about our studio practice

We are a full-service interior design studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We create customized interiors for private residences and public use. Our approach is to document, analyze, and form curated spaces that reflect our clients lifestyle, brand and values. 

We focus on your wellness by crafting spaces that connect the relationships with others in spaces, views of nature (biophilia), physical activity, proximity to a community, and our five senses. We also believe that everyone should have free-access to spaces regardless of their time-period in life or their physical ability.

Our specialty is kitchen and baths making us technically detailed. Speciality projects include outdoor kitchens, walk-in closets, laundry rooms, home gyms and spas with saunas and other relaxation areas.

We offer everything in-house, from new construction of custom homes to shop drawings for millwork. Our skilled team is multidisciplinary in building technology, furniture design, and small space design.

Our proposals are based on value-engineering of design fees into flat, tangible line-item structures that flow comprehensively from one phase to the next. Our three-step design process focuses on successful projects of all shapes and sizes.

Our experience in interior design is much more than resolving design dilemmas within a set of conditions or parameters. We focus on design solutions that are functional, have form, respect economy, and understand realistic timelines.

We are professionals and our Design Team holds the gold-star certifications from organizations you can trust. As a Vancouver-based design studio, we work in the only municipality in Canada with it's own building code.

 
 
This firm is committed to excellence in all aspects of their work. In the best way possible, working with CKID makes us raise the bar on our skills as constructors. We now look forward to seeing what unique design features they will come up with on each project we are asked to bid. They are creative, detail-oriented professionals. And they’re fun to work with! Highly recommended.
— Ian Macdonald, Fifth Element Construction & Renovations ltd.

Meet The Design Team

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Corey Klassen

Principal Designer - CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA, B.F.A., Dipl. KBD

Corey is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) and Associate with the International Interior Designers Association (Assoc. IIDA). After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, Corey went on to create production designs for malls and vendors. He has worked in luxury furnishings and home decor, and after earning an interior design diploma with distinction. He is an adjunct instructor in an interior design program and an Instructor with the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Since 2011, he has won multiple international awards for his design work and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Gray Magazine, Homes & Design Magazine, and more.

When the creative mode is turned off, Corey enjoys a strong coffee and likes his sneakers. He is a recovering runner, yogi, and enjoys art galleries and cooking for 8 in his small kitchen and considers himself lucky to live on and explore the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia.

 

 
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Patrizia Stirpe

Design Associate - AKBD, Cert. ID, Dipl. KBD

Patrizia studied residential interiors at B.C.I.T., holds a Kitchen & Bath Design Diploma from an NKBA-­Accredited College, earning her Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) appellation from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). She is the 2014 recipient of the NKBA B.C. Chapter’s scholarship and the local winner of the NKBA GE Charette. She brings a broad depth of experience to the Design Team and as a Design Professional she works on all projects to ensure design details are captured.

Outgoing and passionate about design, she loves colour, Patrizia looks forward to solving complex design problems with positivity and enthusiasm. Patrizia is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and is also working toward her Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD) certificaiton!

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Chris Morelos

Design Technician - Cert. ASCGT

Chris studied Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician at B.C.I.T. and joined the Design Team in fall of 2016 after completing his practicum with Corey Klassen Interior Design. His primary responsibilities include producing technical schematics and managing building permit applications. In addition to technical drafting and 3D computer rendering, Chris contributes to the Design Team by supporting project ordering, scheduling, and communicating with clients and contractors. 

In his free time you’ll usually find Chris jamming out to some music or catching up on his favourite comic books. You’d be very surprised to not catch him in a pair of the trendiest sneakers.

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Ali Watters

Design Assistant - D.I.D.

Ali studied Interior Design Technology at Lakeland College, an NKBA Accredited institution, and joined Corey Klassen Interior Design after completing her practicum. Ali works with the entire Design Team, Clients, Vendors and Suppliers to keep us all organized and successful. She works on all types of projects, from commercial to residential, with Corey and LOVES restaurants (and their washroom designs.)

Ali grew up in the interior of BC and enjoys waterskiing, the outdoors, and is an accomplished gymnist.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Corey designed our kitchen to fit my accessibility needs, with lower countertops, drawers and pullouts to make it wheelchair friendly. We couldn’t be happier with our new kitchen. Corey was a pleasure to work with, always showing up with a smile and a great attitude and was very patient and helpful with my requests, decisions, changes, and ideas. I would recommend this company to anyone doing renovations!
— Gillian, Coquitlam
My wife Patti and I met Corey when we decided to renovate our condo at the Wall Centre. My wife thought that she would be the designer and Corey would advise. However, Corey had some wonderful ideas and we felt that this guy is good. Corey got along with the two of us so well and if we suggested something he would take that idea and make it so much better.
— Barrett & Patti, Edmonton
My husband and I have chosen Corey Klassen as we have seen the results from our neighbours. It was a huge renovation on a 2 level condo, we have a new front entrance & stairs, flooring on 2 level, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living & dining rooms. Corey is an exceptional designer, his sense for colours and styles were impeccable.

Corey guided us towards a refreshing, natural, contemporary style. He created a project binder which consists our project notes, shopping list, deliverables & mood boards for us to keep. Through the whole project Corey presented us with incredible ideas and transformed the vision into reality.

Definitely, recommend Corey Klassen Design for anyone who is looking to engage an Interior Designer that will have the job done well.

Many thanks Corey & your team for all your brilliant work and making all our dreams come true on our renovation.
— Doug & Cindy, Vancouver
You’re really saving your money using his expertise. He takes care of the details so you can stay sane with the whole process. An active listener, he is also very mature, encouraging, professional and really fun to work with. He’s won multiple awards so we consider our kitchen a winner too! The whole process was totally stress-free, we’re so happy with the turnout and felt really, really good with our decision to have him design our kitchen for us.
— Charity, Richmond
Corey’s attention to detail was outstanding. He provided very detailed specifications with precise measurements, exact product selections, paint colors, etc. This design ‘bible’ proved to be invaluable for the contractor during the construction phase.
— Bevan, Vancouver
We hired Corey to help us space plan our basement/recreational room. He was able to create a space that really worked for our family while maximizing storage. He brought ideas to the table that we didn’t even think of and we appreciated his creativity and vision. He was also easy to work with, very flexible, friendly and knows how to source out products/services. We would highly recommend Corey and wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.
— Theresa, Vancouver

Selected International & local awards

Best Small Kitchen, 2016 NKBA BC Design Excellence Awards
2nd Place, Large Kitchen, 2015 NKBA BC Design Competition
1st Place, Small Kitchen, 2015 NKBA BC Design Competition
1st Place, Small Kitchen, 2015 NKBA (Int'l) Design Competition
Winner, Best Kitchen Renovation $50-99K, 2015 GVHBA Ovation Awards
3rd Place, Large Bathroom, 2014 NKBA (Int'l) Design Competition
Finalist, Best Kitchen Renovation $50-99K, 2013 GVHBA Ovation Awards

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