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Case Study: From the banks of Loch Lomond

Our latest case study highlights the work we have recently completed for Mike and Marina for their new home on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Besides the beautiful final result, there are a couple of notable things to appreciate about this project; the clients were completely new to John Dick & Son, and the majority of the project was designed, agreed and finally delivered remotely.

Originally from the Loch Lomond area, Marina met Mike in Toronto where they still live today, although Mike works extensively around the world.  Their dream was to retire to Scotland, and in particular to the Loch Lomond area where they still have family connections.

Mike and Marina found John Dick & Son via an online search, and following a thorough look at our website (and some previous case studies) they visited our showroom in Glasgow where they had initial discussions with Sally Dick about the new home they had purchased on the banks of Loch Lomond.  Delighted with the initial meeting and what they saw in the showroom, they invited Sally and Lynsey to come and see the property they had chosen for their Scottish home.

Blog 7Being an extremely busy couple, they didn’t want to spend their valued free time in Scotland touring furniture shops and meeting with designers, they wanted to be able to relax and enjoy their magnificent property and all that the area has to offer – something we were happy to accommodate.

Working remotely with clients is something we at John Dick & Son are quite used to; we have completed interior design and furniture provision projects for clients in New York, Mumbai, Barcelona, Ireland and England in the recent past.  We have developed an efficient back-end system for the transfer of designs, specifications, and quotations that makes the whole process surprisingly easy.  However, it’s not the technology that enables us to successfully deliver projects like this, it’s the ability to understand the client’s likes and dislikes and quickly establish exactly the look they want.

Mike and Marina had an extremely good idea about the type of interior they wanted, however they had no preconceived ideas about specific furniture styles or colours; in fact, they were very trusting in their approach, leaving Sally and Lynsey to prepare options based on initial showroom discussions and the site visit.  The clients were clear about one thing; the interior must reflect the character of the house which is both traditional and elegant. They also wanted to create a relaxing and peaceful environment – a perfect home for a busy couple and their friends and family.

Blog 2We believe the end result is stunning, entirely in keeping with the architecture, and whilst the furniture is traditional in design and craftsmanship, it is modern in its functionality.  

We not only provided the designs and furniture specifications, we also delivered and installed all of the furniture so that Mike and Marina could arrive and enjoy the finished designs immediately on arrival, something we know they appreciated.  

Here is what they had to say about the service we provided: “Thank you so much to Sally and Lyndsey for all of your help furnishing our new home. From our first meeting at the John Dick and Son showroom, we felt like we were in expert hands. Sally and Lyndsey patiently guided us through all of the furniture and fabric choices, never rushing us and always listening and taking note of our likes and dislikes. From the smallest cushions and lamps to the large sofa and wardrobes, nothing was left to chance. Sally and Lyndsey measured and drew up a detailed plan for each room. Everything was delivered and placed with care. We now have some very unique pieces of furniture that suit our home perfectly.”

You can see a selection of images from Mike and Marina’s home and some links to similar furniture on our website, please take a minute to have a look at the extensive choice, all of which can be seen in our showroom. 

We are finding more and more people are using our knowledge and expertise in this manner, we have a proven track record when it comes to understanding the demands of the busy clients we work with.  Our process is designed to make it as simple as possible without demanding lots of the client’s time, this is where the real value of experience is evident.  If you have a project that you simply don’t have enough time to commit to, why not give us a call, we’d be happy to talk you through the process and hopefully help you achieve the home of your dreams.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with our design team, please call us on 0141 644 1115, or email us at info@johndickandson.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time to chat. 

We would also like to thank Mike and Marina for allowing us to share their beautiful home with you, and we wish them many happy times ahead enjoying life in Scotland.