Toronto is Canada’s largest city and a world leader in such areas as business, finance, technology, entertainment and culture. Its large population of immigrants from all over the globe has also made Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Home to brilliant interior designers such as Elizabeth Metcalfe, Ferris Rafauli and Laura Stein, Toronto is a city full of hidden interior design gems. Without further ado, let’s have a look at our picks for the top 20 interior designers that make Toronto an even more remarkable city!
#1 – Burdifilek
Burdifilek is a boutique commercial interior design firm with an international reach. The Burdifilek design philosophy embraces sophistication and creative intelligence. The firm’s unique design identity is demonstrated through a wide range of national and international projects with brand strategic, expressive, meticulously curated interiors. Creators of a unique international style, the Burdifilek design team works together to transcend trends; fluidly blending a distinctive design vision with trademark elegance and polish.
#2 – Camden Lane Interiors
Camden Lane Interiors is a full-service interior design boutique lead by Lucy Morozko, that specializes in high-end residential designs. Following her graduation from the Interior Design program at Sheridan College, Lucy has over 10 years of design experience, specializing in various project fields such as retail, hospitality and luxury residential design. The studio offers creative design solutions to clients in the Toronto Area, guaranteeing a stress-free process from start to finish. With extensive experience in residential projects, Camden Lane Interiors’ main focus is developing amazing interiors with their signature luxurious and contemporary design style.
#3 – Coe Mudford Interior Design
Coe Mudford Interior Design, also known as CMID, is a design collective made up of talented professionals, each with their own unique experiences, perspectives and skills. Carey Mudford and Erin Coe are the lead designers of the studio, which has a history of over 25 years, where it has designed elite neighborhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. CMID prides itself on its distinctive interiors and exquisite attention to detail, creating the ultimate modern spaces fit for a variety of tastes.
#4 – Douglas Design Studio
Founded in 1995 by Jeffrey A. Douglas, Douglas Design Studio focuses on creating interior designs that fully mirror the client’s style and desires. It’s the studio’s philosophy that each home must reflect who its owners are, so the designers bring infinite creativity, energy and order to the project, fulfilling all of the client’s dreams. With a sleek and elegant contemporary design style, Douglas Design Studio is a company that aims to exceed all of their client’s design expectations.
#5 – Elizabeth Metcalfe
Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors has become one of the most respected design studios in Canada over the last two decades. Their classic style mixed with modern luxury has granted them several national and international awards. While the interior design studio is used to work on a broad spectrum of styles, their underlying design philosophy remains consistent. Their interiors have a quiet drama, as well as a distinct luxury of details, materials and finishes. A sense of restraint and clarity is the foundation of their work.
#6 – Ferris Rafauli
Ferris Rafauli is a name that instantly invokes thoughts of iconic designs in the most notable and luxurious homes. Specializing in ultra-luxury homes and lifestyle creations, he integrates timeless architecture and sumptuous interior designs in each project, personalizing designs that result in the ultimate luxury living. 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.
#7 – Harrison Fae Design
Harrison Fae Design was founded by Alicia Sass with the dream of creating spaces that have the perfect balance of bold design, elegant style and timeless sophistication. The team at Harrison Fae has extensive experience in residential and commercial projects, such as the Ritz Carlton Residences. All of their works have their unique, contemporary touch, with little touches of luxury and modernism mixed in the interiors they have tackled on.
#8 – Jennifer Backstein
Jennifer Backstein Interiors is, without a doubt, one of the brightest stars in the contemporary design universe. The Toronto design firm has excelled for over a decade creating thoughtfully curated stylish bespoke designs. They offer a diverse range of full-scale design services throughout Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area and Canada.
#9 – Laura Stein Interiors
Laura Stein Interiors is an award-winning firm that fully embodies the empowerment of women in the design industry. This top design studio led by interior designer Laura Stein opened its doors in 2006 and has been producing amazing and exclusive interiors for private luxury homes ever since. Each design is uniquely personal, yet always infused with Laura’s signature sense of fresh, understated luxury.
#10 – Lori Morris
Lori Morris is the design force behind the House of LMD, a popular and spectacular design studio that has been shaking up the design world in North America since 1987. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, the House of LMD has produced some amazing design projects across the world in the last decades. 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.
#11 – LUX Design
At LUX Design, for founder Isabelle Boba and her team, delivering luxury interior design is 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.
#12 – Mason Studio
Mason Studio is an award-winning interior design studio whose work focuses on the mix of art, objects, graphics and technology. Stanley Sun and Ashley Rumsey are the talented duo behind the Toronto-based studio, featuring an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial projects, as well as conceptual installations, that can be admired on almost every continent.
#13 – MSDS Studio
MSDS Studio is Canada’s contemporary design staple. Founded by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine in 2011, the studio produces works that follow a contemporary style while respecting the principles of design and craftsmanship. The designers are committed to not only meeting their clients’ needs but also exploring materials and being resourceful. MSDS Studio has designed several interiors, products and furniture characterized by Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics. Some of their best projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto and a partnership with Normann Copenhagen.
#14 – Palmerston Design Consultants
Specializing in commercial and residential spaces, Palmerston Design has a strong, sophisticated and uncluttered design approach. Open since 2003, this boutique firm based in Toronto features Kirsten Marshall as the lead interior designer and has earned several awards along with considerable media attention. The firm specializes in creating warm and inviting interiors that are chic and timeless. Palmerston’s signature is that there is not one look. From modern to traditional, the firm always works to create the best space for a client.
#15 – Paul Raff
Paul Raff’s reputation for excellence was established at the outset of his career in 1993 with award-winning design for Toronto’s waterfront redevelopment. His architectural experience includes involvement in world-class projects such as the Barcelona Olympic Redevelopment, the Chinese Vice-President’s House in Shanghai and the Bluepoint residential resort in Thailand.
#16 – Powell & Bonnell
With a philosophy to provide tailored lifestyle-centric solutions of exceptional quality, Powell & Bonnell takes 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.
#17 – Stylishome
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 Maimom started Stylishome after noticing a gap in the market 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 an investment to be a beautiful, hotel-like, property, in the quickest time to market possible.
#18 – Superkul Inc
Superkul Inc has a broad portfolio of project types, ranging from single-family housing to larger-scale commercial and institutional work and master planning. While diverse, all of the projects they undertake share an attention to detail and material at both the large and the small scale, a thorough engagement of the clients and stakeholders involved, and a profound connection of buildings to their built and natural contexts.
#19 – Tomas Pearce
Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc. is based in downtown Toronto, Canada. Led by Principal Partners Melandro Quilatan and Tania Richardson, the team at TPIDC Inc. is a collaboration of talented, energetic and experienced company of interior designers, project managers, stylists and procurement agents along with a resident architect and in-house graphic designer. The firm’s list of luxury residences is expansive and includes homes in many of Toronto’s desired communities.
#20 – Yabu Pushelberg
With popular design studios in New York and Toronto, Yabu Pushelberg is known worldwide as one of the best design studios to work with. Founded by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg almost 40 years ago, in 1980, the success of Yabu Pushelberg can be justified by its founders’ creativity and organization, which have been shared with their collaborators over the years. The studio is divided into six teams comprised of design and project management personnel specializing in luxury design.