Discover Pure Kitchens Inc | Rebecca Hay Designs
“Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important – Fun, Food and Life”. – Daniel Boulud, Chef and Restaurateur
Occasionally we find ourselves without the words to describe a feeling, a moment, or a dream space. We need that extra help to bring what we know we want to fruition. Pure Kitchens Inc believes that interior designers are the professional key to connecting the dots between ourselves and our homes. One of the interior design firms that we are proud to work with often is Rebecca Hay Designs.
Founded in 2013 by Rebecca Hay, Rebecca Hay Designs is a full service design firm, catering to both residential and commercial properties, whose designs are the perfect combination of comfort, functionality, and beauty. Creating seamless harmony between these qualities is driven by Rebecca’s passion of turning a house into a home. “I love taking a house and making it a home. That’s what drives all of my design decisions. I try to make it approachable, comfortable, functional yet beautiful.”
Rebecca’s designs are not only inspired by the homeowners, but by her own adventures. While dwelling on her inspirations Rebecca stated, “I like to think that all my travels have contributed as inspiration in my designs.”
Prior to delving in the world of interior design, Rebecca studied Political Science and English at McGill University, which led her to teaching English for 2 years in Spain. While in Spain, she lived and breathed the vibrant lifestyle and rich culture, and today, this experience is has made its way into Rebecca’s design influence. Her design aesthetic is “approachable and classic, but always pushing the boundaries and thinking outside of the box” to make each home unique and fitting to its owners. Creating a cozy and welcoming feeling in her client’s homes is something Rebecca understands well; being a homeowner with the endless desire to entertain in her own home, and a happy mom of two young children helps drive her to create the perfect ambience for her clients every time.
After her travels and completing a one-year interior design program at LaSalle College International in Vancouver, Rebecca worked as the lead designer in two prominent TV Shows, W Network’s Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers, and HGTV’s Income Property on Vacation with Scott McGillivray, all while running Rebecca Hay Designs. Further, Rebecca Hay Designs was also featured in the magazine Style At Home in February 2017. Rebecca credits the wonderful success of her company to the various collaborations with professional and experienced trades, which allow a normally stressful renovation process to be seamless from start to finish for each client. Rebecca believes that the only way to feel successful is to love what you do, do it well, and leave your clients happy and loving their home. “You can make all the money in the world, but if you don’t love what you do, it means nothing.”
Fun Facts about Rebecca Hay
- Playing with her two young kids & Spending time with Family
- Entertaining guests
- Dining in many of Toronto’s great restaurants
Most Unique Travel Experience: While Studying at McGill University, Rebecca spent one semester studying abroad in Africa. She recalls writing an essay outside of her tent, on a picnic table by candlelight while guards walked the perimeter with guns and machetes because there were wild animals about. Further, she recalls one night waking up in her tent and hearing the roar of a lion and thinking she wouldn’t live through the night.
Fun Fact: Rebecca’s Mom’s Cousin is Robert Dirstein, a now-retired prominent international interior designer from Toronto. He used to own a shop in Yorkville and has always been an inspiring influence for Rebecca since she was young.
Advice from Rebecca
Follow your passions and dreams. Work hard, put in the time. You’re not going to make it from the get go, but if you’re passionate enough and work hard enough you will get there.