about aha!

aha! interiors 

Owner: Andalieb Abu-Zahra

Education:  B.Sc. Architecture

                  B.Sc. Interior Architecture

Qualifications:  N.C.I.D.Q.

Associations: A.R.I.D.O, I.D.C.

Member of the Willistead Board of Directors

Previous Experience:  

Architecttura Inc. ArchitectsWindsor, ON

Head Interior Designer - Commercial

Fanshawe CollegeLondon, 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 CanadaToronto, ON

Commercial & Health Care Interior Designer

Murphy Hilgers ArchitectsToronto, ON

Junior Interior Designer-Health Care


Areas of expertise: residential, corporate, retail, health care, education, green design, space planning, material & colour selection.

about qualifications


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.

Qualified through a rigorous process of education, experience and examination, interior designers are skilled at assisting clients realize their goals, creating built environments that are both functional and aesthetically attractive.

Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are functional, support the health and safety of the users, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically attractive. Designs must satisfy the needs and resources of the client, adhere to code and regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability.

about interior design

Hunter Douglas Certified Dealer

At Hunter Douglas, we are committed to building the highest quality, custom-made window coverings. Our products provide solutions for everyday, practical needs—from privacy to safety to light control—while also satisfying your desires for a stylish furnishing that transforms your home.


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.


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.