At Once A Tree Furniture, we get the opportunity to work with a wide network of talented interior designers and decorators here in Vancouver, and across Canada. As we gear up for another year of exciting projects, new design trends and of course, all-new, luxury furniture designs, we want to shine the spotlight on some of the design visionaries we are excited to work with, and watch, this year.
So, whether you have plans for a new build, a complete home renovation or are simply looking to spruce up one or two rooms in your house, we’ve put together a list of 10 designer resources to consider for your next interior design project. Without further ado, here’s who we think you should be following on Instagram this year for ultimate design inspiration!
Minimalist + Modern Interior Design
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Whether you are in the market for interior design services to accompany a new build, a home renovation or a new look and aesthetic for 2022, Madeleine Design Group offers full service design to meet your needs. We are constantly inspired by Madeleine and her incredibly talented team and their ability to make any project look - and feel - modern and sophisticated. Clean lines, curated pieces and thoughtful finishes are just some of the things we love to see in each MDG project. Follow them on Instagram @madeleinedesigngroup for more design inspiration!
Photo Credit: Tina Kulic via @shift_interiors / Instagram
Jamie Deck and her team are complete geniuses when it comes to design that is simple, functional and timeless. With an eye for subtle detail and modern lines that truly elevate any space, Jamie and her team know how to bring a level of timeless sophistication to any project. We are particularly inspired by how they incorporate natural elements into almost any design. Follow Shift Interiors on Instagram @shift_interiors!
Photo credit: Janis Nicolay via @kaluinteriors /Instagram
There’s no denying that partners Phyllis Lui and Aleem Kassam infuse personality and passion into any design project they work on. Known for bringing thoughtfully curated design elements and details to the table, we are inspired by Phyllis’s and Aleem’s knack for designing something with ‘wow-factor’ that is also truly unique to each individual client. Few designers know how to tap into a client’s personal style the way Kalu Interiors does! Follow them on Instagram @kaluinteriors.
Sophisticated + Contemporary Interior Design:
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Contemporary and classic meet when it comes to interior design by Dexter Dolores - and we are all about it! Dexter’s unique eye for detail, texture and quality materials makes its way into every project of his, leaving us inspired and in love. Dexter’s penchant for pushing boundaries in interior design and his ability to infuse personality into each project he works on is truly impressive. Follow him on Instagram @dexdolores to see it for yourself!
Photo credit: Janis Nicolay via @puredesigninc / Instagram
This list wouldn’t be complete without Pure Design Inc. Led by award-winning designer Ami McKay, PURE takes a unique, holistic approach to design in order to create an innovative space her clients will cherish for years to come. There’s no question why PURE’s work has been featured in countless design magazines over the years, and we are especially thrilled (and inspired!) by Ami’s newest retail venture, PURE Design Shoppe in Vancouver as a source for thoughtfully curated touches that make a house a home. Follow PURE Design Inc. on Instagram @puredesigninc.
Functional + Luxurious Interior Design:
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For us, award-winning interior designer Beyond Beige has been a go-to resource for design inspiration for many years. Founder and designer Reisa Pollard brings a wealth of expertise and versatility to her designs, and her incredible ability to create unique spaces with her clients’ needs and wants in mind is truly inspirational - all while still prioritizing style and luxury.
One of our favourite projects with Reisa and her team was a gorgeous home in the British Properties that gives off major penthouse-style vibes. See more of this stunning project here and follow @beyondbeige on Instagram for more!
Photo credit: Tracey Ayton
Victoria McKenney of Enviable Designs is known for her sophisticated and elegant touch when it comes to interior design. “Comfortable sophistication” is what she calls it, and Victoria’s effortless ability to combine luxury elements with modern, yet classic touches makes her a source of everyday inspiration for us. We love working with Victoria, and we are thrilled to be sharing more details about an upcoming, bespoke furniture collaboration with her in the coming months!
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Amanda Evans and her team are well-known for creating luxurious homes that meet transitional design without foregoing comfort - and there’s no question why. We love Amanda’s ability to design warm, inviting spaces that also showcase sophistication and luxury, and her eye for always picking the *exact* right piece for any space. The best part is, Amanda’s unparalleled attention to detail ensures each project is designed uniquely for her clients while also ensuring the final product is both livable, timeless and elegant. Follow AEI on Instagram for more home inspiration @amandaevansinteriors.
Modern West Coast Interior Design:
Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography via @laurenritzdesign / Instagram
Few people capture the essence of west coast modern design the way Squamish-based designer Lauren Ritz does. Clean lines and a modern aesthetic that highlights the beauty of west coast living are just a few of the many tricks Lauren has up her sleeve. Her Instagram feed is a showcase of the natural beauty that surrounds us here on the west coast, and her ability to seamlessly incorporate it into her designs is truly inspirational. We have a feeling Lauren and her team will be a constant source of design inspo for us all year long!
Photo credit: Provoke Studios
As the Founder and Creative Director of North Vancouver-based Simply Home Decorating, Lori Steeves brings true west coast design influence to the next level. We love Lori’s unique approach to the creative process of interior design, which includes discovering the hidden potential in each client’s home and transforming rooms into timeless, cohesive and curated spaces that are a true reflection of the client’s personality. No two projects are the same, and we are constantly inspired by Lori’s creativity, vision and of course, west coast flair!
We hope this list of interior designers are as inspiring to you as they are to us. At Once A Tree Furniture, one of our favourite things is getting to work alongside incredibly talented interior designers and we would be happy to help you get started if a home renovation or interior design project is on your ‘to-do list’ this year. Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture for more design inspiration, or get in touch today to see how we can help you get started on your next home design project!