SUE KAY & COMPANY
My thoughts on design stem from my family values. The idea being that the best design follows function first and is beautiful in the process.
It’s not about having the best of everything but rather making the best of everything you have. I was raised in a frugal but quality living family. You bought something good quality and when it was worn out you got creative and reinvented it in a “waste not, want not” mentality. Some areas of design warrant an expenditure but these should be select high impact spots that give you premium function and exceptional long lasting good looks. I appreciate all styles of design from the most contemporary to the most primitive as long as the design has good bones and key style elements. I am a biophillic ( love/respect of nature) and practice the art of “lagoom" or “just enough". These two elements combine to a high use of natural elements that are timeless and understated. I believe spaces should speak your language in a space absent of clutter or excess. Your design should reflect a great sense of what is important to you. So if you are unsure of your style or don’t know where to start I am here to help you discover and reveal your uniquely curated space... the best possible place in the world to call home.
Sue started with Benjamin Moore in 1980 in a trendy design based shop in Toronto.
In 1995 , Sue moved to the Barrie area still working with Benjamin Moore paint through Allandale Decorating Centre a boutique paint shop offering exceptional service. While working and raising her family Sue built four personal homes and one large renovation as well as assisting with multiple homes for clients. During this time sue created an exclusive paint , colour and stain line. She also painted numerous murals, had a 13 episode home show, appeared on several TV shows including HGTV, still does public speaking and has helped raise over $50,000 for local charities through her wine and design sessions and donated artwork. As well as continuing her business Sue now sits as the chair of the advisory council after participating in forming the curriculum for interior decorating program at Georgian College. Sue annually attends and contributes to an international summit with the Colour Marketing Group, an association that researches and develops world colour trend forecasting. Sue has been awarded multiple times as Barries Readers choice award over 20 years. Sue s testimonials speak volumes about her personal connection to her clients that soon become a part of her extended family.