We love where we live, we love what we do. Meet the creative team behind Positive Space.

Sandra Hurtley

Founder

Sandra Hurtley

Sandra has been naturally drawn to art and design since she was very young. Growing up just south of the border she has fond memories of spending her childhood summers at White Rock beach. After spending more than 20 years in travel & hospitality sales, she made the decision to attend interior design school in Portland, Oregon and has never looked back. After her first extensive residential project in the San Francisco Bay Area she moved to Canada to start Positive Space in January of 2011. Her understanding of the elements and principles of design is apparent throughout her work.

I am fascinated by the effects of colour, lines and texture to transform a space into something unique, yet beautiful. Being a designer is not what I do—it’s who I am.

Sharon Hendrix

Lead Stager

Sharon Hendrix

Art and beauty have always been Sharon's passion. As a fashion model in her 20's and 30's, she traveled the world taking in international architecture and design. For the last 30 years she has been doing what comes naturally, redesigning and renovating living spaces. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Sharon graduated from the University of Victoria with a teaching degree, majoring in art. She moved to Vancouver in 1978 and received diplomas in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Merchandising/Display from Langara College.

My greatest satisfaction is when I make a house a home and my visitors never want to leave. When they walk in and stop to absorb the details that invite them in, I know I have accomplished my goal.

Noel Claremont

Photographer/Staging Assistant

Noel Claremont

Noel joined the Positive Space team in the summer of 2013. As a Staging Assistant he keeps us organized and on schedule. On every job he assists with hanging art, moving furniture, loading and unloading inventory. In addition to his vital role assisting on stages, Noel is also our Webmaster, handles our social media, and is an accomplished photographer. Many of the beautiful detail shots posted of our work are taken by Noel.

The reward in working with Positive Space comes from the synergy of the team. When we are finished and stand back to admire a room that is ready to be photographed, it is amazing to see the work and talent that goes in to each project.