Calgary Interior Design Firm Helps Highbanks Society

Highbanks Society is a Calgary non-profit organization that provides housing at a subsidized rate for young mothers who are finishing their education and creating career paths. Several years ago, I renovated one of the suites of Highbanks house when it was the featured property on a local designer showcase tour. Now Highbanks is expanding, and I am thrilled that they have asked my Calgary interior design firm to help them with the renovation.


The exisiting plan on the main floor consisted of an administrative office, a powder room, two workstations for the tenants and a suite for a onsite manager. The office area will be reconfigured and an addition on the back of the property will contain a teaching kitchen, a lounge space and a back entrance. The addition also includes a second floor consisting of an additional two bedroom suite and a laundry room. There will also eventually be a playroom in the basement for the young children and lots of additional storage.

Highbanks kitchen perspective

This concept board illustrates our design for the teaching kitchen. I wanted the design to be cutting-edge and youthful but there were several functional aspects which needed consideration. Volunteers will regularly teach cooking and nutrition classes in this kitchen and the board of directors need a table space for meetings. We are proposing a white lacquer and walnut cabinet combination with a wonderful glass mosaic backsplash tile as a feature.

Highbanks lounge perspective

The lounge area will have several pieces of furniture which will be donated by some incredible companies! Maria Tomas and Vogel have graciously offered to help us furnish this space stylishly for the tenants. We are absolutely floored by their generosity and support.

We’ll keep you updated on this very exciting collaboration and more details as the project moves along. All of us at Corea Sotropa Interior Design are really enjoying this project and doing our part to help out this very worthy organization.



7 Comments on Calgary Interior Design Firm Helps Highbanks Society

  1. Nyla
    September 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm (9 years ago)

    Such a great cause Jacqueline and love the story boards and illustrations!

  2. wendy
    September 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Just a wonderful job Jacquline, and great renderings. Love it. Take pic’s when it is all done and post.

    See you at the IDSwest. Hope you got your room booked.


  3. Sally Lloyd
    September 20, 2010 at 2:04 am (9 years ago)

    Great job. Very touched by your work. I wanted to let you know that because of your tweet I have contacted Highbanks Society to see if they can refer women and children to our clinic’s day of free dental hygiene services “A Gift From The Heart” to happen Feb 2011. It’s great to see people reaching out to help this group! I love your design work.

  4. Jane Braun
    September 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you Jacqueline for the “Pink Chandeleir” blog site!
    I look forward to the interesting articles and insight.
    Jane Braun

  5. Boyd Penner
    September 24, 2010 at 2:30 am (9 years ago)

    What a wonderful project. Thanks for supporting such a great group and the work that they do. P.S. great renderings too.

  6. TLC_Designs
    October 20, 2010 at 5:23 am (9 years ago)

    Wow, great renderings, Jacqueline. Love seeing good ol’ fashioned hand-rendered designs 🙂

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