Servicing clients in Vancouver and beyond, Gillian Segal offers a full range of interior design services, specializing in luxury residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

With an extensive network of resources and partnerships, Gillian and her team strive to deliver outstanding, hands-on service and beautifully creative solutions that marry their clients vision with the firm’ s renowned modern eclectic aesthetic. Regularly visiting worldwide trade shows, Gillian and her team stay on the forefront of design innovation to help clients push boundaries and create spaces that are comfortably luxurious and unique.

We Are

Gillian Segal

Principal & Founder

Gillian Segal is principal and founder of Gillian Segal Design, a boutique full-service interior-design firm, based in Vancouver, specializing in custom residential design. After earning her certificate of interior design and working with some of Vancouver’s top design firms, Gillian decided to start her own firm, Gillian Segal Design. Gillian works with clients hand-in-hand in visualizing the amazing potential of their homes by turning their initial concepts and dreams into a reality.

Gillian believes that the home is a wonderful opportunity for self-expression--understanding how much our environment affects our mood, productivity, and lifestyle. Gillian describes her personal style as, “Modern, eclectic glamour” and is known for always bringing in an element of the unexpected into her more


Inspired by her travels and love for design of decades past, Gillian loves blending the old and the new.

Gillian and her team regularly visit worldwide trade shows, so they can stay on the forefront of design innovation to help clients push boundaries and create spaces that are comfortably luxurious and unique. Listening to Gillian’s wealth of knowledge is always educational and inspirational--her ability to fearlessly dream and strive for far-reaching goals is so impactful as a female creative and business-women.

Laura Benner

Senior Designer
& Project Manager

Laura catapulted her career after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in interior design. With experience across North America with renowned firms such as Carrie Hayden and Brian Paquette, Laura brings over a decade of luxury residential and commercial design experience to our team. Her grace, and positive energy makes for an incredible client and vendor relationship. Laura is known for her driven work ethic, attention to detail and her ability to translate a strong design story in collaboration with the client’s goals. During Laura’s time at Gillian Segal Design her work has been feature in Vogue Living, OK! Magazine, Dwell amongst others.

Erin McDougall

Senior Designer
& Project Manager

Erin started with Gillian Segal Design after pursuing a design career in Calgary. After a decade of experience working for some of Canada’s top firms like Paul Lavoie, and Kelly Deck, Erin sought a role at GSD. Erin’s energetic spirit is contagious, and her passion is shown throughout all aspects of her design abilities. She is loyal to her clients and thrives in the personal atmosphere of residential design. Erin’s biggest focus in design is the “sense of play”. She loves to push boundaries and is not afraid to take creative risks. Erin has obtained her bachelor’s degree in interior design along with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification designation.

Madilynne Woodward

Senior Designer
& Project Manager

Madilynn earned her Diploma of Interior Design in Vancouver, BC and has nearly a decade of experience working with firms across Canada. Her passion for design stems from her childhood admiring her Mother in the Interior Design world. Madilynn’s years of experience in both Residential and Commercial design has provided her with the experience to marry the art of storytelling through the client’s personality and requirements. She believes that thoughtful design starts with the people who experience it and takes great pride in building a relationship with each client to allow the best expression of what makes a house home.

Theresa Ramsay

Senior Designer

Inspired by how people interact with their space, and passionate about story telling through her love of design.  Vancouver raised, Theresa spent her early years accompanying her father, an architect, through site visits and learning early on how to pick out the perfect paint colour to complement the selected materials. Once completing her undergraduate degree in Montreal, she returned to Vancouver to start her career in interior design. Having worked over a decade at a Vancouver firm Theresa brings her experience across residential and commercial interiors to GSD. Throughout her career, Theresa finds inspiration in her clients, her surroundings, and having a keen eye for detail to procure and create a beautiful, finished product.

Nikki van der Made

Junior Designer
& Studio Manager

Nikki brings her experience from an industry leading developer specializing in world renowned mixed-use masterplans. With a background that fuses the creative and corporate world Nikki believes in the importance of thoughtfully curated design. She is continually striving to share her enduring love and passion for all mediums of design through her multifaceted role at Gillian Segal Design. Nikki is currently obtaining her formal education in Interior Design through BCIT in Vancouver, BC.

Tina Bieber

Accounts Administrator

Tina brings over 20 years of financial experience with 10 of those years specializing in the Interior Design industry. Her expertise in finance in conjunction with her passion and attention to meticulous details is not only a huge asset to the firm but to our clients, vendors, and partnerships.

about the firm

The firms body of work has been acclaimed both locally and internationally.

In 2016, Gillian’s work was recognized by Western Living Magazine’s Designer of the Year Awards where she was named a finalist for the Robert Ledingham Memorial award. In 2018 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBABC) named her Bathroom Designer of the Year. Her work has also been published in Vogue Living, House Beautiful, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chairish, Style At Home, Western Living Magazine, My Domaine, Rue Magazine and more. Her projects and insights can also be found on where Gillian is a contributing writer for Interior Design.