Allen Drive




Design, Furnishings + Styling


Custom New Build

"When we decided to build a new house that backed onto a forest, we knew we wanted to carry the great outdoors in. We needed a large stone fireplace, hand scraped floors, barn board detail, wood beams, and space that would be perfect for entertaining. What we didn’t know was how to pull all the rooms together so that they flowed with the feeling of a 'sophisticated lodge'. Patti Wilson was the first and only designer that we met with. We felt very comfortable with her from the beginning and could tell that she understood our vision. We hired Patti to design the laundry room, mudroom, great room, kitchen, and three bathrooms. We managed the project. Some of Patti’s selections for material and colour combinations were completely outside anything that we would have picked...which is why we hired her. We didn’t want a cookie cutter house that was plain and expected; we wanted a space that mixed patterns and materials and delighted the eye. A couple times, we weren’t 100% sure about the suggestion, but we trusted her, and we’re thrilled we did. I thought wallpaper in the laundry room was crazy; now it just might be my favourite room. In the end, our project came in on budget, and we have a home we love. We appreciate Patti and her team (Robyn and Nancy) for all their work and going above and beyond to help us create our 'sophisticated lodge'."

-Joanne & Andrew S.