Bringing your vision to life
1. On-site consultations/Walk-throughs.
2. Project survey & analysis; measurements, photos etc.
3. Space planning & design concepts.
4. 3D modelling of your space.
5. Inspiration boards/design boards
6. Construction drawings; plans, elevations, sections, details.
7. Finishes & fixture schedules.
8. Furniture and décor selections.
9. Color consultations.
10. Custom designs; storage, cabinetry, refurbishing etc.
11. Project management/coordination of design elements.
I have been a resident of Squamish, B.C for 18 years, living with my family in Brackendale, but I was born and raised in Norway. I have studied landscape architecture, architecture and sustainable design in Norway, Florida and California. I have travelled all over the world and over the years I have worked for several architectural companies including Sieger Suarez Architecture and Associates(Miami), Wallace Group Inc(California), Eco-Architecture(Maui), Gottchalk Design and RDC Fine Homes (Whistler). Part of my work experience also includes graphic and interior design.
I find it essential to be familiar with the different trades and materials used when doing a design project. In the past I have also worked as a landscaper and I'm an avid ``do-it-your-selfer``. I always say: "If you don`t know your tools and materials and how to use them, how can you be sure that what you are designing will stand up during construction?``. Knowing how things are built also means that I have a better understanding and connection to the different trades that are working on your project.
As an interior designer, my inspiration goes back to my roots in Scandinavia. I prefer clean, simple lines and spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. No space should be wasted, but rather made use of in new and unique ways. I also find inspiration in nature and natural elements. Working with reclaimed materials is something I try to incorporate into all my designs, even if it's just a small piece.
Old wood pieces or accents can make a space go from bleak and cold, to warm and cozy, no matter what your style is. It's all about the details, and very often less is more...
Design is my passion, in any form or shape. Let me share my ideas with you!
‘Working with Birgitte was a no-brainer. She brought both technical and artistic insight to our whistler renovation. I appreciated her practicality and thriftiness. Her Scandinavian roots guide a design that marries old whistler charm with a clean and modern take. Couldn’t recommend her enough.’
Zina and Mustafa
"Birgitte was exceptional. She has incredible training, knowledge and experience designing beautiful homes. My husband and I have two different styles and she perfectly blended them together.
Birgitte was professional, friendly and always responded quickly to any requests or changes we made throughout our reno. Everyone who comes to our home comments on how much they love her design and we recommend her to everyone. She exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be happier."
Working with Birgitte was a wonderful experience! She's a first class person and a gifted interior designer. We engaged her services to provide us with direction and assistance with a complete home interior renovation project. She skillfully combined our ideas and vision with her creativity and expertise to create a beautifully designed space.
During the renovation, Birgitte worked well with our contractor and with us in the selection of millwork, materials, fixtures, hardware and paint colours. When we wanted something different from what was presented, she quickly came up with great alternatives. The final plans were extremely detailed which allowed our contractor to proceed efficiently. Her attention to detail, her knowledge of materials and where to order them for best pricing, as well as her clear and timely communication with us made the whole process seamless and enjoyable. We particularly valued her passion and commitment to our project from start to finish.
Birgitte is not the first interior designer we have worked with, but by far, she is the best!