Susan Nielsen & Goran Fernlund – Client
“We could not be happier with our Good Space Plan. The Good Space staff were so kind and helpful, and they really did an amazing job getting to know our tastes, and what we were looking for in our space … or, more importantly, how we wanted the rooms to function and how we wanted to feel in those rooms. Neither of us has a great design sense, just a sense of “I like this/don’t that” and Good Space was able to focus all of that into a gorgeous plan that we could then execute.
The plan was incredibly detailed, including fabric recommendations and the names of stores where we could purchase the things they were suggesting. They took out a huge part of the leg work, and basically all of the aggravation. Instead of having to go to twenty stores and look at hundreds of sofas, for example we went to two stores, compared prices and made our choices based on the style and colour scheme suggested in our plan.
Other great things about the plan. You can take it at your own pace. We were implementing the plan a section at a time, when finances and time allowed.
I truly can’t say enough good things about Good Space. For time strapped (and in our case, also somewhat design challenged) people, this is an incredible service. I am convinced it saves you money in the long run – no “big purchases” that you regret when you get them home, and no endless, exhausting and irritable days traipsing from store to store. With your Good Space Plan you save literally days of your valuable time, and possibly marriages!”
I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so...
I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too…
I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars.
I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home
– this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous
joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband.
Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.