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She’s ambitious, inspired and wildly creative. And with a desire to help other entrepreneurs succeed as she has, interior designer Karin Bohn continues to expand her creative foothold — and footprint — in Vancouver and beyond.
Bohn’s widely celebrated design agency, House of Bohn, spans luxury residential, boutique commercial and personal projects, and she also has a growing media presence. Bohn is a woman who simply doesn’t stop innovating — and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “The more I achieve, the more I want to achieve,” she says. “If I can do it, you can too, and that’s what my message is all about on YouTube.”
The active vlogger — she has 100,000 subscribers on YouTube — has built a following thanks to her down-to-earth take on entrepreneurial challenges, her drool-worthy design and travel posts, and personal chronicles of her own home renovation project. And she’s about to go bigger, with her soon-to-launch Network series, Restaurants on the Edge. The show has Bohn flying around the world with a chef and a restaurateur “to help restaurateurs revamp their menus, their operations and, of course, their design. I can’t wait for it to launch!”
Meanwhile, she’s also working on 12 to 18 design projects at any given moment, including “a handful of restaurants in Whistler’s Creekside Village, a mid-century-modern-inspired fitness studio in Olympic Village, a number of multi-family projects around Vancouver, and a penthouse in China.” Plus, she’s designing and building a new House of Bohn office in Chinatown to make space for her growing empire.
Always on top of design trends inspired by fashion, nature, pop culture and her own travels, Bohn’s current fascination is with curves. “I love that design is moving in a more ‘shapely’ direction with curved sofas, interesting tufting and rounded edges for things like tables and kitchen islands,” she says. “I think design is moving in a direction that feels very sculptural, and it’s a breath of fresh air from the angular, perfect symmetry we’ve been seeing for the past decade.”
由她一手創建、在業界備受推崇的House of Bohn設計事務所，業務涵蓋私人豪宅、精品商業及個人項目，隨著她在媒體的曝光率日漸增多，她的創新脚步更未停歇。「我愈取得成就，就愈想取得更多成就。」她説：「如果我可以做到，你也可以，這就是我想在YouTube表達的所有内容。」
不僅如此，她還有更大的動作。在Network即將播出的真人秀節目《邊緣飯店》（Restaurants on the Edge）中，Bohn將和一個厨師及一名餐廳老闆環游世界，「我將幫助餐廳老闆重新制定餐單，改善經營狀況，當然，還包括餐廳設計，我已經迫不及待了。」