Our Team

Experienced & Versatile

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie SmithPresident

Stephanie Smith

After completing a degree in Business and Marketing Management, Stephanie was encouraged to step into the world of furniture and design. In sales since the age of 15  she had discovered a passion for building relationships and developed skills that eventually led her to train with Ethan Allen. There, she had the opportunity to hone her design skills and attributed recognition she gained over 8 years as a top performer to her ability to focus on client-based solutions.

Stephanie recalls her early influence in a home that fostered creativity. Her natural ability for design, business and development had prepared her for partnership in Grasty Design in 2005. She thrived while helping her mother grow their business providing custom design in the Vancouver area. Finally, discovering the demands of motherhood, Stephanie accepted an offer of Management in a retail environment that offered new challenges. The next 9 years enhanced her skills and experience, preparing her for her newest position at Oriental Casa.

— stephanie@orientalcasa.com

Tanya Wu
Tanya WuAssistant Manager

Tanya Wu

Before moving to Vancouver in 2012, Tanya was practicing and teaching Interior Design in China for more than 10 years. This included both residential and commercial project where she specialized in residential space planning and received several awards of recognition including Teacher of the Year.

After moving to Vancouver, Tanya spent the last 5 years as a Showroom Consultant to the trade at Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics. There, she assisted the local design community with professional service for both residential and commercial projects while completing her Interior Design Program at B.C.I.T. She is eager to bring her experience along with her love of both eastern and western art & culture along with her great sense of style to her newest position at Oriental Casa.

— tanya@orientalcasa.com

Elaine Zhao
Elaine ZhaoAdvertising Designer

Elaine Zhao

Elaine has a strong passion for design, and when she arrived in Vancouver from China in 2013, she entered the BCIT Interior Design Program. In pursuit of her passion, Elaine began to focus her energy on assisting local designers and staging persons with their commercial and residential projects. This included many high-end residential and commercial interiors, such as the River Green Presentation Centre and apartment showrooms. She is knowledgeable in creating thoughtful spaces, which include design, soft furnishings, accessories, and artworks. It is this vision of functionality and aesthetics that she brings to clients of Oriental Casa.

— elaine@orientalcasa.com

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