ARCHITECTURE +
INTERIOR DESIGN

a modern approach to design for a home that
reflects who you are and how you live

MODERN
FUNCTIONAL
MINIMAL
CUSTOM

Why wait to make your home a place you love?

Plenty of people put off designing their home, and they offer plenty of reasons why:

  • They are concerned they will make the wrong decisions and won’t like the finished product.
  • They worry they will spend money on a project that doesn’t accomplish their goals.
  • They want a custom home and are concerned they will get a generic design plan.
  • They simply don’t have the time to do it on their own.
  • They are not sure which interior designer to trust.
  • They don’t know where to start.

Shouldn’t one of your biggest investments, a place that is central in your life, be working for you right now? Don’t put your design project off until later and miss all of those years of pleasure in your home.

Why wait to make your home a place you love?

Plenty of people put off designing their home, and they offer plenty of reasons why:

  • They are concerned they will make the wrong decisions and won’t like the finished product.
  • They worry they will spend money on a project that doesn’t accomplish their goals.
  • They want a custom home and are concerned they will get a generic design plan.
  • They simply don’t have the time to do it on their own.
  • They are not sure which interior designer to trust.
  • They don’t know where to start.
  • Shouldn’t one of your biggest investments, a place that is central in your life, be working for you right now? Don’t put your design project off until later and miss all of those years or pleasure in your home.

    Come Home to Your Dream

    Your home should be your place of refuge, a place that nurtures you, and a place you look forward to being –right now.

    With expertise in both architecture and design, we offer a holistic approach to helping you make your dream home a reality.

    REAL-LIFE
    FUNCTIONALITY

    With an architect on your design team, you will not only have a beautiful space, but you will also have one that functions to support you and your way of life.

    Architects consider:
  • How indoors and outdoors meet
  • Optimal situating of new homes on the build site
  • Solutions for dealing with your stuff
  • Ways to hide the everyday ugly of a busy life
  • Functionality that’s right for you right now and for the future of your home
  • Architects see the big picture instead of just the immediate need, which leads to the success of your project and a better return on your investment for years to come.

    CUSTOM
    DESIGN

    Good design is about taking a space and making it yours.

    We start with what really matters to you. Then, we design a custom home that reflects your energy, boldly and simply.

    We will:
  • Help you curate the pieces that bring you joy and figure out how to get rid of the clutter
  • Incorporate space for you to live so the important things have room in your life
  • Teach you how to train your eye so your home is not like everyone else’s
  • Keep it simple and add some bling
  • LESS-IS-MORE
    MINDSET

    We will teach you how to think about your stuff.

    Let’s be honest, there is a lot of “noise” out there.

    Our less-is-more approach will help you get clarity to understand:
  • When to spend, when to save, and when to pass
  • If storing a thing is worth the real estate it’s on
  • What things deserve space in your mind and life
  • If you are wasting energy maintaining things that don’t matter
  • When you have a minimalist space you feel calm, relaxed, and happy. Not that you can’t have stuff, but the whole thing is, only have stuff that is meaningful to you.

    We call our approach
    Bold Simplicity

    Bold Simplicity is what we call the application of a minimalist approach to the design process.

    The word, “minimalism” often conjures up visions of spaces that look naked, or empty, or hyper-modern, or unrealistically expensive. That’s not what we mean. When we say “minimalism,” we mean eliminating excess and emphasizing what is important.

    We use that approach to help our clients:

    • Curate meaning full and beautiful pieces and get rid of the clutter.
    • Make deliberate and thoughtful choices that enhance you and your space
    • Celebrate your life and tell your story
    • And, of course, add a little bling

    We call our approach
    Bold Simplicity

    Bold Simplicity is what we call the application of a minimalist approach to the design process.

    The word, “minimalism” often conjures up visions of spaces that look naked, or empty, or hyper-modern, or unrealistically expensive. That’s not what we mean. When we say “minimalism,” we mean eliminating excess and emphasizing what is important.

    We use that approach to help our clients:

    • Curate meaningful and beautiful pieces and get rid of the clutter.
    • Make deliberate and thoughtful choices that enhance you and your space
    • Celebrate your life and tell your story
    • And, of course, add a little bling

    Ways to Work with Us

    FULL-SERVICE

    We will handle your whole design project, from conception to construction, from doorknob to dining room table.

    CONSULTING

    We offer in-person and video consulting for those who need ideas and support, but would like to do the project on their own.

    STORE

    We love living a designer’s life. It’s an approach where we are always looking for inspiration and seeing the beauty in every day. We share our approach through our travel guides, design books, Facebook community, and more!

    There are three simple steps
    to start designing your dream home

    ONE
    SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

    We will learn more about your dreams for your project and we will help you think about the big picture.

    TWO
    GET YOUR DESIGN PLAN

    We work with you to visualize your project, and then the design process will begin!

    THREE
    COME HOME TO YOUR DREAM

    Enjoy life in your beautiful home you will be proud to share.

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    There are three simple steps to designing your dream home.

    ONE
    SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

    We will learn more about your dreams for your project and we will help you think about the big picture.

    TWO
    GET YOUR DESIGN PLAN

    We work with you to visualize your project, and then the design process will begin!

    THREE
    COME HOME TO YOUR DREAM

    Enjoy life in your beautiful home you will be proud to share.

    Meet Your Architect
    and Interior Designer: Tina Dhillon

    I know you want to be proud of your home. Your home should be a place that reflects your tastes, speaks to your inner being, and makes you happy.

    In order to do that, you need a home that is beautifully designed to fit your life, but most people don’t have the time, ability, or desire to desgn a home themselves, so they live in a space that doesn’t really work for them, and they feel frustrated.

    I believe everyone deserves a place that feels like home and reflects their unique style and personality. My personal mission is:

    To inspire, encourage, and support others so they may own who they are and be proud of what they own.

    Meet Your Architect
    and Interior Designer: Tina Dhillon

    I know you want to be proud of your home. Your home should be a place that reflects your tastes, speaks to your inner being, and makes you happy.

    In order to do that, you need a home that is beautifully designed to fit your life, but most people don’t have the time, ability, or desire to desgn a home themselves, so they live in a space that doesn’t really work for them, and they feel frustrated.

    I believe everyone deserves a place that feels like home and reflects their unique style and personality. My personal mission is:

    To inspire, encourage, and support others so they may own who they are and be proud of what they own.

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    “You’ve knocked it out of the park! Just stunning! We are so happy we have our beautiful apartment to hang out in since we can’t go outside very often! We absolutely love it.”

     

    JANET WOOD AND DAVID RICE
    HOMEOWNERS, VANCOUVER, BC

    “We had a  wonderful time poking around and envisioning! Your dining room (at IDS) was fabulous and I was so happy to see the finished product… it was pretty darn amazing. You two captured the Vancouver culture and landscape in such a unique way!”

     

    SARAH AND MEGAN J.
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “What a great night! You girls pulled off something big!”

     

    ROCHELLE
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “Wow! The house looked absolutely fabulous inside and out! Everybody raved about it and loved the lights and lanterns but especially the bike!  The presentation inside was superb and the food was top notch. Oysters gone in a flash! Pizza rivaled Italy. I can’t thank you enough for putting your vision and hard work into the party to make it such a success. When my new son-in-law said, “This is first class. If you’re going to do it, do it right and you’ve done it!” that about says it all. Thank you both so much.”

     

    DEBRA AND GARETH
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “You are so awesome and really gave us the tour in such an exceptional way. It was an incredible weekend in LA that I could never have navigated on my own even though I am a true wanderlust! Thank you for such an unparalleled experience because of such special touches– swag bag, meeting me downtown, a tour of the Bradley Building, the City Hall observation deck, and the INCREDIBLE Broad Museum–Wow! The limo to Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and the design crawl to homes we will never inhabit… strolls through Venice Canals, picnics, great restaurants, the Comedy Store, Sunday brunch, the Dodgers, with Melrose thrown in – we did it all! Thanks a million, it was so much fun.”

     

    SUE RAE
    LA DESIGN TOUR PARTICIPANT

    “I have worked with Tina throughout her career at UBC. In our working relationship, I represented the client group (Faculty of Arts) which had, and still has, many issues around efficient space use and fair allocation. Tina provided all of our planning services for many years and was an integral working partner. We kept her very busy as there were always serious problems to solve for many departments and programs. Tina always provided insightful and creative solutions to our myriad of space issues. I could not have done my job without her and many of my successes were a direct result of her hard work. I highly recommend Tina Dhillon – she is not only a creative problem solver, she is also a good colleague.”

     

    ANNE-MARIE FENGER, FORMER ASSISTANT DEAN OF ARTS
    UBC, VANCOUVER

    “These two were so great to work with. They fully understood the space, the surrounding building, and our needs to have a beautiful, flexible, and welcoming space. They were also very helpful with keeping our budget on track and patiently working with staff and volunteers. We have so much demand already for booking and using the newly renovated rooms and the design process has been a great morale booster for the church.”

     

    JESSICA, PASTOR AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
    WEST END, VANCOUVER, BC

    “We love the overall design and aesthetic. I am very happy. We love our home and everyone who has been through it has been very complimentary about the design. The design is functional and you listened to those key things that were important to us. The fact that I was able to reach out, either by text or email or by phone on many dilemmas over time and get feedback quickly. You were always willing to help me and walk me through difficult decisions that seemed to require an immediate answer at the building site.  The storage solutions were strokes of genius. We really needed those spaces and would have suffered without them.”

     

    CARLA AND DAVID H.
    KITSILANO, VANCOUVER, BC

    “I was hoping to add a bit more of a dramatic effect through paint colour and selected decor.  Although I was thinking of darker paint on the walls I was unsure of myself until you suggested it and I really fancied the colour you chose.  Once I was able to feel confident with the colour and gain some insight as to how to layer things that you provided from your presentation, things became a lot clearer for me in terms of what feeling I wanted to create in the rooms.”

     

    NICOLA B.
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “Rob and I are ecstatic with the results of your design services. Every time we walk into the house, along with our family and friends, we are in awe of this transformation! You brought our house from the very early 2000s (taupes, ochres, reds,  dark granites, and wood cabinetry) into 2020 (whites, blues, greys, Caesar stones, and marble). It really is an incredible makeover. From choosing paint colours, floor colour, light fixtures, furniture scale and design, fabric and carpet selections, kitchen and bathroom cabinet designs, dealing with the trades, art selections, your creativity, and working within our budget revealed your talents. Whenever there was an issue with a trade, you were right on it, getting the appropriate results. You have very definite opinions in regard to all décor issues!  A few times you pushed us into directions we were hesitant to go, but we trusted you and the end result is fantastic. A few times we had definite opinions and you respected and worked with us! It was a pleasure to work with you, Tina and we would have no hesitation in recommending you for any interior design job, big or small.”

     

    SARAH AND ROB JONES
    DUNBAR, VANCOUVER, BC

    “Tina was great when we were doing our kitchen renovation. She was able to see the space from a different perspective, and re-purpose an underused side room. We now have a wonderful dining area. Thanks!”

     

    DR. JANE FINLAY
    HOMEOWNER, RICHMOND, BC

    “You’ve knocked it out of the park! Just stunning! We are so happy we have our beautiful apartment to hang out in since we can’t go outside very often! We absolutely love it.”

     

    JANET WOOD AND DAVID RICE
    HOMEOWNERS, VANCOUVER, BC

    “We had a  wonderful time poking around and envisioning! Your dining room (at IDS) was fabulous and I was so happy to see the finished product… it was pretty darn amazing. You two captured the Vancouver culture and landscape in such a unique way!”

     

    SARAH AND MEGAN J.
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “What a great night! You girls pulled off something big!”

     

    ROCHELLE
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “Wow! The house looked absolutely fabulous inside and out! Everybody raved about it and loved the lights and lanterns but especially the bike!  The presentation inside was superb and the food was top notch. Oysters gone in a flash! Pizza rivaled Italy. I can’t thank you enough for putting your vision and hard work into the party to make it such a success. When my new son-in-law said, “This is first class. If you’re going to do it, do it right and you’ve done it!” that about says it all. Thank you both so much.”

     

    DEBRA AND GARETH
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “You are so awesome and really gave us the tour in such an exceptional way. It was an incredible weekend in LA that I could never have navigated on my own even though I am a true wanderlust! Thank you for such an unparalleled experience because of such special touches– swag bag, meeting me downtown, a tour of the Bradley Building, the City Hall observation deck, and the INCREDIBLE Broad Museum–Wow! The limo to Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and the design crawl to homes we will never inhabit… strolls through Venice Canals, picnics, great restaurants, the Comedy Store, Sunday brunch, the Dodgers, with Melrose thrown in – we did it all! Thanks a million, it was so much fun.”

     

    SUE RAE
    LA DESIGN TOUR PARTICIPANT

    “I have worked with Tina throughout her career at UBC. In our working relationship, I represented the client group (Faculty of Arts) which had, and still has, many issues around efficient space use and fair allocation. Tina provided all of our planning services for many years and was an integral working partner. We kept her very busy as there were always serious problems to solve for many departments and programs. Tina always provided insightful and creative solutions to our myriad of space issues. I could not have done my job without her and many of my successes were a direct result of her hard work. I highly recommend Tina Dhillon – she is not only a creative problem solver, she is also a good colleague.”

     

    ANNE-MARIE FENGER, FORMER ASSISTANT DEAN OF ARTS
    UBC, VANCOUVER

    “These two were so great to work with. They fully understood the space, the surrounding building, and our needs to have a beautiful, flexible, and welcoming space. They were also very helpful with keeping our budget on track and patiently working with staff and volunteers. We have so much demand already for booking and using the newly renovated rooms and the design process has been a great morale booster for the church.”

     

    JESSICA, PASTOR AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
    WEST END, VANCOUVER, BC

    “We love the overall design and aesthetic. I am very happy. We love our home and everyone who has been through it has been very complimentary about the design. The design is functional and you listened to those key things that were important to us. The fact that I was able to reach out, either by text or email or by phone on many dilemmas over time and get feedback quickly. You were always willing to help me and walk me through difficult decisions that seemed to require an immediate answer at the building site.  The storage solutions were strokes of genius. We really needed those spaces and would have suffered without them.”

     

    CARLA AND DAVID H.
    KITSILANO, VANCOUVER, BC

    “I was hoping to add a bit more of a dramatic effect through paint colour and selected decor.  Although I was thinking of darker paint on the walls I was unsure of myself until you suggested it and I really fancied the colour you chose.  Once I was able to feel confident with the colour and gain some insight as to how to layer things that you provided from your presentation, things became a lot clearer for me in terms of what feeling I wanted to create in the rooms.”

     

    NICOLA B.
    VANCOUVER, BC

    “Rob and I are ecstatic with the results of your design services. Every time we walk into the house, along with our family and friends, we are in awe of this transformation! You brought our house from the very early 2000s (taupes, ochres, reds,  dark granites, and wood cabinetry) into 2020 (whites, blues, greys, Caesar stones, and marble). It really is an incredible makeover. From choosing paint colours, floor colour, light fixtures, furniture scale and design, fabric and carpet selections, kitchen and bathroom cabinet designs, dealing with the trades, art selections, your creativity, and working within our budget revealed your talents. Whenever there was an issue with a trade, you were right on it, getting the appropriate results. You have very definite opinions in regard to all décor issues!  A few times you pushed us into directions we were hesitant to go, but we trusted you and the end result is fantastic. A few times we had definite opinions and you respected and worked with us! It was a pleasure to work with you, Tina and we would have no hesitation in recommending you for any interior design job, big or small.”

     

    SARAH AND ROB JONES
    DUNBAR, VANCOUVER, BC

    “Tina was great when we were doing our kitchen renovation. She was able to see the space from a different perspective, and re-purpose an underused side room. We now have a wonderful dining area. Thanks!”

     

    DR. JANE FINLAY
    HOMEOWNER, RICHMOND, BC

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