Who We Are
Since 1986, many North American and international clients have turned to us for our honest, collaborativre approach, our excellence in design and our meticulous attention to detail.
Our commitment to meet every need for every client has yielded trusted, long-term relationships with major developers and corporations.
From high-rise residential projects, marketing centers and model homes to corporate environments, we work closely with each of our clients to understand their needs, and translate their objectives into a distinctive vision that sets the standard in superior design, functionality and style.
All of our staff members are qualified and experienced interior designers. We are members of the association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
What We Do
Our portfolio demonstrates versatility both in creative conceptualization and in technical implementation. We are able to produce diversified, uniquely different projects, from classic and traditional to modern designs, tailored to the objectives of each client. Yet all of our design solutions share an exceptional level of refinement, innovation and imagination.
With our commitment to a better greener environment, we strive to meet the needs of our clients while safeguarding the well-being of future generations by focusing on sustainable design practices to ensure environmentally responsible, safe and healthy places to live and work. Our Firm is involved on numerous Green Building projects which are candidates for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by The Canada Green Building Council.
We have extensive backgrounds in design technology and project management, and maintain close coordination with project consultants, construction trades and product suppliers.
Margit Hefele is a graduate of the School of Design and Architectural Technology in Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to forming her partnership with Marlene Makowka, she worked for design and design-build firms in Europe, Montreal and Toronto, affording her exposure to multiple design philosophies.
Margit provides an international perspective, a strong understanding of architecture and a natural ability to design unique spaces. She brings creative talent and practical knowledge to each project.
Margit is a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Marlene Makowka is a graduate of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where she earned a Bachelor of Interior Design Degree. A native of Toronto, she worked for several prominent Toronto design firms before partnering with Margit Hefele.
Marlene has an extensive background and a successful record of accomplishment in diversified residential and commercial design projects throughout North America. Her creativity and professional knowledge, combined with her sense of style, ensure exceptional and acclaimed projects.
Marlene is a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)