Who We’ve Inspired

Kevin Basran

I am a licensed builder and part owner of a building and development company. I am also a local realtor in the Fraser Valley with Remax 2000 Realty. I was introduced to Lorraine by a real estate client of mine that had hired her to redesign and renovate their home. I was so impressed by the design package and colour scheme that she had put together, that I have since hired Lorraine as the design expert for our building company. I have also incorporated Lorraine into our real estate services and refer her now to many of my real estate clients. I consider Lorraine to be highly skilled, very knowledgeable and above all, an extremely honest person. In the world of design it is easy for someone to run with their ideas and not include the client. That was completely opposite with Lorraine. Her ability to listen, and understand the clients wishes, is what sets her apart from her competition. Her approach is all about working together as a team, with the owner and with the trades that make the vision complete. I have no hesitation in referring her services to other builders, developers, realtors and home owners.

Dave Hamilton

Lorraine did a fabulous job with our bedroom/master ensuite renovation and we are so glad we had her involved in this project. I have been employed in the construction industry for 30 years so I like to think I have a pretty good eye for materials and colour. I was no match for Lorraine. She had some great suggestions that brought everything together. In addition to the selection side, she also did a great job working with our builder and was helpful in recommending top quality trades people to keep everything on schedule. In the end, the renovation not only met our needs, budget and lifestyle, but also increased the value of our home. I would highly recommend Lorraine and look forward to having her involvement in our next project.

Todd Hart

Lorraine has been very instrumental in helping many of my clients prepare their homes for sale. Her honest, friendly approach allows her to tactfully convey to sellers how to de-clutter, remove unnecessary household items and rearrange furniture to allow the best presentation for sale. Her eye for detail and vision for how my clients homes need to be staged in order to stand out and look their best have directly resulted in these homes selling for top dollar. I certainly plan on always recommending Lorraine to my fellow realtors and to all of my future clients.

Coby Cragg

I recommend Inspired Home and Lorraine Holley fully and completely. She assisted my wife and I with design ideas in our last two homes and showed an uncanny skill in divining ones tastes and styles. She has a strong eye for colors, textures, and how to maintain a consistent design theme. In addition, she has established an excellent support structure of dependable tradesmen and suppliers which she manages with skill. My confidence in Lorraine had me contracting her to be not only the designer, but project manager of my dental clinic renovation. Renovations of this size are fraught with risks and complications and she kept it moving, dealt with set backs, and mitigated my stress. She stayed on well after we were finished to confirm the job was done. I took a trusting leap of faith when she showed me the samples of materials, paints, and finishings as I was unable to envision the final product. I am still mystified, but completely thrilled, by how well it turned out!

Mariane Adamson

Lorraine and I have been through several renovations on my previous house together and I thought I was prepared when I decided to build a dream home for my family. I was wrong. But, I knew I could call Lorraine to help make it fantastic. Working closely with our architect and builder, Lorraine was there from inception to completion, choosing exterior finishes as well as interior finishes, fixtures and fittings. Once again her wizardry with budgets, preternatural calm and ability to move one pass their design comfort zone has yielded spectacular results: A dream home on a real world cost we can live with. This may well be our forever home. But, when it comes time to renovate, or if we decide to build again, I know exactly who to call to make our vision a reality..

Alisha & Parker Mills

Lorraine Holley was our interior designer for our new home we recently built ourselves. Lorraine assisted us with all design requirements including kitchen cabinets, countertops, paint colours, lighting, flooring, fireplace, curtains and bedding. She also helped us pick out and order all d├ęcor, fixtures and tile for three bathrooms. She helped us create customized furniture for all our rooms and sourced corresponding accessories. The money and time she saved my husband and I was worth every penny spent hiring her! Lorraine was open to our ideas and very helpful in suggesting new and more cost efficient ways to make our home beautiful. Without Lorraine, we would still be working on this project! We sincerely recommend Lorraine to anyone who is renovating, building or just needs a fresh update. She is thoughtful, thorough, organized and wonderful to work with. Thank you Lorraine!

Cindy Poppy

I am a local real estate agent and my home stager of choice is “Inspired Home Design Solutions”. Lorraine always works magic for me and my clients in a professional manner taking their life style into consideration. She easily transforms a home while having an expert eye that makes it appealing to the potential purchasers. Lorraine takes control of the project and makes the process seem effortless. She also has a bevy of well skilled trades to work with that get the job done in a timely manner. The smallest details are not overlooked!

Jim & Wendy Frost

Lorraine was so much fun to work with when my husband and I were building our dream home on Bowen Island. Her knowledge and expertise were so important to us while we were faced with the endless decisions that are involved in building a house. We are always inundated with compliments from our family and friends about our colour choices, tiles, faucets, etc. and we still love it all. I know I couldn't have done it (and maintained my sanity!) without her. We would highly recommend Lorraine to anyone thinking of renovating or building a home.

Vanessa & Paul Goad

We recently hired Lorraine to stage our home in order for it to be sold on the real estate market. This is the first time that we have ever sold a house and we knew that we would need professional help to de-clutter our home of 12 years. Within 6 hours Lorraine had swapped rooms, moved furniture, positioned two sitting areas, a study and a beautiful dining area, which featured our built in bookcase beautifully ~ all whilst using JUST our own possessions, we did not need to purchase ANYTHING! Lorraine has a fantastic eye for detail, colour, balance and esthetic beauty while maximizing the appearance of spaciousness. Her professionalism was so refreshing and as a testament to her talent, we had 6 viewings (in the middle of summer holidays) and sold at full asking price in less than 1 week! Some of the comments made by the local agents were: ”It Shows Beautifully“, ”Great Layout of Furniture“, ”Nice job maximizing space“. Lorraine's business cards were snapped up by the touring agents, for use with their own clients! Great job Lorraine...we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for making the sale of our first home pain-free and easy.