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Surrounded by custom home craftsmanship from a young age, Stephanie’s natural talent and eye for design led family members and friends to enlist her help for home design projects. These opportunities, along with her work at a full-service firm, allowed Stephanie to gain extensive experience in both commercial and residential design.
Stephanie’s fresh take on classic, timeless style has garnered national attention from a variety of publications including Style at Home, Glitter Guide, and Rue. Her design aesthetic is easily recognized by its fresh, clean, bright interiors that are as inviting as they are beautiful.
At Stephanie Jean Design, creating comfortable, welcoming spaces is equally important as cultivating positive relationships with our clients. Stephanie is passionate about making sure the design process is personal and comfortable, one where clients’ tastes and preferences are embraced to create an environment that fits their needs.
A place they find beauty in every day.
Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Art in Interior Design and began her career designing retail spaces in Toronto. Her love for travel and desire to work overseas led her to Sydney, Australia. Here she contributed to large-scale retail and public space developments built during the run-up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Moving back to Canada, her new love for coastal living helped establish her career in Vancouver where her projects won multiple awards. In 2002 Denise made the shift to residential design by joining Ledingham Design Consultants and eight years later she launched her own design studio - Project 22 Design Inc. - focusing on single family residential and hospitality projects.
A long-time member of IDIBC, Denise has served on the board as Communication Director as well as BC Director of IDC. She is passionate about growing her profession and is always happy to talk with young designers. Her work has been published in Western Living, Condo, Canadian House and Home, Homes and Living Magazine and Style at Home. Denise was the winner of Western Living’s Designer of the Year in 2017 and is a past participant of Homes for the Holidays.
With over 20 years experience in the design industry, Vancouver interior designer Negar Reihani is celebrated for her timeless style and her elegant simple approach to creating high-end and polished interiors.
As you browse through her portfolio you will notice that her designs evoke a broad range of sensibilities and that her works distinctively reflect the tastes and lifestyle of her clients. Here are how her clients describe her: “passionate about design yet flexible”, “unpretentious and approachable”, “organized and reliable”, “focused and committed”, “patient and kind”, “knowledgeable and detail-oriented”, “positive and a trouble-shooter”.
Negar truly values customer service and makes her clients feel taken care of. Their repeated business is a true testament to her work. When she takes on a new project, she’s focused on the client’s vision and the best way to incorporate it into the design. She’s always passionate about the project regardless of the size and scope and cherishes the possibility of creating spaces that reflect her client’s style whether it’s west coast contemporary, modern, transitional or traditional.
Colette Soros has an established presence in the Vancouver design community. She started her design career in the 1990s and currently co-owns Parliament Interiors, a retail and design store.
Colette’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including House and Home, Rue, Style at Home, and Daily Hive. In 2018, her home was 1st runner up in the acclaimed House and Home magazine’s “Home of the Year”.
Colette’s design philosophy is simple. It’s about creating a warm, relaxed and comfortable space. Inspired by her Nordic roots, Colette’s aesthetic is clean and natural, with an emphasis on functionality and beauty. Her spaces demonstrate a harmonious balance between continuity and contrast. She loves the challenge of working with small spaces and applying her clever design techniques to make rooms visually expand. Colette is a firm believer that good design evokes happiness and improves one’s over-all quality of life.
Colette currently lives with her family in East Vancouver in a Scandinavian-inspired home she designed.
Joanna Vagelatos is the founder and principle designer of JV Design Group, a Vancouver-based interior design studio. Since 2013, the JV design team has been making spaces work better, look better and feel better by paying close attention to detail and focusing on customer relationships and client-centered creativity.
Vancouver born and raised, Joanna studied interior design at BCIT, led The Cross Interior Design department for several years, and is a LEED-certified professional designer. Joanna’s work often graces the pages of interior design magazines such as Gray and Style At Home. Her diverse range of residential and commercial clients can count on her to excel in key areas of human and environmental health and sustainability. Her design approach is straightforward and accessible.
Simply put, Joanna’s mantra is “Your space reflects you - mindfully implementing design elements evokes positive emotional feelings and encourages calm, peace, and happiness.”
Asha Hayer of Asha Michelle Design has been involved in interior design and fashion from a very young age. Having formally trained in Alberta, she brings her flair for a beautiful aesthetic wherever she goes. A wife and mother of two, Asha has created a home and work life balance. At times, her girls tag along and watch mommy in action. She is a great role model; she has a keen eye for detail and can make anything look fabulous. Her projects are always spoken highly of, and she leaves her clients in awe of her work. She can see what others can’t and creates beautiful masterpieces in all of the homes she designs. Asha has a passion for interior design that far exceeds what others see as a job.
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