25 Top Toronto Interior Designers & Architects
Toronto, Canada is hot on the design scene! So, in honor of the city’s exceptionally talented interior designers and architects, we have selected 25 top Toronto firms to highlight. Read on for beautiful and inspirational spaces by top Toronto interior designers and architects!
25 Top Toronto Interior Designers & Architects
At Love Happens we can never get enough of Ferris Rafauli‘s stunning creations! A must on our list of top Toronto interior designers and architects. An award-winning and renowned master designer and artist, Ferris Rafauli conceives, designs, and creates ultra-luxury dwellings and lifestyle creations for an elite clientele worldwide. Designing every element, from the exterior architecture to the interiors to the furniture to the site landscaping, each dwelling Ferris Rafauli designs becomes its own complete harmonious work of art.
Our obsession with Lori Morris and her design firm, House of LMD, began in 2014 and has since grown into an outright designer crush! Lori’s designs embody luxury and glamour, each leaving us beautifully fulfilled, yet forever wanting more. We can’t get enough of her seductive sophistication and avant-garde edge. A must on our list of top Toronto interior designers.
POWELL & BONNELL
Founded by David Powell and Fenwick Bonnell on a spirit of collaboration, the team at Powell & Bonnell has been carefully selected for their capability to realize the client’s vision. With a philosophy to provide tailored lifestyle-centric solutions of exceptional quality, Powell & Bonnell take pride in the fact that they are not confined to a signature design style. This enables their multi-talented design team to create solutions that meet the lifestyle and desires of the client while respecting cues given by the established “architecture” of the environment. powellandbonnell.com
Led by Principal Partners, Melandro Quilatan and Tania Richardson, the team at TOMAS PEARCE offers a complete range of commercial and residential interior design services, space planning, project management, and interior styling to a multi-national client base. The TOMAS PEARCE style is international, motivated by a love of good design, both modern and traditional. “Opulence; simplicity; calm elegance; timeless aesthetics are integral to the vocabulary of their creations.”
Under the design leadership of founding principal architect Gianpiero Pugliese, each project by Audax is a masterful exploration of the relationship between traditional design principles and the modern aesthetic. This approach, which Gianpiero coined as Human Architecture, aims to bring the tactile and human-scaled elements that were lost during the modern period back into contemporary design.
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II BY IV DESIGN
Founded in 1990 by partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook, II BY IV DESIGN is a creative studio that you know, only if you’re in the know. Specializing in international luxury lifestyles and architectural interiors, II BY IV DESIGN is a multi-disciplinary studio with a focus on high-end condominium developments, innovative retail spaces, hospitality environments, marine, and product design.
JENNIFER BACKSTEIN INTERIORS
Meet Jennifer Backstein, the Creative Director and Principal Designer for Jennifer Backstein Interiors—a must on our top Toronto interior designers list! The Toronto design firm has excelled for over a decade creating thoughtfully curated stylish bespoke designs. The firm offers a diverse range of full-scale design services throughout Toronto, GTA, and Canada.
Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Yabu Pushelberg offers a multidisciplinary approach to their immersive, compelling, and thoughtful designs. With offices in New York and Toronto, and a team of more than 100 creative professionals, the firm designs with a focus that goes beyond looks to how they make people feel. One of our favorite approaches to design here at Love Happens!
PAUL RAFF STUDIO
Founder, Paul Raff is an architect, artist, and visionary thinker. His studio employs experts in architecture and design. Its collaborative environment is dedicated to creative vision of the highest caliber. The Toronto-based studio assists clients locally and internationally to create projects where art becomes life. Paul Raff Studio consistently produces exceptional work that is thoughtful, evocative, and poetic.
Cecconi Simone is a multi-disciplinary interior design practice founded by Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone in 1982. The award-winning firm, currently with around 40 employees, creates considered and inspired commercial and residential interiors across Toronto and around the world.
ELIZABETH METCALFE INTERIORS + DESIGN
Over the last two decades, Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors, led by founder Liz Metcalfe and her senior design team, has quietly become known and respected for creating interiors that unify classic style with modern luxury. Their interiors have a quiet drama, a distinct luxury of details, materials, and finishes. Rooms have an approachable luxury, understated elegance, and unquestionable beauty. Yes, please!
DOUGLAS DESIGN STUDIO
Owner of Douglas Design Studio, Jeffrey Douglas is an award-winning interior designer whose work is informed by his passion for art, extensive travels, and genuine delight in the perfect detailing. Notably, he has a special talent for combining antique pieces with modern furnishings in innovative ways, producing inviting rooms that are rich with history, yet fresh and contemporary.
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COE MUDFORD INTERIOR DESIGN
Coe Mudford Interior Design creates luxurious living spaces with contemporary flair and outstanding quality. Originally founded by Carey Mudford, Erin Coe later joined her as a partner, and the two rebranded as CMID. Together, along with their talented team, they are committed to a collaborative approach with clients, ensuring each interior is distinctive and specially tailored with impeccable furnishings and finishes.
SPACES BY JACFLASH
Spaces by Jacflash was founded by Jaclyn Genovese in 2013. What started as an unexpected pivot from her fashion boutique turned into a luxury interior consulting firm. Jaclyn’s passion for fashion allowed for a seamless transition to interiors; where she once connected with retail clients and suggested outfits suitable to their personal style. She chooses furniture and accessories that reflect her design clients’ tastes and lifestyles.
KATE + AMANDA DESIGN STUDIO
Kate and Amanda have been long time friends. Over time, their passion organically grew into a business that commanded their attention. The result is a thriving partnership offering their clients the best of two designers collaborating on one great space. With a relaxed, family-friendly yet stylish approach, Kate + Amanda creates light and fresh spaces meant for really living in and making memories.
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm. 1,600 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities. In HOK’s Toronto studio, Caitlin Turner, director of design for interiors, brings her award-winning workplace design solutions to the Toronto design scene and beyond.
Award-winning luxury hospitality, retail, and residential design firm, Mason Studio is renowned for its unique design research approach. A method that empowers the firm founders Stanley Sun and Ashley Rumsey and their team to understand the needs of their clients to create meaningful and inspiring human experiences through design.
PALMERSTON DESIGN CONSULTANTS
Founded by Kirsten Marshall in 2003, Palmerston is a boutique interior design business specializing in warm, inviting interiors that are both chic and timeless. Inspired by their clients, Palmerston’s signature is that there’s more than one look. From modern to traditional, each project results in the best space for their client.
At LUX Design, founder Isabelle Boba and her team deliver luxury interior designs that are all about sophistication, attention to detail, and comfort. Interior design is fundamentally about what you feel when you first walk into a space. That is why LUX’s passion is creating beautiful and functional spaces.
CAMDEN LANE INTERIORS
Camden Lane Interiors is a Toronto-based full-service residential interior design boutique led by Lucy Morozko. Through her collaborative approach to design, Lucy creates beautiful interiors with functionality that reflects an everyday lifestyle. Lucy is also known for her affordable, budget-friendly design solutions for luxury interiors.
LAURA STEIN INTERIORS
Since opening her doors in 2006, Laura Stein has been creating exceptional homes that allow her clients to experience the exquisite beauty of well-crafted design with the ease of living with refined functionality. Each design is uniquely personal, yet always infused with Laura’s signature sense of fresh, understated luxury.
Founded by Dvira Ovadia, Dvira Interiors specializes in fresh, functional, and vibrant designs with global influences. Every interior is as unique as the client for whom it is designed. Whether designing residential or commercial spaces, Dvira Interiors has built a reputation for achieving beautiful and smart designs for a vast array of clientele. You can also find the vivacious Dvira on numerous design and renovation TV shows!
“MSDS Studio produces designs that engage contemporary culture while adhering to the abiding principles of good design and the inheritance of craftsmanship. Their work synthesizes considerations of material, form, space, and brief into resolved works of interior, furniture, and lighting design. This multidisciplinarity informs the resourcefulness that is the hallmark of their practice. MSDS believes that interior space should act as a stimulating yet intimate interface between human and building.”
Leventhal-Vermaat Interior Design is a studio dedicated to designing commercial and residential interior spaces and handmade custom furniture. Founded by husband and wife, Jordana Leventhal and Jeff Vermaat, in 2011, the dynamic firm specializes in helping their clients realize their design visions.
Creating designs inspired by travel, Stylishome is an interior design and architecture firm that specializes in bold and characterful interiors for homes and homestays/vacation rentals. Founder and CEO, Reut Maimon, started Stylishome after noticing a gap in the market for turnkey service for real estate investors who’d like to set up their investment property to be a vacation rental. A one-of-a-kind, end-to-end service, Stylishome removes all of the hassles of setting up investments to be a beautiful, hotel-like property in the quickest possible time to market.
We hope you enjoyed our list of these amazingly talented 25 top Toronto interior designers!
Words by Anna Beck Bimba