Category: GTA West
Submitted by Catherine Goslan, Comfort & Joy Interiors
Photo Credits: Photo: Agatha Bak, Design: Studio H
On behalf of the GTA West Chapter, I would like to welcome Custom Home Decor as a new Affiliate Member of CDECA. They are a to-the-trade workroom based in Oakville, and I have had great experiences working with them on several projects, so I welcome the opportunity to share information about this valuable resource with our members. Agatha Bak and her team at Custom Home Decor consistently deliver high quality results and unparalleled customer service. Agatha approaches working with design professionals as a creative artistic joint venture. She is involved in all phases of the process, from check measure to installation, and always strives to make us look good in the eyes of our clients.
Agatha is a young, modern-minded entrepreneur who keeps up with the latest trends, but she is also passionate about traditional couture sewing techniques, and preserving the artistry of those skills. She sought out and completed training in Europe to hone her skills, and in turn, trains her staff to meet her exacting standards. Custom Home Decor offers a range of unique, truly custom options in the work they do, such as:
Swarovski crystal accents
Hand painting on fabrics
Silk pleating to create custom trim
While you would expect their premium quality to come at a premium price, happily that is not the case with Custom Home Decor. I have found their pricing to be quite reasonable, and they do not have surcharges that a lot of other workrooms have, such as surcharges for working with silk or velvet, or surcharges for inspecting fabric for flaws, etc. Their prices for window treatment fabrication also include supplying the lining (and interlining when required for the application). For coordinating toss cushions, they offer good quality feather inserts at a price point that rivals lower quality products available elsewhere.
Custom Home Decor continues to grow & expand the products and services they provide, which now includes:
· Fabrics, with lines not available through other trade suppliers in the GTA West area, such as:
o Designer’s Guild
o Osborne & Little
o Romo Fabrics
o Unique Fine Fabrics
o Kravet (who has a Mississauga showroom, but Oakville may be more convenient for some)
· The following lines of window treatment hardware:
o Paris Texas
o Deco & Deco
o Canadian Drapery Hardware
o Robert Allen
· Custom lampshades
· Upholstery & re-upholstery, including marine applications and re-touching & re-finishing wood components.
Custom Home Decor has new offerings planned, which include:
· A new drapery program with a pre-selected set of fabrics to choose from at 4 price points, which reduces fabric sourcing time and ensures that you can have custom made drapes in 2 weeks!