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Renovating or refurbishing a space is an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful one. No matter if it’s a room in your home, a commercial office space, or an entire building in the hospitality sector; getting the perfect design together is no easy task. At Dwellings we offer the solution of a complete design service – from turn-key interior design services to working alongside other designers to offer logistics, sourcing and installation solutions. We can take any project from conceptualization to completion, on time and in budget. Let’s take a look at the overall process of how this works and how we can add value to your property and project. Phase 1 - Design First, we meet with the client to discuss the type of property at hand; whether it is a long-term home for personal use, a vacation home, an investment property for rental or a commercial project. At Dwellings, we have experience with all types of properties from commercial to residential, high end to economical, and can help guide clients to select items at the right quality level and price point to meet their objectives. Once we have established the property’s main use, we dive into the finer details, which include design aesthetic, style, overall feel and budget. We then hone the design through the presentation of concept boards and 3D renderings so that clients can get a true feel for the final space. Once a design is approved, an itemized list of items including landed costs into Barbados will be presented to the client for review and final signoff. Phase 2 - Sourcing Once the design is approved and items have been specified, we then move to the sourcing or ordering phase. Dwellings has developed a vast network of suppliers since its inception in 2006, including well-known brands and factory-direct contacts from around the globe. We have access to many styles of furnishings to meet any budget so we can ensure furnishings meet your style and budget requirements. Having developed our own private label brands, we are familiar with custom product development and production to achieve the best value for our customers, whether residential or commercial. We also proudly work with local artisans to create unique 102 / furniture pieces, commissioned art, drapery and wallpaper installation. In the case where a client is working with an external designer, we can source all items based on the designer’s specifications and generate an itemized proposal for review. Phase 3 - Importation Shipping and importing furnishings into Barbados can be complicated and costly. Dwellings’ expertise of shipping from countries spanning the world and importation processes in the Caribbean is second to none. We currently import over 200 containers per year into the region and know how to speed up the process, reduce possible damages and eliminate unnecessary costs to make this phase as efficient and smooth as possible for our clients. Should there be any damages in shipping or product issues, we cover manufacturer warranties for all products purchased through Dwellings giving our clients peace of mind. Phase 4 - Installation We do all the heavy lifting and put the final touches on your project. Our experienced white – glove delivery team and our company owned enclosed trucks ensure your furniture and fragile décor items arrive safely to your property. We handle the placement of all purchased items including furniture, décor, wall art, drapery as well as kitchen and bed & bath packs for a turn- key solution. Clients can simply relax and enjoy. In addition to design services, Dwellings also operates a 12,000 sf store offering a wide selection of stocked goods including indoor and outdoor furniture, décor, kitchen, dining and bed & bath items. Visit us at Millhouse & Home in Canewood, 7 days a week, or online at For design inquiries please contact us at or (246)629-2915. R The Value of Investing in Design BUSINESS BARBADOS PROFILE