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.
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.
Our firm is proud to collaborate with some of Vancouver’s most talented architects, builders, and tradespeople.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
ZAFIRAH BACCHUS, DESIGNER
Zafirah completed her Masters of Architecture at UBC, where she found a strong interest in place making, and adapts a holistic approach towards design. Since then, she has gained experience though a range of residential and commercial projects, including modular construction, infill housing, store design, and historic renovations.
Zafirah shares a minimalist, functional philosophy towards design and brings a responsive, contextual approach to the studio.
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.
IN THE PRESS
FEBRUARY 2019: WESTERN LIVING MAGAZINE
Annaliesse Kelly Design’s condo renovation is featured in Western Living Magazine
SEPTEMBER 2018: IDS WEST VANCOUVER
BEST EXHIBIT AWARD
Annaliesse Kelly Design wins BEST EXHIBIT at IDS West Vancouver ‘Open Studio’
IDS West Vancouver invited us to re-imagine the bathroom as a sanctuary and incorporate the theme ‘Retreat’ in the design of a blank canvas 100-square foot conceptual space. We collaborated with Madeleine Design Group to present a Moroccan themed retreat, inspired by the luxurious spas, intricate arches, and lush communal seating of Northern Africa.