Tanya Collins, founder and principal of Tanya Collins Design Inc., has been a creative force in the Ottawa interior design community since 2006. She is fortunate to have an extensive residential portfolio that includes some of Ottawa's most prominent families and is the designer of the Minto Grand Prize Dream Home for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Fundraiser. She has been a regular contributor to CTV Ottawa Morning Live, has been the Homes Editor for Ottawa Life Magazine and has appeared on the cover twice as a Top Ottawa Designer. She is a national award-winning designer through the Canadian Home Builder's Association for the Modern Desert and Bohemian portfolios and has received multiple kitchen, bathroom, home design, and renovation awards annually through the National Kitchen and Bath Association of Ottawa and Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association.
Her maternal grandfather, Jaroslav Hasek has had a major influence on her design career. Not only was he an exporter of the famous glass beads and jewellery he manufactured in Jablonec nad Nisou, Jaroslav Hasek embraced modernism after being captivated by the exposition in Breslau in 1929. It was not long after, that he commissioned functionalist architect, Heinrich Lauterbach to design the Hasek Villa in 1931, the first flat roofed dwelling in the Czech Republic. It is regarded even today by scholars as one of the most beautiful efforts in the aerodynamic Functionalism of the Breslau school and is a registered national Czech landmark. Like her grandfather, Tanya too has a desire to make a bold and dramatic statement, often preferring to break the rules, when given the liberty by her clients.
Tanya continues to be inspired by the beauty all around her, whether in nature or in art as seen in the details - color, light, form and texture. She is thankful for all of our clients, especially those in which long-lasting friendships have developed. By sharing her expertise, she hopes our clients enjoy a greater quality of life within their interiors.
Wissal Dadi is the Senior Interior Designer at Tanya Collins Design. She was born and raised in Morocco receiving her Bachelor of Interior Design degree in Casablanca in 2012. To deepen her knowledge, Wissal moved to France at the age of 20 to complete a Master’s degree in Global Design from Condé Lyon in 2014. Following that degree, she also graduated from Ecole Cread Lyon with a Master’s Degree as an Interior Architect and Global Designer in 2016.
Wissal has had the chance to explore many aspects of design during her work experiences in France and Morroco and has collaborated on many commercial and residential projects while working in Paris, France. This allowed her to build a strong creative and managerial approach in order to deliver projects with maximum creativity and innovation. She strives to create unique solutions to design problems that are functional and beautiful. Wissal is inspired by travels to new places, discovering what makes those spaces interesting. She finds joy in every stage of the design process, from sketching and brand development to materials selection and finished renderings.
Mikaela Uggeldahl is the Junior Interior Designer at Tanya Collins Design. With her education in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College and her internship with Tanya Collins Design, she is well equipped to help clients with material selections, interior layouts, and technical drawings that will make any space come to life. She loves exploring different design styles and working with clients’ personal and unique tastes to really make their vision become a reality. Mikaela believes interior design has the power to shape our daily lives and improve our moods as we work and live in these interior environments every day. Having lived in Ottawa her whole life, she finds joy in working with our team to help those in the community settle into their space and feel excited to call their house a home.