“luxury in interior design isn’t about the value of your purchase but how you tailor the space to fit your lifestyle.”
Meet our Interior Design & Build Team!
Kookdo Kim, Principal Designer, Project Manager (BID, BCIN #123682)
Kookdo Kim holds an Ontario Building Code identification number as a certified designer. He finished his Interior Design bachelor’s degree with honours at Yorkville University in Canada.
He has more than ten years of experience in the Residential and Hospitality interior design industry. If you ask Kookdo what interior design is, he will say it’s all about luxury; however, he wants to redefine what truly “luxury” means. Kookdo believes luxury in interior design isn’t about the value of your purchase but how you tailor the space to fit your lifestyle.
He is a designer and project manager. He deeply understands the construction process and provides excellent communication services from design to construction. You will sometimes see him with tools on the job site!
Junghee Kim, LEAD Designer (MA, BID)
Junghee Kim holds a Master’s degree in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in US. In her experience, she has practiced in both residential and commercial Interior Design companies in GTA. Also, as an educator, she has taught kitchen and bathroom design and renovation at Sheridan college. She is currently an NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) member.
As a lead designer at STUDIO KIMI, she oversees the design process from programming (client profile, research, and site visit), schematic design (ideation and concept development), and design development (preliminary to final design).
She believes that “space defines the people in it” and “people define space” in return (Taylor, M. & Preston, J.). The design of a building and interior space can explain the people who occupy it and how they interact with the place and environment surrounding it. Her main goal for every project is to fully understand clients’ lifestyles and needs/requirements to create interior spaces that not only accommodate their functional and aesthetical needs but also positively impact their well-being.
“We moved into our newly constructed apartment in October 2020. Kookdo and his team did an excellent job in helping us to design and furnish our place from concept/design development to choosing of furnitures within our budget. Virtual meetings were held to review detail drawings and to receive our feedback. They also acted as General Contractor to ensure all internal millwork construction, painting of the apartment and electrical issues were completed on a timely basis without delay. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional concept designer..”
Eva Chan, Markham Ontario