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Cottage Country Designs

Interior and Exterior Design

Transform your space with the power of design. Create the space of your dreams that feels like coming home, honours your style and is fully functional for your family. Flexible packages and price points, from DIY to Done For You.

Project Management

From start to finish, Amanda transforms your ideas into reality. Offering expert project management skills, Amanda sources contractors, organizes scheduling and orders products, taking care of everything you need.

Product Sourcing

Don’t waste your time searching the internet or shopping from store to store. Amanda takes care of everything that you need, from product recommendations, sourcing, price comparisons, furniture, accessories, lighting and design.

Exceptional Dream Homes

Create highly functional, beautiful and comfortable spaces that bring your family and friends together. Enjoy the stress-free, easy and efficient design process. Create lasting memories in your dream home. Relax, unwind and enjoy.

Cottage Country Designs
Specializing in

  • New Builds
  • Renovations
  • Additions
  • Interior Design

Feeling stuck in a space that’s not working?

  • Have you outgrown your space? Sick of old, tired or dated rooms that just don’t work anymore? 

Don’t know where to start? 

  • With so many options, architects, contractors, layout, design styles and finishes, it can be hard to know what will actually look good and last. 

Overwhelmed by the thought of a new project? 

  • Worried about all the work that goes into organizing and managing a new project? Avoiding renovations because you’re just not sure how much it will cost, how long it will take or how stressful it might be?

Sick of wasting time, energy and money? 

  • Making the wrong decision can be costly, projects can be left incomplete and shopping, ordering and scheduling contractors takes a lot of time, energy and money, leaving you stressed and drained.

What if designing your dream home didn’t have to be so hard, overwhelming and stressful?

You don’t have to do it alone!

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Imagine walking into your new, beautiful and completely transformed home that works for you and your family.

  • Relax, connect and entertain in your home with pride. Unwind and recharge in your beautifully designed space. 
  • Fully functioning spaces that make sense and work for your family, lifestyle and activities. 
  • Stress free, done for you design consultation and project management for your new build, renovation, addition or home makeover. 
  • From sourcing to gathering quotes from contractors, to paint colours, finishes and furniture, experience an amazing design process that cuts the overwhelm out of every step. 
  • Expertise and experience so you can avoid shoddy products, contractor headaches and costly design choices. 

Hi I’m Amanda Thede

Owner of Cottage Country Designs
Home Design Consultant
and Project Manager 

I know how overwhelming and stressful it can be thinking about a new project, let alone getting the ball rolling. Many clients I work with feel stuck with less than ideal spaces because they just don’t know where to start or how to transform their vision for their space into reality. 

That’s where I come in! 

Developing a relationship with my clients and helping them create functional, comfortable and perfect spaces is the most important part of my job. I’m dedicated to my client’s happiness and I go out of my way to make the project as stress-free and enjoyable for them as possible. I take on their project as if it’s my own and I advocate, provide solutions and expertise, so they get the results they’re looking for. 

Growing up, my father worked as a carpenter and soon after, a Superintenant for large commercial construction companies throughout Ontario. Some of his most well known projects include Brock University, the Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival. I loved going to work with my dad and watching him in his element and zone of genius.

His passion for construction inspired me and I knew I from a young age that I wanted to work in a similar field. 

Since graduating from Georgian College with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design, recognized by the  Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario and  Interior Designers of Canada, I’ve spent the past 8 years working with clients, home builders and designers in the Grey Bruce area. My experience and expertise as a project manager and interior designer makes the entire design process easy for my clients as we transform their vision into reality and create highly functional, comfortable and beautiful spaces that work for my client’s lifestyle and families. 

I believe that design should be functional and comfortable and I love helping my clients create spaces where they can be themselves and connect with their family and friends in a beautiful space. 

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Design Consultation

Understanding the Scope of the Project. Includes consultation with clients to determine the vision and plan. A custom design package will be created based on what is needed, including drawings and designs, so you can easily share your vision with contractors and tradespeople. You will receive all the necessary tools to implement your design effectively such as floor plans, elevations, 3D renderings, shopping lists, installation instructions and more.

E-Design Consultation available, w/ Video Meetings.

Full Service Design and
Project Management

Just Like You See on TV. From start to finish, Amanda will oversee the entire project. Based completely on your needs, Amanda provides designs and 3D drawings for the project, submits permits, works with architects, collects quotes from contractors, sources every product needed and schedules each step of the project. Cottage Country Designs makes the entire process easy, fun and stress-free.

Interior Design, Styling and
Product Sourcing

The Finishing Touches. Need help decorating or designing your space? Contact Amanda for colour consultations, custom cabinets, furniture, artwork, decor, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and product sourcing. Amanda’s expertise and experience will help bring your vision to life and take the stress out of the design process. Offering design packages, so you can create the home of your dreams.

It's Easy with Cottage Country Designs

Step 1: Book a Discovery Call

Let’s connect over a 15 minute discovery call to discuss your potential project and explore if we are a good fit for working together. This is the first step in your home transformation.

Step 2: Design and Project Management

After we determine what service best fits your project, budget and timeline, we’ll get started. From interior design to product sourcing to full service project management, Cottage Country Designs will help you with exactly what you need, making the design process fun, easy and stress-free.

Step 3: Love Your Home

Walk into your new space that is comfortable, fully functional and decorated to your unique style. Relax and enjoy the home of your dreams and start making memories that will last a lifetime.

Client Love

Before | After Designs

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Create the Home of Your Dreams

You deserve a home you love. 

And that works for you and your family. 

Cottage Country Designs proudly offers design and project management services so you can transform your dream into reality. Amanda is committed to her client’s happiness and her project management experience, education and passion for comfortable and highly functioning spaces shines in each project. 

Design Insights by Amanda

“You Deserve a Home You Love”

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Phone : + 519 389 1667

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Address: 166 Tyendinaga Drive, Southampton, ON  N0H 2L0


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