Whether a full renovation or a small detail, Emily Griffin brings a level of creativity, professionalism and thoughtfulness that is not only inspiring but invaluable. I have worked with Emily for 8 years and she has not only created a beautiful house but a home that reflects who we are as a family. She takes into account every detail of each project. Emily is passionate, intuitive and budget conscious: a rare combination. Her personal attention to every step of the design process is outstanding; from ensuring I understand the vision, to prompt attention to any of my concerns, she has held my hand through our years together. The result continues to be my dream home!

Emily Griffin brings a level of creativity, professionalism and thoughtfulness that is not only inspiring but invaluable.

We are two busy professionals with a young family. This is our first time working with an interior designer, and Emily has helped us with the complete interior design of our newly constructed home. If you want to stop reading now, Emily is absolutely, hands down the perfect choice for whatever your project may be. We actually found Emily on Houzz along with a number of other interior designers whom we interviewed and referenced for our project. We were searching for a professional that understood our family and our vision for our dream home. Most importantly, we were seeking someone that was honest, easy to work with and very accessible. Within minutes of speaking with Emily, we immediately knew that our search was over.

Emily is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is an extremely talented, accessible and dedicated professional. She has a honed ability to completely understand her clients no matter their style, and achieve far beyond their dreams while staying well within budget and always on schedule. She is incredibly creative, and decisive but always very flexible with her clients. You can be as involved or uninvolved as you wish (we were both at times) and Emily will get the job done with perfection. She constantly inspires confidence and provides exceptional results at every step of your project.

We wholeheartedly recommend Emily Griffin without reservation for all of your interior design requirements. She is absolutely amazing!

S Bernstein

Stephanie Houghton, who is with Emily Griffin Design, is a gifted interior designer who is passionately committed to her work and really showed up for us.

Stephanie listened to us very carefully and was able to help us develop a vision for our home and ensure it was realized. She came up with an amazing, well thought out, integrated look for our condo, that really reflects who we are and which has a lovely balance, freshness and flow to it throughout. We love our new home! We are a new couple who were just moving into together and Stephanie was very thoughtful in integrating and making use of our varied pieces, including an antique Brazilian rancher’s dining room suite, Chinese antique furniture, art and rugs.

There is no way we could have pulled together all the elements involved in this design on our own, which included: built in closets and book cases in the bedroom; taking down the wall between the kitchen and the den; building in a workspace in the den that included a custom, wall-mounted, American walnut book case and built-in desk; new kitchen which integrated Ikea with custom millwork; a transformed washroom; and hardwood floors throughout. In the washroom, she created new storage space by borrowing part of the front hall closet and knocking down a wall.

We also hired her to find the contractors who worked on the unit and to oversee the whole project, which was a godsend for us when the general contractor did not complete the reno to our expectations and Stephanie took care of it, bringing in specialist contractors who brought it up to our standards within the initial estimated cost, aside from additions we agreed to during the process that went beyond the original vision, but were well worth the investment. It is amazing having a dedicated designer and tough negotiator looking after your interests and protecting you.

It was great having Emily Griffin as added back up during this whole process not to mention her gifted eye for hanging our many, quite varied art pieces.

Bill and Sjarif

We hired Emily Griffin to lead the renovation and design of our entire house and we could not have done it without her. As a busy working mom I needed my hand held for this enormous 9 month renovation project. She worked closely with the architects and contractors throughout each phase. She designed every detail of our beautiful kitchen and 4 bathrooms. She provided stylish options for light fixtures, paint colours, millwork and furniture while keeping within our budget. Most importantly, she made sure the design and flow of our house reflected who we are and how we use space. We found the quality of her advice, judgement and problem solving exceptional. Thanks to her our beautiful new home has greatly improved the quality of our lives and we are very grateful for Emily’s work.

E McConnell
We wholeheartedly recommend Emily Griffin without reservation for all of your interior design requirements. She is absolutely amazing!

We were looking for ideas and a design Professional to refresh our cottage, which was not ancient, but needed to be refreshed. We are busy lawyers with not much spare time and we were blown away by how Emily was able to deal with our busy schedules, come in under budget and most importantly take our cottage to the highest level. We did Kitchen, all rooms and a guest house. We’ve now hired her for our home in downtown Toronto. She listens but adds values. We got to the point of deferring to her creative ideas. Very happy clients.

B Facey | J Soloway

We started in August 2014 completely decorating our new house. Emily is a true professional and takes incredible care of her clients. She has amazing style, wonderful presentation skills (husbands) and balances the budget with a mixture of sources. She is patient and respectful but also helps move us along if we get stuck. I am so happy with everything she has done. My house is gorgeous. I can’t imagine having done this project with anyone else.

D Soloway

With great vision and sense of style, Emily guided us through so many decisions for our new country home. She is extremely organized, efficient, and respectful of a budget. She pulled together a mixture of new and old that is perfectly suited to the space and our wish to have a comfortable gathering space for friends and family. We couldn’t be happier!

M Bloemen
Her attention to detail is extraordinary and the overall look she creates is classic but bursting with personality.

Emily recently completed her second project with us, decorating most of our main floor including the living room, dining room and powder room. We are thrilled with the results and are planning for future projects with her. Emily is creative, has great contacts, and gets the job done. She listens and helps you figure out what will work with your lifestyle. She also makes the process fun and painless, we can’t wait to work with her again and have already recommended her to friends and family.

L Soares

Emily has helped us out with a few projects. Excellent updating to our home in Toronto as well as our cottage and helping out with our home in Florida. She is very efficient and organized and has some wonderful ideas. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

L Richardson

I have worked with Emily Griffin on two of my houses and she is simply the best. Emily is incredibly creative, always budget conscious, but most importantly she creates spaces that don’t look like everyone else’s. Her attention to detail is extraordinary and the overall look she creates is classic but bursting with personality. I highly recommend her!

M Stefaniew

We worked with Emily and Stephanie on the interior design of our living room, dining room and entrance way of our new house. This was the first time we had worked with interior design professionals. Emily and Stephanie made it a fun and extremely creative experience. They were able to balance my budget and vision for the space with creative mix of “save” and “splurge” pieces. We really enjoyed our experience and everyone loves spending time in the spaces they designed. They have become our favourite rooms in the house. Highly recommended.

L Francini