OUR GOAL is to collaborate with our clients in the process of creating timeless interiors which reflect the client's aesthetic and lifestyle needs. We collaborate with everyone on the team so that together, we explore the various options and solutions which are appropriate for the project. With an analytical, yet intuitive design approach, we establish a plan, a budget and a schedule in order to ensure that everything is executed successfully, with the addition of a positive client experience.
THE VALUE of long standing relationships with trades and suppliers is what differentiates a D.I.Y. project from a professionally executed one. With the extended team of respected, knowledgeable, skilled and valued professionals with whom we work, there is an assurance that the project will be executed with the utmost care and attention...should challenges arise, as they often do in the real world, we work together to resolve issues to the best of our abilities so that everyone is satisfied and proud of the job done. We have the experience, resources and passion to help you discover 'YOUR UNIQUE LIFESTYLE".
New Build support for builders or individual homeowners
Complete design support from beginning to end for your Renovation project
Custom cabinetry, furniture and millwork design
Decorating ( finish selection, furniture procurement, custom/ bespoke furnishings , window treatments, accessorizing, styling etc)
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON SERVICES
CONCEPT AND PLANNING
Design concepts and space planning
Review and assessment of existing elements
Decorating ( furnishings, window treatments, accessories, art etc )
Millwork and Cabinetry planning and concept drawings
Kitchen and Bathroom Design
Anything else required to create the perfect interior for you…
SOURCING AND SPECIFYING
Materials and finishes selection and specification
Project procurement and design management
Paint colours and finishes
Plumbing fixtures, lighting , hardware, flooring and other detail selection
Furniture ( upholstery, casegoods, custom and ready-made)
Sourcing and purchasing of furnishings and accessories
DESIGN / DECORATING / IMPLEMENTATION AND INSTALLATION
Procurement, Delivery and Installation services
Consultation with Architect, Builder and Trades
Purchasing and Administration
Site visits and onsite consultations
OUR PROCESS FOR DESIGN AND DECORATING
1. INITIAL DISCOVERY PHONE CALL MEETING:
A successful project is realized when the client's personal goals and aspirations for the space are met and where they feel natural and comfortable to live their lives and make their memories. In order to achieve this, we first have a phone conversation ( 15 - 30 minutes) to get to know each other, discuss your scope of work and then determine together if we want to take it to the next step and whether we are a good ‘fit’. Next steps will be determined during this phone call…could be a consultation, a meet and greet or neither..and that is ok too. ;)
2. CONSULTATION OR MEET AND GREET:
a. Most clients benefit from a Consultation ( there is a charge of $650 for the GTA area for up to 2 hours of total time given to the client) …this is an information gathering session where we dive into client’s wish list, discussion of what is possible and sharing of ideas and initial solutions which you can take and implement on your own should you not want to continue with us, OR you can jump on board and determine that we are the one to partner with to realize your interior design goals. This is a great way to dip your toes into a collaboration without a long term commitment.
b. Meet and greet suits more of an investment builder who knows and understands the process, already knows they need a designer, they have done their research and we are simply having an ‘interview’ to see if we are a good fit. There is no advice or ‘design consultation’ at this meeting.
3. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION:
We take time to do what we do best… DESIGN and CREATE … once concept is approved, we proceed to create all the fine details, material selections, finish selections, architectural and furniture plans, quotes for items being produced for the project and specifications for the trades and suppliers. We present the final vision and work with you for any revisions before we get to the final implementation phase.
4. IMPLEMENTATION/ PROJECT COORDINATION:
This is where the goals are put to plan and they begin to come to life. We oversee the ‘coming together’ of the project via onsite meetings and regular communication with the builder/ contractor, trusted trades, talented crafts people and installers, efficiently managing the design installation process in the most efficient manner possible to ensure that the plan is successfully realized.
Finishing the project with planned designs being installed, final finishing details being attended to… decor and styling is completed and how we wrap up the vision and realize the dream space. We photograph the space and ‘cheers’ the result.
“ My goal is to create comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of my client’s tastes, needs, interests and budget…spaces which will give them pride, refuge from the rest of the world and most of all express THEIR way of living in this big world of ours”…evelyn