2015 Railtown Design District Feature
The following exerpt is taken from a feature presentation by Railtown Design District. If you would like to read the full article, please see the Railtown Website.
Railtown Design District Designer Q is a monthly series consisting of Proust-like questions posed to a local interior designer. The responses are provided with images of their work.
"For our final DESIGNER Q of 2015 we are delighted to present Beatrice Hsu of Isometrix Design. Beatrice had also joined us for our 2015 Designer Monologues, and we were thrilled when she agreed to participate in our monthly designer feature.
DESIGNER Q – Beatrice Hsu – Isometrix Design
Vancouver Interior Designer Beatrice Hsu is the principal interior designer of Isometrix Design Inc who founded the company in 2008. Raised in London, England she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Middlesex University, London.
She has worked on numerous prestigious hospitality, retail and residential projects before moving to Vancouver in the early 90’s. Beatrice’s unique combination of cultures, schooled experience and international luxury aesthetics is what makes her work unique.
“I have a passion for beautiful architecture, spaces, light, textures, colours and objects. Having been inspired by an architect early in life, I knew this was the direction I wanted to take, preferring however, the quicker results and creativity of Interior Architecture and Design."
YOUR FAVORITE QUALITIES IN A PERSON.
Integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, humour, endurance
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS.
When there is harmony all around.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
I love living in Vancouver, but also love London and Europe.
YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR AND FLOWER.
My favourite colour is blue and I love roses and tulips.
YOUR FAVORITE PAINTERS AND COMPOSERS.
Van Gogh and Picasso. Mozart
THE NATURAL TALENT YOU’D LIKE TO BE GIFTED WITH.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH DESIGN?
My first boyfriend was an architect at the AA in London and his projects were so conceptual and far out, such as the use of rusted metal. I thought it was so cool!
HOW OR WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION?
In places like London or New York
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEBODY WHO IS NEW TO DESIGN?
Be passionate and prepared for a lot of work and perseverance!
WHAT DESIGN TREND DO YOU HOPE NEVER RESURFACES?
WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Music, love and travel
WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
The Story by Zondervan
WHAT DESIGNERS DO YOU ADMIRE MOST?
David Collins, Kit Kemp, Eva Juricna
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
International, luxurious, elegant, classy and interesting
WHAT SHOULD EVERY ROOM HAVE IN IT?
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR LEGACY TO BE?
To be one of Vancouver’s leading hospitality designers
YOUR FAVORITE MOTTO.
Keep calm and carry on!
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