Growing up outside Toronto with access to all the fabulous salvage and design shops on King St W and Queen St W, Leigh has always had a keen eye for design. With a passion for real estate fostered by tagging along with her folks ever changing housing needs (wants) she developed her own love for real estate, homes, building and interiors and purchased her first home in Toronto 2002. Three years later Leigh took on her first whole home renovation.
Dominic has a rich history in the construction world having decades of experience in home building and renovations with 25 years experience as a journeyman tile setter. Having spent 11 years in NYC and 8 years in Vancouver working on projects with everyone from Martha Stewart to the iconic NYC subway station mosaics, the signature Holt Renfrew storefronts, and specialized estate mosaic projects, his experience in the industry has given him a keen eye for quality and an appreciation for design earning him two National Hard Surface Awards in 2006 and 2008.
Many renovations and builds later, after their collaboration on their own farm house renovation, Leigh and her partner (in life and business), Dominic, are continuing their passion in opening Urban Design Company. Urban Design Company’s brick and mortar shop is an interiors store that brings stylish home accents, lifestyle items and personal interiors shopping services to Manotick Village.