Our Design Approach

At Chic Decor each design begins with a consultation to assess the scope of the project and allows us to get to know our clients, their objectives, and their aesthetic preferences. We then integrate our creative vision and expertise with our clients' needs to create an effective design, that is never formulaic.

We believe that successful projects are a result of clear communication between the designer and homeowner. Providing progress updates forms part of our process and is included regardless of project size. This ensures that our clients are always aware of what is happening during the implementation phase.

Our attention to detail ensures the successful outcome of the project, including ordering custom products and scheduling trades and services. Working with a talented group of trades people and artisans allows us to translate our design into quality solutions and products.

This approach has garnered repeat business and customer referrals since 2004.

Margarite Oliveira - Principal

Margarite Oliveira is an award winning Oakville based designer who has been creating bespoke interiors since the company was founded in 2004.

Margarite's work and expert advice has been published in the Globe and Mail and the Mississauga News and featured in the following articles: 

  • Top 3 Designer in Oakville
  • 30 Amazing Design Companies in Ontario
  • Toronto's Top Designers 
  • Top 7 Designers in Toronto

Articles written: Houzz.com North AmericaHouzz Germany and Houzz Japan have featured Chic Decor in many published design articles.

Houzz is the world’s largest home remodeling and design platform.  

She is the recipient of Design Awards and/or Customer Service Awards in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 from Houzz. She has also penned 15 articles for Homeworks publications.

Margarite is a High Honours graduate of the Sheridan College Interior Decorating program. 

Margarite has extensive knowledge of design and colour from her studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design and Sheridan College's Fine Arts program.

Her designs begin with understanding her clients' needs, then translating those requirements into unique, creative solutions.


Margarite spends her free time researching innovative design products, attending industry seminars, traveling, and painting. She donates to many charities including the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Kare for Kids, SPCA, Ontario Humane society and the Red Cross.


Alexandra Asada - Junior Designer

Creativity is the hallmark of Alexandra's designs. Her penchant for design began with her love for fine art and continued with her flair for fashion and decorative styling.

An Honours graduate from the Sheridan College Interior Decorating program, she combines her design knowledge with engaging people skills to assist in many facets of the design and decorative process.