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Rnea Garrah

Principal, Designer

B.A. Carleton University, Ottawa  |  S.S.W. Sanford Fleming College  |  ID Diploma QC Design

I am a seasoned designer, a positive and passionate leader with creative ideas and proven track record for turning ideas into reality. I am experienced when it comes to designing custom residential projects, custom homes and commercial projects.  I have managed and motivated teams, built and managed brands from the ground up.  I studied Psychology and social work and later Interior design, and it all worked really well together.  Interior design has been a passion since a very young age, and when thinking back about all my design related hobbies and mini business ventures it all makes sense that I would one day be working at this. Being able to see potential, and creating something out of nothing is pretty magical really. Don’t let my clean lines and eye for style fool you, this is all a plot for running the world, and making it more beautiful along the way. 

I have worked with some pretty great people and brands along the way; Pure Kitchen, J’adore Beauty Bar, Blue Panda Realty, Moksha Yoga, Her Esthetician, Clocktower, Kage, Artists in Residence, Tallow, Wheelhouse. 

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Kayla Pongrac

Principal, Designer

B.Arch  Carleton University, Ottawa  |  Master Studies in Advanced Architecture  IAAC, Barcelona

I have a vision with every project that is to create divergent concepts, which bring narration to design.  Art and Architecture are the foundation of my design projects.  I began this education with a Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton University.  This turned into furthering education at The European University of Madrid and Masters studies at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona.  During my studies abroad and personal travels, I fueled my passion in cultural arts, culinary and hospitality.  My objective with design is to recreate feelings one may experience in a particular atmosphere abroad.   I like to translate these vibes into local spaces to tell a story about art, food and the culture of design both inviting and innovative.  Although my specialty with interior design falls heavy in hospitality, I have continued to develop my architectural skill set with smaller residential projects.  This experience over the past few years has grown my knowledge in sustainable design and habitable spaces.  I plan to expand my knowledge in both architecture and interior design to bring avant-garde concepts to the boutique hospitality industry.

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Marina Medina

Senior Designer

BAA I.D. Algonquin College, Ottawa

Born and raised in Russia, I moved to Canada as a teenager. While my studies and work have been based in Ottawa, my extensive travels continue to help me develop a truly global perspective in my designs, finding inspiration in the vibrant and exotic places that I am fortunate to visit. 

Following a degree in Interior Design, I gained invaluable experience working at one of Ottawa's leading commercial design firms and then at a high-end showroom specializing in custom residential spaces. With a wide range of design and client experience under my belt, a tireless curiosity for all things designed and a strong passion for the built environment and interiors, I hope to continuously expand my expertise and skill set to deliver design solutions that are functional, beautiful, environmentally responsible and innovative.

My passion for interior design is tied closely to my enthusiasm for life and my appreciation for the art of living well. When designing spaces that are beautiful, organized and efficient, I want to help the client set the stage for what matters most - meaningful relationships, fulfilling work, precious time of play and relaxation. Although I am inspired by many different design styles and aesthetics, I ALWAYS choose quality over quantity and believe in a simple intuitive approach in order to achieve the most effective design solution. 

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Peter Valiquet

Architectural Technologist

Arch.Tech  Ontario Colleges Advanced Diploma, Algonquin College, Ottawa

I am an architectural technologist and registered designer with the ministry of municipal affairs and housing.  I have a BCIN and an extensive understanding of the Ontario Building Code. After spending six years working for several luxury residential firms in Ottawa on a wide variety of projects, I now operates as a design consultant providing design and drafting services throughout Ontario and Quebec. Having been exposed to many aspects of architectural, interior design and construction I apply this knowledge to each project, developing drawings that are highly detailed but also easy to comprehend. I am always creating and expanding my expertise of traditional and contemporary styles.  When I am not designing, I spend most of my free time outdoors or playing music.