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Commercial and Residential Services:

  • Interior and Exterior Painting

  • Colour Selections and Consultations

  • Wallpapering

  • Staining

  • Furniture Refinishing

  • Specialized Painting Treatments

    • Wall Treatments
    • Door Treatments
    • Antiquing
    • Exotic Minerals
    • Gilding
    • Glazing
    • Stone Effects
    • Metallics
    • Stenciling
    • Textured Surfaces
    • Wood Graining

LEED Friendly Services

A LEED friendly advocate, we provide environmental initiatives including health-safe products and use environmentally friendly paints for your home or business.

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From faux marble pillars, wood graining, imitation of exotic materials, to tromp l'oeil murals and everything in between the effects are endless. Off the Wall Studios allows decor options that would otherwise be structurally difficult, budget restricting or impossible to create.

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  • When Opportunity Knocks, Tracy McLaughlin, Retreats Home Magazine, July/08

  • Shes’s Got Style Coming and Going, Rita Zekas, Toronto Star, March/08

  • Turn your Home into your Castle, Arlene Bynon, Toronto Star, February/07

  • The Revival of Old World Finishes, Helen Gillard, Interiors Magazine, Spring/07

  • How to Make an Entrance, Sharon Weatherall, The Free Press, July/07

  • Opening the Doors to Success, Catherine Watters, Innovative Women, Spring/06

  • Create Drama with Doors, Arlene Bynon, Toronto Star, May/06

  • Illusive Faux Finishes add Character and Comfort, Arlene Bynon, Toronto Star, September/06

  • Opening the Door to Creative Designs, Dave Dawson, Interior Design, Winter/06

  • Artist Unlocks Niche in Custom Door Design Venture, Sharon Weatherall, Free Press October/05

  • The Straight Goods, Dave Dawson, Simcoe Business Magazine

  • When is a Door More than a Door, Elaine Carey, Toronto Star, July/02

  • Custom Made Doors Change Look of Room, Metro Today, July/02

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About Us

Helen in front of Faux Finish Door

BIOGRAPHY- Helen Gillard

Helen Gillard is the owner and creator of Off the Wall Studios and Doorian Gray Custom Doors (dooriangray.com).

The daughter of a well known decorator who taught her the trade and how to mix colours at a very early age, Helen emmigrated to Canada from Dublin, Ireland in the late 80’s. Helen studied her craft by attending both Humber and Sheridan College at night while working in the offices of Interior Design and Construction firms during the day to learn the business aspect of the design field. She launched Off the Wall Studios in the mid-90's, creating a portfolio of exquisite wall finishes, refinished furniture and doors.

Almost immediately, designers and architects alike came knocking and award winning, prestige projects such as Shark City Athletic Club and Amnesia (both Silver and Gold award winners at ARIDO) became highlights of her portfolio. These projects won her immediate respect in the design world and her expertise was soon applied to many hotels, restaurants and high-profile, upscale condos and luxury residences. She has been featured in many articles, industry tabloids, design/construction magazines and the Toronto Star to name a few. Gillard was profiled in Choices Magazine as one of Ontarios Most Innovative Women.

Gillard splits her time between her home in the beaches of Toronto and her home and studio on Georgian Bay where much of her inspiration is derived.

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T: 416-526-5772

6 Kingston Rd., #25
Toronto, ON
M4L 1T1

Georgian Bay

1273 Tiny Beaches Rd. N.
RR#3 Penetang, ON
L9M 1R3
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