ABOUT ANNALIESSE KELLY
Annaliesse leads a team of passionate and talented designers who strive to create the best commercial, corporate, and residential interior designs in the country.
Our firm is proud to collaborate with some of Vancouver’s most talented architects, builders, and tradespeople.
MEET THE TEAM
ANNALIESSE KELLY, PRINCIPAL
Having been a part of the design world for fifteen years, Annaliesse has earned four Georgie nominations and a win along the way. Before launching her own company, Annaliesse worked with architectural firms, as an in-house designer for a major design-build company, and as a consultant for other interior design firms.
COURTNEY KENAKIN, DESIGNER
Courtney grew up in Kelowna, BC. The Interior Design program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) brought her south. Courtney first earned a BCIT Business Management Diploma before stepping into her current program, the BCIT Interior Design Diploma.
Courtney’s love of design has taken her around the world, from Costa Rica to Vienna. The architecture and culture she’s experienced on her travels serve as inspiration for her work on kitchen and bathroom renovations.
SARAH TAM, DESIGNER
Sarah was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She studied Psychology at UBC prior to enrolling at BCIT, where she earned her Interior Design Diploma.
Sarah has always enjoyed all things crafty and creative, a love she inherited from her mom. As a young girl, Sarah loved the TV show Trading Spaces, and the show served as her inspiration for pursuing interior design.
FREDERIQUE DE RAUCOURT, INTERN
Frederique grew up in Vancouver, BC. She will be graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Interior Design.
Frederique is fascinated by visual stimulus, from architectural structures, museums, home décor shows, blogs, magazines and stores, and knew she wanted to contribute to this industry. She has spent time abroad in France, studying Art History at the American University of Paris. These courses, along with immersing herself in European culture, have helped further influence her natural aptitude for design.
ANDREA SMITH, DESIGNER
Andrea believes the built environment, design, and creativity impact communities. Because of this, she’s a volunteer with Creative Mornings Vancouver and an avid maker-of-unique-things: she does pottery, wood working, and macramé. She also cooks, hikes, and travels.
Andrea pulls inspiration from all these pursuits into her designs: be they retail, commercial, or residential. A graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Environmental Design Program (specializing in Interior Environments), Andrea is known for mixing modern and vintage design elements.
WORK WITH US
OUR DESIGNS REFLECT THE DREAMS OF OUR CLIENTS.
We accomplish this by listening - from clarifying the concept through construction to completion.
We’ll walk you through the design process so you understand each step, and so we understand where you want to end up. Our process is the foundation for all our projects, regardless of size. It ensures we consistently stay on budget without sacrificing creativity.
We care about providing a professional and joyful service for our partners, contractors and clients.
Our firm’s core values of collaboration, effectiveness, joy and beauty are present in every project and every conversation. Because of this, AK Design offers the best interior design experience possible, delivering stunning spaces that are both efficient and luxurious.