Meet the Team
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 2014-2019, and an accolade as the 2017 - 2019 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 Urban Barn, 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 three year old son, Fraser.
Luke Hull – General Manager
Luke Hull started in management at age 16 and through the following years, with positions in some of the most prominent companies around the world, continued to develop those skills. Having earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Business and Theatre, he has developed a range of skills to help develop leaders and manage operations. Luke decided to switch gears for a couple years to obtain his professional designation as a Mortgage Broker from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. He was able to broaden his skill set before realizing his true passion for operations and returned to become the General Manager of Kendall Ansell Interiors and Belle Construction. His personal time is generally split between family and friends exploring new places or visiting Vancouver’s craft cocktail hot-spots.
Katelyn Woods – Senior Interior Designer
It was hardly a surprise when Katelyn Woods decided to study Interior Design at The Art Institute of Vancouver. She spent her childhood obsessed with before-and-after photos; a pastime inspired by her parents’ passion for buying and renovating houses.
Graduating with honors, and winning Best in Show for her college portfolio, led Katelyn to an internship with one of Vancouver’s leading architectural firms. While there, she gained valuable experience working on projects in the hospitality sector; but realized she missed the gratifying designer-client relationship of residential transformations. Joining Kendall Ansell Interiors in 2018, she has lent her talent to both award-winning residential projects and community initiatives. Katelyn’s most recent accomplishment is winning an international award: NKBA’s Thirty Under 30.
When she is not working, Katelyn heads outdoors to enjoy long walks with her golden retriever Tikka, and visits the antique shops in Fort Langley. She also frequently browses Pinterest for new ideas and trends — because to Katelyn, interior design is as much a hobby as it is a job.
Erika Westling – Junior Interior Designer
As a recent graduate from BCIT Residential Design with distinction, Erika is eager to begin her journey as Interior Designer and further deepen her industry knowledge. Erika spent most of her time during her youth sketching and painting. It was precisely this practice which later helped her realize her innate passion for design. While attending school Erika worked in the service industry bringing a strong work ethic and customer service skills to the KAI Team