KATE CANNATA, LEED AP, IDD, BA - FOUNDER AND PRINICIPAL DESIGNER
Kate established New Leaf Interior Design with a vision to create beautiful, eco-conscious spaces. Kate is an experienced interior designer and conceptual artist who specializes in a variety of design applications. Born in New York and raised in California, she now resides in Vancouver. She is a NCIDQ Certificate Holder (#28473), a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. While studying design and psychology she discovered that “designers consider how a space is utilized and adapt principles such as harmony and balance.” Kate creates amazing interiors by focusing on your needs and then developing a solid plan. With a passion for timeless designs from architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Kate believes sustainable is more than green. “It’s about building spaces that are remarkable and function well now and many years to come."
Cassandra Parks, Dipl. Arch. Tech - Interior design assistant
Cassandra is currently studying for her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design at Vancouver Island University. During her summers and on weekends she lives in Vancouver and interns with our firm. She has an excellent working knowledge in architectural and technical drawings, having graduated as an Architectural Technician from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Cassandra is a great asset to the New Leaf team; she is highly motivated and always eager to learn.
Our Studio at 1000 Parker Street
The 1000 Parker Street Studios surprises most people who enter the building. A rickety four level warehouse built in 1896 with fir beams and multi-coloured walls it boasts as Vancouver’s hidden gem. Once a textile mill the building has been formed into a maze of dimly lit hallways and stairwells to nowhere. Several people wander the halls during the week wondering what is being created from behind the closed doors. Only once a year and at the Eastside Culture Crawl do all of the doors open to greet surprised guests. The 100 plus artists that occupy this creative catacomb make sure that spectators leave with arms full of one of a kind pieces and a look of astonishment to only say, “why have I not come here before.”
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