Aha! Interiors has a passion for livable design. We will oversee the project from initial consultation to final installation. We don’t rest until you’re delighted.
Good design brings continuity, function, and beauty to a living or working space, whether it’s a 1000-square-foot loft or a rambling country estate. A typical project includes design planning, finish & material selection, furniture and lighting options, construction documents, and end-to-end project management
We will come into your space, prepare existing drawings, demolition drawings as needed, and the proposed drawings of how you would like to transform your space. These drawings can be for getting pricing from contractors so that they can compare "apples to apples" or they can be detailed for construction purposes. All drawings are prepared using AutoCad.
If looking at plans is a bit difficult for you to picture in your head, computer drawn 3D renderings can be prepared. This will help when making important design decisions, let you see the space before you commit to it, and can help when selecting finishes and colours. It is much easier to make alterations at this stage than later when it can be too late or too costly, and disappointment can be avoided.
If you have a new place or would just like to give the existing one a quick face lift, than a colour consultation may be just what you need. In one visit all your finishes and colours could be decided for you. There will be a co-ordination of colours and spaces to ensure they all flow and compliment each other.
Aha! Interiors has access to many manufacturers. We can design and source unique and high quality items not available in retail stores. We specialize in custom cabinets, counter tops, lighting fixtures, lampshades, wood furniture as well as upholstered items, carpets, window treatments (both shades/blinds and drapery), plumbing fixtures, floor and wall tiles, mattresses.
We can supply wood furniture such as tables, chairs, and bedroom furniture, as well as upholstered goods like sectionals, chairs and sofas. Other items available are sconces, pendants, lamps, and chandeliers, bedding sets, window treatments, area carpets, paint, art work, mirrors, accessories, wall covering, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. Both residential and commercial grade are available.
B.Sc. Interior Architecture
Architecttura Inc. Architects, Windsor, ON
Head Interior Designer - Commercial
Fanshawe College, London, ON
Professor Interior Design & Decorating
Griffin Kennedy Interiors, Ottawa, ON
High End Residential Interior Designer
Fish Payne Pattenden Viney, Melbourne, AU
Commercial Interior Designer
Smith Madden Architects, Sydney, AU
Corporate Interior Designer
HOK Canada, Toronto, ON
Commercial & Health Care Interior Designer
Murphy Hilgers Architects, Toronto, ON
Junior Interior Designer-Health Care
Residential, Corporate, Retail, Health Care, Education & Green Design
Space Planning, Material & Colour Selection.
IDC stands for the Interior Designers of Canada. To be a member you must have an NCIDQ qualification, carry liability insurance, participate in ongoing professional development, and uphold a professional code of ethics and standards of practice.
ARIDO stands for the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario. To be an ARIDO member you must have the NCIDQ designation as well as meet the criteria of IDC. Andalieb has been a member since 1991.
NCIDQ stands for National Council of Interior Design Qualifications. Andalieb has been a qualified interior designer since 1999. Having an NCIDQ Certificate demonstrates that you are uniquely qualified through education, experience and examination to competently practice interior design.
“Andalieb from Aha! Interiors has fresh and practical solutions to your home design issues. She has provided us with valuable advice that will help us save money in the long run, as we can now avoid costly design mistakes that would take time and money to fix down the road. Andalieb is very professional, and offers many levels of service that can be customized to your particular project and budget.
I won’t go anywhere else."
“Excellent! Works hard to satisfy customers tastes and ideas. Very professional. We have traditional taste and our home is traditional and transitional in decor. Our most recent projects were main floor family room and baby's nursery. I have seen other homes decorated and renovated by aha! and would highly recommend for any project."
"Andalieb had a wonderful vision of our home renovation project. She listened to our ideas and concerns and based her recommendations upon them to benefit our project while remaining true to our budget and renovations that were absolutely necessary. Not only did she provide us with detailed architectural drawings, but we met several times to make revisions per our request, and she offered to include additional small details at a later date if necessary when seeking contractor bids. Her ideas exceeded our expectations as she suggested interior details which would compliment our existing home and style. She is an absolutely lovely person to work with and we highly recommend her!"
After smoke damage from a small fire forced us to virtually gut 7,000 sq ft of living space, we were faced with the daunting task of renovating our home from scratch. Aha! Interiors was recommended by a friend and we met with the owner of Aha! Interiors, Andalieb Abu Zahra, who immediately put our minds to ease by her knowledge, humour and passion for the job. After providing a detailed quote, Anadlieb got to work immediately working with the general contractor, the trades and us to redo our house. Our house has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a bar, workout room, home theater room and the usual kitchen, Living room, dining room and great room. She designed the state of the art kitchen and provided the contractor with lighting and wiring diagrams that were vital to the overall design for the interior. Andalieb was always available to meet with us and kept us on track coordinating everything from picking out the granite to deciding on the floor trim. She also recommended (and provided) amazing modern furniture and lighting fixtures. When things started getting crazy (and they always do), Andaliebs calm demeanor helped defuse the situations before they got out of hand. We were extremely satisfied with Aha Interiors and would certainly recommend Andalieb as an amazing interior designer/decorator.
Project Date: March 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000
"We hired Adalieb at Aha! Interiors for our kitchen remodel. We were very pleased with the results and we strongly recommend her company to you! Andalieb's design suggestions were excellent and her fee for services is very reasonable. I had not used a design service before but I would absolutely do it again-- the level of service and expertise and access to materials was so much broader than I expected. It was worth every penny and more. She brought us creative ideas from a depth of experience working on prior projects, beautiful materials sourced locally and on the US side, and very importantly, an experienced contractor and other professionals (plumber, electrician, stone countertop experts, and cabinet makers etc that we would not found on our own. To us, this was really key. If you don't find strong trades, the investment you make in your kitchen will not be the best. I must also stress Andalieb's strong communication skills, her reliability, and strong working relationships with all of the suppliers and craftsmen. Our project went smoothly and she was always there to move things along and deal with changes and challenges. I give her my strongest recommendation and I plan to hire her again ... we are already planning the bathroom renovations! Project Date: December 2015
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
Aha! Interiors was the designer on my new construction Condo. Andalieb first met with me to nail down our vision for the home. From the start the experience was amazing. She brought incredible ideas to light based on our discussion. Andalieb reworked the builders drawings to incorporate our vision (changing almost everything), came with me for all the selections (appliances, flooring, quartz, cabinetry, lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc) and advised with material selection, always giving options for selection and explaining the implications of the selection on the look we were going for. She designed the entire kitchen from scratch and I must say the finished kitchen not only looks fabulous but is highly functional. In addition to this Andalieb sourced furniture for the house (dining table, dining chairs, bar stools, vanity chair). I can't say enough good things about the experience and highly recommend Aha! Interiors to anyone looking for the home of their dreams, you will not be disappointed. The attention to detail is impeccable, price is reasonable, awareness of deadlines is high (all were met), responsiveness and engagement in the project is unbeatable. I highly recommend Aha! Interiors. Andalieb really goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her clients are not just satisfied, but elated with the project.
Project Date: December 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000