Nancy joined the interior design team at Critelli Furniture in 2018, bringing with her a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of the design industry. Prior to joining Critelli’s, Nancy ran her own interior design business in the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years, gaining a reputation as a creative and versatile designer.
With a flair for style, attention to detail, and a focus on the needs and tastes of clients, Nancy has designed personal and commercial spaces ranging from 500 to over 10,000 sq. ft. She has assisted clients with all aspects of interior design, including: home renovations, room planning, furniture selection, window treatments, lighting, rugs, and selecting paint colours.
Nancy’s philosophy is: “A house becomes a home when its interior is tasteful, elegant, comfortable, and inviting and it reflects a style based on the client’s taste, lifestyle and comfort.”
Learn more about her eclectic influences, which range from the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt and Italy to our beautiful natural environment.
Mary Armbrust is a long-time fibre artisan employing such techniques as weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing, beading and basketry. Embracing a wholistic lifestyle, she grows many dye plants, healing and edible herbs, and basketry plants in her city garden and at her cottage.
Wool spun from her angora rabbits and dyed yarns are incorporated into original designs. Woven clothes and purses are embellished with knitted and braided trims and beads, demonstrating her creativity and skill. Today, she continues dyeing, making healing salves, salts, sugars and baskets from natural materials, such as, cedar and sweet grass.
A former teacher and past president of the Niagara Handweavers and Spinners, Mary has taught weaving for many years, offering workshops to various guilds and enthusiastic students. As an experienced and talented artisan, she has a lifelong commitment to impart knowledge, wisdom and teachings of her craft.