ALL ABOUT US
The In House Design Team
The team at Calgary interior design firm, Reena Sotropa In House Design Group, understands how to perfectly balance function with beauty, creating timeless appeal with a fresh twist. They are widely known and recognized for casually elegant interiors that effortlessly blend classic elements with youthful energy. These tastemakers are often sought after for their unique sensibility and consideration of the rigours of a busy family home. They have an appreciation for luxury, but know how to incorporate it into everyday life. From concept to completion, the creative and skilled team at Reena Sotropa In House Design Group handles every design detail of your project. Originally founded in 2005 as Corea Sotropa Interior Design, the firm was rebranded in 2017 as Reena Sotropa In House Design Group under Principal Designer Reena Sotropa. The firm specializes in high end residential homes and hand-tailors each residence to their client’s needs. The belief that interiors must be reflective of the client’s lifestyle and experiences is balanced with their trademark elegance and signature charm.
Reena has been a principal designer with the firm since its inception in 2005 and has successfully navigated the firm through all that the ever-changing design world and economy have thrown at her. Reena strongly believes that her team-based approach to projects is the key to providing the high level of customer service that her firm has come to be known for. She approaches each project organically assessing the needs of the client and the shifting demands of the project while keeping her team focused, organized, and happy. Reena loves to collaborate with her talented team of designers contributing her own design aesthetic and years of experience on each project that passes through our doors. Her design advice and work have been published in numerous national publications such as House and Home, Style at Home, Lonny Magazine and more.
Patti is the beating heart of In House Design Group, and has been an instrumental part of the team since the very beginning. She works hard to provide our design team, industry partners and clients with the information they need to ensure a smooth project and the excellent customer service that we have become known for. Although her role is predominantly administrative, Patti received her academic training in interior design which has proven to be an invaluable asset. Among her many responsibilities in our studio, client care is at the forefront of her priorities. Patti helps to keep our projects on track, and our studio organized. She is a superb personal motivator and cheerleader for each of our team members.
Alanna joined our team in 2012 and we simply can’t remember a time without her! She has her finger on the pulse of all things design. Her keen instincts help to keep our firm and our clients a step ahead by discerning fad from trend, ensuring our clients the fresh yet timeless interiors we have become known for. Her design aesthetic is an eclectic mix of layered textures and bold patterns, and she has a great love of tile, inspiring her to keep a cache of special tile samples in reserve for future projects still to be designed. We are very proud of Alanna and are so happy to see some of her beautiful work featured in House and Home magazine, Style at Home Magazine, Lonny Magazine and more.
Ania joined our team straight out of design school in May 2016. Her thoughtful approach to design and personal love for list making and “all things organization” ensure the smooth execution of our projects and reinforce the excellent reputation that our firm has with our industry partners. Ania brings to the team over 10 years of industry experience and has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of fabrics and finishes which is an amazing asset to the team and our clients. Her design aesthetic consists of clean-lined neutral palettes with a bohemian edge and some of her lovely work has been featured on Rue Daily and in Western Living Magazine.
Sarah first joined our firm as a summer student and we instantly recognized her personality and skill set were a perfect complement to our firm. Knowing a match made in heaven when we see one, we welcomed her back permanently after graduating from Mount Royal University’s Bachelor of Interior design program in 2019. She works alongside our whole team helping bring each of our designs to reality. Given her attention to detail, and love of details, she can often be found glued to her computer, drafting, researching and working through solutions with perfect ease and huge smile. Sarah rounds out our team, bringing a youthful design aesthetic and love for modern Scandinavian details.
Kadie originally joined us as a student during the summer of 2019. Her fresh modern design style, friendly demeanor and “can-do” attitude made her a natural fit for the In House Design team and we were delighted that she accepted our invitation to stay on after completing her Bachelor of Interior Design degree at Mount Royal University. Kadie is one of our resident experts on CAD and 3D rendering and we often rely on her sharp technical skills and design sensibilities to give our clients a better understanding of our design vision for their project. In addition to her technical contributions, Kadie’s easygoing nature and problem solving skills are regularly called upon to keep our projects running smooth and organized.