Creative Director/ Lead Designer/ Queen ‘B’
As visionary and Lead Designer, Tamara carefully oversees the conceptual design and development of each design and renovation project right through to its completion. From the introduction of quality building and finishing materials, to creative and innovative products, she leads her team with a progressive and purposeful approach where innovation and practicality are balanced, while ensuring each client receives an individually tailored project.
Prior to incorporating Metric Design Centre, Tamara built her business out of her home, one client at a time. Her work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risks, quickly launched her into the forefront as a leading designer in the Saskatoon market. Through hard word and dedication, Tamara has earned the respect of the Saskatoon businesses and patrons and is taking the design industry by storm. Metric’s commercial portfolio includes restaurants, night clubs, showrooms, facade and foyer design, full scale office renovations, and new-build custom designs. While residentially Metric focuses on reconfiguring homes. From a full scale design and renovation/ additions of a home to smaller scale staging and design within, to complete custom home design and personalization of materials within a new build.
Built on client referrals, the company focuses on building ongoing respectful and positive relationships with it’s clients. Tamara’s innovative and eclectic aesthetic is paired with the need to hone in on the clients function and feeling within a space to provide an effortless reflection of the client’s personal style.
After opening Metric’s doors in 2011, Tamara has been proud to receive many awards and nominations such as the SABEX New Business Venture award in 2012, and has been a finalist for many other awards. Metric was also voted ‘Best Interior Designer/ Decorator’ by Planet S Magazine since 2012, and Tamara was named the “One to Watch” by Western Living Magazine in 2013.
Dedicated to being community focussed, Metric Design Centre is linked to many associations including the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Entrepreneurs, North Saskatoon Business Association, Trusted Saskatoon, and more. Tamara is actively involved in many large scale community fundraisers offering countless hours as a committee member to ensure that the styling and decor is over the top and of course fantastic. Tamara is also an acting board member with the Downtown Business Improvement District of Saskatoon, and is adamant about making Saskatoon a great place to live.
Tamara’s Husband Cary Bowman, also an entrepreneurial spirit, co-founded and opened the Lucky Bastard Distillery here in Saskatoon. Together they have two young children. Tamara considers herself a dedicated soccer mom (who’s kids don’t play soccer), as well as a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things food and drink. Tamara loves to spend her down-time with family & friends, enjoys a good party (especially when it involves dancing) and is a closet karaoke enthusiast.
Stop in to Metric Design Centre today, to see meet Tamara and see all of the great things that the interior design and renovation industry has to offer.