Kelly Deck is a busy woman. What with running her own design company, hosting ‘Take It Outside’ on HGTV and doing the entire interior design for the BC Millionaire Lottery Home in Kitsilano, it’s a miracle she can still take the time to infuse her work with her trademark beautiful simplicity. Let her inspire you...


Company: Kelly Deck Design




Education: I graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with a BFA.


Describe your work: I’m the Creative Director of Kelly Deck Design. My passion is creating beautiful, inviting homes that are in many ways an expression of the people who occupy them. Generally speaking, our team works with the client and architect from the genesis of the project and undertake all design phases from construction to the installation of all furnishings and art. Our interiors are often characterized by a quiet and organic manner; a close relation to the landscape and a careful splash of whimsy.


Inspirations: Raw wool, wood stacks, rain on the window, red leaves on dark pavement, crochet, knitting, sewing, origami


Awards or Recognition: Judge, Western Living Design Awards, Columnist, The Globe and Mail, but most importantly – lots of happy clients.


Future Projects/Goals: I would love to start incorporating more innovations with ceramics, textiles and wood into our interiors. I want to take a more sculptural approach to space in the future. For this reason, our team would love to design a restaurant or boutique hotel where we may have a little more rein creatively.


What is one word that describes your artist style? Quiet; natural


How did you get started working with ROLLOUT? I met Jonathan and Anita at an Emily Carr Alumni event, we started talking and the relationship developed from there.


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What resources do you use for creating your work? We have many talented colleagues, including: Brent Comber, Ravi Design Company, Terris and Lightfoot Construction – the list is long.


Can you share any of your secret tips? Travel as often as possible, eat good food and stay connected to the community that’s creating the world around you.


What did your parents want you to be instead of an artist? My mom pulled me out of gymnastics to go to art classes . . . they’ve always been supportive of anything I’m passionate about.


Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? Anything by Christo and Jeanne Claude. They wrap islands, monuments and valleys in fabric. The scale of the work and the level organization and participation required to alter the landscape for a brief moment in time is inspiring to me.


What gets you excited about tomorrow? New projects, new ideas; new people.


I believe that everything we do or design should have material integrity – good craftsmanship and strong attention to detail, always.




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