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"Working with Jill and Katherine on our new home was an amazing experience. They design houses that flow seamlessly, have appropriate scale, and offer creative solutions to ensure one of a kind design. They designed every square inch of our house, never forgetting how we like to live. Jill, Designworks' Principal Designer, is a true expert in her field. Whether it's troubleshooting with contractors on and off site, coming up with on the fly design solutions, or creating something spectacular to suite even the most limited budgets, the Designworks Team is up for the challenge. Jill and Katherine are both so naturally talented. They enjoy their work and are so incredibly kind and generous." 


-Bob and Annette Pocica



"Creativity, attention to detail, and passion drive the Designworks team. Design “genius” that pushes limits and challenges convention is exactly what you get when Jill Rowley and Katherine LaVanway get their creative juices tuned in to your project. The duo lay claim to some of Michigan’s most incredible waterfront homes in and around Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, Walloon and Boyne City. We are fortunate to have claimed four of them as our own!  Each experience has led us on a fascinating design journey, each one better than the last. Take a look at their portfolio and see for yourself.

Be amazed like we have been."


-Todd and Terri Anson



"What are the odds that one veteran designer and her husband would hire another design team to help create a new home and have a successful experience? Highly unlikely you might say but it is exactly what happened with Jill Rowley and Katherine LaVanway.


Their ability to take our original concept for the house and refine it while improving it in every way was extraordinary. They are great project managers, creative problem solvers, dogged client advocates in the building process and most importantly a joy to have on your team.


We love our new home and are thrilled to call Jill and Katherine friends."


-Bud and Teri Stout

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