WHERE WE STARTED
FOHR DESIGN STUDIO was founded in 2012 by four Ryerson Interior Design grads, who each brought to the table their own fresh perspectives on design. The studio was set up as a collaborative, with a combined experience of 30 years in the interior design industry that took the team across North America and Europe.
In recent years as our team's composition has evolved, we remain dedicated to creating dynamic, innovative and functional spaces as a collective. Our portfolio continues to expand; encompassing additional design fields including lifestyle and working towards our own product line.
RANIA ISMAIL CHERRY
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER & OWNER
BID, RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Rania’s 15 years of experience has varied from working with a prominent architectural firm, focusing on commercial design, to a New York City design firm, specializing in large scale projects for the media and entertainment industry. She left her position as senior designer and project lead at a boutique design firm in Toronto in 2014 to take lead of FOHR DESIGN STUDIO and propel it to where it is today.
Rania is a high-end residential and restaurant design pro with a passion for collaboration and customer service. She is always on the go, but while in the office she often subjects her staff to her newest hip hop playlists.
BID, RYERSON UNIVERSITY | ARIDO | IDC | NCIDQ
Heather’s 10 years of experience in the Interior Design industry were spent at a residential firm specializing in high-end design. Heather is passionate about creating spaces with fine aesthetic details, and qualified to take on every stage of design projects ranging from small to large-scale. Outside of spatial design, she is also a branding and lifestyle guru. Sometimes you will catch her with her baby daughter in tote.
BID, RYERSON UNIVERSITY
After completing her internship at FOHR DESIGN STUDIO, Melanie became the team’s full-time Junior Designer. Her mastery of aesthetics both traditional and modern are applied in conceptual hand sketching in addition to meticulous computer renderings. When she’s not holding down the office, Melanie can be found gaming in her lady cave with her pet cat.
“I recommend them for helping to guide me in choosing the right design for our family. It is important to get it right at the beginning! I needed guidance and got it from FOHR.”
“These women are amazing. Incredibly talented designers who really "get" what you are going for. Extremely professional and personable. They know their stuff. Couldn't recommend more!”
“Working with Heather and FOHR DESIGN was an amazing experience from start to finish! Not to mention being a neutral third party to help maintain family harmony in all our design decisions. It was a true pleasure working with Heather!”
“What a pleasure to work with Rania. She is a fabulous designer and takes time to understand who she is working with. She is incredibly honest and has the highest integrity. We love the results!”
“Heather was very easy to work with, especially in what I considered a high stress situation. She has an amazing eye for design and we could not be more happy with the way our house turned out! I would not hesitate to recommend FOHR DESIGN STUDIO to any of my friends.”
“Absolutely LOVE working with Rania. She's professional, full of knowledge and easy to get along with. My husband and I have now hired FOHR DESIGN STUDIO for 3 different projects. Highly recommend Rania, you will be very happy and experience less stress working on your project.”
“Heather was really great to work with. Heather sifted through everything and came up with a fabulous idea for a gallery wall (which my fiancé was especially pleased with since some of his pieces are featured). We get constant compliments on the gallery wall and the bathroom!”
“Working with Rania at FOHR was a pleasure!! Rania was able to put into reality what we thought we wanted. Rania brought this vision to life with a professional, easy going and friendly attitude. As a result of Rania's attention to detail, her rockin' attitude and her awesome customer service, we highly recommend FOHR without reservation.”
“Our family has used Heather and team for 2 projects. I was so pleased with the guidance, design work and support through delivery that I actively recommend Heather and the FOHR team to both friends and family. Looking forward to the next one!”
“Rania is an accomplished designer and a lovely person. There is never any pressure and she will provide many choices. She is very professional and I will be using her again in the future.”