Samantha Angel
Samantha AngelCEO and Creative Director
Specialty areas: Condominium services, communications.

About Samantha

While operating a home décor import company in Mississauga for 12 years, Samantha’s application of utilitarian and modern design earned her national magazine editorial coverage of her sustainable home accessories products. Samantha is a graduate of OCAD (Material Art & Design Faculty) and a member of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

Over the years Samantha has been Chair of the Western GTA Summit and one of its community-based task forces which advocated for better use of municipal assets, understanding policies around use of space and the development of community hubs. As vice-president of the Mississauga Arts Council, and advisor to the Canadian Community Arts Initiative, Samantha promotes opportunities to incorporate culture, art and design into people’s lives as a way to improve wellbeing and social connection. Insights gleaned through interactions with city planners and political representatives has given her a broad perspective of the way people live, work and thrive in cities and suburban environments.

Her more recent work experience in the condominium industry from the construction side has provided her with well-rounded approach in dealing with industry stakeholders. Combining with her marketing and communications expertise, Samantha can work with your Board, managers, construction professionals and engineer to develop a design and décor plan that considers diverse points of view and budgetary considerations.

Elizabeth O'Neill
Elizabeth O'NeillInterior Design Consultant
Specialty areas:
The need for great design, style, colour and a good atmosphere is what inspires Elizabeth. Her flair for the Arts started her career in Interior Design

About Elizabeth O’Neill

Beginning her Fine Arts Bachelor Degree with Honours at York University, while minoring in Political Science, Elizabeth focused on full large-scale paintings that she would paint in an impressionist style to impact a space. Immersing herself in travel, love of art and architecture, Elizabeth started her second degree at the University of Humber/Guelph and achieved her Interior Design Honours Degree. She excelled in client relations and conceptual design and began Residential and Exhibit design while working with sustainable materials. While working with a higher-end clientele, Elizabeth was able to take interest in technology and conservation of energy and how our planet is important by investigating in materials that Interior Designers use in homes and different application for six years.

The longevity of materials used in interior spaces continues to challenge and excite Elizabeth and she decided that she had to switch gears with work in corporate design. Corporate design became her focus for the last four years and had more than 50 corporate successful designs working with asset management companies.

Now she has decided to switch gears and work with the blend of residential and common space design in the condo refurbishment space. Her knowledge and experience, as well as her love of celebrating spaces, enhances her design and capabilities to design creative, yet functional spaces with spaces of colour and personality.

Ahmad Al Nashawati
Ahmad Al NashawatiSenior Interior Design Consultant
Background in Fine Arts, holds A Bachelor of Design (BDes)

About Ahmad

Ahmad Al Nashawati is an Interior designer and the creator of Folio’s vibrant and realistic renderings. His background is in Fine Arts with A Bachelor of Design (BDes)

Ahmad has designed upscale and fashion-forward interiors for over thirty 4- and 5- Star Hotels in the Middle East, where it is not unusual to incorporate brand aesthetic with such brands as Fendi Versace and Cavalli.

With Folio, Ahmad has created – and transformed – many interior spaces in collaboration with our clients. Also in his portfolio are dozens of restaurants, offices and retail spaces.

Ahmad brings his sensibility for enchanting surroundings to Toronto on the Folio team, to understand the needs of Boards and residents to bring new life to common areas and commercial spaces.

Ahmad is currently finishing a course for Leeds Specifications, which adds to his specialty knowledge in areas such as Lighting and Furniture design.

Jackie Connolly
Jackie ConnollyInterior Designer and Decorator
Specialty areas: Colour mapping, furnishings procurement and custom design, window treatments, wallcoverings and flooring

About Jackie

Jackie Connolly has been specializing in residential and commercial interior decorating and design since 2005. She belongs to a few Canadian design, decorating, networking groups to keep up with trends and education.

Jackie founded her own design and decorating firm and has been committed to clients’ needs ever since. Jackie’s ability to fully understand a client’s vision and produce attractive results earned her the 2017 and 2018 Best of Houzz Service awards. Many of her projects have been featured in interior design magazines.

Her immense knowledge of colours, fabrics, window coverings, flooring and wall coverings lends well to your condominium common space redesign project.

In addition, Jackie is one of Folio’s procurement specialists should the project require custom hard and soft furnishings. A wide range of beautifully crafted Canadian made hardwood furniture as well as commercial grade finishes is also available to you.

Folio is excited to work with Jackie and her team to provide beautiful decor concepts for your interior update.

Cobi Ladner
Cobi LadnerStyle Editor and Educator
Specialty areas: Design & Decor Q & A panel expert, lighting & accent decor designer; owner at cobistyle

About Cobi

Well known in Canada’s design industry, Cobi brings over 20 years of experience to her role as our Resident Style Editor. During her time as Editor-in-Chief for leading interior design magazine House and Home, Cobi’s finger was always on the pulse of the design scene in Canada.

Cobi has a reputation for making the world of design accessible to everyone. Her ability to remove the intimidation factor from design projects instantly creates a trusted rapport with clients, who take away a mini education in design with every conversation. Her own lines of home furnishings, fabrics, lighting and accessories through her brand demonstrate a keen understanding of how to bring a space to life.

Throughout condominium refurbishment projects, Cobi can be counted on to provide the best advice when it comes to styling and updating spaces. Folio is proud to have the perspective of a leading voice of the Canadian design scene.

Technical Team

Folio works with ARIDO certified drafters and architectural designers to prepare the plans and visual schematics for your project regardless of size.

Our software and digital solutions allow us to offer different levels of interaction with the designs whether for presenting to residents, online, or to your Board.

Design-Build Team

Folio’s in-house Project Managers and Site Supervisors handle whole-building renovations, managing contractors and trades.
Folio is a full service contractor, and carries 5 Million dollars in Liability insurance and Professional (O & E) coverage.

Folio is registered with WSIB. You can trust our team with your transformation from A-Z.