Dream Team 2018


Meet Our 2018 Reno & Decor Dream Team Contributors


Silvana Longo Editor

Silvana works closely with Editorial Director, Cobi Ladner and our marvelous roster of celebrity contributors seen below. Silvana continues to work with our entire team to grow RENO & DECOR magazine as one of Canada’s leading home style publications.


Cobi Ladner Editorial Director

Former editor of Canadian House & Home magazine, founder of cobistyle.com and the cobistyle line of home / decor products, available in over 1,000 stores across Canada.


Jim Caruk • Renovation Editor

Master contractor & Principal of The Caruk Group and Founder of Build it Yourself Learning Centres.


Brendan Charters  •  Building Design and Renovation

Partner of award-winning Toronto Design-Build firm, Eurodale Developments Inc. and 2016 BILD Renovator of the Year, Brendan Charters is an expert in renovations and custom homes. He shares his insights and expertise with our readers showcasing their projects throughout the GTA and educating homeowners on hot and relevant industry topics.


Kimberley SeldonDecor

Principal of Kimberley Seldon Design Group, author and design expert on Cityline, and appearances on The Shopping Channel featuring her decor line: Kimberley Seldon Home.


Vicky SandersonAround the House

A regular column with information and tips on how to run a home smoothly. Learn how to organize each room efficiently, and which appliances –large and small — are worth the investment.


Mark CullenGarden

Expert gardener, Order of Canada recipient, author and spokesperson for Home Hardware Lawn and Garden, and regular Toronto Star columnist. Get his free monthly newsletter at markcullen.com.


Samantha SannellaArchitecture & Design

Principal of Samantha Sannella & Associates and Urban Retreat Homes & Co., an Instructor at Ryerson University and Former President & CEO at Design Exchange.


Glen Peloso Design & Trend Expert

Extensive experience in residential, commercial and hospitality design. Principal of design firm Grafus Design Build, Glen is frequently in the media as design expert on the Marilyn Denis Show, and CHCH Morning Live, a contributor to Global Morning News, Breakfast Television Toronto, past series with HGTV and the Food Network, along with Radio and Blogs. Reporting on design trends from around the world, his work has been featured in various print publications throughout North America.


Sarah St. Amand

Sarah St. Amand Interior Design is a full service interior design firm. Sarah is a formally trained and experienced designer who specializes in residential and commercial design projects of all sizes and scopes. Throughout her more than 15 year career, Sarah has worked on everything from new builds, to major interior alterations, to outdoor living spaces.


Leigh Ann-Allaire Perrault

A self-proclaimed DIY ninja, Leigh-Ann believes that great design has little to do with how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. As an expert on CityTV’s Cityline, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.


Rebecca Hay

Designer Rebecca Hay, Principal Designer of Rebecca Hay Designs Inc., is a Toronto-based boutique design firm offering complete design & renovation services for residential, commercial and vacation properties for over a decade. Known and celebrated for her design work and appearances on various acclaimed HGTV shows, Rebecca and her team design classic, livable spaces that reflect the homeowner’s personality. Servicing clientele throughout Toronto, the GTA and Canada.


Jane Lockhart

Designer, salesperson, author and television personality, Jane Lockhart is one of Canada’s best-known experts in the world of design and colour.


Kate Davidson

Accredited designer Kate Davidson is the Principal of Kate Davidson Design Inc. – a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete design, renovating services for residential and commercial clients through the GTA.