About Us

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An architectural/interior designer and free-range parent with good grammar and good hair, an uncanny predictor of color trends, a believer in the theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, and a possessor of oodles of practical (and not-so-practical) creativity.


Kirsten has been working in the industry since 1998, running her own firm since 2008. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.

Awarded NCIDQ from the Council for Interior Design Qualification, the industry's recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles, recognizes her commitment to the design profession.

She is skilled in residential and commercial design, specializing in architectural interiors.

Kirsten understands the personal relationship her clients have with their homes and places of business, which is why she works directly with them to discover and realize the potential of their spaces.

She enjoys working with those who appreciate the value of good design, preferring longevity and livability to disposable trends and superfluous space.

With professional project oversight she strives to eliminate surprises, while guiding your project seamlessly from beginning to end.



We don't like to brag, so we let our clients do it for us. Discover what it's like to work with DOW-PEARCEdesign.

We have worked with Kirsten twice in the past eight years, both of which were fantastic experiences. She listens well and has an astounding eye for detail. Her ability to be creative and think outside the box while staying within budget is definitely an asset to have in a designer. We would highly recommend her to anyone, and have in fact done so!

R. Penner and R. Betteridge

Home Owner

We worked with Dow-Pearce Design on the design and construction of our home. DPd was involved in every step of the process, from the initial design to interior design and furniture selection. Kirsten helped us ensure that the look and feel that we put on paper became a reality. Relationships are important to DPd and Kirsten made every effort to understand not only our family’s quantitative requirements but the qualitative elements that were important to us all. She educated us on various options and design elements during this process and even though she offered opinions, she listened and accommodated our desires so that they made both architectural and economic sense. We could not be happier and would recommend DPd to anyone looking to design a home and have an incredible time doing it!

C. and W. Mallabone

Home Owner

Kirsten was referred to us by a neighbor whose renovation she had completed the previous year. She helped us design and manage the major interior renovation of our 1980s built home while our family of six, plus cat and dog, lived in the residence during the whole process. She is a talented and professional designer with keen, practical, design sense. Throughout the planning and renovation process she listened carefully to what we had to say—often opposing opinions between husband and wife—to come up with highly livable, practical and stylish solutions that blended our ideas and styles. The result is a beautiful and gracefully flowing home that thrills us. While being very creative, Kirsten is also sensitive and responsive to budget and time guidelines. Where problems or issues arose (as they always do in a home renovation) she responded quickly and engagingly. We would recommend Dow-Pearce Design, without reservation.

C. and D. Hassel

Home Owner

If I had to describe my experience with Dow-Pearce Design in a single word, it would be 'appreciative'. It was evident that Kirsten is passionate about all aspects of design, function as well as aesthetics, but her capacity to listen to our wishes and take the project from drawings to reality exceeded our expectations. Our finished basement is so beautiful, it puts the rest of our house to shame! Dow-Pearce Design marries enthusiasm for great design with the logistics needed to get the job done. Thank you, Kirsten, for our home well done.

M. Purych and S. Gundy

Home Owner

Kirsten is an excellent designer with whom I have had the opportunity to work on several projects—both new builds and renovations and including two of my own personal residences. Kirsten has a way of making functional space that is second to none. In building many of DPd’s projects, I have become aware of both a keen artistic sense of style, proportion and color as well as a practical knowledge of design. Her attention to detail is superb and the personal attention she gives to each project, exemplary. I am always recommending her services to both existing and prospective clients and look forward to working with her on future projects.

Shane Kinghorn

Kinghorn Projects Ltd.