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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018

The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018 – ReCap

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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018 – ReCap

RENO & DECOR Magazine presented:“Design Intervention”

Kristiina Roosimaa – RENO & DECOR booth designer

I am grateful for Reno&Decor, who gave me a great opportunity to design their 2018 Fall Home Show booth.

In my perspective the booth was an absolute pearl at the show this year with its Scandinavian aesthetics and feel. I had a wonderful chance to work with a Danish furniture company Bo Concept Toronto and their team who sponsored the interior setting with furniture and accessories.

To my pleasant surprise the walls for the created room settings all came pre-prepped with my specific instructions for painting which was sponsored by Benjamin Moore. In my opinion it is a great platform for the designers and sponsors who make this happen a great opportunity to be seen.

Thank You again for the opportunity.

Thanks to all the designers that participated in Design Intervention:

RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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The Toronto Fall Home Show - September 28 - 30, 2018

The Toronto Fall Home Show – September 28 – 30, 2018

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The Toronto Fall Home Show – September 28 – 30, 2018

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:

“Design Intervention”

From September 28 – 30, 2018 at the Toronto Fall home Show, visit RENO & DECOR booth # 1319 to have all of your Design, Decor and Renovation concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

Kristiina Roosimaa – RENO & DECOR booth designer

Kristiina Eljand-Roosimaa is an experienced Senior Designer with over 17 years of consistent excellence in design and customer service.  Born in Estonia, the daughter of an architect father and vocalist mother, Kristiina was schooled in Toronto, Canada at the International Academy of Design.

After graduation from the academy, Kristiina honed her skills in Europe as a Junior Designer at a high profile drapery & design boutique.

From textiles, Kristiina moved to interior design and key client management establishing her own design/build firm and professional reputation before returning to Toronto in 2011.

Since her return to the Toronto area, Kristiina has opened her own design practice bringing the Nordic Living style and design simplicity to the Canadian landscape and mixing it with the Canadian comfort sensibility to create her own “Scandonadian” design style.

We can’t wait to see what she does to our RENO & DECOR booth at the Fall Home Show. Be sure to check it out.

Stage presentation:

Presented by RENO & DECOR Magazine. Saturday, September 29 at 2pm

Behind the Pretty – A well-designed home renovation must be functional first and enhance how you live in your home. Toronto designer, Rebecca Hay and interior designer, Cynthia Soda will get you “Reno Ready” as the participants of the Design Panel.

Learn their top designer tips to creating a stressfree renovation. Sharing their stylish, innovative design ideas and leading-edge products for today’s renovations.

Revealing the true benefits to working with a designer with their latest before and afters of familyfriendly, liveable luxury home projects.

Don’t miss the chance to get reno-ready this fall.

Design Intervention appearance schedule:

For updated designer appearance schedules, please keep checking back here.

Friday, September 28 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 12:30 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 11 am – 1:30 pm


Friday, September 28 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 3 pm

Friday, September 28 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:

See you at the show!


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Home Finds: Make Room for Style

HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Make Room for Style

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HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Make Room for Style

by Silvana Longo

The style tips of small-space decorating aren’t all about practicing restraint. The trick is to know when to go big and inject major style in tight quarters …

photography courtesy of HomeSense
photography courtesy of HomeSense

“Small-space living calls for multi-functional furniture,” says Tamara Robbins Griffith, HomeSense Design Expert. “A chic sofa-bed is a smart solution when it comes to overnight guests. A desk and occasional chair in the living room do double duty as extra seating and surface area for entertaining.”

Mid-Century Style SOFA BED, $399.99
Lacquered Tripod COFFEE TABLES, $79.99 and $129.99
Modern DINING CHAIR, $99.99


All Tucked In

When you live in a small space, you need to be clever. That’s probably why you’re looking at this bed frame with 4 spacious drawers. The BRIMNES series has several heroes that help you save space.



Mastering Multi-Functional

This modern coffee table is pure functionality wrapped in great design. Hide your remotes, your magazines, your chargers and cables in the heart of the Chiva coffee table, with its integrated storage. Or raise the slim tabletop to create the perfect height for afternoon tea.

Chiva COFFEE TABLE, available in white lacquer, oak, walnut and espresso finishes, starts at $1,589, two sizes available


It’s Lit

— Sil’s Pick —

Swing-arm lighting is a must-have in a small space.

Taking cues from the industrial age of the turn-of-century, this light fixture boasts simple details and ample looks to boot. With its useful extendable arm and elegant pared-down shade, this task lamp is perfectly suited for a bedroom or living room setting.

GARDEN CITY from Hudson Valley Lighting; for pricing contact Royal Lighting

Sleek and minimalist on the outside, Fairport conceals a few splendid surprises, like a full-range dimmer switch, plus a gentle swing-arm makes it an ideal bedside reading lamp.

FAIRPORT from Hudson Valley Lighting; for pricing contact Universal Lamp

Add visual interest with a cool geometric wall sconce. Clear, frosted glass in a hexagon shape with brass finished hardware.

Hex Geometric WALL SCONCE, $199


A little LUXURY goes a long way

Victoria + Albert adds a compact bathtub, which features a simple, sleek design, perfect for modern and contemporary bathrooms. The tub is deep and double-ended and comfortably holds one or two people. It measures 21-5/8″ in length, making it a perfect option for both urban condos or family bathrooms.

Vetralla BATHTUB, for pricing and Toronto locations


Curves Ahead

Soften those hard edges by adding seating with contemporary curves mixed with tufting, giving this mid-century-inspired sofa a casual, yet sophisticated look. Composed of solid hardwood, synthetic webbing, and high resiliency foam for form and function that lasts.

Marnie SOFA, $1,395


Window Dressing

Alendel DRAPES, Echo collection shown in Feather, for pricing contact Alendel Fabrics.

Small Space Tip: Hang them high and keep them light to maximize the light

Artistic Reflections

With pared-down, linear forms and signaturecrossed corners, this brass-clad mirror evokes the esthetic of the Arts and Crafts movement, circa 1900. The frame is tightly wrapped in brass with handwork that creates a striated effect and gives each piece distinct textural and tonal richness.

Ribbed Cross-Corner MIRROR, from $596


All About the Base

A ground-floor opportunity to making a big impact in a small space—choose a large-sized area rug in a vibrant colour or a bold pattern (or both!) to make the room feel larger and to add some cosy comfort underfoot.

From Left to Right: Cibreo Light Blue/Silver AREA RUG: Starts at $1,165; eltemkt. com, Silk Orchid P55 Yellow AREA RUG: starts at $8,585, elte.com, Han Solo Grey/Grey AREA RUG, $9,995, elte.com.

Bar is Open

This cool storage cabinet can double as a bar with this beautiful tile-top surface. Shelves inside can be moved depending on where you need them to be.



— Em’s Pick —

Emilie Simpson
Emilie Simpson

Tactile Texture

Pure Australian merino wool lends chunky texture and indulgent softness to this exquisitely woven pillow cover. Artisans hand-weave thick yarns into an array of subtle patterns, highlighting the character-rich variations that make each pillow cover unique. Rustic yet contemporary, the collection is a distinctive alchemy of modern form and enduring comfort.

Textured Merino Wool PILLOW COVER, grey, from $149


Stow in Style

Organize, stow and conceal with this handwoven, graphic printed basket made in Senegal.

Oversized Graphic Woven BASKET, $224


Off The Wall

When it comes to wallcoverings in a small space, we talked to the experts, and the resounding consensus is to GO BIG.

Local wallpaper connoisseur, Maria Raco, founder of luxury designer wallpaper showroom in Toronto, NewWall House says: It seems to be a common belief that large patterns in tiny spaces tend to overwhelm a room and make it appear even smaller, when in fact, applying a wallcovering with a big, bold pattern actually energizes a tiny space.

The latest collections from NewWall House

We crossed the pond and spoke with U.K. Murals Wallpaper head of design, Catherine Jacob, and she recommends these eye-catching murals for small spaces:


BLUE AND WHITE GRUNGE WATERCOLOUR The punches of blue and white tones in the mural, mixed with the different textures, give any wall more impact, regardless of scale. The design also acts as an optical illusion, in that it hides the corners of the room, and conceals where the wall starts and end.
JACOBSEN The large geometric shapes of the Jacobsen design work well in smaller rooms. Due to the oversize patterns, in particular the halved-circle shapes, the design outscales the wall, making it feel loftier. The mural is best styled with minimalist furniture, which allows the pattern to take centre stage.
Raco provides some helpful hints on How to pull off these large-scale patterms in a tiny abode:

  • Apply the pattern on all four walls as opposed to just a feature wall. This consistency will give the illusion of the space expanding in size.
  • If you prefer the room to have a more calming effect, choose soft colours instead.
  • Opt for texture if committing to a (big) pattern is too challenging.


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Trend Watch

Trend Watch: A Side Order of Side Tables

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Trend Watch: A Side Order of Side Tables

by Silvana Longo

A small (or big) space essential, the side table is a must-have in practically every room of the house. And besides the appeal of their diminutive size, they pack a punch of personality — sometimes the smallest pieces make the biggest statement.

Gold Side Table, $350


Jersey Side Table, $349


Bird Basket Side Table, $129


Peggy Side Table, $79


PS 2017 Side Table/Stool, $79


Knot Side Table, $199


Zoro Side Table, Small $775, Large $1,175


Median End Table, $595


Orly Accent Table, $278



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