INTERIOR DESIGN IN VICTORIA
Need a new look for your bathroom, kitchen, or living room? Make It Real Design is your Interior Designer in Victoria. Your satisfaction is our objective, and we’ll make sure to exceed your expectations. We will transform your vision into reality.
Sherry Willing is the lead designer of Make It Real, and believes that curiosity is at the heart of the design experience. Whether she’s solving the challenges of a complex renovation, helping someone discover their style or working out the ever-changing puzzle of shape, line, colour, texture, contrast and balance, Sherry approaches work with an infectious sense of fun and curiosity. Her deep love of improving and creating things for others makes the process smooth and enjoyable for her clients.
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From the time she was in Grade school, Sherry was recognized for her artistic endeavors and her creative problem solving. Now, with 20 years of experience in the design industry, she knows that showing up prepared to listen to diverse client needs and arriving at creative solutions is what her clients depend on. Sherry has worked with residential and commercial clients and for companies as diverse as engineering and construction companies, universities, and art galleries. Upon completion of a Master of Arts degree from Royal Roads University, she has focused her career on leading creative projects and guiding creative people through challenging tasks, and understands the unique intersection of the design and construction worlds.
Sherry roots her expertise in the values of play and, when she’s not collaborating on a project, she’s painting, writing and enjoying time with her family. Sherry recently illustrated and authored her first children’s book — a gift for her new granddaughter — and shares her passion for wine, cooking and cycling with her husband and business partner, Dana, and their sons.
What Does The Design Process Like?
Step 1- Getting to know one another and the project
Our first meeting with you will be the most important one. We will listen, understand and assess your idea in order to set expectations for excellence in design. We’ll get to know you and your project. You’ll get to know us. Our goal is to ensure that you feel satisfied with your first encounter with us and the planning process can begin.
Step 2- Project Preparation
Sherry, our lead designer from Make It Real Design, will take photos and appropriate measurements of your project space.
You will be asked to share:
1. Photos of designs that you like
2. Websites that you find inspirational
3. Colour schemes and materials that you prefer
4. Anything that you dislike
We will then draw and draft our ideas. Being an artist as well as designer, Sherry initially sketches and draws ideas by hand – each representing a unique piece of artwork. Subsequent layouts and plans may be completed as 2 or 3 dimensional computer drawings with 360 degree viewing capability if required.
Sherry will also prepare a visual presentation for two unique design approaches – to showcase the inspiration, ideas, colours, materials, finishes and furnishings for the proposed plans.
Step 3 – Budgets and Price Quotation
If you love what you see and decide to work with us, accountability is what you’ll get. You’ll meet with designer and our project manager/builder to ensure that the design approach and suggested materials will be workable for the site and required construction. After design, materials and building details have been approved; we provide a fixed price quotation for your project. The quotation will include:
1. Management fee
2.. Purchase, delivery and installing of design components
3. Construction cost
4. Project milestones and schedule of work
We will clearly state the time limit to complete the project, do estimations and try to be as transparent as possible. Your budget is the foundation that we base our work on. If required, adjustments and compromises are possible at this step.
Step 4 Final Working Drawings and Project Letter
The working drawings and project letter provide the details and means for us to engage and complete the work with accountability for all involved. With over 12 years of experience, we will diligently do your Interior Design work. Our team is very time aware and coordinate with our project manager to get your Interior Design completed, when you want and according to plan and budget. We pride ourselves in honesty, integrity, transparency, and quality in everything we do. You should never worry about how your place looks again.
ARE YOUR IDEAS ALL OVER THE MAP ABOUT HOME IMPROVEMENTS?
Make It Real Design Is Your Interior Designer in Victoria.
“We always create a one of a kind, stylish, colourful and comfortable space for our clients because we respect their input. The added value I bring to your bathroom renewal, as designer, is my knowledge, expertise and artistic creativity. I can offer you a perspective you may not have considered.” – Sherry Willing
We make sense of your Home Renovation project. We’re your guide through the process and bring the project to reality. Our design projects are characterized by no surprises around time and costs and enjoyable surprises around personal interactions and out of the box thinking. Meet us. A one hour consultation is free. Ready when you are.
Interior Design, Victoria BC
Are you planning a bathroom renovation?
Make it real. Start a conversation with us.
The bathroom may be the busiest room in your house. Whether it is grand central in the morning for your family, or a luxurious retreat at the end of the day – a bathroom renovation can make life run smoothly, add comfort and luxury and improve a home’s value.
We know layouts, tubs, walk-in showers, wet rooms, steam rooms, seating, in-floor heating, tiles, vanities, counter-tops, glass walls and doors, lighting, colour, faucets, drains, toilets, fans, sinks, lighting and the list continues.
Are you planning a kitchen reno?
Make it real. Start a conversation with us.
The kitchen in your home…It’s a space where living happens. The kitchen is a sharing place and a meeting place. It’s sometimes a me space, an us space, a we space. A kitchen transformation can make life easier – for working, for eating, for sharing and increasing your home’s value. Your kitchen, whether tiny or large, can be the most captivating room in your home.
We know floor plans, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, backsplashes, countertops, storage, appliances, sinks, paint colour.
WHY SHOULD YOU TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR DESIGN PROJECT?
Many designers have great ideas but they may not understand construction. We have both. Our designer Sherry and our project manager live together. No really – it’s about the level of communication and understanding between designer and project manager that helps the process of renovating go as smoothly as possible.
Sherry is an artist. Since a small child, art and design have been a passion. Not just a hobby but a profession. She brings the skill of connecting with your vision and the skill of executing ideas – making them real.
Interior design is about function as well as art. Designer Sherry creates a space that is unique to your taste and budget and considers how the entire space will come together cohesively.
We make sense of renovation and renewal projects. Let’s do something amazing.
Make It Real Design for Design and Construction.
Victoria and Oak Bay