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.
ARE YOUR IDEAS ALL OVER THE MAP ABOUT HOME IMPROVEMENTS?
Our designer can help focus your ideas. Just say Hello.
We listen and share initial thinking about your project. “We always create a one of a kind, stylish, colorful 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.”
I provide concept drawings for your new bathroom or kitchen project, so you feel confident about renovating. You will easily understand the layout and appreciate how the right colour, the right shape, the right position, the right materials; the right furnishings will bring the room to life for you. We make sense of your 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?
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.