Testimonials

  • We were planning a large renovation and contacted a number of companies. What set Dawn apart was her process and understanding of what we were looking for. She recognized immediately what was important to us, and that was to make this experience as stress-free as possible, but at the same time we really appreciated her candour. Dawn provided a few design options and was very easy to work with as we made many adjusts. In the end we were very happy with the results and Dawn was the biggest reason we enjoyed going through this experience.

    Marco C.
  • Amazing experience! We can’t say enough good things about Dawn. She helped us with our kitchen design and the process was seamless. She is a talented professional who will save you hours of time. We will definitely use her again in the future and recommend her to family and friends.

    Lisa G.
  • We have worked with Dawn on two separate occasions now and we have been blown away both times! Dawn really listens to what you want and makes great suggestions based on your individual needs. She always goes above and beyond and makes the design process fun while minimizing all the stress. Thanks for everything Dawn and we look forward to working with you in the future!

    Leslie S.
  • Dawn was amazing to work with and we now have the bathroom of our dreams! She was very friendly, professional, responsive, and reliable, and very quickly understood what we wanted and helped us create exactly what we were looking for. She’s got great taste and our new bathroom is the envy of all of our friends! She dealt with any issues that came up very quickly and smoothly. I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again!

    Allison S.
  • Thank goodness we hired Essence Designs to redesign our kitchen! Dawn (along with Jota Designs) provided us with beautiful and functional ideas that were well adapted to our family’s lifestyle, well beyond what we could have imagined on our own. Dawn never hesitated to answer our numerous questions and was always ready to offer extra help if needed. We truly appreciated her honesty and integrity in her work and would welcome any opportunity to work with her again!

    Nathalie F.
  • Our experience with Dawn was nothing but the best. She had some great ideas for our kitchen and I can’t wait to see it all finished. She worked us through all the steps to getting our kitchen redone and is very knowledgeable. She was a pleasure to work with. Always prompt and friendly. We highly recommend her.

    Kathy M.
  • We had an initial (general home decorating) consultation with Dawn several years ago and then asked her to help us design our new kitchen in 2016. We enjoyed working with Dawn so much. She really heard us, we felt very well taken care of, and she was so accommodating all the way through. She made the process very fun for us, and we felt good about our decisions because we trusted her guidance. Thanks so much again, Dawn!

    Leslie C.
  • We wanted to hire a designer for some questions we had, and get her recommendations. Well, hiring Dawn turned out to be way more!!! She definitely filled our goals in less than 2hrs, and some more, WOW! after her visit, we received her detailed notes AND she emails various vendors with our specific/detailed needs, example pictures, so those vendors can take it from there without us having to re-ash it all! And… those emails allow us to get some more discounts out of those vendors. WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED!

    Sylvie L.
  • One of the best design consultations I have bought! We are planning to use her services in the future. She is awesome and very professional. Thank you Dawn!

    Stephanie C.
  • Dawn has always demonstrated a unique style of management skill when it comes to design & logistics.
    Her true nature of being proactive and doing more than expected has always been her greatest strength. She can think outside the box without compromising the function and aesthetics of any space.
    All her projects are handled with professionalism and patience to ensure confidence with the client. In working with Dawn for numerous years we have seen how her exceptional design style has inspired countless satisfied clients and that is why we shall continue working with her for many years to come.
    She is a truly talented individual.

    Joe & Tania Palazzolo, Jota Designs Inc.
  • Dawn Simpson was excellent. She was knowledgeable, professional, flexible, and insightful. As we plan our kitchen renovation, we will definitely value the information she imparted to us.

    Pattie C.

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