As a professional, I work hard to transform the heart of your home into one that truly expresses the essence of form and function. From concept to completion, I am known for my passion and precision. The result is a truly unique home that reflects your lifestyle, acknowledges your individuality and inspires a strong sense of personal pride.

Design Services

It's about style, quality and comfort, it's about your choice to experience fine living.

Whether you are looking for a lot, or a little assistance, there are a variety of options available to meet your needs. At design excellence the services are tailored to suit your budget, from simply providing the design inspiration to managing the entire project.

Services available:

  • Initial consultation
  • Conceptual design, development of design documentation and specifications
  • Home Staging: Full or Half Day
  • Colour co-ordination
  • Custom layout
  • Interior finishes
  • Space planning
  • Budgeting, purchasing services includes ordering, expediting and installation
  • Supplier Trade Co-ordination
  • Complete project management, job site co-ordination
  • Landscaping consultation

After the initial consultation and report, clients can either utilize the services of design excellence or implement the ideas themselves. I provide practical advice, design tips and recommendations.

Project Review:

The project review phase is the stage when the client's interior design needs and desires are discussed and preliminary style and finishes are determined.

  • Review scope of project with the client to include design philosophy, budget
  • Review existing floor plan to determine any potential problems regarding the room layout by preparing preliminary furniture placement plans incorporating existing furniture, if applicable.
  • Review lighting plan to determine any potential problems regarding art displays and specifi light sources for work tasks and general reading
  • Determine location and types of floor covering to be used
  • Determine wall surface finishes
  • Determine types and location of surface finishes such as kitchen and bath counter tops, fireplace facades, bathtub decking and shower surrounds, bar tops etc.
  • Determine style of plumbing fixtures
  • Determine style of furniture and window treatments

Schematic Design:

Based on the guidelines established during the Project Review Phase, design excellence will proceed with the interior conceptual planning:

  • Draft the base plan
  • Draft furniture placement plan
  • Draft the floor plan
  • Choose preliminary floor covering materials and surface materials to include carpet, ceramic tile, marble, granite, slate, limestone, etc.
  • Make preliminary plumbing fixture selections
  • Make preliminary furniture and window treatment selections
  • Make preliminary decorative lighting fixture selections

Design Development:

  • Review with client all items covered under the Schematic design Phase
  • Revise furniture placement plan and furniture selections, if necessary
  • Write surface finish material and wall covering specifications to reflect final material choices made by client
  • Review lighting plan, if necessary
  • Prepare ceramic tile elevations for sink countertop, tub decking and shower surrounds to indicate placement of any trim detailing
  • Obtain plumbing fixture specs from supplier
  • Prepare cost estimates for all items to be purchased through design excellence
  • Prepare colour boards for entire project


  • Preparation of all purchase orders
  • Tracking and expediting of all items being purchased
  • Arrangement for warehousing until scheduled installation
  • Supervision of installation of all purchased items, including mounting of all art
  • Follow up with vendors for any product not up to the standards of design excellence