PAUL KEIM, Dove Creek Design
A past client said, I “live” my projects.
I design from the furniture up and the site down, integrating tiny details and large concepts, working with clients to create a home that lives graciously, compliments the site, suits their budget and realizes their stylistic dreams. I strive for a floor plan that suits a client’s way of living, an exterior in harmony with the site, a human scale to the building itself as well as a sense of completeness and sense of place for the entire project.
My portfolio of the last 11 years in the Comox Valley is client driven, site specific new homes ranging in size from 700 to 6000 square feet, renovations and interior design with the occasional tree house thrown in for fun! While I have a personal style, with references to historic styles such as craftsman, cottage, timber frame and mission styles, my designs are very much driven by my clients needs and dreams.
My services are a complete design package. From getting to know my clients and their relationship with their living space to site design, building design, interior design and landscaping I am involved in every step from conception to move in.
My approach is extremely hands-on. For example – I custom design entry doors, work extensively with the cabinet makers on the layout appearance and functionality of the cabinets , hand selecting appropriate colours of travertine and laying out the tile pattern of a walk in shower, providing full-sized templates of the timber frame details or searching for just the right stone for a hearth.
While I am not a contractor I am directly involved during construction of my projects. Over the years I have developed a trusted team of general contractors, landscape designers, masons, cabinet makers, tile setters, timber framers, granite and soapstone specialists, lighting specialists, painters, structural engineers and biologists.
Paul Keim Design is a very personal firm: from answering your questions and working with the contractors to answering the phone, my clients deal directly with me.
Please browse through the photos , read a post about some of my design concepts.
Please – feel free to phone or email me with any enquiries
References available on request
keim rhymes with time.