Are You Struggling To Design Your Dream Home, And
Tired of Wasting Your Hard Earned Money In The Process?
Master Your Design Strategy to Conquer Your Dream Home
Introducing Savvy Design Academy: the most comprehensive program for designing, outlining, planning, and budgeting any renovation, remodel, addition, or new build. It’s the only online program of its kind that teaches you the design tools you need to nail down a cohesive package --- and the strategies you need in place before you launch into construction to ensure your project is a success. 🚀
then this is for you!
Is This You?
You want your home to be picture-perfect and worthy of the Gram, but don't know how to pull it all together to make it work.
You aren’t afraid to get your hands a little dirty but are more interested in hand curating the perfect home through all the details and finishing touches over learning how to DIY your space to life -- yuck!
You're tired of wasting your money on buying the wrong things over and over again and wish there was a way to know what to pick and why.
You're tired of feeling frustrated and confused from online responses to your design questions and are looking for a clear path on how to move forward out of uncertainty.
You know what you want your home to look or feel like, but you’re scared of getting it wrong and wasting the money that you worked so hard to get.
Let’s face it --- there’s nothing more frustrating than finally being able to move out of the scheming of your dream home phase, into the building of your dream home phase, only to feel like you’re missing some critical piece of the puzzle, so you keep second guessing your decisions and spiraling in mini panic attacks of doubt and overwhelm.
You’ve visualized your space and created a colour and design direction just like your fav interior design shows, and you follow all the design influencers like Joanna Gaines to soak in their design style and advice and make it your own.
And yet, your home just isn’t coming together like the idea in your head and the way you need it to.
You’re spinning your wheels and doubting your decisions. Your vision board isn’t quite working. You don’t know where to find the furniture, materials, and lighting that will fit within your price point. It’s Just. Not. Working
You’re trapped in Insta and Pinterest purgatory.
And you’re not alone. Most women are stuck in the pinning cycle thinking that one image will give them the clarity they seek.
The truth is that creating a home that isn’t just trendy or stylish, but a home that feels authentically you and works for your own and family’s unique needs isn’t achieved with a vision board --- it’s achieved with a design strategy.
A design strategy that will give you….
A repeatable design + planning process to follow for every new project in your home, not just a board filled with pretty pictures and no idea how to achieve it
The ability to set up a design project and manage the ins and outs through the whole journey --- the whole puzzle, including the missing pieces.
The design + management language and terminology to walk into any situation with confidence.
Tools to stop spinning your wheels and doubting your decisions so you can finally take action on the ideas spiraling in your head.
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Building Your Dream Home Doesn’t Need to be Filled
with Strain and Struggle
After 12+ years of designing and managing residential homes, cafes, fitness studios, restaurants, and hospitals, I’ve learned what makes a remodeling project successful and why projects fail.
The biggest -- it’s not about the vision, it’s about the strategy.
I was so tired of the cookie-cutter home looks that crowded my social media feeds and was so over the fluff and unrealistic design flips showcased in my fav design shows, that I decided to take my years of experience and teach you how to align your design ideas alongside execution best practices.
Giving you the strategies and tactics that you need but have never been shown before to create that sweet spot
where you get the home of your dreams without stressing over every dime
you see and understand the bigger picture and how it all ties together without making it cookie cutter
and you gain confidence in your decisions so you can love the experience and continue to live your life throughout the design and construction process
A home that fills you with joy and a sense of pride in what you’ve created, and that all the sacrifices you’ve made have all been worth it.
If you’re looking to create something truly special and unique for you and your family, I’m here to help.
Master Your Design Strategy To Conquer Your Dream Vision
Imagine if you could.....
Create an interior space that looks like it is designed by a professional but was actually done by you.
Reduce project overwhelm by following a step-by-step process that easily walks you through next steps and how to approach each decision and project need.
Overcome decision overload and avoid option paralysis when picking the right options for your home and budget.
Get off the Instagram rollercoaster of self-doubt, comparison, and overthinking and instead find your own unique style for your unique home and family needs
Know how much your dream vision will cost and have the tools to put into place if you cannot afford it all right now.
Savvy Design Academy is the only online program of its kind that teaches you the design tools you need to nail down a cohesive package --- and the strategies you need in place before you launch into construction.
Allowing you to create a home that not only fits your needs, but also impresses others and evokes jaw dropping exclamations from family and friends.
“As a newbie in the world of construction, she made the process so easy. She was excellent at explaining next steps and how we were going to tackle problems. I did not know what I was getting into, but she was able to lead and direct so efficiently, I always felt safe with her."
Master the design process and management strategies that will take your design projects from overwhelming and stressful to streamlined and authentically you.
Our 6 week program focuses on mastering four key pillars of any home renovation, remodel, addition, or new build --- map it out, design your space, outline + define, and piece it together --- which when combined help you to systematically work through the unique components of your project and relate them back to one another.
By the end of our time together, you walk away with a mid-level design package that can be given to trades, suppliers, and contractors on what you want your finished space to look like AND a project plan that outlines what is involved and how you are going to get there.
What Makes Savvy Design Academy So Different?
Our proven four key pillars eliminate the fear of failing by mapping out the back-end bits that inform our design decisions. Without them we spin our wheels from self-doubt, and experience decision fatigue and overthinking.
Map It Out
The first phase to designing your dream home is to Map Out your project needs. Because believe it or not, projects don’t fail because of the wrong paint colour, they fail because the purpose of the project was never defined. In this phase, you’ll get crystal clear on your project pain points, the purpose that needs to be accomplished, your priority list, and the overall goal of the design project. By the end you will know exactly what you are trying to achieve and all the why’s behind that need.
Design Your Space
The second phase to designing your dream home is the part everyone gets excited about, Designing Your Space. But this is no typical vision board master class. To truly design your space successfully, you need to deep dive into your design aesthetic and functional needs by assessing your project goal against your likes, dislikes and design thought process to create an overall design vision for your space. This process ENSURES you walk away with a design layout and direction that will work together and clearly outlines how to get there.
Outline + Define
Once you know what you are trying to achieve and why, and how it is going to look, the third phase to designing your dream home is to Outline + Define. This is the phase that is most often overlooked, yet the most critical part to project success. In this phase, you’ll build out the critical design strategies, because how do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re starting from? Here we review the moving pieces of a design project and create a road map outlining the sequence of events that need to take place, outline who’s needed on your team, and define a realistic budget of how much it’s going to cost. I promise this is more fun than it sounds.
Piece It Together
The final phase of designing your dream home is Piece It Together. This is the phase where the lightbulb clicks as you see your design project piece together in its various forms. Here is where the magic documents are created through all the various components you have worked so hard to produce. A design package and plan are created that can submitted to the necessary parts of your team, and are used as reference tools, keeping you aligned and on track as you work through the project development and execution, so you avoid shiny object syndrome as the project progresses, and you always know your why and how to steer you decisions.
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Define the Goal of the Project
Here you are going to learn the 3 most important steps that need to be taken to zero in on your why behind the project to find your north star. In this module, I’m going to teach you how to get total clarity around the drivers for your project and the #1 key to project success—mapping out the work to be completed.
You’re going to deep dive into defining your idea, defining the work that needs to be completed, and breaking these down into priority tiers on what needs to happen to make the project successful and what can be pinned till later.
This module is the foundation that teaches you how to find the why that drives every decision moving forward --- helping to overcome decision overload and allowing you to pick the right options for your home and budget with ease.
What’s It Going To Look Like?
In this module you’re going to Learn how to pull it all together, from the big pieces to all the finishing touches….. no more worry or self-doubt that it’s not going to work!
Discover the actual process to creating a home that feels authentic and stylish and avoids the cookie cutter trap.
You’ll learn how to measure your space, sketch it out, and lay out your new rooms, how to properly source images to pull your space together, how to source the perfect curated finds within your price point, and how to pull it all together until it clicks.
How Long Is It Going To Take?
This module is all about understanding the relationships and nuances between what you desire and are trying to create alongside the realities of supplier, material and team member availability and restraints.
You’ll learn how to ask the right questions to get the information you need and how to map out the tasks as they relate to one another to create a cohesive timeline that considers your own personal or familial restrictions, factors in assumptions, and designates the project milestones to achieve your end goal and vision.
Let’s Talk Costs
This is all about the money and creating that paper trail! In this module, you’ll learn how to breakdown a budget and how to make it robust so that it covers your butt!
We deep dive into the numbers and learn how to create a project budget inclusive of all the items on your priority and wish lists, and then how to assess your budget and realign project costs to ensure you move forward with an achievable and realistic budget that covers the purpose of the project.
Hiring and Buying
A great project has team members --- either in the people we buy product and materials from, or in the people we hire to execute work. So, bringing the right people into your project is critical. Discover how to interview your team members and get qualified members as part of your team.
Then you’ll learn how to order product on your own as we deep dive into the questions to review prior to placing an order and the tracking worksheet so that you can keep your project wrapped up in a tight little bow.
Building Out Your Design Project Plan
Can you imagine never having to agonize over what to buy or what products to pick to make your dream vision come to life? This is the module that takes everything you have created and wraps it into two distinct packages --
A design package that clearly illustrates what the space will look like, to scale, with actual product handpicked by yourself showing how it’s all going to come together
A design plan that effectively outlines what is involved to make this project come to life and how you are going to go get there
You’ll learn how the two packages interact with one another and how to use them separately and combined to bring the right trades, suppliers, and contractors into your team, and how to use them as a reference tool throughout the project to keep you on track and aligned to the end goal and purpose of the project.
When You Enroll
You get access to all the tools you need to make the idea in your head your reality --- without the stress and fear of getting it wrong.
Stress Free Templates + Tools
That easily layout the framework of your design project and flag you on critical components to consider to reduce frustration and overwhelm.
Road Map of Steps
and What To Do Next
A systematic process you can easily repeat for your next project, over and over again.
Additional LIVE Training
6 weeks of LIVE training inside of the member only Facebook Group for additional support as you work through each module.
Don’t forget these Bonuses that help you pull it all together, from the big pieces, all the way to the finishing touches.
Key Designer Secrets Guide
A comprehensive guide outlining the ins and outs of transforming a room to help you pull it all together in style.
Catalogue of Where to Shop Within Different Price Points
A list of vetted and trustworthy brands for furniture, lighting, and accessories, spanning different price points. Helping you create the home of your dreams within your budget.
Furniture + Accessories Budget Templates
Broken down into different room types and preprogrammed per unit costs of product costs in different price points so you can more effectively budget your project’s needs.
Money Back Guarantee!
You’re Backed by My 14- Day Money Back Guarantee!
I believe in the quality of what I am offering you. So much so, that if you join Savvy Design Academy, put in the work over those 2 weeks and don’t find value in the course, then I will give you your money back….. but I know you’re going to be wowed with what you are able to create!
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“Gabriella is an easy choice to bring into any project as she brings a unique combination of design and management. Her energetic and detail-oriented management skills combined with her product knowledge, industry relations, and great "designer flair" really bring added value to any project."
What exactly is a design package and project plan?Put simply, the design package is the visual entity, and the project plan is the meat and potatoes holding it together. A design package is a collection of floor plans, measurements, reference images, elevation sketches, images of selected products and notes/ examples of how you want something to be executed or finished for clarity to ensure you receive accurate and fair pricing from your suppliers, trades, and contractors, avoid finger pointing from miscommunication, and have a clear vision and idea of what you are trying to create and how it will look in the end. A project plan is the outline and details that provides the back-end information on how the design project is to come to life and the why behind it all. It is the collection of the purpose of the project, the detailed list of work, the priority list breakdown, budget, timeline with high level milestones and task breakdown, and the list of assumptions and restrictions. All this information becomes your North Store, guiding you through all your decisions. In fact, you’ve probably had a smaller version of a design package and little tidbits of a project plan in your previous projects. But with the process taught in Savvy Design Academy, you walk away with a full design package that can be given to trades, suppliers, and contractors on what you want your finished space to look like AND a project plan that outlines what is involved and how you are going to get there.
What’s included within the Savvy Design Academy?Savvy Design Academy is a the most comprehensive program for designing, outlining, planning, and budgeting any home design project—renovation, remodel, addition, or new build. It’s the only online program of its kind that teaches you the design tools you need to nail down a cohesive package --- and the strategies you need in place before you launch into construction. This program is taught over 6 modules with multiple lessons. Each lesson includes a video class teaching you the system and tools you’ll be mastering, homework to put the lesson into action, and templates and resources to help you along the way.
What will I learn in this program?Our 6 week program focuses on mastering four key pillars of any home renovation, remodel, addition, or new build --- map it out, design your space, outline + define, and piece it together --- which when combined help you to systematically work through the unique components of your project and relate them back to one another, so by the end of our time together, you walk away with a mid-level design package that can be given to trades, suppliers, and contractors on what you want your finished space to look like AND a project plan that outlines what is involved and how you are going to get there. By the end of the program, you will: · Create an interior space that looks like it is designed by a professional but was actually done by you. · Reduce project overwhelm by following a step by step process that easily walks you through next steps and how to approach each decision and project need · Overcome decision overload and avoid option paralysis to pick the right options for your home and budget · Get off the Instagram rollercoaster of self doubt, comparison, and overthinking and instead find your own unique style for your unique home and family needs · Know how much your dream vision will cost and have the tools to put into place if you can’t afford it all right now
What if the program doesn’t meet my needs?No problem. We have a 14 day money back guarantee for this program. If you are at all unhappy, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, submit the requested proof of work, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Are my credit details secure?Yes. All payments are processed through are payment processor and are 100% secure. No information is stored on our end.
Do I get access to the program all at once or only in pieces?As this program is designed to walk you through the required process to ensure project success, each module is dripped released through the duration of the weeks. This allows you to work through each module without getting shiny object syndrome, and increases your chances of successfully nailing your project package and plan to create your dream home by seeing how they all fit together and impact one another.
How long will I have access to the program?Home projects are never ending, and as soon as we finish one, we eagerly hope into the next. For this reason, lifetime access is granted to the course to help you move through the process on various projects as they arise.
What if I have a question or need support?We are here to help. Simply contact us at email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
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It’s Time To Invest In Creating Your Dream Home
How much is not having a design process and strategy costing you?
How many nights have you stayed up worrying you’re letting your family down by failing at creating your dream home?
How much money have you wasted by buying the wrong thing, or starting projects and stopping because something just doesn’t feel right?
Savvy Design Academy will give you the knowledge and tools to create your dream home, confidence in yourself and your skills and abilities, and pride in what you’ve been able to achieve for your family and future.
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