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& President)

What are your top 3 workspace essentials?
Day-planner, Peppermint Essential Oils, and Natural Light
What Inspires you?
There is so much beauty in the world and exploring that is my greatest source of inspiration.
What do you love most about your work at Niche?
We spend so much of our lives in our work environment and being able to help more people experience the benefits of a thoughtfully designed space that supports their needs is so rewarding!
Outside of the office, where would we be likely to find you?
Exploring new places with friends and family, or at home doing yoga or curled up with a good book.

Jessica Luu (Design Manager)

What are your top 3 workspace essentials?
Ergonomic Chair, Plants, Padded Mousepad
What Inspires you?
My children inspire me to create a better space and environment for their future
What do you love most about your work at Niche?
Coming up with creative ideas to improve a space and see the end product
Outside of the office, where would we be likely to find you?
Home or hiking with my family, or at the local climbing gym

Maria Checchia (Office Manager)

What are your top 3 workspace essentials?
Personalized mug with tea, notepad and post-it notes
What Inspires you?
The more difficult the challenge, the more excited and driven I am to solve it!
What do you love most about your work at Niche?
I always enjoy being able to see how our team’s work impacts our clients both personally and professionally
Outside of the office, where would we be likely to find you?
At home cuddling with my dog

Stephanie Ruggeri (Junior Designer)

What are your top 3 workspace essentials?
Coffee, Sketchbook & Plants
What Inspires you?
Nature is my go-to for inspiration especially, when creating conceptual colour & texture palettes.
What do you love most about your work at Niche?
Creating conceptual & design visuals that resonate with our clients’ vision for their business/space.
Outside of the office, where would we be likely to find you?
Exploring new trails or on the beach on the East Coast.