About

Janie Hungerford

Principal

Janie Hungerford brings over a decade of experience in the field of interior design. Her design sensibility combines the ease of West Coast lifestyle with a vibrant palette and a sophisticated blend of décor styles. Her expertise spans from residential to commercial projects, including complex heritage renovations. Following a degree in Film from Queens University, and an interior design diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Janie earned her associate’s degree from the esteemed Parsons School of Interior Design in New York City, where she learned to cultivate her creativity beyond the ordinary rules of design. She is a master mixer of colour and texture, seamlessly blending different design periods under one roof. When it comes to design, no two projects are ever the same.

Founded in 2010 in her native Vancouver, Hungerford Interior Design helps clients achieve their home’s full potential, dreaming up lively spaces worthy of their lifestyles and personalities. Whether it’s building a custom staircase, finding the perfect wallpaper or choosing a meaningful work of art for her clients, the boutique design firm meticulously works through every exquisite detail, from start to finish. As an entrepreneur and a mother of four, Janie thrives on a belief that a healthy work/life balance fosters a more creative environment for her team. Hungerford Interior Design approaches each project with fresh eyes and undeniable business savvy, knowing that the combination of the two always results in satisfied clientele through this collaborative business process.

Alexa Salter

Alexa Salter

Partner

Alexa brings international experience, global perspective and a lengthy track record in stunning design to her work at Hungerford. She grew up in a family with a rich history of over 40 years in interior design. Following her education at McGill in Montreal, Alexa spent the first 9 years of her design career at esteemed firms such as Kelly Hoppen in London and Rachel Laxer in New York. Her first large scale personal project was a 13,000 square foot chalet in the French Alps that was featured in a luxury interior design book published by Beta Plus Publishing. Her work graced the front cover of Interiors Magazine shortly after featuring a beautiful home she designed in Silicon Valley. After returning to Vancouver in 2011, Alexa continued to work both locally and internationally in Europe and North America to further develop her design aesthetic and project management skill set. She also had the opportunity to spend some time in recent years working in construction management deepening her knowledge of this area of the business. Alexa approaches each project with creativity, inspiration and a global aesthetic that extends beyond the borders of the West Coast.

Ania Wilczewski

Designer

Ania studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she learned to solve the most intricate design challenges. She excels at working out challenging design details and thrives on seeing these creations come to life. This Vancouver native loves the dynamic nature of design work where, whether she’s drawing in AutoCAD, detailing millwork, or working on concept development, no single office day ever looks the same.

Bri Ragona

Designer

Upon finishing her degree in art history from the University of British Columbia, Bri embarked to New York City to study design at the world-renowned Parsons School of Interior Design. Before joining Hungerford Interior Design, she worked for a couple of well-known Vancouver firms. This hardworking born and bred Vancouverite loves the balance of the creative and the business aspects of her work and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the practical nuts-and-bolts of every project.

Nico Smutylo

Designer

A valued member of Hungerford Interior Design since its beginning, Nico has over a decade of interior design experience under her belt. She is a graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she gained an ideal combination of technical and conceptual knowledge. Nico finds a sense of fulfillment seeing a project through from the beginning to the end, from the initial concept to the built environment.