If you are looking for a designer, we strongly and unreservedly suggest you talk to Zwada Design, Don and Kyo.
On the spur of the moment, we sold a house we loved and downsized to a condo. We had made the house truly our own and were concerned whether we could create the same feeling in the new place. With Don and Kyo’s help, we now have a furnished condo that we love, so that we don’t miss the house at all.
How did Don and Kyo do it? First of all, we agreed that for our purposes it would be a slow process. At the beginning, they spent a great deal of time ensuring that they understood our aesthetic values. They looked at photos of our old house, talked about what we wanted, and little by little developed plans. They talked to us about our art and art glass collection, what it meant to us, and how it might fit into the condo.The process was incremental and there was much back and forth, but the important part is that it all came together wonderfully.
Once they had idea of what we wanted, Don and Kyo offered choices and suggestions. Some of these choices were different from what we might have thought of on our own, and yet, as soon as we saw photo or the plan, we realized that it fitted in with our vision. From furniture, to carpeting, paint schemes, wallpaper, art placement, and some minor structural additions, their suggestions were spot on. They also took us to suppliers that we would not have found or have been able to access on our own. In the end, we have a condo that reflects our style exactly, one we enjoy every day, and one which we couldn’t have realized without their help.
They are great to work with, friendly, collaborative, and knowledgeable. They were quick to respond to any question or concern, and engaged trades people who were reliable and efficient. What they billed us was clearly explained and very reasonable.
Finally, we are sure that we saved money by working with Don and Kyo. They were very respectful of our budget. They excelled at pointing out ways in which we could save money in some areas in order to allow us to spend the most money where it would have the greatest impact. When we look at the quality of what we have, we are surprised that the price we paid wasn’t much higher.