We often update the Dovecote Houzz page with new photos, but here are a few samples of some of our favourite projects along with project notes. Each project is very different from the next. Our boutique-style approach ensures that our clients' homes feel like theirs rather than a cookie cutter imposed upon them. The space evolves to fit the client and their lifestyle rather than the other way around.
The private spaces in your home should relax and nurture you. We work with our clients to create bedrooms dens which feel like theirs; incorporating favourite pieces, artwork and colours. The result is a room that feels like yours, with professionally designed touches you might not have thought of yourself.
It's always good to be home, but sometimes our clients want their homes to feel like get aways to their favourite exotic locales. Coming home can be like a mini-vacation that transports you to places you've loved visiting or always wished you could visit. Lie back, relax and drift away.
The dining room in this Elbow Park home is elegant, warm and intimate. Guests are wowed by the stunning custom table and sparkling light fixtures. Pieces were selected to be harmonious and welcoming while still creating a sense of drama and excitement for special occasions.
Create & Gather
The open concept kitchen and family room in this Calgary home features a large island that is perfect for food preparation and entertaining. Guests and family can gather and visit before and during meals (you might even get help cleaning up). Well designed kitchens are more than just beautiful, they are places to create meals and memories.
Practical, beautiful and cost effective
Tracy's recommendations were very practical, beautiful, and cost effective. Our rooms are now far more functional in terms of layout and design, and they are also more warm, relaxing, and inviting. Tracy was very open to working with our existing furniture which really helped us to spend our design dollars in the most efficient way possible. She guided me through the design process so that I had input the whole way, but with the right amount of guidance from her so that I could benefit from her expertise.
I feel that the rooms we created are ultimately my own and reflect my own sense of personal taste and style while being expertly pulled together. Tracy was also open and upfront about any of my ideas that would not work so well, which prevented me from making costly design mistakes. She was very good at explaining how different concepts would work, so that I felt comfortable taking the plunge to trying something new with beautiful results.
Tracy was wonderful to work with and I look forward to the next project around the house so that I can work with her again.
Whole house renovation
I have worked with Tracy Wharton over the last several months as she is assisting me with a whole house renovation. I find Tracy very easy to work with, she has some good industry contacts and takes the time to understand her client's needs rather than a "cookie cutter" approach to decorating.
Working with color is probably one of Tracy's strongest attributes and she really studies not only the color in question but also how it will holistically meld with the rest of the environment. This is particularly important to me as I am colour blind! It is easy to have reservations about a particular color selected but once it is combined with the rest of the palette it creates an amazing outcome. I would have no hesitation to recommend Tracy for commercial or residential design projects.
A fabulous finished product
My experience working with Tracy on a recent home updating project was excellent throughout the process, and culminated with a fabulous finished product that I was extremely pleased with. In fact, I had numerous compliments from various house guests on the "new house" that was created, and have recommended her services to several friends.
From the initial consultation forward, Tracy made a real concerted effort to understand my style; desired function; my end objective; and most importantly, the feel that I wanted to create. All of this was achieved, and fell within the budget that I had set out at the beginning. I was so pleased working with Tracy that I have hired her again for another house that I will be moving into shortly.
New build from drawing stage to completion
I would like to take this opportunity to relay what a wonderful experience we had working with Tracy at Wharton Interiors. She pulled together a space/home that is most beautiful and true to our taste. She worked with us to find what we desired and ensured that it all came together perfectly. Both her eye and personality made the process fun and stress free. Thank you Tracy for creating such a lovely space for our family to live in!
Works with smaller budgets
Not only is Tracy extremely creative and tapped into local and international product sources, she is also able to work within smaller budgets and is always mindful of sustainability and the environment. I highly recommend her work!