Testimonials

The Perfect Artwork Tells the Story

Art is an important part of your life – it defines your space – it defines who you are – it impacts how you feel and it tells your story. I had the pleasure of working with Viali, a well established design company in Ottawa, who was working with a client in the States. It was obvious to me how Linda took the time to know her client to ensure that she recommended Canadian landscapes that told her client’s story carefully. I work with many designers as a gallerist and what I like most about Linda is her ability to find the perfect painting that not only fits the space but carefully tells the client’s story. Art is an important investment and designer like Linda can really make the difference and allow you to make the right decision.

The Gordon Harrison Gallery
Canadian Landscape Gallery
www.gordonharrisongallery.com

Medical office and home renovations

We have had the pleasure of working with Linda Price-Bennett as an Interior Design consultant on our medical office renovation and as Project Manager on our personal home and property renovation. These projects have yielded excellent aesthetic and functional results with Linda providing a high level professional involvement throughout.

On both projects, Linda met with us regularly for planning purposes, to seek our preferences and direction, and to share her research findings in a timely and logical fashion. She applied innovative and creative thinking in all aspects and was always willing to explore estimates, options or resources that were suggested.

Linda managed the timelines and budgets of the many aspects of our personal project. This required much organization as this involved legal matters, local grading/hydro items, waterfront issues, landscape design, pool/spa items, home exterior, mechanical aspects, electrical and lighting considerations, security/IT/entertainment aspects and interior design, as well as interactions with our general contractor and subcontractors. Linda displayed skills with trouble-shooting and problem-solving and provided efficient communication.

We would be pleased to recommend Linda and are thankful for her gifted abilities and assistance on our projects.

Ambrose Au, MD, Bsc, Msc, FCFP
Lydia Lo, MD, FCFP
Cornerstone Family Medical Centre
Brockville , Ontario

“A Family Room with a Kitchen in it”

Linda did a wonderful job on our renovation. She listened to us and nailed the essence of what we wanted – “A family room with a kitchen in it”. She then layered in nuances and ideas that we never would’ve conceived of – including desk space and furniture and colour ideas.

Linda worked collaboratively with the local contractors – getting relatively smooth results in a hot market.

I whole-heartedly recommend Linda. She was a pleasure to work with and the spaces she created are wonderful to live in.

Gary Bunio,
Calgary Alberta

Outstanding! Dramatic! Fun!

Outstanding! Dramatic! Fun! I don’t know how to thank the Design Consortium enough for the beautiful results they created in my hair salon. Linda was fantastic, organized, professional, and great to communicate with. She respected our input and ideas and took them to a whole different level!

Jess Tinette
Ottawa, Ontario

Expert skill, vast knowledge base

I have had the privilege to collaborate and work with Linda on several design projects. Not only is she extremely professional, personable and a pleasure to work with, but her design philosophy and expert skill is apparent in all the work she does. Her individual design style is always beautifully executed and leaves everyone she works with overly satisfied. Truly an eclectic and elegant designer with a vast knowledge base. Looking forward to a continued design relationship with Linda Price-Bennett

Nolan Cipriano
Project Coordinator,
Herman Miller, Toronto

Ideas, recommendations and professionalism

We had seen a number of projects the Design Consortium had completed for friends and colleagues and knew with Linda’s guidance we could create a home we would be happy in. Linda’s ideas and recommendations, and professionalism made the whole project a success. Linda walked us through the process, and helped us make decisions that we are happy with today. We can recommend the Design Consortium without hesitation or restrictions to anyone planning to make their place of business or home a beautiful and functional place.

Bernie and Margot Frith
Brockville, Ontario

Quality transformation

We hired the Design Consortium to help us with the redesign and redecoration of our new home. Linda was always a pleasure to work with. She and her team provided great concepts that produced simply beautiful results. The quality and attention to detail in each aspect of her work was superb. Transforming our home in a way that addressed all of our wants and desires has made a huge difference in how we enjoy our family time.

Michelle Vannesik
Ottawa, Ontario

Toronto Oasis

Thank you, Linda and your team of creative professionals at Viali, for the beautiful job you did creating the pied a terre of our dreams.  It was like Christmas the first time we turned the key and entered our apartment!  Everything was just as it should be – comfortable, elegant and easy. We enjoy every moment we spend in our Toronto oasis.

Noelle Bergin
Toronto, Ontario

Top to bottom new home design

Over the last 2 years, Linda has been an integral part in helping with designing and finishing our new home.

I enjoyed the process of working with the Design Consortium as we built our new home. Linda contributed in all aspects of the project.

Linda provided us with excellent support and guidance in the areas of lighting both in location of electrical and selection of fixtures, color schemes in paint, finishes and flooring, selection of furnishings, and home decorating – that pretty much sums up the whole home being completed from top to bottom.

Giving direction and guidance for the finished product and working closely with us, Linda guided and supported the process all the way.

Her biggest attribute was listening to me and providing suggestions that would compliment my direction for my home. She is very easy to work along side with and I enjoyed the process with her.

I can confidently recommend Linda as an expert in her field no matter what the “project” is.

Angela Denstedt
Thousand Islands, Ontario

Creative and stylish

We have used Linda’s Services and we are more than happy with the service provided. Her overall professionalism and attention to detail were evident from the very beginning. Her creative and stylish ideas have transformed living spaces into beautifully unique but yet personalized spaces. We trust her with our clients and would highly recommend The Design Consortium.

Mary Ann Keary
Broker, Royal-LePage Realty
Brockville, Ontario

Beautiful, sophisticated spaces

We contracted Linda Price-Bennett to help us renovate and re-design the living room and entry way in our Mid Century Modern riverfront home. We have nothing but good things to say about our experience with her. Linda really listened to what our needs were and took the time to get to know our style preferences. She did an excellent job focusing on our artwork to ensure it created the right level of drama in the space. The result is a beautiful, sophisticated and functional space that integrates the exterior views and colors of the river, with the interior of our home. We will love and enjoy this space for years to come. Linda was clear, organized, accessible, worked within our budget and always met deadlines. As a result, the process went smoothly and was surprisingly stress free.

Linda was a joy to work with. We would recommend her without hesitation.

Sue Lounsbury
Ottawa, Ontario

Top quality yields higher resale value

Viali has been a real asset and support to me as I work with my clients. As a Sales Representative I realize the importance of having quality contacts within my sphere. Linda’s professionalism and knowledge in interior design and staging have been invaluable to both myself and my clients. Linda has the ability to offer both design advice and sourcing the necessary items to assist a client to prepare their home for sale. In my experience, this has provided my clients with a better opportunity for a prompt sale at a higher price. If you are looking for a true design professional call Linda

Maureen Walsh
Royal LePage
Ottawa, Ontario

Lake Simcoe Retreat

I wanted to thank you again for all of your help selecting fabrics and getting things together. I have had many compliments on the furniture and window treatments at the cottage and visitors (and family) keep telling me it has never looked better. Your ideas on the washroom were brilliant and have made logistics much easier. You are very talented.

Margaret Walton,
Lake Simcoe

A beautiful place to live

I have been working with Linda for the past 7 yrs. During that time she has made our home an inviting, unique and beautiful place to live. Working with Linda is pure pleasure. She is prompt, committed, artistic and practical. She listens carefully to what you are looking to achieve and then creates that and more. We have loved the rooms she has designed for our family. Having worked with other decorators over the years I am at times shocked to find how much attention to time limitations and detail she gives. Every room has been finished exactly when she told me it would be for the price she told me it would be. Linda’s rapport with the trades is admirable and she supervises all the work so it is done with little or no intrusions to our daily lives.

I have recommended Linda to many of my friends and they have all been thrilled with the results.

Sue Hynd
Brockville, Ontario

Hire a Professional

Linda Price Bennett is a professional, highly creative individual who definitely chose the right profession given her wonderful talents in the areas of interior decorating and design. Recently, I hired Viali to provide consulting services for a couple of decorating projects in my home. She took time to listen and I was impressed by how quickly she was able to understand my needs and assess my personality and style type. Her decorating advice exceeded my expectations and with her creative flair, she proposed ideas I never would have thought of. My advice: hire a professional like Viali – she’ll save you time, money and stress-less.

Gayle Chicowski,
Ottawa, Ontario