WHO WE ARE
Our founding creative director Gaile Guevara is a believer that design can help provide a meaningful connection between people and their environments. Born in Calgary, Alberta during the 70's from immigrant parents whose desire was to find a better life for their children helped shape a perspective about what home means to everyday people. Over a span of 16 years, Gaile brings a depth of knowledge built through her passion of connecting like minded creatives.
Since early days of her career, Gaile has been fascinated by the connections built between the people she has had an opportunity to work with. With over 15 years of experience, she brings her passion for design and a love of connecting clients with creative talent into each project. Guevara has a growing online following of over 275,000 followers on Pinterest and over 6 million page views on Flickr. More recently, Gaile has had the privilege to be invited to bid on large-scale projects equal caliber to those of her industry counterparts, her ability to connect is often referred to as a genuine interest to helping serve the better of her community.
Distilling an interior to its purest elements - the entire space becomes a concise expression for the client's love of what is beautiful.
I have the ability to create an appreciation for something beautiful. Through the process of design, I help provide a platform where people can experience an edited understanding of value beyond the product. A thoughtful curation of a details paired with the visual storytelling that transform the ordinary into something worth taking notice of simply because every moment counts. The energy invested into each object we surround ourselves with is just as important as the time wasted. Why not only surround ourselves with what matters and what we know means something beautiful to us.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
It isn't till more recently when my mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's and our journey as a family opened my eyes to just how much the subtle details most people take for granted become so integral to how we live. I can thank my mother in teaching me through this journey just how much more my job has become less and less about the work and more about sharing my gift. While most people come to me because of my strong aesthetic vision or opinion, I work with you because I care. If an opportunity presents itself that you want an interior that is meaningful and are open to learning what design can bring to your life beyond just the pretty stuff, then we may be a perfect fit. I ask a lot of questions and hope that by the end our work together, what we do is no longer temporary or trend focused ... what we do together on a project is create real purpose to what we do and how we live. We invest the time it takes to ask why more often and our team is here to help you with the how.
I believe people can live with a lot less and love a lot more. I use my toolbox of interior design and creative to bring you new insight on values of living with what you only really need so you can appreciate the details. Time is our most valuable luxury.
We at Cantu are always very pleased to assist the team at Gaile Guevara with their plumbing and hardware needs. Their scope of work and overall design style represents our product selection very well... Read More
I am a design professional who wanted both to hire Gaile to finish off my own small condo here in Vancouver and to bring her on as a consultant at my firm. I chose Gaile because she has great design t... Read More
We worked with Gaile on our apartment reno. She pushed us out of our comfort zone to do things we never even would have thought of including removing a walk in closet (which was poorly laid out) and c... Read More
Gaile Guevara understands how to ask the right questions, listen to the client’s answers and then translate the information into meaningful, beautiful design. The end result is space that exceeds expe... Read More
I have worked with Gaile on multiple projects and all of them were outstanding successes. It’s an absolute pleasure working with such a skilled, knowledgeable, and determined person. She always goes a... Read More
Gaile and her wonderful team came on as the interior designer and stylist for our Laneway Home Feature at IDSwest in 2014. Gaile worked with a very limited budget and masterfully created our most stu... Read More
"Gaile Guevara is attentive and diligent by nature, this is obvious as one views her project photos or social media platforms. She has an impeccable eye for design and extensive knowledge of modern fu... Read More
Gaile is a master of modern clean design. Her unwavering passion for great design and her honest work ethic make working with Gaile a joy. I have been very fortunate to have worked with Gaile on many ... Read More
- 2014.02.20 | Buildex Vancouver | Best Booth 2014 - Alair Homes Exhibit
- 2014.01.30 | Best of Houzz 2014 | Design - portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.
- 2013.09.23 | Azure Magazine | No.1 Top Picks for IDS West 2013 - Laneway Exhibit
- 2013.10.20 | Vancouver Home + Design Show | Best of Show - Alair Homes Exhibit Booth
- 2013.02.06 | IDSwest | Laneway Home Feature - our success story (giving to a cause close to my heart, is an award in itself that is beyond what I could ever feel fortunate enough to be a part of, BIG LOVE and THANKS to our amazing team, volunteers and sponsors for making a difference in our future communities)
- 2013.01.19 | Best of Houzz 2013 | Design - portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.