Trading Places’ decorating consultants are handpicked by our founder, Cathy Boytos, to ensure you are provided with quality products and services by expert professionals. Our consultants have an enormous passion for what they do. They are creative, and equipped to turn even the most frustrating projects into organized works of art.

Projects of All Sizes

Whether it is the simple task of choosing complementary paint colours, new fabric to reupholster your favourite (yet tired) chair, staging your home for resale, or coordinating a full-blown kitchen remodel, we have the right consultant for your project.

What makes us different?  

We are a Team – our professional members consist of Architects, Designers, Decorators, and Real Estate Experts. 

How We Work

Simply contact us either by phone or email.  We will ask you to complete a simple questionnaire about your project goals and your lifestyle.  Then we will match your project and budget to our decorating consultants’ talents. 

Our consultants will visit your home or place of business to review your project goals and create a design plan that matches our collaborative ideas with your budget.  We will only present you with ideas that are within your budget.

We give you peace of mind

It can be daunting to let someone you don’t know into your home. At Trading Places, our consultants are pre-screened to ensure:

  • They have a portfolio and proven track record with satisfied customers.
  • They are insured and licensed where applicable.
  • They have a clear police background check.

To the GTA, and beyond

Based of out of Oakville, Ontario, our network of quality, trained decorating consultants reaches through the Greater Toronto Area, north through “Cottage Country”, remote locations, and even out of province. 


Our initial consultation is $150.00 plus hst (where applicable) which is payable at time of booking.  Hourly rates start at $50 per hour and apply after the initial consultation. Hourly rates vary based on the scope and complexity of the project.