DESIGNING without BORDERS

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.

Design Vision Studio – our big debut

 

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Today marks the official launch of our new division along with a NEW WEBSITE and BLOG featuring our behind-the-scenes Design Vision Stories.   WHY WE DID IT +

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Our focus is to provide professional design services to our clients who have chosen to STAY, SELL, RENT, or FLIP their properties. Design Vision Studio will continue specializing in whole-home, residential design and remodeling projects with the addition of quick-fix design makeovers and staging for clients who want to protect their investment properties.   SEE WHAT’S NEW + 

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We’ve had big success with our signature style, a certain look we coined, California Fresh Design, which is tailored, comfortable, airy and bright.  We are not known for just one particular look, we design modern to traditional makeovers. Our California Fresh Design can look many different ways. It really describes a lifestyle over a design style.  

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If you have a tired and outdated property that is boring and safe Design Vision Studio can help you change that.   HERE’S HOW +

M O R E  E X C I T I N G  N E W S !!!
I can now check ‘become an author’ off my bucket list!
Sleepless in Portland is about the design adventures of remodeling
(and accidentally flipping) a floating home.

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For your complimentary copy of the Sleepless in Portland eBook
click here +

More than a Name Change…

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SLEEPLESS IN PORTLAND

Well, I never thought I would have anything in common with Tom Hanks.

But soon, I will be taking the plunge into owning a summer getaway house and taking inspiration from one of his well-loved movies.

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20 years ago, I was introduced to a different kind of dwelling while watching Sleepless in Seattle. 15 years ago, I was thrilled to learn my aunt and uncle actually acquired one. Now, as luck would have it, they are moving to sunny Palm Springs and I have the opportunity to purchase their floating A-Frame home in Portland.

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So if all the stars align, I will soon be entering the quirky and spirited houseboat community. I’ve got my water wings, sketch pad, and measuring tape ready to start planning for a full-blown remodel to be completed next summer.

Land-dwellers, stay tuned for the next exciting chapter in the latest summer home adventure of the floating designer…