About

Temporary-Bio-PhotoNew Space Design is owned and operated by Carmen Trofimenkoff – a positive, down to earth professional who understands the importance of listening and honest communication. Her client’s wants, needs and budget are her priorities every step of the way. She firmly believes that any space can be transformed with a little resourcefulness and actively sources lower cost options for quality design materials, furnishings and accessories. Most importantly, she is passionate about helping her clients create beautiful, functional spaces that reflect their own unique personalities and sense of style.

Carmen has a natural sense of aesthetics and design, and has pursued a variety of artistic endeavors throughout her life. A passion for helping others achieve their goals lead her to a career in the financial services as an insurance and investment advisor. In 2005, Carmen left the industry to explore real estate, home design and renovation. As a project manager for a developer specializing in pre-sold condo conversion projects, she excelled at trade management and always ensured timely delivery and client satisfaction.
When her husband transferred to Victoria in 2006, Carmen designed and managed the renovation of their new home – a 1950’s split level. This project ignited Carmen’s passion for design and decorating. She received a diploma of Interior Decorating and Design (QC Design School) and an Architectural Drafting certificate (Camosun College) in 2008, and launched New Space Design in the spring of 2009.