Aim Interior Design & Associates, Inc. (AimID) is an upscale residential interior design firm driven by Principal Catherine Stringer’s passion for beauty, luxury design, and functionality. Her philosophy is based on connecting with her clients to bring balance, beauty, and creativity to each project, ensuring the vision becomes a reality. Catherine’s expertise, passion and knowledge of colour, texture, proportion, light and form results in exquisite environments with functional and aesthetic flow.
*B.A.A.I.D. degree and *NCIDQ certified qualifications are the foundation credentials that have allowed Catherine to craft an extensive career including diverse design challenges in residential, commercial, retail, and restaurant sectors. With more than three decades of design experience, AimID offers a polished portfolio, composed of creative, custom design packages, detailed construction documents, contractor supervision, project management, décor selection and customization, final staging along with an in-depth knowledge of suppliers.
Our client’s needs and desires are the essence of a project. We delight in the process of infusing our craft and experience into unique solutions that suit our client’s personality, preferences, lifestyle and design goals. At the helm of AimID’s professional practice is a distinctive aptitude for allowing all forms of beauty to flow into the client’s vision. For Catherine, it's essential to understand the energy dynamic of the client (and family) and ensure the final design supports and uplifts their needs. Completing our company package, importantly, is our service driven ethic that ensures your project is handled professionally, thoughtfully and timely. This is AimID, let us make your vision a reality.
*B.A.A.I.D. – Bachelor of Applied Arts Interior Design (Ryerson University)
*NCIDQ – National Council for Interior Design Qualification now known as CIDQ
PHASE I - SPACE PLANNING
This is where we dive into knowing and understanding both you and your desires and expectations for your project. It's the site information gathering and space planning stage, that also establishes our primary direction of styling through preliminary imagery.
PHASE II – DESIGN CONCEPT & MATERIALS
This phase brings the planning stage to life with elevations, mood and sample boards, materials, fixtures and 3D renderings if requested. This is where the look is established and confirmed, ready for Phase III of drawing production and documentation. At the close of this phase, we start putting our attention to the required timing of ordering furniture and all custom decor fabrications.
PHASE III – ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING DOCUMENT PRODUCTION
This is the construction drawing and schedules stage. All details are designed, drawn and dimensioned. It includes the demolition and new construction plan, elevations, sections, details, reflected ceiling & electrical plan along with the lighting, moulding, plumbing and materials schedule. AimID is very particular and thorough about this as it becomes the contractor's bible for your project.
PHASE IV – POST PRODUCTION & SUPERVISION
Now we enter the construction phase…this includes tendering or pricing for contractor selection and/or fabricators including scheduling; final ordering of materials & fixtures; fabricator and site supervision. This stage also incorporates the overseeing of furniture timelines, drapery fabrication and carpeting/area rug order status.
PHASE V – INSTALLATION & STAGING
Here’s when the contractor is getting close to completion and we organize and oversee the furniture & window treatment installations. We start acquiring the needed pieces of art, artifacts, accessories and accents necessary to do our final finessing of the whole package. Then we close the door behind us for you to finally enjoy your new, beautiful home sanctuary.
Luxury bathrooms are one of our specialties! From imaginative space planning, creative design concepts, selection of exquisite fixtures and hardware to comprehensive architectural construction drawings, site supervision and project management, the details are covered for you.
Catching the right views, ensuring the right placement, layout and energy so the room flows...it's the foundation and very important to us. We subscribe to holistic design, directional strengths, proper proportion and scale of room elements. We'll work with the existing space or reconfigure walls to optimize your spatial goals & requirements.
AimID's design packages take you step by step through initial concept presentation & imagery, elevations, 3D renderings, millwork design, material selection to lighting, fixture & hardware selection including furniture selection & design all the way to final accent & accessory staging.
You want AimID on board for your kitchen design and reno. Thoughtful space planning, beautiful design, exceptional custom millwork detailing, ideal fixture and appliance selection, our end result will surpass your expectations.
Interior Designer inclusion on new build construction or additions IS A MUST! AimID happily co-creates with builders, architects & contractors. Our expertise ensures all interior intricacies are accounted for. Existing whole house renovations are also a prominent part of our repertoire.
Hiring an qualified interior designer like AimID, hands down makes a project go exponentially smoother, especially the construction phase. Hidden surprises are a factual experience in renovations and having a professional to resolve these issues and oversee proper execution of the design's construction is invaluable.
Before hiring Catherine Stringer, we didn't see the need for an interior designer. We thought it would be too expensive and not worth the hassle. After working with Catherine we wouldn't change a thing about our experience with her and can't imagine going through another major renovation project without her. Her attention to detail and knowledge of space and object placement is outstanding. Now we notice when other houses didn't use an interior designer, as they run into problems of noisiness, space optimization, and other things you wouldn't think about when renovating yourself. When shopping for furniture pieces often we would pick something we like and not think about the overall picture. Catherine has a vision in mind from start to finish and executes the finishing touches perfectly. We are overall ecstatic with our renovation and will be using Catherine again.
Carlo S, Newmarket
I whole heartedly recommend Catherine Stringer of Aim Interior Design. She does beautiful work. I have worked with Catherine on multiple projects ranging from two homes in downtown Toronto to a new build cottage and boathouse in Muskoka. Catherine is an exceptionally talented designer, has a beautiful esthetic and wonderful colour sense. She can transition from classic to contemporary depending on the need. Her attention to detail, in particular when preparing drawings, is perfection. Most importantly, Catherine is an absolute pleasure to work with and provides exceptional customer service. She always goes the extra mile. I highly recommend Aim Interior Design.
Sylvia B, Toronto
Aim Interior Design, headed by Catherine Stringer, provided interior design consulting services to help us design our kitchen.
From the initial consultation to the final installation, Aim Interior Design took a personalized approach to the project, working closely with us to understand our needs, preferences, and budget. Catherine Stringer clearly has extensive experience in the field and has honed her skills to provide us expert advice on our kitchen design, including layout, materials, and finishes.
Her attention to detail, creativity, and professionalism throughout the design process met our expectations and exceeded our vision.
If you are looking for a designer who can help you transform your kitchen into a beautiful and functional space, Aim Interior Design may be the right choice for you.
Susanne B, Toronto
I hired Aim Interior Design and its principal partner Catherine Stringer to be the designer for my new five thousand square foot home in Thornhill. The result was spectacular and she needs to be credited for doing a great job. First she is smart and knows all aspects of every design element. She also knows all the sources and suppliers and helps you deal with them and understand them. Also, and this can never be stressed enough, she is a fabulous person who is great and easy to work with. But I think most importantly for someone looking for a designer on their home, this is what you need to know: Instead of deciding on her vision and taking over the project and spending a lot of your money to achieve her vision, she instead finds out what you want and works in a collaborative way to achieve your vision at a lot less cost than some of the other designers I dealt with. So fulfill your design dreams with Catherine at Aim Interior Design. You will be very happy how your money will be spent.
Nick V, Thornhill
I worked with Catherine Stringer of Aim Interior Design and Associates for a period of over 2 years renovating my country home in King City. Catherine worked to understand my needs/taste/budget and incorporated these elements into a wonderful extensive renovation of my home. She provided guidance and made suggestions with professional expertise, well equipped with knowledge and contacts with all of the suppliers. Catherine also helped in suggesting the contractor who ultimately got the job. I would highly recommend Catherine and her design company. She is a wonderful individual with a lovely work ethic. Thank you.
Julie W , King City and Toronto
I was thrilled by the renovation of my home designed by Aim Interior Design. Catherine Stringer is a consummate professional who does immaculate work. She invested considerable time in me to understand my style and vision. The resulting architectural drawings were jaw dropping. I proceeded with the work right away. The finished house is spectacular!
I highly recommend Catherine and her team.
Jennifer S, Whitchurch-Stouffville
It is with great pleasure we get to write this review on Catherine Stringer and Aim Design. We contacted Catherine about a year ago when we were thinking of undergoing a kitchen renovation. Given the space constraints and never working with a designer before we thought this was going to be an uphill battle.
After our first meeting with Catherine she had asked me “Besides a wonderful design what are you looking to get out of this?” I thought this was a wonderful question and an opportunity to be totally honest with her. My response to her was this, “I would like to walk out of this renovation with a design that would wow me but more importantly I wanted the money we were spending on a designer to be the best money spent on the project.”
We met with Catherine and spoke a few times about some of the things we liked and wanted to see incorporated in our new kitchen and main floor. She took our thoughts and worked her magic and delivered us a kitchen and main floor that blew our minds away. She was very conscious of our budget and our time as well. She put to paper a design that was practical, elegant and what we believe to be timeless. She answered all calls and questions in a timely fashion and was always clear and to the point. Not only did she utilize the space, she also put a lot of time and effort in the small tiny details that tied this whole project together. She got along with every trade that worked in the house and all trades had very positive things to say about her (which is rare to have trades and designers get along). We admired her work ethic and her integrity and her ability to put us the client before anyone else. Her ideas were brilliant and her drawings were impressive. We had received many comments on how precise and in depth her drawings were. What was most impressive was the ability to tie all these pieces in together and give a platform for our contractor to work with. She was extremely easy to talk to and worked well with our contractor. She even made arrangements to have us see some of the work and talk to previous clients of hers. This left us with a level of comfort that we chose the right designer for us. We have no issues recommending Catherine to anyone looking to do some renovations or design work.
She went beyond the task. Not only did she deliver us a project design with wow factor it was truly the best money we spent.
We get countless comments on how well and beautiful everything turned out.
Thank you so much for everything.
Continue doing what you do. We are grateful for your work and helping us to love our home, again.
Diana S, Richmond Hill