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Our Philosophy

One of our main tenets of design is that less is more; that the simple prevails. Living and working on the West Coast we are constantly inspired by nature. It never ceases to amaze us how nature seems to figure out what we need, often long before we do! Your home should do the same. smithdesigns aims to predict what you need from your surroundings to enhance your ideal lifestyle. To echo William Morris: have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

We believe that the best interior design is the one that reflects your personality. The one that invites you to live your life in tandem with your surroundings. Intuitive design like this doesn’t just happen by accident. In order to make this happen, we get to know you. Whether you’re embarking on a full home renovation, or updating the kitchen, we find out exactly what you would like from your space. Browse our gallery below for a small sampling of our projects. To get in touch, call or email using the contact form here.

Our Projects

Use the tabs below to browse different projects by smithdesigns. While we are based in Victoria, BC we work all along the West Coast of Canada and the United States.

  • Featured
  • Homes
  • Condos
  • Commercial
  • Cordova Bay Townhome

    Cordova Bay, British Columbia. We renovated the interior of this lofty waterfront townhome.  The bathroom was designed to be an oasis for overlooking the beautiful natural setting surrounding the home. We reflected the surroundings by using blue toned glass and dark woods.

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  • Custom Displays

    This is a gallery of display spaces designed for various projects. Each display was designed with both the purpose and the setting in mind. Elements such as environmental controls, exposure to light and temperature were taken into consideration when designing the displays. Awarded CHBA Georgie Award for Best Interior Design Display Suite (2009)

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  • Custom Bed

    This custom bed and Headboard were made using a 3-Form Varia resin panel. Designed in house, it was locally constructed and installed by Heartwood Joinery. Awarded International Award of Innovation.

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  • Concepts and Modeling

    Not all of our designs make the cut for final production, here’s a look at some of our design concepts and 3D models that we use to develop and investigate ideas.

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  • 910 Swallow’s Landing

    Victoria, British Columbia. A penthouse suite overlooking Victoria’s Outer Harbour, this one-of-a kind interior explored innovative solutions to make the most of its 360-degree views. Awarded Gold CHBA CARE Awards for Best Innovative Feature (2009), Gold CHBA CARE Award for Best Kitchen (2009), and Three Silver CHBA CARE Awards. It was also nominated for two CHBA Georgie Awards in 2009.

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  • 605 Panorama

    Victoria, British Columbia. Designed for entertaining, this residential condo began its life as two separate units. Its focal point is a central kitchen with an exquisite chandelier and custom finishes throughout. Nominated for a CHBA CARE Award for Best Residential Interior 1,000-3,600 sq. ft (2010), as well as CHBA CARE Award for Best Master Suite Over 500 sq. ft (2010).

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  • California

    Orange County, California. This 6500 square foot custom home in Orange County was designed and fully furnished by smithdesigns. The majestic staircase was designed and manufactured onsite and its kitchen was designed around an antique piece with wood finishes chosen to match.

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  • 813 Tuscan

    Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the same building as 910 Swallow’s Landing and 605 Panorama, this condo was designed to feel like a home, instead of an eighth floor suite. It was built around a Tuscan art gallery hallway that connects the spaces. Awarded Gold CHBA CARE Award for Master suite (2009), Awarded additional three Silver CHBA CARE Awards. Nominated for CHBA Georgie Award (2009).

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Our History

Jeff Smith of smithdesigns is based out of Victoria, BC. He has been immersed in both local and international architectural and interior design since 1987, throughout the West Coast of both Canada and the United States. smithdesigns focuses on the individual needs of each unique clients. smithdesigns creates spaces that feature your personality. Our goal is to have your surroundings enhance your lifestyle, in an effortless, timeless design that suits your personality.

smithdesigns has been involved in projects of all scales; from residential home renovations to large scale commercial projects. We love to work with contractors and homeowners from the ground up on brand new architectural planning and construction, or collaborate once the walls are up. smithdesigns caters to the aesthetic you wish to convey; whether it is traditional, contemporary or custom. Our client relationships, and quality of service is unsurpassed. Whether you’re looking to get started on a project right away, or discuss your options, get in touch with us today.

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