About Us

Meet Crystal

I’m Crystal, the principal of Crystal Collinson Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in the design and decorating of model homes, sales presentation centres, condominium amenity spaces, and small commercial projects. My Builder Designer team and I work with many of the GTA’s largest new home builders and condo developers.

After nearly two decades in the industry, I’ve developed an approach to interior design that sets me apart while putting my clients and trusted trade resources at ease. The Builder Designer team possesses the unique ability to be both creative and extremely organized, keeping a handle on all the moving parts. Our team lives by the philosophy that “design should solve problems, not create them.”

Meet Brian

I’m Brian Collinson, and I run Collinson Interiors Build/Renovate. I bring an unusual skill combination to the table: brawn and a strong visual sense. I studied design at OCAD and have worked in various aspects of the visual arts field. It has now been over 10 years of transformations, with each renovation project becoming the next piece of “art” for my portfolio.

Collinson Interiors can handle all types of renovations and additions, both residential and commercial. When a project requires the skill of an interior design consultant, the client can work in conjunction with Crystal Collinson, Principal Designer, and her team. The design team can develop construction plans best tailored to budget and function. Collinson Interiors’ expertise integrates professional design and straightforward budgeting coupled with strong communication. The goal is to keep everyone up to date on a regular basis so that there are no surprises at the end.

Renovation projects pose unique challenges and require careful planning consideration. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you through the process.

Meet Brian

I’m Brian Collinson, and I run Collinson Interiors Build/Renovate. I bring an unusual skill combination to the table: brawn and a strong visual sense. I studied design at OCAD and have worked in various aspects of the visual arts field. It has now been over 10 years of transformations, with each renovation project becoming the next piece of “art” for my portfolio.

Collinson Interiors can handle all types of renovations and additions, both residential and commercial. When a project requires the skill of an interior design consultant, the client can work in conjunction with Crystal Collinson, Principal Designer, and her team. The design team can develop construction plans best tailored to budget and function. Collinson Interiors’ expertise integrates professional design and straightforward budgeting coupled with strong communication. The goal is to keep everyone up to date on a regular basis so that there are no surprises at the end.

Renovation projects pose unique challenges and require careful planning consideration. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you through the process.

“When you find a team that is effective, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with, you stick with them. Crystal and her team are both professional and approachable, which makes the entire process from concept to completion a breeze. I have been working with Collinson Interiors for 10 years now, and our I know it will continue well past this because of her outstanding design & work ethics.”

Heather Weeks
Rosehaven Homes

Crystal is the ultimate professional and a great designer to work with. Full of amazing ideas and solutions for your challenges. I can always count on her and send her work whenever I can knowing that she will always look after things.

I really like working with Crystal and recommend her whenever I can. Creative, fun, detail-oriented, great value, and always a beautiful finished product. Love her style!

Craig & Lianne McOuat
President, McOuat Partnership

“I can confidently say that Collinson Interiors has provided Empire with excellent service, on budget and on-time delivery and great inspirational design work.”

 

Tony Pucci
President Low Rise, Empire Communities

“We have worked with Collinson Interiors for several years. We have received numerous compliments on all of our projects. Her designs are fresh and inspiring. A very professional group to work with.”

 

Summerhill Homes
Partner Builders

“My husband and I want to thank you, Crystal, for your professionalism, knowledge, creativity, and you can tell you are very gifted when it comes to being artistically inclined! Our request was no easy, contemporary, modern, and traditional, just what we wanted for the inside of our bungalow in Port Credit. You are by far the VERY BEST!!!”

Elena Hernaci

Satisfied Home Owner

 

“Crystal and Brian are just delightful to work with. They are honest, organized, creative, and communicate well regarding all aspects of the project from design thru to implementation. They both have over 20 years of experience with many excellent references available. They also have a strong network of trustworthy tradespeople who they pull into projects as needed. You would not be disappointed in choosing the charming, professional couple.”

Christine Hepburn
Satisfied Home Owner

“Crystal and her team come with my highest recommendations! Crystal is a creative, incredibly organized, and detail-oriented designer. She has beautiful taste and always finds the perfect balance between gorgeous design and the client’s budget. Crystal helped me space plan and source furnishings for my home. It is always easy to dispose of existing furniture and start fresh, but the real sign of a talented designer is to work with existing pieces and make everything work. I have recommended Crystal to many people and I would encourage anyone looking to hire a designer to renovate or build new to reach out to her for a consultation.”

Julia Fraser, Watts Current
Satisfied Home Owner

“I’ve used Collinson Interiors for multiple home improvement projects in the past, including two major bathroom gut-jobs. I’m always impressed with the full service they provide; everything from the initial vision, space design (Auto-CAD), and execution. Their trades are super and a pleasure to have in the house. As a person with zeero interest in decor (but want nice space!!), I really appreciate using them for paint and all decor choices as well. Saves a massive amount of time, and in the end the finished product is superb.”

Kathleen Hardy
Satisfied Home Owner

Check out our Accolades!

2016 BILD Finalist

Best New Sales Center

“Thornberry Woods”, H&R Developments

2011 BILD Finalist

Best New Sales Center

“Woodland Trails” – Rosehaven Homes

2013 BILD Finalist

Best New Sales Center

“Victory” – Empire Communities c/o BAM Builder Advertising

 

2010 BILD Finalist

Best Model Home

“The Benchmark”- Remington Homes

2012 BILD Finalist

Best New Sales Center

“Pathways” – Brookfield Homes

2010 Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association

Best New Sales Center

“Tiffany Hills” – Rosehaven Homes