What our clients have to say…
We decided to use Barb Aylesworth of A Stroke of Genius Interiors to oversee our kitchen and family room renovations which were in bad need of an update.
She had a vision for these areas once she talked through our likes and dislikes and looking over our whole home.
She brought many ideas to the table bearing in mind the flow to the rest of the house. Her attention to even the smallest detail show beautifully in the end result.
Barb is very organized, relatable, professional, and knowledgeable about design, a good listener and was always on time. She took all the stress out of many decisions by developing realistic options that suited our style including furnishings and home accents. We are so glad we trusted Barb’s overall design.
We could not be happier with the end result.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Barbara from A Stroke of Genius Interiors. She is creative and resourceful and did an excellent job of melding the old and new in my home bringing a renewed vision and coordinated design palette.
I was impressed with the myriad of new ideas and resources that Barbara brought to the project and her attention to detail and follow through made the experience very pleasant and seamless.
I highly recommend her!
I cannot say enough great things about our project with A Stroke of Genius Interiors and our experience with Barbara.
Her professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail are of the highest quality. Every detail of the entire project was managed and executed seamlessly and our expectations were exceeded throughout the course of the renovation and installation.
Barbara was able to interpret our vision and transform our home in a way we could have never imagined. We would absolutely recommend hiring her services for any type of design project. It was such a pleasure to work with her.
Two years ago we had a flood in the lower floor of our home and needed some renovating, which included our master bedroom. Barb Aylesworth of A STROKE OF GENIUS INTERIORS did an outstanding job organizing the repairs and changes.
We decided at that point to renovate our entire house. Barb is an extremely talented designer whose expertise was well appreciated.
She presented us with plans and ideas and worked very hard to produce what we desired, which she succeeded in doing. Barb is a very friendly, professional, honest and reliable person, and one who definitely listens to and works closely with her clients.
She was in regular, constant contact with us throughout the two years. She has excellent trades people, whose talents created the beautiful home we now love and enjoy. We would highly recommend Barb and A Stroke of Genius Interiors at any time, as her talented work in all areas is definitely first class.
We feel very lucky to have received assistance with our home from Barb. We have learned over the years that experience is the best teacher, so with Barb at the helm we knew that we were in good hands and could relax and trust her advice and decisions.
Barb worked hard to find out what we were struggling with in our home. She spent time listening, learning, considering and making excellent suggestions. She was often able to see simple ways of overcoming issues and enhancing rooms and came up with many many fresh ideas that we hadn’t even considered.
As a consequence, we now have a vastly improved home that is much more functional, accessible and aesthetically pleasing….Our storage is now significantly improved, we have much improved lighting and ventilation, we have improved flow and we have far safer and more beautiful bathrooms.
Barb took many steps to help us reduce our footprint throughout the renovation. Now the new design reduces our stress, helps us to relax and allows us to live far more comfortably within our home.
Thank you Barb
I have had the opportunity to work with Barbara on 4 different projects over the past few years. She has been amazing, she has taken old spaces and made them modern, fresh and inviting.
She comes in on budget, provides good options for spaces and responds quickly to any issues.
Barbara Aylesworth of A Stroke of Genius Interiors was hired in 2017 to undertake the interior design of the Oakmont building in Vancouver. At 25 years old, the common areas within the Oakmont, a three-storey condo/apartment building were shabby, poorly lit and uninviting. Barb came up with a renovation concept and collaborated extensively with the strata council and property manager on three individual schemes.
She met numerous times over a period of several months with the strata, explaining how the colours and designs fit together and working out a renovation plan that would meet Oakmont’s tight budget.
Barb had various experts, such as electrician and tile setters, come out several times to ensure that the work could be done within an allotted time frame. She went to great lengths to source materials that would honour the design scheme as well as the budget and, when the renovations began, was at the building almost every day to oversee the work.
Barb was flexible with the design and when strata requested changes, such as the creation of a closet in one area of the building, or the addition of new shelves in another area, the changes were done quickly and within budget. The quality of the materials used was excellent and the workmen she hired to undertake the work were polite, efficient and proficient.
As a result of Barb’s imaginative, modern, elegant and sophisticated interior design, there has been a significant increase in the value of the building, giving each owner a remarkable ROI.
In summary, I cannot recommend Barb highly enough.
Wow! We’re so glad we found Barb to help us with our Kitchen upgrades, lighting, and conversion of one spare room into a well designed office space.
She was meticulous and worked well with us to provide guidance and insight into counter top & fixture selection, colors, and proper design of our new office. She was always available to respond to our questions, stayed on budget, selected trades people that knew what they were doing, and completed the job in a timely fashion.
Our High recommendation to Barb.
First rate! Barb listens carefully, reaches wide to find exactly the items that will make the finish special.
She’s patient, has a great eye for colour and fabrics and has exceptional attention to detail. She is aware of costs, is a savvy shopper and pulled my West Van condo reno together beautifully.
We initially hired Barb years ago for colour coordination in our new home. We were so impressed we decided to look her up for our next project. I’m extremely happy we were able to connect again. Barb totally understands my taste and budget. I appreciate her innovation.
She was able to suggest many little inexpensive touches that totally complete the look. With her guidance and vision she was able to make dramatic change on a small budget. Friends can’t believe the impact and we absolutely love the end result. I will definitely be contacting Barb for my next project.