After working in the design industry for more than six years, Jaydi Dinsdale decided to go out on her own, a decision motivated by family, more than two years ago. “I started my business when my daughter was one,” she said. “My husband and I had another baby in 2017; it’s been a perfect balance of design and motherhood.” Jaydi said of her growing family and portfolio of clients. “Everyone has been really receptive.”
More of a design generalist, Jaydi has done plenty of renovation work as of late. “Every project I touch is interesting, ” she says. “Especially when it comes to renovations because you have to tie in to what’s staying; you have to adhere to city regulations and neighbours as well as existing plumping, HVAC systems and so on.”
The City of Brandon is growing exponentially, which accounts for new builds, but if a new home isn’t in your future, Jaydi recommends, “If you can live through a reno, it can make a huge improvement to not only your house, but also your life.”
Choosing to work with a designer is like choosing any other professional; it often comes down to personalities. If you’re in the market to hire a designer, the right match is key.
“I’ve always thought it’s nice to live in a beautiful place, but design is all about making your life function better. And because our homes are so personal to each one of us, I love getting to know my clients and figuring how I can help them. This process combines beautiful aesthetics with functionality,” she says. “Many people have a misconception that design and decorating are the same. But that’s not true.” According to Qpractice.com, “Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.”
She goes on, “When I chose the name Timber & Lace Interior Design, I did so because I wanted something that spoke to the structural side of the process as well as the adornment side. A truly successful design considers both.”
In the past, a common misconception was that hiring a designer was reserved for a select few. “I don’t think that’s the case at all,” says Jaydi. “Good design is something that everyone should have. You deserve good spaces that work for you and makes you feel good about where you live.” She continues, “Sometimes even a new coat of paint can brighten your spirits during a cold winter. Swapping out a counter top or adding in new accessories can make you feel amazing.”
“What I love most about my profession is that hiring a designer can make life easier. I have clients who tell me what challenges they run into on a regular basis, such as getting out the door in the morning and I come up with creative ways to improve their situation.”
If you’re thinking about starting a project, call Jaydi Dinsdale of Timber & Interior Design to see how you can make the most out of your life.