About Actual Design & Décor

Welcome to Actual Design & Décor based in Ottawa, Canada. Our mission is to work with you to transform your living space into a luxurious refuge that erases the stresses of everyday life.

Whether it’s a luxurious custom wall covering designed to enhance an accent wall,  gold leafing or a custom wall mural or kitchen backsplash on marble,  you will love walking into any room we have put our creative touch on.

Each piece we create is a one of a kind, hand painted or hand made treasure in which the artist leaves a little bit of their soul, thus distinguishing it from machine made replicas


10257618_10202942284271009_7810806772455824996_o​About the Founder​:

Actual Design & Décor was created by Tatiana Mandel in 2012. Ms. Mandel has 20 years of experience in innovative design and has a reputation for remarkable craftsmanship and outstanding customer satisfaction.

Ms. Mandel’s background is in oil painting, custom murals and graphic design, all of which have been her working passion for twenty years. She is a member of  Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).  Ms. Mandel’s work has been published in Ottawa at Home magazine and Applied Arts. Her love of unique, personalized home design has inspired her to create Actual Design & Décor, an Ottawa-based company.

Ms. Mandel is also the co-founder of Professional Decorative Art Classes in the South of France, www.pdaclasses.com

paintingpinkroomAll of our creations represent a unique piece of custom, hand-painted art work.  Our artisans are highly skilled painters who excel in their focus on attention to detail and quality.  They proudly imprint a piece of their soul into each work of art. Our inspiration comes our worldwide travels and what we discover; be it a French Chateaux, an Italian villa, an English castle or the natural landscapes of our native North America.  Beauty is everywhere and offers limitless design possibilities to infuse your living space with a splendor that will enhance both the enjoyment and the value of your home.

Interesting In Discussing Your Custom Piece?

Please Contact Us To Request A Free In Home Consultation.

​Email:​ ​​actdesigndecor@gmail.com

Tel: 1 (613) 698-6993


139 Iona Street

Ottawa ON K1Y 3M2

By appointment only