Emerge Design
Our collective goal is to create beautiful things. Beautiful things for our clients, for the community, and for the hope of inspiration to others.
About Emerge

Founded in 2009 by owner and principal designer Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick, Emerge Design is a dynamic team of creative women that live and breathe interior design. As a full-service, boutique studio, we work closely with our clients and trade partners, valuing creativity, transparency and professionalism from beginning to end.

Why Emerge

Gwyntie Van Tuyl
Owner, Principal Designer
Morgan Seeber
Associate Interior Designer
Natalie Chell
Design Coordinator
Jenna Fouillard
Design Coordinator

Our Projects
At Emerge, we design commercial and residential environments that inspire, delight, and enhance our clients’ day-to-day. We balance our fresh and inventive aesthetic with our keen attention to functionality. Our varied clients are found all across British Columbia, other parts of Canada, and the United States.


A beautiful home reflects the personality and values of those who live within its walls. Carefully considered space-planning, finishes, materials and objects enable day-to-day living that is effortless and comfortable. At Emerge, we enjoy getting to know our residential clients as well as possible so we can design spaces unique to them.


A balance of practicality, navigation, aesthetics and branding is central to a well-designed work environment. Our focus is bright, open designs that result in spaces where employees like to work and customers like to visit.
A Smart Smile
A Smart SmileHealthcare & Wellness
Alaska Hwy
Alaska HwyDwelling
Cheeky Cabin
Cheeky CabinDwelling
District of Sechelt
District of SecheltWorkplace
Edgemont Boulevard
Edgemont BoulevardDwelling
Emerge Office
Emerge OfficeWorkplace
FSJ Hospital
FSJ HospitalHealthcare & Wellness
House on Charlie Lake
House on Charlie LakeDwelling
IDS West Installation
IDS West InstallationDwelling
Lake View Credit Union
Lake View Credit UnionWorkplace
Macro Industries
Macro IndustriesWorkplace
Marine Drive
Marine DriveDwelling
McLash Law
McLash LawWorkplace
North Peace Optometery
North Peace OptometeryHealthcare & Wellness
Old Fort Residence
Old Fort ResidenceDwelling
Rock View
Rock ViewDwelling
Rural Road
Rural RoadDwelling
Sandy Castle
Sandy CastleDwelling
Shell Canada
Shell CanadaWorkplace
Shoal Lookout Abode
Shoal Lookout AbodeDwelling
Shoal Lookout Patio
Shoal Lookout PatioDwelling
Shoreline Suite
Shoreline SuiteDwelling
Spruce Cedit Union
Spruce Cedit UnionWorkplace
Stillwater Inn & Suites
Stillwater Inn & SuitesHospitality
Talisman Energy
Talisman EnergyWorkplace
Tall Tree
Tall TreeDwelling
The Perch
The PerchDwelling
The Sidney Pier House
The Sidney Pier HouseDwelling

Some Fun Facts
Annual Ferry
Cups of Coffee
This year
Our Services
We consider it a great privilege to elevate our clients’ lives through interior design and desire that every step of the way is smooth and enjoyable. Our services included: collaborative conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, architectural support, construction consultation and management, and final staging. Our studio in downtown Sechelt, BC, is a sophisticated, welcoming space, and we encourage our clients and trades partners to feel at home when they visit.
Programming & Cost Planning
Preliminary Design & Space Analysis
Design Development & Finishes
Construction Documentation & Finishes
Bidding & Project Management
Currently Working On
Dwellings - 75%
Office Interiors - 40%
Healthcare Interiors - 20%
Financial Interiors - 20%
In Their Words
"We hired Emerge Design to update our deck in 2016. Gwyntie and team did such a fantastic job, when it came time to start planning a major kitchen/living room/powder room reno, we immediately returned to Emerge Design. Boy... did she deliver! She transformed our house into a home and had it all done whilst we were away at work. Gwyntie's eye for design is simply brilliant and she managed to capture the exact feel and look we wanted for our home. Nothing was too big a deal and she made sure we both got what we liked in the design. The entire process was so fun to work on and she made sure we were a part of it throughout. Anytime we wanted to connect she set up a Skype call and went through everything in great detail. We couldn't wait to return home to see it completed and we couldn't have been happier with the finished result. If you want an interior designer who has a fantastic vision, is fun and reliable, then look no further than Gwyntie and her team at Emerge Design."

John-Paul & Bo Lamb, Homeowner, Client
"We hosted a sneak preview this evening for our employees, directors and their families.
“Wow” was the one constant word I kept hearing.
My sincerest “Thank You” for making the dream come to life!!"

Ken Dickson, CEO at Spruce Credit Union
"I had the pleasure of working extensively with Gwyntie following the opening of the new Fort St. John Hospital & Peace Villa Residential Care Facility on the interior design project. Gwyntie was able to create a therapeutic and community oriented environment by working with local artists in which she introduced nature and a real sense of healing to the facility.

We have received numerous compliments from the public regarding the interior ambiance of the facility. Gwyntie was provided a detailed work plan and proposed a reasonable budget and she was able to stay on budget and on time."

Angela De Smit, Chief Operating Officer at Fort St. John Hospital & Peace Villas Residential Care Facility
"Emerge is a real addition to any project and a time saver. We have been able to work as a successful team, and keep projects on budget. Working with Gwyn has been a major factor in client satisfaction on our projects, true story!"

Eric Bell, Principal at Northern Legendary Construction
"One word... AMAZING! The ladies at Emerge are professional, prompt and truly talented! Gwyntie was able to determine my style and likes from a simple questionnaire. And I did not know what my style was. Absolutely thrilled with the end results!"

Kim Rossi, Client
"We first worked with Gwyntie to redesign our kitchen, dinning room and then our great room. Gwyntie was very enjoyable to work with and a professional with her designing knowledge and drawings. Gwyntie's hard working and cheerful attitude make easy to recommend her for any interior project."

Bryan Gardner, Client
"Gwyntie has been a pleasure to work with. She has a lovely easy going personality, great ideas and taste,and is a great listener.
I've appreciated how she handled and organized all of the different trades with confidence. She is very organized, and was always available when i needed her.
I would highly recommend her."

Annette Schrober, Client
"Being new to Canada, we had no idea how to go about a remodel on our house or shop for new accessories. Gwyntie and her crew made our experience so easy....everything from finding our contractor to providing multiple choices for us to choose from. Everything from paint colors, furniture, art work, and all other items, she brought right to us! Emerge Designs made the whole affair so easy and stress-free!"

Cece & Hod Irvine, Client
"Emerge Design was contracted to do an extensive renovation for Lake View Credit Union in 2012. I worked closely with Gwyntie van Tuyl throughout the renovations, from the design stage through to completion. I was immediately impressed with Gwyntie as she took the time to understand the culture at Lake View Credit Union before drafting any design plans.

Gwyntie considered our values every step of the way, inkling re-using as much existing office furniture as possible. This was an onerous task that Gwyntie undertook with energy and drive that ensured our values were respected. Through the inevitable hiccups along the path of a major renovation, Gwyntie was professional, accountable, and treated everyone around her with respect and kindness. Gwyntie found a way to make our building warm and inviting, while ensuring that our requirements around privacy were met and the needs of our staff were fulfilled.

Most importantly, Gwyntie kept the values of Lake View Credit Union front of mind, even though this made her job more difficult at various stages of the renovations. Gwyntie is a bright, refreshing individual who puts the needs and wants of her clients first. I highly recommend Emerge Design for any renovation or design build project."

Pam Beattie, Corporate Secretary at Lake View Credit Union, BC
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