LESS IS MORE.
— MIES VAN DER ROHE
 

ABOUT ME

Following a 4 year degree in Interior Design, I gained invaluable experience working at one of Ottawa's leading commercial design firms and then at a high end showroom specializing in custom residential spaces. Having a wide range of design and client experience under my belt, I took the plunge to work independently while also consulting for a boutique design firm Iron β–³ Ivory.

Born and raised in Russia, I moved to Canada as a teenager. While my studies and work have been based in Ottawa, my extensive travels all over North America as well as to Europe, the Caribbean and parts of Africa and Asia have helped me to develop a truly global perspective in my life as well as in my designs, finding inspiration in the vibrant and exotic places that I was fortunate to visit. 

With a tireless curiosity for all things designed and a strong passion for the built environment and interiors, I hope to continuously expand my expertise and skill set to deliver design solutions that are functional, beautiful, environmentally responsible and innovative.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

My passion for interior design is tied closely to my enthusiasm for life and my appreciation for the art of living well. Physical environment is proven to have tremendous impact on our physical and psychological well being, our happiness and life satisfaction. When designing spaces that are beautiful, organized and efficient, I want to help my clients set the stage for what matters most - meaningful relationships, fulfilling work, precious time of play and relaxation. Although I am inspired by many different design styles and aesthetics, I ALWAYS choose quality over quantity and believe in a simple intuitive approach in order to achieve the most effective design solution. 


HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW TO BE USEFUL, OR BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL.
— WILLIAM MORRIS

Marina Medina    B.A.A. Interior Design

Marina Medina B.A.A. Interior Design


MY QUALIFICATIONS

 

B.A.A. INTERIOR DESIGN - Algonquin College

6+ years of experience in Residential and Commercial design industry

NCIDQ Certification

BCIN - Legal & Small Buildings

LEED Certification