This week we are featuring an amazing designer Valerie Kosik-Sawyer
1. How long have you been in this industry? I have been in the Interior Design Industry formally for 10 years. I worked in the high end fashion Industry for 10 years before this. I have 2 kids My daughter Mercedes is going into her second year of Bach. of Sciences and my son Trenton’s going in to grade 12.I have 3 Miniture Schnauzers Scamp, Pepper and Eris.
2. What makes you different from other designers? When you invite me into your home we start a relationship. We go through what you are thinking of doing with your home and what would be your dreams. As we go through we are talking about your family and what they do and your plans on the future. I listen to what you “want” and what you “dream of” I ask before I come for you to look on Pinterest or have clippings of your dream spaces. From here we start to discuss the Real issues and the Flow of your space to give you the best Function for YOUR family. I do not believe we all lie like our neighbours we all need our houses to become our homes and they only become that when they function and flow fabulously for your family. During the process of shopping and choosing finishes since I clear bill you pay the discounted price that I have worked out with suppliers! Doing this my fee is usually equal or less then the discounts you receive on products.
3. What is a typical turn around time for a basement development? From the first meeting on a basement or kitchen renovation it takes (Depending on how quickly you can make final decisions on finishes) About 8-16 weeks. I know it is a four week buffer in there that is based on what we find after and during demolition.
4.What is the starting price point for projects? A basic design meeting and consultation that we would pick colours and I help you with future placement leaving you with Ideas and a starting point of us moving forward is 300.00. Designing to live packages which include paint colour, shopping, picture hanging , furniture set up starts at 500.00. Project fees do vary as no two projects are the same amount of work. Basic small sized renovations start at 1500.00 and go up from there a “kitchen renovation” (usually a full main floor as we have open concept homes ) is 5000.00.
5. How can we get ahold of you? Please feel free to give me a call at 780-919-9036 and we can have a chat or set up a consultation or send me an email with pictures and we can start that way email@example.com Check out me website at: tren-desdesign.com