Your One on One with ARIDO: Meet the Designers

Your One on One with ARIDO: Meet the Designers

 Meet the Interior Designers who will be hosting 'Ask an Interior Designer' sessions at IDS. Book yours today.

Elaine Bergen, ARIDO | Applecart Design

You love design! So do we. Developing just the right concept for your home's particular needs means using proven planning techniques, curated sources and years of experience. Use this quick fun consult with professional interior designer Elaine Bergen, ARIDO as a springboard into action! From new custom homes to diva closets, revamping kitchens and bedrooms or settling where to put the TV in the family room (hint: hidden in plain sight), we collaborate to find options that work best for you.


Elsie Cheng, ARIDO | Elsie Cheng Design

Elsie Cheng Design provides complete design consultation from inception to completion with an emphasis on residential and hospitality interiors. Design services include space planning, interior design, product design, specification, decorating, project and site coordination. Design styles range from traditional to contemporary. An Interior Designer and a member of ARIDO since 1982, Elsie has over thirty-five years of experience in the design of private homes, hotels and executive offices.


Olga Gomes, ARIDO | OG Design Studio

OG Design Studio, helmed by Olga Gomes, specializes in residential and commercial renovations, offering a full range of interior design services. Olga has been featured in the National Post, Canadian House & Home, Breakfast Television and Condo Life Magazine. As a practicing Interior Designer for 20 years, Olga has overseen projects large and small, creating spaces that are unique and personal to each of her clients. Olga’s approach is client-driven, as she curates all the parts and pieces of her interiors, always keeping in mind her client’s taste and budget.

A graduate of Ryerson University in Interior Design, Olga Gomes is a Registered Member of ARIDO and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Olga also holds certification with the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and is a Qualified Practitioner with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (BCIN).


Michelle Mawby, ARIDO | Lucid Interior Design

Michelle Mawby is an award-winning Registered Interior Designer and Principal of Lucid Interior Design Inc., a multi-disciplinary interior design firm. She creates spectacular environments that reflect the lives, personalities and expectations of her clients.  Her extensive travels and continuing studies in design, history and architecture influence her projects culminating in sophisticated, livable elegance.

Michelle is a 20-year member of ARIDO, certified to provide Ontario Building Permits, has her NCIDQ qualifications and is a member of the National Kitchen & Bathroom Assoc. and IIDA. Michelle was host of Weekend Reno for the Cottage Life Network where she made cottagers’ design dreams come true in a weekend.  She has shared her knowledge & love of design on numerous TV shows like Marilyn Denis, Steven & Chris and Junk Raiders.


Chantal Philippe, ARIDO | Myers + Philippe Interior Design

With over seven years of experience in residential and multi-unit interior design, Chantal Philippe, ARIDO co-founded Myers + Philippe Interior Design in 2017 where she specializes in creating refined spaces that complement her client's own interests, tastes and lifestyles. An NCIDQ certificate holder, Chantal strives to design distinguished interiors that beautifully integrate style with a comprehensive understanding of each client's vision. She has also served as Director of the ARIDO Board of Management since 2016. 


Erica Sibley, ARIDO | Binns Kitchen + Bath Design

With a strong aptitude for spatial reasoning from a young age, when Erica Sibley, ARIDO came across interior design as a profession, she knew she’d found her calling.

She attended the University of Guelph and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History – a field that she is still enthusiastic about to this day. Erica then graduated from Humber College’s Bachelor of Interior Design program. Throughout the course of her degree at Humber, she developed strong conceptual interpretation skills while further developing her understanding of how details work together to form a final project.

Erica loves that her career affords her the ability to continuously learn and is always excited to apply new knowledge to her work. She recently received her NCIDQ designation.


Melissa Tossell, ARIDO | Sanura Design

As the Registered Interior Designer and Owner at Sanura Design, Melissa Tossell (NCIDQ, BCIN, ARIDO) uses ‘Intelligent, Quality Design and a Sense of Humour’ to create custom spaces. She works closely with builders, contractors, engineers, architects, and homeowners to design spaces, prepare permit and construction drawings, and coordinate execution of the designs on the owner’s behalf. She has a passion for intelligent, well-thought-out design that benefits both her client’s homes and their budgets and specializes in Accessibility in the Home, Aging in Place, and white glove design services.