About Our Firm

Brenda Brix is one of Alberta’s leading home renovation experts and is an award-winning interior designer with more than 20 years experience. Her expertise is remodeling executive homes and businesses for busy professionals in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

Rooted in modernism, her signature design focuses on effortless luxury with layers of texture and finishes with a neutral foundation. A keen eye for scale and balance gives her interiors impact and a unique attention to detail.

Brenda is involved in every aspect of remodeling: from plans to material selections to working with contractors and overseeing the implementation of the design, furnishings, and finishing touches. She is known for her attention to detail and provides outstanding customer service. With transparency, clear milestones, accountability and candor, AMR Design’s process is designed to earn the trust and confidence it takes to do truly great work.

“I love that moment when the client first walks into their beautiful finished space and I can see the pure joy on their face,” Brenda says. “There is nothing better than improving someone’s day to day life.” Brenda is passionate about enhancing every square inch of a client’s home and loves to marry captivating historical details with modern day living.

In addition to offering a full range of design services, she advises clients on every aspect of the process, including how to enhance the value of their homes and how to “age in place” in their home. More than half of her work is repeat business and she has served some clients for over 15 years. Brenda’s accomplishments include designing and renovating numerous residences, directing the design of several luxury new builds, and working on major commercial installations.

Brenda grew up working in her family’s home building business and launched her career in 1998. She opened AMR Design in 2010. The firm’s talented and professional design and support team is backed by some of the region’s most prominent contractors and has been featured in numerous publications. AMR Design has won a variety of annual service and design awards including 1st Place Kitchen Tomato Design Award.

Alexis joined the AMR Design team in 2017 after completing a Residential Interiors Certificate and Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. She works as our Project Lead and assists the principal designer in drafting, sourcing, communicating with clients and trades, as well as clerical duties. Once Brenda has come up with the overall design, Alexis is responsible for overseeing it with our contractors and the team.

Suzanne started with AMR Design in 2015 after taking some time off from the workforce to raise 3 children. She comes to AMR from the banking field, having worked with RBC for 13 years. Her previous banking experience has helped her embrace the position as an Office Manager with AMR Design.

Nikki joined the AMR Design team in 2017 and recently graduated from NAIT as an Interior Design Technologist. She is passionate about design and how to include individual artistic preferences into a unified concept. She assists the AMR Design team with drafting and sourcing unique materials and items for our clients homes.

Francesca joined the AMR Design team in 2019 as a Communications and Marketing Assistant. She has a background working in communications departments within government and the non-profit sector. Francesca is currently taking the Residential Interiors Certificate Program at the University of Alberta and is looking forward to combining her passion for compelling communications work and interior design.

Testimonials

“Brenda assisted our family with a major renovation of our home. We could not be more pleased with the final result, as well as the process involved to get there. Brenda was instrumental in turning our dark and dated split level into a bright, cheerful, modern, and family friendly space that functions well for our young family of five. She was great in working with a budget, and had good advice on where to save and where to splurge. She was also a wonderful resource in working with our general contractor, to help ensure that everyone was on the same page. Thanks Brenda!”

“Brenda has been excellent to work with. We are building a house and her knowledge of every aspect of the process has been extremely valuable. She thought of things we never would have considered. She has really helped us make design decisions with confidence and has made the process of custom building much less stressful. I would definitely advise anyone building a house to work with AMR Design!”

“We bought a 1986 house full of terrible orange oak, sunshine ceilings and bronze fixtures….everywhere. We worked with Brenda for over 5 years to renovate piece by piece. We just finished our kitchen reno and it is fantastic. The whole house feels like the reno was done at the same time. During those 5 years, we have got to know Brenda well. She is responsive and professional, her attention to detail is amazing, her ability to work with a contractor to make sure its done right is awesome. Best of all, she took the time to understand us and made sure our reno fit who we are and how we function and designed an amazing space that fits us. 100% would recommend Brenda and AMR Design to anyone contemplating a reno big or small. She was invaluable to us in helping get through the last 5 fun years.”

“This is the second time I’ve worked with Brenda, and as always, she has been invaluable in helping me pull my home together. From picking colours and draperies to choosing furniture and area rugs, and creating the most amazing gallery wall in my hallway, I can’t say enough about AMR Design. My home is amazing and I couldn’t have done it without her guidance and assistance. Thanks!”

“We were referred to Brenda at AMR Design through our renovation contractor and were so thankful for the introduction. Brenda was great to work with, she took the time to understand our style and was easily able to provide us with the design suggestions that suit us very well. Her knowledge and expertise helped make the design decision making process so simple and I feel I will enjoy the benefits of working with Brenda for many years to come.”