Decorating & Design

November 11, 2020

See Stunning Spaces By H&H’s Designer Of The Year, Sophie Burke!

A string of awards and accolades have made Sophie Burke Vancouver’s design darling. Sophie’s timeless yet whimsical interiors have residential clients knocking at her door (she first came to our attention for a Scandi-inspired tableau at IDS Vancouver in 2013). So, it’s no surprise why she was named House & Home’s 2020 Designer of the Year in our December issue, on newsstands from November 16th.

The designer’s sophisticated, eclectic sensibility is spot-on, something she credits to her days of globetrotting. After studying Art History at the University of British Columbia, Sophie jumped across the pond to London where she landed at Terence Conran’s architecture and design firm and worked on restaurant and hotel projects in Paris, Tokyo and Delhi.

Since launching Sophie Burke Design in Vancouver, she’s taken major inspiration from the local setting. “We’re so immersed in nature here, it’s ten minutes to the forest or the ocean, so I use a lot of natural materials like bleached wood, cotton and linen,” she says. “I love the driftwood look and incorporate a lot of whitewashed grays and cooler blues into my spaces.”

Scroll down to see Sophie’s own home and projects that have appeared in our pages over the years!