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About F.A.D.

Formed in 2003 by interior designers Marina Farrow and Katherine Arcaro, Farrow Arcaro Design collaborates with clients in Collingwood, Toronto, Muskoka and surrounding areas to create thoughtfully-designed spaces for effortless living.

Each of our partners brings a unique perspective. Born and raised in Milan, Marina is rooted in the fundamentals of form, having studied architecture and design before moving to Canada. Katherine, local to the Collingwood area, spent time studying Interior Design in Florence before returning to design spaces amongst the natural beauty where she was raised. 

Who We Are

Our Passionate Team of Interior Design Experts

Working from our design studio and retail storefront in Collingwood’s vibrant downtown shopping district, Farrow Arcaro Design offers a full range of interior and exterior design services. Our store is home to a well-curated collection of home décor items, showcasing the things that inspire our creativity – all emblematic of our philosophy that a thoughtfully designed, beautiful space should feel reflective of the life you’re living.

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Marina Farrow

Co-owner/Lead Designer 

Marina was born in Milan, Italy, to a design-oriented family – her mother an Interior Designer with two furniture stores and her father a wallpaper designer and manufacturer. Marina pursued a university degree in architecture, developing attention to classical proportion and lines. Together, her design upbringing and architecture education helped her appreciate the way exteriors and interiors speak to one another. After Milan and living in Vancouver for five years Marina came to Collingwood where she connected with Katherine over shared aesthetics and values. They launched Farrow Arcaro Design in 2003 and have spent the past two decades collaborating with clients to create unique homes that reflect their client’s lifestyles.

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Ashley Pilkington


Ashley is a key point of contact during the design process by sourcing all the elements for a design project, room by room while collaborating with clients. She brings an eclectic background to F.A.D., having worked in residential design and with carefully curated vintage furniture before getting a bachelor's degree in interior design. Both roles helped shape her aesthetic, a balanced blend of modern and vintage details. In her spare time, Ashley likes camping, reading and painting nature scenes. 

Humber College Bach of interior Design

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Roxanne MacDonald

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Roxanne coordinates the details behind the details making the client experience smooth and assisting the design team as needed. Growing up on the east coast and living on the west coast before settling down in Collingwood, Roxanne has always been drawn to beautiful homes and scenery. A trained chef, Roxanne’s career has taken her from the culinary world to events planning and real estate always with an emphasis on executing great experiences – something she brings to her interactions at F.A.D. 

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Katherine Arcaro

Co-owner/Lead Designer 

Raised in the Collingwood area, Katherine remembers the houses she lived in being in a perpetual state of redesign by her parents. At a young age, she found an innate talent for visualizing space which drew her to interior design.


After training at the Design Institute of Florence, Italy, Katherine returned to Ontario and started working with clients in the Muskoka and Collingwood areas, Katherine met Marina while working on similar projects and the pair found a kindred understanding and respect in their approach of interior design. They launched Farrow Arcaro Design in 2003 and have spent the past two decades building a portfolio of thoughtfully designed aesthetically unique homes that embrace natural beauty while pushing the limits of functional design and timelessness.

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Rachel LeBlanc


Rachel comes to us with over 9 years’ experience in the Marketing and Communication field. Taking part time courses, she earned a Certificate of Interior Design from Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly known as Ryerson University). Hailing from the East Coast, she moved to Ottawa in 2008 to complete her B.A. in Communication and then to Toronto in 2012 for work. It was a job with a contract furniture manufacturer that sparked her interest in furniture design. This led her to explore the idea of a new career path in Interior Design. Rachel joined FAD in 2021, bringing a love of cottage design, layered texture and well-crafted pieces that reflect the personalities of our clients.


She also manages marketing and communications for F.A.D.

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