More Review's for Linda

Open Kitchen and Family Room Reno - Lisa Wellman-Patterson - November 2017
While this reno is not quite finished, it will be by the end of this week and I am so appreciative of Linda's help in turning a 24 year old, tired and worn builder kitchen into a beautiful, functional and open kitchen and family room.

Walking into my home, Linda saw the potential without the wall between the family room and kitchen, and she made it a reality. While the price point was a stretch for us, she found ways to keep within my modest budget - an annoyingly modest budget considering the scope of the work and all the other items on my wish list. When costs were higher than anticipated, she worked very hard to get the best and most reasonable quotes.

What most impressed me is that when Linda says something will get done - it gets done. And, how quickly she was able to pull together - and keep on schedule - a talented and professional team of independent contractors. From Dan at Tauvette Construction, who oversaw the removal of a supporting wall and installation of a steel beam (as well as his very pleasant and talented team), to Monaco Custom Design who built and installed the modern kitchen, to the electrician, to Andy Montgomery (the stair guy) who did a phenomenal job in giving new life on a tiny budget to hideous, worn, 90s white washed oak railings, to Joseph (the consummate perfectionist painter and his team), to her flooring guys - who laid lovely matching hardwood in my kitchen and the other team, a family affair, that sanded and refinished my horribly worn, white washed stairs and existing and dog damaged maple floors into floors that are as beautiful as they are functional.

It says a lot about her that she is able to pull together these talented tradesmen - and not only put together a very tight timeline, but keep to that schedule. I can't wait to show off my phenomenal kitchen/family room this Christmas and can't thank Linda and her whole crew more! Like on Monday.
Linda was a true professional - Tamra Benjamin - March 2017
We had anticipated a 7 week project which was completed on time and on budget. Her contractors provided quality work and she managed the project from the beginning to end. More importantly Linda was always present….she was there to provide suggestions, modifications and direction and allowed us the time to decide what we felt was appropriate. She demonstrated great flexibility as we revised our plans during the project. Like any renovation project there are touch-ups and re-work to be expected and Linda’s responsiveness to these items was always immediate and without question. We had the entire main floor of our house redone and we are extremely pleased with the results…from the design to the functionality.
Linda has the perfect combination of skills for a successful Renovation - June 2016
Linda was the project manager for our home's renovation including kitchen, master ensuite, family room, dining room and living room. Our goal was to achieve a contemporary and open, yet warm feel. She did an absolutely fabulous job - from coordinating all the subcontractors to guiding our selection of cabinetry and finishes - the entire process and end result were phenomenal. She is an extremely talented interior designer with many years of experience in project management which turned out to be a perfect combination of skills to allow for a successful Renovation given our very busy lifestyle. She is also extremely amicable and therefore was a pleasure to work with . We would highly recommend Linda Nolan Interiors.
Linda Nolan is the consummate professional - Brian Palardy, Past President, Benjamin Moore Paints Canada & President, 200 Lett Street Condominium Corporation
Introduced through a friendly reference, this is the third project she has undertaken with us and we have not been disappointed. Having worked as President of Benjamin Moore Paints where we had numerous colourists and designers I know what a talented designer can do and Linda ranks up there with the very best! She listens to the needs and desires of the client and then creates a design solution to deliver what the client wanted….and more! She is a delight to work with. I highly recommend her.
Would definitely hire Linda again! - Catherine Lombardo
Ms. Nolan took out cramped, worn-out kitchen and family room and renewed it into a practical, modern open-air living space and more. Ms. Nolan participated at all stages of the project from planning to finish. Her great knowledge of interior design and principles was very helpful at the early stages when our own objectives were poorly defined. With her help, we quickly settled on plans that were both attractive and practical. She was in charge throughout the construction, along with her excellent team, competently transformed that vision into reality. We are planning other projects and would definitely hire her again.
Thank you Linda and Shepherd's - Christiane Bauer
What a wonderful workshop at Shepherd's last evening with Linda Nolan, one of Ottawa's finest interior designers. Linda gave a great presentation on her approach to design and then opened the floor to a wide range of questions, from house, to condo, to cottage design. She was so generous with her advice on trends, materials, lighting and colours. It was obvious Linda genuinely loves to help people. She even had someone go to her car for her colour wheel so she could give them specific colour choices. What a great evening at Shepherd's - the perfect venue for design inspiration.
Our house has now gone from ordinary to extraordinary and we could not be happier - Anne Mundy-Markell
Linda took the "hopes and dreams" plan that we had created for our kitchen/dining room space, improved upon it, and project-managed it into being with a team of terrific trades people. With this positive experience under our belts, we would now never try to do even the simplest reno on our own as we learned pretty quickly that we have neither the time nor the fundamental knowledge required to handle project management properly ... nor do we have the desire to waste our money, which is exactly what the end result would be.'s a reflection of my personality...Thank you again, Emilie
Hi Linda,

As soon as you came into my unit,you had a vision! You told me I should do an open concept (take down a wall), change placement of the appliances, redirect the plumbing, paint the kitchen white, add lighting, etc... You went around the room and told me what should be done, without hesitating. I was very impressed at your confidence in knowing how to best design the room, but at first I didn't know what I should do, I had a lot of doubts in my mind: would it turn out good? Would the cost be worth it? Would I be happy? Was it even do-able?

But I decided to trust you and go all the way. Everything you had said (I took notes) went in the project, and we made it happen! Anyway, all this to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are so happy with the kitchen how, and we feel it was so worth the investment. Now, that wall is no longer there, and instead, we have a wonderful kitchen that is open and full of light! I especially like that backsplash, it's a reflection of my personality, I love the ocean!
Linda was fantastic, Isabella Roy, Manotick
Linda chose excellent colours,floors such as ceramic tiles and cabinets for the rooms. Linda also suggested how to build a mantel and overmantel for our fireplace, excellent light fixtures and kitchen appliances.
...We give Linda the highest recommendation possible... Peter and Nan Thorpe
Linda provided fantastic design and complete project management over the past ten years for our two restaurants and two houses. Our projects ranged from $20,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In each case, she listened to our thoughts and ideas and came up with her own fabulous suggestions and brought each of the concepts in under budget. In addition, to sourcing all the products and services on our behalf, Linda brought samples of everything to us for our approval. She kept us informed of progress on a regular basis and continued to work closely with the subcontractors. We were always confident during the process that she would pull it all together and she always did. We give Linda the highest recommendation possible and would not hesitate to turn over any design project (large or small) to her in the future.

Thanks Linda,
Peter and Nan Thorpe