"It's not just about how your home looks, but it's about how it makes you feel."
Our design philosophy is simple: your home should be your happy place. As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, "There is no place like home." Happy Home Design specializes in creating cozy homes, especially for retirement living. It's not just about how your home looks, but it's about how it makes you feel.
We are a husband and wife team and we have been designing happy homes for families who live in Vancouver since 2007. Since relocating to Nanaimo in 2021, we now happily serve our clients in Nanaimo and surrounding areas in Central Vancouver Island. Our clients consist of busy families with young kids and individuals in their retirement, and our projects range from luxury homes to one-bedroom apartment. We have been named one of the 30 best interior design companies in Vancouver for our specialty in turning small spaces into cozy spaces.
Working with us is as easy as 1, 2 & 3. Stage 1 is our initial design consultation, where we come to your home with personalized design tips and advice. If you'd need more help after that, then stage 2 is where we create your full design with a design concept, mood board, floor plans, and our most popular 3-D design. And if you want a turn key service, then stage 3 is where we make all the purchases for you and project manage various trades to ease the headache of overseeing so many details. So if you ever feel lost or overwhelmed, we are here to help you navigate through all those difficult decisions of choosing the right furniture and down to the right paint colour. With our fixed fee design services, it's easy to make home your happy place today!
let's make your home your happy place!
create your happy home in 3 easy steps
initial design consultation
Our initial consultation gives you access to our island designers for up to 2 hours to give you clarity and direction to create that beautiful home you've always wanted. It's comprehensive enough to be a stand-alone session for some homeowners. It's a great way to kick start any decorating or renovation project that you have been planning for your home.
If the design consultation leaves you wanting more, then the next step is to proceed to our fixed rate design service. We will give you a complete design for the room, complete with space planning, a floor plan, a mood board, and our most popular feature, 3-D design, to help you visualize the room. Two revisions are included in the design service package.
Stage three is where we will execute and bring the design to life. We begin to source out each furniture item, wall art, lighting, accessories, and so forth, and store them in our warehouse until installation day. We'll also order paints, wallpapers, and everything else and make arrangements for different trades or work with your trade people. We can also help you manage every aspect of the project so that it will be as little stress as possible.
testimonials from happy clients
"They are... really, really good at working with what's already there so that you aren't throwing out too much and saving money..."
"These guys are wonderful! Danny's design expertise combined with Sandra's organization and finishing touches make for a truly great design team. They have done four rooms for us so far: a home office for me, two kids bedrooms and another office/art room for the kids. They are great at working in small spaces and really, really good at working with what's already there so that you aren't throwing out too much and saving money at the same time. Highly recommended"
- Jeni V.
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"I am amazed at how much more spacious my living area is now..."
Happy Home Design worked miracles in my 640 square foot condo... They have transformed my small space with all it’s quirky angles, limited lighting and family heirlooms into a spacious yet cozy, cohesive, calm and welcoming place. I am amazed at how much more spacious my living area is now... I approached this project with significant trepidation and wariness. Danny and Sandra spent time to get to know me and to find out what was important in my life. They did not rest until everything was completed and I was satisfied. I would recommend Happy Home Design for any small or large redesign home project you can imagine. Thank you, Happy Home Design Team. You are the best.
- Cathy E.
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"They re-purposed my existing furniture and decorations, and made many functional changes. The results are wonderful!"
Danny and Sandra are outstanding! After my husband passed away, I needed changes done to my condo so that it would have a fresh, "new" feel. They re-purposed my existing furniture and decorations, and made many functional changes. The results are wonderful! As well, they are fun, listen well, and work very quickly. Thank you so much Danny and Sandra. I appreciate your supportive attitude and help. A truly creative couple.
- Mahara S.
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