Upon completion of a degree in Art History, Sophie left Vancouver to study design in London, England. After graduation, she stayed on to work for Terence Conran at Conran and Partners. During that time, Sophie was an integral part of various hotel and restaurant interior design projects in London, Paris, Tokyo and Delhi.
Her experience working and living in the UK and abroad cemented her love for classic, contemporary elegance and provided the backdrop for her refined design sensibility. "I gained an appreciation for a broad range of design styles; I love the tension between old and new, high and low, modern and classic."
In 2004 Sophie moved back to Vancouver to found Sophie Burke Design, a boutique, full service firm specializing in residential design.