About Our Firm
Karly Parker Interior Design is a full service interior design firm based in Nanaimo with projects across Vancouver Island. Formerly known as Kallos Interior Design, the firm was established in 2009 and has since developed a portfolio and clientele focusing on luxury residential, custom homes and commercial design.
From the initial concept of your vision to the final finishing details, Karly Parker Interior Design considers every design aspect of your home’s personality in order to make your dream come true. As a team of experienced professionals, we design beautiful interiors fueled by passionate creativity, evidence-based design and honest dedication to client’s style.
Honest, timeless and authentic beauty.
Interior Designer, Principal
Karly Parker, Managing Principal and Lead Designer, has over a decade of experience working on a multitude of projects. From custom residential homes to multi-family developments to resorts, office spaces and retail design, Karly is sought after for her vibrant energy and enthusiasm. She approaches each project with a commitment to putting her client’s needs first and expanding upon their own personal style and flair. Under Karly’s careful management, the company has grown to encompass all aspects of the design field. Meticulous attention to detail combined with a progressive, innovative and collaborative approach has allowed Karly Parker Interior Design to create spaces that consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. Karly thrives in a creative environment and takes inspiration from cultural and social influences including art, film, and the fashion industry. Intimately involved in every aspect of the creative development and strategic planning of each project, she seeks to design beautiful spaces that function immaculately and are unique to each individual client.
Interior Designer & Project Manager, BID
Sara joined the Karly Parker team in the fall of 2017. After completing her Bachelor of Interior Design in her hometown of Kitchener, Ontario, she decided to adventure west and join a design firm that would allow her to grow her skills and hone her design style. Sara has since stepped into the role of Project Manager and Design Lead, working directly with clients and contractors to bring each and every one of their visions to reality. Sara is a talented designer with a talented eye for exceptional palettes and fine details. Her careful attention to detail and the unwavering work ethic she applies to each project ensures every one is tailored to the individual needs and style of her clients. She loves all things design and believes in delivering solutions that are functional, aesthetic, and environmentally conscious. Sara is our fearless office leader, and we’d be lost without her at the helm!
Crystal Bell, BID
Crystal was raised in Lake Cowichan, a small town that allowed her to dream big while appreciating the closeness of the connections and relationships fostered by her community. Crystal started her journey at Karly Parker in April 2021 when she completed her third-year internship with us, as part of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at VIU. That same year, she received the 2021 Award of Excellence: Technical. Upon completing her degree in April 2022 – and receiving the 2022 Leadership Award – Crystal is now planning her next steps to take the NCIDQ exam to become a Registered Interior Designer. Crystal is the social butterfly of the office; she loves getting to know the clients and listening to and understanding their needs. She especially enjoys the process of selecting the perfect finishes and materials that complete a project from the inside out. Crystal is trained in multiple softwares such as Autocad, Revit, and Enscape, which allow her to visually express design details to the client through custom millwork drawings, 3D renderings, and videos. She puts deep consideration into all of her designs and strives to create environments that allow people to feel positive, healthy and inspired.
Morgan was born and raised in Nanaimo, giving her an intricate understanding of the city and the lifestyle of its residents. She started with Karly Parker during her first year of her Bachelor of Interior Design in 2021, and is set to complete her degree in spring 2024. We can’t wait to have her with us fulltime once she’s done, especially as she has been awarded the Dean’s Honour List for exceptional academics throughout her schooling so far! Before starting her BID program, she pursued education in business and legal administration, which gives her a well rounded understanding of the operational side of design. Morgan has specialized in window coverings and closets since starting with the team. She loves working on projects that allow her to expand on her skills for space planning and enhancing plans to best suit every individual project, and also enjoys the process of learning new softwares such as AutoCAD and Revit. Morgan is our office ray of sunshine, always bringing a positive outlook to the office and every project she works on. She is excited for her future growing with the Karly Parker team and is really looking forward to taking the steps to become a Registered Interior Designer upon graduation.
Allison came to Nanaimo from her hometown of Squamish B.C. in 2016, where she grew up with a love for the outdoors and an intimate appreciation for indoor-outdoor living. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, and is on her way to becoming a Certified Residential Designer. Her passion for Interior Design brought her to the Karly Parker team in the spring of 2021. Allison joined us from a renovation and technical skills background, and has been a fantastic addition to the Karly Parker Team. She specializes in project management, architectural details, and elevations and millwork drawings. Allison is our office motivator, always ensuring everyone and every project stays on track. She is an enthusiastic, detail oriented and thoughtful designer.
Paige McManus, AT
Paige is an Architectural Technologist who joined the Karly Parker Team at the beginning of 2022, and we’re so happy to have her. Coming from Calgary, Alberta, Paige has an appreciation for the slower pace of the island lifestyle that Nanaimo has to offer. She graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technologies in Calgary, receiving the 2021 BILD Award in recognition of her hard work, design, and innovation. Paige enjoys the challenge of creating spaces that flow well with everyday life while also looking beautiful inside and out. She excels at 3D renderings, which allow projects to come to life before they are built. Paige is also our little office organizer, always blowing us away with her administrative skills and her attention to detail. She has an incredibly careful eye and puts immense thought and care into each project.