2016 Guests to be announced soon.
Mary Taggart is an Ottawa based lifestyle expert with a specialty in home décor. She is the editor in chief of Ottawa At Home magazine and inspires readers to lead stylish lives in the Nation's Capital. With over 20 years experience in the design business, Mary embraces the opportunity to encourage people to find their own personal style and implement it into their home décor so that they feel at home, within their space.
Join Mary in an engaging presentation on defining personal style and how to implement it into home décor. Let the adventure begin by gaining an understanding of how we respond to colour and how our personal tastes influence our contentment within our home to ultimately create space that is both tasteful and livable.
Welwyn Wong has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. She has worked in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Newfoundland, United States, Hong Kong and Ottawa, creating high-end residential designs. Welwyn is principal designer and owner of the award-winning company, Welwyn Wong Landscape Design, which has been a leading landscape inspiration in the Ottawa Valley for over 14 years. Her company specializes in unique and beautifully functional landscapes that evoke a strong sense of place. It is no wonder that they have recently been awarded their 11th provincial design award for one of their stunning projects!
Lee-Ann Lacroix’s extensive travel experience throughout North and South America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East has been instrumental in creating and developing her eclectic style, both in her interior design concepts and her paintings. In 1999, she founded Lee-Ann Lacroix and Associates, a successful decorating company. Lee-Ann’s design philosophy transcends international borders as she has clients in France (Cannes and Nice), Argentina (Buenos Aires), and Canada (Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa). Lee-Ann has also appeared as a regular contributor for over 20 years on CTV Television’s “News at Noon”.
Her segments include fun DYI projects for the office and home, retro fitting concepts and design, unique gift-giving ideas, before-and-after renovations, and the latest decorating trends.
As principal of Ottawa-based interior design and decorating firm, Tanya Collins Interior Design (Inc.), Tanya has an extensive residential portfolio that includes some of Ottawa’s most prominent families and is the interior designer of Ottawa’s newest boutique condo, The Azure, set to break ground this spring.
Tanya is a regular contributor to CTV Ottawa Morning Live and is frequently quoted or featured in various print media, web editorials and style blogs. She was the past homes columnist for Ottawa Life Magazine and appeared on their cover twice; most notably for their first Spaces Issue as "Ottawa's Top Designer”. Tanya is looking forward to being a guest presenter for a second year at the Ottawa Home and Garden Show and will take questions in the “Ask the Expert” zone on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Her presentation will show the details that are necessary to bring your decor or reconstruction project from ordinary to sublime!
Luc Crawford is the principal and founder of the award-winning design firm Luc Crawford Design Inc. Selected as the best Interior Design firm in Ottawa through the consumer choice award over in the past 3 years and published in Christie's International magazine, Our Homes Magazine, Ottawa Magazine, Reno and Decor Magazine, Ottawa house and home magazine, style and home magazine and Luc is now also an editor for Acclaim national Magazine, along with the Canadian Home Trends Magazine.