meet THE sbd team
Sophie Burke Design (SBD) is an award winning Vancouver based design practice known for its creativity, subtle sophistication and warmth. The focus of our work is private homes and select retail and hospitality.
sophie burke - principal
Sophie studied design in London, and stayed there working for the preeminent firm Conran and Partners for 4 years afterwards. Her experience working and living in the UK and abroad cemented her love for classic, contemporary elegance and provided the backdrop for her refined design sensibility.
jennifer millar - senior designer
nicole gomes - senior designer
Nicole completed a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2010 in her hometown of Vancouver. She graduated with honors and was awarded the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) Student Award for her thesis project, which focused on residential design. During her studies she worked for a residential design-build company which strengthened her understanding of the construction process. After completing her schooling, she practiced at one of the top local design firms specializing in multi-unit residential design, where she developed and refined her skills.
Nicole joined SBD in 2016 to pursue a career designing homes for families. Her compassion for people is reflective in her work; Nicole finds that inspiration comes from the clients themselves, and is then translated into the design. This results in highly personalized, well thought through spaces. She values building relationships and working closely with everyone involved on a project, taking care of the collaborative process to achieve a well-considered environment. Recently, she has overseen the design and completion of various boutique hospitality projects.
Nicole enjoys starting and ending her days walking across the city, to and from the studio, and her weekends are spent enjoying the west coast, in good company.
Kristen studied Fine Arts and Interior Design in Alberta. After finishing an Interior Design degree in 2012, she moved back to her much-loved hometown of Vancouver. Kristen loves helping people create individualized, meaningful spaces, where they love to come home to. She believes a home should be a place where you feel the most comfortable, a place that inspires and rejuvenates you. Her organizational skills and her keen ability to anticipate and fulfill the needs of clients make her a great asset to the design team. When not soaked up in design, you can find her hiking, wake surfing with a daughter on tow, or eating ice cream anywhere and everywhere.