“We were introduced to Susanne of Sensitive Designs by our general contractor. Right from our initial meeting I was impressed with how Susanne listened to what we we wanted and considered our style preferences and lifestyle. Our objective with the renovation was to update our home, create a more open living plan and to get more light into the home. Susanne had great, innovative ideas on how to achieve this while also giving us a timeless elegance that we will enjoy for years to come.

Susanne drew up the plans for the renovation, helped us chose all of the materials and finishes, liaised with the General contractor and the trades, and helped us choose furniture, drapes and rugs. Throughout it all, Susanne was very professional and easy to deal with.

In summary, the renovation was a success, we achieved all that we set out to (and more!) with our renovation and we are glad we hired Susanne from Sensitive Design as our designer.”

– V. Watson, Chalet Place


“Susanne is true to the name she selected for her company, Sensitive Design. She is sensitive to what you want, the best design and your budget. After spending 5 years renovating our home, we are happy that someone referred Susanne to us to finish our outdoor kitchen. She came up with a simple and tasteful design which suited our home and it took only a few hours to finalize the color and materials. We referred her to someone else for a major home renovation and the job was completed in elegant style, on time and on budget. It is wonderful to finally meet someone who can do a great job and hopefully this review is helpful to you.”

– A. Ho


“I hired Sensitive Design to completely redesign the kitchen of my last house, including adding a laundry area and powder room. Susanne took all the measurements, made all the drawings, designed the cabinets and coordinated fixtures, countertops, trim, colours and furniture. I wanted a bench seat, which was custom made along with a beautiful painted white wood table that Susanne had made to fit the space. Her design along with Shakespeare Homes construction work garnered a nomination for an award.

I hired Susanne again when I put on an addition on my new house. She did the drawings for me for a larger master bedroom with en suite, an enclosed car port and garage. Everything worked exactly as I wanted. She is great for suggesting colours as well, as she has a unique sense of style. Susanne is incredibly knowledgeable, talented and a quite a style force! She has a great sense of how to get the most out of a space and make it beautiful!”

– C. Walker


“I have recently done quite an extensive renovation on my home and was very fortunate to have Susanne, of Sensitive Design as my designer. From our first meeting until the project was finished I found Susanne a most pleasant and knowledgable person to work with. She was always punctual and well prepared for our meetings. She listened constructively to what my vision for the house was and carefully noted what furniture I was keeping (most of it) and what colours I was thinking of having. On the day we were choosing tiles for the bathrooms she arrived with a good selection of tiles, large, small, different shapes and textures and all in the colours I wanted.  I found she always had a very positive attitude and was very respectful of my choices while at the same time she would tell me if she thought (knew!) that something else would look better.

Susanne worked cooperatively with the various trades and it was obvious they respected her professionalism and knowledge and she theirs. She was very aware of my budget and would always tell me when a choice I made was over the amount budgeted.

Working with Susanne made my renovation an exciting and very interesting journey. It was a pleasure to work with someone with her skill and experience who so obviously enjoyed what she was doing. The end result is stunning while still being my home and the place where I love to entertain my friends and family, including their dogs! Thank you Susanne.”

– S. Veuyer


“Outstanding designer with real European vision. Versatile and grasping to client’s requests. Not afraid to work with color, actually feels quite comfortable with color and uses a lot in her works. Makes designs playful and interesting. Works to the client’s best dollar value for high quality design and product. Thinks of long-term value. Tries to find local best deals. Just as competent as she is herself, Susanne knows other outstanding designers that you might need to complete your project. I have had a great experience with all of them. Susanne provides high class design. Very social as well.”

– Miro Sino, Nut Tree Café


“We chose to work with Susanne after admiring her work showcased on the Houzz webpage. After our first meeting with Susanne we knew that we wanted to have her design our home. Susanne exceeded our expectations throughout our 6 month house renovation. She was always pleasant, punctual and professional. Susanne was able to anticipate our needs and direct our focus. She was excellent at communicating with the trades to make sure that everything was carried out as planned. She brought a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our project. She provided many suggestions that we hadn’t thought of. We had a very strict deadline for when we needed to move back into our house and because of this we often didn’t give Suzanne a lot of time to help us with decisions. She was always able to help us in a very timely manner. We absolutely love our new home and we credit a lot of that to Suzanne’s talent and hard work.”

– Ellaina Bennett, Balmoral North Vancouver


“Susanne has helped us with designing the renovation of our “Vancouver Special” house built in 1978. As an architect and interior designer, she has revamped our living space. It is not only functional and practical but also warm and inviting. Her plan was an open concept, with sophisticated space solution and suited for our needs. The interior lighting was strategically placed to add an aesthetic and soothing effect to our home, She is talented in selecting and coordinating colors from various floor tiles and interior paintwork, to the exterior of the house. Most importantly, Susanne is passionate about her design work. She can transform a dream into reality. We are thoroughly enjoying our newly renovated home. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Susanne to all her future clients.”

– T. Ho


“In 2012, we hired Susanne Doise and Sensitive Design to help us design and plan a major renovation on our home. We liked Susanne’s combined knowledge and experience in architecture and design. These skills proved invaluable on this renovation. Because of Sensitive Design we now have the family home we dreamed of and one that will adapt to our future needs. I have recommended Sensitive Designs to friends and colleagues.”

– Tarina Palmer


“Susanne was recommended to us by our contractor and we were very happy with her work. Her background in both architecture and design was critical for our reno as it required quite a few structural changes to the house. Susanne’s sense of proportions and colour, along with her openness to our personal preferences and creative solutions to problems that cropped up along the way really helped get us through a long process. And the proof is in the pudding – we love how our renos have turned out.”

– Terry Hayman


“I have worked with Susanne Doise of Sensitive Design as the lead designer on several of our projects for many years, several of them earning both regional Ovation and provincial Georgie award recognition. Susanne is our go to resource for both architectural and interior design packages. Our clients really enjoy working with Susanne as do our project team, site level carpenters, trades and suppliers. Susanne is very creative, understanding and respectful of customers requirements and expectations. Her company also has a great understanding of working within municipalities and managing their expectations too…

If you are looking for a designer with an eye for detail and a genuine approach to customer satisfaction, look no further than Susanne of Sensitive Design. It’s always a pleasure to work with such mutually professional person with common goals.”

– Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes & Renovations


“Susanne is a talented, intuitive designer with a broad range of knowledge and expertise. She has excellent communication skills, and researches and documents all that she does very well. Her attention to detail is clearly reflected in her work. I always enjoy working with Susanne. She is a great person to collaborate with, and someone who can always be counted on. I recommend her without reservation.”

– Don Stuart, MAIBC


“Susanne is a very resourceful and talented designer. I have worked with her for many years on a variety of projects that include a restaurant building, residences with very special requirements, residences with immensely limiting code restrictions due to the location of the building on the site, various kitchen designs, renovations as well as new construction. She is a good communicator and has great ideas. It is always a pleasure working with her.”

– Bernard A.J. Mottet , Mottet Architect Inc.


“Designing a Home is more than a layout and selection of materials; it is about creating an environment that fits with its surroundings and those who will be living within it. To achieve this Owner, Designer and Contractor must work in concert. The quality of this relationship will determine the success of a project. It is this ability to understand people and personalities that allows Susanne Doise to translate wishes into places of aesthetic beauty and functionality and aspiration.”

-Peter Cox, Yaletown Condo


“With the decision to move from Germany to Vancouver, buying a house which needed immediate attention and repair, we hired Susanne to design and project manage the renovation of our new home. While still living in Germany and organizing our affairs, we had full confidence in Susanne in completing the renovation on time for our arrival to Vancouver. We love our home and most of all, our award winning kitchen.”

Meadfeild Road Client



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