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As a builder of quality homes and cottages in Muskoka I have many opportunities to work with a number of designers. But over the last number of years I have had the privilege of working with Metrow Vink Design. Designers Michelle Metrow and Carolyn Vink have become the designers of choice for SML to recommend to our clients! Michelle’s ability to listen, understand and capture a client’s vision and transform it into reality is a gift few are able to do successfully! I not only have been able to witness this through our business relationship, but also personally as Michelle has assisted my wife Lois and I with our home in Florida and more recently in our new home in Muskoka.

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- Bruce Fitter, President - SML Contracting

From our first meeting, I knew that I wanted to work with Metrow Vink Design, for the completion of our cottage build project. Michelle and Carolyn’s creative talents and attention to detail, gave us the opportunity to incorporate unique ideas into our cottage design. They captured the essence of our cottage and personal taste perfectly. Their strong working relationships with SML Contracting and other local trades allowed us to feel confident in knowing that all our ideas would be executed in the most professional manner. Meeting deadlines and strong communication was very much a part of the success of our relationship. From designs to furnishings Michelle and Carolyn were the go to girls. They were a wealth of knowledge with regards to finding and sourcing all the interesting pieces that make our cottage so special. We are thrilled with the completed project and would not hesitate to work with Michelle and Carolyn in the future.

- Jim and Janine Livingston, Lake of Bays

On behalf of our family we want to thank you for helping us through the construction, design and decorating phases of our Muskoka cottage project. It’s hard to imagine how we could have done it without you both! Your aesthetic eye and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of our cottage fits perfectly into our vision. Your constant availability and easy going manner helped us make all decisions in a timely manner with a minimum of stress. And your patience helping our daughters design their own rooms really made a difference in engaging the whole family in the process. But the proof is in the pudding…the end result is not only drop dead gorgeous, it is exactly what we wanted. Thank you both for all of your hard work and for helping our family to realize our Muskoka dream…hope you’re ready for phase 2, the bunkie project.

- Andy and Allison

We love our new cottage renovation! We contacted Michelle and Carolyn to give our dated cottage a facelift and could not be happier with our end result. They have great design ideas and are on top of all the current decorating trends. They were fast and efficient and a pleasure to work with.

- Sheryl & Warren