Nikka Design

Interior Decorators
44 Hesketh Court Toronto ON M4A 1M6
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Private User reviews Orangeville, ON

Professional, helpful

Excellent work, provided us with recommendations that we could not have come up with ourselves. Thorough, helpful, listened to our needs, and asked us questions we didn't know we needed to consider!

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was a pleasure to meet with you and provide you with interior design consulting & recommendations. All the best in your new home!

carlacpeacock in Toronto
carlacpeacock in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

Design times two

Barbara first helped us with our upstairs renovation where we took a dark awkward floor design and converted it into a bright, welcoming space. Her attention to detail resulted in better use of space and functionality. As we started planning our main floor renovation, we immediately went to her to review our ideas. She listened to what our needs are now and what we plan to do five years from now and she provided great options for floor design, storage ideas and managing the day to day clutter of a home office, and kids' school work and activities. We found it invaluable to start our renovations with her advice.

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Carla, thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was a pleasure to meet with you and provide interior design consulting & recommendations to help you maximize the enjoyment of your home for you and your family!

4 reviews Toronto, ON

Condo design

I asked Barbara from Nikka Design to help me redesign my condo. I was looking to add more storage and make my space more usable for entertaining. Barbara had many good ideas and was easy to work with. I found her to be professional, enthusiastic, and friendly. I would definitely hire her again and I would recommend her to friends.

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Hi Sarah, Thank you for your review of our design consulting service that we provided you. It was a pleasure meeting with you. We hope that our professional recommendations will help to enhance your lovely home. We are always here to help you in the future should you need our services again. We would appreciate your referrals. Thank you. Barbara, NIKKA DESIGN.

Sharon Tam in North York
Sharon Tam in North York
1 review Toronto, ON

Home Renovation

Barbara came in over double the budget that we had given her. Although we agreed to this, we were surprised that we needed to pay for her communication time. We ended up paying $8,000 and then cancelled the project because we found that she could not give us a realistic budget. In the end we got an island from Ikea. $8,000 for an island. While we love our island, it's was a pretty expensive lesson in dealing with interior decorators.

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Hello Sharon,

We worked together six years ago in 2012; we are surprised to hear about these concerns in 2018.

We take customer service seriously.
That's why in our Design Agreement we explicitly state that all of our Design Time spent on client projects is billable, including communication time with client meetings. We review our agreements with our clients to respond to any questions and to clarify anything. Our total Design Time amount was included in the preliminary project budget presented to you - which you approved - as you stated above. It's unclear and confusing then why you also stated above that you weren't provided with a realistic budget...?

We provide realistic project budget costs based on several factors, including the total amount of design time we estimate a project would require and the quality level of products that our clients have in mind.

Ultimately, it's incumbent on our clients to direct the total investment amount. If a client feels that the budget isn't realistic for them, then we are happy to advise on how to reduce the project budget to make it viable.

Professional interior decorators like myself and as an industry work super hard to help our clients. Most of us, including myself, have the best intentions to provide excellent client service. Sometimes we make an honest mistake. If a client isn't happy with a part of our service, we ask that they broach it with us in a private setting so that we have the best opportunity to resolve the issue either ideally during the project, or as soon as possible after the project has been completed.

We are always available for communication and look forward to solving design dilemmas for our clients.


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Diane A.
Diane A.
1 review Mississauga, ON

Extensive House Renovation

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.

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Thank you Diane for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure helping you and your family to renovate, update and enhance your home.

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Private User reviews Toronto, ON

Main Floor Design

We had the pleasure of working with Barbara while planning the redesign of our main floor layout. When we contacted Nikka Design, Barbara promptly returned our phone call, listened carefully to our needs and immediately responded with a visit to our home for a face to face consultation. She is highly knowledgeable and asked all the right questions to get to know us and what we like. She had great insight and we value her experience and knowledge. I would definately work with Barbara again in the future and I am happy to recommend Barbara and Nikka Design to others.
Jean H. North York, ON

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Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of NIKKA DESIGN. I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you.

Stephanie Simonik in Toronto
Stephanie Simonik in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

WHOLE main floor renovation

We were lucky enough to land Barbara as a key member of our designing team when we were chosen for Property Brothers. She was just such a pleasure to work with from beginning to end - keeping our vision and lifestyle needs at the forefront. Barbara is an expert in her craft and knowledgeable and gave us great direction and suggestions along the renovation process. She made great suggestions of things we would have never even imagined was possible in our living space.

We are beyond happy with the end result - it is more than we could have expected.

We would recommend Barbara to friends and family and anyone who is undertaking any type of reno in their home.

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Thank you for your wonderful review Stephanie! It was a pleasure to work on the design and renovation of your main floor together with Jonathan and Drew Scott of The Property Brothers and help you and your family make it a home for you to enjoy. I'm delighted that you and your family are thrilled with the results.

Margaret in Woodbridge
Margaret in Woodbridge
1 review King City, ON

Family Room

Barbara of Nikka Design, was professional, listened very well and helped me discover and determine my style preferences.
She was very easy to work with, taking me through a step by step process within my budget. Her passion for good functional design was evident throughout.
I would highly recommend NIKKA Design to anyone.

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Thank you Margaret for your positive review and recommendation. My goal with every homeowner's project, regardless of scope, is to ensure my client's delight with the design outcomes.

David in Kensington Market
David in Kensington Market
8 reviews Toronto, ON

Apartment Interior and kitchen Redecorating

Recently I moved into a condo unit which needed a facelift throughout as well as a complete kitchen renovation. Barbara prepared a design plan and budget, and managed all the work done which included new floors, lighting, furnishings, closet interiors, kitchen cabinetry and countertops. The work took a bit longer to complete than expected, but that was due to issues beyond Barbara's control. I am very pleased with the results-Barbara helped turn a tired old space into a comfortable, functional and stylish home!

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Thank you David for your review and the great compliment that I helped turn your space into a home! I hope that it brings a smile to your face everyday.

Ted S in Toronto
Ted S in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

Complete Bathroom Reno - all surfaces and eco-luxury fixtures

“NIKKA DESIGN completely revamped my cramped and gloomy bathroom into an inspired "eco-boutique-style" space! It takes a lot of skill to combine beautiful design with a practical reno approach. I especially love Barbara’s custom-designed sustainable vanity. She listened to what I wanted and made excellent recommendations for things that I didn’t know that I wanted and needed. It was a pleasure working with her and her team. I highly recommend her!”
Edward, Toronto

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Ted, it was a pleasure to work with you also. I'm delighted that you enjoy your new bathroom. The creative process was satisfying for me as well to custom design the
eco-spa-like retreat. Thank you.

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More about Nikka Design

Hi, My name is Barbara.

I’m the owner and principal designer of NIKKA DESIGN, an interior design and interior decorating studio in Toronto.
I design and decorate residential interiors across the GTA, including Toronto, Oakville, Etobicoke and Vaughan..

I'm offering VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS at a special price with a free gift of an additional 30 minutes of complimentary design time. Please call to book your appointment.

With a specialty in Kitchen Design, I know how to design kitchens that are beautiful and super functional for all of your kitchen requirements.

Do you want to start enjoying your kitchen more? Are you frustrated that it doesn’t work for you anymore? And maybe you want to cook and bake in it, but you hate to be in this space?

Because it’s the heart of the home, allow me to help you enjoy your kitchen where you will love to be and spend more time with your family.


Barbara was a guest designer on "The Property Brothers" TV show.

I helped to redesign and renovate the entire main floor of a suburban 1960s home that included: the foyer, dining room, living room, kitchen and family room. Please see our Gallery for some photos.

Barbara designs modern and luxurious interiors.

"We design exceptional spaces. Our desire is to serve our valued and respected clientele by transforming how you live and work.
"We rely on experience, expertise and impeccable integrity to complete projects on time, on budget and with stunning results".

Our Services Include:

E-Design consultations - Inquire for details.
Interior Design
Interior Decorating
Outdoor Room Design
Space planning
Sourcing & Selection
Computer drafting
Project Management
Model Homes
New Build Design
Kitchen & Bath Design and Renovation
Custom Cabinetry
Custom Furniture Design
Colour and Decor Consultations
Window Treatments
Art Consulting & Custom Framing

Interior Decorators, Interior Design, and Kitchen Planning & Renovation
NIKKA DESIGN has exclusive trade access to a range of design products, including: furniture, custom orders, unique lighting, flooring, stone and tile, fabrics, custom window coverings, storage solutions, environmentally-friendly design materials, antiques, ready made artwork or commissioned pieces, accessories, etc....
Virtual Design Consultations, Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Bathroom Renovation, Kitchen Renovation, design plans, sustainable design planning, Outdoor decorating, Space planning, furniture recommendations, custom window treatments: draperies, blinds, shades, Kitchen design, kitchen renovations, bathroom design, bathroom renovation, functional lighting design, Artwork & antique selection, Flooring treatments: soft, hard, salvaged, Wallpaper & special wall treatments; Drafting: 1D/2D/3D/, Virtual Reality Experience of your designs, Review and provide recommendations of architectural plans, Elevations plans (vertical planes), Customized millwork, Our Services Include: Interior Design Interior Decorating Outdoor Room Design Space planning Sourcing & Selection Computer drafting Renovation Project Management Model Homes New Build Design Kitchen & Bath Design and Renovation Custom Cabinetry Custom Furniture Design Colour and Decor Consultations Window Treatments Art Consulting & Custom Framing
Provide our clients with access to all major design brands as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.
We help you to find your style.
NIKKA DESIGN specializes in kitchen design.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed throughout the entire design process.
e-transfers, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, cash
Interior Decorating Certificate, Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University, Public Relations Cert
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