About Us

A room in mind

A Room In Mind was established in Jan 2012. Owner and lead designer, Keely Coles, has worked in the Interior Decorating & Design industry since 2005.

Jan 2012 was the beginning of a fresh start after having her two beautiful (busy!) babies. Excited to be back at work, Keely believes that acknowledging the clients’ wish list ~ what inspires them, and what designs compliment their lifestyle ~ are the keys to the design process.

The ultimate goal of ARIM is to provide impeccable customer service while enriching your life with a beautiful, comfortable, and functional living space!

Why choose a room in mind?

Keely and her team are known for creating beautiful and functional living spaces that reflect each valued client’s individual lifestyle and wish list. An additional, but equally important role, is managing the many important decisions, details, and deadlines that are involved in an interior transformation or renovation. An interior transformation can be a stressful and overwhelming process at times…and could possibly involve regretful and costly decisions if a professional is not part of your team!

A Room in Mind understands that every project is an investment and is prepared to guide clients in the right direction when making decisions regarding what to do and purchase, in what order, how to get it done, and where your money is most effectively spent… avoiding regretful decisions.

A Room In Mind can be involved in a design project as much as the client sees fit. Expertise and experience in concepts such as scale, balance, and colour allow our team to make confident decisions to solve unique design challenges and help create functional and beautiful spaces.

Your project needs a professional team

A Room In Mind is connected with professionals and suppliers based on quality products, committed services, and industry/client referrals. By combining these quality resources, ARIM offers clients a total package of interior decorating and design services and exceptional customer service. Regardless of the size of your project, Keely will develop the best plan to accomplish your goals to create a beautiful space.

What about our rates?

The best way to describe most of the interior decorating and design industry’s billing and rates, is to say that expertise and value is quantified in increments of time, and therefore is invoiced at an hourly rate. ARIM offers both Hourly Rate Fee Structures OR Set Design Fees based on the scope of work for your project.

ARIM’s expertise and value is not only shown in inspirational and functional designs, but also in the ability to flawlessly manage who, how, and when to deal with suppliers, trades, and clients.

Contact us for current rates and fee structures

What to expect

  • Every project begins with a two-hour, in-home (or office) Introductory Consultation

  • Contact ARIM to discuss your project details, budget, and timeline, and we will schedule your Introductory Consultation.

  • What you can expect to gain from the two-hour Introductory Consultation working session: ARIM will review your “wish list” and existing floor plans, advise on changes if warranted, discuss colour of hard finishes and paint selection/placement, advise on type/layout of furniture you may need to purchase, window coverings, artwork, lighting, etc., help you determine/create a comfortable budget for hard and soft finishes, answer any additional on-site design questions that you may have, and discuss policies and procedures if you chose to move the project forward with ARIM. At the end of the two hours, you will have a clear and thorough plan for the scope of work to move forward. If the client chooses to move forward on their own, no further commitment is required.

  • If you plan to move the project forward with ARIM services after the Introductory Consultation, ARIM will create a Design Time Proposal (projection of Design Hours required to complete the scope of work), Contract and Receipt of Retainer. Once this paperwork has been approved by the client, your project is officially launched! ARIM team can begin designs and sourcing to create your functional and beautiful space.

  • Contact us

    If you’ve got the space, we’ve got the time. Please contact us to schedule a consultation.