About Us

Our Story

The Art of Order was created when we saw the need for a business that combined beautiful staging, helpful organizing services and amazing redesign.

We met each other and discovered our mutual interests;  helping people organize and interior design. 

In the past, people may have simply called up a friend and had them come over to help. With life being so hectic these days, it isn’t always possible for that friend to be available. Our goal is to be like that friend who steps in with encouragement and support.

We have enjoyed working together for the past 6 years and look forward to many more. 



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Our Team

Anne Donald

Co Owner

I am a retired lawyer and mother of two grown boys. I attended Queen’s University (B.A. Hons) and the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.

For the past 20 years I have enjoyed working with families, seniors and low-income individuals through a variety of volunteer positions at our local sc​hool, hospital and food bank.

Toby MacPhee

Co Owner

An award-winning graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design I have honed my skill-set in art galleries, custom framing studios and home and retail staging, developing an unlimited palette with which to create functional, harmonious and fresh environments.

I enjoy the creative challenge of helping people organize and beautify their homes.


  • “I was standing in my office this morning and felt so good to have everything looking so spiffy. It’s as if my life has meaning. You’re Outstanding! Thanks to you both for your wonderful work. You succeeded.”

    Wayne Yetman
    Toronto condo owner
  • “I recently had to get my house ready to sell with an active 10-month old underfoot and absolutely could not have done it without Toby and Anne. They came in and did EVERYTHING, I like that they kept pictures of my family around and incorporated other personal touches throughout. I would definitely make Toby and Anne my first call the next time I need to stage a house in Toronto.”

    Helen J.
  • “I have lived in my house for eight years, and in the matter of a few hours, Toby and Anne transformed my entire living space. Their eye for detail, efficient and organized approach to showcasing the best features of my home was completed effortlessly.””

    Riverdale Homeowner
  • “Toby and Anne have been my “go to” for several years and for several good reasons. I wouldn’t list a property without them. Their suggestions, their work ethic, their professionalism, their consideration and kindness to my clients and their brilliant skill in preparing a house for the market.”

    Susan Asquith
    BROKER “Since 1980” Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
  • “Can’t thank-you enough. The staging was a huge part of its success – 122% of sale price achieved.”

    Shannon B.
    Real Estate Agent
  • “I loved how they worked with my decor and pulled together a subdued but elegant, livable space, without any disruption or drama. I highly recommend Toby and Anne, they are the essence of what it is to be a professional. I will keep them on my speed dial.”

    Riverdale Homeowner
  • “Toby and Anne have a gift for presenting a home in its best light! I enjoy watching this amazing team in action and I have been completely awestruck each and every time. My personal recommendation is, the Art of Order, to anyone looking for a friendly, professional, carefree and fun experience. My clients love them both!”

    Susan Asquith