ABOUT

Open since 2009, Ali Budd Interiors is a full-service design studio, Toronto-based but globally available. We love to travel for good design.

We built our studio on the belief that there’s a big difference between a house and a home. That’s why we sweat the details. Why we take the time to understand the needs of every person (and pet) that we work with.

Our work is showcased in publications including Domino, Home Beautiful, House and Home, and Style at Home. It lives in exclusive neighborhoods, in decadent country escapes, and in modern professional spaces. Consistent across all you’ll find an aesthetic that is both contemporary and timeless.

We’re proud to provide a holistic design service, including: space planning, construction drawing packages, project coordination, bespoke furniture and millwork design and fabrication, lighting design, interior styling, art curation… and if there’s something particularly unique you require, we can likely make that happen too.

Open since 2009, Ali Budd Interiors is a full-service design studio, Toronto-based but globally available. We love to travel for good design.

We built our studio on the belief that there’s a big difference between a house and a home. That’s why we sweat the details. Why we take the time to understand the needs of every person (and pet) that we work with.

Our work is showcased in publications including Domino, Home Beautiful, House and Home, and Style at Home. It lives in exclusive neighborhoods, in decadent country escapes, and in modern professional spaces. Consistent across all you’ll find an aesthetic that is both contemporary and timeless.

We’re proud to provide a holistic design service, including: space planning, construction drawing packages, project coordination, bespoke furniture and millwork design and fabrication, lighting design, interior styling, art curation… and if there’s something particularly unique you require, we can likely make that happen too.

ALI BUDD //

PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Ali earned her BA from Western University in London, Ont. And followed with an Interior Design Diploma from International Academy of Design, Toronto. After graduating, she honed her skills at large architectural/interior firms as well as boutique studios, mentoring under some of Canada’s leading design minds. She opened Ali Budd Interiors in 2009.

Most Rewarding Part of My Job: Working with an incredible team, and watching them grow and come together to blow our clients away.

When I work I listen to… Stevie Knicks Spotify Radio is my most recent addiction.

One Country I need to Visit is South Africa.

Design Advice to Live by… take risks, invest in bespoke pieces, listen to your designer, and always start your project with white walls and a floor plan.

Cats or Dogs?  Dogs, specifically pugs.

Prints or Solids? Solids.

City or Beach? Beach by day, city by night.

Juice or Java? Java. Starbucks Americano misto with one pump sugar free cinnamon dolce and nonfat milk. Try it.

Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset.

Ali Budd
Ali Budd

ALI BUDD //

PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Ali earned her BA from Western University in London, Ont. And followed with an Interior Design Diploma from International Academy of Design, Toronto. After graduating, she honed her skills at large architectural/interior firms as well as boutique studios, mentoring under some of Canada’s leading design minds. She opened Ali Budd Interiors in 2009.

Most Rewarding Part of My Job: Working with an incredible team, and watching them grow and come together to blow our clients away.

When I work I listen to… Stevie Knicks Spotify Radio is my most recent addiction.

One Country I need to Visit is South Africa.

Design Advice to Live by… take risks, invest in bespoke pieces, listen to your designer, and always start your project with white walls and a floor plan.

Cats or Dogs?  Dogs, specifically pugs.

Prints or Solids? Solids.

City or Beach? Beach by day, city by night.

Juice or Java? Java. Starbucks Americano misto with one pump sugar free cinnamon dolce and nonfat milk. Try it.

Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset.

SHIVEKTA SEHDEV //

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Shiv received her Diploma in Art and Design from Richmond-Upon-Thames College. After earning a Degree in Interior Design from Southampton University in England, she worked for some of London’s most prestigious interior firms. Now living and working here in Canada, she brings a wealth of international experience and knowledge to ABI.

Most rewarding part of my job… I get to be part of a creative world that is constantly redefining itself.

When I work I listen to… All the good stuff – The Smiths, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, Biggie Smalls, David Bowie, Radiohead…Queen.

One country I need to visit is… India.

Design advice to live by… Creativity comes from trust. You have to trust your instincts.

Cats or dogs?  Dogs.

Prints or solids? Prints.

City or Beach?  City.

Juice or java? Juice.

Sunrise or sunset? I am a night owl, so sunset.

SHIVEKTA SEHDEV //

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Shiv received her Diploma in Art and Design from Richmond-Upon-Thames College. After earning a Degree in Interior Design from Southampton University in England, she worked for some of London’s most prestigious interior firms. Now living and working here in Canada, she brings a wealth of international experience and knowledge to ABI.

Most rewarding part of my job… I get to be part of a creative world that is constantly redefining itself.

When I work I listen to… All the good stuff – The Smiths, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, Biggie Smalls, David Bowie, Radiohead…Queen.

One country I need to visit is… India.

Design advice to live by… Creativity comes from trust. You have to trust your instincts.

Cats or dogs?  Dogs.

Prints or solids? Prints.

City or Beach?  City.

Juice or java? Juice.

Sunrise or sunset? I am a night owl, so sunset.

SHAWNA GERLOCK //

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Shawna began her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she earned her degree in Interior and Environmental Design. Shawna also holds a specialty certificate in Lighting Design from Ryerson University. She has a true passion and expertise in lighting, millwork design, and construction drawing.

Most rewarding part of my job… Seeing projects go from initial concept to reality, and creating amazing live/work spaces for our clients.

When I work I listen to… Anything Indie Pop or Sara Bareilles.

One country I need to visit is… Greece!

Design advice to live by… “The details are not the details, they make the design.” – Charles Eames.

Cats or dogs?  Cats.

Prints or solids? Prints.

City or Beach?  City.

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.

Shawna Gerlock
Shawna Gerlock

SHAWNA GERLOCK //

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Shawna began her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she earned her degree in Interior and Environmental Design. Shawna also holds a specialty certificate in Lighting Design from Ryerson University. She has a true passion and expertise in lighting, millwork design, and construction drawing.

Most rewarding part of my job… Seeing projects go from initial concept to reality, and creating amazing live/work spaces for our clients.

When I work I listen to… Anything Indie Pop or Sara Bareilles.

One country I need to visit is… Greece!

Design advice to live by… “The details are not the details, they make the design.” – Charles Eames.

Cats or dogs?  Cats.

Prints or solids? Prints.

City or Beach?  City.

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.

TERRA WIENS //

OFFICE MANAGER/PROJECT COORDINATOR

Terra’s education highlights include a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, and an Interior Design Diploma from Sheridan College. Terra leads the coordination and production support of all projects in the ABI studio.

Most rewarding part of my job… Seeing the process of an initial idea come to life. That’s what makes reveal day so special.

When I work I listen to… Anything that suits my current mood.

One country I need to visit is… Spain, although it’s difficult to pick just one.

Design advice to live by… Less is more – mies van der rohe.

Cats or dogs? Cats.

Prints or solids? It’s all about balance.

City or Beach?  Beach!

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunsets.

TERRA WIENS //

OFFICE MANAGER/PROJECT COORDINATOR

Terra’s education highlights include a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, and an Interior Design Diploma from Sheridan College. Terra leads the coordination and production support of all projects in the ABI studio.

Most rewarding part of my job… Seeing the process of an initial idea come to life. That’s what makes reveal day so special.

When I work I listen to… Anything that suits my current mood.

One country I need to visit is… Spain, although it’s difficult to pick just one.

Design advice to live by… Less is more – mies van der rohe.

Cats or dogs? Cats.

Prints or solids? It’s all about balance.

City or Beach?  Beach!

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunsets.

BRIANNE DELORME //

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Brianne received her diploma in decorating from Sheridan Collage and is currently enrolled in their Interior Design program. Brianne’s energy, AutoCad skills and style make her an amazing addition to the ABI team.

Most rewarding part of my job… Capturing the spirit of a client and seeing their concept come to life.

When I work I listen to… 8tracks summer playlists.

One country I need to visit is… Italy & France!

Design advice to live by… “I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.” – Dorothy Draper

Cats or dogs? Dogs.

Prints or solids? Solids.

City or Beach?  City Gal.

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? If I can get up with the sun for a run, I will! So sunrise.

Shawna Gerlock

BRIANNE DELORME //

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Brianne received her diploma in decorating from Sheridan Collage and is currently enrolled in their Interior Design program. Brianne’s energy, AutoCad skills and style make her an amazing addition to the ABI team.

Most rewarding part of my job… Capturing the spirit of a client and seeing their concept come to life.

When I work I listen to… 8tracks summer playlists.

One country I need to visit is… Italy & France!

Design advice to live by… “I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.” – Dorothy Draper

Cats or dogs? Dogs.

Prints or solids? Solids.

City or Beach?  City Gal.

Juice or java? Java.

Sunrise or sunset? If I can get up with the sun for a run, I will! So sunrise.

Office Dogs

MABEL & LENNY //

OFFICE DOGS

The unofficial mascots of ABI, Lenny and Mabel bring a fresh, four-legged perspective to the team. These two spend their days testing beautiful dog beds, taking a walk for inspiration, or sitting in on a lunch and learn.

 

MABEL & LENNY //

OFFICE DOGS

The unofficial mascots of ABI, Lenny and Mabel bring a fresh, four-legged perspective to the team. These two spend their days testing beautiful dog beds, taking a walk for inspiration, or sitting in on a lunch and learn.

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