Testimonials

Client Referrals

“We engaged Sarah Gallop in February 2014. We were extremely frustrated with our house designer and needed help. She was AMAZING! She was able to take all of our dreams and convert them onto paper. We were very worried about our budget because it was tight as we were a year late in beginning construction. She understood this and recommended ideas to fit. When we received our invoices they were always fair and were within the range she projected. We LOVE our house! Sarah designed so many areas of our house but two of my favourites are my kitchen and office. They are so well organized and functional. As someone who loves to entertain there is room for everyone and all my gadgets. Every single drawer, nook, and cranny has a purpose. It is a chef’s dream. My office is similar – no ugly printers can be seen anywhere. Lastly, I am someone who loves the process of picking out items and I wanted to be part of all decisions. I was worried that I might struggle when working with a designer because I wasn’t fully ready to hand over all the decisions. Sarah understood my needs and was happy to provide me with choices and guide me in the right direction. We will forever be grateful to her for creating our dream home!”

-Jen Barker, Ladner BC – Custom Home

“We hired SGDI early in the planning stage and had them review the architectural plans for our new waterfront home. Sarah has a very good eye for detail and worked with me to make a few design adjustments which resulted in a much more functional use of living space. 
Throughout the process the team was very efficient and made planning the interiors of the home quite easy, given our very busy work schedules. They were able to find us alternates, when necessary, which still gave us the same impact and level of finish we desired. 
We are constantly entertaining at our new home and it is so great to have such a well thought through space that not just looks great, but works! Thanks to Sarah and her team we love our beautiful new home and are enjoying sharing it with friends and family.”

-Randi Segal, Tsawwassen BC – Custom Home

“Just wanted to give some feedback from Sarah and co. We are building a new house in Vancouver and where else do I go to find a interior designer then Houzz? I was most impressed by Sarah’s projects, so much that we are taking a lot of elements of it and incorporating it into our design. Rob followed up with my initial inquiry and was quite informative, at that stage of the contact we just submitted our plans to the city so we had plenty of time to finalize our interior plans and actual layout of the house. We met initially to kind of give them an idea of what we were going for as me and my wife like the transitional craftsman style and wanted something like that. Unfortunately, our home is on a smaller lot and we couldn’t quite pull off all that we wanted to but Sarah has helped us maximize our space and given us invaluable feedback regarding the planning of our built ins and room layouts. We also had Sarah choose our furniture as well which we are in the process of placing the order. My builder gives Sarah top marks as well since he has been in constant contact with her in regard to the paneling, niches, built ins, drop ceilings etc. This was our first home and me and my wife were debating on whether or not it was worth it to hire a designer…seriously Sarah and co has made our lives much less stressful. We’ve recommended Sarah to friends, and wouldn’t hesitate again to do so.
Oh yes forgot to add, not only do you get to deal with Sarah, but you get to deal with Rob as well, he’s awesome and funny!”

-Johnny & Doris Fong, Vancouver BC – Custom Home

“Our experience with SGDI has been nothing but positive, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to renovate. We worked with Amber and Sarah on a kitchen and family room renovation which, as so many do, quickly turned into an entire first floor project. Amber was our main contact, and extremely knowledgeable in her own right, but she also checked regularly with Sarah on any issues that would benefit from a second opinion, and Sarah oversaw the project. They were a wonderful team. We were initially drawn to Sarah Gallop’s design team because we loved her classically elegant style, and also wanted to support a local business. Our home is older, and there were some traditional parts of the home we wanted to keep, and others to modernize. Amber and Sarah helped us to preserve and enhance the character of the home, and give it a more updated look. They listened well to our concerns and offered creative suggestions, but also tried to include our ideas, letting us know if they thought they would not work successfully. Communication was excellent. When issues arose, they were dealt with promptly and efficiently. When we were nervous about a choice, they were available to look at it again, or reassure us that it would look fabulous. Any emails we sent were usually responded to the same day, which we greatly appreciated. Amber, Sarah and Rob also kept in close contact with our construction team, offering a wonderful partnership. They monitored every aspect of the project, and displayed excellent understanding of the process. They steered us towards quality products which we will appreciate for years to come. We felt very well supported when any difficulties arose, as they will do in all renovations. We both found Amber, Sarah and Rob easy to talk to and lovely to work with. Their professional attitude, as well as knowledge, experience and expertise inspired confidence and alleviated fears. Throughout the project their guidance and support were invaluable. We finished within the budget, and considered that hiring SGDI was money very well spent. We are so pleased with how our home now looks!”

-Garnet Millman, Ladner BC – Main Floor Renovation

“We have thankfully hired SGDI for our Renovation project. Their scope of work was the whole main floor of our house including kitchen, office, flooring, front door, fireplaces, powder room, staircase and furniture and drapery selection. We have had great value with our designers. They have listened to us, came up with a great open concept and helped us select all the material which fit with our style. In addition, they have been extremely valuable in providing support and dealing on our behalf with an extremely difficult contractor. Because of SGDI and their perseverance and dedication to our project, the quality of our project was finally where it was supposed to be. They really saved our home from complete disaster and we are extremely thankful for their work and will be hiring them again in the near future.”

-Marie-Claude Jiles, Vancouver BC – Whole Home Renovation

“Sarah Gallop Design exceeded my husband’s and my expectations for a modern kitchen this summer. We are most impressed with the quality tradespeople coming in and out of our home and their attention to the detail laid out in the design plans. The SGDI team measured very accurately and the whole kitchen fit into the plans beautifully. The quality of materials chosen was top notch and we know they will last for decades to come. It pays to use a local company when you have concerns and questions as the job goes along and someone always answered the door, emails and phone! The design costs came in under budget. When I walk around our neighbourhood I see many SGDI signs in front of homes. This is a testament to their great renovation ideas! A neighbour recommended Sarah to me and the rest is history. You’ll be happy hiring this company, I know I am.”

-Diane Bohmert, Vancouver BC – Main Floor Renovation

“Sarah Gallop Design Inc, worked with my wife and I on a gorgeous renovation of both our kitchen and ensuite.  From initial proposal discussions through all phases of construction, our experience with Sarah Gallop and her team was thoroughly enjoyable.  The kitchen was initially gutted, followed by installation of spectacular new lighting, countertops, cabinets, flooring and a larger, more versatile island. The master ensuite was gutted to allow for a larger shower and more functional vanity space. We are thrilled with our “new” kitchen and ensuite, and would happily and strongly recommend SGDI to anyone looking to renovate their home.  We look forward to working with Sarah and her team again on future projects.”

Mark Madryga, South Surrey BC – Main Floor Renovation

 

What People Are Saying

Marie-Claude J.

"We have had great value with our designers. They have listened to us, came up with a great open concept and helped us select all the material which fit with our style. In addition, they have been extremely valuable in providing support and dealing on our behalf with an extremely difficult contractor. Because of their perseverance and dedication to our project, the quality of our project was finally where it was supposed to be!"

Jen B.

"We engaged Sarah Gallop in February 2014, we were extremely frustrated with our previous house designer and needed help, she was AMAZING! She was able to take all of our dreams and convert them onto paper. Sarah understood my needs and was happy to provide me with choices and guide me in the right direction. We will forever be grateful to her for creating our dream home!"

Mark H.

"Our house had some very strange and useless areas and I was stumped on what to do with them. From the first set of drawings I was extremely impressed with her concept; every area had a purpose and was beautifully designed. I have been in the construction trade for over 25 years and was expecting I would have to make modifications during construction… typically things will work on paper but not in reality. Every measurement and design feature fit and worked perfectly, I was truly impressed."