In pursuit of magic

Studio—

Studio Roslyn is a full-service interior design and creative consulting studio co-founded by principals Jessica MacDonald and Kate Snyder in Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in developing considered design solutions for built environments across the milieu of commercial, institutional and residential space.

We hold dear our core belief that true creativity is not to be in conflict with commerce, and that our work should not be bound by the divisions between art, design, fashion and architecture. We work closely with our clients to establish a strong understanding of their businesses, from finance and operations to aesthetics and brand, to form the foundation of each commission that we engage in. From this understanding, we create spaces that are at times unapologetically bold, sumptuously elegant or charming and playful. Each project is its own ecosystem—but we are constantly placing our client’s needs and desire for success at the forefront of our process. We listen well, research hard, think big and execute strong.

The muse of Roslyn personified provides a conceptual focal point of our studio and our aspiration as designers. She is fearless, provocative and highly intelligent. She knows how to ask the tough questions and make the hard decisions, but she also has a steady hand and a warm heart. She is at the core of what defines our spirit, ethos and aesthetic.

Studio Roslyn co-founders Kate Snyder and Jessica MacDonald
Studio Roslyn co-founders Kate Snyder and Jessica MacDonald

Clients —

  • Superflux
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
  • Bricklayer Brewing
  • Olive + Piper
  • Stay Fresh
  • Qali Hair Studio
  • Studio Sashiko
  • Zensa Skin | Alera
  • Rize Alliance Developments
  • Aryze Developments
  • Mike Geric Construction
  • Westbank
  • Mosaic Homes
  • Formwerks
  • University of British Columbia
  • Whistle Buoy Brewing
  • Superbaba
  • Kingdom Jewelry
  • Fernwood Coffee Company
  • Gray Magazine
  • Circle Productions

Services —

  • Interior Design

    Business Metrics Planning
    Budget Planning
    Rendering
    Drafting
    Construction Administration Services
    FF&E Packages
    Interior Styling
  • Creative Consulting

    Brand Direction
    Creative + Art Direction
    Research + Strategy
    Naming
    Photography / Videography
    Marketing Assets

Team —

  • Kate Snyder principal + co-creative director
  • Jessica MacDonald principal + co-creative director
  • Zafirah Bacchus creative + project lead
  • Courtney Hundseth designer
  • Steven Kennon studio administrator

Awards —

Dezeen

Aug. 2021

Longlisted: Small Retail Interior

Western Living

July 2021

Robert Ledingham Memorial Award Finalist

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2021

GRAY Magazine Awards 2020 Editors Choice for QALI

The Globe & Mail Designing Canada

Jan. 12, 2020

Canada's Top Three Interior Designer Firms

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2020

GRAY Magazine Awards 2019 Finalist - Seaside

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2019

GRAY Magazine Awards 2018 Editors Choice - Parsonage Cafe

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

2018

Shortlisted

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2018

Best Use of Colour, Best Interior Design - Commercial Finalists

Press —

Yellowtrace

Nov. 17, 2021

Sophisticated Maximalism: Crane Loft in Vancouver by Studio Roslyn

Eat Magazine

Nov./Dec. 2021

Superflux {Cabana}

Yellowtrace

July 26, 2021

Bricklayer Brewing in Chilliwack, Canada by Studio Roslyn

Modern Home Magazine

May 4, 2021

Interview with Kate Snyder from Studio Roslyn

Modern Home Magazine

Apr. 14, 2021

Parsonage Cafe by Studio Roslyn

Dezeen

Mar. 24, 2021

Qali hair salon by Studio Roslyn is "the lovechild of art deco and Cyndi Lauper"

Gray Magazine

Feb 19, 2021

Factory Fresh Design

Western Living

July 31, 2020

Home Tour: Inside the Hip, High-Contrast Home of Two Vancouver Restaurateurs

Domino

Oct. 28, 2019

4 Design Ideas to Steal From an Art Deco Miami–Meets–1980s Salon

The Spaces

May 9, 2019

Ultra-muted Cafe Takes Over Former Auto Shop in British Columbia

Yellowtrace

May 06, 2019

Parsonage Cafe In Victoria BC, Canada By Studio Roslyn.

Montecristo Magazine

Feb. 11, 2019

Studio Roslyn Conceptual

Yatzer

Sept. 22, 2017

The Quirky Retro Superbaba Restaurant Brings the Middle East to Victoria, BC

Architonic

Sept. 8, 2017

Superbaba by Studio Roslyn

Yellowtrace

Sept. 8, 2017

Superbaba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Victoria, Canada by Studio Roslyn

Dezeen

Jan. 20, 2017

Pita Bread Shop Interior by Studio Roslyn is Based on Bad Food Photography

Dwell

Jan. 10, 2017

Fun, Cheeky Interiors Give This Middle Eastern Eatery a Modern Edge