The concept of what makes a house a home is highly personal. No matter your aesthetic, budget or starting point, I can help you create a space that feels like you, suits your lifestyle – and that you can’t wait to come home to.

I’m Vanessa Ferro, a designer serving York Region and the broader Greater Toronto Area. Though I can create beautiful spaces in virtually any style, my specialty is transitional design that balances traditional and contemporary elements to achieve a timeless appeal.

I believe strongly in using what you have to infuse a space with interest and meaning – which is why I always look for ways to incorporate personal collections, family heirlooms, whimsical touches and antiques – along with carefully-curated new elements, of course.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for colour recommendations or full design support for a major renovation, the process starts with an in-home design consult. From there, I can provide as much or as little support you need for a flat hourly fee.

My Story

From a very young age, I’ve had an interest in interior design – and honed my skills every chance I could by decorating my own spaces and those of friends and family.

In 2012, with several large-scale renovations and interior decoration projects under my belt, I left my career in the financial services industry to pursue my passion fulltime.

For me, inspiration is everywhere. I’ve found it through travel, research and in old world interiors that have withstood the test of time. Whether you live in a countryside estate, rustic beach cottage or urban townhouse, I’d be delighted to help you create a space you can’t wait to come home to (whatever that means for you).

In terms of what it’s like to work with me, clients have described me as extremely creative, service-oriented and thorough. I do my best to make the process easy (and fun!) so you don’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated – all while creating a beautiful end-result. For a peek at a small handful of my past projects, please click here.

When I’m not working with clients, you’ll find me spending time with my ‘guys’: husband Domenic and two sons Christian and Alexander – both in and around York Region and on the pink sand beaches of the Bahamas every chance we can get. I also take on pro-bono design projects in support of local schools and other community organizations whenever possible.

For more information on my design services, click here. If you’d like to discuss what’s possible for your space – and how I can help you create it – I’d be delighted to chat. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or to book an in-home consultation.

“Vanessa took my initial ideas and turned them into something really spectacular. She is so very thorough and great with details - super service.”