Celebrated for her tenacious and vibrant persona, Amanda Hamilton’s bold and unconventional approach to design and business has made her one of the most sought after interior designers in Western Canada. With over a decade of experience, she has earned a diverse and extensive portfolio including custom residential homes, multi-family developments, restaurant, office and retail design.
“WE SEEK TO PURPOSELY EXPLORE AND CREATIVELY ELEVATE SPACE WITH INTELLIGENT, THOUGHTFUL AND SOULFUL DESIGN” – AMANDA HAMILTON
Committed to continual education and evolution through exploration, Amanda unearths inspiration from significant cultural and social influences like literature, art, music, film and fashion, which are all purposely woven into her work, providing depth to the design narrative. Intimately involved in the creative development and strategic planning of each project, Amanda pursues client inclusion throughout the design process to ensure spaces embody the values and capture the character of each client.
As a full extension of the brand, the studio recently launched a self-titled collection of lifestyle accessories which evolve often and include textiles, one-of- a-kind goods, eclectic statement pieces and bespoke furniture.
With her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Interior Design and an unyielding enthusiasm to continuing her professional development, Amanda received her status as a Certified Designer through the NCIDQ (National Council for Design Qualifications) and also became a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Dedicated to championing the career development of young women, Amanda is an active mentor with the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program. She is the current chair of the World of Choices committee for Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta.
Notable accolades include Avenue Magazine’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Award, Silver Stevie Women Entrepreneur of Canada Award in 2017, “One to Watch” in the 2013 Western Living Designer of the Year Awards, and recipient of the Mount Royal University Horizon Award in 2012. Amanda has served as a speaker for PechaKucha 20×20 in 2015, Junior Achievement of South Alberta World of Choices event in 2014 – 2017 and was the Master of Ceremonies for the 2016 Alberta Association of Architects 60th Anniversary Gala. She has written for various magazines, including a regular column entitled Cookies & Vodka and has been profiled in various magazines including Western Living, Avenue Edmonton, Style at Home, Branded, Alberta Venture, Domus and Homes & Living. Amanda is a member of the Alberta Association of Architects, Interior Designers of Alberta and the Interior Designers of Canada.
With an insatiable need for adventure, Amanda travels extensively, stumbling upon inspiration and a few glasses of Rose along the way. She currently resides in Calgary with her husband and their adored geriatric pup Pepper and drool faced kitten, Scottie.