in Kamloops, BC
At MMXX Design,
we create balanced, functional space for home living. Every home is as unique as the people and personalities within it, and through collaboration and planning, your vision unfolds to present stunning results. We are happy to take on small update projects, or large residential projects – including new home builds – while we synchronize your design plans with building contractors and skilled trades individuals. Local suppliers provide their own quotes, as we work with them to purchase the final products for your home.
Interior designs for residential & commercial clients
Practical kitchen layouts for function & ergonomics
The MMXX Process
1. Initial complimentary phone call.
2. Complete the questionnaire found here. You can make suggestions for the style, budget, area of the house you want designed, and further details to start our discussion on the project.
3. Onsite consultation (typically takes 1 hour at $90/hour). We can discuss lighting, painting and furniture. New home design plans may include practical kitchen layouts. You will be provided with an approximate price to prepare layouts, source furnishings, which we can discuss over the phone before the project begins.
4. When working with commercial clients, we focus on completing any design project with minimal disruption to your business.
5. As the lead designer, Cristina is with you through every phase of the project, or as much as you see fit. With MMXX Design you can customize how much support you require.
Interior Design Services for Your New Home
Building a new home is exciting but can be overwhelming with all the design choices you need to make before completion and your contractors leave the building site. A new home is like a blank canvas, and we understand the confusion that can happen when you flip through stacks of colour palettes, brochures and product samples. Your first step is to call for an onsite consultation to develop goals toward achieving a balance in function, comfort and style. With MMXX Design on board, you can relax and watch your home decorating plans come to life in an orderly fashion that makes sense and pulls your ideas together.
How do Interior Designers charge for their services?
Interior designers’ charges can vary. At MMXX I charge an hourly rate of $90/hr. The reason for this is simple: everyone is looking for help in different ways. Charging an hourly rate allows everyone to be able to utilize my services. I’ve worked with a variety of clients. Some only are looking for advice on one room or paint colours – others need a consultant on a building plan. For both, an hourly consultation fee would meet their needs.
Could you bring me samples so I wouldn’t have to feel so overwhelmed with the many options you find at the suppliers?
Absolutely! Generally, every project starts with an hour consultation. In that time, we would discuss your ideas, project and budget. This is a perfect time for you to share inspirational photos so I can determine your style. Then from there I would select finishings to present to you in our next meeting.
What do I do next to set up a meeting?
Just simply fill out the contact form on my website and from there I will reach out to you. We will set up a time to chat over the phone and schedule the consultation.
Do you only work in Kamloops BC?
I live in Kamloops; however, I do travel a 2-hour radius outside of Kamloops to meet with my clients. Anyone living outside of the 2-hour radius is invited to fill out my contact form and set up a phone call to see if we could work together virtually utilizing Zoom or Facetime.
Do you have your own contractors or could I use someone I know?
I do not have my own contractors / tradespeople (I do have contractors and tradespeople I have worked with in the past who I would highly recommend). However, if you have someone you have used in the past that you’d like to work with again, we would all collaborate together.
We would be pleased to recommend Cristina Groves...
We would be pleased to recommend Cristina Groves. Cristina started with us last spring during the blueprint stage of our new house build. Cristina has been an integral part of the process. She has brought expertise, creativity and professionalism throughout the project. She is a dedicated person that welcomes a challenge. She works collaboratively with all our tradesmen and brings a positive vibe every day. Her ability to visualize design details is impressive. Her patient and open communication allows for a seamless change as we identify challenges throughout the project. We look forward to working with her in future projects.
Aman & Jas Gill
(2020/2021 project: custom home 5000 sq. ft. new construction in Knutsford)
Our business needed a desperate face lift...
Our business needed a desperate face lift; however, my business partner and I didn’t have the time to plan how we would do this and run our business at the same time. Cristina met with us in the evenings and took care of all the details. She truly understood that everything would have to somehow get completed without interrupting our business hours. We didn’t give much direction besides reiterating the fact that we needed three workstations and the material used would have to reflect our business nature and withstand high traffic areas. We were blown away with how well she put it all together under budget. We will definitely use Cristina in the future of any other updates.
Maciej and Rob
My husband and I had never built a new home before...
My husband and I had never built a new home before. The plans were already decided but I just felt so overwhelmed with finishing options. I was worried that a designer would try to make our home too modern. Cristina helped us pick out our floors, backsplash, paint, countertops and cabinets. I was so impressed with how she took time to understand our style and ensure that the pieces of furniture we already had would not look out of place once we moved in. The whole process was fun and not at all stressful. We appreciate all that she did and are so happy with our overall look and feel.
Sam and Terry
I never thought...
I never thought I would be someone who could use an interior designer, or that I would find it affordable for my budget. However, working with Cristina was so easy, inspiring and effortless. I bought a new home and was overwhelmed with where to start. I knew the vision for what I wanted, and she was able to turn it into something concrete and beautiful. My new home was in Victoria BC, that didn’t affect our ability to work together at all! We were able to pick all the furniture and colors using Pinterest, Facetime, and online shopping. She charges by the hour and I only used her when I needed her. Her taste and eye for design is impeccable, and she truly listens to what her client wants. I highly recommend MMXX Interior Design for your next job big or small.