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Founded in 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Riesco & Lapres Interior Design is a collaborative studio with a dynamic and evolving practice in residential and commercial design. Intelligent solutions for efficient and beautiful interiors are tailored to each project through innovative design and established relationships with trades and artisans. Complete design services include consultation, design development, space planning, millwork design, custom furnishings and project management.


Nancy Riesco Principal Nancy Riesco has had a lifelong interest in interior design. Following years of work in various creative fields she enrolled in Interior Design at BCIT. Her formal study and numerous visits to Europe continue to influence and develop her design sensibilities. Her work is defined by her skill with colour, texture and balance. Nancy's work relationships can flourish for years as her experience is relied upon to transform living or work spaces into interiors where her clients can be relaxed, creative and productive. Her belief that our immediate environment has enormous impact on wellbeing and our ability to live full lives is reflected in every aspect of her work and is appreciated deeply by her clients. nancy@riescolapres.com

Nancy Riesco
Principal

Nancy Riesco has had a lifelong interest in interior design. Following years of work in various creative fields she enrolled in Interior Design at BCIT. Her formal study and numerous visits to Europe continue to influence and develop her design sensibilities. Her work is defined by her skill with colour, texture and balance.

Nancy's work relationships can flourish for years as her experience is relied upon to transform living or work spaces into interiors where her clients can be relaxed, creative and productive. Her belief that our immediate environment has enormous impact on wellbeing and our ability to live full lives is reflected in every aspect of her work and is appreciated deeply by her clients.

nancy@riescolapres.com

Rebecca Lapres Principal Upon completion of a BFA at the University of Victoria followed by a session of Post Graduate study at the Banff Center, Rebecca left Canada for three years of travel and study throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Her projects, while individually expressive, maintain timeless design through a collaborative and thoughtful process with her clients. Rebecca’s ability to interpret the project concept and desired outcome with accuracy and ease is a strength that ensures her clients’ goals are met efficiently and elegantly. Her passion for mixing classic forms and modern materials reflects a fresh interpretation of home. rebecca@riescolapres.com

Rebecca Lapres
Principal

Upon completion of a BFA at the University of Victoria followed by a session of Post Graduate study at the Banff Center, Rebecca left Canada for three years of travel and study throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Her projects, while individually expressive, maintain timeless design through a collaborative and thoughtful process with her clients. Rebecca’s ability to interpret the project concept and desired outcome with accuracy and ease is a strength that ensures her clients’ goals are met efficiently and elegantly. Her passion for mixing classic forms and modern materials reflects a fresh interpretation of home.

rebecca@riescolapres.com

DÉja FRIESEN Interior Designer Déja's interest in the visual arts, paired with her practical educational achievements in interior design and business management, make her an immeasurable asset at Riesco & Lapres. She believes that homes should be beautifully curated reflections of our lives and feels that good design helps to define and enhance the way we live. Longevity, timelessness, and sustainability are her core personal concepts. Déja is also co-founder of CÒMH A — a multi-disciplinary studio that designs and produces custom furniture, lighting, and art objects. CÒMH A was a top 10 emerging category finalist for LAMP 2015 International lighting design competition, and most recently received 1 of 5 GRAY MAGAZINE DESIGN REBEL Awards at IDSWEST'S Open Studio 2016. deja@riescolapres.com

DÉja FRIESEN
Interior Designer

Déja's interest in the visual arts, paired with her practical educational achievements in interior design and business management, make her an immeasurable asset at Riesco & Lapres.

She believes that homes should be beautifully curated reflections of our lives and feels that good design helps to define and enhance the way we live. Longevity, timelessness, and sustainability are her core personal concepts.

Déja is also co-founder of CÒMH A — a multi-disciplinary studio that designs and produces custom furniture, lighting, and art objects. CÒMH A was a top 10 emerging category finalist for LAMP 2015 International lighting design competition, and most recently received 1 of 5 GRAY MAGAZINE DESIGN REBEL Awards at IDSWEST'S Open Studio 2016.

deja@riescolapres.com

Mabel einsfeld associate interior designer Mabel@riescolapres.com

Mabel einsfeld
associate interior designer

Mabel@riescolapres.com

SAMANTHA LIM Social media manager & Junior Designer Samantha’s instinct for tapping into the zeitgeist of fashion, design and popular culture brings a youthful edge to Riesco & Lapres - and has brought her own lifestyle blog and Instagram presence a following of 7,000 and counting. Born in Vancouver, Samantha’s design sensibilities are honed by travels throughout Europe and Scandinavia, where she is inspired by expressions of beauty and of living life well. After interning at Riesco & Lapres, Samantha received her Certificate of Interior Design from BCIT. Her style is best described as clean and modern with bold touches of colour. She understands the evocative power of design and how it shapes one’s image and expression. Samantha@riescolapres.com

SAMANTHA LIM
Social media manager & Junior Designer

Samantha’s instinct for tapping into the zeitgeist of fashion, design and popular culture brings a youthful edge to Riesco & Lapres - and has brought her own lifestyle blog and Instagram presence a following of 7,000 and counting.

Born in Vancouver, Samantha’s design sensibilities are honed by travels throughout Europe and Scandinavia, where she is inspired by expressions of beauty and of living life well.

After interning at Riesco & Lapres, Samantha received her Certificate of Interior Design from BCIT.

Her style is best described as clean and modern with bold touches of colour. She understands the evocative power of design and how it shapes one’s image and expression.

Samantha@riescolapres.com

Laura Eng Controller accounts@riescolapres.com

Laura Eng
Controller

accounts@riescolapres.com



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