Turn your small (or big) space into your happy place
Welcome to Happy Home Design. We have been designing happy homes for families who live in Metro Vancouver since 2007 and started in mid-2022, in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island as well. Our projects range from luxury homes in Coal Harbour to small studios in the Olympic Village. We have been named one of the 30 best interior design companies in Vancouver for our specialty in small-space design. We were also named one of the 8 best options for interior design in Vancouver for small space design by Handyman Reviewed. Whether you live in a big house or a small condo, your home should be your happy place by being a reflection of who you are. Let us help you create your happy home.
We need to move away from a bigger is better mentality. Sometimes bigger home doesn't quite feel like a "home" because it lacks coziness. It's not about the space, it's about thoughtful space planning. Danny and Sandra believe that smart design is about reducing the quantity of space created without compromising the quality of the space. The smaller the space, the more the design needs to be good. Especially in designing for small spaces, we effectively need to make the same elements of a larger house fit into a smaller space, yet feel welcoming, beautiful, and functional.
The design duo sees spaces as much more than just serving a single purpose. Can a living room function as a family room as well as a dining room? Can a kitchen counter be a food prep area and a desk for doing homework? They call this multi-purposeful design. Double, and even triple uses, are essential and just one of the ways to make smaller spaces come alive. Modern living allows us the luxury of doing more with less, just as a cell phone is also a camera, gaming device, TV, and so much more. As we become accustomed to more utility in smaller packages, so will smart design help us live large in small spaces.
With our system of steps 1, 2, and 3, we offer you different options to take the headache and chaos out of decorating or renovating a home. We rely on experience, expertise, and impeccable integrity to complete projects on time, on budget, and with consistently happy results. So whether it's a condo, a townhouse, or a big house, creating happy homes for our clients is our passion. Let's make home your happy place!
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create your happy home in 3 easy steps
initial design consultation
Our initial consultation gives you access to our small space 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 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 , 3D design to help you visualize the room. You get two revisions in the design service package.
Step three is where we will execute and bring the vision 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 to work in your home. Staying within our agreed budget is one of our top priorities. We will help you manage every aspect of the project so that it will be as stress-free 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.
"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.
"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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