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What to see at Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2020

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What to see at Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2020

Every year we look forward with much anticipation to IDS to discover so many great new design products and ideas. Here are a few things to see and do:

Reno & Decor Magazine and Ontario Design – come see us at booth 738

Homes Publishing Group is proud to be a Media Sponsor of IDS20 and has been with the show since it began 22 years ago. This year, we have teamed up with The Collective, a new innovative designer workspace located in Toronto’s design district.

Please visit our booth 738 and pick up copies of our 2020 edition of the Ontario Design Trade Sourcebook and the latest issue of RENO & DECOR magazine and enter our booth contest for a chance to win BLANCO’s NEW Rivana faucet.

Caesarstone Canada

Leading quartz brand Caesarstone is one of the shows biggest sponsors and can’t be missed. Their latest designer collaboration is truly a dream partnership. Caesarstone is thrilled to be working with celebrated potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler. It’s a deeply engaging and highly Instagrammable installation that transports you into a vibrant fantasy world called Dreamland.

Drop by their booth as well to check out some of their new products and drop by to listen to some the many conference speakers on the Caesarstone Stage.


BLANCO Canada (Booth 1444-1448)

Always an innovative booth to visit, BLANCO will immerse the industry and consumers in a romantic tale with the kitchen sink through an experiential space, while underscoring the company’s reputation and dedication to quality, service, design, and innovation. They will also provide visitors with an empathic, voice-activated exhibit. A mini outdoor oasis titled “As Well”

Two new product lines will be on display. BLANCO’s CATRIS FLEXO faucet and their new RIVANA Collection. Both are semi-professional faucet lines with unique styling.



Fleurco (Booth 1644)

Fleurco will be showing several new products including their Latitude Pivot shower doors, Luna lighted medicine cabinet and the uniquely shaped, Lucite acrylic, Aria Rhapsody bathtub.

Latitude Pivot
Latitude Pivot
Aria Rhapsody
Aria Rhapsody

The Latitude Pivot has the stylish, black grid, silk screen design we love in their other shower door models but with an in and out 90-degree pivoting system and their shatter retention technology (S.r.t.) glass for added protection.

Their Luna lighted medicine cabinet features soft close hinges, LED lighting with an on/off touch switch with dimmer and can be wall mounted or recessed.


Cosentino Canada (Booth 2016)

Cosentino a global leader in surfaces, will have an interactive outdoor kitchen display designed by Urban Bonfire featuring Dekton and highlighting beautiful surface aesthetics available for outdoor living and entertainment.

New products include their ultra-compact Dekton Liquid Collection featuring 3 new colours – Liquid Sky, Liquid Shell and Liquid Embers. This new collection visualizes and makes tangible the power of liquid through swirls, ripples and fluidity. Also being shown will be the latest colours to join the Silestone quartz line – Et Bella and Et Do’r in the popular Eternal Collection.

Dekton- Liquid Sky
Dekton- Liquid Sky


And last but not least, a reminder to pick up your copy of the latest issue of Reno & Decor magazine, Canada’s home idea book at our booth 738 or throughout the show floor.

See you there!


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DESIGN: The Kitchens of 2019

The Kitchens of 2019: From vintage vibes to modern drama

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The Kitchens of 2019: From vintage vibes to modern drama

Each year sees the introduction of new colours, finishes and trends. Some are easy to blend into our existing decor and others far more costly or complex. Kitchens are one of my favourite rooms to design, and this year we are seeing kitchens continue on their pared-back journey, giving us a well-loved, well-used aesthetic that is not only comfortable but invites you to stay, relax and entertain.

Wood plays a large part in the kitchens of 2019. Natural wood and white kitchen combinations are making a large impact in kitchen design. The two-tone kitchen looks warm up the plain white-on-white kitchens of late and, paired with open shelving and well-curated accessories, your kitchen will be sure to be a statement maker. As much as white maintains its coarse this year, black is boldly settling in as a stable force in kitchen design. Whether it’s black faucets, hardware, accessories or cabinetry, we just can’t get enough of it. Matte black cabinetry is a current favourite of mine; to say that it is striking seems to be an understatement. As in fashion, black goes with everything! Whether your style is classic, modern, industrial or rustic, adding black to your kitchen will definitely create drama.

Texture is a big influencer in kitchens this year as well. Our fondness for barnboard continues to be apparent as its worn look creates a calm yet welcoming environment that is both versatile and timeless. Iron, steel and other raw metals are also making appearances this year. Their raw finish adds a beautiful patina and accents the pared-down look we are seeing in kitchens. Also popular are countertops which have taken on an industrial vibe resembling concrete, iron and amazing textural finishes as seen here with this countertop by Dekton from Cosentino.

While on the topic of metals, mixing metals is a hot topic not just in kitchens but in design for 2019. When it comes to hardware, lighting or accessories, pewter, copper, black and gunmetal are the new favourites and mix well with the continuing popularity of aged brass. The blending of different metals and finishes adds to the trend towards a vintage vibe in our kitchens. Mixed wood tones, rattans, vintage inspired lighting, hand-made tiles and worn-look accessories all create a beautiful retro inspired aesthetic that exudes comfort.

When it comes to our millwork, 2019 sees us continuing with the movement towards creatively concealed storage, seamlessly integrated vents that artfully charm our kitchens; and lots and lots of open shelving. Removing the upper cabinetry and installing opening shelving lets us display well-appointed collections of worn pottery, aged silver pieces or an array of vintage stemware. This creates a relaxed, edgy yet sophisticated look to our spaces.

Colour has and will be a big show-stopper when it comes to cabinetry. While white is always classic, and matte black cabinetry is the hot new kitchen craze, we also have amazing earthy greens and blues making their appearance, and rich deep greys continue to be a favourite. Accent these fabulous colours with geometric tiles – everything from hexagons to triangles, or a simple square tile in a beautiful hand-made finish.

Whatever inspires you this year in the world of kitchen design you are sure to find that the choices are abundant, the combinations are endless and they all encourage us to create livable spaces that are still luxurious but with a personality that exudes an inviting, “laid-back” charm!

Linda Mazur is an award-winning, nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.



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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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Contemporary. Minimal. Enduring. Bring the beauty of Caesarstone into your home in a new way with the limited edition Wall Clock collection. It’s style that goes beyond the surface. Shown here, 5211 Noble Grey.



PUSH, TURN, SHOWER—The intuitive GROHE SmartControl Shower System features direct control of each shower outlet and a personalized volume setting. Simply push to stop and start, and turn to adjust the water flow. GROHE TurboStat technology delivers your desired water temperature within a fraction of a second. Now that’s smart!



The BLANCO LIVEN laundry sink will add new life to your laundry room. Designed for modern laundry rooms, the LIVEN features gently curved corners for cleaning convenience. This dual-mount, 12-inch deep sink is made of SILGRANIT (natural granite composite material) and is available in seven colours.



Bathrooms are becoming an extension of one’s self; a reflection of your style, attitude and boldness. Satin Gold expresses one’s confidence and success, yet creates an inviting sensation to the senses. Amati Canada brings out the best in Satin Gold, from the faucets to bathtubs, and their showroom space is a very fine and exclusive experience.



Thanks to its versatile design, the Genius Shower from Riobel blends in perfectly with all bathroom decors. This high-tech shower system is sure to satisfy all expectations. Simple and user-friendly–two words that perfectly sum up the Genius Shower. Its digital keypad is so easy to handle that everyone in the family will be able to use it.



Part of the Dekton by Cosentino Natural Collection, the new colour offering Opera replicates the look of elegant Italian Carrara marble and boasts the extraordinary new soft-touch finish from Dekton, Velvet Texture. Simple light-grey veining adds depth and a unique contrast to the creamy white surface for a classic understated finish.



Fusion Stone is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your home, inside and out. Utilizing a patented system of thin-stone veneer, it is easily installed with the included stainless-steel clips and screws. Available in three distinct types, all backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, Fusion Stone can be installed on both new and existing wall assemblies.



One of the leading quartz surface manufacturers and trendsetters in kitchen countertops, Vicostone has introduced their 2018 NEW design series, including Nero Marquina BQ8740 and other charming vein colours. With up to 93 per cent of nature’s finest pure quartz, a Vicostone countertop is the most scratch-resistant and durable surface available. The colour ‘black’ is not only considered a “must-have” in any designer’s collection but also has “high-fashion status” with the combination of pure black and magical, unique white veins. The design has successfully mimicked the beauty of natural stone and is a perfect choice for a dramatic kitchen.



Introducing one of Kohler’s newest collections, Composed. This gorgeous bathroom faucet epitomizes the ever-popular minimalist design with refined curves making it an elegant, timeless piece. Atlantis Bath Centre is showcasing several pieces from the new Composed collection. Visit the Atlantis nearest you to get started on your new bathroom renovation, featuring the Kohler Composed collection.



Wash two loads at once with the LG TwinWash, featuring the LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer, specifically designed to wash small, custom-care laundry loads. Acting as a pedestal stand for your full-size washer, you can wash delicate items separately from your normal loads. You can choose to run the LG Sidekick by itself or at the same time as larger, family-sized loads.



The Solna Kitchen Collection by Brizo brings sleek Scandinavian style to the culinary space with articulating faucet architecture. Designed to bring greater versatility to common kitchen tasks, the articulating arm offers a larger range of movement than a traditional pull-down faucet, letting you perfectly position the faucet for any task at hand. Visit brizo. com for more information. Available at The Water Closet Showrooms.



Ideal for modern living spaces, the Tommy Collection from Delta adds an unmistakably bold statement of confidence. Designed with the Canadian market in mind, this faucet collection, which includes a high-arc kitchen faucet, two lavatory faucet options and a shower system, has a fresh, resourceful design that will be a complement to any smart interior. Now available in the smooth, slick and awesomely onyx matte-black finish, the Tommy Collection is available at plumbing showrooms across Canada.



Canada’s premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state-ofthe- art facility in London, Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. With over 50 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.



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Dekton® by Cosentino

Dekton® by Cosentino

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Introducing Two New Marble-Inspired Colours, Opera and Natura 

TORONTO, ON. (November 1, 2017) – Cosentino, the global leader in the production and distribution of surfaces for the world of architecture and design, introduces two new striking colours for its ultra-compact surface brand, Dekton®.

The new additions join Dekton®’s existing Natural and XGloss Natural collections, offering a range of unique designs boasting excellent technical properties expected of the revolutionary ultra-compact surface brand. Created from a sophisticated blend of inorganic materials using an innovative ultra-compaction process, Dekton® has a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock. These benefits ensure its surfaces are durable and very easy to maintain, offering a wealth of possibilities for both internal and external projects, including flooring, façades, wall cladding and countertops.


Part of the Dekton Natural Collection, Opera is inspired by the current desire for marble interiors, taking inspiration from elegant Italian Carrara marble and boasting the extraordinary new soft touch finish from Dekton®, Velvet Texture. Simple, light grey veining adds depth and interest to the creamy white surface for a classic understated finish.


Part of the XGloss Naturals Collection, Natura replicates the style of marble with soft grey veining accentuating the classic white surface, offering a lustrous polished finish. With all the benefits of Dekton®’s technical characteristics, the colour’s reflective nature is due to the nano-technological treatment and mechanical polishing process it undergoes, resulting in a crystal-like shine.

Combined with the strength and stain resistance of Dekton®, the product provides exceptional performance paired with unique characteristics. This includes water repellent properties, ensuring an impressive resistance to stains. The nano-coating process and mechanical polishing also enhances Dekton®’s colour.

About Dekton® by Cosentino

The Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface is a new and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of becoming a global leader in the world of architecture and design both for indoor and outdoor spaces.

Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large format (up to 126 in x 56 in) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm). It as superior technical characteristics: resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains, thermal shock and very low water absorption.

All of these characteristics unique to Dekton® are present thanks to the technology used in its production, which has been developed exclusively by the Cosentino Group’s R&D department. Dekton® is manufactured with Technology of Sinterized Particles (TSP), an innovative ultra-compaction process. This contributes greatly to the fact that Dekton® is a completely revolutionary product; it is durable, very easy to maintain, and has potential for both indoor and outdoor uses including flooring, façades, wall cladding and countertops.

The prestigious architect and designer Daniel Libeskind used Dekton in the creation of “Beyond The Wall”, his only work in the Iberian Peninsula. Dekton® is sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”, where more than 430,000 sq. ft. of the product have been used in different areas such as the façades, flooring and other coverings.

Dekton XGloss has obtained Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016


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