Testimonials

Client Referrals

“I hired Sarah and her team to design my custom home at the recommendation of my builder. When we started, all we had was a lot with an old house and too many ideas in my head to sort through. Sarah was able to sift through my desires and needs and design the perfect home for me and my family. From the initial floor plan presentations to the final end product, the house is just amazing. The home is so beautifully put together from both an architectural and interiors perspective. SGDI did everything to make sure we were happy and we feel they cared about this house as much as they would have their own. SGDI worked seamlessly with by builder, it was an amazing feat of teamwork and the build went so smoothly! No details were overlooked- there is a reason passersby stop and admire the house. It is a gorgeous home, inside and out, that stands apart from the monolithic stone laden houses that are seen too often in my neighborhood. The interiors are perfectly suited to our lifestyle, with an open concept main floor, but yet everything still feels warm and cozy- it just feels like HOME! I love everything about my home and I am ever grateful that I met Sarah and her team. My Feng Shui Master came to our home and said the energies were fantastic- we couldn’t be happier! I could not give a higher recommendation to Sarah and her team- Simply amazing!”

-Julia Liu, Richmond BC – Custom Home

“I hired the SGDI team to design the interiors of my vacation beach home and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. From the outset, Sarah and her team were very hands on and identified several areas of my home that could use improvement many of which I implemented. The design process was very detailed and thorough, which gave me the confidence that my home would be everything it was supposed to be. Everything was so thought out and then precisely documented which made the construction go as smoothly as possible. The team was at the ready when my contractor needed assistance or something needed to be changed on site. It was an overall great experience that ensured a fantastic result. Their process allowed me to stay in total control, but leave the heavy lifting and all the work to an experienced and thoughtful team. I am so happy I hired Sarah and her team to help me build my dream home!”

-Bonnie Rowley, Point Roberts WA – Custom Home

“Right from the start of our project to gut our main floor and redo the kitchen, family room and living room, Sarah Gallop and her team were there to provide us with their professional, courteous and highly organized services. Sarah starts with explaining to the client how important the planning stage is and how with proper planning a project runs more smoothly without overages on budget and delays due to last minute changes. We couldn’t be happier. From designing a “wow factor” layout, to working with our contractor (whom Sarah and husband Rob helped us find – thank you!), to taking my calls and responding to texts quickly when in a panic about colours, our experience with SGDI is all positive. If you’re looking for someone creative and professional and a pleasure to work with, SGDI is it.”

-Cindy Oliver, Burnaby BC – Greatroom Renovation (structural)

“We engaged Sarah Gallop in February 2014. We were extremely frustrated with our house designer and needed help. She was AMAZING! She was able to take all of our dreams and convert them onto paper. We were very worried about our budget because it was tight as we were a year late in beginning construction. She understood this and recommended ideas to fit. When we received our invoices they were always fair and were within the range she projected. We LOVE our house! Sarah designed so many areas of our house but two of my favourites are my kitchen and office. They are so well organized and functional. As someone who loves to entertain there is room for everyone and all my gadgets. Every single drawer, nook, and cranny has a purpose. It is a chef’s dream. My office is similar – no ugly printers can be seen anywhere. Lastly, I am someone who loves the process of picking out items and I wanted to be part of all decisions. I was worried that I might struggle when working with a designer because I wasn’t fully ready to hand over all the decisions. Sarah understood my needs and was happy to provide me with choices and guide me in the right direction. We will forever be grateful to her for creating our dream home!”

-Jen Barker, Ladner BC – Custom Home

“We hired SGDI early in the planning stage and had them review the architectural plans for our new waterfront home. Sarah has a very good eye for detail and worked with me to make a few design adjustments which resulted in a much more functional use of living space. 
Throughout the process the team was very efficient and made planning the interiors of the home quite easy, given our very busy work schedules. They were able to find us alternates, when necessary, which still gave us the same impact and level of finish we desired. 
We are constantly entertaining at our new home and it is so great to have such a well thought through space that not just looks great, but works! Thanks to Sarah and her team we love our beautiful new home and are enjoying sharing it with friends and family.”

-Randi Segal, Tsawwassen BC – Custom Home

“We hired Sarah Gallop Design to come up with plans for a whole house renovation. We were living overseas, and had to entrust someone with a pretty big job. Her ideas were smart, fresh and made immediate impact with us. We knew that we had found the right person for the job. As most of the process was done while were out of the country, we really needed a company that we could rely on. Sarah’s team was great at communicating with our contractor and with us, and making a challenging reno, into a pretty smooth process. Our finished home looks incredible. Our friends and family are astounded at the changes. Sarah maximized its style potential and added the modern functionality it needed. We would recommend Sarah to anyone, her services were worth every penny.”

-Tessa Weinrath, Port Moody BC – Whole Home Renovation

“We set out to renovate our beach front home in its entirety; with a new open concept main floor kitchen, living and dining area, three bathrooms, and every wall, floor, light fixture, window and door. This was our first time using a designer and I was excited to have this experience. It was a great experience from the first walk through until the photo session at the end 🙂 We enjoyed being a part of all the steps of the design process, especially showing up to the SDGI design room to view what materials the designers had selected for us. I enjoyed browsing Houzz and doing the look books to put my ideas in. Having them available to be viewed by SGDI helped with the selection process of the finishes, from doors to fireplaces to countertops etc. SGDI also assisted in recommending a great contractor to get our project built. Sarah and her team are knowledgeable, professional and always available, I would not hesitate to recommend them to others and already have. We love our updated house and are proud to show it off.”

-Louise Jackson, Tsawwassen BC – Whole Home Renovation

“We hired SGDI (Sarah Gallop) for our recent renovation – and couldn’t be happier. Her team was easy, fun, and professional throughout the entire process. Although we came in with a vision, it was missing many of the cohesive and practical details that have made all the difference in the final product. From the essentials like space-planning and use-cases, to the fun stuff like “did you know you could see the ocean if we blew out this wall” … the team was looking around corners for us each step of the way. One piece that stood out for me in particular was just how much Sarah’s team advocated for us with all of the third-party groups we’d meet along the way. The impact of moving out for four months with a young family could have been much more complicated without SGDI in our corner. We’d recommend Sarah, Stephanie, and the whole team to our friends and family in a heartbeat Thanks SGDI!”

-Allan & Sharon Gauld, Delta BC – Main Floor Renovation

“Just wanted to give some feedback from Sarah and co. We are building a new house in Vancouver and where else do I go to find a interior designer then Houzz? I was most impressed by Sarah’s projects, so much that we are taking a lot of elements of it and incorporating it into our design. Rob followed up with my initial inquiry and was quite informative, at that stage of the contact we just submitted our plans to the city so we had plenty of time to finalize our interior plans and actual layout of the house. We met initially to kind of give them an idea of what we were going for as me and my wife like the transitional craftsman style and wanted something like that. Unfortunately, our home is on a smaller lot and we couldn’t quite pull off all that we wanted to but Sarah has helped us maximize our space and given us invaluable feedback regarding the planning of our built ins and room layouts. We also had Sarah choose our furniture as well which we are in the process of placing the order. My builder gives Sarah top marks as well since he has been in constant contact with her in regard to the paneling, niches, built ins, drop ceilings etc. This was our first home and me and my wife were debating on whether or not it was worth it to hire a designer…seriously Sarah and co has made our lives much less stressful. We’ve recommended Sarah to friends, and wouldn’t hesitate again to do so.
Oh yes forgot to add, not only do you get to deal with Sarah, but you get to deal with Rob as well, he’s awesome and funny!”

-Johnny & Doris Fong, Vancouver BC – Custom Home

“We started dreaming about a renovation to our small home near the beach a few years ago. We wanted to open things up and create a beach house feel. The design team quickly developed a concept with us that gave us more room and opened up the small inside room. With our busy schedule running around to suppliers for finishes would have been very time consuming but you don’t do that with the Gallop process. We had access to all the finishes and materials in their office – no running around. The design team really understood us and working brought us colours, finishes and materials that we narrowed down easily. It’s now really fun and rewarding to show our home to neighbours and friends – it’s not uncommon for people to fall in love as soon as they come through the front doors. Last week – I could hear a very loud ‘WOW’ as someone came through the front door – asking if they could have the house for themselves. We’re in the construction business and know firsthand now the experience our customers can expect when they renovate or build their new home. We don’t hesitate to recommend the Gallop team. Thank you Gallops – it was great to work with you on our own project.”

-Debbie Kemp, Tsawwassen BC – Whole Home Renovation

“We hired SGDI to design the renovation of our penthouse condo in Port Coquitlam which we bought with the intention to renovate. From the moment we met Sarah we knew she was the right designer for our project. We didn’t want to be overly involved and wanted a designer we could fully trust to bring our vision to life. We showed her a few designs and pictures we liked and described to her what we wanted. She took all of this in and came up with the perfect renovation. It was as if she was reading our minds, which is especially impressive as we really didn’t give her that much input, nor did we want to. Every inch of our penthouse is absolutely fantastic, no detail was overlooked. It was meant to impress and it does just that. Everyone is always blown away when they come over. The value SGDI provided in our project was immense. They did not just design it and walk away, they were there at critical points to ensure things were coming along as planned. They worked seamlessly with our contractor and the whole process was so easy. We would recommend Sarah and her team to anyone looking to renovate or build a new home. SGDI is the reason our home is what it is- Thank you!”

-John McLaughlin, Maple Ridge BC – Penthouse Renovation

“We hired Sarah Gallop to design our main floor reno. Our house had some very strange and useless areas and I was stumped on what to do with them. From the first set of drawings I was extremely impressed with her concept; every area had a purpose and was beautifully designed. 
I have been in the construction trade for over 25 years and was expecting that during the construction process I would have to make modifications to her designs and measurements because typically things will work on paper but not in reality. Every measurement and design feature fit and worked perfectly, I was truly impressed. Stephanie took over with the day to day design options and her vision and professionalism was great at no point did I feel like we were forgotten or my request for additional designs was a burden. Rob took care of ordering all the finishes and furniture, this was a great time saver and with their discounts it saved us money in the long run. I would definitely recommend using Sarah Gallop Designs.”

-Mark Harrison, Delta BC – Main Floor Renovation

“Our experience with SGDI has been nothing but positive, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to renovate. We worked with Amber and Sarah on a kitchen and family room renovation which, as so many do, quickly turned into an entire first floor project. Amber was our main contact, and extremely knowledgeable in her own right, but she also checked regularly with Sarah on any issues that would benefit from a second opinion, and Sarah oversaw the project. They were a wonderful team. We were initially drawn to Sarah Gallop’s design team because we loved her classically elegant style, and also wanted to support a local business. Our home is older, and there were some traditional parts of the home we wanted to keep, and others to modernize. Amber and Sarah helped us to preserve and enhance the character of the home, and give it a more updated look. They listened well to our concerns and offered creative suggestions, but also tried to include our ideas, letting us know if they thought they would not work successfully. Communication was excellent. When issues arose, they were dealt with promptly and efficiently. When we were nervous about a choice, they were available to look at it again, or reassure us that it would look fabulous. Any emails we sent were usually responded to the same day, which we greatly appreciated. Amber, Sarah and Rob also kept in close contact with our construction team, offering a wonderful partnership. They monitored every aspect of the project, and displayed excellent understanding of the process. They steered us towards quality products which we will appreciate for years to come. We felt very well supported when any difficulties arose, as they will do in all renovations. We both found Amber, Sarah and Rob easy to talk to and lovely to work with. Their professional attitude, as well as knowledge, experience and expertise inspired confidence and alleviated fears. Throughout the project their guidance and support were invaluable. We finished within the budget, and considered that hiring SGDI was money very well spent. We are so pleased with how our home now looks!”

-Garnet Millman, Ladner BC – Main Floor Renovation

“We have thankfully hired SGDI for our Renovation project. Their scope of work was the whole main floor of our house including kitchen, office, flooring, front door, fireplaces, powder room, staircase and furniture and drapery selection. We have had great value with our designers. They have listened to us, came up with a great open concept and helped us select all the material which fit with our style. In addition, they have been extremely valuable in providing support and dealing on our behalf with an extremely difficult contractor. Because of SGDI and their perseverance and dedication to our project, the quality of our project was finally where it was supposed to be. They really saved our home from complete disaster and we are extremely thankful for their work and will be hiring them again in the near future.”

-Marie-Claude Jiles, Vancouver BC – Whole Home Renovation

“Sarah Gallop Design exceeded my husband’s and my expectations for a modern kitchen this summer. We are most impressed with the quality tradespeople coming in and out of our home and their attention to the detail laid out in the design plans. The SGDI team measured very accurately and the whole kitchen fit into the plans beautifully. The quality of materials chosen was top notch and we know they will last for decades to come. It pays to use a local company when you have concerns and questions as the job goes along and someone always answered the door, emails and phone! The design costs came in under budget. When I walk around our neighbourhood I see many SGDI signs in front of homes. This is a testament to their great renovation ideas! A neighbour recommended Sarah to me and the rest is history. You’ll be happy hiring this company, I know I am.”

-Diane Bohmert, Vancouver BC – Main Floor Renovation

“We were referred to SGDI by a realtor and we had also seen their beautiful work all over Houzz- so we decided to give them a call. The relationship started with the initial consultation where Sarah came to our house and blew our minds with possibilities and walked through our home giving us so much information on what we could /should/shouldn’t do to our very dated family home. We were presented with a number of options for the new layout and she did an amazing job space planning the home for the needs of our growing family. Design is just about complete for our whole home inside/out renovation, and we are looking forward to starting construction in the next few months and we have the plan perfectly in place, no detail overlooked. The house will be unrecognizable when it is all said and done and we cannot wait to get started. Their fees were more than reasonable and worth every penny. They are a lovely team to work with, we have enjoyed every step- and they make it so easy and fun! We would refer SGDI in a heartbeat to friends and family, in fact we already have. If you are looking to reno or build a new home and want great design, and a company that truly cares- these are the people!”

-MJ Brechin, Langley BC – Whole Home Renovation

“We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on the construction of our new home. After first assessing our style and needs, they proceeded to work through the construction process with minimal changes to their design and material selections. We had a lot of fun working with them and found them always thoughtful, mindful, and professional. We would highly recommend their firm and would use them again without hesitation. Thank you Sarah for making our new home so amazing!”

-Diane and Vince Grdina, West Vancouver BC – Custom Home

“For all of you first time renovators out there, this review is for you!! We LOVED working with the Sarah Gallop Design team. Our designer was Stephanie (with Sarah always closely in the wings and Rob managing the money/ordering part) and she was great – more than great, AWESOME! She took my ragged scrapbook full of magazine pictures and scribbles, and turned our house into a showcase. Everyone who comes in our door now is amazed by the colour scheme, details, design and trade work. Here are some specifics: We love colour and we got colour, but it threads throughout the house is such a calming and exciting way. We wanted to update our traditional 80s house with some art deco elements – and we got it! From the front door to custom stained glass in the kitchen, the look is classic. We made some changes along the way and they were so supportive and made great suggestions. We LOVED all the tradespeople. All of them were extremely professional, respectful and excellent craftsmen. We are at the ‘deficiencies’ part of the project and I can honestly say that 99.9% of the work is done to our complete satisfaction. And we only started thinking about this last year! For a WHOLE HOME RENO we couldn’t have asked for a better team.

-Yvonne McKenna, Ladner BC – Whole Home Renovation

“We were introduced to Sarah by a business partner of mine, as she was doing some work on his home at the time. We were immediately impressed with her ability to assess our needs and understand the type of home my wife and I wanted for us and our 3 boys. Her attention to detail is flawless and every inch of our fully renovated home is thoroughly thought through. Our home is spectacular and everyone that ever steps foot in our house is always shocked at how beautiful it is. Most people think it is a new home (not a renovation) since as it is so put together and properly planned, inside and out. We have referred Sarah and her team to several friends in the last year, and they are all just as happy as we are with the results. Not only are they good at what they do, the team at SGDI are all around good people that you really enjoy working with, which to me is a very important thing. I felt like they cared about our home as much as we the homeowners did. We consider Sarah and Rob Gallop more than just people we do business with, we consider them good friends. I cannot say a bad thing about SGDI, they are fantastic!“

-Pete Rackow, Maple Ridge BC – Whole Home Renovation (additions)

“Sarah and I met in 2012 when I began thinking about renovating my home. I had heard goods things about her, but had never worked with a residential designer before, so I was skeptical to say the least. I was impressed not only by her design ability, but also with her level of construction knowledge. I have heard that a lot of designers are good at making things pretty, but are not that great at understanding how things are actually built- Sarah is fantastic at both. As in any large renovation, there were unforeseen issues that popped up in construction, but Sarah and her team were able to troubleshoot and design on the fly to ensure that everything still worked out perfectly. I always joke that I only made 1 really important decision in my whole renovation, and that was hiring Sarah. I now consider the team at SGDI friends more than I consider them designers that I hired. I look forward to doing it again with the SGDI team and I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know without hesitation.”

-Lawrence Green, Delta BC – Whole Home Renovation (additions)

“Sarah and her team helped us through the process of building our first house. They were so valuable and we couldn’t have done it without them. They were always professional and timely and not to mention patient with my zillion questions and my last minute indecisive freak outs as a first time home builder. They also really respected our budget when it came to choosing finishings. If a suggestion was made to splurge a bit on one item there was always a follow up recommendation on where we could save a bit to stay on budget without compromising quality. So happy with the result!! Thanks Sarah and team!”

-Scott & Laura Jeffery, Vancouver BC – Custom Home

“Sarah and her team helped us from the inception of our new house, from input on architectural drawings, through to assistance with flooring, tiles, cabinetry, millwork, lighting, plumbing, and colour palette, and finally through to furniture selection. Sarah had the ability to listen to and interpret our ideas even when they probably were not that clear. She and her team gently guided us away when we were in retrospect about to make a mistake. She was flexible and open to ideas and changing courses if required. She has a great eye. I have no hesitation in recommending SGDI. It was money well-spent.”

-Barbara Norell & Herman Van Ommen, Delta BC – Custom Home

“We would like to express our thanks to Sarah Gallop Design for their excellent, professional service. We used them recently for a renovation project on our home and found it flawless. We could have avoided many wasted evenings spent trying to pick proper products and design schemes in our last renovation project if we had of called Sarah Gallop right from the start. Once we enlisted Sarah and her team, our project selections came together quickly and turned out beautifully. I can say wholeheartedly that we would not attempt to plan out another renovation or design of a new home without Sarah’s opinion and help.”

Fraser + Dayna Elliott, Ladner BC – Whole Home Renovation

“Sarah Gallop Design Inc, worked with my wife and I on a gorgeous renovation of both our kitchen and ensuite.  From initial proposal discussions through all phases of construction, our experience with Sarah Gallop and her team was thoroughly enjoyable.  The kitchen was initially gutted, followed by installation of spectacular new lighting, countertops, cabinets, flooring and a larger, more versatile island. The master ensuite was gutted to allow for a larger shower and more functional vanity space. We are thrilled with our “new” kitchen and ensuite, and would happily and strongly recommend SGDI to anyone looking to renovate their home.  We look forward to working with Sarah and her team again on future projects.”

Mark Madryga, South Surrey BC – Main Floor Renovation

“When we were looking to renovate our home my wife and I engaged Sarah Gallop Design to help us with the design process. We had a modest home that no longer suited our needs and we wanted higher end finishes in a smaller home. Sarah Gallop understood our dilemma fully and helped us see the greater possibilities that included installing a floating staircase, relocating our kitchen, building a great room and making our house much more usable for our current lifestyle. We also included interesting items such as tank less water heater, an integrated lighting/music/security system and an outdoor living area and even a special area to store our kayaks and outdoor gear. After seeing all the horror stories on the television, I was wondering what our experience would be like. The only way I can describe our experience was that we had complete and total peace of mind in every aspect of the renovation. Everyone was insightful, helpful and patient. We are now thinking of doing some exterior renovations as well.”

-Rod & Margaret Fram, Ladner BC – Whole Home Renovation

“Our family has enjoyed a working relationship with Sarah Gallop and her team at Sarah Gallop Design Inc. since purchasing our first home in 2010. Our perfect starter home needed some major updating. At purchase time, it felt as though we were walking straight into 1964. Although Sarah and the SGDI team are located in Delta, BC and our home is located in Edmonton, AB she has continued to make our renovation process as seamless as possible. She has always made time for us via telephone or Skype and has coordinated her contacts in the Lower Mainland for us to have enjoyable working relationships with their counterparts in Edmonton. Our 1960’s bungalow has been fully updated with a beautiful main floor open concept and stunning bathroom. I could not have asked for a better experience and we will continue working with Sarah for any future renovations.”

Lori Mathieu, Edmonton AB – Whole Home Renovation

“We had the pleasure of working with Sarah and her team when we built our Gambier Island custom home.  Sarah was able to work with the architect and builder in a seamless fashion to insure our home was everything it could be. All communications were made in a timely manner and the attention to detail was impressive.  Sarah was very open to our desires and dreams for the house and helped us to bring it to fruition. We love everything about our home it is beautiful inside and out and for that I thank Sarah and her team, she is a compassionate and gifted designer and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a quality interior designer, the value she adds when building a new home is accountable, and the results are impeccable.”

-Johnny Bellas, Gambier Island BC – Custom Home

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Contractors and Supplier Referrals

“Over the last number of years, I have had the pleasure to work with Sarah Gallop and the SGDI team and each project that they have been involved in has reached the highest platforms of success. The level of professionalism, organization and creativeness that SGDI brings to the table is unparalleled to most design firms. I am continuously amazed as to how they continue to raise the bar and maintain themselves as a front runner of design innovation. This is a full fledged operation run by some very smart and fun people. If you are looking for a truly passionate and knowledgeable design team to lead you on your next project, I wouldn’t look any further than SGDI.”

Brandon Smith, New Vision Projects

“We’ve had the pleasure of working on multiple projects with Sarah and her team with amazing results. Sarah’s team has the ability to sort through even the most disjointed of wishlists to emerge with a seamless design that captures and suits a client’s needs to a tee. We appreciate the fact that their team is professional, organized, and prioritizes communication with ourselves, our shared clients, and our supervisors on site. This combination results in a smooth and enjoyable experience for all involved. We highly recommend Sarah Gallop to our clients and look forward to working with them again in the future.” 

-Todd Best, Best Builders

“Sarah Gallop and her team were in charge of the interior design for a client of ours on a new home completed at the beginning of 2013. It was the first time we have had the opportunity to work with Sarah and what a pleasure it was. Her design concepts captured our clients tasted perfectly and she was extremely effective in providing all the required information, details and sketches to execute the finishes of the project smoothly. Contacting Sarah about any questions we had through the procedure was easy and she alway had clear direction on even the smallest details.
She was able to choose the perfect finishes within the budget allowances and availability of product to ensure the successful timely completion. This project finished on budget and under time. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sarah and we hope to have the opportunity to work with her again soon.”

-James Wise, Sage Construction  

“Out Of Line Designs has been working with Sarah Gallop Design Inc since 2010. In that time our company has developed a strong working relationship with Sarah and her design team. Communication is critical in design and with Sarah it is always easy to understand and execute her plan bringing her vision to life. Regardless of how big or small the job is working with Sarah is always a pleasure. We highly recommend Sarah Gallop Design Inc as a professional and outstanding design firm.”

Duane Gonsalves, Out of Line Designs

“I deal with Sarah Gallop Design on a professional level as I am a supplier of tile. I think they are one of the most professional firms that take such care of all their clients. They have amazing taste and every project is done with perfection. I would highly recommend using this firm, I love everything they do.”

Rachael Bullock, C&S Tile 

What People Are Saying

Lawrence Green

"I was impressed not only by Sarah's design ability, but also with her level of construction knowledge. I have heard that a lot of designers are good at making things pretty, but are not that great at understanding how things are actually built- Sarah is fantastic at both. I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know without hesitation."

Diane and Vince Grdina

"We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on the construction of our new home. We had a lot of fun working with them and found them always thoughtful, mindful, and professional. We would highly recommend their firm and would use them again without hesitation."

Pete Rackow

"We were immediately impressed with Sarah's ability to assess our needs and understand the type of home my wife and I wanted for us and our 3 boys. Her attention to detail is flawless and every inch of our fully renovated home is thoroughly thought through. I felt like they cared about our home as much as we the homeowners did."