Lana (MacRae) McIver

President – Director of Interior Design

Lana McIver  is the creative design director and inspiration behind this well established, award winning, Interior Design Firm. She applies her flair for color, co-ordination and knowledge of interior design with equal success to Residential and Commercial Design. After starting her company in her early 30’s Lana is now able to look back over the years and celebrate her many successes in design for private homes, multi family,  yachts, ski chalets, hotels, restaurants and numerous commercial properties. Fusing together her experience and creative visual style, Lana not only trusts her intuition , emotional sense, but her visual capabilities. The integration of architecture and interior design is emphasized in each project leading to new and fresh interpretations. You can expect a unique approach from the IDG design team resulting in a beautifully detailed and executed space with high quality results. IDG  is committed to the highest level of professional standards in our industry.

Lana enjoys spending free  time with her family, travelling, skiing, boating, yoga, fitness as well as, weekends at the lake.  Lana is an accredited member of CDECA and serves on the board as the Education Director, as well as an associate member of The Chartered Society of Designers.

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Clara Ominger

Client Relations & Business Development Director

Clara has been affiliated with The Interior Design Group since 2001. Clara’s specialty is working closely with clients, project consultants and general contractors in order to facilitate the ultimate vision of the client.  Her knowledge of construction and her marketing abilities are rare and show her vast experience in architecture and design. Previously Clara had been the marketing and sales manager for InSight Developments.  Working closely with the principles of the company, she focuses on everything from the conceptual design of buildings and determination of product mix to overseeing the development of all marketing related materials, sales training, sales strategy, presentation centers and show home design.  Clara believes built environments should reflect the personalities and interests of those who work or live in them.

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Whitney Stus

Interior Design Associate

Whitney is a multi-talented designer who brings a mix of artistic flair and technical knowledge to the team. She received her diploma in Architectural and Interior technologies from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and is currently finishing her Bachelor of Interior Design through RCC Institute of Technology at Yorkville University.

Whitney possesses a strong aptitude for clean and contemporary design. With her artistic background in sculpting and print making, this has given her a keen eye for the finer details on a project. While continuing to hone her skills, she enjoys putting her passion and problem solving skills into her work. Whitney is a designer who takes pride in her ability to transform spaces by bringing ideas and inspiration to life.

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Rachelle Gervais

Senior Designer

Rachelle has been bringing her strengths as an Interior Designer to IDG since 2014. More than 15 years of education & experience have honed her skills and developed her expertise and knowledge of the design & construction process. Rachelle spent 7 years working with Vancouver design firms on various single-family/multi-family residential, commercial & hospitality projects. She enjoys overseeing contracts from initial design conception, to bringing the client & team’s vision through to completion. Her role is the creation & implementation of FF&E schedules and detailed drawing packages for clear communication between all consultants and trades. Understanding the elements & principles of design (space, form, light, proportion, balance, colour and texture) to create dynamic interiors provides Rachelle with the enjoyment and fulfilment of a career well-chosen.

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Dianne Winter

Administration

With 33 years experience in the interior design industry Dianne brings an exceptional wealth of knowledge to The Interior Design Group. She started her design career with a diploma from Mount Royal College and upon graduation her talents for design flourished. Dianne has developed an ability for custom draperies and upholstery designs, which is a very important part of the firms business. With her vast knowledge, Dianne is a constant source of direction and inspiration for the firms’ designers. She has recently tackled another aspect of the industry by being promoted to head the firms Administration Department. This brings her talents full circle with an appreciation for all dimensions of the interior design business.

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Lisa Lewtas

Window and Fabric Specialist

Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Interior Design Group with fifteen years experience working with fabrics and colour. She collaborates with the rest of the team and applies her intrinsic sense of design to upholsteries, bed linens and draperies creating outstanding pieces that add a warm finishing touch to all spaces.

Using her creative talents, she understands her client’s design dreams and turns them into reality. With a knack for pairing the perfect colours and textures, Lisa’s choices in fabrics effectively produce the perfect pieces to enhance the overall design in a resourceful and timely manner to satisfy any client.

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Leah Babiuk

Project Coordinator

Leah truly loves meeting and guiding our clients through the design process.  She enjoys the variety of experiences a design career provides. Her client focused and detailed-oriented approach makes her a pleasure to work with.

As the project coordinator, Leah works closely with clients, contractors and trades to ensure that all aspects of their project, big or small come together on time and on budget. Her role involves client consultations, preparing proposals, logistics of case goods to scheduling and overseeing on site set up of furnishings, art and accessories. Leah also manages our real estate home staging division, conducting meetings with sellers to prepare their home for sale to achieve highest market value.

Leah’s passion for interior design allows her to express her creativity and manage projects, while creating a positive experience for our clients.

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Meghan Daly

Jr. Interior Design Associate

Meghan began her career at The Interior Design Group as an intern while attending Vancouver Island University. After graduating with a Bachelor degree of Interior Design, she now enjoys the diversification in the field and is eager to develop her design skills.  

Meghan enjoys experimenting with different styles, while balancing function, comfort and timeless elegance. She has a passion for combining texture and colour, while being drawn to soft palettes with unique elements.

Some of Meghan’s hobbies include reading and relaxing by the water and hosting dinner parties, where she enjoys cooking for friends.

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IDG offers an extensive range of design services. From Concept to Completion, our resource centre sources all of our products, and has the proficiency to act as a purchasing agent for your project. We engage ourselves in many different styles of design. Our aspiration is a look and style that is unique and memorable.

At IDG, we believe good design is forever. We work hand in hand with our clients in order to blend our expertise with their ideas and budget. Working with a skilled Interior Designer extends far beyond aesthetics. Our experience can save considerable time and money by identifying problem areas in construction and design before the foundation is poured and nails are driven.

Working with our team of professionals at the Interior Design Group will be your key to a stress free project. Our knowledge and experience of specifications, CADD, Products and Finishes, Interior Construction, Building Codes, and working with reliable contractors and suppliers, you will find to be indispensable. The Interior Design Group works directly with its clients and their builders.

We look forward to the privilege of working with you in the planning and fulfillment of your project no matter how large or small.

VIBE Awards

2017

Mariner Point

  • GOLD – Best Interior Design Custom Residence
  • GOLD – Best Any Room
  • SILVER – Best Outdoor Living – Mariner Point

Simplicity

  • SILVER – Best Residential Renovation $100,000. – $200,000.

2015

Cadence

  • GOLD – Best Interior Design Custom Residence – New or Renovation
  • GOLD – Best Single Family Kitchen – New over $50,000
  • SILVER – Best Single Family Kitchen – New over $50,000

Cedar Ridge

  • SILVER – Best Interior Design Custom Residence – New or Renovation
  • SILVER – Best Single Family Kitchen – New over $50,000

Arbutus Rock

  • SILVER – Best Interior Design Custom Residence – New or Renovation

Seaside Splendor

  • SILVER – Best Residential Renovation $350,000 and over
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GEORGIE AWARDS

2016

Mariner Point

  • SILVER – Best Outdoor Living Space

2012

Seaside Splendor

  • GOLD – Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000

2009

Metro Mountain

  • SILVER – Best Single Family Detached Home (3,000 Sq. Ft or Over )
  • SILVER – Best Interior Design Custom Residence

Seasons by the Sea

  • SILVER – Best Residential Renovation ($750,000 and over)

Bay Side Residence

  • SILVER – Best Interior Design Custom Residence

2007

Cliffs

  • GOLD – Best Interior Design – Custom Residence
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SAM AWARDS

2009

Metro Mountain

  • Best New Home Award – Custom Homes, Single Detached (between 2,500 & 4,000 sq ft)
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CDECA Awards

2015

Cedar Ridge

  • SILVER – Best Bathroom over $25,000

Arbutus Rock

  • BRONZE – Interior Decoration over $45,000

2014

The Horizon

  • GOLD – Bathrooms over $25,000

Seaside Splendor

  • SILVER – Kitchens over $50,000
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CARE AWARDS

2014

Cutting Room Creative

  • SILVER – Best Interior – Commercial under 2,500 sq. ft.

Cadence

  • SILVER – Best Contemporary Kitchen (New or Renovated) over 250 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Master Suite (New or Renovated) over 500 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Millwork over 4,000 sq. ft.

Elangeni

  • SILVER – Best Contemporary Kitchen (New or Renovated) under 230 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential 2,800 – 4,000 sq. ft.

The Horizon

  • SILVER – Best Contemporary Kitchen (New or Renovated) over 250 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Bathroom (New or Renovated) over 100 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.

2013

Seaside Splendor

  • SILVER – Best Traditional Kitchen (New or Renovated) over 300 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential 3,500 – 4,000 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Custom Millwork 2,500 – 4,500 sq. ft.

2012

The Moorecroft

  • GOLD – Best Interior Residential 2000 – 4000 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Bathroom (New or Renovated) under 175 sq. ft.

Arbutus Rock

  • SILVER – Best Master Suite over 500 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Interior Residential over 6000 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Custom Millwork over 5500 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Best Kitchen (New or Renovated) over 400 sq. ft.

2011

The Stone Wood

  • SILVER – Best Single Family Detached Custom Home over 4000 sq. ft.

The Huntington

  • SILVER – Best Single Family Detached Home $1,000,000 to $1,500,000
  • SILVER – Best Kitchen 225 – 250 sq. ft
  • SILVER – Best Master Suite Under 800 sq. ft.
  • SILVER – Award for Outdoor Environmental Achievement and Energy Efficiency
  • SILVER – CARE Awards Project of the Year – Single Family
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential 2,500 – 6,000 sq. ft.

Qualicum Landing

  • SILVER – Best New Subdivision
  • SILVER – Best Single Family Detached Spec Home Under 2500 sq. ft Ferrie Residence
  • SILVER – Best Single Family Detached Spec Home Under 2500 sq. ft Johannson Residence
  • SILVER – CARE Awards Project of the Year – Multi-Family/Mixed Use/ Commercial
  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential 1,500 – 2,500 sq. ft. Qualicum Landing Port

The Thornbridge

  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential Under 1,500 sq. ft.

Poet’s Trail

  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential Under 1,500 sq. ft.

Urban Sanctuary

  • SILVER – Best Interior – Residential Under 1,500 sq. ft.

Serious Coffee/Mid Island Co-op

  • SILVER – Best Commercial Project
  • SILVER – Best Custom Millwork 4,000 – 7,000 sq. ft.

2010

GOLD

  • Project of the Year – Parkside Resort and Spa Victoria, BC
  • Best Commercial Project – Parkside Resort and Spa Victoria, BC
  • Best Commercial Interior – Parkside Resort and Spa Victoria, BC
  • Outdoor Environmental Achievement – Parkside Resort and Spa Victoria, BC
  • Best Company Website IDG

SILVER

  • Best Condominium/Mixed-use Development – Parkside
  • Indoor Environmental Achievement and Energy Use – Parkside

2009

Peoples Choice award  –  Metro Mountain
CARE Awards — SILVER

  • Best Single Family Detached Spec Home over 2,500 sq. ft. — Metro Mountain
  • Best Residential Renovation over $1,000,000 — Seasons by the Sea
  • Best Kitchen over 300 sq. ft. — Bay Side Residence
  • Best Residential Interior 2,000 – 4,500 sq. ft. — Metro Mountain
  • Best Residential Interior over 4,500 sq. ft. — Bay Side Residence

2008

  • Best Master Suite “the Cliffs” – SILVER
  • Best Residential Interior 1,750 – 2,999 sq feet ‘the Cliffs” – SILVER

2007

  • Best Kitchen Over 300 sq. ft — Milligan Residence – SILVER
  • Best Kitchen 175 – 250 sq. ft — Schooner Retreat – SILVER
  • Best Bathroom Under 175 sq. ft — Milligan Residence – SILVER
  • Best Bathroom Over 175 sq. ft — Schooner Retreat – SILVER
  • Best Commercial Interior – Old House GOLD (to developer)
  • Best Millwork – Old House GOLD (to developer)

2006

  • Best Commercial Project — Bear Mountain Athletic Club – GOLD
  • Best Interior – Commercial — Mayfield at Longwood – SILVER

2005

  • Best Website – GOLD
  • Best Sales Centre or Showroom — Oceanside Village Resort – SILVER
  • Best Sales Centre or Showroom — Parkside Resort & Spa – SILVER

2004

  • Best Commercial Project — The Landing West coast Grill – GOLD
  • Best Single Family Detached Custom Home — Heron’s Landing – SILVER
  • Best Interior – Residential — Heron’s Landing – SILVER
  • Best Commercial Project — AquaTerrre Spa – SILVER

2003

  • Best Kitchen — McIver Residence – SILVER

2002

  • Best Interior Commercial — Fairwinds Centre – SILVER

2001

  • Best Single Family Detached Spec home — Morningstar Show home – SILVER
  • Best Interior Commercial — Darren Douglas for Men – SILVER
  • Best Commercial Project — The Landing West coast Grill
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Sustainable Design
  • Leed and Green Design Canada
  • Global Purchasing and Shipping
  • ARCH / ID Coordination Drawings
  • CAD Drafting and Space Planning
  • Graphic Presentation & Conceptual Renderings
  • Detailed Job/Budget Analysis
  • Millwork Drawings
  • Reflective Ceiling Plan
  • Colour Specifications
  • Procurement
  • FF&E
  • Display Suites/Sales Presentation Centres

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

  • Residential Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Show Homes
  • Brand Development
  • Hospitality and Healthcare
  • Mature Living Facilities
  • Retail Design
  • Corporate Office Design
  • Kitchen-Bath Design

RESIDENTIAL EXPERTISE

  • Custom and Spec Homes ranging from 2,000 – 20,000 sq.ft.
  • Renovations
  • Window Treatments
  • Custom Interior Design Packages
  • Financial Planning
  • Furniture & Accessories

EVENT PLANNING

IDG has recently taken on event planning. We offer expertise in designing and planning your event from start to finish.

We Offer

  • Location Scouting
  • CAD Drawing/Layout
  • Budget Creation
  • Theme Development
  • Event Design
  • Supplier Sourcing
  • Catering
  • Floral
  • Audio
  • Décor
  • Set up

Our Events Include:

  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Client Open Houses
  • Private & Corporate Parties
  • Festival of Tree’s for VIU @ Beban Park
  • Aspengrove Winter Gala @ VICC
  • Aspengrove Vintage Hollywood Gala 2012
  • Aspengrove Venetain Ball 2013
  • Aspengrove Moroccan Affair 2014

CLIENT LIST

The Interior Design Group has completed many projects for Residential, Commercial and Hospitality Clientele. A few of our previous and ongoing relationships include:

  • Avia West
  • BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union
  • Bear Mountain Golf Resort Properties
  • Bellamy Orthodontics
  • Cape Developments
  • Fabris McIver Hornquist Radcliffe
  • Fairwinds Development
  • Fantasy Land Hotel
  • Insight Group Developments
  • Intracorp Development
  • Kiwanis Seniors Development
  • Nanaimo Golf Club
  • Oceanside Village Resort
  • Pacific Shores Resort and Spa
  • Retirement Concepts
  • Rocky Mountain Resorts Calgary, Alberta
  • Parkside Resort and Spa
  • The Aerie Resort
  • The Cannery
  • The Cliffs Over Maple Bay Development
  • The Gateway at Qualicum Beach Development
  • Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
  • TS Williams Construction Ltd