Top Seven Home Designers in Toronto

Toronto Life

Designing a home interior that you expect to satisfy all your needs and desires while at the same time look stylish and trendy might seem time-consuming or too demanding. However, if you’re able to determine your priorities, you’re well on your way toward a comfortable and elegant home.

Many people seek out interior designers and decorators for advice about finding a solution to the tricky question of modern home design. A quality designer should be able to meet your requirements and tastes even if his or her personal style is totally different. Toronto is home to many great interior designers and interior designing companies whose portfolios are packed with beautiful and modern interiors. Here is a list of the best Torontonian home designers.

Nanique Interiors

153 Sweeney Drive

Nanique Interior  Color is Back
Nanique Interior - Color is Back

Nanette I. Snel is an experienced, certified interior decorator who graduated from Seneca College and started her own business, Nanique Interiors, in 1991. She has been a member of CDECA (Canadian Decorator’s Association) since its foundation in 1992, and she received a professional award from CDECA in 2003 for the best design of a living room. Furthermore, Nanette won the “Best Interior Design“ competition conducted by twice in a row in 2009 and 2010.

Her vast number of satisfied customers and great reviews is real proof of her skills and keen attitude toward designing. One of her clients described Nanette as a perfectly organized professional and added that “her energy and vision of light and colour was just what I needed to get me organized for the step by step process.“ If you’re having doubts about your home’s design, Nanette is the right person who can definitely help you out.

Chic Decor

1011 Upper Middle Road Suite 1419

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Chic Decor 

Chic Decor is a successful, full-service interior decorating and design firm focusing on contemporary, transitional, and clean-lined traditional design. The owner, Margarida Oliveira, is not only a very warm and approachable person, but also an experienced professional with a creative vision and extensive knowledge of colour, design, and fine art. She studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Springbank Visual Arts School, and Sheridan College.

Chic Decor’s main goal is to “create beautifully expressive interiors that are a reflection of your vision, aesthetic style, and functional requirements.“ Feedback from their clients proves that Chic Decor is really one of the best interior design firms in Toronto. Margarida’s client sums up the work of this exceptionally talented designer in one sentence: “We were delighted with the final outcome which incorporated our personalities but also glammed us up a little bit.“

Andrea Gray Design

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Andrea Gray Design

Andrea Gray established her design firm in 2003, and her work ranges from residential to restaurant projects. Andrea tries to reflect her clients’ dreams and expectations in her work. She’s influenced both by classic and contemporary themes and prefers to create harmony and symmetry.

This experienced and skillful interior designer gained her popularity mainly through her exceptional commitment to her work. Andrea’s clients consider her to be “professional, accountable and coupled with good work ethics.“ Whatever your tastes, Andrea Gray Design will accomodate all of your needs.

Caldwell Design

175 Woodycrest Avenue

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Caldwell Design

Caldwell Design provides objective opinions and on-site suggestions to home owners who have a design dilemma. The owner, Sue Caldwell-Powers, is well known for being professional, organized, and willing to listen and give practical advice. She’s a young, urban designer with rich experience with both residential and commercial projects.

Sue is most renowned for her perfect combinations of classic design and function, quality, fine craftsmanship and modern style. Her main goal is to design all her projects to fit her clients’ personal styles, tastes, and budgets.

LUX Design

571 King Street West

LUX Design
LUX Design

Founded in 2006, LUX Design is one of Toronto’s most prominent interior design firm. This prestigious design firm offers a huge range of services, varying from colour consulting to complete home renovations. Their main aim is to take your ideas to the next level and maximize the potential of your space, your style, and your budget.

LUX Design’s work has been featured in the well-known Canadian Interiors Magazine. Their design team consists of several creative professionals who are dedicated to and passionate about their work. At LUX Design, your preferences will always be listened to and you can be sure that you’ll got what you want and more.

Steffanie Gareau

56 Felbrigg Avenue

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Steffanie Gareau

Steffanie Gareau provides complete interior design and decorating service, focusing on new, custom-built homes and larger scale renovations. She’s an exclusive designer whose works range from traditional to comfortable, contemporary to modern.

Steffanie’s exceptional sense for details, great service, and always-on-time deliveries makes her one of the best Torontonian interior designers. Her clients often express their satisfaction with Steffanie’s work: “Her professional expertise and approachable demeanour made working on this project completely enjoyable.“

Second Wind Interior Design

Oakville L6H 6SE

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Second Wind Interior Design

Ana Castanheira, owner of Second Wind Interior Design, always has tons of ideas that will bring new life into any tired space. Second Wind Interior Design offers full-service interior design, renovations, consultations, staging, and much more. Ana encourages her clients to express their own style and feelings and helps them to reflect their needs and lifestyle.

Don’t worry; if filling an empty room is a nightmare for you, Ana will make it an exciting adventure. Her vast experience, knowledge, and ability to see what’s in her clients’ heads is backed by the recommendations of a huge number of Torontonians.

8 thoughts on “Top Seven Home Designers in Toronto

October 12, 2011 at 5:57 am
Interior Design Consultant says:

I have seen many pictures of interior designs by Steffanie Gareau and i really liked their work very much. They are definitely among the Toronto’s bests.

June 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Nanette Snel says:

Hi Jamie:
A client alerted me to this article, which I had never read!
Thank you for your endorsement and glowing reference; I am flattered.

However: I am also curious….. where did you get the photo of the bedroom, since this is not one of my designs.

Also – FYI – I won again for Best Designer Homestars in 2011. Lucky me!

Many thanks,


June 26, 2012 at 5:36 am
Jamie Sarner says:

Hello Nanette,

Photo was replaced for one of your designs.

Thank you,

July 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Hello Jamie,
I wanted to thank you for including my company, Chic Decor, in your article. Because of the wonderful reference and accolades I have been contacted by clients that were referred to me through your article.
I will certainly keep you in mind for Toronto clients seeking a realtor.
Much success, and thanks again.
Margarida Oliveira
P.S. Potential clients can also check out my work on

March 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm
andrea gray says:

Hi Jamie

Thanks for including me in your list, I really appreciate it.

Andrea Gray

October 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Nanette Snel says:

Hi Jaimie:
Thank you so much for continuing to post this article. It is much appreciated.
May I ask you for small favour :
My address has changed to 55 Hollydene Road.
Also: I have now been a winner on Homestars for 8 consecutive years and have a rating of 9.8.
Maybe you will not mind updating this ?
Again- many thanks.


May 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm
Robert says:

LUX has some AMAZING work! I love some of the condos they have done, totally badass! Have you updated this list for Toronto since posting it?

May 3, 2018 at 10:03 am
Jamie Sarner says:

Hi Robert,

I haven’t updated this particular post recently, not a bad idea! Thanks for the suggestion!

The most recent post on design was the one about minimalist interior design in condos, and some more content on this topic is on my blog.

Best regards,

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