Our Design Process

7-Step ‘No-Surprises’ Process

Through years of experience, we’ve refined our process to perfection. While the steps may be streamlined, the outcomes are far from one-size-fits-all.

We believe that transparency and communication are key to a successful design experience. Our collaborative and highly organized approach ensures that each project is executed with precision and care, delivering consistently beautiful results.

Step 1 – Design Strategy Session

A Design Strategy Session is the kick-off to any potential renovation. We use this time to document the site with photos and measurements and discuss in detail your desires for your home. Within 3 business days of our session, we’ll provide you with a detailed digital report summarizing your needs and the scope of work required.

Timeline: 2 Hours On-Site
Cost:  $500

Step 2 – Design Proposal

After we’re clear on the scope of your project, we’ll put together a flat-fee proposal that outlines the overall style, timeline, budget, and all the ways we’ll transform your space.

Timeline: 1-2 Weeks

Step 3 – Design Concept

After the proposal is accepted, we’ll craft a made-just-for-you Design Concept. This is the fun part — where you’ll get to start visualizing your new space. These initial concepts ensure we are on the right track to creating a space that matches your vision.

Timeline: 2 Weeks

Step 4 – Detail Design Presentation

This is where the bulk of the work happens. Depending on the project scope, we’ll present to you your space plan and drawing package, your selections for finishes, flooring, cabinetry, hardware, paint colours, millwork, and lighting.

Timeline: 4 – 8 Weeks Depending on Project Size

Step 5 – Trade Day

Trade day will be an agreed-upon date(s) where the various trades necessary to complete your project will be scheduled throughout the day. If we are working with a general contractor, this will be their first time walking through to view the space and capture all of the important details.

Step 6 – Implementation

The proposals have been accepted and you’re delighted with where this is heading. This is where the design plan gets executed. We’ll present the estimates received back for trades, fixtures and furnishings for your approval. Construction work will be completed, purchases will be ordered, tracked, received, and inspected and delivery times scheduled. And all along the way, we’ll be communicating with you on our progress.

Step 7 – The Reveal

It’s done! Every detail has been attended to, the construction is complete, your furniture has been delivered and installed, your art is hung and your accessories are placed. All you have to do is walk into the home you dreamed of and start living life how you imagined.