Catlin Stothers Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Montreal. As founder of CS Design, Catlin Stothers leads a team of creative minds who share a passion for creating residential interiors that improve the lives of their clients. Catlin is known for her keen eye and ability to balance a modern aesthetic with a down to earth sensibility. Clean lines are harmonized by organic materials and the accentuation of natural light.
CS Design strives to create minimalist spaces that provoke reaction, are highly functional, and easily lived in by their owners. Simplicity and scale are dominant themes that have contributed to the success of their projects. While the objectives may vary from one project to the next, the process is always based on thorough planning and open dialogue with each client. Great emphasis is placed on creating a culture of collaboration and an atmosphere of fun.
CS Design’s portfolio of clients includes influencers and visionaries who value Catlin’s holistic approach and dedication to solving challenges through design.
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I have worked with Catlin over several years on various levels in both our city and country homes. Catlin’s expertise and passion transformed various rooms in our century home, often with the most subtle changes. She beautifully marries a contemporary aesthetic with the traditional architectural details inherent to the house. Her keen sense of colour and ideas are always unexpected, and I like that she thinks differently. Very respectful of our budget, we always felt that we invested in the right places and pieces.
Catlin works extremely well with suppliers and trades, as she is decisive and insists on perfection, characteristics that are highly regarded by the craftspeople who work with her.
Catlin is a dream to work with - Enthusiastic, honest, and has tremendous integrity!
Debbie McNair, Toronto
Catlin brings a down to earth attitude to quality design. We love working with her because she is so relatable. She is not afraid to push - be it on design ideas or on deadlines and she has a passion and personal pride in her work and service deliverable that is extremely hard to find these days. She has outstanding project management skills and great contacts. She is a creative thinker and she makes things happen.
Anna J. Montreal
The architect's plans were approved and I was determined to choose all the finishings myself, as I had had two disappointing experiences with designers in the past. However, the amount of decisions for such a large project quickly became overwhelming, as did the fear of making mistakes.
I looked at portfolios of at least 50 designers online and Catlin's work stuck out.
Not only did she help me make all the decisions regarding the finishings, Catlin also made great suggestions that really improved the architect’s plans and functionality of the entire home.
Catlin is refreshingly unpretentious for the industry she works in. She really listens to your needs and wants to meet your expectations. There is nothing fussy about her or her designs. Always simple and beautiful.
Cathy M, Mont Royal
Catlin was absolutely phenomenal. She helped us start to finish with our Montreal home renos and was absolutely meticulous. Her recommendations were spot-on and innovative. We LOVE the end result! Catlin worked tirelessly on our project and was instrumental in navigating snags with the contractors (scheduling, unexpected pipes behind walls necessitating design changes, material delivery issues etc) at every step. She was a pleasure to work with and we simply could not have done it without her!
Carmen Mueller Griffintown
Superbe expérience avec Catlin! Je l'ai d'abord découverte en cherchant un designer sur Internet et je ne regrette nullement mon choix! Catlin a fait le projet de rénovation de notre chambre des maîtres, et du début jusqu'à la fin, elle a toujours été disponible pour venir suivre le cours des travaux. Peu importe l'item du décor, elle n"a jamais hésité à venir avec plusieurs échantillons pour visualiser sur place avec nous lequel ferait le mieux. C'est une designer très minutieuse qui vous fera un décor unique avec de beaux objets qui vous suivront jusqu'à la fin de vos
jours!! Une designer exceptionnelle, à l'écoute de son client, dévouée... je la recommande sans hésitation et franchement, je suis même triste que mon projet soit déjà terminé avec elle!
Karine Lazure, Montréal
J'ai eu recours aux services de Catlin pour trois projets, et je la recommande sans hésiter. Elle a un goût sans faille et sait trouver des solutions ingénieuses pour contourner les difficultés. Elle sait marier le haut de gamme avec le bon marché, pour étirer le budget et maximiser l'effet. Surtout, elle est super gentille et hyper fiable - une qualité rare dans l'industrie !
What can I say about Catlin?......she's AMAZING! A truly gifted and talented designer.
We hired Catlin to help achieve a vision for the main floor of our ten year old
home. Not only did she surpass our expectations with a well thought out plan but also paid incredible attention to every detail.
She is unbelievably approachable and available, every email or text was
answered in a timely fashion and she actually answers her phone!! I would also She was wonderful in preparing our entire family for the experience of a large renovation project. It truly helped knowing what to expect.
We have recently purchased a country house and are looking forward to working with Catlin for more renovation fun :)
Tina Faubert and Gerry Brady, St Lazard
What impressed us most about Catlin is that she really took the time to understand how we live. Other designers had proposed designs that ignored our storage and other practical needs. Catlin was able to give us an innovative and dramatic design that adds architectural interest, while maximizing the functionality of the space.
Bronwyn Anderson, Toronto
From my first meeting with Catlin, I knew I had found the right person to work with on my loft renovation project. Before beginning the design process, Catlin gathered information about the goals of the project, budget considerations, and lifestyle and design preferences. Armed with that information, Catlin designed plans that exceeded every expectation. She was extraordinarily honest, resourceful, thorough and committed to the project. During the construction phase, she was present to monitor progress, trouble shoot and provide invaluable advice. She was never more than a phone call or a text away. I cannot say enough good things about Catlin, her design sense, and work ethic. She truly cares about her clients.
Veronica McDermott Griffintwown
Not sure it's possible to express how easy and pleasant Catlin is to work with! Catlin is relaxed, approachable, organized, and so incredibly resourceful. She is also incredibly fair. She won't allow her clients to spend money frivolously and she will protect your budget as though it were her own. I think it's that respect for her clients' resources that makes her so endearing and trustworthy. Her knowledge of a multitude of materials will ensure that your project is unique and breathtaking. In short, I simply wouldn't use anyone else!
Tara Gavin, Toronto
Highly organized, energetic and accommodating, Catlin works with a tireless dedication to quality and her client’s satisfaction. She’s particularly creative at mixing custom and high-end pieces with off the shelf pieces. This really helped us achieve the look we wanted while respecting our budget. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat!
Jo Ann Dizy, Toronto