Learn about what we do and meet Lori.
Simply Home Decorating is a boutique design studio based in North Vancouver, B.C. Serving clients across the Lower Mainland and beyond, our passion is interior decorating — taking what you already love about your place and realizing its full potential through furniture, finishes and accessories that make it a liveable, magazine-worthy home.
While many other firms take a generalist approach, we are decor specialists. Whether it is custom designed furniture and millwork, designer fabrics, window coverings, wallpaper, art, antiques and accessories…
Decor isn’t what we do at the end of a project. It is the project.
So if you’ve just moved into a new home, if your rooms are dated or feel unfinished, if you’re ready to invest in your experience of home, we can help.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
With nearly 20 years of decorating experience, Lori Steeves’ energy knows no bounds. Whether it’s taking on new client projects, flipping homes, or designing and opening a café with her husband Jonathan, she never shies away from a creative challenge.
Growing up in a small town in New Brunswick, Lori never dreamed that she could make a living from her innate ability to make things beautiful and collected.
The seedlings of Lori’s design career were planted in Montreal while she was an English Literature and Art History student at McGill University. To pay the bills, she worked as a retail assistant at a home décor store. Her manager spotted her talent for arranging displays and promptly promoted her to a visual merchandising role.
To take her career to the next level, she enrolled in an interior decorating diploma course and accepted a junior designer role at a small interior design firm in Ottawa.
In the year 2000, Lori followed her entrepreneurial heart and founded Simply Home Decorating.
Simply Home Decorating served the Ottawa community for 7 successful years before Lori and Jonathan relocated to North Vancouver where they currently reside with their daughter, Findlay and their extended family of pets.
When not transforming clients’ homes, Lori can be found outside enjoying nature, dreaming of her next European holiday or scheming a fresh creative project.
“Lori did for us what no other decorator managed to do — she made us happy! She came back to us with a design concept full of genius! She took elements from each of our styles and blended them into one. Not only did we love the overall look but she incorporated each of the sentimental items that we wanted included, and it all worked together beautifully.”
B. Miller, Port Moody
“Lori truly has the eye of an artist, and fused her ideas with our needs and possessions to create a warm, energized and eclectic living environment that we love.”
C. Campbell, North Vancouver
“Our main floor is completely transformed, and we cannot wait to entertain family and friends in our new space. I cannot speak highly enough about Simply Home Decorating and I look forward to our next project together!”
S. Clarke, Port Moody
“Every day we look at each other and just smile at our new place. We absolutely love the design and furnishings! Would we hire Lori again? In a heartbeat! Would we recommend her to our family and friends? A resounding YES!”