Bova Interiors is an up and coming, full-service interior design studio specializing in commercial and residential interiors. Bova understands that every project is different. Every client is different. Every budget is different. This makes our process and approach to each client unique. Our passion for design and the desire to promote your vision is our driving force! Whether the project is modern, traditional, new construction, tenant improvement, or staging; Bova creates a space with a fresh perspective that uniquely reflects your personality and charm. Bova Interiors is a licensed interior designer in Maple Ridge, BC.
While based in Maple Ridge, Bova Interiors has also completed projects in Surrey, Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, and Langley; with other locations currently in development. Bova is as diverse as their interiors, ranging from singles family homes to corporate offices to dispensaries across Canada. The scope of Bova's projects varies from single room updates to entire space renovations and new construction. Working along side skilled contractors and craftsmen Bova Interiors continues to embellish each and every project that comes their way.
MEET THE TEAM
When thinking about her career path Mariya always knew she wanted to do something she loved. After entering The Art Institute of Vancouver for their Interior Design Diploma program, Mariya realized she was able to use her creativity along side her love for business. Completing the Diploma program within two years, Mariya graduated Best in Show for her portfolio and ended up working as a Corporate Designer for the first year of her career.
She has now successfully been in the industry for over 3 years with experience in both Commercial and Residential design. Working along side construction companies in the Lower Mainland and gaining experience through collaboration with senior designers. Mariya has been able to acquire experience in drafting construction documents, preparing presentations, permitting and many other aspects of the design process. Opening Bova Interiors has been her dream since the first day she began her education and now she is making that dream happen.
With a fresh approach and young eyes, Mariya hopes to impact the modern view of design.
“Make the space functional, then make it pretty” - Mariya Balashova
Emilia primarily expressed her love for the arts when her parents first introduced her to dance classes. After graduating high-school and continuing her studies in both classical ballet and Polish folk dance, she became a ballet teacher for several years. She received a Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies from the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as a Diploma in Polish Folk Dance Choreography having studied in Poland.
Although Emilia’s life was abundant with dance, she wanted to try something new and to return to school. From taking a few courses, she was happy to discover Interior Design as a new found outlet for many of her other interests: architecture, history, creativity and art. She also discovered a wonderful parallel between ballet and design: the discipline of technicality combined with creativity, to have a beautiful and effortless result.
Once graduating from British Columbia Institute of Technology, she received her certificate in interior design and has been in the industry as of 2018. Emilia continues to self educate, and aspires to either study abroad or receive a bachelor’s in the future. Her current inspirations are driven by living holistically, dancing, travel, and stepping out of her comfort zone to try out new things.
INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN
Always having a passion for design and home decor; Nav took her creativity and turned it into a career path. Successfully having completed her certificate in interior design at BCIT; she is now studying to finish her diploma. Nav is currently an intern at Bova Interiors. As a designer, Nav is hardworking, determined and focused on tasks at hand. Her knowledge and experience with AutoCAD, Sketch-up as well as hand drafting makes her an asset to the team.
INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN
Amaneet’s interest for design sparked at a very young age. Growing up in a family that was very involved with design and construction; instilled a passion to learn and create. Graduating from LaSalle College with her Bachelor’s in Interior Design, Amaneet has acquired a skill set which allows for her to focus specifically on the client's needs. Her approach centres around self-expression and functionality.
After completing her degree, Amaneet was driven to explore the process and inner workings of exteriors as well. She has now received her Building Construction Technology Associate Certificate from BCIT. Watching designs come to life and seeing clients happiness is what brings her joy.