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Changing existing spaces into something better.

Whether it's rearranging the furniture or overhauling the kitchen I can help create the change. The beauty of redesign involves starting with what you already have and making it into what you really want.

The challenge is in knowing what the options are, what to keep, what to get rid of, what to change. The creative process involves not just the conceptual ideas but how they can be realized given the constraints of budget, style and physical realities. 

Designs by TAP can help you with ideas and show you options to get the result you want. 


Teresa proved to be invaluable in our extensive renovation of a little house; she understood what we wanted and adapted that into wonderful finds and essential hands-on support. I don’t know what we would have done without her—the results were exactly what we had hoped for! Marni Swanson 2022, Astra Rd.

I'm so grateful to have found Teresa!  I've been more than satisfied with all of the work she has done for me. Teresa seems to be a "jack of all trades"... she can design kitchen reno's, do carpentry using inexpensive and recycled materials (my choice), and has a real talent for visualizing workable and pleasing interior layouts.


The house looks incredible!!!! Thank you for your vision.


Teresa did a spectacular job with our yard. She took it from a total wasteland of struggling plants and overgrown groundcover to a lovely oasis of texture, blooms and green. She was happy to have us working alongside of her during the grunt work and answering all my horticultural questions. I learned a great deal from her. We didn’t particularly have a vision, so she worked with what we had and encouraged us to move plants instead of just ripping them out, re use brick from a failed past project and took a severely underused portion of the backyard (under the deck) and turned it into functional storage that looks great. Her suggestions of workable plants, trees and shrubbery were complementary, hardy, easy to maintain, yet beautiful to look at and work within. I was thrilled when, this past Spring, everything we had accomplished with this yard renovation came springing back to life..lush and happy! I would work with her again in a heartbeat. She is down to earth, practical and very knowledgeable. Our experience was fantastic, affordable, finished on time and on budget!!
-The Haytons, Courtenay BC June 2016

Teresa guided us through this home renovation. She understood the vision I had and ensured the products and colours chosen were good quality, complementary and economical. Teresa was a calm and professional voice when the reno felt stressful. She was a hands-on designer who completed some of the project herself. I highly recommend Teresa and LOVE my new bathroom/master bedroom!

Andrea Gilfilan, Comox June 2017

Teresa designed and coordinated a lighting project. We are pleased with the finished work, which was completed under Teresa's supervision, while we were away. Teresa worked well with the trades people involved. She was knowledgeable about the amount of work and costs involved. Without Teresa's leadership we do not believe that the project would have been completed in a timely fashion. She proved to be economical in her approach, flexible in her planning and followed through on her commitments. We have received much positive feedback from interested third parties.

Ena and Bruce Fraser, Courtenay September, 2017

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