Katerina’s career started as a design assistant. Over the years, she has attained not only hands-on experience, but also formal training and education at BCIT for interior design, graphic design, sales and marketing. Working in specialized departments throughout her professional career has allowed Katerina to gain extensive knowledge in the world of plumbing, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Her years of diverse experience range from working for large corporations such as Kitchen Craft, to small local businesses like Cornerstone Kitchens & Design. Katerina’s experience has provided her with all the skills needed for her new business endeavour alongside her business partner Silvie Pantsios.
2016 has brought on new and exciting challenges and blessings with the arrival of her baby girl, Iliana. When Katerina is not designing, you can find her in the kitchen cooking Greek family recipes, and entertaining her family and friends in her warm and inviting home which she’s created with pride over the years.
Her experience growing up in the restaurant industry, gave Silvie a design edge which made for a natural transition into Kitchen Design. Her skills began to take place as she started working alongside Katerina as a design assistant. Through years of hands on work experience, formal training, sales seminars, and her prior managerial skills, Silvie set the course for her progression to a junior designer, and now co owner of Designs by Katerina and Silvie.
When asked what her favorite project has been thus far, she couldn’t help but smile when talking about the designs her and Katerina created when they partnered up with Project Mint. With its cohesive design of west coast contemporary, clean lines and seamless blend of warm and cool tones, they were able to create a timeless and inviting space that will be sure to remain a favourite for years to come.
If you are looking for Silvie after work, you can be sure to find her in the gym. Leading a healthy lifestyle through food and fitness is what keeps her body and mind strong to take on all the new and exciting challenges that 2016 has brought her way, and that 2017 is sure to bring.
Designs by Katerina & Silvie has been our go to design duo for both of my major renovations that we have made over the past 5 years. They have remodeled our Kitchens, 2 Bathrooms, a large Family Room with built in custom cabinets around the fireplace.
From start to finish, Katerina & Silvie were such a pleasure to work with. They completely understood what I was looking for, and did everything possible at every step of the way to exceed expectations. This dynamic duo are amazing.Renata Milanovic
It’s been a pleasure working with Katerina and Silvie on numerous projects. Their design work is fantastic, and they are incredibly organised and professional. They listen to and understand what we are trying to achieve and turn that into beautiful interiors that meet our aspirations and win awards!Nick Bray Architecture
I was particularly impressed with their ability to see thought the different options and in particular their combined ability to measure up my space and produce a floor plan in next to no time right there on the spot ! They had obviously done this before, We embarked on a combined approach with me undertaking to get the demolition and construction completed in time for the kitchen cabinet delivery. During the design phase they recognized my style and “must have items” – such as straight lines and invisible vent fan. They were both most ingenious in helping me with selecting materials and finished. In particular Silvie for the lighting and colours and Katerina for plumbing flooring and furniture. They stopped me being foolish and making silly mistakes and choices !
Overall I am delighted with the end resultRoger Grace
Designs by Katerina and Sylvie did a lovely job with our kitchen renovation! They listened to us, engaged us, supported us and made the process really painless. They were there throughout the project to address any concerns and move things along. I loved how they let us make design decisions, all the while guiding us as to what would look best. Our kitchen looks amazing and is so functional! Thanks Katerina, Sylvie and Nikki!Saoiri Yamamoto