who are we?
Corey Klassen Interior Design is a Canadian boutique interior design studio obsessed with transforming the awkward and non-functional spaces into contemporary, personalized, and stylish environments. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, our design studio provides professional interior design services and exclusive designer-only products for our full-service Clients. For self-implementing Clients, we offer set services and work with retailers so they can manage and build their projects on their own or with Contractors. Through each service category, we collaborate with the home or business owner, Architects, Contractors and Allied Professionals.
We are corporate members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Designers & Decorators Association of Canada, and the Better Business Bureau.
how we approach projects
The modern values of our Clients have shifted and we know that they are not always looking for a big firm with elaborate and flashy offices. We provide an intimate approach while using technology assets and keeping our operations clean and lean. As Client’s work with us, they want a process that is interactive and less dependent on lengthy face-to-face meetings only available during bankers hours. The benefits are a nimble design process, flat design fees, and involvement in our design process.
Our Client’s believe in the three-legged stool, meaning the Client, Creative, and Contractor work together to execute successful construction and renovation projects.
what we look for in clients
We’re are just as interested in you as you are in us and finding the right fit is essential. We look for Clients who:
Are open and honest with us.
Value professional design and the time it takes.
Trust our design process and stay inside the steps.
Are interested in seeing the right options, not every option.
Shared a bit of the workload with us.
Are prepared for the detours (and there will be a few.)
COREY KLASSEN, CMKBD
Corey Klassen founded his interior design firm 8 years ago and in 2017, with about 20 years of industry experience, Corey became a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) achieving the exclusive status with only 6 other Canadians and about 200 professionals world-wide. He works with Clients focused around private residences, top-notch kitchen and bath projects, and boutique commercial work.
Since establishing his firm, Corey has earned multiple local and international design awards such as Ovation Awards, the coveted NKBA Design Competition held annually in the US, as well as press and media attention with the exclusive DXV Design Council and more. With each project, Corey injects a contemporary playfulness with pattern, colour, and material while elevating the design solutions to be highly functional, accessable, and sustainable.
Corey credits his prairie-roots, cultural heritage and artistic background for his design aesthetic. During an internship at an awarded Architecture firm in Winnipeg, M.B. at 16 years old, he was exposed to a technical and studio environment that elevates his work today. During his Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) education at the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Corey developed his design, colour, and material aesthetic through the diverse studies of drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design and history. His master-level achievement is backed by technical interior design studies in Vancouver, B.C. and earning an honours with distinction (Dipl. KBD Hons.). Following his graduation, Corey transferred his classroom learning coaching skills into instructional design and curriculum development in local educational institutions and frequently speaks for professional associations.
“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.”
- Cindy Loney
“We recently downsized to a condo and with Corey’s help created lots of storage with a beautiful design. Corey was amazing to work with and he designed and supervised all the work including deliveries. His attention to all the little details made it very easy for us to move into this new space and be very happy with it. Thank you for everything Corey you are a great designer and wonderful to work with.”
— Monique Indra (via Google)
“What can we say except Corey is incredible!!! People walk through our door and they are in awe... we are in awe. My husband and I were a bit concerned about finding a designer that would get our style but Corey listened, did his homework, used his amazing talents and now we are living in our dream home. Thank you Corey. We could not have done it without you.”
— Ashley Quo Vadis
“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
“We are thrilled with the results of our renovation project! We love the design and would most certainly use Corey's services again in the future. We have already referred Corey Klassen to friends and neighbors based on our positive experience working with him.”
- Bevin Arnason
“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!”
“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
Awards of Merit
Best of Houzz, Design
2nd Place, Large Bath Category, NKBA BC Chapter
Best of Houzz, Design
1st Place, Small Kitchen Category, NKBA BC Chapter
Best of Houzz, Service
Finalist, Best Kitchen Renovation Under $100,000, Georgie Awards
1st Place, Small Kitchen Category, National Kitchen & Bath Association
Winner, Best Kitchen Renovation under $50,000, Ovation Awards
Best Reno $51-100K, GVHBA
Best of Houzz, Service
3rd Place, Large Bath Category, National Kitchen & Bath Association
1st Place Small Kitchen Category, NKBA BC Chapter
1st Place, Medium Bathroom Category, NKBA BC Chapter
2nd Place, Large Kitchen Category, NKBA BC Chapter
Best of Houzz, Service