DESIGNING without BORDERS

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For those of you who follow us on Facebook and Instagram
you know that over the past few months we have been designers-on-the-run!

Team DVS is currently working on several vacation and residential design makeovers. The approach for these types of projects are quite different.¬†Most people set the bar at “good enough” when designing and furnishing a vacation property. For primary residence projects, you should set the bar higher and the decisions can be far more emotional and difficult to make.

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We enjoyed a trip to back to Toronto and a successful presentation of our “Design Bible” (as we refer to it) to our Canadian clients for their primary residence. This project has been so much fun and a dream come true for both Patricia and Kym.

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On the heels of that trip, Patricia headed out to Arizona to work with her high school volleyball coach. Yes, the fine lady on the left was Patricia’s coach! Luckily, a photo from that period is not available: mainly because (between the two of us) it would show a mullet, braces, and very big eyeglasses… phew!

Initially their place in Lake Havasu was a vacation property. And although Design Vision Studio had successfully designed their primary residence in Temecula, these clients chose to “save a few pennies” and go it alone. Within the year, their vacation home became their primary residence and it quickly became apparent that “good enough” was “not working.”

They realized things just weren’t quite right but they didn’t know how to fix it on their own. They hired us again to incorporate key pieces from Temecula while elevating the look and feel of their new home. Celebrating their retirement and a more carefree lifestyle, they wanted a fresh, happy home with bright colors and a touch of whimsy.

With the design installation almost complete, here is a colorful sneak peek

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Moral of this story… our clients say they wish they had called us from the start to help them with their home on the lake. In the end, they didn’t save a dime because they made several “mistake purchases” (ouch!) They also had to wait longer before calling it “done” (one of Patricia’s favorite words.)

Design Vision Studio can help you with your primary residence, your vacation home, and even a rental home. All of these types of projects must be approached with a different mindset and different goals. We can help you get the most for you money while elevating your space and helping to increase the value of your investment.