The Metric Story...

Creative Director, Tamara Bowman began as a freelance designer in 1999.  Working with clients to design their spaces is a passion, however, she noticed a disconnect in the industry. Her ambition to produce the best design and overall project experience for her clients often felt challenged by the lack of unique products available, the constant running about the city to make simple product selections, and the friction between suppliers, sub-trades, clients, designers, and contractors while trying to complete a great space for clients.  

Out of a desire to provide a better solution, Tamara began providing the role of the designer and project manager, and was relieved to see more seamless projects happening. The experiences her clients changed completely as professionals were working together as a team with a common goal, completing a space according to the clients wishes and best interests. This is where the concept of Metric grew from.  

Metric opened in 2011 with a bang! Bringing together incredible global and local brands combined with a dynamic team of professionals including decorators, designers, technologists, trades, and contractors. This concept offers packaged project solutions under one roof. Tamara’s dream to create something better for her clients was a success. The Metric team makes the design, build, and renovation process quicker, simpler, less stressful, and fun, while providing a superior experience and outcome. Clients have loved the ability to work alongside their designer and contractor on their dream project, selecting materials and reviewing drawings in one beautiful location with a coffee in hand, and the confidence in knowing that their new space is going to be completed to a high quality standard, but most importantly will look and feel incredible.

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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

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