We Are Make It Real Design in Victoria, BC

About Make It Real Design

Make It Real Design is a husband and wife team, Dana and Sherry Willing, that has been in the interior design and home renovation business for more than 30 years. They bring their unique backgrounds in art and science to every project, resulting in beautiful, high-quality spaces tailored to their clients’ needs.

Dana is the renovation contractor who oversees the day-to-day work, while Sherry is the lead interior designer who creates the vision for each space. Together, they take on any size project and see it through from start to finish. Whether you’re considering a small update or a complete renovation, Make It Real Design has the experience and expertise to make your vision a reality.

Luke, Carpenter
Sherry, Lead Designer
Dana, Renovation Contractor

Sherry

Sherry Willing, Interior Designer, Victoria BC

Sherry’s travels and her relationships with others at the forefront of interior design provide a wealth of inspiration and design ideas. Most of all, Sherry watches the design trends of Australia and Mexico, as these two cultures emphasize functional and beautiful design in the home and everyday life.

Sherry regularly travels to Australia, where there’s a high value on building design, interiors and public spaces. Through thoughtful planning, Sherry designs for the enjoyment of life and the finer things, both accomplished at all budgets.

When planning interior home design, Sherry considers the bigger picture. From her background in art and connections with museums and galleries, she knows that even small design elements can hugely impact living spaces. She uses her background in art education to communicate the design vision to everyone involved in a project.  

Dana

Dana uses a scientific approach to everything he does, methodically and strategically completing projects. He’s managed several scientific and tech-based businesses–overseeing accounting, financing and capitalization.

Dana loves working with his hands as a renovation contractor and seeing rooms come together tangibly. Multitasking, coordinating and seeing renovations completed on a budget make him an excellent project manager. For those nervous about the impact a renovation will have on their schedule or finances, Dana can provide the details to put them at ease. 
Dana also has an eye for design and a keen awareness of his materials. He worked as a researcher in forest management and owned a tile business for many years. Quality materials are key to a satisfying outcome, and clients are often amazed when Dana remembers the specific materials used in their previous renovations – even years later.

Dana Willing, Remodeling Contractor

Nikita

Sherry Willing - Interior Designer at Make it Real

Prior to joining Make It Real Design, in Victoria, Nikita’s world revolved around kitchens, so she’s uniquely positioned to help our clients with their kitchen design. Nikita originally trained as a chef, then worked in restaurant and business management prior to branching out as a food and interior stylist and designer.  Nikita has led multiple design and renovation projects as challenging as designing and opening a new restaurant in New York.  She has worked hard to learn the complex skills required of a designer in the field of home renovation and has successfully integrated the amazing people and business skills that brought her success in past endeavors.  

Nikita is one of the unique individuals who loves and excels at “big picture” level of project design & management and the minutia of detail.  Nikita can see the potential in outdated, dysfunctional, and even empty spaces. She sees the big picture where others see confusion.   She has a strong sense of vision where clients may not.  She is a sensitive listener; understanding the needs of others and gives genuine respect to the ideas from clients.  Translating undefined concepts into executable plans is Nikita’s gift.   

She is a valued and creative designer with the Make It Real Design team; creatively crafting unique and beautiful spaces for our clients.   

Besides kitchen and home renovation design, Nikita loves her large and lively family, walking and hiking with her dog and indulging in her hobby of photography.  

About the Interior Design and Renovation Business

If you’re looking for the best remodeling and design firm in Victoria, you’ve come to the right place. At Make It Real Design, our skilled team has everything it takes to provide you with the showstopping home renovation you deserve, be it a kitchen or bathroom remodel or a complete home update. With our 4-step design process, we’ll ensure you’re happy with your home.

Quality is the foundation of our business, and we use the best materials within our clients’ budgets. We give it our all so that our customers have top-notch work they can trust.

 

We’re proud to be a locally owned small business, and to have relationships with the best remodeling professionals in Victoria. We integrate design and construction for a smooth completion of projects from start to finish. Our lead designer and renovation contractor are in constant communication.

 

Homeowners throughout the Greater Victoria Area have trusted Make It Real Design with their interior design and renovation projects since 2001. Get in touch to find out why our remodeling services are the best in the area! 

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