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With clients across Canada, ALTER design studio is a full-service interior design firm based in Tsawwassen, BC., with a branch in Kelowna. Growing up in British Columbia, we like to sprinkle a little West Coast ethos into each of our designs, while staying true to your tastes and vision.
Whether you are renovating, or starting from scratch with a new build, we understand that your home is much more than just a “project”. It is an investment of your time, money, emotion, and most importantly - trust.
You are busy, leading a full and dynamic life, filled with grandkids, friends and vacation homes. Our turnkey approach includes the commitment to ensure all of the decisions and details are addressed, so that you can continue with your busy life, without the extra stress.
We believe beauty is found inside, not just in the homes we design, but in the people we work with. Our network includes, trusted contractors, trades, suppliers and sub-contractors, ensuring your space will be both beautiful and enduring.
This is listed as our first value for a reason. We love creating partnerships with our clients - everyone has a voice on the journey.
We take design seriously but not ourselves. We believe creating your dream home should be a joyful experience full of laughter and support.
We are ideas people. We get thrills creating beautiful solutions to your design challenges.
Mikki L. Litzenberger
PRINCIPAL & LEAD DESIGNER
Design has been my passion since childhood. At age 12, I was captivated by the different components that made up the houses in my neighbourhood, and my father and uncle's careers in construction only fuelled my fascination.
My first interior design project was for my father's construction company during my summer break from studying Art History. After earning my BA, I pivoted my career and began working for a builder's hardware company.
However, after many years with large manufacturers of renovation and design products, I realized my heart was pulling me in a different direction. With my values maturing, I transitioned from my career in international product design to interior design and opened my own studio.
As a resident of South Delta, I love working within the community, modernizing homes through thoughtful and personalized renovations. However, I get the most joy and inspiration from the connections we form with our clients and trade partners.
The beauty of design is being able to create a space that truly feels like home. My professional background as a Mortgage Broker gave me the opportunity to work with homeowners, realtors and builders. After receiving my formal training in Interior Design I chose to pursue my love of design and business together.
My personal design style is Rustic Modern and I love to use natural architectural materials like wood and stone with modern elements. I often feel less is more and by having a minimalist style the natural beauty of the materials emerge. I approach each project with gratitude knowing that together we can transform your vision into reality.
"Mikki was so amazing to work with. I was worried about working with a designer who wouldn’t listen to my input. She listened and designed an outstanding kitchen and guest bathroom for me, guiding me when I was making some questionable decisions. Always trying to keep costs to a reasonable level, providing options and a beautiful vision for the final product. Everyone who has seen the renovations has been impressed with the design and quality of the materials. I was so lucky to meet up with Mikki and would not hesitate to recommend her to others or work with her again. Thanks Mikki for creating such a warm and relaxing space!"
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
BC Lower Mainland: Tsawwassen, Ladner, North Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Steveston, Richmond, & surrounding areas.
Okanagan: Kelowna, Vernon, Summerland, Peachland, Penticton, & surrounding areas.