ABOUT RED DOOR

About Red Door

Red Door Home Living opened its doors to the public October 19, 2013, but that is hardly the beginning of Red Door’s story. Created and owned by husband and wife team of Dan & Lori Lee, Red Door Home Living evolved from entrepreneurial passion and award winning interior design talent.

After completing her Interior Design degree in Los Angeles, Lori spent her formative years doing commercial design work in Los Angeles, before settling in Alberta. Combining a mix of private and public employment experiences, Lori was able to execute her interior design skills on many high profile projects: Alberta Legislature, Capital Health, Church of Latter Day Saints (Regina Temple), and many restaurant and office restoration projects. Over the years, Lori started adding residential projects to her portfolio and discovered that she so loved the personal engagement involved in residential renovations that she started her own company.

After working in senior management for many years, her husband Dan decided to leave the corporate world and join Lori in starting Red Door Renovations & Design in 2012. After the first 5 or 6 renovation projects, Lori noticed a common trend evolving. Many clients would hire her after completing the renovation to help them select new furniture for their home. Although there were plenty of stores offering good quality furniture in the Calgary market, Lori was frustrated with the lack of selection available. Specifically, many of the stores offered the same or too similar of products. Nothing out there seemed to be different. After a lot of research and thought, Dan & Lori decided to create their own entity to address this problem. And so, Red Door Home Living was born and is now laying its claim in the Calgary market by offering mid to high end transitional and contemporary furniture that is stylishly different.

Meet our designers

Lori Lee

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Education: Bachelor of Associate Arts, Interior Design, Brooks College, Los Angeles, CA

Her favourite style design: I would likely say it is transitional. I am not a big fan of “matchy matchy” rooms, so I strive to mix timeless pieces that flow.

Her design philosophy: My design philosophy center around two basic concepts: First of all, it is possible to create beautiful spaces that are based on functionality and secondly, good design does not need to cost a lot of money.

Candace Roppel-Badder

Hometown: Rockyford, Alberta Population: 316!

Education: Diploma in Interior Design and Merchandising with Honours

Her favourite style design: Modern Farmhouse; Solid wood case goods are timeless when appropriately paired with the right upholstery and accessories. This look allows clients to achieve a unique one of a kind space that you won’t find elsewhere; a wonderfully personalized blend of old and new.

Her design philosophy: To create the perfect balance of beauty and comfort with meticulously selected finishes and furniture pieces. A timeless look which my clients can enjoy for many years to come.

Tricha Hamstra

Hometown: Okotoks,  Alberta

Education: Interior Decorating Program, Bow Valley College

Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary

Her favourite style design: transitional with a mix of eclectic charm

Her design philosophy: Function is first on the list for Tricha. The room and design style can look amazing, but all of that fades into the background when the room lacks function. Design is about making a space livable, comfortable and reflecting your personal style.

LYNN byrne

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Education: Rhodec International Diploma in Interior Design

Her favourite design style: As a designer who respects all design styles and eras for what they are and what they stand for it is hard to choose just one. If I had to really narrow it down, transitional with a mix of eclectic would best describe me. At the present moment, my favourite way to decorate is with a neutral and monochrome pallet, bringing calmness to the space and allowing unique pieces to stand out.

Her design philosophy: Don’t follow trends! Be yourself and trust what appeals to you. Trends will come and go. If you design your space based on what inspires you, whether it be a piece of artwork that spoke to you, an amazing rug you fell in love with, a paint colour that truly catches your eye and resonates positive moods for you, your space will be timeless to you.