About

Unshelf Design

Calgary Interior Design & Home Staging

Unshelf Design Team

Homes

That

Hug

 

Unshelf Design is on a mission to empower people to live joyfully and foster success in their communities.

… And we believe this starts at home.

 

Unshelf Design specializes in cosmetic residential redesigns and interior decorating that spark joy by creating ‘#Homes That Hug’ you when you walk in.

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Core Values

These are more than just business jargon… Our core values dictate every decision we make in our business. From who we partner with, to who we hire, and even who we design for and work with… They truly are our ‘why’ and what make us who we are.

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Gratitude & Joy

Love what you do and the positive impact you are making. Grateful for opportunities to learn.

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Communication

Accountability and clear messaging through professionalism, personalization, and personability.

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Collaboration

Team-mentality inside and outside the organization. Selflessly seeking and valuing expertise.

Interior Design Process

Operational Excellence

Understanding and respect for policy and process enhancing client experience.

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Creative Repurposing

Sustainability by way of incorporating pre-loved with new.

Unshelf Team

Sarah Kirkpatrick Calgary Interior Designer

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Owner & Principal Designer

Interior design is two fold to me.

1. Life gives us lemons, and it is up to us to create spaces that wrap themselves around us when we walk into them. Healing us and nurturing our families no matter what we face through that front door.

2. Life also gives us lemonade, and by designing our homes to reflect where we want to be, and the life we want to live, we set the stage to bring those goals to life.

Liberty Parnell Interior Designer

Liberty Maki

Design Assistant

For as long as Liberty can remember she has been a creature of creation – Painting, drawing, and drafting since she could hold a pencil! After studying art history and design, she pursued further education in the Interior Design program at The Visual Collage of Art and Design.

Outside of the studio, Liberty loves thrifting, coffee shop scouting, content creation, and traveling with her sweet pup Maesie! 

Design 80/20

Sarah: The Business Owner & Interior Designer

If you made it this far down the page… you are really doing your research (#LOVE)! So here is what you need to know:

What differentiates me is my experience managing my own advertising agency for 9 years, and the masters course in project management, vendor relations, and systems and processes that was. The business side of design is 80% of what makes a project go smoothly, and our clients rave about how seamless a process our design projects are.

I bought my first house when I was 24 and took it down to the studs, redesigning it from the ground up. I also flipped my husband’s rental property before we sold it so he could break even in the down market he was selling in (and he came out ahead!). This experience paired with my staging and decorating certifications, as well as my impeccable design taste, have formed the other 20% of design projects (our clients rave about that too!).

 

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Sarah: The Human Being

I am a firm believer that you have to ‘click’ with your designer, and I wanted to introduce myself on a personal level as well (without it sounding too much like a dating profile… though I do like long walks on the beach). 

Family: My husband and I have 3 dogs – Elsie (Great Pyrenees mix we adopted through AARCS), Bella & Gracie (West Highland Terriors – Gracie was my mom’s dog. When mom passed away we welcomed Gracie with open paws).

Travel: I love to gain inspiration for my designs through the textures and concepts I encounter around the world. I visit 1 new country a year, having visited 35+ countries to date.

Locked Rooms: I love solving problems and am the ‘search and find’ person on escape room teams. I guess thats why I love occupied staging! Looking around for items we can use to complete the puzzle. Board games are great too!

Thrifting: I could spend all day going to every thrift store in the city and scouring the shelves for hidden gems – in fact, I created a list of my favourite thrift shops in Calgary!

 

Functional.
Social. Emotional.

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Interior Design

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Occupied Staging

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