About Moya McPhail

The Client’s style has to come first. So that means contemporary, traditional, moderne or a mix—it all works so long as some element of design flows through. If Moya has any qualifier it is that the overall look is not cluttered, busy or staged, but that it is a reflection of the homeowner’s lifestyle.

Moya McPhail has been a long-time ARIDO member.


1993 NCIDQ accomplished
1986 International Academy of Design, Toronto, Interior Design, Dean's List
1982 MEd: Educational Administration, University of Victoria, B.C.
1980-1981 B.A. & BEd., University of New Brunswick

Design Experience

1990-present Moya McPhail Design, Inc. Residential: renovation, working drawings, project management
1987-1990 MacDonald McPhail Design Ltd.: Residential and Commercial design
1987 P & H Design: Hospitality Design

Teaching & Administrative Experience

1989-2004 International Academy of Design, Instructor for first and second year residential design
1982-1984 Brandon University, Manitoba: Professor & Coordinator, BEd. program, Thompson, Manitoba
1981 University of Victoria, BC, & Brandon University, Supervisor of student teachers
1980 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Vice-Principal & Chairman of District Professional Development

Publications & Achievements

2012 Garden Making Magazine, issue no.12
2010 Style at Home, September 2010
2009 Harrowsmith Country Living, February 2009
2005-2008 Watershed Magazine
2005 "Colonial Style" by Treena Crochet, Taunton Press, February 2005


Antiques, fine art, ballet, gardening, cross-country skiing, reading, travel, entertaining, découpage