HB Design specializes in high-end, new build construction ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 sq.ft. With over 22 years in business, HB has gained a reputation amongst architects, builders and homeowners as a firm that provides expert design solutions for the custom residential market by producing some of the best technical design packages in the industry. Every unique HB project produces imaginative interiors which display a diversity that reflect different locations, values, styles, and personal preferences for each homeowner to ensure complete satisfaction.
Jennifer Heffel BID RID
Owner and Principal Interior Designer
Jennifer has been practicing interior design since 1988. It has been said “Jennifer has the rare ability to understand aesthetic tastes intuitively and translate them into design.” She is the guiding hand over the HB team and ensuring all projects follow HB’s highest professional standards, and her expert design mark is stamped on every project.
Project Co-ordinator, Accounts Manager
Sherri joined HB Design in 2002 as accounts manager. Working closely with the designers, Sherri also manages all aspects of the decorative side of HB’s work. Her attention to detail is what makes her a key component in all our design projects.
Alex McFadyen BA CID
Alex joined HB Design after completing her Residential Design training at BCIT. Alex’s interests lay in the complexities of interior space planning combined with the softer decoration of a home to create impactful environments. She has a talented & creative eye for putting together finishes, fabrics and furniture.
Alex’s goal is to ensure the client feels they are standing in their dream home upon conclusion of each project.
Nicole Markota BID
Nicole’s passion for design stems from exposure at a young age. Her fascination in the building process and admiration for creative and functional spaces is what led her to design school, completing her Bachelor of Interior Design at BCIT.
Nicole enjoys the duality of design where she can solve a combination of creative and technical problems in order to bring concept to reality. She has a methodical, organized approach to working through projects, which is appreciated by both clients and contractors alike.
Shannon Bradner DID
From a family of renowned builders, Shannon was introduced to interiors at an early age and her natural ability is evident in her passion and talent for design. She has a diploma in residential interior design from La Salle College.
Shannon’s attention to architectural detail and instinctive rapport with clients, contractors and trades ensures that HB Design’s creative intent is transferred from paper to reality in an organized and professional manner.
Jennifer Heffel, BID RID
Registered Interior Designer
Lesli Balagno, BID RID
Registered Interior Designer
Jennifer Heffel and Lesli Balagno met while acquiring their Bachelor of Interior Design degrees at the University of Manitoba in 1984. In 1995 they partnered and opened Heffel Balagno Design Consultants. Since then, HB Design has grown to a core team of 6 and has developed their award winning Residential Interior Design firm into one of the most respected in BC. HB is a member of the IDI of BC and the IDC and have won several awards, as well as having their work showcased in a variety of highly acclaimed design magazines.
In September of 2016, Lesli Balagno passed after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Jennifer and the HB team are committed to Lesli’s legacy by continuing to carry on one of her greatest passions – her love for design.
Please help us remember Lesli Balagno by supporting the The BCIT – Lesli Balagno Memorial Fund, the first-ever memorial award creating a lasting difference for BCIT interior design students.
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