A Collaborative Design Group

Services Provided
Interior Design, Project Management, Kitchen & Bath Design, Window coverings and Furnishing Selections, Home staging, New Homes and Renovations

Areas Served
Calgary and Area, Banff, Canmore, BC, and where ever our clients need our help

Business Description
Since 2007 Laurie McBain of Kaleidoscope Design Inc and Chris Salas of Cocina Interior Design Ltd have been forming a partnership in A Collaborative Design Group. Together Chris and Laurie specialize in luxury and estate homes in the Calgary area. When working on projects they conceive the overall concepts together. Chris' area of expertise lies in the technical drafting and design of cabinetry and overall interior design details, Laurie specializes in the finish selections, working with the trades on site and focusing on the finishing details. Combined, A Collaborative Design Group brings over 40 years of hands on design & trade experience.
The gallery you'll see on Houzz show projects completed by Kaleidoscope Design Inc, Cocina Interior Design or 'A Collaboration Design Group'.

Certification and Awards
NKBA Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer
Interior Designer
Featured in various Design magazines, Local & National
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Place in NKBA Design Competitions, 4 years
1st Place in Canadian Home Builder's Association's Sam Awards, Calgary
Placed in SubZero Wolf Design Competition
Calgary, AB CA 
Chris Salas, Laurie McBain 
Bay 3, 1732 41 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y1
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hello, the detailing of paint locations , using wall or ceiling color or even accents is always best determined on a per room/specifics basis. Unfortunately without seeing your spaces we cannot give a true opinion. thank you, Laurie and Chris
September 3, 2014 at 9:48PM   
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This faucet is from the RSVP series from Brizo ...available with all polished metal or with accent crystal. Thank you for the question, Laurie and Chris
September 3, 2014 at 9:40PM   
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Review by Casa Flores Cabinetry:

I have known Chris Salas and Laurie McBain professionally for several years, and have worked with them on a number of projects. Chris and Laurie have a vast ...
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Review by Stonemaster Granite Inc.:

Stonemaster Granite has had the pleasure of working with 'Collaborative Design Group' on numerous new home and renovation projects. The combined talent, expert...
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Review by Sitorro Woodworking Inc.:

The girls at 'A Collaborative Design Group', Chris Salas and Laurie McBain, were referred to us by a mutual friend in our industry, and our relationships since ...
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Review by Rock Point Cabinets:

These ladies really know what they are doing in the design industry. We have had the pleasure of working on quite a few projects together. I highly recommend ...
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Review by Maillot Homes:

We have worked with Chris Salas and Laurie McBain on numerous custom home projects and have yet to be disappointed. Their professionalism and attention to every...
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Reviews by Chris Salas, Laurie McBain (4)

Review for Casa Flores Cabinetry:

We have worked with Casa Flores for several years and have always been very happy with the product and service. Jolanda and her team are extremely professional ...
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Review for Sitorro Woodworking Inc.:

We were referred to Sitorro Woodworking by a trusted colleague; always the best way to learn of a new company. As interior designers that guide clients throug...
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Review for Catuso Inc.:

As Interior Designers that guide clients through the complete design process, we feel it is of paramount importance to collaborate with excellent suppliers. We ...
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Review for Maillot Homes:

Over the last 5 years I have had the good fortune to be part of the Maillot Homes team on many successful projects. As a designer that specializes in interior...
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