The bigger the dream, the more important the team.

Interiors to Inspire is Calgary's creative team of custom decorative faux finishing artists. We specialize in creating custom paint, plaster and concrete finishes on walls, ceilings, furniture, fireplaces and other architectural features. We love a good challenge. Whether you're building your dream home, opening Calgary's hottest new spot or simply restyling your business; our mission is to leave you, your friends, your family and your customers inspired.

Best friends and entrepreneurs Melissa Wagner and Jennifer Reichert co-founded Interiors to Inspire in 2007.   Having been friends and partners in crime since their early 20’s, the business partnership was an organic progression and obvious next step.  The Internationally trained, artistic dynamic duo have grown their grassroots, small business into a sought after creative team of artisans.   The partners have crafted a successful culture and vision, building upon traditional faux finish methods in cutting edge, contemporary, and innovative ways.   Our team will transform your space, adding depth, versatility and personality,  fully understanding your vision throughout the process and ensuring the final product leaves you feeling inspired.

MELISSA WAGNER

Artist & Founding Partner

Melissa is the quintessential multitasker and the go to“Wonder Woman” at the studio; always learning, experimenting, and attempting new techniques.   She is an accomplished, passionate and skilled artisan having over 20 years’ experience in the industry.  With an organic approach and strong desire for perfection, she meticulously creates each client’s vision pouring her heart and soul into every custom finish.  Melissa believes you can always learn something new in the most unforeseen places, from the most unexpected people.   When Mel is not in studio or creating the next fab faux finish she can be found hanging out with family, playing with her pup Izzie or working on her latest renovation project at home.

Interesting facts about Melissa: 

Nicknamed Missy by her friends and family growing up, she orders her eggs good and runny, poached with avocado and would choose a marshmallow strawberry over any other 5 cent candy.

 

 

 

JENNIFER REICHERT

Artist & Founding Partner

Having grown up engrossed in art and decorative painting with her Mother, Nancy Jones of Artworks Spokane, Jennifer has been painting and creating for as long as she can remember.  A former student at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.  Influenced by her father’s work ethic and mother’s artistic talents, Jen’s love for art and creativity brings unique insight to each design and is fully expressed in every custom finish. 

She is a dog loving, good hug giving, honest optimist, who can be found cheering on her kids at baseball, hockey and volleyball when she’s not in studio, trowelling plaster or staying on top of current trends in the industry.

Interesting facts about Jennifer:

Three things Jen could not live without; Comfy jeans, great boots, and wine! Her favorite animated character is Tigger and if she didn’t know her age she would be 35; old enough to know better but young enough to still do it!

Instagram: @jjreichert

 

 

DEANNA CHENE

Artist & Team Leader Extraordinaire

Deanna’s background in visual arts is essential to the ITI team, her refined artistic experience and creativity is vital on each custom creation.  Behind the scenes, she assumes the role of studio extraordinaire, our go to for everything (and by everything we mean everything!)  Deanna is known in studio for her sense of humor, enthusiasm and flexibility (not physically).  She is also a certified yoga teacher and can be found doing the downward dog in the yoga studio, riding her bike in fish creek or hanging with her husband and dog Lexi; check out her portfolio at behance.net/deannachene

Interesting facts about Deanna:

She is happiest wrapped in a blanket or big comfy sweater, her favourite animated character is Tinker Bell and she would choose savory over sweet.

Instagram: @deannachene

 

 

ANNA CUNNINGHAM

ARTIST AND PAINT NINJA

Having been formally trained as a jewellery artist, Anna brings a new perspective and a keen eye to the ITI team.  Her optimistic outlook and fervor for the creative arts ensures her success in every project, faux-finish and furniture rehab.  Outside of the studio Anna can be found at your local coffee shop feverishly sketching fabulous new jewellery designs, at her bench bringing the designs to life or lazily basking in a sunny window.  

Interesting facts about Anna:
Anna loves all animals and will definitely sneak your dog, cat or other beloved pet treats while you’re not looking.  She prefers sweet over savoury and is happiest riding her bike on the river paths, slurpee in hand.

www.annaelzaida.com