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.
Annual awards recognize innovation, quality and customer service.
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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.
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.
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.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
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.
Tobi Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry specializes in kitchens, closet organizers, wall units, home offices, libraries, wet bars, pro-finishing and custom millwork. Make Tobi your choice to adorn your dream home with custom beauty and perfection.
We manufacture, on premises, the finest and most complete range of wood mouldings, pre-hung and classic doors and have affiliate companies that manufacture roof trusses, stairs and windows.
ROBINSON, formerly known as Sescolite Lighting, is a Canadian owned retailer of lighting and plumbing.
The Fireside Group is a complete solution for the best in Gas, Electric, and Wood-Burning Fireplaces.
Since 1978 Goemans has provided customers with the appliances necessary to create functional kitchens. Now, working with designers we can do more than just create a functional kitchen; together we can help turn customers’ dream kitchens into reality.
Wholesaler of decorative drapery hardware to the Canadian market since 1949. Workroom supplies, wood poles, decorative traverse rods, wrought iron, trimmings and much more in stock. TRADE ONLY.
Shop at Tasco for the finest in home and kitchen appliances and experience the Tasco difference. At Tasco, our knowledgeable appliance specialists are the hallmarks of our success; offering helpful advice, professional delivery and installation services for your new home and renovations alike. For all you need to know, ask a Pro at Tasco!
A visionary brand that makes and creates handcrafted benchmade top grain leather upholstery.
Up-market Showroom specializing in unique wall and floor coverings for both residential and commercial applications. Exclusive, distinguished designs include the Intarsi Collection from Italy; Henzel Carpets from Finland and Jamie Beckwith from the United States. Open to the Public and the Trade.
A Canadian company that distributes unique, handcrafted and worldwide appreciated manufacturers and designers located in Italy and other parts of Europe.
We ensure exceptional customer service and handling of your project from start to finish.
TORLYS Inc. is a global flooring company that specializes in beautiful, environmentally friendly flooring. With three key brands in the TORLYS portfolio, TORLYS is a one stop shop for all flooring needs.
At SAP we provide A-Z surfacing solutions for your commercial/residential projects, transforming your dreams into reality.
Brento was founded with the goal of simplifying and revolutionizing the flooring designs of any space.
TIDC is a one-stop design centre; an amalgamation of permanent interior design showrooms for trade-only interior design professionals, manufacturers, buyers and dealers.
Saunas and steam baths - material kits, installations, sauna heaters and steam generators.
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.
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.
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Sourcing the latest trends in ceramic, porcelain, glass and natural stone tile as well as natural stone slabs from throughout the world to remain at the forefront of innovation and style. Branches throughout Canada and U.S affiliate companies.
Canada’s Biggest Paint & Decorating Supercentre! Benjamin Moore, Para, Pittsburgh Paints and more. Paint and Stain matching our specialty. Huge designer wallpaper and fabric library. Faux finishing products, including Venetian plaster, glazes, waxes and milk paints. NEW, we now make custom coloured caulking and spray bombs to any colour in the universe.
Lux Trim offers wall and ceiling decorations including columns, trims, crown moulding, wall panels and wall paper.
Custom window covering products made in Canada for commercial, residental and automated shading applications. Dealer distribution across Canada – contact us to become a dealer. TRADE ONLY.
Formica Canada Inc., part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications.