Favourite Room: A seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living
Interior designer Denise Ashmore has had a good a year. Western Living Magazine declared the Toronto-born, Vancouver-based principal and proprietor of Project 22 Design its 2017 Interior Designer of the Year. Ashmore says she’s seen her practice grow “from one project to now probably 20 projects and three staff,” since she launched in 2010.
Before that, Ashmore paid her dues designing public and commercial spaces in Sydney, Australia, then training with internationally known interior designer Robert Ledingham, when she decided to make a leap both into residential interiors and back to this side of the globe. “Vancouver just felt like a nice bridge between being all the way in Australia and being in Canada,” says Ashmore. “It’s such a harbour city; a really pretty place.”