"After deciding to change our lifestyle from our beautiful condo in the sky to build our dream home, we were lucky to cross paths with Chantale Charette of Studio 853 Design. We had a chance to view one of her projects at a luxurious penthouse in Ottawa and knew immediately that her tastes in decorating would mesh perfectly with our vision for our dream home.
The whole process with Chantale has been incredible. Her knowledge of current trends and recommended trades and suppliers have been extremely helpful and she is always aware of costs and budgets. We initially contracted with Chantale for the interior design of the main floor of our new house, but have subsequently engaged her services for our lower floor, the exterior of our house plus the landscaping of both our front and rear yards.
Chantale is a wonderful, knowledgeable professional who has also become a friend. We would certainly recommend her to anyone seeking a designer.
We hired Chantale to fully design two custom homes for an infill project 2 summers ago.
As a builder, it was great to have her input and work closely with our draftsman going over ideas and layout.
She was also extremely quick to respond to any questions we had and was extremely helpful whenever we decided to find substitutes for materials.
We highly recommend Chantale and Studio 853.
~Highbridge Construction and YourHandymen
"Nous avons fort apprécié les services de Chantale de Studio 853 Design dans la conception d’une rénovation complète de notre cuisine. Nous avons senti qu’elle était à l’écoute et comprenait le concept qui nous intéressait. Elle nous a proposé des choix auxquels nous n’avions pas pensé et qui nous ont plu immédiatement. Nous avons pu établir un plan de l’emploi de chaque armoire et tiroir afin de maximiser la fonctionnalité de la cuisine et optimiser le rangement. Ses suggestions judicieuses de matériaux et de couleurs nous ont évité de nombreux maux de tête. Le résultat final a répondu à nos besoins en cuisine, se marie bien au reste de la maison, et nous vaut de nombreux compliments. Nous n’hésitons aucunement à recommander ses services.
We greatly appreciated the services of Chantale from Studio 853 Design in the design of a complete renovation of our kitchen. We felt that she was attentive and understood the concept we were seeking. She offered us choices that we had not thought about and that we liked immediately. We were able to draw up a plan of use for each cabinet and drawer to maximize the functionality of the kitchen and optimize storage. Her wise suggestions of materials and colours saved us from many headaches. The final result has met our cooking needs, blends well with the rest of the house, and has brought us many compliments. We do not hesitate to recommend her services."
~ Julie Charland
"Chantale is a very creative designer and is an amazing listener. She knew exactly what our plans were and even more. Through our landscape, she integrated colours that brought out the look of our house. All the 300 plants are very low maintenance, as requested. Because of the size of our land and the width of our house and garage, we had to use the eyes of an expert in dimensions. We are so very happy to have trusted Chantale on that project! It was a great adventure!"
~ Johanne Thivierge
"Chantale sait répondre aux besoins du client par son écoute, son originalité et sa disponibilité. Elle a le souci du détail et des tâches bien faites. Sa facilité de communiquer avec les travailleurs impliqués inspire la confiance.
Merci Chantale! Pour ton excellent travail.
Chantale knows how to meet her client’s needs with her listening capability, her originality and her availability. She is very meticulous and the tasks are very well done. Her ability to communicate with the implicated workers inspires their confidence. Thank you Chantale, for your excellent work!"
"We had the pleasure to hire Chantale from Studio 853 to design our new office space last summer and from day one we felt Chantale was extremely a warm-hearted individual and she was simply a pleasure to work with. Her attention to details exceeded our expectations. She created a space for us that we are very proud to show our clients.
We would not hesitate to recommend her services whether it is for your home or your business."
~ Pierre Dauth Financial Services Inc
"We have been lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Studio 853 Design on a few projects and their attention to detail & expertise is second to none. We would not hesitate to recommend them for any project."
~ Capital Appliances & BBQ
"We had the pleasure to work with Chantale on 3 projects. She designed our backyard, interior loft and main floor. When she presented us the first draft of our backyard we were blown away!
She took all of our ideas, included her own and created what is today for us, our “dream backyard”. From start to finish Chantale is involved in every aspect of the project to make sure we are satisfied.
Chantale cares about her work, she’s attentive, reliable, available but most of all, she is creative."
~ Manon and Daniel
"We take great pleasure in recommending Chantal Charette at "STUDIO 853"!!
Chantale designed and contracted our pool house last summer. We would characterise our renovation as a "high end" project. She provided invaluable guidance throughout the construction in regard to the building, the exterior as well as the interior in regards to colour schemes, stones, siding, flooring and tiling, plumbing, cabinets, lighting, accessories...... She did an awesome job!!
Chantale has a very creative eye for designing and she is updated with current trends in the industry. Chantale is very professional and her expertise is beyond expected.
Chantale has a friendly, outgoing attitude that she easily maintains while remaining solution focused. She has good communication, listening and organisation. While she has definite opinions in regard to all decor and design related issues, she listens to the clients and works hard to understand their needs. Chantale is a great person and very comfortable to work with.
We love our pool house!! Many thanks to Chantale Charette "STUDIO 853"
If you are building, designing or renovating and want something unique, "high end" and very trendy, "STUDIO 853" is what you need!!"
~ Stephanie & Yves
Studio 853 was able to take the ideas we had for our new home, capture them with complete accuracy and completely exceeded our expectations.
They were extremely resourceful in finding what we wanted and offered great advice when it was time to decide where to invest.
We couldn't be happier with the outcome, and would highly recommend them. Our property now requires landscaping and Studio 853 design is our first call!"
~ Stephane & Krissy
"We have worked with Chantale/Studio 853 twice in the last 10 years and highly recommend her. 1. Chantale prepared a conceptual landscape plan for our property which we implemented gradually over several years. The details on the plan were clear, our general vision was perfected in her design and the overall result was great! The landscaping recommendations over the years were also very useful. 2. Studio 853 prepared a conceptual design for our basement, which respected our general objectives. Attention to details was provided when preparing the plan in terms of space, vision and ambience. Overall Chantale made herself available as required, within a very respectful timeline. She respects your taste and vision while courteously providing her professional opinion. In both instances, it was a very pleasant experience."
"Chantale Charette has asked us to comment on the architectural design of our garden that she did for our front yard. We are delighted to do so for the simple reason that we have been, and continue to be, so pleased with the results of her work.
Very frequently visitors to our house stop to comment favourably on the landscaping that she designed and, more importantly, we stop to admire it even though we see it several times a day.
Beyond the design itself, we have found Chantale a most professional, obliging and charming person to deal with. We have no hesitation in recommending her services to potential clients.
Should you wish to discuss her work, you are welcome to call us."
~ Rhoda and Larry
"Studio 853 helped me to review my home design and decorate my daughter bedroom and bathroom. She worked with me step by step based on my budget. I’m very pleased with their services. Studio 853 is very efficient and respects well our schedule. Always listen well to our needs; They are very creative with innovative ideas. During the design process, they provided coloured elevations, inspiration photos or sample of materials.
The next project we will be starting in the basement design. If you want to have a “Unique design” I really recommend Studio 853."