• By: Dan Donovan

Publisher’s Message: Spaces

Tanya Collins is one of the premiere interior design and decorating firms in Canada’s capital. Established in 2006,Tanya has quickly developed a clientele who appreciates her passion for style, design and her highly-personalized and intuitive approach.

Tanya’s trademarks are her ability to see space used to its fullest potential and her flair for creating timeless and fashion-forward interiors. By creating dynamic design tension with unexpected pairings — feminine curvy shapes with masculine linear lines, intense colour, graphic patterns, and abstract art with traditional furnishings, antiques and rustic woods with modern architecture, vintage with custom-designed and mass-produced with one-of- a-kind — her interiors look more evolved and personal rather than contrived and “done.” For the past three years,Tanya has been a regular columnist for Ottawa Life Magazine and our readers have come to expect her latest insights in each issue.

We hope you enjoy this special edition – a glossy, grand and glamorous affair that showcases some of the elegant homes and chic spaces of Ottawa, as redefined by Tanya.This issue is a visual feast for the eyes, packed with loads tips for your home reno and lifestyle.

We begin a new feature on the Canadian Coast Guard and continue with both the Pensions and Peace of Mind and Health-Care series. Finally, if you need to get away, enjoy our stories on Slovenia and Belgium.