About COREY KLASSEN INTERIOR DESIGN


Corey Klassen Interior Design is a boutique full-service interior design studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We create customized interiors for residences and public. Our approach is to document, analyze, and curate a space that reflects our clients' lifestyle, brand and values.

Established in 2011, Corey Klassen Interior Design has won multiple international awards and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Gray Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. As a design studio, we practice all aspects of residential interiors from new construction, renovations, additions, to interior decor. We collaborate with our clients in a simple and secure online software that helps us stay organized and efficient, maximizing your design fees on the quality of work and not on unnecessary meetings and follow-ups. Through are trusted trade partners, we provide a customized home to suit any design aesthetic.

MEET THE DESIGN TEAM


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Corey Klassen, CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA, DDA Accredited

Principal + Founder

Corey a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), Associate Member of the International Interior Design Association (Assoc. IIDA), and an Accredited Member of the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (Accredited DDA).

Corey comes from a long line of creatives from artists, home builders, drafters, and floral designers. At 16 years old, he completed an internship in a Winnipeg Architecture firm and worked in CAD for the first time. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, he completed his Interior Design (Dipl. KBD) studies with distinction in Vancouver from an NKBA-Accredited College. He has created production designs for malls and vendors, worked in luxury furnishings and home decor, and kitchen & bath sales. Since starting the design studio in 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.

Corey is known for creating symmetry in awkward spaces, with a use of strong line and form, and a pleasing material pallet inspired by the Pacific Northwest. More recently, Corey and his team have focused on the use of multiple colours and patterns in their work to bring a stronger and more creative design aesthetic while enhancing the users connection to their community and services.

As a master in his field, Corey is frequently called on by large brands as an insider expert in the industry with BLANCO Canada Inc., Perlick Residential, and DXV. He also is a professional speaker, co-author, educational instructor, and recurring guest on LuAnn Nigara's A Well Designed Business(TM) podcast. 

 

 

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Patrizia Stirpe, AKBD

Design Associate

Since joining Corey Klassen Interior Design in 2015, Patrizia has become the lead designer on many projects from high-end residential projects to single kitchens and baths renovations, and interior styling for homeowners. She brings a broad depth of experience to the design studio and as a certified professional elevates the quality, professionalism, and design details for every project.

Patrizia is a advocate for the use of many colours, patterns, and textures together. Her design aesthetic is described as contemporary crisp, colourful, and reprised focus on functional needs while lifting the elegance and beauty of the space.

Patrizia studied residential interiors at B.C.I.T. and 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.

 

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Ali Watters

Design Assistant

Ali joined Corey Klassen Interior Design is fall of 2017 upon completing her internship with us. Her role within the design team is essential by connecting with suppliers, sourcing products, and coordinating our Online Systems. Ali keeps us all organized and successful.

Ali has a modern design aesthetic that integrates geometry, a strong visual pallet, and naturalistic elements into every space.

Graduating with an Interior Design Technology Diploma (D.I.D. Tech.) from the award-winning NKBA-Accredited Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta she assists the design team on all types of projects, from commercial to residential and LOVES restaurants (and their funky washroom designs.)

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WHAT IS interior design?

There are many versions of design professionals and it's confusing to understand the merits and standards between them. Learn about how we're different and how we can help home & business owners be successful with their projects.

QUICK FACTS

Each design firm works differently from the other and it's important when choosing the design professional that suits your needs to understand some basic facts about how they operate and handle situations.

Inside our Studio


Our studio is packed with a design library that smaller design firms do not have. We hold wallpapers, fabrics, solid surfaces, cabinetry, carpets, and furnishing samples from so many of local our suppliers. What ever sample we do not have, we obtain specifically for your review and approvals.

As certified professional designers, Corey and his team have a vast technical and experienced knowledge base for every type of interior design project. From new construction and renovation, to a bathroom or a retail store, our innovation and resourcefulness are key characteristics that make our Design Team the right design team.

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Where You May Have Seen Us

Selected International & Local Design 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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