Testimonials What people are saying about soulstyle
“From the moment we engaged Tracy Black of soulstyle we instantly felt her warmth and confidence for the project. Her pragmatism and aesthetic continued throughout allowing us to collaborate without worrying if our vision was going to translate well into the ultimate finished project. Not only was her design process streamlined and easy, her attention to detail was impeccable. She was able to narrow down our choices for all furnishings, fixtures and finishings, as well obtain the best possible pricing for us. It made our lives so much easier within the process as we didn’t have to source anything and visit multiple shops to seek competitive pricing. As well, it ensured the overall design’s look and feel was cohesive, something we would have struggled with otherwise. Tracy’s organization and attention to detail was beyond anything we ever expected. She kept tight timelines in collaboration with our contracting team, ensured no detail was missed and was really the quarterback of the entire project all the while maintaining her (and as a consequence, our) humour. Her ability to source the best possible pricing basically paid for her services but the level of service we received was priceless. We couldn’t have asked for a better fit for designer, and so look forward to working with her again on any large or small project we have.”
Farah Jamani-Pencharz & James Pencharz
“When I first met Tracy, I really had no idea what I wanted to do with our dated kitchen and bathrooms. I knew I wanted more cupboard and countertop space in the kitchen and wanted a fully accessible shower in our ensuite, but I didn’t have a clue what needed to be done to achieve that objective. Tracy came up with a design that never, in a million years, would either of us have considered – and we LOVE it. She has given us the kitchen and bathrooms of our dreams!! I remember early on in the planning stage, I said to Tracy – I’m so scared I’ll make a mistake, and her reply was – I won’t let you – and she didn’t! I tend to get overwhelmed when faced with too many choices, and Tracy held my hand through the whole process and made the decision making as easy as possible. She is meticulous in her attention to detail and followed up on every order to make sure everything was here when it was needed by the contractors. Not only are our new bathrooms and kitchens beautiful, they are functional and Tracy made sure every drawer and cupboard was as functional and pleasing as possible.
Tracy kept us fully informed throughout the whole process and almost daily, I said to her – what would I do without you? I meant that most sincerely. She was wonderful to work with and I was fortunate to find such a great designer, but even more than that, I feel I have acquired a new friend. I highly recommend Tracy for any project you have in mind. She listens to what you like and don’t like and she incorporated every one of my ‘wish list’ items into our new space. Tracy, I can’t sing your praises loudly enough – you did an awesome job!”
Leo & Irene Puzinas, Burlington, Ontario
Renovating your house is a very daunting task. You want to feel like you are doing the right thing– that the amount of money you are about to spend will be worth it in the end. Our worst fear was that we would do all of this work and spend a lot of money only to find out we didn’t like our new space. With that in mind we asked Tracy Black to help us. We wanted someone with experience and someone who had the ability to envision the space before it was built because we couldn’t. We are so thankful that we enlisted Tracy’s help. Not only did she provide us with a floor plan that we would have NEVER considered, but she also delivered on all other aspects of our renovation. Tracy truly listens to your concerns with your current space and designs your new space with these concerns in mind. She sees the whole picture and even has insights that you haven’t considered. She helped us stay on budget, choose finishings, and literally bent over backwards to make sure we got the house of our dreams. We are extremely pleased with our new place and Tracy played a huge part in that becoming a reality.
Kim & Casey Greenwood
We have been working with Tracy for almost 9 years through three different homes. She first assisted us when we renovated our basement and with her direction we were able to furnish it with versatile quality furniture that was reasonably priced and looked incredibly stylish. When we moved to our next house, she did a shorter consultation, as we didn’t have to invest in much furniture because everything that we had bought in our first home also worked in our second home! All of this furniture is now being used in our third home! Tracy made the process of decorating our home easy. She narrowed down choices to a manageable number of options and then we chose the one we liked best. Even couch shopping was easy!! She narrowed it down in terms of styles and fabrics, and 30 minutes later we were done. We absolutely recommend Tracy as an interior decorator. She is trustworthy, honest, and has saved us money in many ways. She stays within budget and sources excellent pieces from a variety of sources, which includes making practical suggestions to save money. Our final comment is that Tracy has an eye for even the smallest of details and executes her ideas flawlessly. She did a great job at decorating multiple rooms in our home and we couldn’t be happier. She’s a pleasure to work with and we continue to recommend her to family and friends alike.
Baj and Karen S., Orangeville
“We started off going to several of the ‘Big Box’ stores looking at cabinets, plumbing fixtures, etc. It soon became very apparent that we needed someone that could turn our thoughts into something that met our needs, was affordable and was installed with the care and attention to detail we wanted. The type, colour and size of the ceramic tile that was installed on the floors and walls, the selection of plumbing and light fixtures, the vanity she designed and the counter tops, all came together complementing each other and exceeding our expectations. The careful attention to detail throughout the project from design, installation and presentation to us was phenomenal. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Tracy to anyone contemplating a home renovation project or simply anyone considering changing a rooms’ colour schedule, layout etc. With Tracy’s thoughts and ideas and a contractor that can carry them out – a home owner has a winning combination.”
Cynthia & Keith Higgins, Oakville
“It was with absolute pleasure and awe that I walked into my new home after the renovations had been completed. You turned my tired 17 year old house into a home with energy, style and warmth. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you as we designed the kitchen to meet today’s style points while still meeting my personal requirements. You guided me to making smart choices that would make the most impact to the home while maintaining a budget. We were in nearly daily contact while you walked me through all the important decision points and I missed you so much when the project wrapped. You are honest, dependable and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, you have an impressive knowledge of color and the effects of lighting. Your ability to pick colors to compliment any room was invaluable, especially when it’s necessary to make a 17 year old washroom dated tile look less, well…old!
Along with your undeniable talent, you were the glue that kept the project on track. My family was relocating from the East Coast to Oakville and you were my eyes and ears when I couldn’t be there. You kept in contact with the contractor for me, kept me informed of the time lines. You managed all the discussions, organized the changes and communicated it all perfectly. You always managed to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of everyone during the trying times.
Without a doubt, I would confidently recommend you.”
“Thank you so much for helping us get our house in order. You are truly amazing and have a gift. Thank you for being such a great and caring person. I can truly see that you love what you do and take care of the people you do it for.”
Stephanie DeFazio, Brampton
“Tracy is a marvel! We were thrilled with all her guidance, advice and help with our double bathroom project. She has an eye for design and ear for the kind of design that her clients are looking for. I know that she saved us both time and money. She was very dedicated to our project and she made sure that we were absolutely happy right until the very end. She even has a way with dogs;) We highly recommend Tracy and look forward to working with her again.”
Karen & Larry Boothroyd, Georgetown
“Best thing I did was hire Tracy / soulstyle. She made an overwhelming experience become an exciting project with an actual vision! Tracy, your ideas and advice were priceless! If you are thinking of doing a major redecorating project, or you need help with some finishing touches to complete some rooms, or you are re-painting, or you need some Staging to sell – then you need to contact Tracy…She’s talented, professional, a fantastic person, and most importantly, a gem to work with. Tracy, you were truly a life saver, thank you for making my house a home, I couldn’t have done this without you & your guidance!”
Jackie Kalia, Richmond Hill
“Wow – I’m just relaxing in the family room laying on the couch looking at all the detail – it is so great I really can’t express my appreciation! Its more than I had hoped for and it is sooooooo relaxing – the colours are great and the “feel” is home. Thanks for all the care and detail you put into every room and nook and cranny – you really went above and beyond… it was wonderful working with you and getting to know you! You’ve been easy to work with, understood my style, efficient – took care of all the details, met deadlines, great connections and contacts to get things done, kept budget on track, etc. etc. You were fantastic and I would recommend you in a heartbeat!!”
Barb & Bill Byckowski, Etobicoke
“Wow we can’t say enough about our experience working with Tracy / soulstyle during our home renovations. Dealing with Tracy was unintimidating, the lines of communication were always open allowing our questions to be answered promptly and honestly. Tracy’s command and understanding of style and colour transformed our home from ordinary to elegant. Her level of professionalism made our renovation experience effortless. Thank you Tracy. It was so refreshing to do business with a company that listens and is truly customer oriented. You’re amazing.”
Lorne & Christine Moore, Vaughan