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"We planned on doing a major expansion of our optometry clinic and after much investigation, we decided to hire Donna Riddell, an award winning designer from the Artistry Design Group. We were very impressed with the degree of background research Donna performed in order to become knowledgeable about our business and patient flow. Donna combined our ideas, along with suggestions of her own, to arrive at an excellent open concept design that combined our need for efficient patient flow, wheelchair accessibility, the placement of high tech equipment and computers, creative use of natural and artificial lighting, and visibility of our high profile optical dispensary. Donna has demonstrated to us excellent design knowledge, experience, creativity, patience and attention to detail. We highly recommend Donna Riddell from Artistry Design Ltd to anyone who is thinking about renovations."
Dr Brent Morrison & Dr Chris Snow, South Island Optometry/FYi Doctors, Victoria, B.C.


"We chose Donna Riddell of Artistry Design Group to help us with our kitchen and bathrooms. Armed with only a small picture and a few vague ideas she designed the kitchen of our dreams and bathrooms that were both functional and attractive. Donna oversaw the project with precision and dedication. Any imperfection was noted and corrected. She was a pleasure to work with and a competent professional. We are so very glad we chose Donna to undertake this venture."
G & F Dewar, Victoria, BC


"My husband and I found a condominium with the basics we wanted, but felt overwhelmed by the renovations required. Donna Riddell of Artistry Design Group came to the rescue. After detailed discussions with us, she planned, supervised, and brought to completion custom engineered flooring, new kitchen and bathroom, walls, closets, and painting. Instead of basic, we now have a functional, comfortable, and esthetically pleasing home."
M.H.K., Victoria, BC


"We spent years talking about renovating our less than functional kitchen. When the time came Donna worked with both of us and listened to what we wanted and needed in our kitchen. Her extensive knowledge and experience with universal design enabled her to envision and design a space that works for two cooks: one able bodied and one wheelchair user. She was terrific at nudging us to consider ideas we hadn't initially thought of and she guided us through each step of the process. As a result our new kitchen exceeded both our expectations. We have a beautiful space that is functional but not institutional. Our kitchen is a warm, sophisticated, easy to work in space we love spending time in. The lighting is wonderful and the custom designed cabinets were well worth it. The attention to details again ensured that our kitchen worked well for both of us. Our kitchen will enable both of us to enjoy cooking in it for years to come."
Mark and Coleen, Sooke BC


"The 1930s character schoolhouse we purchased to transform into our 'publishing headquarters' was perfect but in quite rough shape. Ten and a half foot high walls and beautiful wood floors were obscured by red shag carpet and drop ceilings. Donna Riddell created a design that took advantage of the natural lighting, high ceilings, original fir flooring, architectural mouldings and resolute features of the building. The result was an environment that was not only functional, but a dream to work in. Donna's ideas created an efficient space that allowed one person to manage the shop while separating staff space from more visible customer areas. Use of modern colours completed the very inviting workspace that our staff loved. Also, an addition to our vintage home was facilitated by Donna to create a stand-alone 800-square-foot suite. A new entry was constructed to the house, connecting both living spaces. Donna put together a design that made the rooms feel large despite the small space we had to work with. All the rooms were planned with consideration of every detail: the views, the southern exposure, efficiency of movement, the use of resources, and cost. With Donna's help, we had a plan that we were able to work from in every detail - details that we hadn't even thought of!"
September House Publishing
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"Creating a new kitchen for our century old heritage house was a daunting prospect. We were so pleased to have Donna help us with this project! She listened to our needs and wishes, and patiently worked with us to craft every detail. In the end it was everything she promised - beautiful and extremely functional! We really are thrilled with how it turned out - I practically live in the kitchen now! Thank you, Donna - we love our new kitchen!"
K. Rowe, Victoria, BC


"Donna Riddell helped with several renovations of my home. She reworked its layout, opened up walls to provide efficient traffic flow, created uninterrupted conversation areas and redesigned the kitchen and bathrooms. Her vision to extend the family room has restored the integrity of the home's exterior. Its new south facing window now captures stunning views of the glacier! The beautiful finishes she recommended give a warm, natural feeling. Donna's creativity and eye for detail has definitely increased the value of my home and made it a place that is comfortable and most enjoyable."
P. Forrester, Courtenay, BC


"Your design of my kitchen was impeccable. I appreciate the great job that you did and am getting some really great enjoyment out of it. Thank you very very much, it worked out really well."
James McKenzie, Shawnigan Lake, BC


"Donna helped me in the design and management of my condominium unit, truly 'from concept to creation'. Since I am in a wheelchair and live independently my needs were very specific and she met every one of them and more. Combining her artistic vision with her knowledge in universal design and her project management skills I was able to move in to a completely functional and beautiful place I was proud to call home, before schedule I might add."
T. Thorson, Vancouver, BC


"Donna Riddell designed a new plan for our existing kitchen that totally made it more functional, open and very attractive. It is well lit and wonderfully captures natural light. We are loving and enjoying our new kitchen!"
S. Sing, Victoria, BC


"We approached Donna to help us design a kitchen for our new home that would accommodate us in our retirement years. The only thing we knew about this kitchen was that it would have a centre island. Donna created an amazing three level island to our specs and with her knowledge of adaptive design created a kitchen where reaching and bending over is minimized. The traffic flow allows both me and my husband to be equally active without tripping over each other. The result is a beautiful, functional space in our open concept home."
Wendy and Bob, Tofino, BC


"Donna Riddell of Artistry Design Group was a pleasure to work with. Donna's attention to detail and ideas made our dream kitchen come true. With her expert advise and knowledge, Donna designed the custom kitchen that 'we' wanted. We highly recommend Donna to anyone who insists on top quality design and workmanship from her suppliers."
J. Atkinson and J. Wintrup, Victoria, BC