Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays

Presented by Nicola Wealth

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November 20 to December 5, 2021

Greater Vancouver and Whistler

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Photo credit: Janis Nicolay Photography

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 17th Annual Homes for the Holidays, virtual homes tour, presented by Nicola Wealth!

We truly appreciate the participants, sponsors, designers, committee members and more who contributed to this year’s event. All funds raised help support youth mental health and well-being across Canada.

You can check back soon for info about our 2022 event! In the meantime, you can explore the photo gallery, designer bios and more below.

Asha Hayer
Asha Hayer of Asha Michelle Design has been involved in interior design and fashion from a very young age.  Having formally trained in Alberta, she brings her flair for a beautiful aesthetic wherever she goes.  A wife and mother of two, Asha has created a home and work life balance.  At times, her girls tag along and watch mommy in action. She is a great role model; she has a keen eye for detail and can make anything look fabulous. Her projects are always spoken highly of, and she leaves her clients in awe of her work.  She can see what others can’t and creates beautiful masterpieces in all of the homes she designs.  Asha has a passion for interior design that far exceeds what others see as a job.

Colette Soros
Colette Soros has an established presence in the Vancouver design community.  She started her design career in the 1990s and currently co-owns Parliament Interiors, a retail and design store.

Colette’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including House and Home, Rue, Style at Home, and Daily Hive.  In 2018 her home was 1st runner up in the acclaimed House and Home magazine’s “Home of the Year”.

Colette’s design philosophy is simple.  It’s about creating a warm, relaxed and comfortable space.  Inspired by her Nordic roots, Colette’s aesthetic is clean and natural, with an emphasis on functionality and beauty.  Her spaces demonstrate a harmonious balance between continuity and contrast.  She loves the challenge of working with small spaces and applying her clever design techniques to make rooms visually expand.  Colette is a firm believer that good design evokes happiness and improves one’s over-all quality of life.

Colette currently lives with her family in East Vancouver in a Scandinavian in-spired home she designed.

Denise Ashmore
Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Art in Interior Design and began her career designing retail spaces in Toronto. Her love for travel and desire to work overseas led her to Sydney, Australia. Here she contributed to large-scale retail and public space developments built during the run-up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Moving back to Canada, her new love for coastal living helped establish her career in Vancouver where her projects won multiple awards.

In 2002 Denise made the shift to residential design by joining Ledingham Design Consultants and eight years later she launched her own design studio – project22design Inc. – focusing on single family residential and hospitality projects. A long-time member of IDIBC, Denise has served on the board as Communication Director as well as BC Director of IDC. She is passionate about growing her profession and is always happy to talk with young designers. Her work has been published in Western Living, Condo, Canadian House and Home, Homes and Living Magazine and Style at Home. Denise was the winner of Western Living’s Designer of the Year in 2017 and is a past participant of Homes for the Holidays.

Joanna Vagelatos
Joanna is the founder and principle designer of JV Design Group, a Vancouver-based interior design studio. Since 2013, the JV design team has been making spaces work better, look better and feel better by paying close attention to detail and focusing on customer relationships and client-centered creativity.  Vancouver born and raised, Joanna studied interior design at BCIT, led The Cross Interior Design department for several years, and is a LEED-certified professional designer.  Joanna’s work often graces the pages of interior design magazines such as Gray and Style at Home. Her diverse range of residential and commercial clients can count on her to excel in key areas of human and environmental health and sustainability. Her design approach is straightforward and accessible.

Simply put, Joanna’s mantra is “Your space reflects you – mindfully implementing design elements evokes positive emotional feelings and encourages calm, peace, and happiness.”

Negar Reihani
With over 20 years experience in the design industry, Vancouver interior designer Negar Reihani is celebrated for her timeless style and her elegant simple approach to creating high-end and polished interiors. As you browse through her portfolio you will notice that her designs evoke a broad range of sensibilities and that her works distinctively reflect the tastes and lifestyle of her clients. Here are how her clients describe her: “passionate about design yet flexible”, “unpretentious and approachable”, “organized and reliable”, “focused and committed”, “patient and kind”, “knowledgeable and detail-oriented”, “positive and a trouble-shooter”.

Negar truly values customer service and makes her clients feel taken care of. Their repeated business is a true testament to her work. When she takes on a new project, she’s focused on the client’s vision and the best way to incorporate it into the design. She’s always passionate about the project regardless of the size and scope and cherishes the possibility of creating spaces that reflect her client’s style whether it’s west coast contemporary, modern, transitional or traditional.

Stephanie Giesbrecht
Surrounded by custom home craftsmanship from a young age, Stephanie’s natural talent and eye for design led family members and friends to enlist her help for home design projects.  These opportunities, along with her work at a full-service firm, allowed Stephanie to gain extensive experience in both commercial and residential design.

Stephanie’s fresh take on classic, timeless style has garnered national attention from a variety of publications including Style at Home, Glitter Guide, and Rue.  Her design aesthetic is easily recognized by its fresh, clean, bright interiors that are as inviting as they are beautiful.

At Stephanie Jean Design, creating comfortable, welcoming spaces is equally important as cultivating positive relationships with our clients.  Stephanie is passionate about making sure the design process is personal and comfortable, one where clients’ tastes and preferences are embraced to create an environment that fits their needs.  A place they find beauty in every day.

Kids Help Phone has proudly hosted Homes for the Holidays for a number of years. Check out our photo gallery to see what our creative designers came up with on past tours.


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Homes for the Holidays is only one of the many initiatives Kids Help Phone coordinates each year. The success of this event depends largely on its volunteers. If you’re interested in featuring your home on a future tour, or if you have a flair for design and would like to volunteer to assist with decorating, please let us know! We have several other events to choose from if you’re looking for more ways to support the young people in your community.

For more information, please contact:

Kids Help Phone
789 West Pender Street, Suite 570
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Email us using our general contact form
Call us toll free at 1-844-849-4551

We’re doing our best to follow all community health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and will keep you updated on any changes to events as soon as possible.

3 Singing Birds
8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Skin Clinic
Air Miles
All About You Spatique
Amy Stewart – Artist
Arion Skin Laser
Asha Hayer, Asha Michelle Design
Back Country Brewing, Squamish
BC Lions
Beach Garden Resort and Marina, Powell River
Bell Media
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet
Blossom & Vine Floral Co.
Blue Ruby Jewellery, Hill’s of Kerrisdale
Carmen Ruiz y Laza/Zoomer Media/JoyTV
Circle Birch Boutique
Colette Soros, Parliament Interiors
Denise Ashmore, project22design
Dr. Seema Kanwal
fà salon
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs
Fluid Spa Langley
HFA Custom Art
Holt Renfrew
Hunters Garden Centre
Icon & Co.
INDIGO on Robson
Janis Nicolay Photography
Jeremy Wong,
Joanna Vagelatos, JV Design Group
Kahani Pictures
Kal Tire
Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay
Launch Wellness Collective
les amis du FROMAGE
Little White House & Co.
Meyer Family Vineyard
Midland Appliance
Monica Lee – Make-Up
Monika Hibbs Home Inc
Move 103.5
Nathan Dennis
Negar Reihani, Space Harmony
Nicola Wealth
NOVAGOLD Resources Inc
Odette Hidalgo, Addon Creative
Parliament Interiors
Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Pharmasave Caulfield Village
Prestige Hotels and Resorts
Purdys Chocolatier
Radiant Beauties
Raymon’s Décor
Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Rodeo Terminal City
Sam’s Original Art
Scandinave Spa Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish
Shirley Claire William – Artist
Sparking Hill Resort and Spa, Vernon
St. Genève
Star Limousine
Stephanie Giesbrecht, Stephanie Jean Design
Stong’s Market
Style In Form
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, Parksville
T Jones Group
Taryn Sinclair
The Cowichan River Lodge, Lake Cowichan
The Flower Factory
The Granville Island Florist
Thomas Hobbs Florist
Tweet Shoppe
Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Sun
Visual Impact Inc

You can click on the image below to read the Homes for the Holidays magazine!
Kids Help Phone – 17th Homes for the Holidays – Presented by Nicola Wealth

Tanya Ali (Co-Chair)
Trish Knight (Co-Chair)
Barb Lunter
Crystal Hung
Della Vorshuk
Gloria McCormack
Jeannie Park
JoAnn Harrington
Leslie Mauro
Robyn Richardson
Toula Favreau
Christine Gauthier

Past Chair
Christine Cassidy

Honorary Chair
Bianca Fusco Zanatta

Individual Name Company Name (if applicable)
Aleem Kassam Kalu Interiors
Alison McDonald Take Me Home Decor Inc.
Ami McKay PURE Design Inc
Andrew Pike Andrew Pike Interiors
BCIT Interior Design Students
Bianca Fusco Zanatta M. Zanatta Homes & Design
Brittany Judd Brittany Judd Design
Cathy Howden Cathy Howden Design Consultant
Deborah Wardell Deborah Wardell Design
Denise Ashmore Project 22 Designs
Dexter Dolores Dexter Dolores Interiors
Francesca Albertazzi Love It Or List It Vancouver
Gaile Guevara Gaile Guevara Studio
Geele Soroka Sublime Interior Design
Gillian Segal Gillian Segal Design
Giovanna Perot-Averill Giovanna Averill Interiors
Jamie Banfield Jamie Banfield Design
Janie Hungerford Hungerford Interior Design
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Karin Bohn House of Bohn
Karla Dreyer Karla Dreyer Design
Kelly Deck Kelly Deck Design
Kelly Gibson Kelly Gibson Homes
Kendall Ansell Kendall Ansell Interiors
Kerri Watson Kerri Watson Interiors
Kirsten Price Markulin KPM Design Studio
Lauren Persson Fino Lino Fine Linens & Accessories
Leo Santana Leo Santana Design
Lin Hepner ART + Commerce Design Inc
Lindsay Eby Lindsay Eby Interiors
Liz Southam Barclay & Associates Interior Design
Lori Sutherland Burns Studio Ten Interior Design Ltd
Margot Jagger Margot Jagger Design
Maria Stassinopoulos MIX Interiors
Myriam Freedman Myriam Freedman Designs
Nicole Poelzer Sublime Interior Design
Nicole Varga Knight Varga Interiors
Patricia Neilson Patricia Neilson Design
Phyllis Lui Kalu Interiors
Rien Sharma MINT Interiors
Robin Rosebrugh
Rosemary Sleigh Rosemary Sleigh Design
Sophie Burke Sophie Burke Design
Susan McIntyre Susan McIntyre Design
Sydney Carlaw Purity Designs
Tanya Ali TALI & ROCHE
Tanya Krpan Tanya Krpan Design
Tracy New Tracy New Design
Trish Knight Knight Varga Interiors