Colette van den Thillart has a long established reputation in the international world of interior design. Known for creating both contemporary and traditional interiors of originality, she approaches each project with a highly tailored individualised brief. She expresses a confident maturity of taste and scale for projects executed around the world, and as seen in Architectural Digest, Veranda, Wall Street Journal, Canadian House and Home, Style at Home, House and Garden, World of Interiors, NUVO, and other international magazines. She currently resides between Toronto Canada and Los Angeles.
An impressive portfolio honed over twenty-five years features high profile residences and model suites. She holds ‘Residential Gold’ as well as ‘Loft Conversion Gold’ awards from ARIDO for work done in Canada. Projects include work completed in the English countryside and London UK, Toronto, New York, Miami, Montreal, Ireland, Morocco, New Orleans, Denmark, Curacao, Barbados, St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco and Moscow.
Van den Thillart spent 13 years in the UK as creative director for legendary design talent Nicky Haslam. She moved to London, England in 2000 after obtaining an AAS Interior Design degree and completed a Masters Degree in Decorative Arts at London’s Wallace Collection. Further, she is an alumni of the Attingham Trust.
Van den Thillart is a sought-after public speaker, having lectured at LCDQ Los Angeles, Chelsea Harbour in London, Decorex UK, and at numerous ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario) engagements. Her work has been featured on CBC Television in a segment titled ‘Interior Designer to the Stars’.
Philanthropic ventures include: The Soane Museum, The Design Exchange, Historic Royal Palaces, Strawberry Hill, a restoration program for the 18th Century Greenhouses at Luton Hoo, The Temple Appeal at Parkstead House, Maggies Cancer Centers UK., The Toronto Library.