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Who We Are

 
 
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jodi mckeown foster

Registered Interior Designer, IDIBC IDC NCIDQ Certified. CAPS.
Bachelor Degree of Interior Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Jodi’s work is best described as approachable, strategic, concise and dedicated. With over 26 years of professional experience, Jodi has designed commercial interior spaces varying in size from 500 to 200,000 square feet as well as a wide range of custom residential homes. Ms. McKeown Foster has worked within the Interior Design divisions of respected commercial architectural firms in St. John’s, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as within the rigorous corporate structures of New York City. Jodi became a sole proprietor in 2007 and in 2009 moved to Victoria, BC with her family, creating the company jodi foster design + planning.

Jodi combines her experience in commercial interiors and current work in residential design to consciously create “lifetime” spaces that are relevant to today’s demographic.

As a Certified Age In Place Specialist, Jodi was chosen as a speaker for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria fundraiser “Let’s Talk Design” lecture series, creating the sold out session “Smart Homes For Life”. Jodi continues to volunteer with the Vancouver Island chapter of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia.

 
 
 
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carly neal

Registered Interior Designer, IDIBC IDC NCIDQ Certified
Bachelor of Applied Interior Design, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

A career in design was in Carly's DNA. Growing up in a family of custom home builders and engineers, Carly was drawn to the design and planning side of the industry. Building lasting relationships as well as great interior spaces remains integral to her everyday work.

Ms Neal has over ten years of experience working in the field of Interior Design, split between Alberta and British Columbia. She has completed large and small scale commercial interior and architectural projects as well as residential spaces. Carly moved to Victoria in 2014 and began working alongside Jodi Foster, creating bespoke interior spaces.

Carly's passion for all things design also extends to playing a role in the local chapter in the Interior Designers' Institute of British Columbia and as a volunteer with Food Eco District--a community initiative to create a district in downtown Victoria celebrating food and sustainability by launching new urban green spaces in partnership with neighbouring restaurants.

 
 
 

what we do

 

Functionality is the core value of what we do as Registered Interior Designers. We are dedicated to professionally creating spaces that are beautiful, timeless and highly personal.

As a full service boutique interior design firm with a focus on the built environment, we offer complete CAD documentation and coordination with all required consultants, including architectural, structural and mechanical engineering, surveyors, landscape designers as well as lighting + audio visual experts. The following is an overall outline of design services, organized by phase:

concept + schematic design

client meetings to review goals, requirements + programming
review design concept and images
site review and/or site measurements of existing conditions
as-built drawings
preliminary space planning

age-in-place assessment

Assessing your current residence (or planning for new construction) to address the modification or adaptation of your home as you mature, to increase access and maneuverability. The goal here is to create a “lifetime home”, designing an aesthetically-enriching and barrier-free living space.

design development

finalized space planning
custom millwork design
colour + materials selection
furniture plans
lighting plans + ceiling concepts
fixtures, equipment + hardware selection
door + window schedules
preliminary drawing package + design details
presentation boards

construction documents

Development and finalization of the construction drawing package for pricing, permit application or builder use, including: floor plans, finish plans, furniture plans, reflected ceiling plans, mechanical electrical plans, elevations + construction details.

Specifications for: finishes; furniture, fixtures + equipment; hardware, doors + windows.

project administration

Facilitation of the construction process, including:
coordinating construction and trade queries; clarifications and/or changes;
site visits + meetings; site review and follow up to ensure compliance with design intent;
final site review; deficiency list and follow up to ensure desired outcome.

turn-key coordination

After the dust settles, everything you need to move in and help make your house a home, including: selections of furniture, art and accessories, linens and housewares; coordination with suppliers and assistance with purchasing; supervision of furniture, art and accessories installations.

 
 
 

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awards

2017
Victoria Residential Builders Association Gold CARE Award for Best Interior: Residential, 3500-5000sq ft.

2016
Victoria Residential Builders Association Gold CARE Award for Best Interior - Residential 1600-2499sq ft;
Victoria Residential Builders Association Gold CARE Award for Best Renovation or Restoration Under  $275,000.

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