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We Received Regular Updates With No Surprises

We asked Cathy Bristow of Left of Center Decorating to assist us with the renovation of our home. She made excellent recommendations and collaboratively worked with us and the construction company to give us a brand new look. Introducing an open concept to the main floor, the same hardwood flooring on the first two levels, built in cabinetry, custom drapes, lighting, paint colours, front door and fireplace were many of the details that flow so well now.


The budget was adhered to and we received regular updates with no surprises. Cathy would always give us three choices on items to choose from. We would recommend Left of Center Decorating and will contract again in the future. Thanks again Cathy, we love it!

Rhonda and Paul Martin

Kitchen Design to Maximize the Small Footprint of Our Space

Cathy Bristow worked with us in the spring of 2018 to support us with design decisions during the renovation of the entire main floor of our home, as well as the addition of a basement bathroom. Cathy provided us with kitchen design suggestions to maximize the small footprint of our space. Working within our budget, she advised us on decorative choices, as well as sourced and ordered quality materials such as hardwood flooring, floor and shower tile, backsplash tile, plumbing fixtures, door hardware, light fixtures, paint etc. Cathy was able to simplify the decision-making process for us and her suggestions resulted in the light, airy, contemporary look that we wanted.


Throughout the process Cathy was patient and professional, and she responded quickly to our questions and concerns. It was a pleasure working with Cathy and thanks to her input and advice we are now enjoying our lovely new space!.


Jacqui and Peter Harper

Cathy Makes It All A Breeze

I have only dealt with Cathy. I can promise you with out reservation that she is talented, professional and extremely in touch with your tastes and perception of your project.  We did a very large addition to our home. I was having a terrible time getting the furniture, faucets, tubs- you name it. It’s very difficult to find somethings and even more difficult to get them! Cathy makes it all a breeze. She understands what you like and narrows down the search so your time spent on these things is cut down to a minimum. You would not believe how time consuming even choosing paint can be!

She has some incredible connections with trades and services that have worked with her for years. They give her projects priority. Also a huge asset! They respect her and she respects them. It’s a wonderful thing when you see how they help each other out. 

If Cathy says the construction company is a good one then I’d believe her. She did her own very large home reno last year and would certainly know first hand. She will also be your advocate if there’s any issues.  This was the first time I’d ever hired a designer and I wouldn’t think twice about doing it again. She’s reasonably priced and worth her weight in gold. We have a very old home and had to blend old with new. 

The Heppell's

Worked With Our Space And Budget

I wholeheartedly recommend Cathy Bristow at Left of Center Decorating to anyone north of the city looking for a professional decorator. Cathy listened to all my ideas and was able to incorporate them into a plan that worked with our space and budget. She was able to source items from her long list of vendors and show me the differences in price and value.  Her love of decorating is obvious from her confident and enthusiastic manner, which put me at ease as a “first-timer”. 


I thought that choosing custom draperies would be a daunting task but Cathy made the process simple for me, showing me well-chosen fabric samples and looking through hardware catalogues together. Emails were returned promptly and appointments were kept. She personally delivered the fabric to my home as well as the hardware. When the drapes were sewn and hung, she wanted to come by and see the final product, which was quite beautiful and suited the room perfectly. I could not have done this myself.



Katie Toksoy

Saved Me From Making Costly Mistakes

I highly recommend Cathy Bristow for any decorating or renovation projects you may be considering. She has helped me decorate and furnish my work space and my home over the past few years. Her assistance with paint colours and furniture choices has saved me from making costly mistakes, and I have always been thrilled with the finished results.


Cathy’s insight and experience has made decorating projects enjoyable and exciting. She has helped me recreate my living/dining room this year and I look forward to working with her again renovating  my kitchen, in the near future. 


I have referred family and friends to Cathy and they have all been as pleased as I was with her contagious enthusiasm and professional advice.  I would not hesitate to recommend her for any decorating or renovation projects.  



Angela Pucci

Carefully Listens To Her Client’s Thoughts And Suggestions

We have hired Cathy for a variety of decorating projects within our home and have always been exceedingly happy with her outstanding and knowledgeable advice and exemplary customer service.  She is creative, efficient, organized, and dependable.  Cathy carefully listens to her client’s thoughts and suggestions, and then brings her decorating expertise to the table to complete the design process.


We highly recommend Cathy Bristow for any of your decorating projects! 



Shelley & Steve Young

The Results Are Breathtaking

What began as a kitchen renovation quickly grew into a complete overhaul of our main floor, including a total rework of the family room and a new powder room.  The results are breathtaking – we couldn’t be happier!


Cathy managed the ever-changing scope of our project seamlessly.  Her creativity, passion for color and uncompromising drive for excellence and attention to every last detail have created an exceptional living space that is beyond anything we could have dreamed of ourselves.


Beth David

The Process Went Very Smoothly

I have had the pleasure of working with Cathy Bristow, an accomplished decorator and the principal at Left of Center Decorating.  Cathy helped me choose a warm and enduring fabric for my kitchen chairs which she also arranged to have reupholstered.  The process went very smoothly, and before I knew it the chairs were back and professionally tailored.  

Cathy has also helped me select fabrics and paint colours for my living/dining area to make it an inviting retreat and a space in which I’m happy to entertain friends and family.  I would, and indeed have, recommended Cathy’s professional services to friends who have also been delighted with her professionalism, talent, patience and careful attention to detail.  

C. Schouten

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