PraiseBelow is feedback from my past and existing clients:
“We, at RJR Construction have worked with Michele Buchamer of Miccaro Designs for a number of years. We started first with small projects but as time went on, we advanced to larger projects, the latest involved the entire floor of a residence. RJR and our clients have always found Michele very creative and easy to get along with. Michele has a good feel for co-ordination of finishes and good knowledge of products and costs. It is our intention to employ her for future work and I have no hesitation at all in recommending her for any size project”.
Bob Rasmus (President, RJR Construction)
“I write this letter to share with others the wonderful experience my wife and I have had working with Michele Buchamer. Michele is a talented, creative and thorough designer. She is way beyond just going out and buying expensive things with the expectation that if it’s expensive it will look good. Michele looks at each and every situation with a new and fresh eye. I know this because she has helped us on many occasions with our 3 homes. Each home has a different feel and setting and Michele has been able to capture that feeling in each of our circumstances and create that “feeling” in different ways based on the setting and our desires. I recommend Michele to any one that is looking for a smooth professional approach and is looking for the comfort in decision making that Michele brings with her to her projects”.
Dave & Maria G. (West Vancouver)
“We wanted to “Thank you” for the really outstanding job you did with both the finishes and the project managing of the contractors. Working with you was a pleasure and this project could have been a scary venture since we were still residing in Scotland. Your friendly cost conscious approach given the size and complexity of the contract was a breath of fresh air. You never made us feel in anyway a bother when questions arose and you kept us up to speed with developments at every stage, again difficult to do with such distance between us.
Your on-site presence and driven character delivered what has proven to be a very beautiful home and it was all done under budget. Quite an achievement I would say and one we especially appreciate in today’s market. “Thanks again” for all you did for us, it has been a great pleasure working with you, don’t be a stranger, please drop by anytime”.
Michael & Alison D. (North Vancouver)
“My husband and I stepped into our home renovation with knowing absolutely nothing. To say we were insecure would be an understatement. Michele truly was a lifesaver for us. She helped us make decisions with every aspect of the renovation. We appreciated her design expertise, practical recommendations, as well as sound advice. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michele to anybody considering a home renovation”.
Mary & Levin L. (North Vancouver)
“Michele is a very creative and talented Interior Designer. We loved the work she did throughout our home. She was careful to listen to our ideas and delivered exceptional results. The Trompe l’oeil murals that she painted are amazing. We love them. She was inventive and was also able to integrate some of our current furnishings into the design plan, which saved our budget. We highly recommend her services. Michele was a pleasure to work with”.
Stephanie & Al B. (West Vancouver)
“Michele, we want to thank you so much for the fantastic job you have done for us. You really went beyond what was expected of you and came through with such professionalism. We really felt so stressed out with all the decisions that we had to make on a daily basis and thanks to your great advice and clear vision, four months after completion, we are just thrilled with all the great design ideas and solutions you came up with. Everyone that has come by to see the house has complimented you on your wonderful flair and innovation. We will definitely enjoy it for many years to come”.
Mary-Jane & Nick B. (North Vancouver)
Our family has hired Michele on and off for the last 10 years. She is always a pleasure to deal with and the first person I phone when I need help with decorating, design and paint colour. She has helped me with many different projects including completely decorating my mother's new condo from top to bottom. She was great at working with different personalities (the 3 daughters) and diplomatically zeroing in on the best ideas for the condo and my mother! The finished product looks absolutely awesome! Recently, I have hired Michele for some redecorating ideas in my own home and I am now ready to start the project. I love that she works respectfully within a client's budget and has many wonderful suggestions as to where to shop for various items. I highly recommend Michele Buchamer from Miccaro Designs
Assuming all professional interior designers have good taste, the colossal difference I have experienced about Micheles Buchamers value proposition is her conscious choice to save me money. I've come to realize that good taste isn't about how much you have or how much you spend. She's very specific on which materials you should splurge on and others which provide the best bang for your buck, based on your budget. She never makes you feel poor when your budget is small. The final outcome is world class interior design services for less. So many of us can't be wrong.
Leslie Miletich (North Vancouver B.C.)
I needed to give my kitchen an update, I had some ideas but felt I needed some guidance to make the correct choices. Michele provided just the right amount of design help and support. The project was completed smoothly and within budget. I had so much fun working with Michele and her team, they were prompt, polite and efficient. I would definitely hire Michele again for any future renos or upgrades.
Miccaro Design's first visit to our home was to assist us with the decision to find the right paint colours for the exterior of our home. Michelle was thorough and passionate about her suggesitions. Her experience was made clear by comments surrounding the 'light' changes in the day, the style of our exterior trim and so much more. She was fun and professional!
So we brought her back to help us again to make design decisions surrounding a full on renovation; kitchen/walls/family room. She worked us first...lots of walk and talk (and laughter) then she worked with the contractor-they had a great relationship too; and omg we are living in heaven. Though it is a 1949 Hollingsworth....the gut looks like Fred just built our home in the 21st century.
P & S Manson
I've had the pleasure of working with Michele several times over the last few years and can't say enough about how creative she is! After consultation about what I was looking for in my renovation, she came up with really creative and inspiring ideas that fit within my budget. She is fun, personable and very professional to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to create a unique and amazing new space in their home.
I had the pleasure of working for Michelle for a year when I was a carpenter on one of her projects. She has the rare ability to work with the clients design taste and then add her experience and knowledge in order to make an outstanding unmistakable home. She was able to bring the owners love of retro and reds and browns and turn it into a beautiful comfortable city oasis. The result was a penthouse renovation that has been entered into the Gerogie Awards.
Working as a tradey for Michelle is awesome. She is always smiling and joking around with everybody on site, creating a great, fun working environment. Any questions or queries were answered ASAP with a detailed drawing.
I would recommend using Michelle to anyone who wants a beautiful, comfortable space designed and I look forward to working with her again... which I will be next year!
I have worked with Michele from Micaro Desigs on several projects. Dealing with designers on a regular basis I have found Michele to be one of the best. Her hard work, enthusiasm and talent make her an absolute pleasure to work with. I look forward to the opportunity of working with Michele on her future projects.
Lisa Calder, Principal (Palomino Custom Closets and Millwork)
I've had the most pleasurable opportunity to work directly with Michele. Her leadership skills are impeccable from details, addressing concerns, reviewing drawings, organizing trades, and finishing getting the job done even in a time crunch. I have learned more than just a thing or two from her and eagerly look forward to being a part of her next project. Her professionalism from start to finish is bar none.
Alyson M. Nerker
Michelle was amazing ! She worked with me on a short timeline to pick out the paint and cabinet colours, tiles, flooring, lighting, countertops and furniture. Michelle is very professional and totally understands how a space should function. She was able to assist me in making smart selections especially when it came to the countertops. I never knew which slab number to look at when ordering the amount of slabs we needed. Her math skills are outstanding! Michelle new exactly how much paint, tiles and flooring we needed. My husband and I are very happy with our results and we would use Michelle again in the future.