As a homeowner, you want to enhance the beauty and functionality of your space.
As a business owner, you want to create a customer experience that expresses your brand through brilliant design.
Registered Interior Designers Pam Tower and Nicole LeBlanc will help you discover what’s possible. With more than 40 years of combined design experience, the Tower Interiors team brings both creativity and technical expertise to every project.
Pam and Nicole are active members of Interior Designers of Nova Scotia (IDNS). They regularly take part in continuing education to ensure their industry, product, and Building Code knowledge are up to date. Tower Interiors always adheres to Code, and maintains a strong network of professional colleagues and suppliers with a wide range of expertise.
Tower Interiors believes in a culture of paying it forward, and regularly mentors aspiring designers, including interior design students and newcomers to Canada.
For Pam, good design is like a puzzle — helping clients solve a space problem or design dilemma is her favourite part of any commercial or residential project. Creative and curious, yet organized and detail-oriented, Pam believes in working with clients throughout the lifespan as their needs change. She holds a BSc and BEd from Acadia, and a diploma in Interior Design from Mount Royal College. Pam established Tower Interiors in Halifax in January 1996.
Nicole lives for that magic moment when a happy client proudly walks through a completed design project, whether it’s a home or a business. Nicole joined Tower Interiors in 2007 after graduating from Georgian College. She became a Registered Interior Designer in 2011 and has continued her education through the Nova Scotia Homebuilders Association (NSHBA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
8 Step Interior Design Process
Based on our past 20 plus years of experience, we have developed an
8 Step guide that helps our clients through the design and renovation process:
Step 1: The Initial Consultation - During this working consultation we walk through the spaces to be renovated and gather information from the Client on how they want to live and work in their home. At this time we measure the areas to be renovated, any existing furnishings that will stay, and take photos of the site. We go over the Agreement with the Client, outlining the Scope of Work and compensation. A retainer is placed by the Client to confirm our working relationship.
Step 2: Preliminary Design Layouts - We draft the existing spaces and design options for new layouts that would accommodate the Client's needs and wishes. We excel at creativity and functionality and believe they must exist together. As we present the plan options, the Client is typically amazed at what is possible for their home.
Step 3: Finalizing the Design - The client determines which features work best for them and we combine these into a final plan. By adding dimensions and notes we create the Construction Plan and then draft the Demolition Plan to show what is being removed. We show the Client conceptual design and interior finish ideas for flooring, walls, plumbing and lighting fixtures, hardware, furniture, upholstery and drapery fabrics.
Step 4: Construction Drawings - Once plans are final we proceed to designing and drafting the elevations and details for all of the cabinetry, built-ins and trimwork. Finishes are chosen and tile details are drafted. Lighting and electrical layouts are designed. Light fixtures, interior hardware and plumbing fixtures are specified.
Step 5: Quotation Stage - We assist the Client in this stage by issuing the drawings and specifications that the Contractors will use in preparing their quotations. At this time we also offer quotations on the furniture, lamps, artwork and custom window treatments which we have coordinated for the new decor.
Step 6: Signing Contracts and Ordering Products - Once the Contractor is chosen, the Client will enter into a contract with the Contractor. Our drawings are what the Contractor uses to get a building permit. We also enter into contract with the Client to order in their furniture, lamps, mirrors, artwork and custom window treatments.
Step 7: Renovation by the Contractor - The renovations are underway and the dreams on paper are turned into reality! We oversee the renovations to ensure they are being built as per the design drawings. During this time we are also managing your custom orders and having your window treatments fabricated.
Step 8: Installations and Accessorizing - New furnishings and window treatments are installed and the designers put their finishing touches on the decor! Your newly renovated home is more functional, efficient and beautiful for your enjoyment!
Ready to start working with an Award Winning Interior Design Firm?
2010 to 2018 – Consumer Choice Award Winner for the category of Interior Design
2018 -- Winner of the Canadian Home Builders- Nova Scotia Peak Award for Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation
2018 -- Winner of the Canadian Home Builders- Nova Scotia Peak Award for Special Project for a Home Office Design
2016 – Winner of Feed Nova Scotia CANstruction Award for “Best Use of Labels”
2015 – Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation
2014 --- Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation
2014 --- Winner of two Feed Nova Scotia CANstruction awards: Juror’s Favourite and Structural Ingenuity Award
2013 --- Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Industry Supporter of the Year
2012 --- Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Most Outstanding Residential Kitchen Renovation
2011 --- Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation
2010 --- Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Marketing Initiative
2009/2010 - All Star Award from Constant Contact for our Excellence in Email Marketing
2008 ---Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation
2005 --- Finalist in the Metro Halifax Business Awards for the Chamber of Commerce, in the category of Small Business of the Year
2005/2006 ---Winner of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association Peak Award for Community Service
1999 --- Rookie of the Year Award by the Nova Scotia Home Builder`s Association for our contribution to the Millennium House project
"Having just completed building a new home, the trials and tribulations that seem to go with the process were made that much more bearable by the knowledgeable staff at Tower Interiors. Their ability to plan and organize and schedule every detail of our interior design was the sole reason for the effortless transition from building plans to a functional living space that we will enjoy for years.
For a company to excel in the manner that Tower Interiors did during our dealings with them speaks volumes about the kind of leadership that is being provided by the owner Pam Tower. Tower Interiors is a shining example of exemplary service and attention to detail. From the initial meeting, through the interior design and decorating, to the after completion follow up, this company and the staff could well be a case study in how to conduct business and how to create customers for life."
— Pat F, Residential Client