About Lifestyle Meets Comfort
Lifestyle Meets Comfort is the premier interior design blog for fashionable room comfort. With society moving towards living in town homes and condominiums, there is a growing need for a strong voice in the quality, practically and style of furniture and interior design. Each article will provide helpful interior design tips, the latest home decor trends and quality La-Z-Boy product suggestions to get the job done.
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries are located in North Vancouver, Richmond. Coquitlam and Langley, British Columbia. With a team of trained creative and practical designers, each of these showrooms provides mobile interior design services for your home and office.
Our Home Decor Design Team
Kasia received her Interior Design education from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2001. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Arts from Kotarbinski University in Poland. Before immigrating to Canada, she has worked in both Poland and Germany and was the owner operator of her home decor boutique in Poland.
Kasia is well-travelled throughout Europe where she studied architecture, colour, form as well as principles and elements of design. Prior to working for La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, apart from valuable experience and knowledge gained in Europe, she has also expanded her experience through various design firms in the Greater Vancouver Area. She has practised in lighting plans and specifications, graphic communications (brochures, flyers, ads), kitchen and bathroom design for multi-unit developments and commercial projects, window and floor coverings, project management as well as sustainable and environmentally-friendly building products.
Her style of design is exciting. It encompasses the sophistication and richness of European designs, the casual elegance of American design, and the richness in colour of Asian design. Her style is unique, exciting and is a reflection of the various cultures that she has been immersed in.
Kenji has over 10 years experience in the interior design industry. Originally from Hong Kong, he is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He studied interior design at BCIT and has worked for commercial companies focusing on paints, lighting and cabinetry. Just before joining the design team at La-Z-Boy in Richmond, he was a senior interior designer at a private residential design firm for five years.
Sophisticated and trendy, Kenji favours contemporary and classic looks. He loves to combine traditional room elements, establishing strong function with accent pieces from today’s artistic styles, bringing life and comfort. Think simple, with a soft yet vibrant flair.
As an In-Home Designer, he brings his widespread interior experience and a holistic approach to room planning. He loves the challenge of producing versatile and flexible spaces with custom lighting, colours and fabrics. He is inspired by the style of each of his clients, discovering their hopes and then working within the resources given to effectively create their dream living spaces.
Roya has an Interior Decorating Diploma. She came to La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries with 15 years of experience in the home decor field. Roya’s extensive background includes interior decorating, home staging, painting, renovating and remodeling. Roya has worked with La-Z-Boy for over 10 years in Sales, Management and In-Home Design.
Roya’s passion for Interior design enables her to help clients envision their room. Through listening and encouraging. Roya assists her clients in discovering their own sense of style. Roya will use her refined sense of colour, patterns, and textiles to collaboratively create unique and functional spaces for her clients to relax and enjoy in their homes and lifestyle.
Raula holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with international experience. She combines Mediterranean concepts from her previous tenure in Dubai with South American influences from Brazil. With great attention to detail, Raula takes her designs to the next level by creating spaces according to the highest industry standards, without cutting corners.
From the early conceptual stages to the final home decor finishing touches, Raula ensures her designs will fit her customers’ design and lifestyle needs. Dedicated and driven to achieve beautiful and functional design, she benchmarks her success on customer satisfaction.
Raula is easy going and fun to work with. She is an energetic, talented, and strategic designer that translates her clients’ personalities into every design vision and concept. Seeing the world from a fresh and unique viewpoint, Raula brings originality and a touch of the unexpected to each of her clients’ living spaces. You can find her designing beautiful spaces in our Langley store!
Golnaz Gorjestani graduated from BCIT ‘s Interior Design Program. Her backgrounds include Architecture and Painting and Remodelling. She worked as an architectural technologist and interior designer on a wide range of residential and commercial projects.
Golnaz experiences and knowledge enables her to create beautiful and functional home decor spaces. Her approach to design is to offer professional services that combine technical knowledge and creative artistry to our customers.
About the Owners
Meet Tim and Gerald Miller. As brothers, they have been partners in the furniture business for many years and form a great team as co-owners of their four La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries locations.
When asked, “Why the furniture business?” Tim answered, “I love the fashion aspect of furniture and how it follows the trends and styles of fashion.” He also loves the people side of owning the showrooms; you are likely to find him on the floor chatting up various customers who are browsing around.
Gerald, on the other hand, has a passion for the business aspect and has a keen understanding of the industry. He adds, “I love working for La-Z-Boy because it is such a family-oriented company. It’s really like a big family.”
Together they strive to provide a great experience for customers who are looking for comfortable and stylish furniture.
Gerald notes, “For furniture to be comfortable, it has to have three elements:
It has to, of course, sit comfortable It has to be comfortable on the eye and fashionable to look at
And most importantly, it has to be comfortable to live with and fit into your life and your home.
The fact that La-Z-Boy provides this whole package of comfort is why we are behind the brand; it’s the brand recognition that people trust and we love that.”
Another thing that comes through with Tim and Gerald is their care and love for their community, both locally and internationally. They do this locally through projects like furnishing Ronald McDonald House, The Kidney Foundation, Childrens Hospital and numerous local schools and sports teams. Overseas trips include Guatemala, Haiti, Ecuador and Colombia for outreach and aid.
Day to day, they are always excited about helping customers create beautiful and comfortable rooms in their homes.