by Sandra Nash
Soft furnishings provide instant gratification
Of all the products that are specified for a particular space, 50 per cent of them are covered in some type of fabric – often referred to as soft furnishings.
Today’s homeowners have an insatiable need for instant gratification, so it makes sense to offer ready-to-go decor fashions. Soft-furnishings, especially window coverings, provide immediate satisfaction and can transform a room. Offer clients three to five basic panel options in linen, silk, velvet, or in a combination of blends. Add a dash of fun with one or two patterns, and make a statement with a large-scale floral. Finish things off with unique hardware and trimmings.
Add new niches to your repertoire with soft furnishings that can withstand the weather for porches, patios and outside retreats.
|Soft furnishings is an extensive category that covers off every room, including outdoor spaces.
- Shower curtains
- Poufs (floor ottomans)
- Table clothes, runners, placemats and napkins
- Sheets, shams, duvets, comforters and bed skirts
- Blankets, throws
- Patio furniture and umbrellas
- Upholstered headboards/bed frames
- Upholstered frames on mirrors and art
- Wall hangings
- Draperies and curtains
|Principal of Making-A-Scene, award-winning SANDRA NASH brings more than 20 years of experience to residential and commercial projects throughout the GTA.
This year's Trend Showcase at the Canadian Furniture Show, held at the International Centre from May 24th to the 26th, highlighted some of the hottest trends in the retail industry in 2019.
28 Canadian Decorators and Designs recognized for Best-in-Class projects.
HanStone Canada has revealed a trio of new colours and an exclusive Riverwashed finish that combine sophisticated style and remarkable design with the natural beauty of nature’s offerings.
There are a lot of factors that go into how you design your home. Your furniture has to be practical, comfortable, appropriate for the space it's in, and most importantly, attractive.
Suzanne Brown and Associates of Toronto, supplier of fine wallcoverings, fabrics, trim and hardware to the design trade, has some exciting new offerings – the Scandinavian Collection.
I am a big believer that when a space is beautiful, we are so happy to be there, and this makes us super productive.
This year's gala event celebrates Ontario's best and adds a new creative category to the mix. Designing an award-winning kitchen or bathroom is much more challenging than making the space look pretty.
Riobel has launched an all-new collection of five kitchen faucets available in four finishes (chrome, black or brushed gold and stainless steel) for 2019. These ultramodern faucets are equipped with the new Boomerang pull-down spray system.
In 2016, Savannah challenged its fireplace designers to think outside the box.
Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the level of gracious living by providing exceptional products and services for our customers’ homes and their lifestyles.
Renwil has evolved and expanded with our own talented in house artists who create genuine works of art for the world of Interior Design. Our products include wall art, lighting, mirrors, accent tables, accessories and rug art.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
Whether you're looking for the latest in home furnishings or creating a custom unit for the living room, bedroom, dining room or home office, Alta Moda has it all.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Metrie offers interior finishing solutions including mouldings and interior door collections to help professionals transform spaces and set the stage for every room to tell a story. Founded in 1926, our dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped us grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite mouldings in North America.
The St. Pierre home fashion collection offers a diverse collection of the finest linens and fabrics from around the world. Our goal is to continuously bring you the best in new design patterns, quality and value.
With over 25 years experience in the framing and art industry, we offer high quality picture framing at affordable pricing.
At Marble Trend we take your project to the next level. No job is too large or too small. We pride ourselves in our expertise on products including first quality stone, porcelain, glass, Neolith® Sintered Stone and ribbon glass, as well as our custom work, specialty products and exclusive lines.
Minster Interiors is a Canadian company offering area rugs, wall art and custom furniture in beautiful designs and fashion forward styles.
TIDC is a one-stop design centre; an amalgamation of permanent interior design showrooms for trade-only interior design professionals, manufacturers, buyers and dealers.
ARD Outdoor is a retail & trade furniture division of the family owned and operated wholesaler Cana-Foam Products, manufacturing in Toronto since 1964. ARD Outdoor provides design professionals a source for quality outdoor furniture featuring innovative design and unique materials.
Crystal chandeliers, sconces, mirrors, accent furniture and accessories. Visit our 4,000 sq.ft showroom where we are proud to offer the most knowledgeable and courteous staff in the business. Crystal Design and Decor offers quality and value at reasonable prices while providing individualized attention and customer service. Customization also available to suit requirements and design preference.
Every day we want to remind our customers, our partners and ourselves of our founding mission: to make the machines we use every day in our homes exciting and dynamic; to always be innovative and trend-setting for the North American appliances market; to be Distinctive.
Bringing you impeccable attention to detail and quality as well as the most luxurious fabrics in the world such as Egyptian cotton, Bamboo, mircomodal and much more. Find everything for your bedroom and bathroom at David’s Fine Linens. New Location opening in Spring of 2018, Centro Square, 7777 Weston Road, Woodbridge Ontario, L4L 1A6.
We showcase a wide selection of hand-crafted ceramic, encaustic concrete and eco-friendy glass tiles, natural stone and glass mosaics as well as hand-painted terra cotta.
With a luxurious selection of tiles, modern bathrooms and kitchens, Porcelanosa works with customers to transform their homes into trendy, functional spaces.
The Chesterfield Shop, family owned and operated since 1948, with five locations in Toronto, North York, Newmarket, Scarborough and Mississauga. Best selection in every contemporary seating category including sofas, sofa beds, sectionals, chairs, recliner sofas and home theatre, in-stock or special-order in leathers or fabrics and customize to fit all room types. Exceptional City-size seating.
Kare is a unique furniture design brand from Germany founded in 1981. Kare has been breaking the interior design mold worldwide and has now opened its first North American location in Toronto.
At TA Appliances we are dedicated to ensure the very best shopping experience for our customers, even those with the most discriminating tastes. We do this by providing outstanding customer service, quality, selection and value. We strive to be the preferred appliance and barbecue destination in all markets we serve.
We sell, install, repair and clean all types of shades and blinds. Hunter Douglas, Shade-O-Matic, Elite dealers. Untrasonic cleaning is safe, fast and simple. Blinds will look like new and work better. We also carry wood and Polysatin Shutters.
Located in the heart of Toronto's design district, Designers Walk is Canada's leading Design Centre. Home to a multitude of leading Showrooms and spanning 5 buildings along Davenport and Bedford Rds., DW is home to Hollace Cluny, Ernestomeda Toronto, Primavera Interior Furnishings, Telio, Kravet/LeeJofa to name a few. Be sure to visit our Resource Centre, a gallery of unique product exhibits.
Based in Toronto and just minutes from Mississauga, SS Tile & Stone is a proud distributor of a diverse and imitable range of tiles from around the world, for your home or business.
Direct to the trade. Our goal is to make you window fashion experts one designer at a time.
Combined with our knowledge and a large variety of luxury bathroom and kitchen fixtures, Aquavato is the all-encompassing studio where you can seek inspiration for your dream kitchen and bath.
Leading North American distributor of high quality 100% natural stone veneers and stone tiles. Suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Innovators in the field of Natural Stone Veneers.
Greensville Soapstone Company is a leading provider of Soapstone countertops, sinks and tile. Offering the largest collection of Soapstone in Canada.
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
BSH is the world’s second largest major appliance manufacturer, distributing Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau brands across Canada. Designers and clients can schedule visits and live cooking demos at the Toronto showroom. We also host designer lunch and learns.
InSinkErator, a division of Emerson, is the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers.