Make Yourself At Home

Preparation, planning and working out every last detail is, according to Gillian Gillies, the only way to guarantee the success of a project. That’s what ensured that the recent large-scale renovations at the award-winning interior designer’s home in Toronto were completed on time and on budget. So it’s ironic that taking exactly the opposite approach is how she ended up swapping Scotland for Canada in the first place. “I’m from Edinburgh, but a chance encounter with a Canadian in 2002 in St Lucia literally turned my world upside down in the most perfect of ways,” she recalls. “I sold my beautiful flat in the west end of Glasgow, moved to Toronto later that same year to marry him, and opened my design firm there in 2004.” View Article