services:

 
 
 
 

 

Proportion of Construction Design phases

 

 
 

 
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Design Services For Furniture


Let’s get you seated comfortably. And stylishly.

Design Services For Furniture


Let’s get you seated comfortably. And stylishly.

 

 
 

A well designed interior deserves furniture to suit

 
 

 
 

Furnishings should be functional and inspiring. If you’re renovating, moving into a new property, or otherwise considering new furniture, we can help. Budgets for furnishings typically start at $50,000.

Furniture can take 12 weeks or more to be delivered. Before that, time is needed for good planning. The ideal time to start furniture research is at least five months before move-in.

 
 
 
 

 

Our process for furniture design services:

1. Introduction

Get in touch. We’ll send an online form that helps us get to know you and your project.

2. Initial Meeting

A call or meeting to review your form and other details.

3. Design Fee Proposal

A fee proposal drafted to suit your specific needs.

4. Kick-off Meeting

A meeting to get into the finer details of your project. It’s a good opportunity for us to see any inspirational images you’ve collected, and to discuss everything that will impact planning.

5. Existing Floorplans

Detailed measurements of the existing property as well as measurements of any existing furniture to be used. If yours is a new building, this includes obtaining any drawings from the architect.

6. Preliminary Design

Creation of furniture budgets and moodboards illustrating the proposed look and feel.

7. Design development

Everything required for you to have a clear picture and approve of the proposed furniture, such as:

  • Furniture plans

  • Images of proposed furniture

  • Samples and images of proposed finishes

  • Sketches of custom furniture

8. Specifications

Detailed documents so that furnishings can be ordered in the right size, quantity and finish. If drawings are required for custom furniture, we’ll create those too.

9. administration

  • Ordering furniture & coordinating shipment

  • Showroom visits with client

  • And more

 

 

Examples of Our Furniture Design Services:

 
 
 

 

Design Services for Decor and Styling


You’ve invested in a high-quality build for your home. Decor and on-site styling is the icing on the cake that adds warmth, life and character to your project.

Design Services for Decor and Styling


You’ve invested in a high-quality build for your home. Decor and on-site styling is the icing on the cake that adds warmth, life and character to your project.

 

Let’s make it great

 
 
 
 

As your construction and/or furniture project nears an end, it’s time to think about finishing with decorative accessories and styling. This type of work is performed at our hourly rates.

 
 

Our process for Decor & Styling:

 

1. budgeting & concept

We’ll help you identify a budget for accessories and decor, and determine which suppliers are the best fit.

2. Purchasing & delivery

We’ll obtain all the items and arrange for everything to be brought to your property for on-site styling.

3. on-site styling

We’ll unpack and set it all up. By the time we leave, your property will shine in the best light possible.

 

 
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Choosing Art


Art can be an investment, or it can simply be used to enhance your lifestyle. No matter your philosophy, we have art resources to suit.

Choosing Art


Art can be an investment, or it can simply be used to enhance your lifestyle. No matter your philosophy, we have art resources to suit.

 

 
 

We can help you find a dealer, we can help you decide on art pieces, or we can even select artwork for you. Art related work is performed at our hourly rates in conjunction with our other design services.

 
 
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Art Squared

Art for the design conscious collector

James Robertson Art COnsultants

Inspiring and distinctive art collections