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Montreal-Based Full Service Design Studio | Best of Houzz 3x!

Laura Sehn, Owner
Laura Sehn, Owner


Laura Sehn is passionate about design! Laura’s strength is working with her clients to transform their homes into beautiful and functional spaces that they love. Laura truly believes that by improving the quality of your home, you improve the quality of your life.

Laura Sehn Design Group evolved out of a design-build studio Laura and her husband founded in 2012, Atelier 2181. Their work and Laura’s design advice has been featured in The Montreal GazetteThe West Island Chronicle, and The Westmount Examiner.

Laura brings a unique and holistic approach to each of her projects, whether it’s a one-room makeover, or a complete overhaul! Her approach stems from her education in Architecture, and her experience working as an architect, interior designer and project manager in her hometown of Montreal and in New York City.

The Laura Sehn Design Group strives for quality and thoughtful design, and emphasizes a high level of customer service for every client. Laura understands that every homeowner’s needs are unique, and that your home should be a reflection of your personality and lifestyle.

Contact Laura today to get started on your home design and renovation project!


Laura has designed the new kitchen and the balcony in our 100+ years old house. Throughout the project she demonstrated her creativity, but yet precision as well as patience, perseverance and integrity. Her service oriented practice has made our lives much easier during the chaos of renovations. It has been a pleasure to work with Laura and I am looking forward to our next project together!Read More

We hired Laura for a Reno of the main floor of our Bungalow. She helped us figure out what we wanted and how to get it without going over budget. I can't say enough. The finished product is beautiful and functional. Laura was amazing to work with, professional, fun and talented.Read More

As a bespoke cabinetry manufacturer, working with designers proves challenging at times so when we started working with Laura we were thrilled. She is easy to communicate with, goes above and beyond not only for the clients but for suppliers also, showing appreciation and respect every step of the way. She understand limitations of design and application to certain materials and is always a real "solutions finder". She makes herself available for questions and concerns every step of the way and has a much needed soothing approach to renovation. As far as working with her there is never any issue, never any reason for egos or differences, we are a team working together for the benefit of the client. She is a true asset to any client for any type of project. We hope to be collaborating for many years to come as openly, friendly and respectfully as we did until now :) Sincerely, The Soll.Solutions TeamRead More

From our first meeting October 2015 at a local coffee shop to review our ideas of returning to Montreal (Baie d'Urfé) home after retirement December 2016. Laura was hired to completely renovate our home a traditional side split level, our goal was to create an open living concept maximizing space. Laura created a home for us that enhanced luminosity in all rooms along with a very pleasing architectural look that updated this 1954 house. Laura was exceptional in her attention to details, patient and communicative in managing this process within our budget as we lived out of province throughout this construction period from August -December 2016. Our goal in enjoying our retirement living in comfort enjoying terrific views and trouble free for the next decade so. We are thankful for her.Read More

My husband and I sought Laura's help with the planning of the kitchen and pantry in our open-concept, contemporary-style house when it was in the process of being built in a small town outside of Ottawa, Canada. All our correspondence was done from half-way around the world via one Skype call and many email communications. From our first contact, Laura represented to us a sigh of relief - , she offered us a very welcome sense of calm and competence. She patiently talked us through our vision for our house; its overall style, our choice of the different materials and colours, With her encouragement and professional enthusiasm, Laura guided us towards a pleasing cohesive design for our future home. Laura worked diligently to give us what we wanted, carefully observing our budget, while keeping a professional eye to the functionality as well as the aesthetics of our kitchen and pantry. Laura is a professional with a passion for homes and design; what makes her stand out is her ability to relate on a personal level with her clients. We recommend her highly!Read More

We had the pleasure of working with Laura in the fall of 2015. The project was to renovate the first floor and basement of a dated 1966 duplex and transform it into a modern, up to date, living space which Laura successfully did ! We now have a beautiful home.. Laura is very professional, always punctual and smiling. She provided excellent ideas and various options for us to choose from while respecting our budget. She is very knowledgeable and resourceful (supplied the name of a structural engineer as well as the name of two contractors to bid on our project).. The renovations were major and took almost a year. During that period, I kept in touch with Laura via emails asking her decorating questions. She always replied quickly and often sent me links to help me make choices Although the project is finished, I still keep in touch with Laura and recently consulted her as to the type of rugs and color scheme to use for our open concept. We would not hesitate to call upon Laura should we renovate again. We highly recommend her.Read More

I had the pleasure of working with Laura after we bought a house that needed a complete makeover. The house had had no renovations since it was built in the mid eighties. Laura was able to give me great ideas on how to open up the main floor, she produced a couple of options. She immediately understood exactly what I wanted. She was very helpful with the color choses, I would never have chosen those colors yet once the house was painted it looked fabulous. Laura was extremely aware of the budget and respected it 100% I would definitely recommend her!Read More

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