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Bates Interior Design History

a little about us

After 28 years Dawn and her team at Bates Interior Design has maintained the same love for interior design, having fulfilled the needs of hundreds of satisfied homeowners and respected home builders throughout the Calgary and Edmonton Market.

Dawn’s philosophy as a designer is simple: “Translate each client’s unique needs into a clean, modern, and livable space that their buyers can envision living in for years to come.” This client-focused approach has resonated with many of Dawn’s clients and has resulted in not only lasting business relationships but great word-of-mouth referrals.

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Bates Interior Design: Staged + Show Homes in the Calgary + Edmonton Markets in the last 22 Years:


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Meet Dawn Bates

Who knew an early fascination with Meccano and Lego sets would lead Dawn Bates to an acclaimed career in interior design in Calgary?

Having recognized her interest for design at an early age, Dawn was not your typical teenager. As a self-motivated high schooler, she spent her weekend’s touring show home parades and home building suppliers in her hometown of Edmonton. It was during this time, Dawn began gathering a basic knowledge of colour palettes, fabrics, and innovations in design. After two unhappy years in pre-law, Dawn realized she needed to be more creatively challenged; choosing instead to supplement her passion for design with an education in architecture from NAIT. It turned out to be a life-changing decision, one that Dawn has never looked back on.

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Excel Homes

We cannot recommend Dawn highly enough. She was dedicated to creating a space that met both our company’s aesthetic and functional needs, while making our show homes look incredible. She made sense of what we were needing and distilled them into a cohesive and livable space – turning a blank canvas into beautiful home.

Zachary Boyce Marketing and Sales Assistant

Collaborating with Bates Design

"Collaborating with Bates Design has provided me with a great selection of products; upholstery, case goods and accessories, as well as allowed me to offer customers and clients varied design styles. They have supplied us with furnishings that cover the spectrum of traditional to contemporary as well as transitional goods that are suitable in many settings for many tastes. Working with them has allowed me to keep my storage and inventory costs down without sacrificing quality or style. Product is always from reputable suppliers that produce quality goods. Bates Design is always quick to respond to last minute requests and installation is done efficiently and thoroughly. It’s a pleasure working with them."

Spencer Schmick Owner - Stuff

Design/Furnish My Last 2 Homes

"Wow, is the word I hear most often when people walk through the front door of my home for the first time. I have used Dawn to design/furnish my last 2 homes and they look simple incredible. Dawn took the time to understand my personality and style which makes the ordering/decision making process simple. With everything precisely measured and strategically placed it accentuated the features of the house to perfection. I know my goals of having a clean looking, prestigious, show home caliber house with a “wow” factor is achieved every time someone comes through the front door. It is typical for friends to walk in, stop in their tracks, have a deer in the headlights look, smirk and then say WOW. Great Job Dawn."

Brad Lamash client

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