Working with Metric was a wonderful experience. With Metric, it was easy to take a step back and relax all the while knowing that the details in my home will be comfortable, functional, and of course beautiful. In addition to their design talent, Metric managed to coordinate the efforts of other parties to be sure that the project kept moving in a timely fashion. The spaces Metric created are the favorite rooms in my home.

- C. Harper, Saskatoon

After bad experiences in the past and not having the time to manage a project myself I decided to take a friends advice and contact Metric Design. Tamara and the team are excellent, not at all pushy, and they worked within my budget without sacrificing quality. I found Tamara so easy to work with and she incorporated my tastes and her great ideas beautifully into the finished project. Now I have worked with them, I will never go back!

- A. Wanson, Saskatoon

My husband and I have contracted the services of Metric Design Centre and in particular the lead designer Tamara Bowman along with her staff to complete two substantial renovations, the lower level of our home(2009) and more recently our kitchen.

Timely service was provided by Tamara’s firm in developing and presenting design plans for both projects. The plans were developed with our personal tastes in mind and keeping in line with our budget. Once the plans were presented we were shown different options in terms of color schemes as well of a wide variety of samples for products to be used such as flooring and counter top, cabinetry etc. Most of these products are readily available through Metric Design, where a large selection of samples is displayed in the retail location on Second Avenue. This makes the selection process so much easier than going to several different suppliers across the city.

Once our selection of product was narrowed down ( e.g. flooring) Tamara was very accommodating , and brought samples to our home to make the final decision. This is very helpful is visualizing the finished project. Tamara then helped coordinate the sub trades needed for the project.

Tamara is knowledgeable, and is confident in providing her personal opinion as to what would be functional, aesthetically appealing but foremost she offers a wealth of innovative ideas. The staff at Metric Design Centre are always very friendly and helpful. The team appears to share a common vision of customer service and satisfaction.

-Jacquie L., Saskatoon

When I purchased a new home and had to choose everything from wall colours to furnishings, I began to feel very overwhelmed. That was when i decided to hire Tara, to help me to choose what was necessary to fulfill my vision of a calm and serene space. Working with Tara was not only fun but also stress free. I can honestly say that after two years I am still as happy as the day I moved in. I love my home and I will definitely work with her again in the future for my next home.

-Renee M.

Our goal of hiring Tamara was to design a custom home to meet our families needs. From start to finish, Tamara was always there to help with decisions. Having an expert opinion removes the stress of building a home. Tamara was involved from the first “free-hand” sketch to picking the paint colors. Hiring Tamara was a great investment and experience.

-Greg and Kim, Watrous, SK

We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you throughout the past year. Our house, a brand new showhome, was a blank slate when you first met us. Your ideas, great taste, and attention to detail turned our house into a warm, well-appointed, functional place to live. You were always professional, timely and organized, in addition to being creative and flexible. One of the nicest and most refreshing things about Metric is your approach to design. Initially, you spent time learning OUR tastes, likes and dislikes. After that, you made it easy by providing me with choices of furniture pieces, fabrics, etc.; all within our price range and taste requirements (AND family friendly). Cara’s expertise and creativity, along with extensive resources available to her have saved me countless hours and thousands of dollars. There is no way that we could have come up with the design for our fireplace on our own! Your service made my life much easier! As cliché as it sounds, you helped turn our new house into our home. I am excited to share our home with our family and friends and I look forward to working with Cara and the team at Metric into the future.

-Tina & Corey, Saskatoon

I wanted our FIRST property on 2nd Avenue South to make an impression! We had recently purchased the old Custom Drapery Shoppe (formerly Mikado Silk) to expand our business & invest in our growing downtown core. As creative and tasteful as I believe I am, I am SO HAPPY I got Cara & Tamara from Metric Design involved in our project! Their ability to take my scattered ideas & big picture atmosphere I wished to create and turn it into reality was extremely impressive! Don’t hesitate!!!

-C. Sparks, “The Torch Building”, Downtown Saskatoon, SK

My fiancé and I were looking for a new kitchen set, but were unable to find anything unique in the big furniture stores. We went to Metric and met with Karen to talk about possible options. She personally helped us look online through a variety of designers and price ranges. She also emailed us options and eventually helped us pair Hermen inspired chairs with a classic table in a way that “went together”, but wasn’t a cookie-cutter matching set.

The staff is amazing! Karen helped us find the style and price range we were looking for without being a pushy salesperson that you might find in big stores. The staff at Metric are very knowledgeable about their products and can help incorporate both classic designs and upcoming trends into your home. We will be back again soon!

-Erin & Nik, Saskatoon, SK

My husband and I have been most fortunate to have had Lisa’s involvement in the “evolution” of our living space. She has displayed a tremendous ability to understand our needs and wishes, and to transform them into something functional, creative and unique. At the same time she has not only respected, but has enhanced, the integrity of our character home. Lisa’s attention to detail and her standard of nothing less than perfection is evident. Thank you Lisa.

-M. Wright, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Lisa was recommended to me by a very close friend. I needed a backsplash and felt I knew what I liked, but I needed another opinion. When Lisa and I met at Metric, she was very friendly, open and extremely helpful. She met me at my house following our time at the store and helped me not only with my backsplash for my kitchen, but gave me other ideas for my home as well. I have been so pleased that I have now invited her to help me with a downstairs bathroom I am presently renovating.

I appreciated Lisa’s warm manner, wonderful advice and sheer love of what she does! It is apparent that she is a professional, well-skilled and a very kind person. I felt honored that she enjoyed my home as well. She is a talented person and I look forward to working with her expertise again.

-Janet, Saskatoon, SK

I loved redecorating my home but I knew I needed some help with my living room – I just couldn’t seem to get it right. I contacted Metric Design and arranged a meeting with Lisa Rohachuk for a one hour consultation. It was a relaxed and enjoyable hour while we discussed a variety of ideas and Lisa sketched out her ideas, made suggestions, and showed me various decorating items I could use. I was thrilled with her design and went straight to work! My living room looks fabulous and am so grateful to Metric and Lisa for helping me!

-Kerry P., Saskatoon, SK

Christina Garner and the entire Metric staff were excellent to work with in the design and installation of my new Neff kitchen. Christina listened to all my needs and wants, she was able to grasp my sense of style and my desire for functionality and practicality as I am very much a home chef. Christina and the Metric team were respectful of my budget and so very helpful in balancing products and features and offering alternative options to create my dream kitchen within the budget I was determined to work within. In the end I am thrilled with the final result as well as the service and creativity and what I believe to be one of the best kitchen cabinet manufacturers anywhere. If I had to do it all again, I would not change a thing! Thank You Metric!

-C. Herman

The art of Interior Design is one that requires not only a tremendous amount of experience but a commitment to continued education. The craft is honed over time with education that creates layers of knowledge and experience which compliment a growing portfolio of successful projects.

Tamara Bowman and the team at Metric Design have proven over time that they are committed to their craft and the successful completion of their clients projects. The excellence in which they create for each client is a combination of high standards, experience and continued commitment to quality and service.
Braid Flooring & Window Fashions has had the privilege of working on several renovation projects with Metric and have seen first hand their commitment to their trade, their clients, and the end result.

This commitment has created the foundation for a business which exemplifies the standards for Interior Designers. The environment in which Tamara has created is one which helps create the standard for how all Interior Designers should engage the home construction market.

-Christian L. Braid, Braid Flooring

My name is Jeff Espeleta and I am a Project Manager with EVCO Developments. Our company has been working as a construction manager with Metric Design Centre on residential renovation projects since 2012.

Our experience with Tamara Bowman and her team of designers has been extremely positive. We value their ability to work alongside the client in a professional and friendly manner. By the way they provide professional design services to the client and coordinating the construction manager onsite it is obvious they enjoy what they do. Their ability to interact well with their clients in a flexible and open atmosphere has allowed our companies to put together some amazing new spaces to be enjoyed by their clients.

I am excited to see Metric Interior Design continue their growth and success into the future, as well as be recognized for their contribution to Professional Service in the Saskatoon construction community.

-Jeff Espeleta, Evco Developments, Saskatoon, SK

In a word I would describe my experience working with Metric Design as AWESOME! The Metric Design team impressed me from the very first meeting with their level of professionalism, organization and talent. I have to say that working with each member of the Metric team has been wonderful and they definitely add value to Campbell Homes. The design ideas they have presented have been great and we have actually taken their advice on several projects where we adapted and changed plans because of their input.I give them 10/10.

-Jason Campbell, Campbell Homes, Saskatoon, SK

Tamara Bowman with Metric design is a great example of one of Saskatoon’s finest and innovative entrepreneur. They came in the market building relationships with the community, other business, and the consumer. Metric Design has made it a priority to be front and face among the industry and business community in the Saskatoon market. Their passion to be experts in their industry and dedication to the community able them to be the premier solution provider with outstanding quality for their clientele.

-Tracy Arno, Essence Recruitment, Saskatoon, SK

North Prairie Developments first met Tamara Bowman back in 2001 when she decorated a show home for us in Arbor Creek. With the help of her decorating services, the home sold within 5 days after it was completed. Since that first show home, Tamara has continued to decorate multiple show homes for North Prairie and which has helped carve her own niche among the many decorators in the market as her style is intuitive, fresh and always on top of the trends.

Dealing with Tamara has always been a simple and straightforward. With little direction given, Tamara is able to take a generic home and turn it into a work of art that customers desire for themselves. Her professional attitude contributes to her success as she is punctual for all meetings, hits the deadlines that she commits too and is always willing to go above and beyond to get a job done.

North Prairie had a great honor in seeing Tamara transition from the decorating/design world and open her first store in Downtown Saskatoon, Metric Design. Tamara now has several employees working for her and she has passed on her skill sets to her very own group of interior designers. Through the product offering at Metric Design, it is still evident, that Tamara has the skills to recognize changing trends and the ability to adapt to the needs of the current market.

Tamara is a great person and recognizes that need to continually strengthen business relationships. Tamara has been actively involved in the homebuilders association and attends the general meetings on a frequent basis.

-Andrew Williams, Vice President, New Homes, North Prairie Developments Ltd.

In the past couple years my company JABA Construction Limited has been working with Metric Design of a few projects.

I was introduced to Tamara and her team at Metric Design by one of my previous staff and it has been a pleasant experience every time we get together since that first meeting. In my years of experience in the construction industry I have worked with different designers on projects and although every company is unique I have a great comfort level working with Tamara and her staff. They operate a first class business and have been extremely friendly to my staff as well as any clients I have brought into their business to work with. On the projects that they designed we as a company have had no issues with drawings and even with product selections. The teams at Metric have been more than accommodating when requested.

I will say that it is a pleasure to work with Tamara and her team at Metric Design and look forward to continuing our working relationship in the future.

-Dave Anderchek, President, JABA Construction Limited, Platinum Homes Plus Inc.

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