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.
Inspired by growing market demands for thicker natural stone products, Neolith 20mm (3/4") slabs were designed to feature the benefits of sintered stone with a new edge for design and architectural abilities.
This year's Trend Showcase at the Canadian Furniture Show, May 25th to 27th, 2018 boasted a multitude of trends that we will see sweeping the retail industry in 2018 and beyond.
Designers often find themselves buried in administrative work instead of doing what they love, designing beautiful spaces. Luuma makes it easy to plan, organize, and present Projects and Products to your clients, team and trades.
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The highlight of the gala was, as it is every year, the unveiling of the Decorating & Design Competition winners. The competition receives entries for its 10 categories from DDA Canada's accredited and student members.
Robust construction finishes have become a popular choice for urban consumers, inspired by factories and lofts. Premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has seamlessly revived this industrial look, with its new innovative and organic Metropolitan Collection.
Now available at Marble Trend: STONE ITALIANA, the leading-edge manufacturer of recomposed quartz products and surfaces.
To celebrate the summer season and, of course Canada’s Team™, Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores Limited and the Official Paint of the Toronto Blue Jays, has released a collection of baseball inspired colours that will help you hit your décor right out of the park.
Experience the craftsmanship and performance of Monogram Appliances at our 4,000 sq. ft. Design Centre with interactive culinary studio. Located at the corner of Castlefield and Ronald in Toronto’s Design District, this building is a resource centre for designers, trade and consumers alike.
Delivering dream kitchens for over 70 years. Caplan’s Appliances is a family-run business that specializes in selling premium appliance brands with a commitment to delivering quality, white-glove service. Our expansive main retail location features a variety of exceptional showrooms, including the Sub-Zero & Wolf "Living Kitchen." Directly across the street on Weston Road, is the Miele Gallery Caplan's, the largest retail centre for Miele appliances in the GTA. Part inspirational gallery, this unique location also features a live kitchen with an on-site chef, creating a unique shopping experience to help guests experience these premium appliances first-hand. We invite you to contact us to book a tour, enjoy a lunch and learn more about Caplan's exclusive trade partner program.
Sixty years of furniture building. Custom dining tables, chairs, libraries and vanities. Complete collection of upholstered furniture including custom upholstery projects. Made in Toronto. TRADE ONLY.
Inspired by nature, Quartex is at the forefront of the engineered stone landscape. Our quartz slabs feature innovative designs, patterns and colours, as well as industry-leading matching left and right slabs. “Quartex Surfaces are beautiful!” We pride ourselves on providing great customer care.
FLEURCO specializes in holistic designs and finishes that easily adapt to both traditional and contemporary bathroom décors.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Ginger’s is Canada’s premier bathroom, kitchen and decorative hardware showroom, carrying a vast selection of traditional, classic and contemporary products. We cater to both retail and trade consumers.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
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.
Fairmont Designs has become a multi-national enterprise, producing and distributing a wide range of residential, upholstery and bath furnishings known for style, quality and value.
With over 45 years of experience, Trutone Electronics Inc. creates custom tailored home entertainment and automation solutions to suit your unique design vision. Our retail showroom is perfectly suited to client demonstrations. We carry a full selection of mainstream and premium home electronics brands.
Astoné Home Studio specializes in custom made Canadian upholstery. Composing of solid handmade frames and quality craftsmanship.
The GTA’s finest custom closets. door products, and glass partitions manufactured in our Mississauga factory for the entire Toronto market. Environmentally friendly products include closets Murphy wall beds, home office cabinets, glass door and wood and glass partitions for homes, offices, condos, and lofts. Includes interior sliding doors and closet doors graphic glass doors.
Alendel Fabrics has been a premier source for quality fabrics, linings and drapery hardware since 1981. Our growing product lines are internationally sourced and are recognized for being on trend, competitively priced and in stock. We service the residential, manufacturing, contract and hospitality markets across Canada.
For four decades, we’ve built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space-management, delivering truly custom products and unparalleled service.
Manufacturer of custom staircases for residential, commercial building and high end custom projects.
Inventor of the air jet bath and industry leader for 40 years, BainUltra® thrives on manufacturing high quality products and offering exceptional customer service. Innovation is at the heart of BainUltra’s therapeutic concepts and product design. It’s mission - to transform the bathroom from the ordinary to the inspired.
Rolltec® awnings is the leading Canadian manufacturer of upscale retractable awnings. Since our startup in 1984, Toronto based Rolltec® has proven to be an industry leader in motorized canvas awnings by providing the highest caliber in both quality of products and customer service.
At Prestige Granite Design we strive to offer our clients full service from the beginning to the end of their project. To our clients we are a one stop shop. We Supply, Measure, Fabricate, order and Install the finished product. We are a hands on company that is determined to provide the best possible service to all our clients.
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.
Blum is the leader in functional hardware providing solutions for hinge and lift systems as well as interior organization products for every room in the home. Blum’s focus is on functionality and offers products that will last the life of your furniture. TRADE ONLY.
Van Gogh Designs is a Canadian upholstered furniture manufacturer providing custom, made-to-order products for the retail, design and hospitality industries. We offer a wide range of sofas sectionals, chairs and beds in hundreds of designer fabrics. TRADE ONLY.
We are one of the leading engineered stone manufacturers in the world offering over 60 unique and innovative colours and designs. Our products are widely used in interior applications such as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall panelling and flooring.
Elte is one of the world’s premier destinations for home furniture, rugs, broadloom, bedding, lighting, mattresses, accessories and more. Every piece is curated by the Metrick family, who travel year round in search of the world’s most beautiful products.
NIICO Millwork Group is the premier destination in the Greater Toronto area for customers looking for high end custom kitchens, bathrooms and dressing rooms. We also specialize in any and all types of custom millwork for your home offices, closets, built in entertainment and furniture.
At Creekside Tile Company, tile and design are our passion. Creekside Tile focuses on unique tiles and we have an excellent reputation in customer service.
Aristech Surfaces LLC produces and markets a broad range of surface and design materials.
PPG Architectural Coatings is a respected paint industry leader, providing interior and exterior paints and stains for homeowners and professionals across Canada. PPG’s line-up of residential, commercial and industrial paint brands offers a wide range of choices to meet the varying needs of consumers, professionals, interior designers and architects.
We are proud to offer only the highest quality, curated brand name lighting products and keep our customers coming back with services and value that is second to none!
World’s finest area rugs, wall to wall carpeting, custom made area rugs, stair runners, custom made runners & accent furniture.