Testimonials

See what our great clients have to say about the Sealy team:


“Your advice prior to building was extremely valuable. After I left your office, I looked over the plans and tried to see it through your eyes and realized that it wasn’t so good. So I started all over again, believe it or not, implemented all your suggestions and came up with a brand new plan. We have been enjoying and loving living here for almost 5 years. Thank you once again for all your constructive and professional advice. Well worth the visit!!”
– Helen M.


“Well now I’m excited! That was fun this morning – I’m glad I went. I was a little daunted by the choices I thought I would have to make but it turned out to be exciting rather than a chore. Thank you.”
– Carol M.


“We are still in the planning stage but so far quite impressed with our consultations and Karen’s recommendations. Looking forward to the process.”
– Janet R. (client)
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“The entire team at Sealy Design Inc. is amazing. They are so knowledgeable and friendly! We (Value Wood Floors Inc.) have been working with Karen and her team for a number of years now and honestly feel like we are a part of the extended design family. We truly believe that Sealy Design Inc. always puts their best foot forward and strives to create the best possible designs for their clients. Keep up the GREAT work!”

– Value Wood Floors Limited (colleague)
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“We have had the privilege of forging a great working relationship with Sealy Design over the past several years. Woodcraft was contracted, on several occasions, to build some custom pieces for Sealy Design’s clients. Karen Sealy and her team have an in-depth understanding of design, exceptionally professional and are great with there clients. Thanks again for all your help!”

– Oliver Kremeris, Woodcraft Furniture
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“Karen Sealy came into my space and immediately saw the potential and made interesting and functional suggestions from the very beginning, noting how to take advantage of what was already there, and what absolutely needed changing. My foremost focus was making the space (a loft unit in a converted building in the Queen West area of Toronto) more usable, as i felt there was a lot of wasted space and disorganization.

Karen and her team understood what i was looking for, and executed in short order. every room is better. The layout makes better use of space. the furniture choices are spot on. And it’s beautiful. From the moment people walk in, they are struck by the space, and it’s not even near done on the decoration front. That sense of ‘WOW!” is a testament to Karen’s keen eye. As just one example, the entrance area and laundry room areas were basically huge unused space wasters. I had an idea for how we might redo that space. Karen’s ideas were far better, and took better account of how I liked to live than I, myself, was considering. I wish I had good photos to demonstrate! And when I do, I’ll post them. or Karen will. They will be posted.

Timing-wise, I was quite ambitious in terms of speed. I had to have my expectations rejiggered (this was my first renovation). It’s quite remarkable actually — almost all the renovation and furniture delivery and setup was done by August 2013, and I only first met Karen at the beginning of February, 2013.

Budget: it was not cheap! But you’re paying for basically a first class turn-key solution, that is as pleasant as it probably can be. I think it was worth it.

That’s not to say there weren’t bumps in the road, as there always are for complicated projects. but Karen is a fantastic problem solver, and such a great people person. She’s smart, creative, and fun. It was a pleasure to work with her and the Sealy team. I’m sitting in my space right now, and i’m sooooo happy.”

– orcaomar
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“I needed to have my kitchen renovated. Sealy Design Inc were able to make it happen. They turned a old kitchen into a new modern space that had better function and form. The kitchen was gutted and had new life. The colours, appliances, countertops etc were all quality pieces that made the kitchen look so spectactular. I could not have dreamed this up myself and I am truly happy with Sealy Design Inc.”

– jhewittwilliams
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“I had my first consultation with Karen Sealy for redoing the main floor of my house. It was the most awesome experience I have had for a long time!! I am not very design savvy and Karen had great, practical ideas for my taste and budget and quickly understood what I was trying to tell her about my “style”. She is very professional and very easy to be with. She explained the entire renovation process to me and made sure any questions I had were answered. I was totally satisfied with my first encounter and plan to continue the renovations with Sealy Design Inc.”

– Carol M.
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“Our kitchen renovation has been in limbo for 3 years now. I had been completely stressed about taking the next step in the renovation process for fear of making a mistake. So, we decided to hire Sealy Design to help us finalize our space plan, once and for all. From our initial contact with the very helpful and friendly Diane, to our consultation with Karen, we are truly glad we made this decision!

Karen was awesome to work with. From the moment she stepped into our home she was offering ideas and suggestions; I could see her wheels spinning. She listened to our needs and concerns and then offered many “crazy ideas” to help us think outside of the box. As well she guided us in understanding the most functional way our open floor plan should be laid out. By the end our meeting we had a kitchen floor plan, furniture layout, curtain ideas, lots of built-in storage and she had saved us money by offering some simple solutions that we never would have come to on our own!

Our consultation was so productive that the moment Karen left we started moving furniture and taking out cabinets! We look forward to meeting with Karen in the near future to embark on another project!!

You are welcome back anytime, Karen!”

– Mel & Al
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“Great experience working with, loved the design had fun! Great end product and a very happy client overall. Karen is very professional and knows her stuff!”

-mjmolloy
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“Karen and her team designed our kitchen, bathroom and dining room and I would give them the highest possible recommendation. Karen is so warm and friendly and always takes the budget into consideration while not compromising the quality of the finishes she chooses. The whole Sealy team is so friendly and accommodating – they will go above and beyond to ensure you get the best possible experience in your dealings with them. Most importantly, the finished product is outstanding. We couldn’t be happier.”

-namidu
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


“Karen designed our kitchen and has provided other design and decorating advice for a few smaller projects as well. Every penny spent for her services was well worth it since in some cases she saved us from making costly mistakes that I think we would have grown tired of quickly. The spaces she designed for us are clean and uncluttered, but warm and personal at the same time. She is a lot of fun to work with and even just hiring her for a one- time consultation will give you lots of food for thought and projects to work on slowly as your time and budget allow. As a person who had never hired a designer before, or came from the type of family who had money for such a thing, I felt somewhat strange about it, but as I stated, I think she saved us money in the long run and the spaces she designed for us still take my breath away ever time I enter.”

– Jody C.
5stars
(via Houzz.com)


John and I want to say thank you very much to you and Karen for reworking the new sketch. We really appreciate it. Both John and I think that it will work out great and are very excited. It’s amazing how Option 1 of your original sketch looks even better with a little bit of tweaking that you’ve both done in incorporating our revised ideas. What great teamwork and team we all are, if I must say so myself!

Love the bookcases behind the sectional idea. As a matter of fact, I was just on the Sealy Website yesterday and was looking at those same pictures that were posted on the site that showed the Waverly Den with those bookcases and I said to John that I should mention to you both that I really liked the idea of those shelves above the sectional when we were to speak again and whether we could incorporate something like that in our reno. Also love the idea of the ledge at sofa table height for a place for a drink as well, (I can envision us all drinking wine together and celebrating our new basement reno as we are seated on that sectional/ledge combination) . I love some of our thinking alike, it’s crazy.

If no one told you today, we’re telling you both that you are both awesome!!!

Thanks to both you and Karen again. Can you tell, we’re just so so excited.”

– Mickey & John


“WOW!! The Summer Home program featuring my Snug was truly fantastic. Not only did it feature a great cottage make-over but it really captured the essence of my family – who we are and how we live, love and laugh together (including Simon’s generosity of time and building efforts – I really think he could have a future in TV). Thank you for making the process so easy for us. I can’t remember when I met a team that was so positive and enthusiastic about their work. That positivity and enthusiasm certainly rubbed off on us making the filming easy and fun. And, Karen’s talent and personality was the icing on the cake.

I like to think of life as an opportunity to collect a series of “memory moments”. The Summer Home experience certainly comes close to the top of my list.

On behalf of the McKenzie Clan I offer my heartfelt gratitude and praise for the very fine work you do. If you are ever in Bracebridge know there will always be a Muskoka chair waiting for you on the dock.”

– From Patrice, featured on SUMMER HOME (“The Snug”)


“Well, I just watched my episode in the conference room with my colleagues – they’re all amazed with your creativity. Thank you for a wonderful job done for us, not to mention, you’ve included my two fur balls.

Let me know if you want to have a glass of wine or two when you are in the neighborhood – you know you have an open invitation.”

– From Ella, featured on SUMMER HOME (“Honeymoon Sweet”)


“We loved the our episode and had a good laugh at ourselves. So glad that some of the filming
was not made part of the episode thanks to the editors. The makeover experience was great the cottage is so absolutely perfect for us now. We would like to thank Andrew, John, Atilla, Brad, Dee-Dee, Allison, Karen, Kim, Stephan, Matt, Shannon, Marco, Alan and his crew, Pat and his crew and everyone else that we did not necessarily get to meet. Thanks to all RTR Media Folks. I was so delighted to meet each and everyone of you. You obviously all love what you do. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. Thank you for the encouragement and professionalism.

Many thanks to Karen Sealy and her suppliers, all products used are better than we could have imagined sourcing ourselves and are of the best quality. Thank you to Alan Heron and his contractors the workmanship is A1. Thank you to Andrew Richardson for the beautiful furniture and for letting us keep the 2 lounges – we are making good use of them). Thanks to Greenbank Nurseries everything has survived nicely. The BBQ or should we call it MANQ is great – thanks Napoleon.

I think a re-union would be in good order – more food and great music on the fabulous deck and an ‘Andrew show tune’! We have been busy siding the bunkie to match the cottage – we may even attempt a mini deck and arbour just so they match. What a wonderful experience. Many many thanks.”

– From Corinne, featured on SUMMER HOME (“The Great Outdoors”)


“Working with the Sealy Design team was a fantastic experience. From early on, it was clear that they understood what we were looking for and always managed to come in with suggestions and recommendations that were innovative, exciting and within budget! The team could always be counted on to bring a high level of professionalism and energy to the experience. The end result is a perfect reflection of our style and personality – thanks to everyone at Sealy!”

– From Marianna Ciocio


“We had a great holiday in our new space. Everyone loved the design. I lived in my kitchen the entire time. It is the best kitchen I have had ever!!!!! We are still entertaining and our friends love it. Last night we had a dinner party and they loved our ‘chic’ but warm new space.”


“Sealy Design Inc. made our dreams come true!! Karen understood our budget, interpreted our wishes into realities and gave us more than we dreamed possible.”


“Thank you for all your design ideas to transform our space. We just love our main floor. It is beyond what we expected…”


“We wanted to let you know that we are extremely pleased with the way everything turned out. Now that we have been in the completed home for a couple of months, it is truly remarkable that you could design a project on paper that functions so well in a living setting. Every room has this extravagant feel to it and what a pleasure it is to show our friends and family this home.”


“As far as the kitchen is concerned we are in heaven. Can’t believe it has been a year already. But everyday I look around and can’t believe it is my space. We all love it and the boys are learning to cook…lol… I have entertained a lot and have had up to 15 people sitting down and eating. We love it and are so glad we did not move. I get a lot of compliments from everyone and I am sure to tell them it was your design that made the difference.”


“After using our main floor for nine months there is NOTHING I would change. The space is amazing and I can’t believe it’s all perfect.”