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Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: The Equestrian {/exp:channel:entrie}

The Equestrian

Finalist at the Canadian Home Builder's Association for Production Kitchen and Production Home > 2800 square/ft.  The Equestrian at 364 Flare Grove in Mahogany, Manotick is the sixth and final Dream Home collaboration for Tanya Collins Design with Minto, for the Children's Hospital (CHEO) Dream of a Lifteime Lottery.  The Equestrian embodies a timeles design blending modern equestrian fashion and upscale British riding culture for a sophisticated yet understated ambiance.  Bolder colors like British racing green, navy blue and camel, warm wood mahogany finishes, antique brass lighting, panelled walls and a waffle wood ceiling offer depth and richness contributing to a profound sense of home. Dekton kitchen counters and backsplash imitate heavily veined marble, basketweave tile flooring and dark wood vanities lend a luxury hotel-like experience and checkerboard black and white stone flooring resemble what might be found in the entrance of a regal countryside estate.  The decor is very layered with the chinoiserie found in the wallpaper, blue and white ginger jars and lamps, the brass mesh cabinet inlays, mullioned glass details, cognac leather sofas, plaid drapery, herringbone patterned rugs and graphic zebra cowhide accents.  In referencing the iconic Ralph Lauren style, the interior appeals to a discerning owner who also values maintenance-free materials for family living.

Prioritizing resilience and sustainability, the Equestrian exceeds current building codes by 81% in energy efficiency. Operational carbon emissions are 88% lower, supported by solar panels, battery storage, state-of-the-art insulation, and geothermal heating and cooling systems. Advanced features such as Panasonic Canada's EverVolt™ solar panels, Intelli-Balance™ Energy Recovery Ventilators, WhisperAir Repair™ with nanoe X™ purification technology, and Smart Swidget plugs and switches offer greater control over solar power, circulate fresh air, purify indoor air, and monitor air quality.  Not only do all of these features enhance comfort but also contribute to a home that is both environmentally conscious and forward-thinking.

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: golden {/exp:channel:entrie}


A stunning transformation that involved our full service design involving architectural permit-ready plans, interior design and interior decor.  Three load-bearing walls and a back staircase were removed, the entrance hall ceiling was reduced and main stair landing was redone to remove the 90 degree turn.  The clients wanted to create a contemporary farmhouse aesthetic that included a large U shaped open concept kitchen with oversized 13' island and walk in pantry, open concept dining room to accomodate large family gatherings and a living room with reclaimed wood ceiling beams, updated fireplace gas insert and relocation of the flat screen TV and an 85" option for theatre quality viewing.  Features such as quartzite counters and backsplash, slatted custom range hood, slim rail shaker white oak kitchen cabinet doors, soaring living room built-ins and fireplace facade spanning to 16', wall-mounted reeded powder room vanity with 3' thick built-up Dekton Keyla counters, integrated Dekton sink with wall mounted brass fixture, and new laundry and mudroom  cabinetry show atention to detail without compromise.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: westminster {/exp:channel:entrie}


This residential project located in Westboro involved not only full service interior decor of the main living spaces and 2nd floor primary suite but full service interior design of the powder room and basement.  The whole house was painted, herringbone tile floors were installed in the entrance way and powder room, leopard print wallpaper was hung in the power room, a custom powder room vanity was made, all existing decorative lighting was replaced or added, drapery was added in critical areas and herringbone vinyl-wood look basement flooring was installed.   We repurposed furniture where possible but re-decorated in most areas to suit the client's budget.   

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: The Stonehouse on Gore {/exp:channel:entrie}

The Stonehouse on Gore

This two-storey property fomerly used as a law office was brought back to life as a home, to provide a luxuriously stylish rental experience in the heart of heritage Perth.  From concept to completion, our design provided for modern conveniences with the removal of two structural walls on the main floor with a revised interior layout on both floors to incorporate a full kitchen, laundry, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  We exposed the original stone and brick construction to maintain the character while featuring immaculate millwork details, finishes and decor to highlight the Scottish influence on the history of Perth. 

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: river pied-à-terre {/exp:channel:entrie}

river pied-à-terre

This one bedroom boutique condo plus den was a full service interior design and decor project that took us outside Ottawa dockside to the St. Lawrence River located in Gananoque.  It required collaboration with CaraCo Development Corporaton for completion.  Most of the material selections were selected through the CaraCo Design Center however TCD outsourced appliances, tiles, mirrors, lighting, and plumbing fixtures and customized cabinet and range hood details to create a bespoke result.  All decor was purchased in advance of the construction deadline and stored in a warehouse space in Ottawa prior to installation.  This allowed our team to manage deliveries, monitor product for quality control and then arrange delivery for installation while coordinating trades to install lighting, hang wallpaper, hang art on cement walls, and install bathroom shelving and racks into ceramic wall tiles.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: heritage office {/exp:channel:entrie}

heritage office

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Le Rêve {/exp:channel:entrie}

Le Rêve

CHBA National Finalist for Best Production Kitchen.  GOHBA Housing Design Awards 5 of 5 categories won for Production Kitchen over 250 sq/ft, Production Bathroom, Home Office, Production Home and Green Home.  With the interior architecture inspired by a quintessential Paris Apartment in the Haussmann style, Le Reve is a 4600 square foot Carbon Neutral Home with a main floor bedroom and ensuite bathroom plus 4 bedrooms on the second floor with lounge and laundry room.  The basement contains a banquette area to play board games as well as a enclosed media room and gym.  The special features are the 12' ceilings upon entry that extend to the office and powder room, herringbone white oak floors, applied wall and crown moudlings, neoclassical mantel, fluted range hood and inset kitchen cabinetry, and iron balusters with leopard carpet runner.   

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: hawthorne {/exp:channel:entrie}


Referencing Parisian style detailing, this project was a re-construction of the main floor including wall and fireplace removal in the living room and dining room to accomodate for the new layout of the spaces, new wood herringbone floors, custom built-in banquette with cowhide-wrapped bench seat cushion, built-in bookcase with storage and library lighting, built-in mudroom storage, built-in closets in the loft primary bedroom suite, refresh of existing cabinetry with new paint colors in the kitchen and main bathroom, wallpaper in the powder room with new plumbing fixtures, accessories and mirror, new stair runner, new lighting on the main floor, 2nd floor main bathroom and 3rd storey primary bedroom, re-upholstery of existing sofa and primary bedroom daybed with new furnishings in the living room and dining room and new paint throughout.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Azure Rental model suite {/exp:channel:entrie}

Azure Rental model suite

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Ombël Salon {/exp:channel:entrie}

Ombël Salon

Owned by Master Hairstylist, Taze Vushaj, this boutique green circle hair salon is located in the heart of Westboro Village at 300 Richmond Road and one of our favorite commercial projects to date.  The clean-lined and nature-based design reflects the salon's committment to sustainability in the beauty industry.  Hallmarks of the interior design are the slatted feature wall, arched product display niches with white oak shelving, herringbone patterned wood-look floors, camel-toned styling chairs, half-moon satin brass hardware, and reception desk wrapped in Dekton Entzo by Cosentino.  In 2022, we added to the design of the back salon wall with an oversized mirror, resembling a warehouse window to reflect the light coming in from the front windows while expanding the feeling of space and designed an upholstered bench seat to provide a dedicated hair colour processing area.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Modern Desert {/exp:channel:entrie}

Modern Desert

Canadian Home Builder's Association (CHBA) National Award for Housing Excellence 2022 | Winner for Best Net Zero Home

This is Minto's Grand Prize Dream Home called the "Caraway" for the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery for 2021.  The interior design was inspired by Scandanavian mid-century modern design and layered with a desert palette of clay, sienna, and desert pink.  From the dramatic marbilized walls in the principal ensuite to the powder room wall tiles to the interior door colors and the great room sofa fabric, analogous colors are mixed to create a soothing effect.  There are an abundance of juxtapositions - from mixing Nordic inspired shapes and forms with warmer earthy colors as well as mixing formal antique mirrors with clean lined low profile chairs and sconce lighting.  Modern and clean yet organic and warm are the hallmarks of the aesthetic this year.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Balmoral {/exp:channel:entrie}


GOHBA 2020 Award Winning Renovation under $100,000

This project was a main floor renovation involving removal of a load bearing wall, the addition of a new larger window to the backyard pool, and relocation of the kitchen and dining room.  This structural change dramatically altered the living space allowing the light to flood the space with better flow to the backyard BBQ and pool.  The kitchen was also increased in size to better suit the proportions of the large home.  With the new kitchen layout and the addition of an oversized island, greater functional space and storage for family living and entertaining was acheived.  Clients can also host larger gatherings with their larger dining space while still incorporating a spot for their piano and lounging chair.  Tanya Collins Design provided the concept for the renovation, permit ready drawings with lighting plan and a kitchen layout with finish selections.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: The Bohemian {/exp:channel:entrie}

The Bohemian

Canadian Home Builder's Association National Award for Housing Excellence Winner 2021 for Best Production Home > 2800 square/ft 

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Dream Home 2020 in the Minto Mahogany community located in Manotick, Ontario is a 4700 square foot, 2.5 storey, 4 bedroom home with a screened-in porch and upper level loft space.  The interior reflects a Bohemian aesthetic; a more casual layered decorating style with lots of texture and pattern.  An earthly colour palette was chosen with finishes such as rustic wood, terracotta tiles, old world brick, heritage green interior doors, honed counters, plaster-colored walls, and warm metals such as bronze and antique gold.  To complete the design, the home was layered with oatmeal upholstery, macrame, fringe, hand embroidered wall hangings, baskets, vintage looking Persian runners, and lots of greenery.  Texture was created from decor with a more worn-in, crafted look.  Since Boho style stems from travellers, artists, or writers, touches of the exotic are plentiful.  Moorish influences as found in Spain and Morocco are reflected in the arch, diamond, and star motifs and through the patterned wallpapers and textiles like the hand embroidered Suzani in the loft.  Hand-carved Indian style wooden accent pieces are artisan-inspired and rough-hewn architectural ceiling beams reinforce the character.  This home conjures up the feelings of warmth, comfort and safety while making us feel transported to another part of the world; something we all wish to feel in our homes in such uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Queen Elizabeth {/exp:channel:entrie}

Queen Elizabeth

GOHBA Housing Award Finalist 2020 for Condo or Rental Apartment Suite > 676 square feet

This project at 20 The Driveway was a complete gut of the condo.  The wall seperating the small galley kitchen from the living space was opened to allow the space to be flooded with light.  The kitchen was made larger and a live edge table was integrated with the quartz clad island to create a dining area for 6.  Parquet flooring replaced the vinyl tile in the former kitchen and all parquet flooring throughout the condo was refinished for a consistent finish.  All bathrooms were cosmetically overhauled as plumbing locations could not be altered.  Decorative panel moulding was applied to the wall in the living room and wallpaper was added to the cooridor upon entry and in the principal bedroom for added texture.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: The Hampton {/exp:channel:entrie}

The Hampton

Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association Award Winner 2020 for Production Home > $750,001 & Production Kitchen > 176 square feet

Ontario Home Builder's Association Award of Distinction Finalist 2020

The CHEO Dream Home 2019 located in the Minto communtiy of Potter's Key in Stittsville, Ontario is a Net Zero, 5000 square foot, 4 bedroom home.   Features include 11 foot ceilings in the kitchen, eat in and family room, a butler's pantry off the L-shaped kitchen, a room in the basement dedicated to a bar for entertaining, and a walk-up principal bedroom on the 2nd floor with a closet that is accessible from two sides.  Aptly named "The Hampton", the home's interior reflects the crisp blue and white colour palette typically found in coastal or beach-style homes,  Wide plank bleached white oak wire brushed, hand scraped floors, cofferred ceilings with shiplap, wainscotting, decorative wall mouldings, nautical striped wallpaper, grasscloth honed marble, and beaded chandeliers are just some of the interior highlights.  It is layered with lots of texture from sisal rugs, wicker baskets, patterned Mediterranean inspired tile and original art that has a soft watery palette.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: The Creekside {/exp:channel:entrie}

The Creekside

GOHBA Award Winner 2019 for Production Home > $750,001, Production Kitchen > 176 sqaure feet and Production Bathroom

National Kitchen and Bath Association of Ottawa 2019 Best Contemporary Bathroom & People's Choice Best Bathroom

The CHEO Dream Home 2018 is a 5500 square foot, 4 bedroom room in the Minto community of Potter's Key located in Stittsville, Ontario.  Sophisticated yet playful, modern yet luxurious, the 2018 Minto Dream Home has a glamorous vibe reminicent of 70's Hollywood.  From vibrant colors like emerald, chartruese, turquoise, persimmon, and fushia to more subtle hues like blush pink, pale blue, and soft amethyst, the foundation elements of black, white and gold metal create balance and warmth.  Trademark features include a great room with 20 foot cathedral ceilings, an in law-suite with a kitchenette and wheelchair accessible ensuite bathroom, and a study with a 10 foot high wall of cabinetry with library ladder.  

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: UpperWest Penthouse {/exp:channel:entrie}

UpperWest Penthouse

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: third avenue {/exp:channel:entrie}

third avenue

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: old ottawa {/exp:channel:entrie}

old ottawa

Tanya Collins : Ottawa Interior Design: Colonel By {/exp:channel:entrie}