Our Design Approach:
Usability: Your space should align with your individuality. While there are design standards, true happiness arises when the design is a perfect fit for you and those you share the space with.
Connection: Growing up amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Vancouver, British Columbia, we deeply appreciate the harmony in nature. Natural elements are not just aesthetic but also healing and nourishing. Drawing inspiration from the harmony of nature, we integrate healing and nourishing natural elements into our designs.
By exploring your connections to favorite experiences or memories, we infuse your home with a personalized touch.
Sense of Place (Genius Loci): Each location possesses a unique feeling, and we celebrate the distinctive characteristics of your home. Our Principal Designer, Lora Frost has lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada as well as Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, Vermont and Colorado, USA.
Our Design Process:
Getting to Know You: Our journey begins with a discovery call, answering your questions and ensuring a good fit.
In-Person Consultation: A paid consultation involves a visit to your home or short-term rental. We discuss your preferences, what you love, and what you don’t.
Proposal and Agreement: After understanding your needs, we present a detailed proposal outlining the next steps and the estimated design fee.
Step 1:In-depth discussions on space usage, investment priorities, and design options.
Step 2:Creation of several space planning options, with a physical layout for your experience.
Step 3:Detailed discussions on costing, considering materials and design complexity.
Collaboration with Contractors:
- Preferred contractors are brought in during the 80% finished design stage for collaborative bids and a clear understanding of the investment.
Final Design Decisions:
Final decisions are made. Conceptual designs, space plans, and detailed elements are completed.
Delivery of Renderings and Plans:
- Receive 2D and 3D renderings, a full space plan, lighting plan, and a detailed list of final finishes.
Our Core Values:
Great design reduces stress, calms our nervous systems, and enhances well-being.
A client-centric approach, recognizing that each client and space is unique.
Embrace the Kaizen motto, focusing on simplification and clear communication.
Honor craftspeople and value quality artisanship.
Healthy homes lead to happy hearts.
Meet Lora Frost, Principal Designer:
As the Principal Designer at Dahlias & Granite, I’m thrilled to welcome you. I can’t wait to meet you and embark on the journey of transforming your space into a reflection of your personality and experiences.