What we do
Residential + Commercial Design
At Jamie Banfield Design we specialize in creating stylish, well-edited spaces for both residential and commercial spaces. Located in Port Moody, British Columbia just outside of the urban hustle and bustle of Vancouver it is hard for our designs to not offer a contemporary flair with a nod to the natural beauty of the surrounding of the West Coast charm. Our dynamic, innovative and forward thinking design team collaborate with our clients to transform spaces into stylish, sustainable, and strategically engineered spaces for both live and work. The JBD team believes in providing a positive client experience from beginning to end by collaboration and communication with our clients thought the seamless award winning JBD process. Our successful designs can be found all over the pacific north west reaching from Vancouver and Vancouver Island to Alberta and Ontario.
WHAT MAKES US different
Our Award winning Process
We believe that design should be approachable and accessible. Whether you are dreaming of a bathroom or your custom dream home our processes and dynamic skill set can be implemented on projects and budgets of all sizes. From our first meeting, to concept, design execution, the Jamie Banfield Design team oversee and manage the entire design process working closely with our clients and the build team to create spaces that are a true reflection of our clients. Our complementary talents transform residences into stylish, sustainable, and strategically engineered spaces. The JBD team believes in providing a positive client experience from beginning to end through our award winning process. Don’t take our word for it! Have a look at what some past clients have to say.
Our award winning process, simplified
1. Meet + Inspire
All our interior design relationships begin with a Meet + Inspire, a complimentary one hour session with Jamie Banfield, where we develop a rapport with our clients, gain an understanding of their needs, inspirations, habits and gathering an overall feel for the space and the desired outcomes. The items cover include discussions bases around space planning, design problem solving, style, wish-list, budgets, timelines and the overall expectations. We create a details service package, and a thought out scope of work for the project and an outline of the award winning process with tailored deliverables for each unique project.
2. We’re Hired!
And excited to be a part of the team! While we review the desired outcomes, we quickly get to work with the on boarding system to create a very easy and cohesive process moving forward. With an introduction to their interior design team with a “welcome to the team letter”. We believe that communication and collaboration is key to a well-developed design and that successful design is the result of a well thought out plan. Behind the scenes we undertake an on boarding process to ensure all aspects from scope of work, documentation are implemented efficiently and effectily over the next coming weeks or months.
3. Site findings
At this point we will have a lot of ideas and creative solutions that will bring the design to life. We coordinate and arrange meetings to review architectural drawings, site measuring and documenting all the large and small existing details onsite, so nothing is overlooked. While reviewing our major design ideas with key trades, engineers and architects if needed to make sure our desired outcomes are feasible for the timeline and budget. We can truly gather an understanding of the existing spaces, the requirements and needs and start with a good foundation of information.
4. SPACE PLANNING + FUNCTION
With the site finding documents in hand we have the accurate foundation for our talented team to review space planning, function and overall use for the space or spaces we are transforming bases on your inspiration, wants and habits. Reviewing and planning all elements such as accurate sizes, all items such as flow, exterior and interior architectural details down to the small items of door swings and details such as exterior Christmas tree light placement prior to the completed of the permit drawings.
5. coNCEPT CURATION
In this stage we will present a cohesive interior design concept, a concept is the starting point that provides a visual presentation of the overall look, style, and feel of the space. We touch on items such as how best to utilize existing architectural details, the overall design details and a proposed use of the allocated budget. Together we review the concept to ensure the project is moving in the correct direction to achieve the desired result that truly represented our clients personality, overall feel and use of the end users.
6. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Selecting all those amazing finishing and materials. In this stage we will present a cohesive interior design, something we have been working hard on over the last few weeks. The design development phase will be reviewed and discussed over a few meetings to refine and polish the vision, to ensure the achievable design in completed space. We collaborate with many trades, suppliers, craftsperson’s and refine the vision for the project ensuring the details will be implemented correctly be applicable for use and maintenance of the space.
7. INTERIOR DRAWING package
Once the concept and design development phase have been approved, we start documenting the accurate installation methods and requirements for all envisioned design details. The interior drawing package outlines items such as millwork, tile layouts, lighting placement, dimensions and locations of architectural and decorative details, flooring transitions and placement of interior finishing items. The drawing package is a critical part of the design phase as this showcases realistic application, location, scale and sizing of all design details, equipment, fittings, finishing and decorative products.
8. ISSUE FOR BUDGET REVIEW
Reviewing and challenging the design decisions with an obtainable budget is critical to the end result being successful. The design team documents and updates the interior design package to reflect the vision, detailed design as envisioned over the last few weeks or month. At this point the build team will be in high communication and be presented all documentation outlining items required to obtain an accurate cost and timeline from any needed sub-trades, suppliers and craftsperson’s to create a feasibility review for both costing and timelines for the completed space.
9. DESIGN APPROVAL
With multiple meetings to review the visions, design details and the implementation needed to successful execute the desired outcome with the balance of the budge and timeline. All members members are able to make supported and educated decisions for the proposed end result. The design team reviews the Interior drawing package that outlining items such as millwork, tile layouts, lighting placement, dimensions and locations of architectural and decorative details, flooring transitions and installation methods. Review with our clients to obtain approval for the design proposed package for the build team to be successful.
10. ISSUE FOR CONSTRUCTION
Documenting for construction is like taking grandmas recipe, writing it on paper, testing the recipe to make sure the outcome is correct. The JBD design team creates what we refer to as “The Bible”. The Bible documents and notes all interior drawing, equipment, fixtures + fittings, finishing and decorative items noting the manufacture, supplier, contact and any additional information needed for the build team to bring the overall visions to life as seamlessly as possible. As the build team and all members involved have all information close to their fingers tips in both print and digital copies this makes for a highly efficient and effective implementation process.
11. CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT
Not to worry, we are one email or phone call away! We work closely with the build team to ensure the vision is executed in the timeliest, efficiently way. After the issuing of the interior design package we communicate with all members onsite to review any questions that might pop up and brain storm any solutions that might be needed to ensure the desired vision is brought to life. With scheduled and unscheduled site visits, we assist on the clients behalf to ensure nothing has been compromised keeping everyone involved focused on the desired outcomes the client has vision since day one.
12. deficiency REVIEW
With the visions and desired outcome in mind the design team works to ensure details are executed correctly for aesthetics, practically and durability while having the clients best interests front and center. With frequent communication to both the build team and clients the design team are always keeping an eye out for quality control, accurate installations and overall deficiency. Once the project is close to completion the JBD team reviews with both the build team and the client to ensure the space is not only timeless for looks but timeless in both quality and maintenance of the completed spaces.