Interior Design in Victoria, BC
For Your Bathroom, Kitchen or Living Room
We know how important it is to make your home feel like your own. That’s why we take the time to understand you and what kind of style you want in your home. With our 4-step interior design process, we’ll help you visualize exactly how your home will look before any work begins. And with our budgeting savvy, we can ensure that every dollar spent goes towards something that matters most to you. You won’t find another design company out there that cares as much about making sure your project runs smoothly as Make It Real Design.
Make It Real Design is your Interior Design firm in Victoria.
Everyone wants their interior design and home renovation project done right–on time and within budget. But finding a service provider who can deliver on all those things isn’t always easy…until now! Make It Real Design has been providing quality home interior design in Victoria and the nearby area for more than 30 years. And we have worked with clients just like you–people who are looking for someone they can trust when it comes time for them to refresh their homes or offices. We work with all types of living spaces including kitchens and bathrooms.
Meet Your Interior Designer
Sherry Willing is the lead designer at Make It Real. She believes that curiosity is at the heart of the design experience. Whether she’s helping someone discover their style or working out the ever-changing puzzle of shape, line, colour, Sherry approaches her work with a 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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Sherry’s aptitude for artistic endeavors and creative problem-solving began in grade school. Now, with twenty years of experience in the design industry and a passion for exceeding her client’s expectations, she knows that arriving at creative solutions starts with listening.
As well as serving residential clients, Sherry’s design experience extends to a variety of commercial clients, including engineering and construction companies, universities, and art galleries.
After completing her Master’s degree from Royal Roads University, Sherry dedicated herself to leading creative projects and guiding people through challenging tasks. Understanding the unique intersection between design and construction is what gives her a professional advantage.
Sherry roots her expertise in the values of play. 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. She shares her passion for wine, cooking, and cycling with her husband and business partner, Dana, and their sons.
Interior Design Process
We’re here to make sure that your interior design and home renovation project runs smoothly. Our design process will guide you through the entire project, from budgeting to guiding documents. We want to make sure that every step of the way is as easy for you as possible!
We Listen and Get to Know Your Design Needs
Our first meeting will be the most important! We will listen, understand, and assess your idea to set expectations for design excellence, all while getting acquainted. Once we ensure you feel satisfied with your first encounter with us, the planning process can begin.
We Vizualise Your Project
Sherry, our lead interior designer, will take photos and appropriate measurements to create your space plan. We will then draw and draft our ideas. Being an artist as well as a designer, Sherry initially sketches ideas and space plans by hand. If required, later layouts and floor plans may be completed as 2 or 3-dimensional computer drawings with 360-degree viewing capability.
To showcase the inspiration, ideas, colours, materials, finishes, and furnishings for the proposed plans, Sherry will prepare visual presentations for two unique design approaches.
We Review Budgets and Give You a Price Quotation
Once you love what you see and decide to work with us, accountability is what you’ll get. You and the designer will meet with the project manager/builder. This meeting is an opportunity to ensure that the design approach and suggested materials and design work for the site and required construction. After design, materials, and building details are approved, we provide a fixed price quotation for your project.
We Finalize Your Project Plans
The final working drawings and project letter provide the details to ensure that we are all accountable for our agreements and work.
Our design team is time-aware and coordinates with our project manager to complete your interior design on time, according to plan and budget. We pride ourselves on honesty, integrity, transparency, and quality in everything we do. You should never worry about how your place looks again.
“We always create a one-of-a-kind, stylish, colourful, and comfortable space for our clients because we respect their input. As a designer, my knowledge, expertise, and artistic creativity is the added value I bring to your renewal project. I can offer you a perspective you may not have considered.”
– Sherry Willing