Photo by Janis Nicolay

Photo by Janis Nicolay

Cathy creates characterful, classic and contemporary residential and commercial spaces with a discerning eye for detail and exceptional customer service. The result is design that is relaxed, enduring and highly personalized.

Intrigued by interiors from an early age, Cathy had design magazines piled high in her first apartment and purchased her first antique, an 18th-century mahogany armoire, when she still had a mattress on the floor.

The fledgling designer got her start by helping friends and family furnish and renovate homes with a blend of contemporary and vintage furnishings that would become her hallmark. Cathy drew upon her extensive travel and educational experiences for inspiration. She worked in the flight industry and holds degrees from UBC in both English literature and education.

Before starting her own firm in 2014, Cathy honed her skills with Vancouver-based design company Riesco & Lapres where she worked for more than a decade. In 2009, her own home was featured in House & Home magazine and her work has been in several publications since then.

Her goal is to create authentic, inviting spaces deeply reflective of her clients.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Cathy twice – first for the inside of my house, then for my backyard. Both times Cathy was exceptional. Her sense of style and space is outstanding. She was efficient and right on budget, which made for a simple and fun experience. Cathy transformed my house into a space that I absolutely love!” – Claire Newell, homeowner.