About iForest Design & Build

Designers, Advisors, Builders, & Property Managers All Rolled Into One.

Building Lasting Relationships

At iForest, we like to keep relationships for life. Whether that be with our clients or vendors, we want to form long-lasting relationships because strong relationships allow everyone to win at the end of the day.

Our interactions with our vendors are never one and done; we enjoy working with organizations that share the same values as us. The same goes with our clients. We work hard to develop excellent working relationships with our home renovation clients. We also pride ourselves on being available for support after a project is completed to make sure that everything is still of high standards and working well for everyone involved.

Meet Our Talented Team

Angela James

CEO & Co-Founder

Angela is a bit of the old world and bit of the new. Born and raised in historic Britain, she is a lifelong resident of the city of glass, Vancouver. With 25 plus years’ experience in the furniture business, Angela knows design and function. She is widely known for her energy and passion, borne of her effervescent love of people, and helping them live better lives. An accomplished cellist, marathon runner, and triathlete, Angela brings the underpinnings of grace, stamina, and strength to every project.

“Have nothing in your home which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”  ~William Morris

Gillian Song

Design Manager & Coordinator

Gillian is truly international, having managed businesses in Beijing, Bangkok, and Chicago before bringing her innovative ideas to Vancouver. From a multidisciplinary background, Gillian has a special gift for understanding how to best utilize space. She also has the uncanny ability to maximize client gains. With keen technical skills, superhuman efficiency, unflappable calm, and a flair for the modern, Gillian is an artist who prizes her reputation for going above and beyond client expectations.

“Design adds value faster than it adds costs.”

Lilly Nuttida

Interior Designer

Lilly has always been drawn to beautiful interiors growing up with architect/engineer parents in Thailand. With a diploma in Interior Design from VCAD and a continuing education in UX Design at Emily Carr University, Lilly has developed a solid foundation in color, texture, and 3D renderings.

“Functionality and creativity should live in harmony.”

Lawrence Wang

Project Manager

Drawing from five years of invaluable experience as a product manager, Lawrence brings a wealth of expertise to his role. With a proven track record of coordinating and managing teams, he ensures that projects are delivered on time without compromising on quality. Lawrence’s commitment to excellence shines through in every endeavor as he navigates the realm of interior design and renovation construction with precision and dedication.

“Nothing gives me more joy than to hand over the keys on a project we’ve finished, then watching the homeowners experience their new space for the first time.”

Aysanew Gebreselassie

Architect & Interior Designer

Drawing inspiration from the rich cultural tapestry of Ethiopia and his global perspective, Aysanew crafts spaces that marry form with functionality. With a Bachelor’s in Architecture and a Master’s in Business Administration, Aysanew brings a unique fusion of creativity and analytical acumen to every project. Leveraging his architectural expertise, he provide a deep understanding of spatial dynamics and design principles. His keen eye for detail, coupled with a passion for creating spaces that harmonize with the human experience, makes him an asset in the team. A visionary dedicated to enriching lives through design.

“Design shapes the world we live in.”

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Why us?

Dedicated Project Manager

You get a dedicated project manager to oversee the whole process.


You’ll never be kept in the dark. You’ll always get upfront, honest, and clear communication.

Support Team

You get a support team who’ll bend over backwards to make your project a success.

Delighted Customers

Delighted customers and strong financials show we’re the safe choice.

Direct Line to Designers

You’ll have a direct line to in-house designers who know your project inside-out.

Your Interests Come First

Your interests come first, as such. we always look to get the right balance between quality and value for money.

Core Values


We empower our team to use independent judgement and make their own decisions, if they believe it’s the right thing to do for you and your project.


We never shy away from taking responsibility and, if there are any issues, we face up to them and tackle them head-on.


Our design and build experts collaborate closely with you to make sure they capture your vision and create ideas you’ll love.


We simply love what we do. No two projects are ever the same, and we take great pride in creating beautiful work which leaves our clients delighted.


You get the full weight of the iForest team behind your project, with regular communication, personal customer service and a reliable point of contact.


At iForest, we like to tell it how it is. You’ll get clear, jargon-free communication so you always know exactly what’s going on and can make well-informed decisions.

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