“If you can’t find it – design it” – Massimo Vignelli
Educated in San Francisco California, Maria received an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She relocated to Montreal in 1985 where she started her profession with a Retail Design firm.
Since 1993 Maria was associated with 3 major North American retailers, being responsible for store design, project management, construction, and store openings. During this time, two major projects received important awards. The first was nominated for “Store of the Year” by the International Shopping Centre Association, while the second was selected as “Retail Business of the Week” by Creativity of Montreal for the design and architecture. She also received 3 “outstanding employee recognition” awards.
In 2007 she continued her career with a Toronto based retail design firm as an account director. She was responsible for the Quebec based clients managing the store design and project management. Due to her networking and resources, the client base quadrupled over a short period of 2 years.
This relevant experience allows Maria to understand retailers’ requirements from an inside perspective. Maria has always been extremely dedicated, professional and a talented designer. She is responsible, “hands on” and detail-oriented. Her passion for the design and construction fields reflects in the success of her projects from beginning to end.
Since January of 2009 she successfully offers her personalized services directly to her clients using her vast experience and network of contacts in the industry.
Maria is a certified Interior Designer, NCIDQ National Council Interior Designer Qualification, a member of APIDQ, Association professionnelle des designers d’intérieur du Québec and IDC, Interior Designers of Canada. She is also a partner at TKG, Theo Kalomirakis Group and is responsible for the Interior Design of home theater projects. Read Maria’s design column on Cineluxe‘s luxury home entertainment website.
We maintain a professional and objective relationship with suppliers and contractors. All projects are managed to completion successfully and on time. We represent the highest industry standards, professional ethics, and abide by current building codes.
Our commitment is to provide detailed comparative information to allow our clients to make informed decisions that best suit their needs.
We maintain responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of our design plans and specifications.
We collaborate with our clients to facilitate the realization of their vision right through to the successful completion of each project.
Each client is as different as each project is unique in respect to space, budget, and countless requirements involving design consideration and materials. We focus on our client’s needs and strive to exceed their expectations.
We coordinate the services of the most qualified industry professionals. We deliver a turnkey solution in managing suppliers and contractors. Our objective is the ultimate satisfaction of our clients.
We are transparent in all transactions with suppliers and contractors on behalf of clients. No commissions or kickbacks are awarded or accepted. We accommodate our client’s wishes to work with their trade resources or ours.
We respect the privacy concerns of our clients and do the utmost possible to protect their trust. Your custom design remains proprietary and is not shared with others.