INTRODUCTION TO OUR INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM
We operate our business with honesty and integrity, and with the utmost care and respect for our clients and their needs. Our reputation for excellence is widely known in the community, but if you are not familiar with AMR Design, we would love the opportunity to prove that our firm is one of a kind.
Here at AMR Design, we believe in the power of collaboration to deliver quality products and services to our clients, to provide a wonderful experience working with us, and to enhance their lives overall. We are a process-driven firm and we work well with other teams that stick to regular procedures with great communication skills and who provide high-quality work.
Our firm excels on large-scale renovation, decorating, and new build projects and we have experience with both residential and commercial projects. Our proven process is what you can rely on for a seamless and well-executed design experience. We are a hands-on design team and are involved in every step of the project. While we work closely with the contractors or builders our ultimate client is the homeowner.
We encourage you to take time to view our portfolio of past projects to gain an understanding of the level of finishing we aim to achieve.
WHO WE COLLABORATE WITH
We collaborate with realtors, builders, contractors, artists, furniture makers, and product creators. We source most products for projects, but the contractors are responsible for ordering any product that has to do with the renovation/build side. We source and purchase all furniture and decor items for our clients.
As a small local business, we are truly passionate about supporting and collaborating with other local businesses.
It is difficult to convey just how highly we recommend Brenda and AMR to anyone seeking to create a beautiful, functional living spaces.
We worked with Brenda on a gutted-to-the-studs whole house renovation. Brenda has an amazing ability to deliver beautiful solutions to challenging design problems, but what sets her apart is that she is extremely practical, with excellent knowledge of construction. She never loses sight of the need to provide real value to clients. By working with Brenda we saved money on both projects, and enjoyed beautiful results. And she's excellent at listening to clients, and somehow manages to devise solutions that make both spouses happy.
Brenda is a delight to work with. If you're considering a renovation, you'll do yourself a real favour by consulting with Brenda.
Our process is the same for each project and this allows us to provide the same exceptional
service to each client who hires our firm. We believe that by creating a tried and true process, our clients will know what to expect throughout their design journey, our firm members effectively work through your project by following a system, and we increase the overall value in our industry.
Below is a brief outline of our process. We believe that the more we can share with our trades/partners about our procedures, the better we can communicate throughout the project. As all projects are unique, some of the steps below may take place at different stages throughout the project’s timeline or may not be required.
Our process is divided up into four distinct phases.
To learn more in depth about each phase please click on each description.
STEP 1. INITIAL CONSULTATION
Provide design concept direction and preliminary ideas during initial meeting (up to 2.5 hours)
Discuss timelines and budgets
Review service levels with and AMR agreement
STEP 2. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Determine preliminary scope of work
Referral of contractor or builder (as required)
Produce preliminary drawings and inspiration for the renovation or new build
Review design direction, drawings, preliminary budget, and scope of work with client and contractor or builder
STEP 3. DETAILED DESIGN
Refine drawings and scope
Create detailed drawings
Select finishes and materials, prepare specification package
Meet to review final drawings, selections, and pricing with contractor or builder
Prepare refinements as required
STEP 4. DESIGN MANAGEMENT PHASE
Attend site visits, general walkthroughs, and site meetings with project manager
Complete furniture delivery and installation
Execute completions walkthrough
All AMR projects are closely overseen by our Principal Designer, Brenda Brix, in collaboration with her hand selected team of professionals. Brenda is one of Alberta’s leading home renovation experts and is an award-winning interior designer with more than 20 years experience. Her expertise is remodeling executive homes and businesses for busy professionals in Edmonton and surrounding areas. In addition to offering a full range of design services, she advises clients on every aspect of the process, including how to enhance the value of their homes and how to “age in place” in their home. More than half of her work is repeat business and she has served some clients for over 20 years.
Our extensive construction knowledge allows us to design homes with a practical and trained eye that amaze and delight our clients. Having the power of an entire firm behind your project means you get the best of each of our strengths to create a seamless project.