B.A. University of Toronto, B.I.D. (Hons) Toronto Metropolitan University
Mariya plays an integral part in overseeing the interior design department at Audax. She holds a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Toronto and an Honours degree from Canada’s renowned Toronto Metropolitan School of Interior Design.
While helping spearhead the successful expansion of interior design into Audax’s practice, Mariya has worked on multiple high-end residential projects and has collaborated to create numerous custom furniture pieces. Having worked in the interior industry for over a decade, Mariya has also had her projects featured in numerous Canadian and international publications.
Mariya brings skill, a talented intuitive element, and a solid technical background into her practice. Her years of study and training in art and art history have helped her immensely. She often draws upon her familiarity with the classic paintings of the great masters as a source of inspiration—for example, the strong colour palette of Dutch classics or the delicate curvature of Rococo.
Not one to get caught up in the latest fads, Mariya’s design ethos is also influenced by classical architecture—in particular, its approach to scale, balance, and symmetry.