J. Alexander Donovan
It is our privilege to have Alexander Donovan, Design Director at the helm of our Design Services. His impeccable instincts, creativity, knowledge and 25-year's experience have distinguished him in the design world. With characteristic graciousness, Alexander draws on the client’s preferences and personal sensibilities to help find that perfect piece or create a unique space – within a designated budget.
Our Design Service offers a complete range of applications using a comprehensive portfolio of fabrics, finishes, hardware and materials housed in our showroom Design Centre. We are available by appointment to visit your home for an initial consultation.
1212 Design Team
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1212 Floor Manager
As Floor Manager, Andrew brings an extensive high-end retail customer service background with him to 1212 Decor. Since joining the team in January 2010, Andrew has gained a diverse knowledge of product style and specificity while deepening his passion for interior design. Andrew acts as a liaison between clients and designers; he takes great pride in satisfying the client’s needs by combining excellent interpersonal and managerial skills and extensive and astute product knowledge.
"I have worked with Andrew Campbell on several occasions. It is his knowledge of 121 2’s merchandise and the superb customer service that he & his team provide that keeps me coming back. Today it is exceptionally hard to come across a store that has one of the above; to have both is truly a testament to the type of service and care provided by Andrew and 1212."
Natasha’s career in design has spanned the last 12 years having done freelance work and retail design for several showrooms in Vancouver and Toronto. Her passion for creating eclectic spaces, with unusual combinations of colour, texture and form has established her signature style. Her approach is to animate every space by introducing an element of the unexpected, while maintaining an overall classic appeal. She brings her enthusiasm, humour and design sensibility into the client experience, ever-mindful of a client’s individuality and personal directive. It is her philosophy to create a space that is livable, functional, and a unique feast for the eyes.
Natasha joined the 1212 team when the concept was just a glimmer in Showroom Director Alexander Donovan’s eye. Upon taking her through the empty showroom and describing his vision, she realized immediately that her design aesthetic was akin to his own. Having been here since the doors open in 2009, Natasha has worked on countless design projects. She enjoys the collaboration of helping her clients bring their vision to life and, with the wealth of suppliers available through 1212, she continues to do so with a passion.
"It has been a pleasure working with Natasha at 1212 Decor. What really works for me is that Natasha comes to see my home and has an understanding of what needs to be done in the space. I love that she gets back to me with an abundance of ideas taking into account my own personal taste and ultimately settling on an exceptional finished product. I'm good at picking out 1or 2 cool pieces however Natasha's expertise weaves it all together and makes it flow. Bravo on a great service!!"
"The street- front windows of 1212 drew me into the store as I was in the market for new furnishings for my home. As good fortune would have it, Natasha greeted me and it was the beginning of our exciting working relationship. I told her the look and feel of what I wanted, and she 'got it'. She guided me through my choices and helped me to create exactly the home I envisioned. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think my home looks stunning. I have received many compliments about the look and the functionality of it all suits everyday living with my three children. I always recommend Natasha (1212) to my friends."
Bobbi's practice traces back to her roots in Asia where she earned her bachelor's degree, professional license in interior design and over 15 years experience in the interior design and furniture manufacturing business. She then ventured to North America where her knowledge and expertise in design grew in a stint as designer in one of Toronto's most prominent interior design firms. While mainly involved in residential projects, she made her mark by designing sound, functional and innovative environments inspired by a uniquely global sensibility. Her sophisticated style is marked by a bold, gifted use of material, colour and texture, meticulous attention to detail, all resulting in the beauty of timeless design. Today, as an associate for one of Canada's most prestigious furniture and design companies, she uses her practiced understanding and eclectic skills in the specification of the most exquisite, luxury furniture and accessories. Always attuned to the pulse of the metropolis and the particular personality of differing cultures, she is able to understand and create for the most astute and individualistic of clients.