Testimonials

After 30 years of business, our team is constantly striving to create fresh and innovative design and we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished collaboratively with our clients.

The kitchen is Gorgeous!  Your help was invaluable and I want to thank you again for your inspired guidance.

I am without words.  The space is unbelievable.  I didn’t think I could possibly have two favourite spaces but you, Morley and your team certainly made it happen.  Thank you so very, very much!!  Please pass on our gratitude to the team.  Signed , One extremely happy couple.

We are in Heaven! Wow… what an incredible space you have created for us! We have been pinching ourselves all day! To think that we were worried about the living room being too dark without the window… the space is brighter and lighter than before! We cannot thank you enough and we both truly feel that we are starting fresh and looking forward to many happy memories.  You have an incredible talent… We were able to make the decisions for the big changes because we have trusted you… and your incredible creative minds… for years. Our hearts are happy.

Stunning!!  That’s the first word that came to mind when we arrived home last night – we are in awe of our living room!!  I don’t think I can find the words to express how much we love everything you have done. We knew your work is exceptional but we never imagined our home could look so beautiful.  Thank you for absolutely everything.

The service from Barnard and Speziale Design Company was exceptional. First class people who were sensitive to my family’s needs. It wasn’t all about what they liked or what was trendy, although they did cover many different genres of design. They tapped into my wish list and we worked together to find the look that was perfect for my family and within my preferred budget. The designers and other staff presented themselves as highly professional and very talented in design. They are knowledgeable in all areas (carpeting, drapery, flooring, furniture, lighting). I continue to rely on their expertise and would definitely recommend them to others.

We enlisted the services of Barnard & Speziale to design our living room and dining room spaces.  We had considered moving for many years but decided the best option was to stay and re-invent the space.  We had never used a design firm before so this was our first experience.  We met with Jan & team who immediately gained a sense of what we were looking for, even though my husband and I were not exactly sure ourselves.  They examined our space and came back with a design board of fabric/colours/furniture options that we instantly connected with.  They definitely understood our comfort zone, style goals and were able to incorporate those into the space.  We could not have been more impressed with the final product!  The space looks so much bigger and more inviting; balanced and luxurious.  I especially loved how they chose funky pieces and artwork that really gave the rooms style and a unique quality.  There are a lot of beautiful things in this world but I think it takes a special talent to be able to connect those beautiful objects with the right people for the right space. The designers at Barnard & Speziale are talented at doing just that – creating a space that is beautiful and tailored to the client. They are beyond knowledgeable, great to work with, professional but personable and committed to their dates.  Once you see the beautiful work they do, it is impossible not to want to have that feeling in every room in your house.

I would like to thank you for your advice and help with decorating my dining room and great room.  It was a big change from an old farm house to a modern house and you fit my style into our new home.  I am very happy with the results and I have been receiving very positive comments.  It was nice to work with you and getting to know you.  Thanks for all your efforts and hard work to make our house a home.  You have done a great job!

A big thank you for designing some terrific spaces for us on this latest phase of our home renovations!  We are delighted with what you have created for us and it is now truly OUR home after many years.  Over the past several days the “feel” of the room has sunk in and you have hit a home run with what we like.  We’re especially impressed with how you managed to capture what we are attracted to intrinsically; very unique design with the combination of warm metal and glass/lucite.  Overall, it’s awesome!

Believe it or not, they do not make cards for this at Hallmark to thank you and your Team for all of the wonderful things you did.  The entire experience of working with you was so much fun but nothing could prepare us for the actual installation day.  That was so far over the top, it simply can’t be described.  The attention to detail, the warmth, the spectacular art pieces, the illusion of so much more space, the perfection of the furniture and the beautiful smiling faces that were there to greet us at the reveal.  Thanks for making me feel like I was your one and only client.  The entire process, from start to finish, has left me filled with admiration for your talent and expertise.  Thank you so much.

“There was no doubt who we would choose to renovate our new home, [Barnard Speziale] are a delightful, energizing, and creative team. They respect your ideas and listen to how you want your space to function.”

The team at Barnard & Speziale has completed several projects for us including one outside of Canada, They have always listened and helped us tailor the many choices to what suited us. Their uncompromising professionalism was always apparent in their dealings with the architects, builders and trades. As a result of their design expertise, our homes are not only beautiful but functional and comfortable.

Thanks to each and every one of you at Barnard & Speziale for all of your hard work and exceptional talent!  What can we say but our cottage looks phenomenal!  And it won rave reviews from everyone who visited this summer.  The fact that we had only 4 days out of the whole summer without company attests to how great a job you did.  No one could bring themselves to leave!  Ditto for our home in the city!  You were able to take what you’d done so beautifully at our last home over to our new home and make it even better!  We love it!

We have worked with Barnard and Speziale on many projects over the past 25 years. They have always provided exceptional creative, professional and personal service. Jan and Morley, along with their excellent, caring team have helped us transition through life by helping to create beautiful, functional homes as we moved from a family with 6 young children to our most recent project of updating our home to a luxurious yet comfortable “empty nest”. We highly recommend Barnard and Speziale to help make any house a home!

Povey Custom Woodworking Inc. has had the pleasure of working with Barnard & Speziale on a number of occasions, all of which turned out great results!  Fantastic firm, top notch service and a team with a wealth of knowledge and experience!  I look forward to working with the team again!  If you are considering working with this excellent firm… Proceed with confidence!

If you are looking for a dynamic and creative team to make your home picture perfect this is the firm.  I have worked with them before and their knowledge of construction and products is priceless.  The whole team is generous of their time and they all exude passion for what they do.  It is rare to find a design firm capable of any interior design style as they understand the true principals of interior design.  They are a must hire design firm.

Great design sense and organization.  The entire team works hard to provide their clients with the best design and quality.  I look forward to working with them each and every time!

“I have had the pleasure of working with Barnard and Speziale since 1988. While the quality of their work is at the highest level, the real pleasure comes from the quality of the people. Both Morley Barnard and Jan Speziale are two of the finest people that I have encountered in our industry.

Their creative abilites have been passed to their excellent staff and their committment to both their work and to the community through their charitable donations of time and effort makes them a firm to be admired. I look forward to continuing our great relationship in the future.”

“I just had to send you both a quick note to tell you how thrilled my client and I were to see the actual finished interiors today. WOW! When we walked into the rooms we were blown away…the comfort and intimacy of your design work really made this house a home.

You bring my houses to life by turning the hard architectural spaces into intimate retreats. Thank-you for all your team’s input during the conceptual space planning process with us. Your expertise at that stage really paid dividends for my client…the rooms fit her like a silk glove!”

We have worked with Barnard and Speziale for many years. We provide decorative finishes for their clients. We get very exited when a project comes up, as they challenge us with their unique and interesting ideas which are developed by thinking outside of the box. We all tend to lose some sleep and drink lots of wine to get the job done. Barnard and Speziale strive to provide the most professional service by staffing nothing but incredibly talented designers. They pay attention to detail, and are amazing with their colour selection. It is a pleasure to work with them.

“Barnard & Speziale’s design work more than compliments our architecture; it enhances it and elevates it to an entirely different level. They bring personal commitment and a level of professionalism that is second to none to every project.

The firm’s work speaks for itself, having received countless awards and accolades from various associations rewarding them with an outstanding reputation in the community and the entire region. I consider myself fortunate to have the honour of being associated with such fine people that I’m proud to call my friends.”

The kitchen is Gorgeous!  Your help was invaluable and I want to thank you again for your inspired guidance.

I am without words.  The space is unbelievable.  I didn’t think I could possibly have two favourite spaces but you, Morley and your team certainly made it happen.  Thank you so very, very much!!  Please pass on our gratitude to the team.  Signed , One extremely happy couple.

We are in Heaven! Wow… what an incredible space you have created for us! We have been pinching ourselves all day! To think that we were worried about the living room being too dark without the window… the space is brighter and lighter than before! We cannot thank you enough and we both truly feel that we are starting fresh and looking forward to many happy memories.  You have an incredible talent… We were able to make the decisions for the big changes because we have trusted you… and your incredible creative minds… for years. Our hearts are happy.

Stunning!!  That’s the first word that came to mind when we arrived home last night – we are in awe of our living room!!  I don’t think I can find the words to express how much we love everything you have done. We knew your work is exceptional but we never imagined our home could look so beautiful.  Thank you for absolutely everything.

The service from Barnard and Speziale Design Company was exceptional. First class people who were sensitive to my family’s needs. It wasn’t all about what they liked or what was trendy, although they did cover many different genres of design. They tapped into my wish list and we worked together to find the look that was perfect for my family and within my preferred budget. The designers and other staff presented themselves as highly professional and very talented in design. They are knowledgeable in all areas (carpeting, drapery, flooring, furniture, lighting). I continue to rely on their expertise and would definitely recommend them to others.

We enlisted the services of Barnard & Speziale to design our living room and dining room spaces.  We had considered moving for many years but decided the best option was to stay and re-invent the space.  We had never used a design firm before so this was our first experience.  We met with Jan & team who immediately gained a sense of what we were looking for, even though my husband and I were not exactly sure ourselves.  They examined our space and came back with a design board of fabric/colours/furniture options that we instantly connected with.  They definitely understood our comfort zone, style goals and were able to incorporate those into the space.  We could not have been more impressed with the final product!  The space looks so much bigger and more inviting; balanced and luxurious.  I especially loved how they chose funky pieces and artwork that really gave the rooms style and a unique quality.  There are a lot of beautiful things in this world but I think it takes a special talent to be able to connect those beautiful objects with the right people for the right space. The designers at Barnard & Speziale are talented at doing just that – creating a space that is beautiful and tailored to the client. They are beyond knowledgeable, great to work with, professional but personable and committed to their dates.  Once you see the beautiful work they do, it is impossible not to want to have that feeling in every room in your house.

I would like to thank you for your advice and help with decorating my dining room and great room.  It was a big change from an old farm house to a modern house and you fit my style into our new home.  I am very happy with the results and I have been receiving very positive comments.  It was nice to work with you and getting to know you.  Thanks for all your efforts and hard work to make our house a home.  You have done a great job!

A big thank you for designing some terrific spaces for us on this latest phase of our home renovations!  We are delighted with what you have created for us and it is now truly OUR home after many years.  Over the past several days the “feel” of the room has sunk in and you have hit a home run with what we like.  We’re especially impressed with how you managed to capture what we are attracted to intrinsically; very unique design with the combination of warm metal and glass/lucite.  Overall, it’s awesome!

Believe it or not, they do not make cards for this at Hallmark to thank you and your Team for all of the wonderful things you did.  The entire experience of working with you was so much fun but nothing could prepare us for the actual installation day.  That was so far over the top, it simply can’t be described.  The attention to detail, the warmth, the spectacular art pieces, the illusion of so much more space, the perfection of the furniture and the beautiful smiling faces that were there to greet us at the reveal.  Thanks for making me feel like I was your one and only client.  The entire process, from start to finish, has left me filled with admiration for your talent and expertise.  Thank you so much.

“There was no doubt who we would choose to renovate our new home, [Barnard Speziale] are a delightful, energizing, and creative team. They respect your ideas and listen to how you want your space to function.”

The team at Barnard & Speziale has completed several projects for us including one outside of Canada, They have always listened and helped us tailor the many choices to what suited us. Their uncompromising professionalism was always apparent in their dealings with the architects, builders and trades. As a result of their design expertise, our homes are not only beautiful but functional and comfortable.

Thanks to each and every one of you at Barnard & Speziale for all of your hard work and exceptional talent!  What can we say but our cottage looks phenomenal!  And it won rave reviews from everyone who visited this summer.  The fact that we had only 4 days out of the whole summer without company attests to how great a job you did.  No one could bring themselves to leave!  Ditto for our home in the city!  You were able to take what you’d done so beautifully at our last home over to our new home and make it even better!  We love it!

We have worked with Barnard and Speziale on many projects over the past 25 years. They have always provided exceptional creative, professional and personal service. Jan and Morley, along with their excellent, caring team have helped us transition through life by helping to create beautiful, functional homes as we moved from a family with 6 young children to our most recent project of updating our home to a luxurious yet comfortable “empty nest”. We highly recommend Barnard and Speziale to help make any house a home!

Povey Custom Woodworking Inc. has had the pleasure of working with Barnard & Speziale on a number of occasions, all of which turned out great results!  Fantastic firm, top notch service and a team with a wealth of knowledge and experience!  I look forward to working with the team again!  If you are considering working with this excellent firm… Proceed with confidence!

If you are looking for a dynamic and creative team to make your home picture perfect this is the firm.  I have worked with them before and their knowledge of construction and products is priceless.  The whole team is generous of their time and they all exude passion for what they do.  It is rare to find a design firm capable of any interior design style as they understand the true principals of interior design.  They are a must hire design firm.

Great design sense and organization.  The entire team works hard to provide their clients with the best design and quality.  I look forward to working with them each and every time!

“I have had the pleasure of working with Barnard and Speziale since 1988. While the quality of their work is at the highest level, the real pleasure comes from the quality of the people. Both Morley Barnard and Jan Speziale are two of the finest people that I have encountered in our industry.

Their creative abilites have been passed to their excellent staff and their committment to both their work and to the community through their charitable donations of time and effort makes them a firm to be admired. I look forward to continuing our great relationship in the future.”

“I just had to send you both a quick note to tell you how thrilled my client and I were to see the actual finished interiors today. WOW! When we walked into the rooms we were blown away…the comfort and intimacy of your design work really made this house a home.

You bring my houses to life by turning the hard architectural spaces into intimate retreats. Thank-you for all your team’s input during the conceptual space planning process with us. Your expertise at that stage really paid dividends for my client…the rooms fit her like a silk glove!”

We have worked with Barnard and Speziale for many years. We provide decorative finishes for their clients. We get very exited when a project comes up, as they challenge us with their unique and interesting ideas which are developed by thinking outside of the box. We all tend to lose some sleep and drink lots of wine to get the job done. Barnard and Speziale strive to provide the most professional service by staffing nothing but incredibly talented designers. They pay attention to detail, and are amazing with their colour selection. It is a pleasure to work with them.

“Barnard & Speziale’s design work more than compliments our architecture; it enhances it and elevates it to an entirely different level. They bring personal commitment and a level of professionalism that is second to none to every project.

The firm’s work speaks for itself, having received countless awards and accolades from various associations rewarding them with an outstanding reputation in the community and the entire region. I consider myself fortunate to have the honour of being associated with such fine people that I’m proud to call my friends.”