WHO WE ARE
THE OKANAGAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS includes more than 55+ Registered, Intern, Student. Industry and General members located throughout BC’s interior, extending from Kamloops to the South Okanagan and Kootenay regions. We are represented by a progressive and diverse community of professional Interior Designers who call some of BC’s fastest growing and beautiful communities home.
Registered Interior Designers in the OSID all have one thing in common — we have each invested a minimum of six years to obtain our professional certification, through accredited education, mentored work experience and an intensive series of professional exams. In addition to this, RID professional members are required to carry professional liability insurance, participate in ongoing CEU professional development and uphold a professional code of ethics and standards of practice. As Registered Interior Designers we are certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, and are registered members of our professional regulatory body;
the Interior Designers Institute of BC
WHAT WE DO
Interior Design is about more than just aesthetics. It's about understanding people's behaviour, lifestyle, corporate culture, and functional requirements in order to create innovative and functional design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety, and well-being of occupants and enhancing their quality of life and culture. We work in collaboration with clients and other professionals, such as architects and engineers to ensure solutions that satisfy the needs and resource of the client, adhere to building code and regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. Interior Designers contribute to various industry sectors that we live, work and play in. See more below...
You already know, thanks to TV, that Designers can pick your paint colours. "Reality" shows would have you believe that designers just come in, and VOILA! - give the homeowners a new space. The clients never get a chance to provide input, and are always surprised by the result, good or bad. The reality is that a Registered Interior Designer works closely with you, so that your home suits your needs and fits your lifestyle.
PRIVATE RESIDENCES, CONDO TOWERS, VACATION HOMES, ASSISTED LIVING, DORMITORIES, STUDENT LOUNGES AND MORE...
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT - LISA ROBAZZA DESIGN
MIC MEDICAL IMAGING - ATELIER COLLECTIVE DESIGN
You are already in spaces we design; every day. Every time you go grocery shopping or pick up a prescription. Every time you visit the insurance office or the bank. Dental office. Plastic surgeon. Oh yes, and likely your own workstation too.
Registered Interior Designers are involved at every stage of planning, construction, renovation and fit-out. We work closely with you, designing a workspace that suits your organization’s functional needs and reflects the overall brand. We draw the floor plans, detail built-ins, choose the furniture and light fixtures, select the carpet and tile, even source and place that perfect piece of art.
OFFICES, MEDICAL & DENTAL CARE, EDUCATION & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, HOSPITALS AND CARE FACILITIES, LABRATORIES, AIRPORTS, SHOPPING MALLS, GROCERY AND RETAIL STORES AND MORE...
Do you like to have fun? We do! We have fun designing your favourite restaurants, recreation centres, theatres & hotels. We also draw on an extensive knowledge of health authority, liquor licensing, building codes and functional planning to make sure that nothing interferes with your fun.
You already know the great work we do on the front end (the finishes, furniture and lighting), but what you may not know is that we’ve already thought about flow, traffic patterns for wait staff, clear lines of visibility for lifeguards, commercial kitchen requirements (all the less than glamorous ‘stuff’ that should work well and never be noticed).
RECREATION CENTRES, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, THEATRES, BARS, FITNESS STUDIOS, PLAY CENTERS, DAYCARE, ARENAS, RECREATION CENTERS, SPA AND WELLNESS AND MORE...
CARE DENTAL - HATCH INTERIOR DESIGN