Design for retirement home

Katherine’s design view certainly matched our own. When it was time to build our retirement home, we enlisted Katherine’s help with the interior and exterior designs.

She took our house plan and began designing our kitchen and bathroom layouts and then progressed to the cabinet and vanity design.  Katherine understood what our sub-contractor needed to ensure that the cabinets were done just right.

Katherine also helped with our colour scheme for both the interior and exterior. She understood what our personalities were and was able to come up with wonderful schemes that suited us.  She also guided us on our tile selection for the flooring and the bathrooms, providing a design layout for our general contractor which resulted in a great looking floor. Katherine has the trust of the general contractor for whenever we were stuck on what to do, they would suggest that we consult with Katherine and she always came back with a suggestion (accompanied by a rationale) in a timely fashion.

In closing, we are completely satisfied with Katherine’s participation in the building of our retirement home!


Linda & Alvan Tom

Reliable and dependable

Katherine Joy Interiors has been my dream come true!! Kathy has helped me turn my house into a home. She has great vision and in short time has made such a difference. She is reliable and dependable and once you meet her you feel that you have known her for a life time.

I would gladly refer her to anyone of my friends and associates.

H. Lyon

Pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction

family was involved in an international move after residing in San Diego, California for 20 years. Katherine Porath was referred to us via our realtor to assist with the quite extensive completion of our newly constructed home in North York, Ontario. Her professional responsibilities extended well beyond those which are customary for an Interior Decorator. Katherine’s responsibilities fell into the following three areas of support: project administration, construction/landscaping design and support , and the customary interior design support.

As a project manager, Katherine’s ability to provide clearly defined objectives, time tables, and exceptional follow up ( both written and verbal communication) allowed for the successful completion of major construction changes  so that our home was move-in ready at our arrival date. As a customer, we were able to focus our attention elsewhere since her mastery of these business management skills provided us the accountability and reassurance that our personal needs were being addressed in our absence.

Perhaps the attributes that we valued the most in our association with Katherine were: personal integrity, the pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction, and smart problem-solving. One can always find experienced, talented individuals who are willing to undertake the job at the outset, but it is rare to find an “expert” that completes the job, leaving the customer with an overall satisfaction that the work performed and the experience shared could not have been done any better if they had done it themselves.


Ron and Lauren