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The Selby

The Selby sets a new design standard for luxury rental living

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The Selby sets a new design standard for luxury rental living

Photos courtesy of Tricon Capital Group

When it comes to interior design inspiration, there are the usual go-to sources we rely on when we are thinking of renovating or renewing our living spaces. The various HGTV shows, design magazines and blogs, Pinterest, boutique hotels, or perhaps, an actual, newly renovated home of a friend or relative you just visited set the inspiration wheels in motion. There are endless resources for the homeowner, but there is one place we don’t typically consider to look when dreaming and planning our refreshed spaces: rental suites…yes, rental suites.

The tables have turned

The Selby by Tricon House, is the first in a series of upscale, purpose-built rental apartment buildings that will spatter across Toronto’s downtown core. There are a few in the works, (57 Spadina Avenue in the city’s fashion district and Scrivener Square in Rosedale/Summerhill), with The Selby debuting in The Six last year in late November. Located at 25 Selby, it is set to redefine rental living with luxury apartments bordering the neighbourhoods of South Rosedale and Cabbagetown. Up until now, renters may have looked longingly to the various design options offered to homeowners (budget-permitting, of course) to totally transform their interiors. But now homeowners who are ready to upgrade their abodes, can find inspiration by the sophisticated design of this unique rental property in the heart of the city.

Raising the bar

The 50-storey tower offers suites featuring high-end finishes and appliances. “Thoughtfully designed and appointed purpose-built rental apartments have been a mainstay housing option in U.S. cities for years, says Gary Berman, president and CEO of Tricon Capital Group. “We are leveraging our experience in the U.S. and Canada to bring a new type of rental offering to Toronto. Our goal is to create communities that reflect the changing needs of a world-class city, to deliver buildings of exceptional quality, and to set the bar for a new type of city living.” All 502 apartments are meticulously edited to maximize space, curated with high-quality materials, which provide both a sumptuous and comforting feel. They partnered with notable brands and talented designers to offer this unparalleled environment with impeccable artistic details to bring their vision to fruition.

It takes a village

Starting with the kitchens and bathrooms, The Selby set their sights on a beloved lifestyle brand from Italy. “Tricon House paid very special attention to the design details and who they partnered with, and they chose to partner with Scavolini,” says Horia Gruia, president of Scavolini Toronto. The family-run, Italy-based company is the leader in kitchen design for over 50 years, and the company has been in Toronto for 15 years. It was the natural choice to build the luxury kitchens for all of The Selby’s one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, which also feature quartz countertops from Caesarstone. A household name in Italy, where houses are sold without a kitchen, and homeowners must furnish all the cabinets and appliances in their home, “this is the first foray in the rental market for Scavolini,” confirms Gruia, and the modular nature of the design allows for easy installation as well.

The Sax kitchen reveal

The Scavolini Sax kitchen was personalized and premiered in Canada at The Selby. It comes in two colour palettes: one light and one dark. The light scheme is comprised of Batista Oak and Mist Grey; the darker scheme is Calicoat Oak and Graphite Grey. The Sax is a combination of cross-wood texture in a matte finish, a modern, minimalist design with hardware on base cabinets only, not on the upper cabinets. The colour scheme was selected to reflect a distinctive, yet cohesive design esthetic from floor to floor of the building. “There are five or six layout kitchen designs in the building, but one floor has one colour scheme and the next floor will have the other,” informs Gruia. Sounds like a checkerboard or the perfect Instagram feed. All kitchens include a breakfast bar, stainless-steel appliances, induction stove, dishwasher, (and a wine fridge!), a stunning wall unit and matching accessories.

Preserving history

Award-winning and internationally recognized Toronto designer, Johnson Chou, was Tricon’s pick to design the suites, main lobby, including the common spaces for residents housed in the exquisite 150-year-old Gooderham mansion, which once was the dwelling of Ernest Hemingway when he wrote for the Toronto Star. This historical Toronto treasure was moved and lovingly restored for the project, and it now stands adjacent to the building for residents to enjoy the building’s amenities, which among others, include a 3,500-square-foot fitness centre, spa, and bistro, bar and lounge by Oliver & Bonacini.

Design authority

“We worked very hard to give designer Johnson Chou a profound understanding of what Tricon House meant and he successfully translated our brand esthetic in design,” says Chief Marketing Officer at Tricon House, Alexandra Blum. “For The Selby, it was a mixture of the vibrant geographical area, honouring the past and incorporating a very layered interior design, like rich caramel leather sofas in the mansion, cow-hide back chairs and a stunning copper chandelier in the lobby.”

Elevated lifestyle

The suites include oversized windows, which allow for plenty of sunlight, and walk-in closets with organizers that are conveniently located in between the master bedroom and bathroom. But beyond the design considerations, The Selby is about creating communites and mixed-use spaces. Blum believes that the design is just part of the formula that elevates lifestyle. “We put people first, and creating a sense of belonging is needed more than ever in this technology-obsessed, always-connected world.

As homeowners, I won’t elaborate on the impressive amenities and amazing city views of the Rosedale Valley for residents, we don’t want to incite rental envy as we busy ourselves with that unrelenting house maintenance checklist. It is nice to know though if life circumstances change, we can trade in our property for a rental suite without sacrificing high-quality design, and an added sense of community to bout!

Pièce de resistance

Back to design. Blum extols the importance of art, as a collector and as an experience. Seen as an essential element to enhance spaces, Tricon House partnered with EyeBuyArt, a local initiative, which offers residents access to a curated collection of beautiful works of art at accessible prices. They start at $250. “Tricon invested in art pieces for the lobby, mansion and spa, and we wanted to extend that to our residents at an affordable price point for their homes,” says Blum. A budget-conscious initiative in luxury rental is a nice touch. So perhaps for your next renovation or home improvement project, you can tear a page from the latest Toronto luxury rental suites for some design inspiration. Tried-and-true design, quality materials mixed in with some save-splurge decisions are what reno dreams are made of — no matter where you live.

Inspired by beauty in all its forms, Toronto-based RENO & DECOR editor Silvana Longo loves exploring current and upcoming design trends, or planning her next trip to Europe for more inspiration. writerbydesign.ca

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kitchens

Product Showcase – Kitchens

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Product Showcase – Kitchens

Depart from the ordinary

Delta’s Pivotal Collection brings global appeal and a striking statement to your kitchen with sleek, contemporary geometry. Shown here, the Pivotal Collection in Black Stainless finish combines confident, angular lines and exclusive smart technologies to embody modern style.

MASCO CANADA

Concrete Gray – New silgranit colour by Blanco

The perfect shade of gray with a balanced colour profile, this engineered colour combines the highly sought-after raw look of natural concrete with the functionality, feel and performance of Blanco’s patented SILGRANIT material. Subtle, dark speckles depict elements found in real concrete.

BLANCO CANADA

Get creative with your backsplash

Trapezium by Arvex is a glass mosaic collection available in multiple colours that is sure to astound. It impressively blends frosted and matte glass tessera with clear ones, showcasing a sparkling metallic background. A great choice if you’re looking to add brightness and flair to your kitchen backsplash.

CIOT INC.

Beautiful, durable quartz & granite

Quartz countertops offer great beauty, value, durability and maintenance-free simplicity. Beyond Marble & Granite fabricates and installs quartz and granite countertops for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms and can customize fireplace surrounds. BMG also offers a wide range of products such as custom cabinetry, porcelain tile, mosaics, faucets, sinks and more. Visit the showroom in Vaughan for personalized attention and competitive prices.

BEYOND MARBLE & GRANITE

Timeless simplicity & functionality

Timeless simplicity with distinctive design and functionality is what Kakoz Kitchens & Custom cabinetry is known for. Serving the Greater Toronto and surrounding area, this family-owned business has extensive experience in kitchen designs and custom woodwork for all commercial and residential projects. No limitation to design aspects and challenges, material selection ranges from modern, traditional, transitional and contemporary.

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Timesless & memorable marble

Every year, premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone unveils innovative new colours. First to be released this spring is Empire White 5151, a unique marble quartz that is Caesarstone’s latest interpretation of authentic Calacatta marble. It presents the sophisticated beauty of natural stone alongside the durability and easy maintenance that are synonymous with Caesarstone. Like all Caesarstone, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

Accent colours

Black with gold has been increasing in trend lately, and Amati Canada is a good place to find a lot of brands launching collections that bring out the best using these finishes. The trick is the subtleness of the two combined and not to visually overwhelm. Check out their collections, or visit the Amati showroom or website.

AMATI CANADA

Express your style

X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. They offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Open seven days a week at three spacious showrooms located conveniently near you. Let their knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.

X-TILE CANADA

Quartz & stone in all shapes and sizes

The Remnant Warehouse has more than 2,000 pieces of popular quartz brands such as Caesarstone and Silestone, as well as natural stone in all shapes and sizes. Find excellent pricing on materials for small projects. You can view all of these pieces, plus register for designer and contractor pricing at qrw.ca.

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Timeless & elegant

Let Tapestry Decor bring your ideas to life. Special thought went into the details of this kitchen renovation designed and executed by Tapestry Decor. Rich textures, stone work, gorgeous floors, and now to accessorize for the final touches. Tapestry adds not only elegance but also function to any space.

TAPESTRY DECOR

Distinctly beautiful. Naturally Canadian

HanStone Quartz is Ontario’s only quartz brand. Proudly manufactured in London Ontario, HanStone’s state of the art facility produces material for all of North America. HanStone offers superior quality, exceptional design and more than 40 inspiring colours and patterns. The local choice for designers and homeowners alike.

HANSTONE CANADA

Natural timeless beauty

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

Revolutionary voice assist faucet

The Sensate Touchless Faucet with Kohler Konnect is your voice-controlled kitchen assistant. Use simple commands to turn water on and off and dispense measured amounts of water. It can also monitor water usage and alert you if unusual usage is detected via the Kohler Konnect app. Visit the website for more information.

KOHLER

Silestone eternal noir

Part of Silestone’s Eternal Collection, this new shade is an adaptation of the natural Sahara Noir Marble. Set upon a black backdrop, Eternal Noir is characterized by its luxurious white and gold-toned veining. The veining and highlights run completely through the material, including its edges, resulting in an authentic natural appearance.

COSENTINO

Ideal for any coffee lover

The new Jura S8 from Faema Canada is the ideal companion for any coffee lover. Simply select your favourite beverage from the full colour touch screen and within seconds enjoy your favourite specialty coffee. The one touch options include: Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Espresso, Americano and more.

FAEMA CANADA

Thin Tile

Ranging in thickness from 3.5- to 20-mm with panel sizes between 80- by 100-cm to 160- by 320-cm, this new large-format porcelain opens the door to never before available applications for tile, merging between traditional tile design and stone slabs. ThinTile specializes in the design, supply, delivery, and installation for large thingauged porcelain tile.

THIN TILE

Beautiful designer hardware

Prima Home Hardware has elegant kitchen cabinet hardware to suit any style or design. Ranging from ring pulls, handles and knobs, all are fashioned from quality materials so that they don’t have to be replaced. Exceptional quality and a subtle artistic touch go into the design of all of their cabinet hardware.

PRIMA HOME HARDWARE

Make a bold statement in matte black or white

The sleek low-profile design of BLANCO’s POSH faucet is now available in two new finishes: full Anthracite and full White. Anthracite is the perfect matte black finish with luxurious, earthy properties. White creates an exquisite monochromatic look in light kitchens.

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Caesarstone’s revolutionary new products unveiled at IDS19

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Caesarstone’s revolutionary new products unveiled at IDS19

This year, Caesarstone unveiled some of its new products for 2019 at the Interior Design show in Toronto. Check out the new outdoor friendly quartz countertops and nanotechnology surfaces in this interview with Caesarstone’s marketing manager, Liz Margles, and our host, designer Catherine-Lucie Horber, and learn more about Caesarstone’s latest products.

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What to see at IDS 2019

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What to see at IDS 2019

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The countdown is on! Only days remain till the annual Interior Design Show, Canada’s premier showcase of design taking place Jan. 17 to 20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre but this year, in a new location in the South Building.

The show, now in its 21st year, celebrates the “Power of Design,” and is expanding its  offerings to include IDS Contract, a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition.

Here are some things to look forward to seeing at this year’s show, from some of the leading companies in the Canadian design market.

 

Caesarstone

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Luxury quartz brand Caesarstone is collaborating with award-winning Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang for its 2019 Designer Program. This year, Caesarstone dives deep into the thoughtfulness of design, food production and consumption, and how it all translates into human connection – and the first installation will debut at IDS in Toronto!

The 2019 collaboration focuses on the thoughtfulness we should have in our kitchens, whether in meal preparation or conversation shared with guests. This will be represented through the journey of the seed. The installation will take visitors on a sensory experience through memories, human connection, happiness and the environment. The honeycomb-like exhibit will focus on generating stimulation from all sensory receptors as visitors travel their path eliminating external noise and disruption and imagining themselves as a seed and connecting back to the earth.

This collaboration will showcase Caesarstone surfaces through interactive activations and practical kitchen implications immersing visitors in the application of the Caesarstone surface.

 

Blanco

IDS Blanco

Blanco Canada will unveil its bold and interactive concept space designed specifically for IDS to launch its new Silgranit colour.

The latest addition to the Silgranit colour palette is a pure, fresh, soft mid-tone providing effortless design versatility. A clean, balanced colour profile and the right mix of red and blue undertones makes it an easy colour to design with in a variety of spaces with either warm or cool colour schemes.

 

Porcelanosa

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Luxury lifestyle brand Porcelanosa brings European design styles to the show, with a glimpse of its collection of bath and tile products.  From a wide selection of tiles and mosaics to  modern bathroom and kitchen cabinetry.

Porcelanosa will also be displaying its Icon and Vintage vanities and its Noa Tanzania Wine, from its Seedwood wood-look porcelain tile collection, and Lush White Polished tile from the XLIGHT collection.

 

Cosentino

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Cosentino will unveil its latest Silestone natural quartz line colour, Eternal Noir, and will display new colour additions from the ultra-compact Dekton Industrial Collection by renowned designer and architect Daniel Germani. The Dekton line showcases Cosentino’s mastery of the industrial aesthetic, putting rough, unexpected materials such as concrete back at the forefront of design.

Launching for the first time in Canada, the new Silestone Loft Series is a sophisticated range of colours offering a unique take on the industrial and architectural look of concrete. And making its Canadian debut at IDS is the Dekton Slim, an innovative take on the ultra-compact surface with an ultra-thin thickness of just four mm.

 

Jura

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Innovation, precision, quality, reliability, sustainability and service shape the DNA of Jura – the Swiss company that is the only brand in the world to focus solely on premium super-automatic specialty coffee machines. A dedicated team of traditional coffee machine artisans produce both premium domestic and commercial espresso machines, beautifully made with meticulous care and attention to detail.

Among the highlights to see at IDS are the Rocket Espresso – the finest espresso machine in the tradition of “Fatto a Mano,” which translates to “Made by Hand.”

 

ARD Outdoor

IDS ARD Outdoor

ARD Outdoor will introduce the sophisticated designs, and visual force of Vondom at IDS 2019 and open Toronto’s first and only Vondom gallery this spring within the ARD Outdoor showroom at Dufferin & Lawrence.

Designers, architects and discerning homeowners will appreciate the quality and design in a full range tables, chairs, armchairs, modular sofas, stools, bar counters, sun loungers, planters and lamps. ARD Outdoor’s Private Label furniture continues to evolve into new collections using teak, metal and woven materials at various price points to accommodate the unique needs of each project.

 

Beauti-Tone

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Beauti-Tone Paint is launching is launching the New Simon Chang Trend Colour Collection 2019-20 and the new Coast to Coast Colour Collection at IDS, with a booth theme of Fresh Colours that will have a feel of a charming farmer’s market, encouraging all to shop local and buy fresh.

Sure to be a stand out at the show, the booth will feature a beautiful stationary bike, custom-painted to the colour of the year, Tropic of Conversation, with white tires and accents. Show visitors can hop on and take a ride, and as they pedal, the scenery changes and music plays by their own manpower.

 

Fleurco

Fleurco will showcase several new items at IDS, highlighted by the Latitude virtual grid door and the Halo medicine cabinets.

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The Latitude Virtual Grid door uses a matte black silk screen in lieu of metal bars to make it a breeze to clean. Get the look with zero hassle! It prevents water leakage, is easy to install, is reversible left or right opening and has other practical features.

The new Halo medicine cabinet line features built in, warm white LED lighting, soft close doors and is available in multiple configurations.

Also at IDS, look for Fleurco’s Opus Collection Madrigal freestanding bathtub, which marries a modern and Victorian-inspired design and the Arpeggio freestanding body-hugging design bathtub, guaranteed to wrap you in warmth.

 

Elite Window Fashions

IDS Elite Window Fasions

As a leading Canadian manufacturer of custom window covering products, Elite Window Fashions will feature functional displays of its various blinds and shades. The latest fabrics and hardware systems for Roller Shades and High-Lite Shades will be showcased, including a double roller shade system which accommodates two different kinds of fabrics inside one housing.

The Elite Smart Shades automated window coverings make a dramatic impact in any room. Not only do they add the perfect finishing touch to your decor, they also provide convenient control.

Also look for the company’s Cellular Shades and Sheer Horizontal Shades.

 

Vicostone

Quartz-based engineered stone manufacturer Vicostone is launching seven new colours in 2019 that will be featured in all three collections – the Classic, Natural and Exotic collections. The company will also be offering three new colours in a honed finish – Tartufo, Olympus White and Naxos.

The remaining four colours – Valley White, Grey Savoy, Thunder Blue and Argento, will be available in a polished finish.

Vicostone’s complete collection comprises 64 colours to choose from for endless design possibilities.

And last but not least, pick up your copy of the latest issue of Reno & Decor magazine, Canada’s home idea book at our booth 805 or throughout the show floor.

See you there!

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

Faucets, sinks and countertops – Hanstone, Caesarston, Cosentino and more

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BOUTIQUE COLLECTION

From the depths of Northern France to the streets of Yorkville, HanStone’s new Boutique Collection encapsulates the beauty and elegance of the world’s most stunning cities. Inspired by alluring destinations, this crisp and cool collection features a gorgeous array of seven new modern quartz surfaces, all with unique and striking marbled veining—perfect for elevating and adding a timeless feel to any space.

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A FUSION OF PATTERN & COLOUR

For 2018, premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has some stunning new colours: Cloudburst Concrete, Frozen Terra, Intense White and Excava (revealed at IDS18). Shown here is Frozen Terra, a fresh, concrete- terrazzo fusion of pattern and colour. An innovative look that is both stylish and playful and will complement any colour of cabinetry and hardware. Whether it’s a sleek backsplash, a textured countertop or a fresh flooring feature, their innovative quartz surfaces will enhance any kitchen. This spring, Caesarstone unveils four more colours: Topus Concrete, Airy Concrete, Excava and Flannel Grey.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

SILESTONE BY COSENTINO’S NEW SILVER LAKE

Part of Silestone by Cosentino’s new Loft Series, Silver Lake is a unique and original colour that offers a fresh and contemporary take on the industrial look of concrete. Its elegant white background is superimposed with soft nuances of grey, and features Silestone’s new Raw Texture, replicating the matte finish of concrete. Visit the website or call the Cosentino Toronto Showroom at 416.247.9090.

COSENTINO

ONCE IMPOSSIBLE, NOW POSSIBLE

Art resides at the core of Vicostone’s product development, and they aim to immortalize an artistic touch in every design. With constant innovation and unique know-how, Vicostone are pioneers in “The Art of Quartz.” Inspired by the elegance of natural travertine with a vein cut that visually resembles wood grain, this collection offers a stunning, luxurious new look with the resiliency of engineered quartz for your countertop. Available in white, cream and black.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.

AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO SPA EVERY DAY

The Delta HydroRain Two-in-One Shower Head installs in minutes with no special plumbing needed. Once installed, it provides you with a luxurious shower experience and complete control over your water with a pivoting raincan, and the option to use the raincan on its own, the showerhead on its own, or both together. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms, select retailers and online across Canada.

MASCO CANADA

NATURAL, TIMELESS BEAUTY

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

The BLANCO SOLENTA Senso is a new semi-pro faucet that provides the ultimate hands-free experience with a conveniently placed sensor control, located directly underneath the magnetic docking arm. Enjoy instant, effortless water control without touching the faucet. A simple hand movement is all it takes thanks to its reliable and sophisticated start-stop user interface.

BLANCO CANADA LTD.

A PERFECT BALANCE

Riobel is proud to present its newest powder room collection: Ciclo, a perfect balance between technical and design aspects in faucetry. The faucets in this new collection are offered in four finishes: chrome, brushed chrome, brushed gold and black, with three different types of handles: plain, fluted and knurled.

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Tips for kitchen bliss

I recently completed a tough kitchen makeover — maybe the toughest yet as it was my own personal space. Follow my tips below on how to create a space you will truly love.

I chose my appliances first. I knew I wanted something completely different and when I saw the new Fingerprint Resistant Sunset Bronze collection from Whirlpool, I made this my jumping off point. It’s the crème-de-la-crème of this kitchen. With a brushed satin finish and rose gold undertones, this fingerprint resistant suite really sets off this space.

For the walls I decided to stay true to my one true paint love – Jojo whitewash PF17 from Para. I find staying with the same colour in an open concept gives the space a cohesive and continual look.

Next, I worked with DV Kitchen and Bath to find the right cabinets for a clean, streamlined look. I decided on a flat-panel front but in trendy gloss white; the gloss helps to bounce light and creates the illusion of a larger space. Plus these cabinets are super easy to wipe down, keeping that new look and feel.

To keep the cabinets streamlined, I selected Grass soft-close hardware from their Nova Pro Scala collection. Grass is the hidden gem in any cabinet system – my cabinets push closed silently and open with a gentle touch.

For the countertop I wanted a waterfall island. I chose Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuvo for both the island, counters and backsplash. This countertop is stunning and durable and is the centre of attention in the kitchen. Choosing a primarily white countertop with white cabinets creates the illusion of a much larger space. Don’t be afraid to have your countertops the same colour as your cabinets. And make sure you have them installed properly. I too often find clients skimp on the most important part of the kitchen renovation, which is the installation. I turned to the folks at Renovare Marble and Granite, who installed my counters with complete professionalism and perfection and also create a complete custom backsplash for my space that is a serious showstopper.

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times: the faucet is the gem in the kitchen. I went with the Delta Trinsic single-handle pulldown in Champagne Bronze. The design is simply smart and elegant, with an integrated pulldown wand. Plus, the colour is a modern take on gold that pairs well with my stainless steel sink and my appliances.

I went a bit trendy with the herringbone style floor, but I used a classic and timeless marble tile to balance the trendiness. The result is amazing and ties the cupboards, countertops, closet and paint all together. This tile came from Creek Side Tile, which has a vast selection.

In my house, the HVAC piping went up through one of the kitchen walls I wanted to remove, making a full open-concept impossible. Originally I was bummed about having to keep the piping there, requiring a closet to hide it in. I now love this closet. It is a fun architectural focal point, where I was able to add display shelves and texture. To create a perfect finish and get a properly sized door for this closet, I used Metrie’s Trude Craft Collection.

Onto the stunning finishing touches. The dishware and stools were found on Wayfair Canada. They have an extensive collection of affordable options and offer free shipping. These stools are elegant, simple and have brass accents that I could not do without.

The blinds are TriLight and offer a unique combination of sheer pleated shade on the top and a honeycomb shade on the bottom. It’s like having three looks in one – all sheer, all privacy or half and half. This design is exclusive to Budget Blinds. In my kitchen I choose to go with Artcraft for lights with brass stems, accents and posts. They fit perfectly with the appliances, faucet and the accent pieces I choose – once again, tying the entire space together.

Jo Alcorn is founder and design specialist at Alcorn Home. https://alcornhome.com/

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bathrooms

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bathrooms

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AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO SPA EVERY DAY

The Delta HydroRain Two-in-One Shower Head installs in minutes with no special plumbing needed. Once installed, it provides you with a luxurious shower experience and complete control over your water with a pivoting raincan and the option to use the raincan on its own, the shower head on its own, or both together. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms, select retailers and online across Canada.

DELTA FAUCET

LAMINAM PORCELAIN SLABS

Italian-made using a high-tech patented manufacturing process that creates the most gorgeous slabs, these Stone Tile materials are easy to fabricate and extremely durable. With slabs measuring 64×128-inch and over 40 different colours available in 1/2-inch thickness, Laminam is the preferred choice of Interior Designers and Architects.

Photo: Rouleau Granite / Caroline Pilon Interior Designer

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CLASSIC CONCRETE

Robust construction finishes have become a popular choice for urban consumers, inspired by factories and lofts. Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection seamlessly revives this industrial look with its rough, tough and unpolished feel that will add an industrial edge to your bathroom. Shown here, the new 4044 Airy Concrete.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

MADE TO MEASURE

Riobel is pleased to present the new Momenti collection, a made-to-measure collection that lets you customize your faucet. Choose a round or square spout, cross or lever handle and from seven different finishes. This wide range of choices makes Momenti a versatile collection that combines quality and durability. Check out their website and create your faucet.

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PRETTY PRACTICAL

Soapstone is an excellent choice for bathroom countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

YOUR DESTINATION SHOWROOM OF ONTARIO

The Dutchmaster is elegant with a breadth of eye-catching colours that evoke a spectrum of emotions. Light, delicate details in conjunction with a dark, bold contrast offers a realistic and unique type of floral pattern that entrances its observer. Kohler once again creates a design-forward sink with quality construction.

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EXPRESS UNIQUE STYLE

X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. They offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more, from leading suppliers around the world. Open seven days a week at three spacious showrooms located conveniently near you. Let their knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.

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TIMELESS & ELEGANT

Special thought went into the details of this bathroom renovation designed and executed by Tapestry Decor. The classic marble used for the floors and walls adds texture, and the Caesarstone blizzard white used for the countertop on this custom floating vanity adds not only elegance but also function for the space.

TAPESTRY DECOR

SLEEK MODERN LINES

Fleurco introduces the all-new MERCURY bypass shower door. Available in chrome, brushed nickel and the ultra-contemporary matte-black finish. MERCURY’s sleek and modern lines will instantly become the focal point for any bathroom setting as it stands at dramatic 79- and 86-inch heights. Available in In-line, two-sided and Tub models. Bring MERCURY home today.

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RENOVATOR’S DREAM SHOP

Quartz countertops offer great beauty, value, durability and maintenance-free simplicity. Beyond Marble and Granite fabricates and installs quartz and granite countertops for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms and can customize fireplace surrounds. They can also offer a wide range of products like custom cabinetry, porcelain tile, mosaics, faucets, sinks and more. Visit BMG’s showroom in Vaughan for professional customer service and competitive pricing.

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A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION

Bathroom fixtures continue to transform, knocking off what we believe is a typical shower or a faucet, transforming the space and adding character. Current trends fuse unique contemporary designs with eye-catching finishes that are not simply for looks, but offers value. Rose gold, antique gold, matte black are some of the popular bathroom fixtures offered at Amati Canada.

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Caesarstone announces new 2018 collection - The Metropolitan Collection

Caesarstone announces new 2018 collection – The Metropolitan Collection

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Caesarstone announces new 2018 collection – The Metropolitan Collection

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.

The new collection offers surfaces with a rough, tough and unpolished feel that will add an industrial edge to your readers’ kitchens, bathrooms and more. Not just for downtown condos, the Metropolitan collection can give readers the same industrial feeling in their home outside the city.

Each sturdy surface in the Metropolitan Collection has been designed to reflect the authentic patinas of industrial materials. The variations in appearance capture real depth and movement, revealing different qualities that make each slab unique. By innovating cutting-edge technology exclusive to Caesarstone, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for the very first time.


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Product Showcase: Kitchens

Product Showcase: Kitchens

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Product Showcase: Kitchens

by Rise Levy

Timeless & Elegant

Let Tapestry Decor bring your ideas to life. Special thought went into the details of this kitchen renovation designed and executed by Tapestry Decor. Rich textures, stone work, gorgeous floors, and how to accessorize for the final touches. Tapestry adds not only elegance but also function to any space.

TAPESTRY DECOR
TapestryDecor.ca

Focus On Quality & Fine Detail

For over 50 years, Irpinia Kitchens has evolved into a cabinet manufacturer with a focus on quality and fine detail, serving a network of dealers and clients both in Canada and internationally. From ultra-contemporary to very ornate traditional designs, the versatility of their product will enable you to achieve that special colour or detail to reflect your unique personality.

IRPINIA KITCHENS
Irpinia.com

A Fusion Of Pattern & Colour

For 2018, premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has some stunning new colours: Cloudburst Concrete, Frozen Terra, Intense White and Excava (revealed at IDS18). Shown here is Frozen Terra, a fresh concrete-terrazzo fusion of pattern and colour. An innovative look that is both stylish and playful and will complement any colour of cabinetry and hardware. Whether it’s a sleek backsplash, a textured countertop or a fresh flooring feature, their innovative quartz surfaces will enhance any kitchen.

CAESARSTONE CANADA
Caesarstone.ca

Modern Custom Made Collection

AyA Kitchens’ high-end brand Avanti was created to better serve the luxury kitchen market. Known for its highly curated, strictly modern, custom-made collection featuring clean lines, warm textures, movement and fine hidden details, Avanti is reenvisioning modern kitchen living spaces across North America.

AYA KITCHENS & BATHS
AyaKitchens.com
AvaniKitchens.com

Can’t Believe It’s Ikea Eh?

If IKEA were a smartphone, then Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory would be the must-have kitchen enhancement app! Finally, you can get the custom look without the custom price. Choose from an endless selection of colours and door styles made to fit IKEA Cabinets. Full-service from design to installation provided or order your Genuine Vangarde Doors and Panels made to fit your IKEA design.

VANGARDE CABINET DESIGN & FACTORY INC.
Vangarde.ca
info@vangarde.ca

Versatile Design

Designed for beauty and engineered for reality, American Standard introduces the new hands-free Avery kitchen faucet. Designed with touchless Selectronic functionality, the Avery faucet turns the water on or off with a wave of a hand, offering a two-function spray with a pause button. The faucet’s versatile design lends itself beautifully to a variety of design settings, available in polished chrome or stainless steel finishes.

AMERICAN STANDARD
AmericanStandard.ca

Pretty Practical

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY
GreensvilleSoapstone.com

Tile Makeover

X-Tile Canada, with three locations in Toronto and Mississauga, offers a wide range of ceramic, glass, metal, porcelain, natural stone, and mosaic tiles, including 13-x13-inch Porcelain Tile and 12-x24-inch Italian Porcelain Tiles. Open seven days a week.

X-TILE CANADA
X-Tile.net

The Next Evolution of Sensor Technology

The BLANCO SOLENTA Senso is a new semi-pro faucet that provides the ultimate hands-free experience with a conveniently placed sensor control, located directly underneath the magnetic docking arm. Enjoy instant, effortless water control without touching the faucet. A simple hand movement is all it takes, thanks to its reliable and sophisticated start-stop user interface.

BLANCO CANADA LTD.
BlancoCanada.com

ONCE IMPOSSIBLE, NOW POSSIBLE

Art resides at the core of Vicostone’s product development, and they aim to immortalize an artistic touch in every design. With constant innovation and unique know-how, Vicostone are pioneers in “The Art of Quartz.” Inspired by the elegance of natural travertine with a vein cut that visually resembles wood grain, this collection offers a stunning, luxurious new look with the resiliency of engineered quartz for your countertop. Available in white, cream and black.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.

vicostone.ca

INDUSTRIAL LOOK

The Riobel Bistro kitchen faucet is perfect for an industrial look and makes a real statement. It offers a two-jet handspray and is available in three different finishes. Its flexible swing spout gives this faucet a wide range of motion and the pull-out spray extends the range even further. Riobel: brilliantly modern.

RIOBEL

riobel.ca

CUSTOM CRAFTSMANSHIP

Perola Kitchens & Interiors use world-class custom craftsmanship to design, build and install exquisite and high-quality kitchens and cabinetry. From contemporary to transitional kitchens, their expertise and unsurpassed quality make them leaders in kitchen remodelling.

PEROLA KITCHENS

perolakitchens.com

INNOVATIVE, ULTRA COMPACT

Dekton by Cosentino introduces a new colour, Fossil, a textured gray stone with fossil-like organisms, reminiscent of ancient times. Its mottled pattern gives naturalness to any space, offering both beauty and personality. Dekton is an innovative, ultra-compact surface used for both interior and exterior applications, such as kitchen countertops, flooring, wall cladding, fireplace surrounds and bathrooms. Dekton is highly stain-, scratch- and heat-resistant.

COSENTINO

dekton.ca

CUSTOMIZE YOUR KITCHEN

Allstyle Cabinet Doors has created a “Retro-Fit” solution for fully customizing the look of IKEA cabinets. Allstyle offers alternative styles and material options to create the kitchen design you desire. The flexibility of combining standard cabinetry with finely crafted doors creates a stunning result.

ALLSTYLE CABINET DOORS

allstyle.ca

NATURALLY CANADIAN

Canada’s premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state-of-the-art facility in London, Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. With over 40 unique colours and patterns to draw inspiration from, paired with a lifetime residential warranty, it’s no wonder HanStone is the natural choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Locally Made, Distinctly Beautiful, Naturally Canadian.

HANSTONE CANADA

hanstone.ca

RENOVATOR’S DREAM SHOP

Beyond Marble and Granite is committed to finding the ideal kitchen or bath design to suit your budget and lifestyle. Offering a wide selection of quartz and granite countertops, BMG also has a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes, porcelain tile, faucets, sinks, and more. The team at BMG believe that every project deserves to be a masterpiece, whether big or small. They fabricate and install countertops for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, and also customize fireplace surrounds. Installing quartz or granite countertops adds value and beauty to any room in your home, office or cottage. Visit BMG’s showroom in Vaughan or Mississauga for great deals.

BEYOND MARBLE & GRANITE

beyondmarbleandgranite.com

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY

Amati Canada has curated a line for your kitchen that will evoke an emotional response. Their showroom space is a unique experience. Escape the ordinary is their theme this year. Shown here, LITZE BY BRIZO. Luxury & Affordability

AMATI CANADA

AmatiCanada.com

SMOOTH SOPHISTICATION

Delta’s Trinsic PRO Collection combines rugged industrial design with smooth sophistication, creating a distinct aura of a gourmet cooking space. Shown here, the Trinsic PRO in the Black Stainless finish, capturing the effortless silhouette with smart features exclusive to Delta.

DELTA FAUCET

deltafaucet.ca


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Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

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Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

CAESARSTONE X SNARKITECTURE:

Caesarstone’s project with New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture for their 2018 Designer Program will focus on the icon of the modern home: the kitchen island. The collaboration will present a realistic and practical interpretation of Caesarstone, one that looks at the functionality of the kitchen, while drawing from Snarkitecture’s signature blend of architecture and art. IDS18 attendees will get a preview of the first instalment of the collaboration before a large-scale version debuts at Milan Design Week later this year.


DESIGNBOOM MART:

designboom brings back its international design market, offering 30 creative professionals from all over the world introducing their new products to the Canadian market. A unique interactive platform or emerging and established designers to test their new ideas, visitors can purchase the self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers. Expect to be drawn in by the innovative design of the booth, painted in designboom yellow.


THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN LIVING – TREEHOUSE

Multiple-time Interior Design Show Best Booth winner, AyA Kitchens and Baths, has confirmed that it will join forces with U31 Design and Cleaf by Weston Premium Woods for The Future of Canadian Living. Inspired by the culturally diverse makeup of Toronto, The Future of Canadian Living will feature a series of pod-like spaces to resemble a 15-foot high treehouse. Through the intersection of texture, height and space, each pod will represent archetypal characters of traditional rooms – a kitchen, a bathroom and a library.


MIELE’S DIALOG OVEN REVOLUTIONIZES THE FUTURE KITCHEN

Miele presents an absolute world’s first: The Dialog oven with innovative M Chef Technology revolutionizes the art of cooking. Miele household appliances have always stood for the very best: premium quality, outstanding durability – made for those who love to be on the leading edge. Discover a pioneering cooking appliance with revolutionary technology that sets new standards in culinary excellence through in-person product demos.


HOW BRIGHT IS OUR FUTURE?:

Visitors will encounter a dark forest of blade-like fixtures at this thought-provoking exhibit that asks them to react to the most promising and terrifying changes that will form part of our future. Through touch-technology, the exhibit will measure an emotional response to the changes that will define our future, and share it through a visual experience within the installation.


SARAH RICHARDSON X MONOGRAM:

You don’t have to travel to Italy to experience gourmet pizza, you can enjoy it at home with Monogram Canada. Celebrity designer, Sarah Richardson, is creating two custom gourmet kitchens with the luxury appliance brand, including one inspired by a couture pizzeria featuring the Monogram Pizza Oven at this year’s show. Exclusive to the brand, the Monogram pizza oven is designed to match the capabilities of the best restaurant pizza ovens, giving homeowners restaurant-quality performance in their own kitchens. Drop by the booth to see the new oven in person and enjoy delicious pizza samples (select times).


MAKER:

Maker returns for its fourth instalment at IDS18, curated by designmilk. Maker features the work of artisanal North American design stars who produce their own work in small batches with limited distribution. This year’s Makers include 1925Workbench, Atelier Bussiere, Charuk & Ford, Christopher Solar Designs, Kastella, Kroft, Luxi Studioworks, Miles & May, Objects and Ideas, and PELLE.


STUDIO NORTH & PROTOTYPE:

Studio North and Prototype is the marketplace to showcase custom work and limited-edition collections to the design industry, media and a discerning design audience. Over 65 Canadian and international designers of the highest calibre present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a gallery-like setting. Studio North and Prototype participants are provided with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a panel of international industry leaders and design experts.


THE CLOVER PAVILION BY ONTARIO WOOD:

The IDS18 ON Wood Display is the next step in an ongoing applied research into light-weight, hybrid spatial structures inspired by natural and biological systems. The Clover Pavilion is a grouping of partially enclosed floral display areas that feature tension-activated plywood petals. The project seeks to infuse wood design, one of Ontario’s enduring craft traditions, with experimental ideas and techniques from engineering and material systems theory. Technology and craft are developed together to produce a rich sequence of spaces that are responsive to visitors and highlight the varied Ontario Wood prototypes and artifacts on display.


CANADIAN BY NATURE: THE BEST IN NEW ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of IDS, this exhibition brings together some of the most talented designers and studios, whether practicing in Canada or abroad that represent the best of Canadian design today. Curated by Paul Makovsky, Vice President of Design of Metropolis magazine, the exhibition showcases the work of over 50 architecture and design studios–both emerging and established–to explore how considerations of sustainability, conscientious uses of materials and design philosophies can create projects and products that truly stand out, in terms of both their aesthetics and design.


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