Are you afraid to decorate with colour? I hear you. Too much colour in a room can hurt the eyes, while not enough can be dull. It’s about striking the right balance. If you want to infuse colour into a space, start small by choosing bold hues in accessories and textiles such as pillows, throws and area rugs, which can easily be switched out. Cool colour combinations can really bring a room to life. Check out the following pages for our favourite living room combos for 2021.
A line-up of high-profile speakers from across the Kitchen, Bath, Stone, and Lighting industry is set to take part in the KBC Expo 2021 educational program that will run alongside the main exhibition on the first two days of the show.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
SFA SANIFLO INC. (“SANIFLO”) is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America offering a complete line of macerating toilet systems for residential and light-commercial applications where installation of plumbing fixtures with below-floor drainage is impossible or cost-prohibitive.
Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. is dedicated to improving the lives of consumers through the use of advanced technology. With a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design, Sharp consumer electronics and appliances enhance enjoyment, while adding to comfort.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone® Quartz surfaces and Dekton® Ultracompact surfaces. Technologically advanced surfaces that create unique designs for the home and public spaces.
All-electric fireplace showroom and design centre with the largest selection in Toronto and York Region. Combining specialized expertise with over 20 years' interior design experience. On-wall, in-wall, fireboxes, retrofit inserts, mantels, custom cabinetry, stone and brick veneers. Residential and commercial. Trade and volume inquiries always welcome.
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!
IMPROVE is totally unique to Canada. Based on the international success of similar concepts throughout the world, IMPROVE understands how to make home improvement much easier and more pleasurable for consumers and trades to shop all under one roof.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
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When clients from Toronto approached me with the idea of transforming a dated 1980s style home into an urban and rustic abode, I knew I had my work cut out for me, but I was up for the challenge. I wanted to keep the charm and feel of a Niagara-on-the- Lake home, but infuse both clients' personalities and style into the space. We discussed their interests, reasons for relocating out of Toronto, and how they saw themselves living in the space – all of which provided valuable insight. The result? A perfect mix of old and new and a home that is truly one of a kind.
Dining room The home was very compartmentalized and in need of a reworking, not only with finishes but with the existing layout, as well. The bones had character. I opened it up and allowed more light to reflect through the space, which really brought the home to life.
Flooring The engineered hickory floors brought the rustic feel I was after.
Living room By removing walls between the dining and living room and creating a full-height fireplace clad in concrete panels, the initial feel of the space became much grander, and complemented the vaulted ceiling.
Entrance My favourite design element was replacing the existing wall between the entrance and the office with a glass wall, to add depth and light into the overall space.
Kitchen The finer details of walnut beams, white shaker cabinetry and marble backsplash in the kitchen kept the sophistication of NOTL.
Bathroom The clients were thrilled that I was able to reuse their existing custom pendant light. I found the perfect spot in their ensuite above the beautiful soaker tub.
Finishing touches The infusion of art pieces, new and vintage-inspired furniture and interesting lighting created a unique home, perfect for living and entertaining.
Exterior The exterior of the house was transformed with a covered porch and an updated design to the front bay window. The white columns, trim details and stone skirting adds to the NOTL look.
Tracy Clipsham is Principal Interior Designer and Founder of Liv 4 Design Inc. Her passion for design, strong work ethic and ability to develop excellent client relationships are the foundations of her success. liv4design.com
By becoming the standard bearer in the basement renovation industry, we can promote quality materials, professional trades, honest pricing, and better communication standards to create customer advocates and inspire our competitors.
Shelter Furniture recognizes your individual style and are sensitive to your space and your vision for your home. With our in store design services, we help you create unique space that helps bring your home to life.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
For over 50 years, Faema Canada has introduced the art of traditional Italian Espresso and Cappuccino to Canadians. We carry a variety of premium brands that can be tested at any one of our retail stores. Our selection of machines is only complemented by our assortment of fine espresso blends imported from Italy. Our wide selection of beans can also be brewed and sampled at all of our locations.
We're North America's largest green and healthy living show with a massive reach of motivated and qualified consumers. The Green Living Show is supported by a mass media and publicity campaign promoting an impressive cast of green products, attractions, celebrities, educators and politicians to ensure that the Show is a focus of sustained media attention.