Luca, Vinh, and Level Studio … really short version is that they are incredible. But of course I should elaborate.
A brief background; when I lived in a condo downtown Toronto, I tried a couple different designers, and got quite far but ultimately never implement their full designs. They were good but they weren’t my style. Fast forward a few years and I moved into a new house, 4 bedrooms and lots of space. I had lots of ideas but I needed help. I wanted someone who would take charge of the project and I didn’t want to deal with any of the stress.
So I started looking and a lot of friends made a lot of recommendations. I met with 3 designers but in the end none of them worked out for variety of reasons. Then came the pandemic and the lockdowns, and truthfully I started to lose hope. Just then I came across Luca and Vinh’s page, Level Studio, and I immediately loved their aesthetic.
I reached out to them a little reluctantly knowing that the pandemic had made a mess of things, some business were closed, some far too busy to be approachable. But Luca and Vinh got back to me almost immediately and set up a meeting. From that first meeting they were simply exceptional. They were very enthusiastic about the project, maybe even more excited than I was. From that point on I felt no need to look anywhere else, I had found my guys.
When the project got going and I realized these guys were not messing around. Luca and Vinh were great at listening to my ideas and vision, and I had some crazy ones. And they took that vision and worked their magic to make it into something truly beautiful. They took care of everything to ensure it all went smoothly. I loved that they sourced many of the pieces right from craftsmen in Toronto, but also when I really really oh so badly truly needed that one book shelf from that French company that no longer has a representative in Toronto, well they got that last one in the warehouse on a ship bound for Toronto; how amazing is that!
Were there problems? Of course. But when I called Luca and Vinh from work about a problem, they were at my house before I could get there and already working on a solution. During the months that we worked on this project I never felt that their attention was anywhere else and they treated me as if I was their most important client. They took my scattered ideas and vague vision and created something beautiful and saw the project through from the first day to the last with incredible energy and enthusiasm. And now pictures of my house are showcased in an interior design magazine, I hate to repeat myself but how amazing is that!
It was absolute brilliant luck that I found these guys, but I have zero regrets and I have no doubt that they approach every project with the same energy and treat every client with the same enthusiasm that they showed me.