Who is Sharyn Kastelic CID of Primed By Design Inc?
After graduating from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Sociology and Psychology, I began working full time. I was promoted to a supervisory position in customer service in one company and later worked in administration for an architectural firm. This latter position sparked my lifelong passion for interior design and decorating.
What is Primed By Design Inc?
To embark on my new profession, I enrolled in the Interior Decorating Certificate program at Humber College, so that I could become a Certified Interior Decorator (CID). Soon after graduation, I started my own company, Primed By Design, joined the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA), created a basic web site and promoted my business among real estate companies as a “home stager”.
In 2009, I received a CDECA award in the renovation category for my “Ranch Kitchen Reno” project. In 2011, I won the North York Mirror, Reader’s Choice Diamond award for Interior Design in the “Best for Home” category. I have also enjoyed being a regular guest designer for the Toronto Star “Best Laid Plans” column since 2008.
What does Primed By Design Inc specialize in?
I specialize in all facets of residential interior decorating, with an emphasis on space planning. I like using a “computer-aided design” (CAD) program to draw walls and move furniture around, which is a creative method that lets me get my head into a space to see the possibilities.
What does Sharyn Kastelic enjoy about her work?
I find it very gratifying to change how a space functions for its users – not just making it more stylish but making it more organized and functional. And of course, I love standing back at the end of a project, taking photos and receiving accolades from my clients!
A particularly challenging (and gratifying) project was a Master Bedroom with an adjoining secondary room with its own entrance. My clients’ main requirement was maximizing clothes storage.
The design concept provided 17 linear feet of clothes storage plus a fully functional walk-in closet. The sleek contemporary sliding closet doors are made of dark Brazilian walnut veneer, white back-painted glass, and anodized aluminum trim. The white oak prefinished hardwood floor complements the warm cherry tone of the furniture. As shown on the before and after plans, construction included door removal and a new passage to the walk-in closet that was opened up to the ceiling. My clients love their new bedroom with its very functional and beautiful closets. This room is a perfect mix of warm woods, soothing blue and neutral colour scheme, as well as traditional elements enlivened with contemporary ones.
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