Barbara Aylesworth

I am passionate about Interior Design. For me, Interior Design is about creating functional beauty. I strive to create spaces that make people feel happy and comfortable, while addressing the functions demanded from everyday life. I listen carefully to my clients, interpret their needs and wants and then present them with options and creative solutions for their living spaces.

My style is to create spaces that feel collected, not decorated. I draw inspiration from my clients…their personality and their surroundings, then create a cultivated, harmonious aesthetic to reflect their lifestyle.

A Stroke of Genius was launched in the fall of 1997 as a platform to showcase my skills as a Decorative Paint Artist. Specializing in Faux Finishes, Murals, Italian Plasters and Guilding, my work can be seen in homes and commercial spaces throughout the lower mainland. Over the years A Stroke of Genius grew, with many clients often asking for ideas and advice to help them further update their homes.

Interior Design, Decorating examples

During the years 2002-2005, while working on the PNE Prize Home as the Decorative Paint Sponsor and running a painting crew, I began to fully realize my love of Interior Design and the process behind creating beautiful spaces. Working alongside different tradespeople, watching and learning from designers and architects and meeting a plethora of suppliers, I knew this was the direction I wanted to grow my business.

In 2009 I was asked to oversee over the Interior Design and Project Coordination of the annual project and continued in that role until September 2011. The following year I enrolled at Vancouver Community College and have since earned my certificate in Interior Design.

My business is now known as A Stroke of Genius Interiors. I have assembled a team of highly skilled trades professionals and artisans that take pride in what they do, bringing years of expertise and knowledge in their fields to execute my designs. My team and I are ready to help you transform your house into the home you have always dreamed of..

Contact us today to discuss your home renovation vision!