Who We Are

Spruced Kitchens provides kitchen and bath, design and construction solutions that increase

the functionality, beauty and value of your home.

Our little studio serves as a bespoke showroom, offering high quality finishing products that have been hand selected and curated by our team of professionals. Together, we bring a fresh approach to design through our unique strengths, good hearts and creative backgrounds.

Caralee McKinney

OWNER &
LEAD DESIGNER

Caralee lives a life steeped in design; devoted to creating beautiful spaces that invigorate the senses.

 

Her artistry flourishes through a rich background in design, drawing inspiration from her experience running a textile and natural fabrics company, attending business and design schools, and curating home renovations through construction consulting and material selection.

 

Caralee's personal aesthetic tastes are akin to a 'Modern Farmhouse' approach, but her greatest pleasure is working with the unique styling preferences of her clients. Caralee's designs are balanced and cohesive—brought to life through the careful blending of woods, metals, lighting and colour.

Jackie Barber

ADMINISTRATOR

Jackie keeps our design studio humming along smoothly—with a little dash of sugar and spice in everything she does.

 

Educated as a Librarian and Researcher with two Masters Degrees, Jackie has a lifelong passion for architectural design and a well developed taste for decoration. Our resident ‘Mary Poppins’, Jackie infuses light and life into our work through her unique professional talents.

 

Well travelled with eclectic tastes, Jackie brings a cultured and ‘collected’ look into our photoshoot styling and draws inspiration from the communities she has lived in and loved, including Egypt, Europe, and India.

INTERIOR DESIGNER & ACQUISITIONS SPECIALIST

Carsen has the rare and ever-inspiring ability to connect with a space, in order to truly understand how to bring it to life.

 

With a strong background in Design and History, Carsen's talents have seen her working on Love It or List It Vancouver and Vacation Homes as a stager and production assistant. She has also been an Interior Designer, and Acquisitions Manager for established companies

in both Vancouver and Toronto.

 

Carsen's personal tastes are dynamic and progressive. She anchors her designs in the elements that our clients find meaningful, and gracefully evolves those spaces to their full potential.

Carsen E. Harrietha

Brooke Riome

FINISHING CARPENTER & INSTALLER

Brooke is nothing short of an artist, seamlessly transforming all of our dreamy designs into perfectly fit and finished spaces. 

 

After training under a Red Seal master carpenter for over a decade, Brooke began his own business specializing in kitchens and interior finishing carpentry. A self-proclaimed ‘brutal perfectionist’, he takes a time-honoured traditional approach to carpentry with a focus on immaculate detail, longevity and functionality.

 

Not only is Brooke an artful and accomplished craftsman, he’s also tidy and respectful on the job site—and just about the kindest human to be around.

Contact Us

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