Sarah Gallop, RID
Principal Designer

As the founder of SGDI, Sarah has an unwavering passion for Interior Design. From a young age, it was evident that she would need to create; she designed her first house at the age of twelve and never looked back.

After working her way through Marketing and Business Management at Kwantlen University College she found her way to Art Direction at Vancouver Film School. She loved creating for movies, but felt somewhat disheartened when her creations were dismantled after filming was complete. She knew she needed a more permanent backdrop for her designs and went on to study Interior Design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She had come full circle and realized that this was ‘it’ for her. She won an award upon graduation and dove right into the design world.

Sarah started her career in Commercial Design, but quickly remembered her true love was in designing homes. She loves working with homeowners and uncovering things that will truly make their spaces unique. She is experienced in designing custom spaces of any size, from 1000 sqft to over 15,000 sqft. She has designed many homes in all reaches of the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area, but has also designed homes across Canada, the USA, and Asia.

Over the years Sarah has designed many award-winning spaces and continues to do so with her team at SGDI. Since 2009 the team has won many CHBABC Georgie Awards, GHVBA Ovation Awards, IDIBC Shine Awards, and NKBABC Awards.

Sarah has been a regular contributing writer for Black Press and Glacier Media and a featured columnist for Westcoast Homes + Design magazine. She has presented on the HGTV Main Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show and the Vancouver Home + Design Show. Sarah has also appeared on Global TV, CTV, and CBC Radio.

Sarah is a commissioner with the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission, she is a professional member of the Interior Designers Institute of BC, and has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) to hold the title of Registered Interior Designer (RID).

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.”
– Steve Jobs

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."