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Trends vs Tastes

Deciphering design trends from design tastes

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Deciphering design trends from design tastes

With all the marketing material, colours and new products that are available, it can be daunting. And, as design professionals we need to decipher it all, and recommend colour stories and design that is both trend worthy and true to our clients’ tastes.

Authenticity

Incorporating both trends and taste into a design, inspires our creativity with the need to allow our clients’ individuality and unique style to come through. We are seeing more of this authenticity in current design, incorporating artful arrangements of statement pieces that are unique to the client.

As designers, we can benefit from the collaborative research of the Color Marketing Group, which indicates the direction that colour will be taking for up to three years in advance of it reaching the marketplace. By understanding the forces of social, political, economic and environmental influences that drive these colour trends, we can then use that to build colour palettes that have meaning and longevity.

Connectivity

We have a need to stay connected, and with the push and pull of technology, it, too, impacts colour trends. We are all so attached to our devices, and the instant connectivity that it provides. However, we are also looking for an escape from it, and a stronger connection to nature and simpler times.

Health and Green Living

A return to home gardening has become more prevalent with the continued focus on health and wellness, and what we’re putting into our bodies. Preparing, and sharing, meals has always been a highlight of social gatherings. Gardens are being designed to accentuate our outdoor living spaces, as well. Even pots on the balcony are being filled with a mix of ornamental and edible plants. Gardening isn’t limited to outdoors. Lush, living walls are a definite feature. By incorporating shelving and the appropriate lighting, we can grow herbs and vegetables inside our homes. And, the fresh palette of the garden is trend-worthy. Greens and yellows are being used as an undertone, by transitioning the steely grey of the past several years and warming it with hints of yellow. Deep, rich hues, or light, pastel colours, inject a message of growth and optimism.

Nostalgia

A return to rusted, time-worn colours add richness and warmth, and a nod to the value of the past. Artisanal and home-made elements are making a comeback. By incorporating special mementos and heirloom items, clients are able to showcase these cherished items.

The new Terra Cotta serves as the perfect transition, and pairs seamlessly with the still-popular blush pinks, as well as fresher, lighter versions.

Earth

We are also seeing an emergence of natural materials, particularly wood mixed with polished and reflective surfaces. From rustic to refined, and casual to contemporary, wood adds a depth of texture.

Black has not gone out of style. The new, almost-black, is less harsh and grounds the environment, especially when paired with earth tones or pastels, and then dressed with satin gold to accentuate.

It’s important while offering a design reflecting current trends, that we tell the clients’ stories by creating unique spaces with the use of authentic pieces and colours that best reflect their personality.

JANICE FEDAK is a designer, trend researcher and speaker. She has a diverse background in Colour & Design and creates impactful and artistic residential, commercial and retail spaces.

She is the owner of Janice Fedak, Colour & Design in Toronto and shares her forecasts and inspiring insight through her training seminars, presentations and design consultations, across North America.

@janice_fedak


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Toronto Fall Home Show 2019 ReCap

“Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show ReCap

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“Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show ReCap

On October 4 to 6, at the Toronto Fall Home Show, RENO & DECOR magazine hosted Design Intervention. Design and decor experts provided free 15-minute consultations to our guests. Attendees brought in photos, samples, and floorplans to ensure they optimized their appointments.

The booth was designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber, principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd. The inspiration was a multi-functional industrial loft, open-concept layout.

We are so happy and thankful to have participated in the 2019 Fall Home Show with RENO & DECOR magazine. It was great to meet and help customers with their renovation and design dilemmas. Our Industrial and rustic fall colour inspired booth design pleased our crowd and we are grateful to all of the sponsors who helped bring our vision to reality!



RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following experts:

Catherine-Lucie Horber
Daneyka Lazier
Elaine Bergen
Elizabeth Munro
Elsie Cheng
Fredi Fazli
Glen Peloso
Janice Fedak
Kristiina Roosimaa
Linda Mazur
Maria Perketa
Michael Upshall
Rebecca Hay
Rosalia Fazzari
Terry Edward Briceland
Tracy O’Brien
Yvonne Whelan



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


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2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

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RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention” at the 2019 Toronto Fall Home Show

The Fall Home show takes place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place from October 4 to 6, 2019. Don’t forget to visit the RENO & DECOR booth # 1319 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Our Design Intervention booth will be the backdrop for design and decor experts offering free 15-minute consultations to our guests. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you optimize this opportunity of expert design advice.

The Design Intervention booth will be designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber, principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd.. The inspiration for the booth design at the show will be an industrial loft, which makes the best use of space utilization in a condo-style open-concept layout offering multi functional needs.

Royal Interior Design Ltd. is a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

RENO & DECOR Experts

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 12 noon – 3 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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


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National Home Show 2019 ReCap

National Home Show 2019 ReCap

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National Home Show 2019 ReCap

Designer Catherine-Lucie Horber created a luxurious his-and-her master bathroom and sleek customized closet (mainly for her!) for our RENO & DECOR booth at the National Home Show in March. For 10 days, designers offered free 15-minute design consultations to home show participants.

Catherine-Lucie is principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

 

Thank you Catherine-Lucie for the sophisticated booth design as well as a big thank you to all the wonderful design experts who dedicated their time and talent to the Design Intervention booth.

On March 8th BILD held its annual Renovation and Custom Home awards luncheon at the Enercare Centre. The event kicks off the National Home Show on opening day where the GTA’s top renovators and custom home builders are recognized by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Mayor John Tory was one of the guest speakers at the event, and RENO & DECOR sponsors the awards luncheon every year and our team happily presented the awards to the winners in each category.

A big thanks to all the Sponsors of Design Intervention:


Thank you to all the Designers who participated:


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Janice Fedak design tour of Bonneville feature home

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Janice Fedak design tour of Bonneville feature home

Join Janice Fedak as she takes us on a design tour of the Feature Home built by Bonneville at the GTA Home & Reno show.

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

National Home Show 2019 preview

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National Home Show 2019 preview

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:
What’s Your Design Dilemma

Enercare Centre from March 8 to 17, 2019

Thinking of tackling that big renovation project this spring? Looking at sprucing up the décor in your home? Before you do anything, come visit the design experts at Design Intervention. Bring your photos, samples and floor plans to booth 4118 and book your free 15 minute consultation!

This year’s feature is being designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber.

Catherine is principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

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Designers taking part in Design Intervention:

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 3p.m. – 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Be sure to catch Catherine-Lucie Horber and her business partner Mirna Mensour of Posh Revived on stage on March 12 & 15 at 1 p.m.


Show Special!

Vanities from Posh Revived, Hardware from Handle this and a FREE design consult from Catherine-Lucie Horber! Click here for more details.


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Redefining Kitchen Design

Redefining kitchen design – new world technology and old world values

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Redefining kitchen design – new world technology and old world values

Every day new technology provides us with faster and better ways of impacting all aspects of our lives; we cannot live without these new advances, yet the complexity of it all had made us yearn for the simplicity of what came before.

The “Connected Home” has become a fashionable buzzword. There is a greater connection on so many levels – connection to technology, connection to the earth and connection to one another. And with the kitchen becoming the embraced hub of this connectivity, kitchen design has never been more exciting.

We are utilizing technology and innovation, seamlessly incorporating the most fundamental use of the kitchen; domestic is back in style and kitchens are multi-functional. It’s no longer just a kitchen. It’s a Live-Kitchen, Social-Kitchen, Smart-Kitchen, Working-Kitchen, and Family-Respect-for-Food Kitchen. And most importantly, we are ‘Living’ in the kitchen.

As we all know, the faster life gets, the more important ‘time’ becomes. With clever kitchen design, we are more conscious of how we use this meaningful space. We are returning to the kitchen, and with purpose. Fast food is out, and thoughtful slow cooking is in. We are growing our own produce, whether in gardens, planters, or window pots. We are spending time in this redefined room, sharing conversation, food preparation, cooking and living together.

This year, at the trade show Eurocucina in Milan, evidence of this direction in kitchens was consistently featured by all the industry leaders. Trends supporting kitchens that are adaptable and conducive to socializing were seen throughout. Kitchen islands, expanding into tables or sliding open exposing grills and cooktops with seating around allowing for communal and collaborative cooking. The overarching theme was being able to cook while entertaining and socializing with friends and family within the space. Styles were comfortable, welcoming and uber-functional.

Fresh herbs and micro greens, artfully and organically displayed on decorative shelving, beneath LED lighting, took the gardening trend to a new level by encouraging food preparation of home-grown produce, even if natural light is limited within your space.

And installations of LED lighting was shining its light in expected and unexpected spaces. Strip channel lighting within cabinetry gables and open shelving, illuminating the insides of drawers and activated upon opening, or by remote. Creative lighting to feature transparent shelving that appeared invisible, sporting colour blocked cookware that seemed to be magically floating within the cabinetry. The beauty of this application was that the décor was actually everyday used items; practical and tastefully placed.

The predominant trend, however, was the resourceful use of vertical space within the kitchen, allowing this multi-functional room to remain steam-lined and uncluttered looking, yet filled with all of the necessities of a kitchen. In particular, kitchen backsplashes were being used as stylish storage, with sliding doors, or motorized panels concealing and revealing, dishes, utensils, pantry items and small appliances – all beautifully organized, easily accessible, and out of sight when not in use. While most only used the minimal depth along the back of the counter, other systems retracted down, within the back depth of lower cabinets. An inventive use of space that’s typically difficult to reach.

And lastly, cutting-edge technology is taking the modern kitchen to a whole new level. With the installation of reactors in an over island hood, which automatically interface the countertop below, kitchen islands are being transformed. With the touch of a finger, activate induction cooking, select temperatures, operate small appliances, connect to online resources, read mail, watch cooking videos, charge electronic devices and so much more! Imagine a kitchen island that can cook and chill food, and then when not in use becomes a normal countertop, without any external knobs – innovation at its best… and easy to keep clean!

It’s so inspiring to see this blending of ideology that will enhance lifestyle, our connectivity and allow the next generation of kitchens to be innovatively designed and lived-in organically and purposefully.

JANICE FEDAK is a Designer, Trend Researcher and Speaker. She has a diverse background in Colour & Design and creates impactful and artistic residential, commercial and retail spaces.

She is the owner of Janice Fedak, Colour & Design in Toronto and shares her forecasts and inspiring insight through her training seminars, presentations, and design consultations across North America.

Twitter: @janice_fedak

Instagram: janicefedak


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HomeFest 2018

RENO & DECOR Presents “Design Intervention” at the new HomeFest 2018

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RENO & DECOR Presents “Design Intervention” at the new HomeFest 2018

HomeFest runs from Friday, November 2nd, 2018 to Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Reno & Decor is thrilled to be offering Design Intervention at the first ever HomeFest. Whether you are looking for holiday decorating ideas or thinking about doing an addition to your home, Design Intervention is your one-stop-shop for all of your design dilemmas. Our design and décor specialists will be on hand each day from 11am – 6pm to offer you a FREE 15 minute consultation to help get you started on your next project. So be sure to come prepared with your photos, floor plans and samples to ensure you get the most out of your time. Consultation appointments can be made in advance at the Design Intervention booth #350.

We look forward to seeing you at HomeFest! Click here to get free tickets to Homefest.

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 – ReCap

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National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 – ReCap

RENO & DECOR Magazine presented “Design Intervention”

Rebecca Hay – RENO & DECOR booth designer

I thoroughly enjoyed designing RENO & DECOR’s – Design Intervention booth this year for the National Home Show.

Inspired by lakeside living, the booth was a unique “cottagey” space with shiplap walls, comfortable and classy furnishings and great colourful decor items like handcrafted cottage themed pillows. The summer’s night sky mural and charming check bedroom walls added unique touches typical of a lux Muskoka retreat.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came in to enjoy our little cottage and talk design!


Winners of the Contests:

  • The Velux skylight and installation – Maria T of Mississauga
  • A 2 hour in-home design consultation with Rebecca Hay – Bethany L of Toronto
  • A gift card and bench from UpCountry – Sandra S of Toronto



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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VIDEO: Janice Fedak with RENO & DECOR – Canada’s Home Idea Book

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VIDEO: Janice Fedak with RENO & DECOR – Canada’s Home Idea Book

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