What our clients are saying

Michael Parsons

“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Sandra and her team since 2007. Sandra’s ability to create the necessary flair to make my clients model homes absolutely stunning, and so inviting to potential buyers. I’m delighted to refer her to people who want something above and beyond the norm!”

Sales Representative for Re/Max Realty Enterprises Inc.
Office: 905-278-3500 | Direct: 905-616-0021
Steven Friendly and Jenny Tang

“Being Realtors since 1996, we were thrilled to find Sandra, who is a delight to work with, bringing to our team a creative flair and vision.

We regularly contract Sandra to provide a comprehensive staging plan for our clients when they are listing their homes to sell. She has an uncanny ability to help people understand their emotional connection to their homes (and stuff), allowing them to depersonalize it, and realize their real estate goals.

We have also hired Sandra to help us select the finishes from the builder décor center for our home we’re currently building. She has a sharp eye for detail and trends, and keen skill for helping us get the biggest bang for our buck, as she keeps us on budget. What we appreciate most is the time she takes to educate us and her clients as she presents so many options for each situation.

We highly recommend Sandra Nash and Making A Scene for their staging and decorating services.”

Oakville, ON
Claudia Mittelstaedt

“I met Sandra in 1997 when she started decorating the model homes for Christopher Invidiata. I was the full time real estate agent for him and their properties at the time, and can attest that her many model homes over the years made our job easier – selling whole subdivisions from renderings.

More recently, Sandra staged my client’s home in Etobicoke, and we were thrilled with the results. Home & Land magazine chose our client’s listing for the cover of the Toronto issue, which provided tremendous momentum for the listing. The home sold for a price 10% above comparable properties in the complex – and set the highest price for the area. In fact, it sold in less than 2 weeks, for 99% of asking price, with a clean, quick closing. The buyers even purchased much of the staging furniture.

My client went on to purchase a home I had listed that same day, and has been a loyal, happy client ever since. I continue to refer Sandra to my clients, who have been very pleased as they continue to use her services, and as I told her, “I’m on your ship Sandra”.”

Shamali Das

“We would like to express our appreciation for the most pleasant experience we had working with Making A Scene. You came highly recommended by friends in the area and real estate agents. Those recommendations definitely reflected my experience.

Your insight and “eye” for designing a home makeover based on its layout and then making changes that greatly enhanced the finished product, both from a practical standpoint and a visual one. Every aspect of the project (construction, repairs, selecting key furnishings, accessories and the flow from room to room) met or exceeded our expectations. Your guidance was courteous and professional. You managed a multitude of decisions, and facilitated the overall process. In short, you have transformed our home into an extension of our lives. We thank you and your team and enthusiastically recommend Making A Scene.”

Oakville, ON
James Kennedy

“We have contracted Sandra Nash and her firm for a number of our commercial projects over the years. Not only was Sandra able to create unique themes for our patrons to experience at our nightclubs and restaurants, but more importantly she was able to execute those concepts in record time. Having an unheard of network of trade resources enabled them to procure, deliver and install very unusual props and materials. On numerous occasions they worked closely with the fire marshal to ensure strict safety guidelines were exceeded.

I’ve contracted Sandra to furnish and fully decorate several of my homes, as well as transform a countryside golf course into our romantic wedding backdrop. I’ve referred Sandra to my friends, family and colleagues, who’ve all used her services over the years. I highly recommend Sandra for professional, comprehensive interior design for both residential and commercial applications.”

President of The Beverage Group Inc., Toronto, ON

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Christopher Woods

“Sandra went above and beyond the expectations of what I consider a designer/home stager should do when preparing our home for sale.  You see, we sent Sandra the S.O.S. when we were selling our home during a very difficult transition. Sandra promptly set aside 3 days to do the job, but when she was finally given access to assess the project, she was shocked to find it was a HUGE job, that would take much longer than the 3 week deadline, when the for sale sign was going on the lawn. Without judgement, she dropped everything to spend 3 grueling weeks to overcome the many challenges to complete the project.

She sub-contracted 5 others, and together they worked tirelessly, purging some 20+ years worth of “stuff”. Whether posting furniture items and selling them for us on Kijiji, taking truckloads of items to donate, or packing and taking 80 garbage bags to the dump. She did so, with a positive attitude and until the wee hours, and that was all before the 3 day staging job could begin.

She met the deadline, with stunning results. I’m happy to report our house sold within a few weeks, had multiple offers, and we received close asking price. A price that I know was much higher than it was 3 weeks earlier, before Sandra had worked her magic.  The buyers subsequently consulted Sandra with their move-in requirements.

I’m grateful for Sandra helping us through one of the most stressful times of our lives.  I will continue to refer clients to Sandra.”

Etobicoke, ON
Jim Connelly

“My firm, Masterpieces Studio, has been working together with Sandra Nash and her firm since 1997 when a realtor/home builder brought us together to work on his new project. Since then, we have collaborated on hundreds of high profile projects, including several television shows with Westwind Pictures.

I’m privileged to work with some of the best Interior Designers in the world, but I must say Sandra’s vision and design skills are in a league of their own, she’s truly a gifted designer. After watching her work her magic in the numerous builder model show homes we did together, there was no question who I was hiring when I purchased my new home in 2006 and we were thrilled with the spectacular results.”

Owner of Masterpieces Inc., Toronto, ON
Steve Greer

“As a residential and commercial developer, I take pride in the quality of custom homes that Harvis Barklay builds. Attention to detail and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of any successful project, from design – through to the choice of finishes, even the way light is used within a space.

So when it came to decorating both my home – the choice was clear. I expect the best and Sandra worked closely with Joanna and me to match our unique tastes and desires to create a wonderful vignette that has transformed our home. Her careful attention to textures, furniture size, accessories resulted in a dramatic set of “spaces” that truly makes a dramatic statement. In my business – making that statement is the difference between doing a good job and truly delighting my clientele.

Over the years, I have worked with Sandra who has really helped me develop the right environment and final finishing touches for several of our custom homes. She builds on my ideas and customer needs – rather than forcing her own concepts on me. She truly demonstrated how that final 10% can make an elegant statement which got me more interested in decorating and I haven’t stopped working with her since!”

President of Harvis Barklay Homes, Mississauga, ON
Don Husack

“… In each of our model homes, Sandra Nash has created unique design themes and high-impact memory points that build value by helping our buyers emotionally connect with, and visualize our models as the fulfillment of their dream. Buyers feel “at home” in our models.

She successfully illustrates the practical use of the living space while accentuating the high impact areas by utilizing design elements – furniture, accessories, artwork and window treatments. Balancing innovation with comfort, and showcasing the strengths of our home plans, creating a warm environment that sells value, shows quality and sets us apart from the competition.

Her expertise in home styling, combined with her innovative approach and buying power guarantee that Sandra’s projects are executed with style, care and professionalism. Keywords to describe her finished product are: Unique, Luxurious, Dynamic, Inspirational, Extraordinary, and Impressive. …”

President of Dawn Victoria Homes
Heather Weeks

“Sandra has been involved with the model homes of Rosehaven Homes in Lakeshore Woods, Oakville since 2003, when she “dressed” our model homes with lavish draperies, furnishings and accessories. She has just recently taken on the responsibility to dress four additional models within this same community.

Model homes play a very important part of our sales program, and a well dressed home makes a statement to the quality of homes we build and sell. Sandra has captured out vision of luxury and has incorporated this int our homes with use of fine textiles and elegant accessories and furnishings.

I would highly reccommend Sandra Nash for her skills in capturing the essence of a person or builder’s style and translating this without direction through her use of design, style, and texture. Sandra has shown us her outstanding decorating skills in creating model homes which truly make a statement; our statement of a luxury home builder.”

Marketing Manager of Rosehaven Homes, Oakville, ON
Francie Morrison

“Over the last 10 years we have been involved with many projects with Sandra for both of our homes. She has a unique talent for designing custom window coverings and complimentary interior accessories. We always get asked who designed our wall hangings, drapery and bedding and we do not hesitate to pass along Sandra’s name. It has been a real pleasure working with Sandra over the years and we wish her much success in her new venture!”

Burlington, ON
Deb Haroutunian

“Sandra has designed window coverings for Mustard Grille, all three Sarducci’s locations and Dick’s Grille & Vine Co. in Oakville. Each job presented a unique challenge with choice of material, colours, as well as difficulty in covering the area due to obstructions. Each challenge was met with outstanding results.

One of the jobs required draping fabric from the ceiling avoiding ductwork and light fixtures, while ensuring the look was balanced.

Mustard Grille required fabric to cover a railing that completely blocked light, kept with the existing decor and did not detract from the elegance of the room. The fabric needed to be washable. The look she created was perfect for Mustard Grille.

Sandra can not only meet any challenge, she has a flair for “seeing” the look you want before it is undertaken. She has a great eye for colour, composition and texture. She is flexible and wonderful to work with. Her talent with undoubtedly bring her success with any area she chooses in the design field.”

Director of Operations of The Haroutunian Group of Restaurants, Mississauga, ON