design at distance

design at distance

December 01, 2010 13:14 ET

The Gift of Interior Design: New Concept Provides a Personal Interior Designer, Conveniently Wrapped for Gift Giving!

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) -

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A unique service is announced today with the launch of, the supporting website of design professionals who are about to revolutionize the cost, accessibility, and the way interior design is delivered. Using a mix of online technology and one-on-one voice communication Canadians can now connect directly with a professional interior designer who will analyze their project and provide the expertise and plans to deliver quality designs at affordable prices.

Company founder and President Julie Guyard, arrived in Canada in the fall of 2009, and quickly recognized an opportunity to offer the North American market her extensive European experience designing and redeveloping residential and commercial properties. She states, "The environment we live in effects our quality of life. By providing everyone who loves their home the opportunity to use the skills of a professional designer, we can impact lives in a very positive way. The amazingly positive business attitude I encountered here inspired me to gather together a group of talented associates and create this new venture."

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Sharing project details using online tools cuts out the need for expensive home visits, enabling savings that design at distance incorporates into their pricing. Julie explains, "Customers have around 8 interactions with a qualified d@d designer during the design process. At each step of the process they discuss, visualize and validate the plan as it evolves to ensure that d@d designed homes are a collaborative undertaking between the designer and the client."

The Gift Box phenomenon: In using the Gift Box format, which is seeing such phenomenal success in Europe, design at distance is planning to reach a whole new market: not only users of design services, but people looking for an innovative, original and functional gift. When purchased, the gift boxes provide the services of a qualified designer at a set price. The Gift Box collection (, proposes the design of a single room, or a kitchen, bathroom or open loft space. Another unique offering provides the expertise of a real estate development professional to help increase the value of a property prior to sale.

National site partners and the d@d Privilege Card: Hand-picked site partners and respected suppliers, such as Benjamin Moore offer product choices to help the client transform their project from our 2D and 3D plans, to stunning reality. The d@d privilege card, found in every Gift Box, provides access to preferred rates and many special offers on partners' products, long after the original design project is finished.

National Retailers: The d@d Gift Box Collection is now available online at and available from national retailers, financial institutions and real estate offices in 2011.

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