Lisa and Mike are a pleasure to work with and are very good at what they do. I have worked with them on a number of projects and would not hesitate to recommend their design services.
Megan Kalsbeek Client Houzz March 8, 2020
We hired Lisa and Step One Design to provide interior design services for a new house on Vancouver Island. Lisa provided excellent services in all areas, kitchen, bathrooms, colours, materials, layouts, etc. Her experience allowed her to make changes on site as required. She worked well with the contractor and subtrades. We highly recommend Step One Design.
Andrew Boys Client Houzz September 10, 2019
Step One Design exceed our expectation! from preliminary planning, design and construction completion. Personal service second to none, will definitely use again. Everything five star!
Jim and Elaine Reed Client Houzz August 20, 2019
Five stars plus!!!!! We really can’t say enough about working with Lisa from Step One. It was without a doubt our most rewarding experience during the build of our new custom home. We are thrilled with the design changes that Lisa made to the interior and exterior of our home. Her changes really took it to the next level. From the beginning, Lisa has gone above and beyond. Her dedication to our project, ability to problem solve and attention to detail are second to none. She guided us through every step of the process and was always there for us. Her ability to be able to interpret what we wanted, even when we couldn’t articulate it properly, was amazing. She saved us from ourselves and our less than ideal choices on many occasions. If there was something my husband and I could not agree upon, we would defer to Lisa and the outcome was always fabulous. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Lisa and we are so very grateful to have had the experience. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality designer. She is worth her weight in gold!!
Irene McConkey Client Houzz August 10, 2019
We LOVE working with Step One Design. Lisa is one of the best communicators in the industry. Her jobs are smooth and beautifully designed and clients rave about how happy they are with Step One Design!
Canary Custom Surfaces Client Houzz August 1, 2019
We hired Lisa with Step One Design to help us with a condo renovation. Her patience and ideas helped transform our living space and kitchen into a family friendly home with more storage than we could have imagined. Lisa's willingness to provide ideas and help us see potential in things we wouldn't have normally considered made our home so much more beautiful and functional. We would recommend Step One Design to anyone who asked!
Kim N Client Houzz January 15, 2019
Mike and Lisa were a wonderful couple to work with in building our custom home in Victoria. As a team, they assisted us in developing the house design, going through the City processes, designing the interior, selecting finishes, and working with our builder and tradesmen during construction. Mike is very capable and creative in transforming our rough layout ideas into a City approved set of plans to construct our beautiful home. Lisa is very knowledgeable and creative in interior design. She was great to work with in designing our interior including two kitchens, seven bathrooms, two fireplaces and recess and feature lighting. We relied on her good taste in selecting finishes within our budget. If you are thinking of building a custom home, we would highly recommend working with both Mike and Lisa Dunsmuir of Step One Design.
Richard Client Houzz January 8, 2019
Lisa has done an amazing job in redesigning our house with our tastes in mind. She incorporated our ideas and also came up with better ones, in one case a game changer.
She also gave us different price points which was much appreciated, and was always willing to help, and was endlessly patient! She has an amazing amount of knowledge and took our house from old and dumpy to airy, bright and modern Scandinavian. I now love my house and highly recommend Lisa.
Randi Nesset Client From Houzz October 1, 2018