what we do

Living Concepts is a Thunder Bay-based interior design studio that specializes in residential projects throughout the city and surrounding area. Originally founded by Susan Halstead in 2003, Living Concepts soon began blending interior design consulting with high quality home furnishings, catering to budgets and styles of all types. After a busy few years in the retail business, Living Concepts shifted back to its roots: Creating beautiful, yet functional spaces in order to accomodate our clients’ personalities and lifestyles. This can involve anything from choosing colours for first time home-buyers, to a complete re-design of an outdated floor plan. No matter the scale of the project, Living Concepts will transform your house into a home.

WHO WE ARE

Kirsten Novak

Designer, Living Concepts
Fanshawe College - Interior Design Diploma
Confederation College - Business Marketing Diploma

Sue Halstead

Founder of Living Concepts
Rodec International - Interior Design Diploma
Confederation College - Business Marketing Diploma

services

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IN-HOME CONSULTATION


$100.00/hr - max. 2 hours *travel time extra if outside city limits*
  • Review of existing layout
  • Thorough site measure
  • Discussion of expectations, scheduling, budget goals
  • Initial suggestions/reccommendations

Conceptual development


$75.00/hr - fee waived if space planning package is purchased
  • Direction on paint colours, fabric, furniture, accessories, window treatments, lighting, etc.
  • Setting the overall tone and style of the space in the form of a sample board (ie. images, colours, illustrations, textiles, etc.)

SPACE PLANNING DESIGN PACKAGE


Kitchen & bath - $5.00/sq. ft.
Other (living room, bedroom, office, etc.) - $2.50/sq. ft.
  • New layout/floor plan
  • Dimensioned working drawings (elevations, construction details)
  • Realistic 3D renderings
  • Overall design concept that fits your needs and style

CUSTOM MILLWORK DESIGN


*$ varies per project*
  • Custom designed piece of millwork that the average department store cannot offer (ie. storage unit, closet built-ins, kitchen cabinets/island, entertainment unit, etc.)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT


*$ varies per project*
  • Communication between client and project team (ie. subcontractors, plumbers, painters, etc.)
  • Keep the project (whatever it may be) organized and on budget

FURNITURE & MATERIAL SELECTION


*$ varies per project*
  • Sourcing and pricing furntiture, lighting, materials, etc. that best fit your budget and style

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