Interior Design

Innovative Workspaces That Support Well-being and Connection

About Niche

Founded in 2012, Niche for design inc. is focused on creating spaces that are uniquely reflective of our clients and their businesses. Our mission is to create innovative spaces that support well-being and connection. Whether a large scale renovation or small furniture update; we guide our clients through the design, renovation, and implementation process.

We bring a range of professional experiences, including: restaurant, office, and retail design, public area finish selection, window treatments, furniture specifications, and permit drawings, to name a few. Let our committed team of multitalented designers, administrators and coordinators help take your project from dream to reality.

Our strategic design process ensures that we truly understand your goals and vision. That detailed understanding enables us to develop a design that is uniquely tailored to you and your brand. Our process is all about priorities and strategic impact. Design options are endless and we are here to guide you toward a completed space that is everything you are expecting, and more!

Our Philosophy

At Niche for design, our goal is to create spaces that are reflective of you & your business! We aim to simplify the renovation process and we believe that creating a collaborative environment with clients and our renovation team is key. Our mission is to inspire you with the design of your space and guide you through the design and construction process with clarity & professionalism.

Erika Mackay, NCIDQ BAA ID(Principal)

I hold a BAA in Interior Design Degree from Algonquin College in Ottawa and also enjoy teaching aspiring professionals as an instructor at Conestoga College’s School of Media and Design. My New Brunswick roots tend to show themselves as my east coast accent slips into conversation from time to time. I am proud to now call Hamilton my home as I’m grateful to be part of the energy and optimism we are currently experiencing in this city. Translating a client’s personality or brand into a vision and a functional space is my area of expertise. The most exciting experience for me is seeing people benefit from improvements in their space. I also spend as much time as I can reading, doing yoga, and dreaming of my next travel adventure.

Jessica Luu (Lead Designer- Interiors & Space Planning)

I am a graduate of the Interior Design Diploma Program at Sheridan College. Being born and raised Hamiltonian, I am thrilled to see the transformation and prosperity of the city revitalizing once again. My three children constantly keep my hands full. If I’m not being a book worm, trying new foods or baking up a storm, I’m constantly design ­ daydreaming about how to create or improve interior spaces and nit­picking at floor plans, trying to make better spaces.

When I am not designing interior spaces, I funnel my creativity into creating wedding invitations. In my spare time, I can be found behind the lens of my DSLR camera shooting photos, landing me the opportunity to shoot at Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week! Since I was young, I always had a certain creative flair. I was drawn to Interior design because it requires both creativity and problem solving skills.

Maria Checchia (Purchasing & Office Coordinator)

Always having a passion for organization and coordinating, my career has always lead me to make a positive difference in any way I can. I have a strong ability to streamline process, maximize efficiency and foster professional relationships with clients and suppliers. With more than 7 years in client/customer service, administration, and management, I had the opportunity to wear many hats, and as a result, I have acquired a very diverse set of skills.

I joined the interior design world a few short years ago and quickly realized that this creativity field is where I am supposed to be. Since my career has taken me in many adventurous directions It would only makes sense that my personal life follows suit. My favourite place to be is snuggled up on the couch with my dog.