Testimonials

Client Referrals

“The Sarah Gallop Design team helped bring to life our dream home. Sarah, Rob and the SGDI team worked with us tirelessly over many months to create an exterior and interior that reflected our unique vision and kept true to the SGDI award winning style. The end product exceeded all of our expectations and validated the reason we selected SGDI in the first place….outstanding attention to detail, spot on classic yet innovative designs and a clean / crisp look. From our initial concepts all the way through the design process and into the build, they were right there, making sure our desires were translated into a great home. I can’t thank the team enough for the consultation, advice and guidance even after the designs had been finalized. Any project of this magnitude has its challenges and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in our build process. I truly believe we created a special snowflake that is unique and reflects our family values. Thank you SGDI!”

-Terry & Erika Wells, South Surrey BC – Custom Home

“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 

“We hired SGDI for the interior design of our dream home, a project we had been contemplating for years and had to get just right. From the very start, the team at SGDI was nothing but amazing. From the overall feel of the home down to the nitty gritty details that we would never had thought about, they had it all covered. They helped us when we made changes, they reassured us when we had doubts and always had our best interest in mind. Their fees were reasonable but the impact they had on the end product was UNBELEIVABLE!! We are now living in our beautiful new home and wonder how we would have gotten here without such a thoughtful, caring and professional team on our side this whole journey. Sarah and Stephanie were a fantastic team and we would recommend SGDI to anyone looking to build a new home. Thank you for helping us build our forever home!”

-Chris & Tasha Ceraldi, Langley 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 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

“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 SGDI 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

“Working with Sarah Gallop and her team was such a treat. They were professional, accommodating and set a high standard of work with great attention to detail. Sarah and Amber listened carefully to our wishes and were able to create a space that honoured our vision. Having lived through disastrous constructions projects in the past, the thought of renovating again was overwhelming but we were reassured by SGDI’s clear design process. We chose a design that was unusual; something we hadn’t seen very often but could imagine. Sarah and her team were able to create exactly what we wanted, even better, with an outstanding level of craftsmanship and quality of materials. SGDI encouraged us to take risks and we trusted their guidance and experience. The result is a spectacular yet still practical new living space for our family. Many thanks on a job well done!

-Davina + Mike Whiteley, Tsawwassen BC – Greatroom Renovation

“We hired SGDI to help us with the main floor renovation we had been thinking about for quite a while. They were our first call as we were not really sure how to go about the whole project. We ended up moving the kitchen around in our home and reconfiguring the main floor a bit. SGDI provided us with many options all great in their own way, and we decided to go with the one that best suited our needs and budget. The process was quite easy and so much simpler than it would have been without a talented design team guiding us. Sarah and Rob helped us find a very caring and capable contractor who was able to accurately quote and execute the construction. Our renovation is complete and the furniture has arrived and it is fantastic! Not only does it look great, everything about our main floor is more functional for our busy family. I have nothing but great things to say about the SGDI team. They quoted the Design costs for us before we hired them so we knew what we were getting into. They gave us a realistic cost range which they said they would hold to. In the end, They actually charged us less than the low end of the cost estimate, which was great. Trustworthy, meticulous and always working with our best interests in mind! Awesome!!”

-Chris + Suzanne Murray, Surrey BC – Main Floor Renovation

“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

“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

“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."