Client Reviews

Kind words from my valued clients.

Michele has been a dream to work with - constantly coming up with solutions in a creative and functional way but always mindful of our budget. Her expertise, skill, and talent are simply amazing and I would recommend Michele to anyone starting a project - big or small. Simply stated: her input is invaluable!!!

Looking forward to working with Michele on our next project!

- Catherine K. (North Vancouver)

Michele really knows how to communicate with a contractor and her clients. She understands how important collaboration and open communication is to the process. She's both warm and professional. She was also assertive if services were not provided in a timely manner. That saved me a lot of work. Michelle is very nice to work with, is friendly and has a fun sense of humour. She also tolerated my frequent messaging with photos, had a good list of resources and saved me from making some costly mistakes. She is an experienced Interior Designer and that shows. I learned a lot from her and will use her again in future. She is reasonably priced as well.

- Mahara A. (North Vancouver)

Finding the perfect condo as a first-time home buyer was one thing, but knowing what to do with someone else’s leftover style was another completely, thankfully, Michele was right there to help me make it my own. Our first meeting was nothing more than me with a vague idea of the atmosphere and style I wanted and a photo of the floor plan of my condo that wasn't even to scale. Right off the bat Michele took the floor plan and started to spot the hidden and drastically underused functionally of the condo offering creative solutions to the small space and analyzing everything down to the lighting that was supposedly going to be very dim in the living area. Turns out, she was right; the minute the sun went down the light disappeared. I was pretty impressed with what she could plan with a flimsy piece of paper, never seeing the space but nothing compared to what she could actually do after seeing it. Michele was open to any ideas that I had, and boy did I have visions, offering her own ideas and opinions on improvements often un-trapping me from a mindset that was closed off to everything but one particular style. Not only do you get interior design ideas and the latest trends from Michele, but a full lesson on how design works and the biggest lesson of all: not everything has to match. It’s the blending of different styles that makes a condo flow. Always fun, creative and enthusiastic, Michele had the skill to turn some of my most random ideas into realistic outcomes and was available at any time to offer her opinion, even when I frantically texted her photos of items I’d found while out shopping. In turn, her rare ability to see an object and picture the environment in which it fits, Michele often found the perfect accessory that I never would have picked out or found myself. Throughout the design process, she understood my budget and knew how to make a design not only beautiful but functional as well, completely transforming my condo into a rustic cabin in a skyscraper; a space that is perfectly me.

- Jamie C. (North Vancouver)

Miccaro Designs has done several high end residential projects for me. Her attention to detail and vast experience has made the process extremely easy to understand and complete. I have hired her to do international projects as well and her knowledge and execution was worth the time and expense to have her travel rather than attempt to hire locally and not be satisfied. Michele, from Miccaro, can adapt to any environment required depending on the needs of the space and clients lifestyle. With each project, the outcome is always the same..."Exceptional"! She is competent in the functional details as well as the final aesthetic appeal which is extremely useful because I know when I ask her for help I always know it will not only look sensational, but it will function sensationally. She is a real pleasure to work with.

- David G. (West Vancouver)

I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle many times over the last ten years through various personal consultations. I have always found her to be professional and dependable. Her knowledge of size and dimension is excellent. Michelle has a wonderful way of incorporating your personal style and treasures to truly make your space a reflection of you. I would highly recommend Michele of Miccaro Designs.

- Charlene H. (North Vancouver)

My wife has lots decorating ideas but I have difficulty visualizing them in my head. One of the special talents of Michelle, owner of Miccaro Designs, is to interpret our different ideas and create a design plan that we are both very happy with. Now whenever we start a new project around the house I ask my with to call the "Boss", that is what I affectionately call Michelle. Having confidence that she will help us sort through all the design issues and end up with a clear plan and steps to follow reduces the stress that renovations can create. But just as important, her design ideas and recommendations have been excellent. We have used her services on several projects and would not hesitate to call her again. We have also referred her to our family and friends.

- Ross B. (North Vancouver)

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 for a full home renovation. Michelle is very professional and totally understands how a space should function. She assisted me in making smart selections especially when it came to the countertops which saved me quite a bit of money which I really appreciate. 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 the results and we would use Michelle again in the future.

Linda V. (North Vancouver)

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 our consultation about what I was looking for in my most recent 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.

- Lisa C. (North Vancouver)

Miccaro Designs (Michele) gave us her professional advise and fresh design concepts before we completely gutted our master bedroom and bathroom. The drawings and the support to her ideas (photos, suppliers etc) were so helpful and also her meetings on site with myself and the trades, pointing out every detail that I would never have considered.

Who knew that there was so much to consider in creating a magical room that is so very attractive and functional too. Michelle never let us down, nor did she leave us alone at any point. The outcome is that we are so happy, that we won't be leaving here for 20 years.

Just love it!

- Pamela M. (West Vancouver)

Professional, creative and a space planning genius! Positive, fun attitude with full service expertise. Thank you for turning a condo into my home Michele.

- Howard B. (North Vancouver)

We wanted to "Thank you" for the really outstanding job you 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 so 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 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 and Allison D. (North Vancouver)

Our family has hired Michele for consultations 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 mothers wish list! 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 of Miccaro Designs.

- Donna B. (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 help us make decisions with every aspect of the renovation. We appreciated her design expertise, practical recommendations, as well as sound advise. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Michele to anybody considering a home renovation.

- Mary & Kevin L. (North 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 this home renovation. Thanks to your great advise 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)

Assuming all professional interior designers have good taste, the colossal difference I have experienced with Michele's service is her conscious choice to save me money.

I've come to realize that good taste isn't about how much you spend. She's very specific on which materials you should splurge on and others areas you don't need to break the bank on. She never makes your feel poor less than when you budget is small. The final outcome is world class interior design services for less. I highly recommend Michele and her upbeat personality to get the job done on time and very happy to say in my budget. You can't go wrong.

- Leslie M. (North Vancouver)