Lana (MacRae) McIver

Interior Design Director

Lana McIver is the creative design director and inspiration behind this well established, award winning, 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, traveling, skiing, boating, yoga, fitness as well as, weekends at the lake. Lana serves on the board of Decorators and Designers Association of Canada as Vice-Chair and Director of Education.

Lana is excited to devote her spare time to the Nanaimo Hockey League Association and Aspengrove School located in Nanaimo, B.C.

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.

Rachelle Gervais

Senior Interior 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.

Aubrey Reisinger

Senior Interior Designer

After completing the Interior Design program through Kwantlen University in Richmond, BC, Aubrey was fortunate to start her career at a well-established design firm on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia. Before long, she was applying her passion for design towards award-winning custom homes throughout the greater Vancouver & Whistler regions. In 2004, Aubrey moved to Calgary, Alberta – where her career continued as the lead designer for a fast-paced & demanding design/build company – excelling in the city’s booming home renovation industry. With the arrival of her son in 2012, she began working from home. Aubrey rounded out her breadth of experience by running her own design company for several years – where she successfully balanced her career and family time. In 2019 her husband transferred back to the coast, landing her here in Nanaimo. She is excited to announce her position as a Senior Designer at The Interior Design Group.

Aubrey strives to provide a tailored approach for your design needs, where thoughtful space planning, tasteful finishes and custom millwork packages are developed to suit each client’s specific needs, preferences, and budget. Her extensive experience working with architects, contractors and sub-trades will ensure they are each provided with the proper drawings and documentation to get the job done to your satisfaction. Knowing how every project can evolve through the course of construction means you can rest assured the highs (and lows!) of building & renovating your home or commercial space will be handled with care and attention through regular site visits, clear communication creative problem-solving.

Erica Vanderhorst

Interior Design Associate

Erica Vanderhorst joined the team at The Interior Design Group after graduating from BCIT with a certificate in Interior Design and an NKBA Certification in Kitchen and Bath Design. Erica is very diversified and works in many aspects of the field from client consultations, interior design development, CAD drawings, and project accounting.

Erica enjoys a livable eclectic style with a balance of function, comfort, and sustainability. She enjoys bringing sustainable design to the forefront whenever possible, thereby creating conscious living spaces for her clientele.
In her free time, Erica enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.

Kamala Klockars

Interior Design Associate

Kamala joined the Interior Design Group as an interior design assistant. With her friendly demeanor, great sense of style, Kamala is a great communicator, and always participates in discussion by expressing her ideas clearly, and by listening and following up with all inquiries, client requests and the firms ongoing tasks. She is organized and thorough and loves the industry of interior design.

She is a client advocate who builds trust easily and creates long lasting relationships on the firm’s behalf. There is no project that escapes her attention, and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Kamala’s many interests outside the office includes her family, travel and life’s adventures.

Dianne Winter


With 40 years experience she has an Associate Diploma of Interior Design from Mt. Royal College. Dianne has years of experience with furniture specification, spread-sheets, project and financial management, custom drapery and upholstery. Dianne also head’s up the firm’s administration department.

In her spare time Dianne enjoys volunteering for the Ladysmith Heritage Commision and Girl Guides Of Canada.

Lisa Lewtas

Window and Fabric Specialist

Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Interior Design Group with twenty years experience working with fabrics, textiles 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 aspirations and turns them into reality. Her talent for paring the perfect colours and textures brings about the creation of amazing pieces to enhance the overall design. With our complete fabric and hardware gallery and professional seamstress all our projects are executed in a timely manner.

IDG offers an extensive range of interior 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


Mariner Point

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


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



  • 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




Mariner Point

  • SILVER – Best Outdoor Living Space


Seaside Splendor

  • GOLD – Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000


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



  • GOLD – Best Interior Design – Custom Residence



Metro Mountain

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

DDA Awards


Test of Time

  • SILVER – Best Commercial


Contemporary Elegance

  • GOLD – Interiors $45,000-$100,000


Cedar Ridge

  • SILVER – Best Bathroom over $25,000

Arbutus Rock

  • BRONZE – Interior Decoration over $45,000


The Horizon

  • GOLD – Bathrooms over $25,000

Seaside Splendor

  • SILVER – Kitchens over $50,000




Cutting Room Creative

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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.



  • 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


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


Peoples Choice award  –  Metro Mountain

  • 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


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


  • 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)


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


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


  • 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


  • Best Kitchen — McIver Residence – SILVER


  • Best Interior Commercial — Fairwinds Centre – SILVER


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


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


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
  • Big Bay – Seymour Pacific Developments
  • Cape Developments
  • Deer Lodge – Mt. Washington
  • Fabris McIver Hornquist Radcliffe
  • Fairwinds Development
  • Fantasy Land Hotel
  • Footholds Therapy Centre
  • Insight Group Developments
  • Intracorp Development
  • Kiwanis Seniors Development
  • McMillan Villas – Parksville
  • 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

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