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.
Dear Katerina & Silvie…
Just a quick note to let you know how pleased Zeljka and I are in the final results. The cabinets, office, dressing room and banquette look absolutely fantastic and the quality is beyond what we expected. Working with you both, from initial design consultations through installation, was a genuine pleasure. Your experience and knowledge throughout the project, was evident in your care and attention to every detail. Even when inevitable bumps in the project occurred, your prompt attention to any issues and empathy, helped ameliorate any concerns we had. We wish you continued success and look forward to having the opportunity to work together again and won’t hesitate in referring friends and colleagues.
Best Regards,Mark & Zeljka Walker.
Katerina and Silvie are very creative and they have a wonderful ability to identify my clients taste and style and incorporate it into the design. They are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and they deliver excellent results. I would not hesitate in recommending them as reliable and talented designers as I have worked with them on multiple projects over the past 7 years. They are a pleasure to work with! They strive to satisfy and they do so!Tony Furtado, Furtado Contracting Ltd, Customer