Henhouse is passionate about quality design and craftsmanship.
We offer custom interior design solutions with a specialty in hand-built custom kitchens.

Serving Atlantic Canada since 2001, our highly skilled team is dedicated to quality, thoughtful design and attention to detail. Whether it’s a full renovation or a mini makeover, each project is individually considered. We use natural materials, hand finishes, and traditional joinery. Our work is built to last and be enjoyed for years to come. 

We believe in working collaboratively with our clients to tackle any problem with creative solutions that are fresh and new. Together we can create a beautiful space that will fit your taste, life, and budget.

Whether you are looking for a complete kitchen design and renovation, a new bathroom, or help re-decorating, Sappho and the Henhouse team take great care in understanding the individual needs and budgets of each client with the goal of achieving extraordinary results.

Our Services

  • Renovation Consulting
  • Renovation Design & Execution
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Design and Execution
  • Room Design & Execution
  • Interior Decorating
  • Colour Consulting

Sappho Griffin

Principal Designer, Project Coordinator, Owner

With a background in fine art and design, Sappho launched Henhouse in 2001 as a retail shop and studio in Halifax’s historic Hydrostone Market. The shop showcased Sappho’s work in custom furniture and specialty antique paint finishing.

Over time, the business grew to include custom handcrafted kitchens and interior design services. In 2013 Henhouse closed its retail shop and has since been fully focused on whole home projects and interior renovation services.

Sappho has a life-long love for textiles, colour, antiques, and making the most out of any space. Taking a fully integrated approach, she sees the “Big Picture” and works closely with her clients one-on-one to make their vision a reality.

Christine Buiteman

Designer, Project Coordinator
Christine is a creative and resourceful team member with over 15 years experience planning and executing projects and events in the creative industries. She began working with Henhouse in 2017, sourcing and collaborating on the company’s growing portfolio. Her training and love for timeless design combine to create warm, inviting spaces tailored to each client’s needs. She shares Henhouse’s passion for authenticity in design, often incorporating antique and found items into her plans. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts and is a past board member of the Interior Decorators Association of Nova Scotia.

Our Team

We work with a small team of dedicated and experienced professionals within the HRM and beyond. Henhouse has taken great care in sourcing the best tradespeople to ensure quality results. Over the years, we have built long-standing and trusting relationships with the tradespeople we work with. This means that the renovation process is seamless, top quality, and a positive experience!

Who We Work With

  • electricians
  • plumbers
  • tilers
  • suppliers
  • contractors
  • landscapers
  • architects
  • sewers
  • painters

Awards & Recognition

Chosen by Point 2 Homes as one of Halifax’s top 20 interior design companies!


Featured on the cover of East Coast Living Magazine

Featured in The Coast Homes Halifax

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