From Christine ( Mitchell, Ontario )
I have been working with Cynthia for a couple years on a large fieldstone farmhouse renovation project.
This renovation project started when I was expecting my fourth child, working full time and my husband was entering his busy season at work. Needless to say, I needed help!
Cynthia was involved in all stages of our renovation process, from reviewing the design plans, choosing cabinetry, flooring, paint colours, window coverings… you name it!
My biggest concern when renovating one half of our old stone house, was that the house would feel like ‘old house / new house’. Cynthia’s attention to detail and incredible network of suppliers were invaluable.
For example, the gentleman who built our cabinetry (ordered through Cynthia’s studio) does not have hydro, a phone or a car and did all the work by generator- how cool is that? I never would have found him, and he did an immaculate job of our cabinetry- and the quality and unique old-school style could never be achieved at a ‘run of the mill’ cabinet shop.
I have no hesitation in recommending Cynthia to anyone doing renovations or building a new home. I know Cynthia is quite capable of working with any style (modern, traditional, etc.)- but I know first-hand that she can knock the farmhouse style out of the park.
On a personal note- Cynthia and Kent have become like family and I will very much miss working with them. Though, I’m happy to report they still stop by from time to time when touring by our farm.
From Jane & Peter ( Goderich Ontario)
We were very pleased with the service and results of Cynthia Weber Design in the major renovation of our cottage. Cynthia transformed our 1960’s vintage cottage decor into a modern up to date open concept design. She provided the professional advise that we required to move confidently forward with this project. We would certainly recommend Cynthia to anyone thinking of undertaking similar renovations. We were extremely pleased with the results and look forward to enjoying our new and updated cottage.
From Michelle S ( Goderich Ontario)
Cynthia is exceptional…her ability to capture the essence of your personal style, and raise it to a whole new level, is second to none. She visualizes the subtle details that will take a project from special to spectacular…while maintaining a high level of respect for the budget. She’s truly a rare find!
From Colleen ( Waterloo Ontario)
My experience with Cynthia was excellent, from the initial design to installation. Her design suggestions were thoughtful and reflective of my needs and personality. I finally have a warm and welcoming living space to share with close friends and family. I love the style, fabric and comfort of all the pieces, her ideas have transformed my home and I love it!
From Sylvia ( Bayfield, Ontario)
Shortly after my husband and I built our dream home, I realized that
I needed professional help with curtains and fabrics.
Cynthia was a fantastic help! Not only did she immediately note
and adjust to my preferred decorating designs, she also organized
the project much more efficiently than any other interior designer
with whom I have previously worked. Thank you Cynthia for making my
vague vision come to life in my home! I would highly recommend her services!
From Trish, ( Bayfield, Ontario )
“We felt fortunate to have purchased a charming, but dated cottage in a great location in Bayfield. With my visual arts background, I felt fairly comfortable making changes to the interior, but I was totally lost on what to do with the exterior. I had admired the changes done by Cynthia to the Little Inn in Bayfield; it looked fresh and updated, but still maintained it’s original beauty….exactly what I wanted for our place. We arranged a meeting to talk about possibilities, and to see if we would be a good fit. I was astounded with what came out of one hour with Cynthia – she had arrived well-prepared and had obviously researched options before our meeting. She had colour chips for the exterior, and idea pictures of ways we could refresh the face of the house – from inexpensive changes to “if expansion was in the plans…”. With her ideas, we are now excited about our home’s potential!! Cynthia was very comfortable to work with; I appreciated her friendly, no pressure manner. I would highly recommend her, and look forward to our working together as our project unfolds.”
From Marie, McDade, (Goderich Ontario)
We hired Cynthia to oversee the redesign and renovation of our open-concept kitchen, dining room, living room and entryway. She worked within our budget and existing pieces, adding custom furniture, draperies, designer lighting, and a fresh modern direction for our countertops, backsplash and hardware. We entrusted Cynthia to select artwork and style pieces. Everything was delivered within budget and ahead of schedule. She is professional, talented, and we would highly recommend her!
From Brad Ashbourne, ( Port Albert, Ontario)
We recently purchased a cottage property on Lake Huron, and quickly found ourselves ‘frozen’ in terms of where to start with paint colours, furniture, and overall design. We had some ideas of what we wanted the final look and feel to be like, but needed some help in order to get started.
Being new to the area and not really having any contacts, I decided to poke around a bit online, and came across Cynthia’s website, so I decided to give her a call.
Right away I knew she would be able to help, and didn’t feel intimidated in the least.
We met with Cynthia at the cottage. She was extremely professional, confident, and obviously well experienced, but she also listened to our ideas and freely offered opinions which where much appreciated.
We now have a game plan, and the confidence to move ahead.
Excellent value, and money well spent as far as we’re concerned.
From J Dillon, ( London Ontario)
My husband I spent Mother’s Day at the Little Inn in Bayfield, Ontario.. We were impressed with the recent renovations done to the Inn and inquired about the Designer. We were given Cynthia’s name and contact info. We were looking to update our home and Cynthia met with us and offered several suggestions. We took them all! We updated our kitchen island with a beautiful butcher block countertop, we added new window coverings, stools, pillows, stair runner – all beautifully coordinated. We had a bench and mirror made for our front hall and a live edge bar. The furniture and countertop were pieces of art – beautifully made. The cost was entirely reasonable and we met our budget. Cynthia was timely, professional and creative. Thank you! We are loving entertaining in our updated space.
From Susan S, ( Goderich Ontario)
Cynthia did a great job on our living room/dining room design. The custom furniture looks spectacular. She was thoroughly professional and creative. Everything blends perfectly.”
From Jane, ( Grand Bend, Ontario)
“I was so apprehensive to change our cottage from the way it always was. It is hard to mess with tradition! You quickly conveyed that you understood the “cottage life” and the importance of maintaining the character and spirit of the cottage. I never expected that I could trust someone so well to leave our cottage completely into their hands. Your care with refinishing our existing antiques, plus the addition of the new modern pieces is absolutely beautiful. We were thrilled with “the reveal” and we can’t wait to spend the summer in our new beach house.”
From Emendee, ( Goderich, Ontario)
“Cynthia is the consummate professional and a delight to work with. A talented designer, she brings a level of dedication and enthusiasm to a project that will make you feel as if you are her only client. She will guide you through a process that is not only respectful of your history and priorities but one that will help you release the full potential of your home. Cynthia will craft a vision that integrates sometimes disparate elements to create a unified, beautiful space. Her attention to detail and pursuit of quality is unwavering, and they produce results that are second to none.We were lucky to find Cynthia and have nothing but positive things to say about our experience of working with her. She helped us transform our unfinished lakeside cottage into the home we always wanted and knew it could be. We could never have got here without her!”
From Joanne, Owner of The Little Inn of Bayfield
“When we embarked on the extensive renovation for the Little Inn, we knew there was only one design team who could fulfill our vision for this very large renovation and restoration project. We asked Cynthia to create a design concept that would be fitting to the history and stature of the Inn. What she came up with spoke to us right from the beginning. Her suggestions throughout the process from using local craftsman to layering in unique imported elements all added dimension and interest to the design.
She has helped us transformThe Little Inn of Bayfield into a perfect setting for our guests to relax and be pampered. Whether a dinner with friends, a romantic weekend away or a wedding, we know the memories made here will be as beautiful as the surroundings now are.
Cynthia and her husband Kent have been an amazing couple to work with, they always went above and beyond to make sure the project was on time and on budget. They were never afraid to get their hands dirty, and always did whatever was required to meet all the challenges of such a huge project. Their vision, attention to detail, outside the box thinking, and their respect of the inn itself and it’s heritage never failed to amaze everyone involved. We can’t thank them enough!”
From Sandra, ( Zurich, Ontario)
“Cynthia has been wonderful to work with. Her creativity and ability to see my vision has been great! She’s so easy to talk to and great to bounce ideas off of. Her enthusiasm and passion for her work is contagious! I would recommend her to anyone!”
From Bill & Cathy, ( Bayfield, Ontario)
Cynthia Weber is like a magic prism through which one’s dreams of a perfect home can come true. Unlike some designers who bring the same set of ideas to each project, Cynthia listened intently and openly to our wishes and preferences, and then, when she really understood what we were trying to accomplish — without having any idea how to achieve those goals ourselves — she employed her extremely impressive combination of imagination, creativity, and (to us) jaw-dropping sourcing capabilities to bring our dreams to fruition. She works tirelessly to make sure clients are satisfied, and is brilliant at suggesting ideas, large and small, that turn every unformed client desire into 3-D reality. My wife and I were amazed at Cynthia’s uncompromising quality, speed, reliability, meticulousness, creativity, resourcefulness, and kindness. Not only is our home a far, far sweeter place than we ever could have achieved without her, but Cynthia’s overall aesthetic has extended to other parts of our lives as well. It’s fair to say our life is better in general having worked with and been inspired by Cynthia.
From Donna, ( Bayfield, Ontario )
Cynthia is so talented. She listened to what we wanted for our cottage, and made it even better than we had imagined. We went from owning a cottage stuck in the mid-eighties to one that was more contemporary, relaxed, and comfortable. Gone was the yellow and blue colour theme, the tired furniture, and dusty check curtains. In their place, was a bright, airy, refreshing colour theme (white and aqua green) with new furniture that was comfortable and inviting, and bedrooms that were comfortable and cottagey, without looking caught in a bad time warp. We, and everyone who visited us last summer, loved what she’s done to create our oasis on the water. We highly recommend Cynthia!
From Chris, ( Kitchener/ Waterloo, Ontario )
Cynthia was referred to me by a friend to help me start a family room makeover I had been dreading. With so many styles of furniture out there I had no idea where to begin. Cynthia came over prepared with fabric swatches and listened when I was trying to explain the style I was looking for. Shortly after she helped me pin down a fabric for my new sofa and love seat. The rest is history and has come together beautifully. She is always there via text to help me with an accessory choice and even helped my daughter piece some decor together for her room in university. I would have to say a new friendship has formed and I look forward to her helping me with more projects down the road.
From Nicole, ( Grand Bend, Ontario )
I found Cynthia’s name on the web. I liked the design of her website, spoke with her and we haven’t looked back. She has been tremendously helpful in helping my husband and me transform our lakeside cottage into a wonderfully comfortable, well designed haven. She and I chose a piece of material with navy, light taupe, citron yellow and deep aqua from which all the colours for the furniture and paint were drawn. The cottage has a sophisticated nautical sensibility. The three bedrooms are wonderfully restful. We didn’t change the small footprint of the cottage but is feels transformed with light and wonderful views which were heretofore obscured.