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New Website Coming Soon

We are happy to announce that we will be making some great new changes and updates to the site in the upcoming weeks so keep an eye out.

Credit card payment services

To better serve our customers, now we accept credit card so you can pay from your own home.


New custom-made upholstery and re-upholstery services

We now offer upholstered furniture with custom designs, fabric and dimensions.


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About

Gavinchi is a family owned business established in Toronto, Ontario. With more than 20 years of experience, we offer a variety of services in order to give your home that new look that you were looking for, or that special detail it was missing.

We work closely with our clients in order to keep their wants in line and gear them towards the right direction. Our home decorating services include design advice, colour and style consulting, and furniture layout.

We also offer custom-made window covering services, upholstery and re-upholstery service, painting services and more. Our company thrives on making your home look its best, while keeping its unique personality.

The Founder

Luzmarina was born in Bogota, Colombia where she lived for most of her life, there she studied graphic design and quickly pursued her career in interior decorating. She decided to start her own business and founded Gavinchi in 1992.

In 2002, she moved with her family to Toronto, Canada and began her new life. In 2004 she decided to open Gavinchi in Toronto. Over the next couple of years, Luzmarina updated her studies by taking the Sheffield School of Interior Design course and a course by Debra Gould of Staging Diva on home staging.

Luzmarina has worked with a range of clients, from residential private customers to design firms to commercial clients. She has been working for over 6 years with Paula Velez –a Toronto-based designer who currently works hosting in the show Restaurant Takeover –. Separately, Gavinchi has been working with LUX design, a design firm based in Toronto, for over a year now.

Services

home staging

Gavinchi offers design advice for the home in 2 to 3 hours. In addition we pick out the right furniture and accessories to create an atmosphere that will be pleasing to the visitors inspecting the house, this will also raise the value of your house for an easier and faster sale.

window treatments

We offer advice in style, colour and design for your window treatments. We also have a wide selection of custom-made window treatments which include; blinds, blackouts, sun-screens, roman shades, roller shades, vertical blinds, venetian blinds, shutters, automatic blinds, sheers, vienna sheers honeycomb cellular shades, pleated shades, among others. Our services include measuring, consulting, hardware and installation.

home decoration

Our home decorating services give our customers the opportunity to give their house a new look by providing them with advice in colour. style and furniture layout. We strive to give our customers a home they can live comfortably in, while keeping within their necessities and budget.

(re)*upholstery

Our upholstery services include new furniture upholstery, re-upholstery, as well as wood restoration for all types of furniture including sofas, chairs, recliners, and more. We also offer automobile and marine upholstery, as well as custom-made restaurant furniture.

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Projects

Lux Design Collaborations

Window Treatments

We collaborated with designer Paula Velez who specializes in condominiums at Lux Design in variety of condominium projects to create new and modern designs. We provided exceptional window treatments that were complimentary to each home style.


Niri & Menge Yehualashet – Toronto, ON

Home Staging
Renovation

For this project we created a welcoming home with vibrant colours and cozy furniture for home buyers to see the potential of the house. This home was sold after two weeks in the market thanks to our home staging services.


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Brownstone Bistro Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Window treatments
Upholstery for restaurant seating

We collaborated with designer Paula Velez on the TV show, Restaurant Take-over, first aired on November 1st, 2012, on the Food Network. We provided exceptional window treatments and upholstery to help in the renovation of the Brownstone Bistro restaurant.

Here you can watch the episode.


Village Pizza – New Tecumseth, ON

Window treatments
Upholstery for restaurant seating

We collaborated with designer Paula Velez on the TV show, Restaurant Take-over, first aired on August 30th, 2012, on the Food Network. We provided exceptional window treatments and upholstery to help in the renovation of the Village Pizza restaurant.

Here you can watch the episode.


Ricardo Galindo and Maria T. Vanegas - Houston, TX

Home Decoration & Renovation

 "After seeing the wonderful results in redecorating our daughter’s home, we decided to hire Luz Marina to make some changes in our place. We couldn't be more pleased with the transformation of our living, dining, and master bed rooms based on the excellent recommendations from her. The original idea was to get some advice from her on window coverings, but she convinced us to go for a major transform in wall colouring and even some furniture changes. And are we glad we did because not only we love the changes, but they were done within our budget! She came into our home and helped us select paint colours, and told us exactly what to look for (size, style and colour) when shopping for our furniture and home décor. She confidently told us what changes needed to happen in each space to make them “pop." She was able to transform an otherwise drab room into a warm and inviting living space. The results were amazing! The new colour made the room look more expansive and welcoming. She really pulled it all together for us! Now, when we invite guests into those rooms we consistently get compliments on them. Our house needed paint, furniture, window covering and some rearrangement of pictures and décor, and we did not have the expertise or taste to do it ourselves, so we fully trusted Luz Marina’s judgment and the end results exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend her services."


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Sean Hill and Angela Galindo - Humble, TX

Home Decoration & Renovation

 "We are young professionals who had not left the “college” style of throwing all furniture anywhere in the room. As we are now in the jobs we have been working towards, we really wanted our beautiful home to reflect a more grown-up and sophisticated style. We contacted Luz Marina, and she was the perfect answer. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and changed our home into something we could have never accomplished without her. We had an interview with her at the beginning, where she asked about our style, our colour preferences, and when we could not give an exact answer, all she had to do was look around the room at our existing items. She was able to quickly point out some things that showed colours we consistently chose for small items that we had not realized we gravitated towards. She made sure to include both of us in the decision of every major change, which made us like the end result that much more. She is very detail-oriented, never left anything unfinished, no matter how tiny, and she had such great care with our things. We told her a budget, and she was able to work with a lot of items we already had to accommodate that. We are very satisfied with the result of our home. It no longer feels like two college students in a nice home; now it feels like two stylish people with an elegant, yet relaxing home. We would recommend Luz Marina not only because the end result was beyond our expectations, but also because the entire process and Luz Marina herself are uncomplicated, customer friendly, and an absolute joy."


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  • Pedro and Luz Yadira Baquero - Toronto, ON

    Home Decoration & Renovation

     “We, the Baquero family, are very happy with the outcome of decoration project that you just finished for us. Our place has now the look we were hoping for. You managed to choose the proper combination of colours, furniture designs and accessories to display a very pleasant and relaxed ambient in the social areas and bedrooms of our suite. Your professional procedures always welcome our taste and ideas; you worked based on what we wanted. In general, a lot of new space was created, but quite happy about what was achieved in the den; the wall unit you design for us is dream coming true. Everything was done according to contract with all the finances and paper work executed to our satisfaction. It was a pleasure to have you as our decorator for our project and thank you for all your help.”


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    Ines & Alex Valencia – Toronto, ON

    Basement renovation
    Painting services


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    Contact

    Thank you for your interest in Gavinchi. Let us know how we can help you. We look forward to speaking with you in person about our Home decoration services.

    Or contact us at:

    {416}457 0914
    [email protected]


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