Stoa is an award-winning Toronto-based design boutique creating inspired and sophisticated interiors for the hospitality industry. Stoa designs timeless and inviting spaces for restaurants, hotels, and commercial properties that reflect a client’s brand, and enrich the guest experience.
Founding partners and senior designers Olga Evstifeeva and Jennifer Nicevski bring close to two decades of experience in interior design, project management, and production expertise.
Stoa is known for its attention to detail and authentic approach to creating beauty in any space.
Partner | ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
Olga is an attentive listener focused on helping clients realize the potential of what their spaces could become. She is passionate about creating hospitality interiors for restaurants and hotels that are exceptionally beautiful, favourably functional, and complementary to a client’s style.
She has worked for some of the industry’s most prestigious design firms including DesignAgency, and mackaywong. Her portfolio includes projects for clients across North America such as: The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon; JW Marriott, Houston, Texas; Delta Hotels in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; and Nando’s Restaurant, Queen Street East, Toronto.
Olga holds an Interior Design advanced diploma from Humber College School of Applied Technology, and a certificate in Architectural Preservation & Conservation from Ryerson University.
Partner | ARIDO, IDC, BCIN
Jennifer is an avid problem solver, and her technical abilities at designing solutions for the most challenging spaces are unsurpassed. Her inspired ideas come to life illustrating thoughtfully designed, aesthetically striking, and distinctly customized interiors for hospitality clients.
She has worked for esteemed design studios DesignAgency, and Anacleto Design in Toronto, and Yabu Pushelberg in New York. Jennifer’s experience extends to the management and execution of design projects across North America including: The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon; Nando’s Restaurant, Queen Street East, Toronto; Canoe Restaurant & Bar, Toronto; Oliver & Bonacini Café & Grill, Toronto; Little Goat Diner by Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago, Illinois; and Vice Media Canada, Toronto.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor. In 2012, she was awarded the “Top 5 Under 5: Canada’s Emerging Interior Designers” Award from Interior Designers of Canada.