Design Team

Natalie Hodgins

Known for her love of soft modern neutrals infused with carefully edited moments of bold colour and an almost bohemian devotion to true comfort, Natalie is happiest creating sophisticated, yet family friendly interiors.  After working in collaboration with Sarah for more than 12 years, Natalie honed her project management skills to enable her to juggle the evolving needs of multiple residential design projects. Budgets and schedules aside, it’s Natalie’s dedication to truly get to know her clients that ensures their personality and style is showcased when the project is done.

With 12 years of private client experience to her credit, as well as 5 seasons on HGTV’s hit series, Design Inc., Natalie is well versed in both city and country style, and has designed an impressively diverse range of interiors.  Her work has been featured in international design magazines including Canadian House and Home, Renovation Style, Chatelaine, Spa Finder and Style at Home.  

When the work day is done, Natalie can be found running to raise funds for charity, working on her tennis stroke, hosting impromptu get-togethers with her neighbourhood friends, or enjoying quality time with her filmmaker husband, Chris, and their two children, Jude and Sophie.

Natalie's Design Equation:

vintage upholstered chair nate berkus Vintage Upholstered Chair
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julian chichester gold table Julian Chichester Side Table
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vintage brass floor lamp Vintage Standing Lamp

BEST DESIGN BARGAIN YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR HOME

A chandelier straight out of Sarah’s dining room!

THING YOU WOULD BUY FOR YOUR HOME IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT

A main floor family room.

FAVOURITE DESIGN BOOK? WHY?

It is usually my most recent acquisition (Steven Gambrel, Time and Place), however; the one I find myself poring over most often is Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors.  I find her use of colour inspiring and her details subtle and sophisticated.

IF YOU WERE A FABRIC, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

Linen.  It is natural, strong, versatile… also, gets better with age.

FAVOURITE SPACE YOU'VE DESIGNED

My own house as I get to enjoy it with my family every day!  Not that I’m done (don’t tell my husband).

FIRST DESIGN MEMORY?

My Mother painting our living room pink when my Dad was at work!  Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as I did it about 25 years later in my own home.

FAVOURITE FASHION DESIGNER?

Fantasy- Stella McCartney.  What I wear most often- J Crew!

THE MOST EXCITING PART OF ANY DESIGN PROJECT IS....

Load-in day!  Terrifying, exciting, exhausting and rewarding.

MY STYLE WOULD BE DESCRIBED BY MY COLLEAGUES AS...

Relaxed, slightly bohemian, clean lines, neutral textures accented by colour.

THE TREND I WILL NEVER REVISIT IS...

Permed hair.  Acid wash.  Carpeted bathrooms.