About

Lois Macaulay Design is an incorporated company offering design services to international clients. A member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Lois won First Place for Residential Design in the 2018 Awards*, Second Place in the 2017 Awards and the Chapter Presidential Citation in 2007 and 2006 for contributions as a board member. A graduate in design (Boston) and art (Basel) she has also received many corporate and government arts grants.

Lois relies on a strong sense for developing trends, on products exclusive to professional designers and trusted workshops.

“We look for the core design solution, then guide it through the steps to make it tangible. Clients love selecting components that shape design currents to fit their settings.  I always have prototypes around.  I’m always working on something new. “

Macaulay is an official representative for Goethe’s Colour Theory, a public speaker, design show guest, writer and host of art/design salons.

She shares her experience with student interns from the Ryerson School of Interior Design. “Depth of knowledge comes from ongoing enthusiastic research into backgrounds and developments.”

*Lois’s residence at 2 St. Thomas Street Toronto, judged by designers. ASID is the world’s largest international design association. 

 

Furniture Design

We design furniture to fit the concept and the proportion of the space. Beginning with technical drawings our talented craftsmen in wood, metal, glass, stone, acrylic and upholstering go to work to realize the custom design. Finishes are hand applied in our workshop.  We reinvent client’s favourite things too.

Soft Furnishings

Europe’s oldest, noblest textile houses sell exclusively through designers. We use their superlative goods, cut judiciously to avoid waste. Pillows, draperies, throws and bedding are sewn in-house. Drapery hems are hand stitched. Pillow inserts are hand stuffed with a custom blend of white down and feathers.  “I particularly enjoy embroidering on pillow covers. Handwork is a time-honoured therapy for ladies!”

Interiors

A professional designer brings a distinctive quality to interiors. There is no substitute for years of experience and a team of craftsmen united by mutual respect.

“Creation is not the arrangement of objects and forms, but the invention of new laws for such an arrangement” – Jean Luc Godard

We consider every client a law unto themselves and imagine their project accordingly.

Renovations

We bring skilled problem solvers to every situation:  tailoring new residences, reconfiguring spaces, creating storage, kitchens, bathrooms, lobbies, and outdoor living. Decades spent striving to create uplifting, forward-thinking spaces have taught us to see the next challenge with fresh eyes.