The Tbbs and I visited Toronto last Thursday through Sunday to take in the beauty and all the inspiration we could get at The Interior Design Show.
Here are our top 5 picks at the show this year.
Sonya Kinkade: Cocoon
I saw a lot of interesting things at IDS13 this year, but nothing compared to the incredible beauty of the Cocoon booth. The combination of the warm metals and cream was scrumptious, but the addition of orange and fuchsia just put it over the top. It felt like vanilla ice cream with a topping of sherbet...HELLO! I could live in this space.
Maureen Coates: DOM Interiors
I had a WOW moment when I walked into the DOM booth at IDS13. The VALCUCINE kitchen on display was gorgeous with its streamlined ergonomic, 80 cm counter depth with integrated back section efficiency. Cabinetry is made from Italian elm with decorative inlay, and the counter is made from textured laminate stone
Nicole Duguay: The David & Chico Show (Studio North)
I enjoyed the whimsical metal art pieces by David Reale and Chico Ezechiels, otherwise known as The David and Chico Show. There is a sense of humour, life and originality to the designs they brought. I loved the pops of colour that would be fantastic in an otherwise neutral space.
Lisa Goulet: IKEA Kitchen & Bath
Ikea's booth was a stunner! The kitchen felt warm, welcoming and somewhat industrial with its black framed windows and worn brick walls. A multiple of beautiful black and gold pendants, hung at slightly different levels, highlighted the flat front veneered cabinetry. The roughly hewn white wash floors grounded it all. The Ikea bath room with sleek, floating cabinetry featured a copper tub against textured and worn brick and very modern lighting.
Donna Hargrove: Pearson Furniture
I was thrilled with the Pearson booth. Not only did they showcase the return of warm metals in platinum's and gold's, but they paired it perfectly with luxuriously soft linens and velvets and stunning marble, glass and faux shagreen surfaces. All together a very warm and inspiring space!