About our Store

Accents for Living, a Home Furnishing Interior Design retail boutique in Guelph (Aberfoyle), and Oakville, Ontario, was founded by Linda Dolman-Weddel in 1999. Built on the founding principles of respect, passion and the desire to create something sensational; Accents for Living was born.

Accents for Living operates from two historic atmospheres which features exquisite dining, bedroom, and living room furniture; offering an alchemy of current and timeless designs. We find distinguished designers and seasoned artisans from all corners of the world that together create and offer beautiful and rare design. Our ever-evolving collection features an exclusive mix of fine furniture, art, luxurious bedding, area rugs, lighting and lifestyle accents to inspire; turning your space into a truly unique haven. We call Aberfoyle and Oakville home, but we are Creating Beautiful Spaces all over South Western Ontario.

Above all else, we value our clients, we share information, offer honest insight and love the opportunity to advise. We believe in a home that is artistic and inspirational. The home is a metaphor for the self; elegant, romantic or urban, yet always comfortable and chic. The home creates an expression and a story for your life and milestones. Our multi-faceted Design Team at Accents for Living enjoys being that creative connection within your story.


HAND SELECTED & CUSTOMIZED

Bespoke Furnishings
Artisanal Casegoods
Lighting
Fine Art Curating
Material Selection
Area Rugs and broadloom
Window Treatments
Accessories & Home Styling

CONCEPT & DESIGN

Interior & Exterior Space Plans
Furniture & Lighting Plans
Design Concepts & Storyboards
Hard & Soft Finishes
Fabrics, Wallcoverings, and Paint selections
Industry Leading Software Drawings & Renderings
Millwork Drawings

What People Are Saying

Walking into Accents for Living was like walking into my dream home. I loved all of their products from big and small, floors to walls. The owner has impeccable taste. The store was organized, inviting, and drop dead gorgeous! After saying "I love that", to just about everything, my mother and I took a moment to sit on the comfortable couches, look around, and appreciate the concept and beauty of this amazing store! I cannot wait for our next visit to see what exciting products Accents for Living selects for this next season.

Stephanie Pinet

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Meet our Team

  • Linda Dolman-Weddel

    Founder and Creative Director

    Linda Dolman-Weddel is founder and owner of Accents for Living. Creating beautiful spaces is Linda’s ultimate passion. Through art and design we are able to express ourselves in a beautiful way. The creation of inspired objects and wondrous spaces are here to help us enjoy this world. The guide to living well for Linda is through the journey of beauty. “Creating beauty by making spaces exist in a new way, moves me.“
     
    For Linda, the customer experience is more important than anything else.  “I believe in a welcoming atmosphere where clients should get exceptional designs, with a positive experience from concept through completion.  From the time you enter our stores or contact one of our designers until the design installation is complete, I want our clients to have a great, memorable experience.  I want them to feel excited about coming back and recommending us to their friends and family.”
    Linda see's prospect in her clients and designers, she is here to make sure the team works with full integrity and creates spaces that clients love.

    Ultimately, Linda's progressive and innovation approach to design allows for Accents for Living to create spaces that not only meet, but exceed client expectations.

    Love your home,

    Sincerely, Linda Dolman-Weddel

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  • Rhonda Arbuckle

    Design Consultant

    Rhonda has extensive experience in managing design projects ranging from single room touch ups to full home renovations. Regardless of the scope, Rhonda is always working to create a space that is clean and joyful; one that captures the essence and style her clients desire. Rhonda's energetic approach to design comes through in the vibrant rooms and spaces. She prides herself in building relationships and truly getting to know her clients. By understanding what her clients are looking to achieve in their homes, she can always deliver to the fullest, creating a gorgeous space. She gains inspiration from Jonathan Adler, Thom Filicia and Suzanne Dimma.

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  • Danielle Brick

    Design Consultant

    Danielle loves helping her clients create beautifully decorated spaces tailored to their unique taste and style. She believes that a thoughtfully designed room can provoke a sense of well-being. Danielle does her best to understand her clients’ personal style and personality, so she can inject that into their home. She feels a great sense of accomplishment when her clients are left with a completely customized space that is designed specifically for them. Her interiors are classic, comfortable and stand the test of time.

    Beauty is all around us, inside the home should be no exception.

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  • Arley Coffin

    Design Consultant

    Arley is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario where she obtained an Honours Specialization Degree in Sociology. She is currently pursuing her passion, studying Interior Decorating at Humber College, and eagerly jumped into the world of design to become a member of the Accents for Living team. She currently finds herself most inspired by American Designer Kelly Wearstler. Coupling her undergraduate degree with her passion for and experiences in design, what she values most about Accents for Living is the personalized client experience that her and her colleagues offer; where collaboration leads to the cultivation of truly beautiful interiors.

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  • Stellina Condello

    (HBID) Interior Designer & Interior Decorator

    Graduated with high honors from the Sheridan College Interior Decorating program and went on to receive her (HBID) Honours Bachelor Degree in Interior Design at the same institution.

    She is a lover of eclectic design with the ability to find a balance between the classic elegance of the old and an edgy playfulness of the new.

    With a passion for historical preservation, heirlooms and antiquing, Stellina believes that all new designs deserve a whisper from the past. Layering spaces and capturing the unspoken style of her clients.

    “I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint” - Elsie de Wolfe.

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  • Daniella Dolman

    Stylist & Interior Decorator

    Daniella Dolman enjoys finding beauty in the hidden, giving details significance, and making life an inspiring place. Inspired by the world around her, Daniella cherishes the bond between nature and home – believing that the places we live can inspire parts of our lives we’ve yet to uncover.

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  • Cindy Gibson

    Design Consultant

    Cindy Gibson is recognized for her clean, understated, sophisticated interiors. Her creative, intelligent approach to design, provides clients with wonderful spaces designed specifically for their lifestyle. "Enhancing the lives of clients, through beautiful interiors is the goal of each design." Natural materials, clean lines, are used to develop calm, refreshed interior spaces. Featured in The Grand Magazine and Our Home Magazine Cindy's collaborative design approach with her clients, combines elements of the past, with fresh new concepts to create welcoming personalized spaces.

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  • Cristina Kirby

    Principal Stylist & Interior Consultant

    A Love for European Architecture & Bespoke Interiors, influenced by many years of living in Europe has given her an appreciation and ability to work with different styles. As the Principal Stylist at Oakville & Aberfoyle Boutiques, she thrives to create a beautiful Environment in which clients can draw Inspiration. Her work has been featured in Canadian Style at Home Magazine. She is inspired by Designers Windsor Smith, Darryl Carter & Suzanne Kasler to name a few, but her greatest inspiration comes from the clients she works with on each individual project.
    An INTERIOR is the natural projection of the SOUL- Coco Chanel

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  • Jessica Horst

    Interior Decorator

    Jessica’s favourite part of the design process is the completion of a project; the big reveal. The most rewarding part of her job is when her clients are thrilled with their new space. She loves when her clients tell her she captured their style perfectly and did exactly what they had envisioned.

    She has learned that a great designer infuses design elements into a space and not her own taste.

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  • Sandra Martone

    Design Consultant

    Sandra Martone is well known for her timelessly elegant and upscale interiors. Her passion for design and flare for decorating accomplish classic, clean and bright spaces where traditional themes meet contemporary. Sandra’s style promotes casually comfortable interiors that reflect each client’s individual lifestyle.

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  • Toula Piliouras

    Interior Decorator

    Toula Piliouras is a certified interior decorator, with a passion for thoughtful design, exceptional quality and custom solutions that bring to life the personality and lifestyle of each of her clients. She appreciates that every interior is a balance of beauty and functionality, and has established a reputation for designing serene spaces that embody modern luxuries and complemented with classic charm.

    As an accredited member of DDA (Decorators & Designers Association of Canada), Toula brings both experience and fervour to every project she takes on. Her goal of designing timeless spaces that are inviting and comfortable, while interjecting a dimension of luxurious elegance is felt consistently throughout each project. Toula offers a full scope of design services and is recognized for being thoughtful in upfront design planning and working exclusively with credible, highly skilled contractors and vendor partners in order to make sure every project maximizes quality for budget and to exceed client expectations.

    She is inspired by Kelly Wearsler for her “boundary pushing” approach to design in creating that wow factor, and Barbara Barry for her “quietly beautiful, livable interiors.”

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  • Caroline Philippi

    Stylist & Design Consultant

    Caroline finds great satisfaction in helping her clients strive towards a home that speaks their style and creates comfort in their surroundings. Caroline also, the Merchandising Manager, ensures the store continually looks fabulous. She is always on top of the newest styles and trends. Caroline is committed to making the store an inspiring place, so with each visit clients, may find unique treasures for their loving homes.

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  • Michelle Vanrooy

    Interior Designer

    Michelle Graduated at the top of her class earning her Interior Design Diploma from Georgian College in Barrie. She knew design was her passion at a very young age and has built up a strong following of clients over the past 20 years.
    Michelle prides herself on a detailed, precise and friendly approach to design; allowing her clients to instantly feel a sense of ease.
    Whether the project is a complete home renovation, furniture, accessories, draperies; Michelle's clients are in good hands.
    Michelle's work has also been featured in the Home and Design Section of the Globe and Mail; a truly remarkable achievement. Her vast experience and knowledge of interior design trends allows her to take her client's needs and transform them into a finished project that is truly breath-taking, time and time again.

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