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Interior Decorating in North Vancouver

A Stroke of Genius is a full service Interior Decorating Company based in North Vancouver servicing the Greater Vancouver area. Under the direction of Principal Interior Decorator, Barbara Aylesworth, we strive to create interior spaces that are both beautiful and functional.

Barbara believes that good design is the creation of ‘functional beauty’. The design process is a very personal one and is unique to every project. The key to good design is fulfilling the client’s dream.

Barbara listens carefully to her clients, interprets their needs and wants, then presents options and creative solutions. Barbara is passionate about Interior Decorating and Design and brings creative vision and attention to detail to every project.

Contact us today to book your project consultation!

Colour Consultations

For one room or your entire house, using colour – from neutrals to the brightest hues – can transform your decor from drab to fabulous.
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Custom & Specialty Work

Create a unique, welcoming space that reflects your personality with custom drapery & bedding, upholstery & slip covers, wallpaper, & paint finishes.
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Material Specification

Material Specification

Ready to renovate or build new?
A Stroke of Genius offers Material Specification Services that will pull everything together for you.
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Project Coordination

From concept to completion, A Stroke of Genius can coordinate and manage your renovation project so it is done right, on time and on budget.
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What People Say

I recently purchased an apartment that required major renovations before I moved in. Barbara Aylesworth of A Stroke of Genius tackled the project and, what an amazing job she did!! What was once an outdated, 80’s style apartment is now a bright, cheery, welcoming place to call home. She brought many unique ideas and suggestions to the renovat…
Alice G
Wow! We’re so glad we found Barb to help us with our Kitchen upgrades, lighting, and conversion of one spare room into a well designed office space. She was meticulous and worked well with us to provide guidance and insight into counter top & fixture selection, colors, and proper design of our new office. She was always available to respond to …
John & Pat M.
…Let me tell you something about this lady, Barb, She knows her stuff! When she gets a ‘vision’, after you have explained what you are looking for, if you let her go, she can take your house, throw it up in the air, as if in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ and when it lands, you see it!! The magic of her talent. She is amazing…………….personable and easy to tal…
Kendra S.
I have had the opportunity to work with Barbara on 4 different projects over the past few years. She has been amazing, she has taken old spaces and made them modern, fresh and inviting. She comes in on budget, provides good options for spaces and responds quickly to any issues.
Sandra Idema
As someone who has worked on many projects with Barbara over the years, I can say that Barb takes a truly professional, friendly approach, and always delivers great results. I highly recommend using Barb no matter how large or small your project may be.
Randy B.
I have worked with Barbara for the past ten years and we have completed many projects together. From kitchens and bathrooms to laundry room make overs, we have tackled a lot. Recently we just completed a kitchen and bathroom upgrade in a condo and ran into a problem with something not fitting. Fifteen 15 years as a carpenter/ contractor I spent…
Sean D.
First rate! Barb listens carefully, reaches wide to find exactly the items that will make the finish special. She’s patient, has a great eye for colour and fabrics and has exceptional attention to detail. She is aware of costs, is a savvy shopper and pulled my West Van condo reno together beautifully.
Kathleen M.
We feel very lucky to have received assistance with our home from Barb. We have learned over the years that experience is the best teacher, so with Barb at the helm we knew that we were in good hands and could relax and trust her advice and decisions. Barb worked hard to find out what we were struggling with in our home. She spent time listenin…
Bill and Janet
Two years ago we had a flood in the lower floor of our home and needed some renovating, which included our master bedroom. Barb Aylesworth of A STROKE OF GENIUS did an outstanding job organizing the repairs and changes. We decided at that point to renovate our entire house. Barb is an extremely talented designer whose expertise was well apprecia…
Latimer Project
Barbara Aylesworth of A Stroke of Genius was hired in 2017 to undertake the interior design of the Oakmont building in Vancouver. At 25 years old, the common areas within the Oakmont, a three-storey condo/apartment building were shabby, poorly lit and uninviting. Barb came up with a renovation concept and collaborated extensively with the strata co…
Roberta Staley
We initially hired Barb years ago for colour coordination in our new home. We were so impressed we decided to look her up for our next project. I’m extremely happy we were able to connect again. Barb totally understands my taste and budget. I appreciate her innovation. She was able to suggest many little inexpensive touches that totally complet…
Jo-Ann O.
Thank you again for bringing your impeccable taste, professionalism and wonderful work to our home. Everything is cozy, comfortable and welcoming.
Nicole G.
Barb has recently completed an entire renovation of our home’s interior. She had worked with us 13 years ago, and we are so grateful to have found her again! Barb is very professional and detail oriented, very meticulous. Completing our bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room while we lived in our home took great skill in her juggling the…
Judith B.
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