Fearless leader, creative visionary, heartbeat and centre of our world are a handful of terms that describe Reisa. Solely using the word designer is too vague for the energy and life that Reisa brings to BBID. Design and creativity are rooted deep in her soul, stemming from a young age when she would save her allowance to buy wallpaper for her room when most girls were saving for Barbie’s. While working as a researcher with the Vancouver Public Library, she expected to keep her passion for design as a hobby. When her projects became so large that there wasn’t enough time in the day, she knew it was time for a career change. In 2000, she began work with Suite Dreams furniture and established their very successful design division. In 2003, she spread her wings and founded Beyond Beige Interior Design and finally realized her lifelong dream. Since then, Reisa has built a reputation and company based on her unique personal combination of elegance, innovation and versatility. Reisa takes a down-to-earth approach to her client relationships and her flair and energy are both infectious and inspirational.
Reisa’s ten years of practical experience in interior design are backed by professional qualifications from The University of British Columbia, where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and from the world renowned BC Institute of Technology she received a formal education in Interior Design and Entrepreneurship.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Reisa has travelled the world in search of ideas and knowledge. From the ancient Pyramids of Egypt to Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, Reisa uses her travels to influence and spark ideas for her work. Whether it’s a design consult or an award-winning hospitality project Reisa approaches each project with creativity, knowledge and realism.