Sarah Gallop, Principal and Founder of Top Shelf Design Inc. is a natural creative; her exploration of home design began at the young age of twelve, and homes throughout Metro Vancouver and its reaches have proven an endless outlet for that creative expression, satisfying her clients’ desires in new home or renovation design.

After working her way through Marketing and Business Management at Kwantlen University College and then Art Direction at Vancouver Film School. Sarah realized she needed a more permanent backdrop for her creations and so began her study of Interior Design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Sarah’s career started in Commercial Design, but she quickly returned to her passion in designing houses, where she excels in working with homeowners to discover the special touches that will truly make their home unique. The homes that Sarah creates are beautiful and functional despite any particular style.

Sarah founded Sarah Gallop Design Inc. in 2009, when her experiences working with other companies in the industry left her wanting better for her clients. The success of Sarah Gallop Design, with its focus on the client experience, has led to dramatic portfolio expansion. In order to serve more clients, including those homes of small and medium size, Sarah has developed Top Shelf Design Inc., offering the same high-quality design services of SGDI to clients who have more modest homes, but whose tastes require Sarah’s elevated quality and aesthetic treatment.

Sarah’s expertise for designing homes of any size and style throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Canada, USA, and Asia, has led to many accolades and professional contributions. The countless industry awards won with her team’s renovation and custom home design work has proven Sarah’s position of influence in the industry. As resident Design Expert for the BC Home & Garden Show she enjoys educating people on what interior designers actually do, and above all else, Sarah wants the experience of designing your home to be an enjoyable one and the product to be a functional beautiful home that you love.

Sarah is a Registered Interior Designer (RID), and maintains membership with the Interior Designers Institute of BC, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association of BC (NKBA-BC) who in 2018 have awarded her Designer of the Year.

She puts these credentials to work developing her business, so that you know working with Top Shelf means you are in the best hands for home design – and your home will be everything you dream of.

Design Library

Within our extensive design library, exceeding that of most other firms, you will find the materials and finishes that reflect your unique tastes as well as your lifestyle, making the house truly your home.

Sarah and her team are known for being able to create beautiful spaces for their clients no matter what the design aesthetic may be. Our large team of design staff means that we have the capacity to take on your project and ensure decisions are made to meet your construction schedule. From initial design concept through to project completion, we take care of everything from creation of working drawings to dealing with professional trades.

Our entire company are personable professionals – down to earth, rational, relatable, and straightforward – our clients have a great time working with our team of “people-people”.

We believe that everyone is entitled to a beautiful, yet functional space and we enjoy helping our clients find the balance to create a home that reflects their lifestyle.

What People Are Saying

Marie-Claude J.

"We have had great value with our designers. They have listened to us, came up with a great open concept and helped us select all the material which fit with our style. In addition, they have been extremely valuable in providing support and dealing on our behalf with an extremely difficult contractor. Because of their perseverance and dedication to our project, the quality of our project was finally where it was supposed to be!"

Jen B.

"We engaged Sarah Gallop in February 2014, we were extremely frustrated with our previous house designer and needed help, she was AMAZING! She was able to take all of our dreams and convert them onto paper. Sarah understood my needs and was happy to provide me with choices and guide me in the right direction. We will forever be grateful to her for creating our dream home!"

Mark H.

"Our house had some very strange and useless areas and I was stumped on what to do with them. From the first set of drawings I was extremely impressed with her concept; every area had a purpose and was beautifully designed. I have been in the construction trade for over 25 years and was expecting I would have to make modifications during construction… typically things will work on paper but not in reality. Every measurement and design feature fit and worked perfectly, I was truly impressed."