"I would like to say that our experience working with you and with Metric was excellent. We knew that we had a difficult project, with an extremely tight timeline, a lot of decision-makers (which can often be very difficult to navigate the many different tastes people have when you’re talking design) and starting basically from scratch without even a brand or name for our store. To have pulled off the level of quality you guys did with those factors in play is truly amazing – it looked like months were spent working on this and you nailed exactly what we were looking for in roughly 17 days. We know you and your team went above and beyond to make this happen, and even within our initial budget too. Our team was extremely happy with everything and as a result of this experience, we would not hesitate to recommend your services and to work with you again."
-Kristy Jackson, Director of Marketing & Communications, Athabasca Basin Development, Saskatoon, SK
"What a pleasure it was to have you and your people at the house. Everything went so smoothly and it looks amazing. I was a little hesitant with the staining that needed to be done in the house. It not only looks unreal but it was spotless when you were done.
Adree and your staff were an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for making the house look so spectacular."
-J. Ens, Saskatoon, SK
“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 favourite rooms in my home.”
- C. Harper, Saskatoon, SK
“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, SK
“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.”
-J. LaPointe, Saskatoon, SK
“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.”
-R. Muir, Saskatoon, SK
“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.”
-K. Stokke, Watrous, SK
“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!”
-N. Levnich, Saskatoon, SK
“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, 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., Saskatoon, SK