"I first met Lyla about 7 years ago when we did a full home renovation where she provided design advice and services that included choices of all renovation materials, from floor to ceiling. She was involved with a complete kitchen re-design including all new cabinets which we love. Lyla was a joy to work with and respected both our budget and our desire to reuse as many existing furniture pieces as possible. Recently, I reconnected this spring with Lyla once more to help me select a new custom couch and chairs as well as dining table. I appreciate Lyla's genuine, honest approach and trust her to help me find great pieces and make good design choices."
"We recently hired True Colours Design Group to help us in designing the renovation of our kitchen, family room, laundry and powder room. Basically the entire back of our house. Lyla was excellent to work with and her knowledge of colours made this project very easy. She could see how all the samples would blend, even though we couldn't always see it on the small samples that are commonly provided. Several times throughout the project she would jump in to alleviate any concerns we had or to make alterations when timelines would have been stretched. We would highly recommend Lyla and all of the companies that she is associated with. They were all a pleasure to work with."
"Over the past 12 years I have engaged the services of this company for several home renovations. Lyla has provided me with superb service and advice. I first met Lyla when we were renovating our kitchen; the contractor steered us to her. Thank goodness! She helped us find the right flooring, counter tops, tiles, colours and furniture. We have a truly stunning kitchen and I credit Lyla with that. Our next project was renovating our two upstairs bathrooms. Then she helped me update our family room and then the downstairs powder room. She has helped me with projects ranging from $15,000 to well over $100,000. Lyla started by asking lots of questions to understand what we like and do not like to get a feel as to our vision. She provided us with a variety of options or directed us to various stores to look over products (i.e. fireplaces). She is very knowledgable about construction and knows whether something is "doable" or not. She knows and works with top quality suppliers, such as upholsterers, furniture manufacturers, tilers, painters etc. Every contractor has been superb. Lyla is very current with new trends and designs yet made sure anything she put forth would suit us. I trust Lyla's advice and never once have I been disappointed with any aspect of a renovation. I would highly recommend Lyla for any interior design project. She is currently helping me with the design of a new kitchen for a new condo and will be helping me furnish our new home. Lyla is very professional, knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, a delight, actually. I have referred others to her and would do so again."
"I cannot recommend True Colours Design highly enough- my wife and I have been lucky enough to use the services of design consultant Lyla at least 4 time over the last 15 years to help with extensive renovations to our home .On each occasion, we have been thrilled with the results.We also retained Lyla to be our design consultant when we decided to completely renovate our condo at Whistler three years ago - the end product was spectacular and we continue to receive effusive compliments from our friends and family when they visit . We have used other design consultants in the past before discovering True Colours Design and no one has ever come even close to offering the creative and excellent services we have received from Lyla .She has always listened carefully to our ideas and managed to perform her magic to transform them into a reality far exceeding our imagination. Lyla has always responded immediately to any questions we have had during our renovation projects and just as importantly she has received the highest praises from our contractors during the course of each project.She is meticulous in everything she has done. Lyla's invoices have also always been more than reasonable. In short , Lyla has never let us down .We would feel lost without her help . I have referred colleagues and friends to True Colours Design without hesitation and they have , not surprisingly, also been equally effusive in their praise of Lyla's services."
Randy and Joanne
"We have had the team at True Colors on several projects from lighting and color consults to a fully supervised kitchen renovation. They were able to work well within our personal tastes to deliver work that not only we loved but has been most favorably commented on by our friends and family. We will continue to trust them for all of our design consults."
Laurie and John
"I recently renovated my entire first floor of my home including kitchen, family room, office, bathrooms, laundry, bedrooms, etc. It was a renovation that I dreamed of doing for 15 years. The result exceeded my expectations and I am so happy with my new home! I hired Lyla Van Dam, True Colour design as she was referred from a trusted friend. Lyla was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the architectural design and construction which made it extremely comforting when working with the contractor. She provided such great ideas and options while always respecting our budget and timelines. She included my tastes and suggested new ideas, and gave such great advice. Lyla thought through the entire flow of the home and paid great attention to detail. She saved us so much time and money with her advice and options. Picking tiles took only 30 minutes...and were perfect fits for our home. I don't know what I would have done without Lyla!"
"I have worked with Lyla at True Colours design on many projects on our home over that last 18 years. The largest was a complete remodel of our main floor completed over 6 months ending in 2009. She has ultimately worked on every corner over time. Lyla is an extremely knowledgeable professional, and a pleasure to work with. She has always been very responsive to our requests and her guidance over the years has been invaluable. Our most recent project has been this past winter and we intend on continuing this trusted relationship."
"True Colours Design Group is very professional and always stands behind their work. They have done numerous projects in our home, including choosing paint colors for the outside of our home. May of 2017 we renovated our powder room, all with the help of Lyla and True Colours Design Group. It turned out amazing. I personally have referred True Colours Design Group to at least 4 friends, who have all been thrilled with their work and had them back for numerous projects."
C and D Squires
"Lyla was recommended to us, and we found her to be a delight to work with. She works hard to determine what you need, and is organized and on top of the details. She saved us so much time by helping source the many items we needed for our reno project, and gave us great advice and guidance along the way. It saved us so much time - and helped us avoid costly mistakes we surely would have made in our inexperience with a project of this scope. There was really only one glitch - there was a change made by the supplier to the layout plan for the granite countertop, and this resulted with something being installed that was not what we expected (or wanted). Lyla immediately took action to remedy the problem and ensured that the company replaced it with what was needed to complete the kitchen design - and at no cost to us. She worked with us for over a year, and became not just a professional we relied on, but also a friend. We would certainly recommend her to others and we will use her again. Thank you, Lyla, for a job well done."
Daryl and Sharon G.
"We are excited to start another large project with True Colours Design Group !!! Back a few years ago Lyla made our large estate dream come true and now we are starting another one. Lyla does not miss a beat ! she has amazing talent and knowledge whether she is building your special home, weekend home, business office or updating your space. When we had finished our first project we really missed seeing Lyla's warm and friendly smile and are so looking forward to having her make our next dream come true."
"We have worked with Lyla and her colleagues on various renovations at our home over the last 15 years. She has always been a truly knowledgeable professional in every aspect and has seen all our projects through from start to finish. Her drawings along with written instructions have been very helpful to the contractors and the sub trades thus making our life life much easier in dealing with the headaches of renovating."
"We hired Lyla to assist us with renovating our Kitchen, Bathrooms, Flooring and re-painting. She gave us excellent advice and introduced us to wholesale suppliers so that we were able to get amazing prices on the materials. She incorporated the colours of our existing furniture with quartz counter tops, appliances, flooring and paint, so that everything would work together harmoniously. Would definitely use her reasonably priced services again. We highly recommend Lyla at True Colours Design."
Tom and Miria
"We met Lyla when she was recommended to us by someone who worked with her when she helped renovate the Ronald McDonald House. We were told that Lyla came in and fixed all of the mistakes a previous designer had made. They raved about her and after she helped us with our reno we understood why. Not only is she a beautiful and kind lady, but she is always mindful of her clients needs and budget! Her vision was beyond anything we could have thought of. She made our house look so great with all her tips that we never would have known to do without her. Recently, she helped us with our new build. She helped us design the house from the very beginning stages to the landscaping. She is so practical and knowledgeable that she even blew our contractor away who usually doesn't like designers because he found them difficult to work with. He asked for her contact number and passed it on to his other clients because he said he had never seen a designer that was so practical and realistic. We are so pleased with our home. We have had so many compliments and have had many people drive by and take pictures. We would never build another house or renovate without her."
"We first worked with True Colours Design over ten years ago during construction of our new home. Lyla's knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm throughout the process proved to be invaluable. Her extensive knowledge of the design and construction process helped us save thousands of dollars. Two years ago our son decided to renovate his townhouse in Victoria. We didn't hesitate to contact Lyla. The budget was a little tighter this time; once again Lyla worked her magic and the result was outstanding!"