The 15 Best Interior Designers In Vancouver B.C.

I am very excited to announce that I am a candidate for Best Interior Designer in Vancouver! Recognizing the "shining stars" of the industry, this Build Direct poll highlights 15 Vancouver designers who are at the top of their game. If you could take a moment of your time to visit the link below to vote for me, it would be incredibly appreciated. Thank you so much for your continued support!

To vote for Reisa Pollard as Best Interior Designer in Vancouver, click here.

Reisa's Signature


Luxury Home & Design Show

From May 1st through May 3rd our team was at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Luxury Home & Design Show. Put on by Taste of Life Magazine, this home show pairs designers, builders, and manufacturers to create luxurious spaces. Beyond Beige was teamed up with Grohe, Europe's largest manufacturer of plumbing fixtures. Grohe's desire was to create a master ensuite perfect for their new line inspired by Paris. To say we were excited by their vision would be a massive understatement! Immediately we were abuzz with elements we were eager to include.

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Some of the elements that made the cut: a patterned tile floor, wall paneling, a mirrored soaker tub, marble surfaces, and white vanities. Oh, and even a faux Paris skyline seen out of the Juliet doors! Our team feels so honoured to have been selected to participate in such an incredible event. Grohe's execution of our vision was perfect. We can't wait to see what the designers next year create!

More images of the event can be found on our various social media accounts.

Reisa's Signature


The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The second stop for our team in Las Vegas was KBIS, The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. All of us were beyond excited to finally see the product we look at online, in person, and discover products that we never knew existed. It's one thing to admire a plumbing fixture's finish and aesthetic. But a completely different thing to have it connected to water and see it functioning. Kohler's section of the trade show was by far the best. From the sheer size of the space, to the lighting, and set up of their products, they created an experience that stood out. Within the Kohler area was our favourite, Ann Saks. Their metallic tiled bar was my first WOW moment of the entire show. Both their new tile and Kallista plumbing line were incredible.

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One of our other favourite stops was the Houzz space. They had a great interactive area set up with computers so that professionals at the event could receive advice right there on the spot. Such a clever idea! Some of our other favourite moments were the new stone from Cambria, the RCH Elegance door and cabinet hardware, and the Walker Zanger tile. Altogether the team learned about so many new products we can't wait to use in our projects!

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The Las Vegas Furniture Market

This past January our entire team traveled to Las Vegas for The Las Vegas Furniture Market as well as The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Twice a year a few of our staff go to learn all about the new products available, but this was the first time our team got to experience it together. As we expected, some of our favourite companies did not disappoint. The Visual Comfort lighting was stunning. Our team could not get enough of Kelly Wearstler or Ralph Lauren's lines. In particular a Ralph Lauren over-sized chandelier made of antlers and crystals. If you have never laid eyes on one before, it is definitely worth a Google! Our designers who love the bohemian aesthetic couldn't wait to get to Ro Sham Beaux showroom. Since our return, they have already chosen a few of their beaded shabby chic light fixtures for some two of our current projects.

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Some of the most prominent trends we noticed were rustic wood and rose gold. At previous shows we had seen quite a bit of rustic wood but in the past metals have trended towards gold and copper; so the presence of so much rose gold was interesting. We noticed these touches of rose gold not only in lighting but furniture too. We're not quite sure we're a fan of it, but maybe it will grow on us.

The show was full of so many talented people in our industry from all over the world. We saw a lot of beautiful products, met some fantastic suppliers, and gained more product knowledge. All in all it was a fun and informative trip we can't wait to make again!

Reisa's Signature


From Research To Redesign

Three years ago when I moved Beyond Beige and The Living Lab to North Vancouver, I knew I was becoming part of a tight knit community. Over these past few years the North Shore community has been incredibly supportive, for that Beyond Beige and The Living Lab are so grateful. We are very proud to be a North Shore based company.

The North Shore News was excited to find out that one of their own would be speaking at IDS West. But like so many others, were shocked to discover why. If you are one of the few who are not aware, I was once a librarian. Yes, you read that right! I'm much louder than the average librarian. After years of obsessing over before and after pictures, as well as hoarding stacks of magazines under my bed, I finally made the leap.

Read the full article by Rosalind Duane to learn how I made the leap into the design field and some of my favourite current design trends.

Thank you to the North Shore News and community for supporting all of our success!

Reisa Pollard


IDS West Speaker

As some of you may already know, I have been chosen to be a speaker at this year's IDS West Event. I am incredibly excited to be speaking alongside Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds of Falken Reynolds Interiors. For all of you inspiring designers, this conversation stage is for you! From 2-3 pm on Sunday September 28th we will discuss how to make the leap into the design industry. Twelve years ago I quit my job as a librarian to start Beyond Beige Interior Design. Similarly, Kelly Reynolds left his stable job as a police officer to pursue the career of his dreams. Informative and igniting, be sure not to miss this presentation on the Gray Magazine Conversation Stage.

Vancouver Convention Centre West
Gray Conversation Stage
Sunday September 28th 2014
2-3pm

To learn more about IDS West, click here.

Reisa Pollard


YWCA Connecting to the Community Award

I am very proud to announce that I am a finalist in the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. I have been nominated in the category of Entrepreneurship alongside some very amazing women. This award is special to me as it highlights my accomplishments in business, whereas past acknowledgements have been to Beyond Beige's designs. It has been quite a journey these past 10 years, growing my business from a basement suite apartment to an office of 10 talented women. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me grow Beyond Beige Interior Design.

I am also in the running to win the YWCA Connecting the Community Award. With your help I will have an opportunity to allocate $10,000 to safe and affordable housing – all you need to do is vote online for me. You can vote once every 24 hours until Friday, May 23rd at noon. The nominee with the most votes will receive the Connecting the Community Award and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the program area of her choice.

For more information on the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s safe and affordable housing programs, please click here.

To vote for me, click here.

Thank you for your ongoing support and don’t forget to vote!

With much gratitude,

Reisa Pollard

 


In Our Community

A SUTTON TREE PAGEANT

We are beyond excited to be part of this years 8th Annual, Home For The Holidays, A Sutton Tree Pageant. Come view the gallery of trees, decorated by local home designers, stagers, and retailers. Vote for your favourite tree with a $5.00 donation to PALS Autism School. Your donation enters you to win one of their ten prizes. Five of which are weekend getaways!

Enjoy the holiday cheer for a great cause. Our Whoville inspired tree is through the front door to the left. We would greatly appreciate your vote!

Visit Sutton's website for more information.

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NORTH VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
16TH ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

On November 7th we had the pleasure of participating in the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence Awards. Beyond Beige was nominated in the category of Service Excellence alongside: In The Raw - Food for Dogs & Cats Inc, and North Shore Sports Medicine. Paige Larson and her dedicated team at North Shore Sports Medicine won the category. We are incredibly inspired by their above and beyond customer service. One day we hope to have contributed to the North Shore community for 25 years as well!

View North Vancouver's Business Excellence Winners. 

Reisa Pollard