Design is in the details. Everything matters.
Sheree Stuart Design’s signature interiors are elegant, timeless and personal. We balance light, proportion, color and texture to create inspiring and interesting spaces. Our furnishings are of the highest quality materials, built with craftsmanship to last for decades. Our spaces reflect our clients’ personal style, experiences and interests.
Our work has been locally and nationally recognized with awards such as ‘Best of Houzz’ and ‘Top 10 in Ontario’ for Kitchen Design by Subzero and Wolf. Stuart Design is proud to be shortlisted for two our our projects for the International Design & Architecture Awards for 2018.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- I am a fan of the blues – navy, teal, steel blue….any blue will do! Blues are timeless, soothing and elegant and can suit any room.
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- The Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. Its traditional style and view of Chinese junks in the harbour lets you step inside another world that transcends time. The hotel’s signature scent takes you upon arrival.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- Evernote is my number one technology, but my pencil and notebook still trump that. I take them everywhere to jot down ideas, inspirations and sketches.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- Paris. Although there are many other trend-setting cities, Paris is still it for me. Paris is at the front of the line when it comes to fashion, art and design.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- I lived in London for several years and The Orrery had a real impact on me when I visited there. The food is classic French (and delicious and beautiful) and the décor was perfect.
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- My favourite small museum is the Cabinet War Rooms in London. The museum depicts the bunker war rooms where Sir Winston Churchill plotted and planned his actions during the second World War. It is truly fascinating!
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- Coffee and my iPad, of course. I love to pour a coffee and get cozy with my Texture app which has all of my favourite design magazines. I save inspirations, products and images for later in the week. I could spend hours reading – but eventually I have to get on with my day!
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- Travelling. I was fortunate to travel extensively before my design career. My interiors draw on inspiration from these travels to Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Europe. I incorporate a wide variety of cultural influences into my designs. I admire Michael S. Smith's work for his layering and incorporation of history and places.
- How do you keep it all together?
- Sleep and my supportive husband. And I love what I do so that makes it easy!
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- Groomed. I prefer a tailored and groomed garden. That usually entails symmetry and some manicured hedges in perfect lines – straight or curved – it doesn’t matter.