Interior Design


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Definition of Interior Design

Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically attractive. Designs are created in response to and coordinated with the building shell and acknowledge the physical location and social context of the project. Designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements, and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the project goals.

Nadine Alleyn is the owner of Haute House Design.
Nadine completed a diploma in Interior Design & Decorating from Granton Institute of Technology in 1998 and a certificate in Interior Design from Okanagan College in 2000. Nadine's experience with contractors, architects, designers and industry professionals allows her to navigate the nuances of the industry saving time and money. A keen understanding of materials and their project integration creates successful, tailored results.
HHD has been featured in "Lou-Lou" magazine as a top shop in Canada and Nadine has written many published interior design & decorating articles.

Catherine MacArthur
Principal @ MacArthur Design BID, MEDes
Collaborative Partner
Lead Designer
Nadine Alleyn
Principal@Haute House Design
Project Co-ordinator
Catherine MacArthur graduated in 1988 with a bachelors degree in interior design from the Universty of Manitoba. Seeing interiors as only one part of a larger, multidisciplinary picture, Catherine also completed masters degree in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Since then, she has worked with some of the most recognized firms in western Canada and has been involved in many projects across Canada ranging from custom furniture pieces, museum installations, commercial and residential interiors and outdoor environments. She founded MacArthur Design Inc. in 2006.