Karen Yau
Interior Designer

Raised in a bi-lingual environment, Karen is fluent in both Chinese and English. She is inspired by the variety of lifestyles and traditions within different cultures. Since she was young, Karen has had an interest in how these traits can affect art and architecture.

Trying to find an outlet for her passion and creativity, Karen first explored design at BCIT in the Interior Design Management program. After discovering her calling, Karen wanted to dive deeper in and enrolled into the Bachelors of Interior Design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

At SGDI Karen pushes the boundaries of design for both her clients, and herself. Encouraging the choice of unique elements, that stand out from their backdrop, creates sophisticated spaces; clients can be proud of their one-of-a-kind design, and Karen gets to continuously refine her style.

With her background and understanding of eastern and western customs, Karen incorporates a fusion of ideas from two different cultures. Drawn to simplicity and beauty, she hopes to help create functional and aesthetically balanced spaces for clients that address their needs and lifestyle.

“Design creates culture.
Culture shapes values.
Values determine the future.”

– Robert L. Peters

What People Are Saying

Lawrence Green

"I was impressed not only by Sarah's design ability, but also with her level of construction knowledge. I have heard that a lot of designers are good at making things pretty, but are not that great at understanding how things are actually built- Sarah is fantastic at both. I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know without hesitation."

Diane and Vince Grdina

"We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on the construction of our new home. We had a lot of fun working with them and found them always thoughtful, mindful, and professional. We would highly recommend their firm and would use them again without hesitation."

Pete Rackow

"We were immediately impressed with Sarah's ability to assess our needs and understand the type of home my wife and I wanted for us and our 3 boys. Her attention to detail is flawless and every inch of our fully renovated home is thoroughly thought through. I felt like they cared about our home as much as we the homeowners did."