Who We Are

For over 25 years, Fino Lino has lived in the heart of Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC.  With a growing customer base and a fondness for truly beautiful and exquisite items that you won't find anywhere else in the city.  Fino Lino has brought designer brands, luxury and exquisite items for the home to Vancouver.

Fino Lino specializes in exquisite fabrics with a focus on linens for the bedroom. In the world of luxury linens, Fino Lino is unique in focusing on the best quality, feel and finishing of each item.

Luxury bedding and home decor can be a significant investment, and it's important that our customers have all the information they need to make the right decision.

"Looking back 25 years to July 1990, we had no idea where we would end up. With great passion and focus we embarked on a journey to establish a business that would allow full creative expression. Today Fino Lino is a well known brand that represents a gratitude-driven business, honors a service culture and encourages full creative growth amongst their team. More than ever our original mission statement has become the heart-felt mantra of Fino Lino."  The founders of Fino Lino; William and Lauren Persson

 

OUR TEAM

Lauren Persson
Owner and Creative Director

Design came naturally to Lauren, at an early age she started redesigning her parent's home and garden.  Born and raised in Vancouver's West-side she has strongly influenced by her creative Mother who was a couturier clothing designer, milliner, artist and taste maker.  After a successful international career working for a French and Swiss cosmetic companies as Director of Training she expanded her business and marketing knowledge working for design magazines, such as, Western Living and then launched the Globe and Mail's West Magazine.  Seeking to further develop her passion for textiles she studied interior design and founded Fino Lino from a small boutique on 4th Avenue to a bustling 3500 sq ft. retail design showroom on Arbutus Street.  Quickly raising the bar in Vancouver Design retail and becoming know for her Classical Modern Genre, echoing her live of textiles.  Today she happily works as Creative Director of Fino Lino, and lives in Vancouver and Whistler when she isn't traveling for work and pleasure.

Gaelle Hobbs
Manager

Working with Gaelle you get the sense of passion and love for the comfort of the client and the depth of knowledge of the product.  She has worked with various fabrics designing costumes for theatre and film which is reflected in her outstanding talent for creating beautiful beds. She has studied Art and Design, and costume for Film and Theatre in London, UK and Paris, France.  Gaelle has been gracing the Fino Lino showroom for over ten years and has become the model for exceptional customer service.  Gaelle's natural leadership qualities and gift for detail has made her a great team leader and extremely well liked by her thriving client base.  She speaks English and French fluently.

 

The Design Team

Tracy New
Interior Designer

Tracy spent several years working with the prestigious firm of Warren Sheets Design in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her goal is to make certain her clients objectives are correctly interpreted and fully met, whether one is looking for a little direction or an overall design concept. "And", she insists, "it doesn't hurt to have a little fun along the way".  Her depth of design expertise and knowledge of Fine Art has allowed her to work on many prestigious projects in Canada and the US.  Her happy disposition and deeply rooted talent in design has made her on of Vancouver's most sought after designers and we are grateful for our ten year working relationship with her.  Tracy lives very near to the beach with her husband and two children.

 

Terri Duke
Social Media, Web & Marketing Assistant

Terri's talent is firmly grounded in her enthusiasm for color and design. She studied Fashion Merchandising at Blanche MacDonald Centre for Applied Design and Retail Marketing and Social Media at BCIT.  She has a thirst for knowledge with new product lines and design concepts and has worked as a merchandiser, home stager and a clothing buyer in the past.  She enjoys working on contemporary designs mixing pieces that are sentimental to clients with a modern approach.  
Terri has worked with us for over 15 years through various stages of the company including the original 4th Avenue location.

 

Valeska Amorin
Design Associate

Valeska started with Fino Lino in 2017 and since joining the team she has generously brought her outstanding talent in Design and Photography shaping our social media platforms.  When she isn't working with clients she has naturally assumed the role of mentor and coach to our newest team associates.  Valeska loves sunny days and is very kind and has deep rooted passion for textiles which she learned from her mother in Brazil.  Valeska speaks English and Portuguese.

 

Giada Maffi
Design Associate

We were delighted to welcome Giada to our team in February 2018.  She is an international studies graduate from Northern Italy and speaks English, Italian and Mandarin.  She has brought great talent in design and photography to our team and a wonderful sense of Italian culture which we all love.