“We had never used a designer but needed help. We hired Barbara for an initial consultation on how best to tackle moving my office to the basement and getting rid of 12 year old carpet on the main floor. Barbara was instrumental in helping us see how we could more efficiently use the space in our home for how we live as a family.
She asked questions about things I never thought of and helped us really see the potential. She also helped us see that there were things we actually didn’t need to do, and that other items would benefit us more. We ended up hiring her to manage the reno.
From my boards on Houzz and Pinterest with conversations she was able to pull together our whole main floor (new flooring, all new family room furniture, paint colours, etc) and plan our entire basement.
My husband (NOT a shopper) was amazed that Barbara only needed one day to show us all the items she sourced (custom curved sectional, chairs, cocktail table, tv unit, rug, fabrics) and that we both loved everything. On budget, and totally our taste. She did all the legwork and planned everything to the last detail.
Our home is now completely pulled together, and feels like adults actually live here! She was professional, extremely knowledgeable and always available to answer emails and provide answers to things I had no clue about (Direction of tile? Will this light work in the stairwell?).
We now have a beautifully finished basement with guest room, washroom, storage, 2 offices and tv area. And our main floor has opened up with the removal of 4 columns and a gas fireplace, new stairs, huge sliding door in kitchen and new exterior doors. It’s totally cohesive in tone and feel which I could never have done on my own. And most importantly? It all fits our family like a glove. I highly recommend Barbara Nyke and NIKKA Design for any scale project you may have. You will not be disappointed.”
“Barbara of NIKKA DESIGN transformed an unusable attic space into a soothing family room, office and guest room. She worked with our architect and contractors very well and took a lot of the stress out of renovating with a young family.
My husband and I have different tastes in home decor, but Barbara has been able to combine the styles seamlessly. We loved her work, and working with her, so much that we hired her a year later for a bathroom renovation and the results were again top notch.
We definitely look forward to working with Barbara of NIKKA DESIGN on our future projects.” Cheryl.
“We bought a condo in Toronto and we hired ND to design and fully equip it for us. The work was performed on time, taken care of all the details, with great taste, and being highly functional. We highly recommend this company because you will receive an excellent product.”
Marino, International client, Bogota, Colombia
“NIKKA DESIGN provides excellent and comprehensive service at all levels, including highly creative and flexible design counsel, cost control, project management and absolute insistence on supplier service and quality. Barbara Nyke does it all.” – C & B.
“We underwent a major renovation to a century home that lasted nearly 8 months. The work included gutting 2 bathrooms and the master bedroom, rewiring the electricity, sanding floors on 2 levels, and repairing some structural problems that were uncovered during the renovation.
We stayed in the house throughout this time which added additional stress to the process. We found the whole experience rather daunting.
Barbara was wonderful.
She worked with us every step of the way and helped us get through the myriad of tough decisions that otherwise would have been overwhelming. We found her to be very flexible and helpful in bringing design ideas together that would satisfy our diverse tastes. At the end of it all, we ended up with results that we were really thrilled with. I highly recommend Barbara and NIKKA DESIGN.” – L & K.