We worked with Chanelle to add the finishing touches to a basement living space.  Her relationships with local suppliers and artisans gave us access to resources which would not have been available to us working alone.  She helped with the selection of fabrics, flooring, wall colours and hardware as well as the design and installation of a large custom wall unit.  She is a "hands on" designer who was aware of  what the sub-trades were doing at all times and kept us well informed.  The result of  her enthusiasm and professionalism is a master bedroom suite in a 1970's home that is the envy of our friends in much newer properties.

Jackie Rudd, Surrey, B.C.

About 6 years ago we replaced the flooring in our kitchen. Although we brought home samples from the store, once it was laid we determined that it just didn’t go with the existing colours in the kitchen. After a several weeks of trying to pick out colours on our own we decided it was time to hire a professional.

Chanelle happened to be waiting for the parking spot we were vacating at the mall and I made note of her number. A few days later an appointment was set up and Chanelle came to our rescue. Within a very short time she determined what would be the best colour for a new counter top, tiles for the backsplash and paint in the kitchen and family room. Chanelle then arranged for a tiler to come in and do the work, saving us the time and effort to find someone. The project was done on time and budget and we have been very happy with the results. We get lots of compliments.

Since then we have redone our bathrooms, replaced the carpeting and painted the rest of the interior of the house all with Chanelle’s guidance and input.  When we were ready to replace our dining room table and chairs we contacted Chanelle. Everyone who comes for dinner is very impressed with the new furniture and we love it. We still have one room left to do and when we are ready we will again call on Chanelle.

It has been a real pleasure working with Chanelle and we look forward to our next adventure with her.

 Lyn & Larry Lazzari, North Vancouver, B.C.

What a pleasure it was to have Chanelle come to our home and help us redecorate our Kitchen and Family Room.  She had us use colours that we would never had tried on our own and it turned out so well that it is now a favourite place.  We have new custom furniture, new paint colour as well as many other touches like reframing pictures, changing the colour of our fireplace and new window coverings and valances which certainly added extra pizzazz.  Any changes to our home in the future will be done by her.  Chanelle is like a great new friend of the family.  Thanks so much.

 Joyce & Milton Blewett, Coquitlam, B.C.

After raising five children I must confess, I am a lady who has always required my home to look very comfortable and orderly.  When I decided to work with Chanelle at Abodio Interior Consulting & Design I did so with caution because my character tends to be one of a perfectionist.  I wondered if Chanelle would take the care needed for my level of perfection and also, would she be intuitive enough to create an environment that would interpret what was really me?

 First off I was impressed with Chanelle’s level of professionalism as a business woman.  She was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and always followed through with her commitments.  As a personality I found her to be consistently cheerful, easy to converse with and was never without a sense of humour.  She also never pushed an idea onto me but rather, listened carefully and interpreted my thoughts and desires back to me.

 By the end of my project I ended up with a home that looked like a home . . . . .  that truly reflected me.  Her sense of ‘colour’ and ‘flow’ was absolutely impeccable and even to this day, guests often comment on it.  If you are looking for someone to take you through your project with charm, grace and intelligence I can only recommend it was a terrific experience for me.

 Clarisse & Steve Radvak, West Vancouver, B.C.

Chanelle has become a great friend over for the last ten years in which she has been involved with our interior design needs...

We had Chanelle create a look for our very first home and she was the first phone call we made when we bought our family home.  She has been an integral part of setting the tone for the family life that we enjoy.  Chanelle's attention to our personal style, our lifestyle and our quirks made all her suggestions and special touches exactly what we needed to make both of our homes uniquely "ours".

 Deanna Tonini, North Vancouver, BC

We have been slowly updating our house for several years, always with the help and guidance of Chanelle.

 Chanelle @ Abodio began by helping us choose a paint colour to set the scene for the entire living space.  Her eye for colour is just amazing and her process was fun!  She walked through the area and made sure that she was taking into account the furniture we wanted to keep - while ignoring the furniture we didn't want to keep.  Her choice of paint colours for all our bathrooms as well as the living space has turned out to be just wonderful.

 We discussed our design ideas with Chanelle and she helped us refine them and then translated them into reality!  There were many things that we never would have tried ourselves - paint colours and fabric choices, as well as furniture.  We are loving the warm feeling and colours that she created in our home."

 Marie & Blair Whelan, North Vancouver, B.C.

Chanelle thank you for all your help with our living and dining room decor.  The colour scheme is great.  The warm and cozy feel is just what we were looking for.  We love the upholstery and window coverings not to mention the dining room walls!  We would never have seen this project come to fruition without your help.

Thanks again.

Debbie & Lorne Lapham, North Vancouver, B.C.


When it came time to upgrade our sixty year old home, Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen, we found it overwhelming to choose paint colors, fabrics for drapes and upholstery and a way to reface our original Sandstone fireplace!  We had always done our own painting and been very conservative with color choice. What a treat to work with Chanelle! She helped to put it all together and we used much more color which we still enjoy! She had excellent Trades people and all the work was done to a high standard.  If you are needing someone to make suggestions, who incorporates your ideas and who works with professionalism and style we can highly recommend Chanelle Nicol.


Angus and Sharon Allison, North Vancouver, B.C.