Dream Team 2019


Meet Our 2019 Reno & Decor Dream Team Contributors


Cobi Ladner Editorial Director

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


Silvana Longo Editor

Silvana works closely with Editorial Director, Cobi Ladner and our marvelous roster of celebrity contributors seen above to grow RENO & DECOR magazine as one of Canada’s leading home style publications. Canada’s Home Idea Book.


Jim Caruk • Renovation Editor

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


Vicky SandersonBetter Living Expert

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 Editor

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.


Glen Peloso 

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 Design Expert

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


Brendan Charters

Partner of award-winning Toronto Design-Build firm, *Eurodale Developments Inc.* and 2016 *BILD* Renovator of the Year, Brendan 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.


Paul Gallop •

Paul from Men at Work specializes in home additions and major home renovations in old Toronto neighbourhoods, Men At Work Design Build provides integrated engineering, design and professional construction services to help solve home space problems for Toronto families.

Paul Gallop is the founder/president of the award-winning design-build firm, also a two-time winner of the BILD Renovator of the Year award.