About Katerina


Veteran designer Katerina Vastardis has obtained a vast background of experience in the home design industry as she proceeds to the next chapter in her professional career, Designs by Katerina and Silvie.

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.

About Silvie


Silvie’s career in the industry started 9 years ago, when her now business partner and friend Katerina Vastardis approached her to join in on this ever-changing and creative journey of interior design.

Growing up in the restaurant industry gave Silvie an edge which made for a natural transition into Interior & Kitchen Design. With a passion for functional working spaces as well as an eye to create rooms with personality and soul, Silvie began to develop her skills. Years of hands-on work experience, formal training, sales seminars, and her prior managerial skills, set the course for her progression from her first role as a junior designer, to designer and co-owner of Designs by KS.

Born and raised in Vancouver B.C. could be the reason why Silvies favourite design style is a mix of west coast contemporary with eclectic touches, being a strong believer that colour and greenery can enrich not just a space but a person’s well-being too!

If you are looking for Silvie after work, you can be sure to find her in the gym or exploring with her new Dog DJ; a rambunctious 2-year-old Tibetan Terrier. 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 2021 has to offer.

About Hailey


It was clear from a young age that Hailey had a strong interest in Interior Design. From furniture and space planning to materials and finishes.

Hailey was always giving advice to her friends and family. She learned a lot from her father, who spent many years building homes with his father on Saltspring Island. Hailey and her father eventually worked together to renovate their family home, providing her with hands-on design experience by the time she was a teenager.

Before she began to pursue her long-time career goal of becoming an Interior Designer, Hailey worked in the fast-paced Vancouver Film Industry. She gained experience working around the clock coordinating high profile TV shows, films and publicity events. After about five years, she decided she was ready to go back to school to pursue her passion for design and begin her journey to becoming an Interior Designer. Hailey then attended BCIT where she received her Certification in Interior Design in 2020 with distinction

Hailey is very excited to be a part of the Designs by KS team. She’s grateful to be mentored by such talented and successful women like Katerina and Silvie. Hailey is looking forward to assisting in the design process of future projects and seeing them through to completion, while further developing and refining her skills.

After hours, you can find Hailey at the beach with her partner and their Pomeranian, Livvy or at home making macrame on those rainy Vancouver days. She enjoys taking care of plants and finds inspiration from the outdoors. Hailey has become quite plant-savvy over the last couple years and believes that no space is complete without some greenery!

About Eleonora


Eleonora Iliakis has been immersed in small business her entire life and is an entrepreneur at heart. She is passionate about working with small businesses and helping them achieve their goals.

Eleonora’s work ethic was instilled at a young age growing up and working for her family-owned restaurant for many years. This led her to investing and co-owning her company – Grandpa J’s Seasoning Salt. Eleonora’s talent and interests flourished with her attention to detail and the creative aspects of running a business. She began focusing her efforts on marketing, social media, branding, co-branding, and partnership to help drive interest and awareness for her business.

 

After multiple renovations and her own custom-built home, Eleonora developed an obsession with the visual details of home design and jumped at the opportunity to join the award-winning Designs by KS team. She has assisted in numerous roles to learn more about the fast-paced industry but focuses on Media/Marketing Support Including Social Media Content Creation, Photoshoots and Project Collaborations.

On weekends she can be found on a North Shore trail with her dog Frank. Being a busy mom of two and hanging out with her family.

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