Want to Create a Home You Love?
Here’s What I Can Help You With
Choosing to DIY or Buy
Space Planning in 3D
Staying on Budget
My unique approach to designing spaces
With any project, I like to start by getting a clear sense of what’s important to you and the way you live. To “engineer” a space means to make function the foundation of the design because your home should feel comfortable and effortless to live in, which is a lot more about how a space is configured, how it is utilized, as opposed to how it looks. Once a solid foundation is built around function, then comes the styling elements that represents what you love and brings you joy.
When we work together, I will ask you a lot of questions because I truly believe you are the expert in what you like, and how you live. I always look for ways to utilize what you currently own, as often simply reconfiguring what you have can make a huge difference. There are many ways to accomplish the same thing, and my role is to guide you and give you a fresh perspective on your home, suggest other ways you could be utilizing your space so it works for you and how you live day to day.
Wether it’s finding a spot for a dedicated home office, or making room for a significant other moving in, I can help you make it work, efficiently and within a tight budget.
VIRTUAL DESIGN PACKAGE
If you have a room or space you want to tackle, this is the best way to get the support and accountability to get it done.
Once you purchase an EYS Virtual Design Package, you will be asked to answer a brief questionnaire about your space, what’s working, not working and what you would like to change. You will also send me photos of the space, along with measurements (this can be hand drawn on grid paper, doesn’t need to be pretty!). And we will get on a 30 min Zoom call to discuss in more detail what you’re looking for.
With all this information, I get to work creating a 3D model of your space and coming up with different layout options – this process takes 5 business days. Once that’s completed, I send you pictures of the solutions via email and we then get on a Zoom call to discuss. During our time together, we fine tune the space layout and work out the best way to implement it considering your resources and budget.
At the end of the call, you will have a clear set of next steps and you will receive a 3D plan of your space (the software I use is free to download and after our session you will be able to use it on your own) that you can continue to use to “engineer” your space (it is free and very user-friendly!).
Another way to work with me is to book a 1:1 one hour consultation via zoom – this is best if:
a) Want to pick my brain about a project you’re thinking of doing and aren’t sure about a few things. Or alternatively,
b) if you’re new to DIY’ing and want my advice on how to get started, and things to look out for to save you time and money.
Before working with Isabelle, I had no idea how I would be able to fit a home office into my small apartment. She helped me see what was possible and re-evaluate my priorities for my space and what I really needed in terms of furniture. Having her as a coach really motivated me to get this project done and I couldn’t be happier with the results – I love my home office and find my productivity has gone up when working at home since I’ve made the changes. The best part is that I have a designated space for working from home as well as an actual living room space to relax and host. None of this would’ve been possible without her help. I am forever thankful!