Design Culture

We are the Canadian design firm that is obsessed with transforming living spaces into personal works of art – creating polished, organic and refreshing architectural experiences is what we are known for.

At our core, we are playful style makers that are constantly seeking out fresh, unique viewpoints to expand our approach. Our favorite canvases are found in luxury residential spaces and boutique-type commercial domains where the occupants have the same infatuation with style and detail as we do.

Principal Designer


Owner + Interior Designer

Crispin Butterfield is the creative force and mastermind behind Urban Theory; a graduate of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, her engaging personality and design-commerce savvy make her a valued and well-respected professional and mentor within her field. She’s able to uniquely see the parameters and vision of each project in ways her clients often cannot, and has honed the process and expertise required to grow incredible client and trade relationships.

Crispin embraces a life full of ingenuity, fueled by raw ambition and a desire to leave her mark on the world. Her impeccable design style, expertise, and a rock-solid business acumen is the foundation which allows Urban Theory Interior Design to provide full scale services with authenticity, innovation, and ample amounts of personality.

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Client Love

We had tried selling our house last year - I am sure half of Brandon looked at it, but we got no offers. This year, my husband and I were going to cover all the bases: we would call Crispin and see what she would advise.  I look at design magazines once in a while, but she breathes this stuff.  We were confident in her ideas and did everything she suggested; it looked so amazing!  Before our house even hit the market, someone came to view it and bought it on the spot.  Thank you Crispin!
Crispin made renovating an easier process from start to finish. Her team listened to my needs and wants, and blended them with their own creativity and vision to complete the designs. They took the time to look and find the exact, quality products and materials that would complete the projects, and to hire a reliable and meticulous contractor to carry out the renovations. I appreciated that they were available throughout the process to reassure me, to answer my questions, and to make sure everything was completed according to their designs. I could never have dreamed the completed projects would be so beautiful, and much more than what I ever expected!  After having Crispin design and complete more than one renovation, I know that this is what I can expect when working with Urban Theory.  I couldn’t be more pleased.
In designing and building a house, there is a multitude of decisions.  Marry that with the number of choices available and the pressure for making timely decisions, the process can be become overwhelming. My lifesavers - Crispin and the team with Urban Theory!  From advising on design, layout, structure and finishes that are functional and beautiful, to communicating design plans and finishes to contractors, to helping with furniture and finishing touches - this is a full service interior design firm! They go above and beyond, treating each project as if it was their own.  They are a critical part of our project team and will be involved in our next project; start to finish!
Crispin Butterfield is the perfect combination of an awesome, very cool, funny and lighthearted person, and an incredibly gifted, inspired and creative interior designer.  I have known Crispin for nearly 20 years and have had the great pleasure of working with her on several different home renovation projects. She has always come through with sincerity, enthusiasm, a quick and professional response, and wonderful, unexpected ideas that reflect who I am and what I envision.  From finding paint colour combinations throughout the house, to a full kitchen reno, no project is too big or too small for Urban Theory, and clients will enjoy getting to know this fun and fabulous, professional young woman and her staff along the way.  I can’t recommend Crispin strongly enough, and am simply jealous of anyone working with her!
Building a new custom home requires a million decisions involving layout, appearances, materials, fixtures, and furnishings.  Crispin provides an astonishing ability to zero in on her client’s tastes, to suggest design concepts and ideas, and to guide decisions where there might be different points of view that need reconciling.  She has great taste and has access to suppliers that give you a range of choices you will not find in the box stores.  Moreover, Crispin's upbeat attitude and approachability make her an absolute pleasure to deal with.
We hired Crispin to help us as we renovated our kitchen, dining and living areas. She has done an amazing job...very resourceful and knowledgeable about all aspects of the reno. A pleasure to work with! It was worth every penny as it saved me hours of time trying to come up with a plan myself. She understood what look I was hoping for, and made it happen. I would highly recommend using Crispin for all of your design needs!
I have had the pleasure of working with Crispin on several projects. She is inspiring, dedicated to learning the knowledge required to be an amazing designer and business woman. Professional with a positive attitude that allows her to shine as a person and an entrepreneur! She also always follows through with her word. Thank you for being so inspiring!
Crispin helped us with blinds when we built our home 3 years ago, and we are extremely happy with them!! She was beyond helpful in helping us decide which colour and style would work best. We have recommended her to many others and will definitely use her services when we're in the market in the future!
Crispin is a pure joy to work with. She assisted us with all aspects of our new home, including architectural design, all interior/exterior finishes, and even sourced and provided window coverings and great furniture that we love. She is confident, experienced, and knowledgeable. And when it comes to decorating the finished product, she sources unique and beautiful pieces that provide the icing on the cake!! She can also help to find a compromise in the rare (?) situation when husband and wife disagree. I would never use another designer, although we now live 3 provinces away. Her personality and enthusiasm are a rare find!
We worked with Crispin on our lake house master suite renovation, and she was fantastic! Very happy with the results and would definitely recommend her as well as work with her again.