Located in Vancouver, Canada

We guide our clients from concept through to completion, using dedicated design processes and a clear understanding of construction with a focus on logistics. Our dynamic team offers top professional insight and seamless collaboration with architects, vendors and trades, creating beautiful spaces with success and efficiency.

We provide exceptional service, focused on collaboration and pride ourselves on creating trust with all project partners. Interior design is our vehicle to participate with our community and provides us with the platform to transform the way we live, work and collaborate.

Annaliesse Kelly

Annaliesse Kelly

Founder & Creative Director

Annaliesse Kelly has been a fixture in Vancouver’s design scene for more than 20 years, and founded her eponymous firm in 2017. She and her team specialize in luxury residential, commercial and development projects that go beyond aesthetics and fleeting trends, creating spaces that are timeless, functional, and most importantly, feel like home.

AK Design’s work has been featured extensively in the press, including in Western Living, Living Etc., BC Living, Dwell, and more.Throughout her award-winning career, Annaliesse has worked with Canada’s top architectural and interior design firms, in her role as the owner and lead designer at AK Design and, formerly, as an in-house designer and consultant.

From concept through to completion, AK Design guides their clients using dedicated design processes and a clear understanding of construction and a focus on logistics. Annaliesse believes in empowering her team and clients to explore and have fun with design. Through this, their spaces are a true reflection of collaboration, embodying each individual clients’ values and their unique experiences and collections.

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Erin McDougall

Team Lead & Designer

Erin’s passion for creative expression merged with technical sensibilities lead her into a career in interior design. After obtaining her Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree at MRU; Erin went on to work with some of the top residential interior design firms within Calgary and Vancouver. Erin’s instinctual nature allows her to guide clients through the entirety of the design process. She believes the role of an interior designer is to magnify a client’s voice throughout their interior and ultimately be personal.

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Maria Walmsley

Operations & Business Development Manager

Maria Walmsley is an accomplished entrepreneur and operations specialist, with over 20 years of experience in every aspect of building thriving businesses. With a knack for juggling project timelines and crunching numbers, she is always sure to keep our projects on track and on budget.

Frederique De Raucourt

Frederique de Raucourt

Designer & Marketing Manager

Growing up in British Columbia’s North Shore, Frederique draws inspiration from nature, her French heritage, and travels. Her personal design aesthetic leans towards minimalism with subtle hints of European and vintage elements. Prior to joining AK Design in 2018, Frederique lived in Paris, France studying Art History at the American University of Paris, deepening her passion for architecture and design. She has since earned a Bachelor of Interior Design from Toronto Metropolitan University, strengthening her foundation in the industry.

Camila Basavilbaso


Camila loves the simple, day-to-day design details that shape a space into something special. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Madrid, Spain when she was 15 years old. Much of her inspiration comes from visiting Europe’s beautiful museums and historical landmarks.

Camila later moved to back to Buenos Aires to study architecture, working for two large design firms before moving to Vancouver in 2020 and joining AK Design. She enjoys designing homes that are timeless and minimalistic with splashes of colour and texture.

Andrea Smith


With a background in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, Andrea has always been drawn to how well-designed, beautiful spaces can change a person’s mood. She brings a modern and eclectic style to AK Design, pulling inspiration from European architecture and timeless moments throughout history.

Andrea excels at exploring new design ideas that complement each other in creative, stylish ways. Outside of work, she enjoys visiting her summer cottage in Manitoba or cross-country skiing in the wintertime.

Shani Bakker

Shani Bakker


Shani grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Canada in 2010. She comes from a family of designers and artists; her grandfather was a graphic designer who taught her to colour and draw, while her father and aunt worked in real estate.

With a background in events and customer service, Shani loves how interior design blends the technical with the creative. She enjoys sustainable design and natural textures, and uses her technical skills and expertise to source the perfect finishes for every space.

Tetiana Kovalchuk

Tetiana Kovalchuk


Tetiana’s love for architecture and design began in childhood when she crafted homes for her dolls. Born in Ukraine, she honed her skills by studying architecture and urban planning before working in two interior design firms. In 2023, Tetiana commenced on a new chapter, moved to Canada and joined AK Design. Tetiana’s passion lies in producing top-notch, super-realistic renderings. With a deep-rooted enthusiasm for her work, she enjoys creating fresh, unparalleled designs inspired by European architecture.

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