If you are about to embark on a home build or re-designing a space, you must read this!
My husband and I were lucky enough to book Tanya as our interior designer for our project. I must say I was extremely naive as to the scope of what an Interior Designer does. Entering our project at first I thought “I have great taste and aesthetic and surely I can pick out all these things for the house.”
Upon meeting Tanya, I quickly realized how much larger the picture is for an interior designer and how ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL it is to hire one. I could not believe of all the things that you never would have thought of (the clearance between the fridge door and the island, and corners that are too far from the windows to get light, and where the electrical outlets should be, plus being on top of ordering all the correct components on time) – so that your project can complete ON TIME !!!
Our project was building a home from scratch and it was completed in roughly 1 year start-to-finish, which is unbelievable. Tanya was crucial to our home aesthetic and design process and timeline completion. Even if you have great taste and style, you don’t realize how completely overwhelming it can be if you walk into a store with 1000 white tiles and you have to pick one. Where do you even begin? Working with Tanya was so much fun, stress-free and purely enjoyable …. I think our experience was like that because she truly does listen. Once she understood exactly what we wanted in a house and design, she narrowed down the overwhelming number of product options so that we could still feel we were involved in selecting and fine-tuning it from there.
There is absolutely nothing I would change in our home. It turned out stunning. I am so happy and lucky we got to work with Tanya and that she truly made our dream come true. I highly recommend her and if we are ever in the circumstance to do another project, maybe a vacation property, I hope we are lucky enough to work with her again (if she isn’t fully booked already!) Thank you for our dream home !!!
It was a pleasure working with Tanya; her professionalism, genuine care for her clients and attention to details took much of the stress of designing a brand new house off our shoulders. Since my wife and I worked long, staggered hours, it was hard to schedule an in person meeting, but Tanya was always reachable through texts or phone calls and worked around our schedules so we could still make meetings work. Tanya understood my wife likes to do things her own way and she always gave us lots of personal space and only offered to join on our shopping trips if we deemed necessary, never pushing for extra hours. Tanya is the whole package, the most amazing one there is.
Tanya helped design our home and our experience working with her was spectacular. She has an extraordinary ability to develop a concept and design package just right for her clients. She is one of the most efficient and organized people I have had the pleasure to work with. She took the stress out of the many decisions by developing realistic options to our style and concept while keeping an eye on budget. Tanya’s interior drawings were amazing and precise, helping to create visuals of the finished project. We are thrilled with the flow, space and brightness Tanya created for us. We have since recommended her to many people and will continue to do so without hesitation. We absolutely love our home, and thank you, Tanya, for sharing your exceptional expertise with us.
If you are a looking for great designer, you can stop right here!
We have had the pleasure of working with Tanya on many projects. In the design field, she is a stand-out, due to her professionalism and attention to detail.
We have had many a conversation with Tanya regarding products, finishes and manufacturing techniques in the millwork / cabinetry industry and their potential impact in her design, prior to the completion of her drawings. This means that what is drawn is well researched and “build able” and does not require a “make it up as you go” approach to making the design meet reality. Because of this, she is respected by the trades and contractors she works with.
Her ability to listen to clients’ wishes and dreams, and then to incorporate all that into a workable design means you are getting a truly individualized experience, and you will be well served.
Gerald V. Van Arbour Design (cabinetry)
Tanya designed our new family home in Kitsilano and we could not recommend her more highly. Tanya exceeded all of our expectations at every point in this project. We felt very reassured throughout our whole project knowing that Tanya had thought about every single last detail. If we were to build another home, without hesitation we would ask Tanya to work with us again! She is thorough, organized, quick to respond and an absolute pleasure to work with.