What our clients have to say...

I have previously worked with Valerie when completing some minor renovations on a previous house. Her advice on color selection for wall paint as well as staging advice for some awkward rooms truly helped achieve our homes quick sale. We are now finishing the total remodel of a condominium and Valerie and her team have been a life line in all the confusion and stress that often goes along with such an undertaking. Valerie’s positive attitude, eye for detail, coordination skills, and vision of the final product made the entire process seamless. The trades were a pleasure to work with. No detail was left unaddressed. I will miss the daily interaction and the sense I was a valued part of this team of professionals. My husband and I are looking forward to moving into our beautifully renovated home, something we would have been months away from doing were it not for Valerie and her team.
Glenda & Dr. Michael O’Reilly

We first contacted First Impressions for a design consultation to help us choose colours and furniture. Valerie was quick to pick up our personal style. First Impressions helped us see how beautiful our home could be. The thought of renovations and pets together felt somewhat overwhelming so we entrusted the whole project from start to finish to First Impressions with no reservations. We left the house into Valerie's hands, while we went on vacation with the dogs. Valerie and Taylor kept us informed with daily progress. We returned and found our home transformed into everything we hoped for and more. They truly treated our home as their own. I will call on First Impressions again for future projects.
Penny Amos & Brigitte Bouchard

I worked with Valerie to stage my home for selling. She planned my home from paint colors, to furniture to plants. She also organized my closets and kitchen cupboards. She bought in extra trades in to keep on schedule and let me know which companies were best to hire. She literally transformed my home. I am amazed at what she has done. She is a gifted designer and has a real eye for what is needed and his things look best. Besides being an amazing designer Valerie is also a pleasure to work with. She is on time, communicates extremely well, is flexible and very dependable. She also respects budgets and checks first before purchasing big ticket items. I highly recommend Valerie and am looking forward to working with her in my next home.

First Impressions and their team were professional, affordable, quick to provide variety of furniture selection for the space and met my deadline date.
Andree & Glen MacGillivray

Staging for a house sale. Staff was very professional, courteous, organized, attentive to my requests. Furniture for staging was selected to match existing style of other furniture in the house. My realtor was also pleased with the results. Thank You!
Mike St. Jean

My husband and I have worked with Valerie on two properties over the years and have always been really happy with her work!

She is able to focus our ideas into a beautiful look that suits our tastes. Her vision and suggestions have enabled us to have a cohesive and visually appealing look while keeping the decor practical for our young family.

We're a DIY couple and find that consulting with Valerie is a great way to ensure that our projects have consistency and flow. In addition to providing really great advise, she has a wonderful way of getting us back in the right direction when our ideas are scattered which is a great time saver.
Carrisa & Owen Bird

We initially hired Valerie to help us stage our cottage for selling. Valerie had great, low cost ideas which made our cottage much more appealing. More recently, we hired Valerie to help us make our new-to-us house our home.

Valerie was easy to work with - professional and knowledgeable but not pushy. Valerie provided practical advice that matched our style with the style of our house. And, with Valerie's assistance we were able to update our 'look' by incorporating a few new pieces.

We would highly recommend Valerie - whether it's for one visit or multiple visits, it's money well spent.
Barb & Bill Wrona

The house required a new kitchen, bathroom and general overhaul after several years of being rented out. The complete project was handled via email, phone and Skype from overseas. In fact, this was the 3rd project managed in this manner with First Impressions. That is just how good they are. FI arranged the work crews, the purchases of materials, supervision, design details and any other aspects which had to be dealt with at the site. The project came in on time under a very tight schedule. Communications channels with FI were excellent with immediate action always the case.
Reg Martin

I asked for a number of designs for me to consider as I contemplated the options for my dream kitchen. The designs and information provided by Valerie and Erin have led me to be absolutely joyful with my kitchen. It is such a wonderful place for me to be ...
Vicky Huehn

First Impressions helped me sell my house quickly. They were very professional and gave me their honest opinion of what they saw. Their honest but act full approach allowed me to see what they saw. They helped me move furniture around and gave clear direction as to what to do to improve the look and feel of my house. Great job and I would highly recommend them.
Susan O’Brien

First Impressions’ performance was outstanding to say the least, and the end result was that the house sold almost before the paint had dried. First Impressions certainly get a 6 star rating from me. With Valerie’s team at First Impressions, anything difficult was dealt with immediately, the impossible took slightly longer. They really knew the market as well, which was extremely important in my case because I was renovating a high-end home to sell and I lived in Switzerland. At every turn, sound advice was provided and decisions could be made almost instantly to keep things moving at a high pace.
Reg Martin

Cannot tell you how much we appreciate the work that you did. From the beginning, you got the concept, went with it and now we have a space that we love and are proud of. This is transformative. Thank you!
Melody & Fernando Monte

Hiring Valerie is the best investment I've made towards turning my house into the home I wanted…Valerie was able to pull everything together.
Lise Caron

First Impressions helped me renovate my home from top to bottom. The service was excellent. Valerie and her associates show an exceptional level of commitment and enthusiasm for their work. They possess very good design sense, yet seek buy–in from the client every step of the way. They are willing to take on multiple tasks, finding, juggling, and managing trades and maintaining focus on priorities and deadlines. Their commitment to client service and satisfaction is outstanding. I heartily recommend First Impressions for staging, design/decoration or renovation.
David Luke

Mon mari et moi sommes militaire et devions vendre notre maison pour être relocalisés. Nous avions une maison que nous aimions énormément et dans laquelle nous avions investie beaucoup de temps et d’argent. Valerie a su nous faire voir notre maison avec l’œil de l’acheteur et a relevé les points qui devraient être corrigés pour que nous puissions vendre vite et surtout obtenir le maximum pour nos investissements. Nous avons vendu en trois jours. Merci Valérie.
Véronique et Stéphane Martin

You can't argue with success! Our friends, who were initially skeptical, were suddenly converted when they saw the transformation of the house. When the house sold after only two days on the market the circle was complete. It proves that Valerie knows 'the buyers' and can anticipate their desires.
Dr. Mike Condra & Eleanor Condra

It constantly amazes me how many hats you wear and juggle with such ease. I love your ideas for the houses (the old one and now my new one). I truly believe that your presence was the glue that kept everything and everyone together. You have changed my home and life from chaos to beauty, calmness and peace. I can't thank you enough
Prue Pulver

Valerie sets high standards and is honest, reliable and calm. Her ability to organize renovations is unparalleled. I highly recommend her to anyone beautifying their home.
Marg Palone

I found Valerie to be on top of the job at all times; full of good and innovative ideas and workable suggestions on several budget levels. She is attentive to details and achieves excellent results. A joy to work with.
Beth Morris

I am so pleased with your work. It is more of a pleasure to come home and we both love the tranquil feeling you have created.
Penny Blake

Valerie is excellent in every aspect of her work. She sustained a highly professional commitment to me as a client while we worked together on my home. She paid attention to my taste and showed great creativity and generosity with her time.
Claire Pepin

Every single room looked amazing. I would recommend this service to anyone. But not just for selling – after all, why wait until you are leaving when you could have this type of environment for living in yourself!
Bev Blaney

The results were incredible! While I was out of town Valerie took care of everything. In days I had an offer for more than the asking price.
Matthew Mendelson

Many people will offer advice about selling your home; Valerie's is worth listening to. We had her prepare our home for sale and received a full–price offer as soon as the house hit the market!
Dr. Cherie Jones–Hiscock & Stephen Hiscock

We were incredibly impressed with the services provided by First Impressions. We were constantly surprised how the suggestions and advice, although often things that we had never thought to do, made major improvements in the appearance of our home. With Valerie's help we had two offers in one day!
Dave Anglin & Paula Shamaida

Mike and I really enjoyed our time with you. I now feel much more confident with the direction I am heading . You have a wonderful approach and it was so evident that you truly enjoy your work. I look forward to our next meeting. (Design ideas for their new home).
Amy Martin

Valerie definitely makes a home more saleable. She quickly creates fabulous results. I highly recommend her.
Kim Treleaven & Lori Chenier, Royal LePage

Valerie Cummings and her team of professionals worked quickly and efficiently. Her eye for detail transformed the house into a showcase home, which resulted in multiple offers and a sale above the asking price. Most importantly the client was extremely happy with the results!
Katharine McClelland, Sutton Real Estate

I just wanted to thank you so much for today. I had so much fun and felt a real sense of satisfaction when you left. My husband was very pleased, and couldn't believe the difference that re-arranging our furniture made.
Darlene Kelly

Your visions have opened another world. This is wonderful. Thank you also for the inspirational photos, and places to find items. This is an entirely uncharted territory for me.
Aida Sulcs

Thank you for your help with our renovations. Your design ideas and your attention to detail were key to the success of our renovation. Your sense of style was right in line with mine, and you chose colours and combinations that were beautifully suited to each other.
Candice & Mike Laframboise