With You In Mind
By Leah Simpson | Photo Nat Caron
Looking to change the way your home or business decor looks and feels?
Caroline Harrison may very well have the right solution. Her company, Caroline Harrison Designs, is an award-winning boutique design firm located in Simcoe County.
The company offers a variety of services, including: project management, technical planning, design and rendering, custom furniture and décor, lighting, cabinetry, exterior landscaping and design, and more.
“Our commitment is to deliver interior design concepts that are personal and timeless, at an extraordinary value,” explains Caroline.
“We navigate your design objectives to ensure the results fulfill your dreams and wishes. We promise that, regardless of the space, it will be both distinctive and truly inviting.”
Having graduated from Georgian College’s School of Interior Design, she honed her skills through extensive travel in Europe and the Far East, cultivating her signature style.
Since that time, her company has received two awards from the Canadian Decorators’ Association for residential design, including placing Gold for Kitchens Under $50k, as well as placing Gold for Interior Decorating over $100k. She designed across Ontario, while working on HGTV’s I Wrecked my House.
With an appreciation for comfortable luxury, she and her associates aim to create classic spaces with distinctive presence.
“I approach every project much like I would my own home or business: with a clear objective to achieve an orderly and pleasing arrangement of design elements.”
From the informal and casual, to the sleek and sophisticated, Caroline brings her personal flair to any abode, to bring it to life, and add unique character. At the same time, it’s a collaborative effort that takes into consideration the clients’ style and tastes.
“We want to ensure you have comfort and functionality to your needs and expectations.”
Comfortable luxury – A Guide to Luxe Living Decor
Home is the ultimate place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the company of family and friends. If you’re in the mood to add some style to your interior, Caroline Harrison has compiled five well-loved luxe décor items to bring opulence to your home.
#1 Fine Bed Linens
Irresistibly soft and cozy bed linens are a must in comfortable luxury. For the finest bed linens, we love to source from Restoration Hardware, Au Lit Fine Linens, and Elte. Blends with 100 per cent pure Egyptian cotton will offer the most quality of the extra-long fibres, offering strength, durability, and a soft hand. Feeling extra lavish? Opt for cashmere throws and pillows. For a subtle pattern and simple elegance, a Hermes blanket is the perfect stylish addition to the end of your bed.
#2 Tranquil Scents
Introduce lavish scents into your home with linen spray, candles, and diffusers. With scents like Wood Sage and Sea Salt, you can’t go wrong with a Jo Malone candle. If room spray is more your style, take a peek at Diptyque’s woodsy and elegant Ambre room spray. We also love natural aromatherapy: check out Saje’s collections of essential oil blends. When placed in a diffuser, your home will fill with the delicately scented vapours – perfect for a busy home or those with young children or pets, as you can easily leave diffusers unattended
#3 Biophilic Décor
Refresh your home with vibrant greenery. Your local greenhouse or florist will be able to help you select the perfect plant or tree. If you don’t have a green thumb, there are fabulous faux options for you, including the Grand Faux Cavendish Banana Tree from Restoration Hardware or the Fiddle Leaf Tree from Elte. Revive your study area or powder room with a gathering of succulents – add river rocks or decorative pebbles to the top of the soil to finish the look.
#4 Natural Fiber Rugs
Walk on a cloud with hand knotted or woven rugs made from natural fibers such as silk, wool, and alpaca fleece. These plush and silky-soft rugs will feel like heaven under your feet while also grounding and defining your space. Weavers Art and Elte are our go-to suppliers for upscale area rugs. These luxury rugs have a higher initial cost but are worth the investment: these pieces will become an heirloom.
#5 Coffee Table Books
Kick your feet up and snuggle into your sectional or favourite comfy chair: coffee table books are the ultimate key to divine relaxation or a great conversation piece. Whether you wish to read about your most adored public figures, explore the most fabulous places to travel, or imagine life as a sommelier – check out your favourite art gallery gift shop, Assouline, and other online bookstores. Filled with stunning photography and informative script, you’ll be cozied up and unwinding for hours.