Earthy Contemporary Dining Room
Vibrant Transitional Living Room
Transitional Spiral Staircase
Playful Modern Rec Room
Minimal Midcentury Family Room
about us
Devise Design is a bespoke interior and architectural design firm based in Vancouver BC. Our portfolio spans the globe, with projects ranging from small renovations to grand custom homes. Employing a pragmatic approach, we endeavour to find the balance between form and function, bringing aesthetic, as well as functionality, to exterior, interior, and outdoor environments.
We work closely with our clients to invent spaces that reflect their lifestyle and personality, and deeply believe that the process itself should be fun and rewarding.
What people are saying about us:
'We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Devise Design. We chose them because they were willing to use our ideas and yet enhance them with his expertise. They managed to bring us new and innovative ideas that incorporated our personalities and many very specific requests. As we continuously expanded the project they embraced each new element with excitement. They only brought us solutions whenever a problem arose and worked very collaboratively with our general contractor. There isn't a single thing in the project I would change and I would happily work with them again!'
- Michelle G
'We have worked with Devise Design since their inception. Our clients trust their team and like their designs. They always provide high end work in a timely fashion and can be relied upon to be available when we need them. We recommend them to any homeowner or contractor!'
- Shawn Hilliard, Somerset Homes
'We recently engaged Devise Design to provide comprehensive interior and exterior design services for our family home. Their creativity, design sense, knowledge of current materials, and understanding of the practical side of the construction process has been invaluable in helping us to achieve the results we were hoping for – warm, inviting, attractive and practical living spaces. We highly recommend Devise Design – not only are they capable and professional, but they deliver their services efficiently and in a very easy going way.'
- Jim & Cathy C
'Working with Devise Design has been a pleasure. Their attention to detail and fabulous style, combined with an easy going nature, has made our renovation extremely smooth. We started out with a backyard reno, but in working the team, we have now started the process of renovating our whole house. We will be out of town during the construction process, but with Devise Design overseeing the project, we have no doubt that this transformation will be amazing. We would not hesitate to recommend Devise Design to our friends and family!'
- Jodi C
'We are extremely happy with our decision to hire Devise Design for the design work on our new house. They nailed our style after our first meeting, and provided suggestions that were both exciting and practical. Their approach made it easy to move through what would otherwise be a hard process to navigate on our own. They are organized, accessible, and fun to work with. Even our builder told us what a joy it is to have Devise Design on the project.'
- Sari G
'Devise Design’s thoughtful, creative and professional approach to designing our home achieved the impossible – making our dream a reality. Our experience with Devise Design has changed our lives. Thank you!'
- Shane B
'In the building of our new home, Devise Design guided us through the whole process, right through to finishing touches after we had already moved in. It was an amazingly positive experience throughout, and we love everything about our new home! They were professional, organized, helpful, responsive, talented, creative and most importantly, fun to work with! My husband and I would highly recommend using Devise Design.'
- Megan L
'Amazing company. They made the process of building a new home fun and exciting with no stress. We could not happier!'
- Tylar & Theresa K
our team
Kirby Armstrong Devise Design Team Portrait
kirby armstrong
principal / designer

Kirby brings over 15 years of experience in the custom home design field, with a diverse portfolio that spans a variety of styles, from traditional through to contemporary and modern. An avid traveller, he is continually exploring new forms of expression, and is inspired by both the process and the results of design. Valuing relationships and authenticity, Kirby’s design approach with his clients is one of collaboration, striving to make the process of designing a home exciting and enjoyable.
Alex Wharton Devise Design Team Portrait
alex wharton

With an education in 3D and furniture design, Alex naturally gravitated to interior and architectural design with a passion for creating spaces. With 5 years commercial and hospitality experience in England, he immigrated to Vancouver and has been working for over 3 years in high end residential design. An astute eye for detail and space planning Alex can also bring a practicality to the design process.
Madelaine Merkel Devise Design Team Portrait
madelaine merkel

Madelaine’s background in Environmental Design and Fine Arts, provide her with a diverse set of skills, which continually add value for our clients through a thoughtful, communicative design approach. Madelaine has been a valued member of design firms in both Calgary and Vancouver, building a portfolio that stretches from commercial renovation to single-family custom homes. Her passion for the design process and realizing the vision of our clients is an integral part in the success of our projects.
Josh Angle Devise Design Team Portrait
josh angle

Josh is the newest member of our team. Coming to us from Calgary, he brings with him a passion for creating functional, bespoke environments, fostered through over 5 years of developing truly custom high end residential architecture. His expertise in 3D architectural modelling and visualization ensures we are always finding new and innovative ways to combine design and technology to deliver an immersive and engaging experience to our clients.