Local architect redefines personalized home design on Vancouver Island

Local architect redefines personalized home design on Vancouver Island

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Every custom home has the potential to be a canvas where dreams take shape and personalities find expression —but this is only possible with the right design team who’s able to capture and bring to life the homeowner’s vision. In Victoria, B.C. and throughout Vancouver Island, Innovate Design Collective is the go-to team for creating personalized homes that are both functional and inspiring. This is achieved by prioritizing a holistic design approach to their work. 

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“Our aim is to benefit the lives of our clients and to have them feel better by enhancing the built environment where they’ll end up living,” describes Duane Ensing, principal building designer at Innovate Design Collective. “And our holistic approach ensures that every element serves a purpose and helps to evoke a sense of wonder and delight.” 

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Transforming visions into living masterpieces, Innovate Design Collective balances client desires with financial considerations, ensuring a seamless design experience. SUPPLIED

The team at Innovate first develops a relationship with their clients to learn about their lifestyle and aspirations so the home they’ll design becomes a reflection of the clients’ unique preferences and personalities. During the design process, spaces are organized to optimize usability and efficiency via thoughtful layouts, flexible floorplans and smart storage solutions that augment their clients’ everyday living. 

“We try to engage in a meaningful dialogue to uncover their desires so we can translate that into a cohesive, unified design concept,” says Ensing, adding that discussions are also had to manage financial expectations, project timelines and the architectural drafts well in advance.  

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Integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces, Innovate Design Collective fosters deeper connections to nature through biophilic design principles. This is achieved through thoughtful architectural design, strategic placement of windows and doors and harmonious landscaping. SUPPLIED

“We like to be proactive and responsive in these ways, laying the groundwork for a strong, collaborative relationship with our clients and with the builders as well.” 

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For Vancouver Island homeowners Jillian and Mike, working with Duane and his team in this personalized way is what transformed their dream home into a living masterpiece. 

“Duane conceived of this fabulous — and now award-winning — design, and he figured out what we wanted before we had any real clue,” remembers Jillian. “We had some pretty strange requests, from very high-energy efficiency and commercial-grade seismic resiliency to a footprint that would keep intact as many trees as possible on the lot. We had no idea that such a space could exist, and we’re just so obsessed and so overjoyed with living here.” 

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Innovate Design Collective’s approach to indoor-outdoor living goes beyond mere aesthetics; it’s about creating homes that promote well-being, sustainability and a deeper connection to the natural world. SUPPLIED

The accolades from homeowners like Jillian and Mike highlight Innovate’s unique ability to craft a home that truly reflects its inhabitants while also incorporating biophilic design principles that increase their connectivity to the surrounding environment.  

“Seamlessly integrating interior design, building architecture and landscape design, this allows us to create a cohesive and innovative living environment,” says Ensing. “Through this, we can continue to captivate and inspire our home design clients while making the best connection for indoor and outdoor living.” 

To view some of their groundbreaking designs and to start your personalized home journey with Innovate Design Collective, please visit their website at innovatedesigncollective.ca 

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Discover the art of personalized home design with Innovate Design Collective, where functionality meets beauty. SUPPLIED

This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Anthem Properties Group Ltd. 

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