BYU Design is a group of people who are fiercely deicated to intelligent, inspiring design.
Bob’s Your Uncle Design principals Ada Bonini and Cheryl Broadhead founded the company in 2003. Since then, BYU Design has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted, accomplished, and inspired design firms in the city.

We strive for the absolute highest standards in everything we do. We're also trained to the highest qualification in our field. When it comes to style, we certainly do have our own vision, but we also work within a wide range. BYU Design adapts our work to the unique needs of every client, and translates the initial vision into an optimal end-user experience. All in the name of incredibly tasteful, smart spaces that make life better.

Principals

Ada Bonini - Principal
Ada received her diploma in Interior Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC, where she graduated with Honours in 1998. She subsequently earned a Bachelor of Applied Design in 1999.

Prior to co-founding BYU Design in 2003, Ada amassed specialized experience through local design firms, focused primarily on multi-unit residential and hospitality projects both locally and internationally.

Ada has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam (NCIDQ), and holds the coveted title of Registered Interior Designer (RID) with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She is a Professional Member of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC), and the International Interior Designer Association (IIDA). Ada became a LEED accredited professional in 2009 and holds the title LEED AP. She was also an active volunteer for Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) since 2010, where she served as President in 2013-2014, and currently is on the Board of Governors. In the past she has held VP Communications director’s seat on the Interior Designers Institute of BC Board (IDIBC), a director position on the Interior Designers Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) as the Canadian Director, plus served many active years on the NCIDQ examination committee for developing the written exam.

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Cheryl Broadhead - Principal
Cheryl received her Interior Design education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond BC where she received her Diploma in Interior Design with Honours in 1998. Previously she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 1991.

Prior to co-founding BYU Design in 2003, Cheryl gained experience through local and national design firms working in Vancouver and Toronto, where she specialized in hospitality and multi-unit residential projects locally, nationally, and internationally.

 Cheryl has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam (NCIDQ), and holds the coveted title of Registered Interior Designer (RID) with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She is a Professional Member of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC). In 2008 Cheryl successfully became a LEED accredited professional (AP) and holds the specialty LEED  BD+C.  She is currently the Chair of the BCIT Interior Design Program Advisory Committee.

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Team

We’re proud to have amassed a team of consummate design professionals. And we actually like each other!

Deborah Day Studio Design Lead BID RID
Deborah received her Bachelor Degree in Interior Design at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg , Manitoba, where she graduated with Honours in 1983.

Prior to joining BYU Design, Deborah gained extensive experience through local and national design firms working in both Vancouver and Toronto, where she specialized in the hospitality, corporate, and transportation sectors.

Deborah has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam (NCIDQ), and holds the coveted title of Registered Interior Designer (RID) with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She is a Professional Member of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC). In the past she has held VP Communications Director’s seat on the Interior Designers Institute of BC Board (IDIBC). She has also enjoyed teaching her craft to newly emerging interior designers at the Arts Institute of Vancouver.

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What’s with that name?

Like countless businesses, we thought hard for a very, very (very) long time about what to call ourselves. After many arduous days of making lists, going back and forth, and getting nowhere, we were, frankly, exhausted. Cheryl finally called out that we might as well just call it Bob. (There’s a story about Nunavut, and their naming process, but we don’t have to go into all that.) Someone walked by, and said, “Call it Bob’s Your Uncle!” We all laughed – and then knew we had our name. Funny. Simple. Honest. A little playful. Those same principles define us to this day.