With a formal education in interior design that included architectural classes and extensive studies, and lifelong exposure to the building process, Michelle Varda is passionate about every aspect of design. Following graduation, she was hired to manage the interiors team for well-known firm, Locati Architects, where she worked on such iconic projects such as Moonlight Basin Lodge, in addition to an array of remarkably beautiful residences throughout the Rocky Mountains. Varda was recognized for her sought-after aesthetic and breadth of range. She founded her own company, Varda interiors, in 2003.
In addition to her unmatched reputation for design excellence, Varda has built relationships with the country's most acclaimed architects and craftsmen so that she can bring creative solutions and one-of-a-kind masterpieces to every project.
"What enthuses me most about the work is the delicate and dynamic balance between giving the space personality to reflect its owners and seeing that the room or structure functions with continuity," says Varda. "Every space needs to feel natural and flow beautifully. Whether we are creating heritage pieces or bringing bare bones to life, my job is to always advocate for the client, complement the architecture, and maximize the design in a way that feels like a second nature."