“Working with a design pro will save you time and money.”
Amanda Forrest, one of Canada’s most-recognized designers, lays out the many benefits of working with a designer:
We will provide a professional assessment of your space.
This means we can easily lay out what should be edited, repurposed or bought new. Having this information in hand allows you to budget properly and spend more efficiently from the beginning.
We have a strong artistic eye and creative ability.
Each client is looking for a different feeling or overall look in their home. We are experts at bringing together exceptional ideas to create a space that reflects your personal style while feeling polished and unique.
We value efficiency.
Most design projects include drawings and detailed outlines of the finished product. Having clear directions, product specifications and measurements on paper ensures you receive ideal pricing on trades which helps increase the project’s overall efficiency.
We are experts at budgeting and planning.
Having a designer to keep budgets in line is invaluable. Designers know where to go for every resource related to your home, saving you countless hours researching brands and pricing. They also have access to unique items and pieces not found in typical retail stores and can offer new and exciting suggestions that you may not have considered.
We will show you the big picture.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many design styles offered online and in magazines. A professional will asses your wish list, review your ideas and then filter them in to one collaborative design concept. This allows you to have a clear sense of your home’s overall look and feel – alleviating budget or style concerns. With the big picture in hand you can move forward with your design or renovation project more confidently.
We understand how people live.
Having an understanding of how people move through a space is what allows us to create floorplans that work in real life. We know what measurements, clearances and positioning will maximize function and comfort in the finished space and will plan accordingly so you don’t have to.
We help you add value to your home.
A design expert is knowledgeable about which products are the best value for your budget and can extend industry discounts on products. It’s our goal to increase your home’s value weather you plan to live there or sell. Your lifestyle goals are at the heart of our process.
We are a liaison between you and your trades.
A designer will communicate with your architect or contractor early on and will help alleviate design misses in your overall plan. This is crucial in managing time and money on your project. As an example, furnishing placement needs to be finalized before construction to ensure lighting and floor outlet placement is correct at the rough-in phase.
Magazine worthy styling is our jam.
Giving your room a wow factor is what we dream of all day long. Our creativity is what enables us to think outside the box and create a space that has the sophistication required to really make a room sing. We pride ourselves on being visual story tellers with the skills to enhance your quality of life in a room or home overall.
Amanda’s Short Bio:
Amanda Forrest is a creative director, TV personality, brand ambassador, boss, media influencer and an inspiration. She is a nationally recognized expert in home construction, project management, design and lifestyle trends. Her 20 years of practical experience and tastemaking continue to see her industry leading concepts featured on television and in print and advertising as well as at many national and international events speaking to hundred of engaged listeners.
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