Korr Design is made up of a small dynapic team lead by principal designer Kasey Sterling.
Kasey Sterling // Principal Designer
Originally hailing from the province of beautiful British Columbia, Kasey founded Korr with over 15 years of experience in the Interior Design Industry.
Graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr, Kasey then continued her education in Interior Design at BCIT, honing the perfect balance of creative and technical skills needed to thrive on her own.
Kasey stays true to the somewhat “old-school” practice of sketching by hand, and believes that process in itself to be an integral foundation in breathing creative life into all projects.
Instead of identifying with a specific style or aesthetic, Kasey prides herself on the fact that it’s rare to walk into a room and immediately know it’s the work of Korr.
While indeed there exists a consistency in detailing and architectural elements, she explains “my design intent is really to make the operators, dreams and desires come to life. When clients come to you, they’re limited by what they see and know. Our job is to take that and push them, and help them really discover the room that they’ve always wanted but could never fully imagine.”
By focusing more on the client’s wants and less on trends, Korr is able to maintain a level of timelessness that may otherwise not be achieved.
“In 10 years it should only be about some lipstick and paint— but the overall room should always be about them, and not the era in which it was designed.”
“It’s amazing to see this industry grow and flourish here in Calgary. The stronger the community, the better it is for everyone. No one needs to be crowned King or Queen— let’s all just celebrate great design.”
Jamie Owen // Designer
With such a small (but mighty) team, Jamie is an integral part of the day to day happenings of Korr and is involved in the big picture— from initial ideation right to final execution.
“Growing up my dad worked in business and my mom was a kinesiologist. I remember meeting a family friend who was an Interior Designer and it was the first time I realized I could actually pursue something creative.”
While a slight detour in environmental science for the sake of practically nearly derailed her plans, Jamie completed her Bachelor’s of Applied Interior Design at Mount Royal University and went on to design residential interiors before coming to work for Korr.
Like the shoemaker whose children don’t own shoes, Jamie chuckles that she still hasn’t bought a proper bed frame and the apartment she shares with her boyfriend is strewn with multiple bikes as decor.
When asked to categorize her style as a designer, Jamie explains it as “a fresh modern aesthetic for my personal life but I like coming to work and being able to hone into every different style of project we have going on. It makes it so much more interesting and I feel like I’m constantly learning.”
In addition to design, Jamie is fascinated with all things health and wellness and is constantly on the hunt for a holistic approach for fuelling her body. To de-stress from the hustle and bustle of the industry, Jamie enjoys time spent outside— biking, and hiking in the mountains.