Meet the Team

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A portrait of Kendall Ansell
Kendall Ansell – Principal

The principal of Kendall Ansell Interiors in Vancouver, Canada, Kendall Ansell has always believed that happiness starts at home. Growing up, Kendall spent most of her weekends helping her contractor father with family projects and shaping her passion for how people live, one nail and paint swatch at a time.

Her childhood passion soon translated into career ambition, and inspired her to study architectural drafting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University before completing the Interior Design Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Keen to start her own business and sit in the boss’ seat, Kendall launched Cherry Interior Design in 2010 with a focus on helping her clients reflect their personal style in their home before rebranding to Kendall Ansell Interiors in 2013. Today, Kendall and her team continue to create beautiful spaces for their clients that are as unique as they are, and with Kendall’s signature eye for design (and love of colour!).

Kendall’s inclusive approach and knowledge of classical design and construction lends to her unique ability to create homes and offices with substance and style that turn her clients’ design dreams into reality. This special touch has earned Kendall four prestigious awards from Houzz.com in their Best of Houzz category from 2014-2017, and an accolade as the 2017 Best Interior Design Firm in Burnaby Now.

 

As an award-winning design expert with a handful of wins under her belt, Kendall has provided insight and tips on seasonal trends and easy renovation projects in Western Living, BC Living, the Vancouver Sun, and others, and designed a capsule collection of pillows with Joue Design. She has also collaborated with such brands as HONOMOBO, the Vancouver Home + Design Show, the BC Home + Garden Show and Floform Interiors, among others. With a growing team of passionate and creative individuals, Kendall has continued to develop her business’ reputation as a leading interior design firm that creates dream spaces for clients on the daily, and she isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

When she isn’t making home dreams come true all over the Lower Mainland, Kendall enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old son, Fraser.

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Sonia Paul – Project Co-ordinator
As a child, my mom always encouraged my creative side; she still claims I could never leave a canvas blank and that I always had one or more creative projects on the go. My mother hated mess and forced me to organize my work and supplies. I constantly re-arranged my room, either to create more space for activities or just for better flow.

I also grew up around around construction. My father is a builder and was responsible for several rental properties. One time, when I took a semester off after finishing my diploma in criminology, my father was just beginning a new townhouse project. He hired an interior designer and asked if I could volunteer with her. It was an experience that lead me to reconsider my career path.

I enrolled in BCIT and earned a diploma in Interior Design. While working at a wallpaper and fabric showroom, I met Kendall and assisted her with several Interior Design projects. But after four years, I decided I wanted to do more than just assist. Kendall immediately asked if I would apply for a job as her project manager. The interview was brief; we knew that working together was the right choice for both of us, and I haven’t looked back since.

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Katie Maudsley – Intermediate Designer
As an emerging designer, I love everything to do with interior design – whether it’s developing new concepts, selecting finishes, or problem solving to configure the best possible floor plan option.

From a young age I’ve been fascinated with creating. I saw the other kids toys and always wanted to make them better. I made gowns for my Barbies from scrap fabric that my mom had thrown away. I designed my own 3D board games and spent days building Lego empires. I always wanted to create something new and different.

The BCIT Interior Design program helped me turn this talent into a dream career. I was exposed to many different kinds of projects, learned myriad valuable tools and came to know the true value of time management. I also developed a love for creating visual drawings by hand.

In my spare time, I have quite a few hobbies. I enjoy baking and cooking; I am always testing the results of a new recipe on friends and family. I adore spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, biking, running, or camping. I love to photograph landscapes and scenery; these images often end up inspiring my work.

Working alongside Kendall and Sonia and witnessing their expertise and fun approach to Interior Design is both an honour and a joy. I am proud to be a part of their team.

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Ken Glass – Junior Project Co-ordinator
I spent most of my childhood constructing small houses in the garden for stuffed animals, or adding Lego buildings to the growing city under my bed. On weekends, when my dad would take me downtown to bike the seawall, we would inevitably stop into his office or a new display suite he was working on. He was a developer, so the house was always full of floorplans or finish samples for the various projects he was working on.

In school, I landed a degree in Interior Design and it was the perfect fit. I became fascinated by sustainability, passive designs for making homes more efficient, and making spaces work better for the people who live in them. When I met Kendall everything just seemed to click. It was like having coffee with a friend, and meeting the rest of the team was the same. The energy in the office is inspiring and it’s wonderful to be working with such a dynamic and creative group of people on some truly inspirational projects.

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Ashley Mortensen – Junior Designer
I grew up among the orchards of the Okanagan Valley and was encouraged from an early age to explore my creative side and to adventure often. From a very young age, and with my hands in as many art classes as possible, I knew that working towards a life-long career in “creating” would always be my goal.

Upon attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology, I was awarded a diploma in commercial design with distinction as well as multiple awards of recognition. I'm returning to school in the Fall to complete my Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design at B.C.I.T. and I'm looking forward to adding my new skills back into this amazing team.

Inspired by innovative design practices, I always keep an eye to the details when designing spaces, ensuring they're tailored to the clients' wants, needs and lifestyle.

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Jessica Campbell – Graphic Designer
Working with Kendall means I get to wear a couple of different hats, which is just how I like it.

As a graphic designer, I have the pleasure of handling the printed collateral for Kendall Ansell Interiors and keeping the website looking tip-top. However, when Kendall and her team complete a job, I also love swooping in to add the finishing touches on a home in preparation for its glamorous photo shoot.

When I’m not working with Kendall and her team, I can be found here: jessicacampbell.ca

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