I’m Vanessa Ferro, a designer serving York Region and the broader Greater Toronto Area. Though I can create beautiful spaces in virtually any style, my specialty is transitional design which balances both traditional and contemporary elements to achieve a timeless appeal. (See below for descriptions of each of these design styles.)
I believe strongly in using items you have to infuse a space with interest and meaning – which is why I always look for ways to incorporate personal collections, family heirlooms and antiques – along with carefully curated new elements, of course.
For me, inspiration is everywhere. I find it through extensive research, travel and in old world interiors that have withstood the test of time. Whether you live in a countryside estate, a rustic beach cottage or an urban townhouse, I’d be delighted to help you create a space you can’t wait to come home to (whatever that means for you).
I will add unique personality to the look of your home by incorporating whimsical touches – from one-of-a-kind finds to unexpected art or wallpaper to a surprising fabric on a chair or throw pillow. These touches of whimsy require a bit of courage and confidence but are a great way to create a home that doesn’t look like anyone else’s.
Regardless of whether you’re looking for colour recommendations or full design support for a major renovation, the process starts with an in-home design consult. From there, I can provide as much or as little support you need for a flat hourly fee.