Our  office here at Reena Sotropa In House Design in Calgary is a bustling hub of activity – deliveries, ringing phones, clients coming and going, design meetings, deadlines – the list goes on and on.  Helping to keep us all on track is our oganizational and list making guru, Junior Designer Ania.

We first met Ania when she was working at local Calgary fabric showroom DWA.  She set her sights on working with us while still a student, finishing her Interior Design degree from Mount Royal University.   Just before her graduation, the planets aligned and she joined our team.   Her experience working at DWA has made her an expert with all things fabric related and our whole team relies on her crack memory of price per yard and specification information when sourcing fabrics.

Ania was born in Krakow, Poland and can speak Polish.  She lives with her husband, doberman, and kitty in a small community just East of Calgary and, thusly, knows all of the best shortcuts through the industrial parks that lie between! A newlywed herself, Ania spends her spare time helping brides style and plan their weddings  – everything from selecting the centrepieces, to folding the napkins and lighting the candles!

While Ania typically is very careful about what she eats (she is the only vegetarian in the office), if she gets busy all bets are off, and she has been known to down a can of Campbell’s Mushroom Soup and call it lunch!

Here are few more fun facts about Ania:

 

A big shout-out to Ania for all her hard work!  She is truly an integral part of our In House Design team.

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Calgary interior design firm Reena Sotropa In House Design Group (formerly known as Corea Sotropa Interior Design)  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs.

North Glenmore ParkWhen we last visited this gorgeous family home in North Glenmore Park, we touched on our extensive use of colour in this project.  This family LOVES bright colour (rather ironic considering one family member is quite colour blind!) We are not often given such free reign to use bright colour and had so much fun with these clients,  integrating bright punches throughout their home.

Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa North Glenmore Park Image 1 (1)We designed custom millwork in a warm, natural walnut for the A/V equipment.  Our clients have an extensive art collection which led us to this design.  Instead of the more typical display shelving on either side of the television, we left the wall space open to showcase stunning works of art.

Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa Glenmore Park image 2Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa Glenmore Park Image 5 (1)The custom sectional, area rug, drapery and even the walls, are all in the same creamy neutral colour family. Every element in the space that employs dramatic pops of colour (leading edge of drapery, artwork, pillows) are easily changeable should the client want to switch things up.

We couldn’t find the exact table we wanted for the space, so we had a bit of fun with it.  The vintage brass base of the table was purchased through 1stdibs.com.  We had it shipped to Calgary and had a sleek marble topper custom made locally.  Perfection!

Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa Glenmore Park Image 4The space connecting the living area and den was designed specifically as a work/homework area.  It was very important to our clients that everyone remain “connected” while working on the computer, not shuttered away in another room.  We continued to keep the bones of the area neutral (flooring, cabinetry, etc.) and add colour through accessories.  We are in love with the Jonathan Adler drum shades!  Simple and chic.

Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa Glenmore Park Image 5The den has a slightly cozier Boho/Global feel.  Space was at a premium, so we had the teal velvet sofa made to order, and installed sconces on the bookshelf rather than take up space with tables and lamps.

Calgary interior design by Reena Sotropa North Glenmore Park Image 5We installed the same dramatic brass tiles from the butler’s pantry around the fireplace.   The area rug is actually a budget-saving roll goods carpet which was cut to size and bound. The client’s own artwork above the mantle served as colour inspiration for the space.

We have a few more spaces to reveal of this project, stay tuned to see this continuing love affair with colour!

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Calgary interior design firm Reena Sotropa In House Design Group (formerly known as Corea Sotropa Interior Design)  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs.

Fortress-BayWe were very excited (and flattered!) when one of our longtime favourite clients called us to finish her master suite. Originally, we worked with her during the construction, finishing and furnishing of her home.  This time around, the project focused on her…and only her!  She lives a very hectic and stressful work life, and travels extensively all over the world.  If that weren’t enough, she is also a single mom of two teenage boys, so we wanted to help create a personal and feminine oasis for her to relax at home.

Calgary Interior Design by Reena Sotropa Fortress Bay Image 1 (3)We worked hard to create a mix of textures in the space.  The walls were finished in an elegant cream chevron grass cloth.  A soft linen duvet and funky fur ottoman add additional touches of texture.

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We styled the open shelving with a collection of gorgeous items that our client already owned. Great #shelfie!

In signature In House Design style, we used mixed metal accessories throughout to add sparkle. The drawer pulls on the millwork are a gorgeous mother of pearl – these pictures can’t do them justice!

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The use of muted colours, lots of texture and personal treasured objects throughout the room resulted in a calm, peaceful and very feminine space.  With a nod to Virginia Woolfe, we truly loved giving this deserving client “a room of her own.”

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Calgary interior design firm Reena Sotropa In House Design Group (formerly known as Corea Sotropa Interior Design)  is widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy.  Contact us for all your interior design needs.

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